Chigwell (UK Parliament constituency)

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Chigwell
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1955–February 1974
Number of members one
Replaced by Brentwood and Ongar and Epping Forest
Created from Chelmsford and Woodford

Chigwell was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1974. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The seat was merged into the new Epping Forest constituency with the majority of the old Epping seat.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency consisted of the Urban District of Chigwell and the Rural District of Ongar.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1955: Chigwell [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Biggs-Davison 19,503 52.5 n/a
Labour Co-op Douglas Clark 17,628 47.5 n/a
Majority 1,875 5.0 n/a
Turnout 37,131 79.7 n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1959: Chigwell [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Biggs-Davison 23,422 56.7 +4.2
Labour Tony Harman 17,860 43.3 −4.2
Majority 5,562 13.5
Turnout 41,282 82.2 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing +4.2

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Chigwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Biggs-Davison 20,699 47.3 −9.4
Labour Eric Moonman 16,978 38.8 −4.4
Liberal Gudrun Claire Collis 6,058 13.9 +13.9
Majority 3,721 8.5
Turnout 43,735 81.9 −0.3
Conservative hold Swing −2.5
General Election 1966: Chigwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Biggs-Davison 20,906 47.2 −0.1
Labour Eric Deakins 18,338 41.4 +2.6
Liberal Gudrun Claire Collis 5,007 11.3 −2.5
Majority 2,568 5.8
Turnout 44,251 81.3 −0.6
Conservative hold Swing −1.4

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Chigwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Biggs-Davison 26,404 59.5 +12.3
Labour William J Sheaff 17,972 40.5 −0.9
Majority 8,432 19.0
Turnout 44,376 72.7 −8.6
Conservative hold Swing +6.6

Boundary changes[edit]

Preceded by
Woodford
UK Parliament constituency
Loughton, Chigwell, Buckhurst Hill

1955 – 1974
Succeeded by
Epping Forest
Preceded by
Chelmsford
UK Parliament constituency
Ongar

1955 – 1974
Succeeded by
Brentwood and Ongar

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955. 
  2. ^ [1]

Sources[edit]