Chingford (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Chingford & Woodford Green, Walthamstow|
|Created from||Epping and Walthamstow East|
Chingford was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Chingford in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the first past the post system.
The constituency existed from February 1974 until it was abolished for the 1997 general election. It was held by the Conservative Party throughout this period. Both of its former Members of Parliament are well known, being Norman Tebbit and Iain Duncan Smith.
1974-1983: The London Borough of Waltham Forest wards of Chapel End, Chingford Central, Chingford North West, Chingford South, and Hale End.
1983-1997: The London Borough of Waltham Forest wards of Chapel End, Chingford Green, Endlebury, Hale End, Hatch Lane, Larkswood, and Valley.
The seat was created out of the old Epping and Walthamstow East constituencies, and no part of it was ever in the post-1974 administrative county of Essex. It was replaced in 1997 by the new Chingford and Woodford Green constituency.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Norman Tebbit||Conservative|
|1992||Iain Duncan Smith||Conservative|
|1997||constituency abolished: see Chingford and Woodford Green & Walthamstow|
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|Labour||Paul F. Tinnion||14,377||34.4||+3.6|
|National Front||D. South||1,157||2.6||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Ecology||John Edward Morgan||479||1.2||−0.3|
|National Front||Brent A. Cheetham||380||0.9||−1.7|
|Liberal||John George Williams||9,155||21.0||−3.8|
|Labour||Mrs. Margaret Irene Cosin||6,650||15.3||−2.4|
|Green||Mrs. Elizabeth Newton||634||1.5||+0.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||Iain Duncan Smith||25,730||59.2||−3.0|
|Labour||Peter J. Dawe||10,792||24.8||+9.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Simon G. Banks||5,705||13.1||−7.9|
|Liberal||David W. Green||602||1.4||−19.6|
|Green||John M. Baguley||575||1.3||−0.1|
|Independent||Rev. Christine M. Johns||41||0.1||N/A|
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament constituency
Feb 1974 – 1997
Chingford and Woodford Green