Chingford and Woodford Green (UK Parliament constituency)
|Chingford and Woodford Green|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Chingford and Woodford Green in Greater London.
|Population||88,149 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||64,770 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Iain Duncan Smith (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Chingford and Wanstead & Woodford|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Chingford and Woodford Green is a constituency[n 1] in Greater London represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 1997 creation by Iain Duncan Smith of the Conservative Party.[n 2]
The existing boundaries of Chingford and Woodford Green (changed for the 2010 general election) take in a large slice of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. The constituency includes Chingford in the north bordering Enfield down through Highams Park and Hatch Lane into Woodford. Two wards in the neighbouring London Borough of Redbridge, Church End and Monkhams, are included in the seat.
Before 1945, both Woodford and Chingford were part of Epping for general elections, for which Winston Churchill was MP. The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the former seats of Chingford and Wanstead & Woodford. Both seats previously had well-known MPs, Norman Tebbit and Winston Churchill respectively. Iain Duncan Smith had been MP for Chingford since 1992 then was elected MP for this constituency.
Chingford and Woodford Green and its predecessors have been solid Conservative wards since the beginning of the Thatcher period in 1979. The closest contest was from Labour in the 1997 general election. The Conservatives retained the seat in 2001 with a majority little changed on a low turnout while Duncan Smith was Shadow Defence Secretary in almost complete peacetime, with an average swing to the Conservatives. But in 2005 the Conservative incumbent did better, getting twice as many votes as Labour with a swing to the party of 6.4% (over double that nationally) from Labour.
Members of Parliament
|1997||Iain Duncan Smith||Conservative||MP for Chingford 1992-97|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Chingford and Woodford Green|
|Conservative||Iain Duncan Smith||20,999||47.9||-4.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Anne Crook||2,400||5.5||-11.3|
|Class War||Lisa McKenzie||53||0.1||N/A|
|General Election 2010: Chingford and Woodford Green|
|Conservative||Iain Duncan Smith||22,743||52.8||-0.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Geoffrey Seeff||7,242||16.8||-0.9|
|Independent||None Of The Above[n 3]||202||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Chingford and Woodford Green|
|Conservative||Iain Duncan Smith||20,555||53.2||+5.0|
|Liberal Democrat||John Beanse||6,832||17.7||+2.2|
|General Election 2001: Chingford and Woodford Green|
|Conservative||Iain Duncan Smith||17,834||48.2||+0.7|
|Liberal Democrat||John Beanse||5,739||15.5||0.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Chingford and Woodford Green|
|Conservative||Iain Duncan Smith||21,109||47.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Geoffrey Seeff||6,885||15.5|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Chingford and Woodford Green: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Chingford and Woodford Green 1997-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- election result https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/Pages/ServiceChild/election-results-7May15.aspx 19Jul15
- London Borough of Waltham Forest - Nominations for Parliamentary election, May 2010
- Election result, 2005 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2005 (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1997 - 2005 (Guardian)
- nomis Constituency Profile for Chingford and Woodford Green — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition
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