Coventry North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coventry North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Warwickshire
(West Midlands from 1974)
19501974 (1974)
Number of members One
Replaced by Coventry North West
Coventry North East
Created from Coventry East
Coventry West

Coventry North was a parliamentary constituency in the city of Coventry in the West Midlands. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election.

Throughout its history this constituency provided a reasonably safe seat for Labour backbencher, Maurice Edelman. His majority ranged between 1,241 (2.8%) in the 1959 election to 11,117 (22.2%) in 1950.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was between 1950 and 1974 one of three divisions of Coventry, a parliamentary borough in the historic county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands of England.

When Coventry was first divided for parliamentary purposes, in the 1945 to 1950 Parliament, the area that later became this constituency was split between the then two seats of Coventry East and Coventry West.

The constituency consisted of five wards of the County Borough of Coventry - Bablake, Foleshill, Holbrook, Radford, and Sherbourne. There were minor boundary changes to the borough and constituency in 1964, but the same wards remained in the division.

From 1974 Coventry was split into four new divisions. Foleshill ward became part of Coventry North East. The remaining four wards from the North division formed the whole of Coventry North West.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Maurice Edelman Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Coventry North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Israel Maurice Edelman
Conservative John Dalley
Liberal John Burns
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Coventry North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Israel Maurice Edelman
Conservative Harold Sydney Clippingdale
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Coventry North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Israel Maurice Edelman
Conservative John Poole
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Coventry North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Israel Maurice Edelman
Conservative Francis Charles Maynard
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Coventry North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Israel Maurice Edelman
Conservative Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine
Independent Ronald Robinson
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Coventry North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Israel Maurice Edelman
Conservative David Henry J Martin-Jones
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Coventry North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Israel Maurice Edelman
Conservative Frederick Augustus Tuckman
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  5. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig