Coventry South West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coventry South West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County West Midlands
February 1974–1997
Number of members One
Replaced by Coventry South, Coventry North West
Created from Coventry South, Coventry West

Coventry South West was a parliamentary constituency in the city of Coventry. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was partially replaced by Coventry South.

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The County Borough of Coventry wards of Cheylesmore, Earlsdon, Westwood, Whoberley, and Woodlands.

1983-1997: The City of Coventry wards of Earlsdon, Wainbody, Westwood, Whoberley, and Woodlands.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party Notes
Feb 1974 Audrey Wise Labour Defeated at 1979 general election. Subsequently MP for Preston 1987-2000
1979 John Butcher Conservative Retired at 1997 general election, following boundary changes
1997 constituency abolished: see Coventry South & Coventry North West

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election, February 1974: Coventry South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Audrey Wise 22,985 40.46
Conservative JR Jeffrey 22,472 39.56
Liberal NB Chapple 11,348 19.98
Majority 513 0.90
Turnout 84.15
Labour win (new seat)
General Election, October 1974: Coventry South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Audrey Wise 23,225 43.11
Conservative JR Jeffrey 21,107 39.18
Liberal NB Chapple 8,579 15.92
National Front R Rickard 822 1.53
More Prosperous Britain Tom Keen 144 0.27
Majority 2,118 3.93
Turnout 79.42
Labour hold Swing
General Election, 1979: Coventry South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Butcher 27,928 49.27
Labour Audrey Wise 22,274 39.30
Liberal NB Chapple 5,921 10.45
National Front M Williamson 482 0.85
More Prosperous Britain Tom Keen 79 0.14
Majority 5,654 9.97
Turnout 81.50
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election, 1983: Coventry South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Butcher 22,223 45.00
Labour D Edwards 15,776 31.94
Social Democratic M Lyle 11,174 22.63
National Party M Williamson 214 0.43
Majority 6,447 13.05
Turnout 75.89
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1987: Coventry South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Patrick Butcher 22,318 43.3
Labour Robert Slater 19,108 37.0
Liberal Robert Wheway 10,166 19.70
Majority 3,210 6.22
Turnout 78.69
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Coventry South West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Patrick Butcher 23,225 45.7 +2.4
Labour Robert Slater 21,789 42.8 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Sewards 4,666 9.2 −10.5
Liberal Robert Wheway 989 1.9 N/A
Natural Law David S. Morris 204 0.4 N/A
Majority 1,436 2.8 −3.4
Turnout 50,873 80.1 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing −1.7

Notes and references[edit]