Enfield West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Enfield West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County 1950–1965: Middlesex
1965–1974: Greater London
19501974 (1974)
Number of members One
Replaced by Enfield North and South Hertfordshire
Created from Enfield

Enfield West was a constituency which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1950 general election and abolished for the February 1974 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The Urban District of Potters Bar, and the Urban District of Enfield wards of South West and West.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Notes
1950 Iain Macleod Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer 1970. Died July 1970
1970 by-election Cecil Parkinson Conservative
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Enfield West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Macleod 20,588 57.80 N/A
Labour Hugh Jenkins 11,395 31.99 N/A
Liberal WP Campbell 3,638 10.21 N/A
Majority 9,193 25.81 N/A
Turnout N/A
Conservative win
General Election 1951: Enfield West [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Macleod 22,351 64.83
Labour Kythe Caroline Hendy 12,126 35.17
Majority 10,225 29.66
Turnout 82.54
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Enfield West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Macleod 22,021 67.71
Labour William A Court 10,503 32.29
Majority 11,518 35.41
Turnout 78.19
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Enfield West [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Macleod 24,861 69.21
Labour Geoffrey Hickman 11,058 30.79
Majority 13,803 38.43
Turnout 79.85
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Enfield West [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Macleod 19,612 51.63
Liberal Robert Glenton 8,885 23.39
Labour Alan E Hale 8,853 23.31
Independent Conservative Warwick Arthur Claremont Mowbray 635 1.67
Majority 10,727 28.24
Turnout 81.02
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Enfield West [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Macleod 20,675 53.85
Labour Ted Graham 10,518 27.39
Liberal Charles T Ross 7,202 18.76
Majority 10,157 26.45
Turnout 80.09
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Enfield West [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Macleod 21,858 57.90
Labour Herbert C King 9,896 26.22
Liberal Julian Francis Burnett 4,820 12.77
National Front Kenneth Taylor 1,175 3.11
Majority 11,962 31.69
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Enfield West by-election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cecil Parkinson 15,205 57.18 -0.72
Labour Herbert C King 6,926 26.05 -0.17
Liberal Anthony Stowell 3,283 12.35 -0.42
National Front Kenneth Taylor 1,176 4.42 +1.31
Majority 8,279 31.13
Turnout 26,590
Conservative 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
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Birmingham Stechford
Constituency represented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer
1970
Succeeded by
Altrincham and Sale