Leicester North West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Leicester North West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1950–February 1974
Number of members one
Replaced by Leicester West
Created from Leicester West

Leicester North West was a borough constituency in the city of Leicester. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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

Boundaries[edit]

The County Borough of Leicester wards of Abbey, Newton, St Margaret's, and Westcotes.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Barnett Janner Labour
1970 Greville Janner Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Leicester North West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barnett Janner 23,505 52.88
Conservative N Nicolson 15,912 35.80
Liberal Robert Archibald Burrows 5,036 11.33
Majority 7,593 17.08
Turnout 44,453 85.92
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Leicester North West [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barnett Janner 25,184 56.84
Conservative William John Cornelis Heyting 19,125 43.16
Majority 6,059 13.67
Turnout 44,309 84.35
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Leicester North West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barnett Janner 22,807 54.17
Conservative Frederick Arthur Tomlinson 19,297 45.83
Majority 3,510 8.34
Turnout 42,104 78.74
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Leicester North West [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barnett Janner 21,515 52.15
Conservative Frederick Arthur Tomlinson 19,742 47.85
Majority 1,733 4.30
Turnout 41,257 79.46
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Leicester North West [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barnett Janner 21,134 55.80
Conservative E George A Farnham 16,740 44.20
Majority 4,394 11.60
Turnout 37,874 76.19
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Leicester North West [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barnett Janner 21,822 60.89
Conservative Carol Mather 14,015 39.11
Majority 7,807 21.78
Turnout 35,837 73.73
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Leicester North West [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Greville Janner 18,226 48.46
Conservative Stuart J Symington 15,584 41.44
Liberal Richard J Rogers 2,862 7.61
National Democrat Robert E Welford 935 2.49
Majority 2,642 7.03
Turnout 37,607 70.85
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. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig