Luton West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Luton West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Bedfordshire
Major settlements Luton
1974 (1974)1983
Number of members One
Replaced by Luton North and Luton South
Created from Luton

Luton West is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency. It was created upon the abolition of the Luton constituency in 1974 and, with Luton East, divided into Luton North and Luton South in 1983.

Boundaries[edit]

The County Borough of Luton wards of Dallow, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, and Sundon Park.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Brian Sedgemore Labour
1979 John Carlisle Conservative
1983 Constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

General Election February 1974: Luton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Sedgemore 20,083 42.02 N/A
Conservative Robert Atkins 15,041 31.47 N/A
Liberal M Dolling 12,669 26.51 N/A
Majority 5,042 10.55 N/A
Turnout 82.83 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
General Election October 1974: Luton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Sedgemore 20,402 46.74
Conservative Robert Atkins 13,963 31.99
Liberal M Dolling 9,289 21.28
Majority 6,439 14.75
Turnout 74.91
Labour hold Swing {{{swing}}}
General Election, 1979: Luton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Carlisle 21,230 44.09
Labour Brian Sedgemore 20,984 43.58
Liberal M Dolling 5,233 10.87
National Front D How 701 1.46
Majority 246 0.51
Turnout 78.69
Conservative gain from Labour Swing {{{swing}}}

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