Mid Oxfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the Mid Oxfordshire division that existed 1885-1918, see Woodstock (UK Parliament constituency).
Mid Oxfordshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
February 1974–1983
Number of members one
Replaced by Witney, Oxford East, Henley and Banbury[1]
Created from Banbury, Henley

Mid Oxfordshire was a parliamentary constituency in Oxfordshire. Unusually, its official name - Mid-Oxon - incorporated an abbreviation (Oxon, for Oxonia) but the full form of the county name was and is normally used in referring to the constituency. During its existence Mid Oxfordshire 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 from parts of the seats of Banbury and Henley, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The Urban District of Witney, the Rural District of Witney, and parts of the Rural Districts of Bullingdon and Ploughley.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Douglas Hurd Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

General Election 1979: Mid Oxfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Hurd 28,465 56.92
Labour J Hedge 13,004 26.00
Liberal M Burton 8,367 16.73
Independent P Madden 174 0.35
Majority 15,461 30.92
Turnout 79.11
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Mid Oxfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Hurd 20,944 45.94
Labour MJ Saunders 13,641 29.92
Liberal M Burton 11,006 24.14
Majority 7,303 16.02
Turnout 76.37
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Mid Oxfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Hurd 22,148 45.23
Labour E Parsloe 14,175 28.95
Liberal R Sparrow 12,160 24.83
Independent Conservative J Myhill 488 1.00
Majority 7,973 16.28
Turnout 82.73
Conservative win

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Oxfordshire Mid', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016.