Portsmouth Langstone (UK Parliament constituency)

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Portsmouth Langstone
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1950–February 1974
Number of membersone
Replaced byHavant and Waterloo and Portsmouth North
Created fromPortsmouth Central, Portsmouth South, Portsmouth North and Fareham

Portsmouth Langstone was a borough constituency in Portsmouth. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

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

Boundaries[edit]

1950–1955: The County Borough of Portsmouth wards of Cosham and Meredith, and the Urban District of Havant and Waterloo.

1955–1974: The County Borough of Portsmouth wards of Cosham, Farlington, Meredith, and Paulsgrove, and the Urban District of Havant and Waterloo.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Geoffrey Stevens Conservative
1964 Ian Lloyd Conservative
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General election 1950: Portsmouth Langstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Stevens 29,477 58.97
Labour Percy Knight 17,691 35.39
Liberal AE Jones 2,821 5.64
Majority 11,786 23.58
Turnout 83.72
General election 1951: Portsmouth Langstone[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Stevens 31,752 63.00
Labour J O'Neill Ryan 18,647 37.00
Majority 13,105 26.00
Turnout 81.76
General election 1955: Portsmouth Langstone[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Stevens 32,014 64.19
Labour Stanley Clinton Davis 17,859 35.81
Majority 14,155 28.38
Turnout 73.02
General election 1959: Portsmouth Langstone[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Stevens 38,834 65.39
Labour Douglas G Reynolds 20,553 34.61
Majority 18,281 30.78
Turnout 74.34
General election 1964: Portsmouth Langstone[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Lloyd 33,208 48.28
Labour Terence Molloy 23,365 33.97
Liberal Rex Collings 12,212 17.75
Majority 9,843 14.31
Turnout 75.10
General election 1966: Portsmouth Langstone[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Lloyd 34,446 48.39
Labour Terence Molloy 25,197 36.80
Liberal David Griffiths 10,540 14.82
Majority 8,249 11.59
Turnout 74.02
General election 1970: Portsmouth Langstone[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Lloyd 43,733 54.36
Labour Co-op Roger Kenward 26,492 32.93
Liberal Roger Anstey 10,226 12.71
Majority 17,241 21.43
Turnout 71.37

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.
  2. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955.
  3. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1959.
  4. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964.
  5. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966.
  6. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970.