Portsmouth West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Portsmouth West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyHampshire
19501974 (1974)
Number of membersOne
Replaced byPortsmouth South and Portsmouth North
Created fromPortsmouth Central and Portsmouth North

Portsmouth West was a borough constituency in the city Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. 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 voting 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 Buckland, Charles Dickens, Fratton, Guildhall, Nelson, North End, Portsea, and St Mary.

1955–1974: The County Borough of Portsmouth wards of Buckland, Fratton, Nelson, North End, Portsea, and St Mary and Guildhall.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Terence Clarke Conservative
1966 Frank Judd Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General election 1970: Portsmouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Judd 17,169 50.55
Conservative Terence Clarke 16,214 47.74
Independent LB Gauntlett 579 1.70
Majority 955 2.81
Turnout 72.30
Labour hold Swing
General election 1966: Portsmouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Judd 18,685 51.70
Conservative Terence Clarke 17,458 48.30
Majority 1,227 3.39
Turnout 76.50
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1964: Portsmouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terence Clarke 18,762 50.67
Labour Frank Judd 18,265 49.33
Majority 497 1.34
Turnout 74.78
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: Portsmouth West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terence Clarke 23,600 57.65
Labour Maxwell Bresler 17,334 42.35
Majority 6,266 15.31
Turnout 76.93
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Portsmouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terence Clarke 23,729 54.19
Labour Alma Birk 20,060 45.81
Majority 3,669 8.38
Turnout 77.37
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Portsmouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terence Clarke 25,363 51.26
Labour Alma Birk 24,115 48.74
Majority 1,248 2.52
Turnout 83.49
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: Portsmouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terence Clarke 24,924 50.71
Labour Donald Bruce 23,979 48.78
Communist G Swanton 251 0.51
Majority 945 1.92
Turnout 83.46
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

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