West Flintshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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West Flintshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Preserved county 1960–1974: Flintshire
1974–1983: Clwyd
19501983
Number of members One
Replaced by Delyn and Clwyd North West[1]
Created from Flintshire

West Flintshire was a parliamentary constituency in Flintshire, North Wales. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) 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 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The Urban Districts of Mold, Prestatyn, and Rhyl, and the Rural Districts of Holywell and St Asaph.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1950 Nigel Birch Conservative
1970 Anthony Meyer Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: West Flintshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Evelyn Nigel Chetwode Birch 19,088 48.3
Labour David V Leadbeater 12,369 31.3
Liberal William Armon Ellis 8,036 20.4
Majority 6,719 17.0
Turnout 39,493 86.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: West Flintshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Evelyn Nigel Chetwode Birch 23,433 60.8 +12.5
Labour David V Leadbeater 15,118 39.2 +7.9
Majority 8,315 21.6
Turnout 38,751 83.2 -3.5
Conservative hold Swing +2.3
General Election 1955: West Flintshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Evelyn Nigel Chetwode Birch 20,980 55.7 -5.1
Labour Hywel J Jones 12,628 33.5 -5.7
Liberal Gomer Owen 4,060 10.8 +10.8
Majority 8,352 22.2
Turnout 37,668 81.0 -3.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.3
General Election 1959: West Flintshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Evelyn Nigel Chetwode Birch 20,446 52.1 -3.6
Labour Ronald Gough Waterhouse 12,925 32.9 -0.6
Liberal Llewelyn Emyr Roberts 4,319 11.0 +0.2
Plaid Cymru Ernest Nefyl C Williams 1,594 4.1 +4.1
Majority 7,521 19.2
Turnout 39,284 82.7 +1.7
Conservative hold Swing -1.5

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: West Flintshire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Evelyn Nigel Chetwode Birch 18,515 45.7 -6.4
Labour William H Edwards 13,298 32.8 -0.1
Liberal Donald Martin Thomas 7,482 18.5 +7.5
Plaid Cymru Ernest Nefyl C Williams 1,195 3.0 -1.1
Majority 5,217 12.9
Turnout 39,284 80.8 -1.9
Conservative hold Swing -3.2
General Election 1966: West Flintshire [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Evelyn Nigel Chetwode Birch 18,179 43.2 -2.5
Labour Robert Thomas Ellis 15,137 36.0 +3.2
Liberal Donald Martin Thomas 7,137 17.0 -1.5
Plaid Cymru D Alun Lloyd 1,585 3.8 +0.8
Majority 3,042 7.2
Turnout 42,038 81.9 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing -2.9

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: West Flintshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Anthony John Charles Meyer 20,999 46.46
Labour John G Evans 13,655 30.21
Liberal Donald Martin Thomas 7,437 16.45
Plaid Cymru Alun Ogwen Jones 3,108 6.88
Majority 7,344 16.25
Turnout 77.83
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: West Flintshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Anthony John Charles Meyer 22,039 42.33
Labour NB Harries 14,897 28.61
Liberal P Brighton 12,831 24.65
Plaid Cymru G Hughes 2,296 4.41
Majority 7,142 13.72
Turnout 81.53
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: West Flintshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Anthony John Charles Meyer 20,054 41.37
Labour NB Harries 15,234 31.43
Liberal PJ Brighton 10,881 22.45
Plaid Cymru N Taylor 2,306 4.76
Majority 4,820 9.94
Turnout 75.39
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1979: West Flintshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Anthony John Charles Meyer 26,364 49.03
Labour RM Hughes 16,678 31.02
Liberal JH Parry 9,009 16.75
Plaid Cymru BM Edwards 1,720 3.20
Majority 9,686 18.01
Turnout 78.59
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "http://electionweb.co.uk/Bp/P74244.htm#79001". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 22 March 2016.  External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ [1] Political resources.net
  4. ^ [2] Political resources.net
  5. ^ [3] Political resources.net
  6. ^ [4] Political resources.net
  7. ^ [5] Political resources.net
  8. ^ [6] Political resources.net