Windsor and Maidenhead (UK Parliament constituency)

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Windsor and Maidenhead
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire for the 1992 general election
Outline map
Location of Berkshire within England
CountyBerkshire
Major settlementsWindsor and Maidenhead
1974 (1974)1997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byWindsor and Maidenhead
Created fromWindsor

Windsor and Maidenhead was a county constituency in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created at the February 1974 general election and abolished at the 1997 general election, when it was replaced by the new separate constituencies of Windsor and Maidenhead.

History[edit]

The constituency was formed to replace the existing County Constituency of Windsor, with no changes to its composition.

For the 1983 general election, the boundaries were adjusted to reflect the changes to local authorities under the Local Government Act 1972. The constituency gained the small town comprising the former Urban District of Eton which had been transferred from Buckinghamshire to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire by the Local Government Act and was previously part of the abolished Borough Constituency of Eton and Slough. The area comprising the former Rural District of Windsor, including Old Windsor and Sunninghill, was transferred to the new County Constituency of East Berkshire.

In order to effect an increase in Berkshire's representation from 7 to 8 MPs in accordance with the Fourth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies, the Windsor and Maidenhead constituency was abolished in 1997 and two separate constituencies of Maidenhead and Windsor were created. The majority of the electorate in the abolished constituency, including Maidenhead, Bisham and Cookham was transferred to the Maidenhead constituency, with Windsor, Eton and Bray added to the recreated Windsor constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

1974–1983: The Royal Borough of New Windsor, the Municipal Borough of Maidenhead, and the Rural Districts of Cookham and Windsor.[1]

1983–1997: The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead wards of Belmont, Bisham and Cookham, Boyn Hill, Bray, Castle, Clewer North, Clewer South, Cox Green, Eton North and South, Eton West, Furze Platt, Hurley, Oldfield, Park, Pinkneys Green, St Mary's, and Trinity.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
Feb 1974 Sir Alan Glyn Conservative
1992 Michael Trend Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Windsor & Maidenhead

Elections[edit]

Election in the 1990s[edit]

General election 1992: Windsor and Maidenhead[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Trend 35,075 55.5 −1.3
Liberal Democrats Jeremy R.G. Hyde 22,147 35.1 +8.1
Labour Catherine Attlee 4,975 7.9 −3.3
Green Robert N. Williams 510 0.8 −0.4
Monster Raving Loony D.N. Askwith 236 0.4 N/A
Independent Edith Bigg 110 0.2 N/A
Natural Law Mike R.S. Grenville 108 0.2 N/A
Majority 12,928 20.5 −9.4
Turnout 63,161 81.6 +6.2
Conservative hold Swing −4.7

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General election 1987: Windsor and Maidenhead[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Glyn 33,980 56.84
Liberal Stanley Jackson 16,144 27.01
Labour Hilary de Lyon 6,678 11.17
Ind. Conservative William Board 1,938 3.24
Green Peter Gordon 711 1.19
Blancmange Throwers Pamela Stephenson 328 0.55
Majority 17,836 29.84
Turnout 75.37
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1983: Windsor and Maidenhead[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Glyn 32,191 58.23
Liberal P Winner 13,988 25.30
Labour VI Price 6,383 11.55
Ind. Conservative WO Board 1,842 3.33
National Front GFC Gillmore 511 0.92
Independent PB Illesley 300 0.54
Wessex Regionalist Colin Bex 68 0.12
Majority 18,203 32.93
Turnout 70.32
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General election 1979: Windsor and Maidenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Glyn 38,451 59.66
Labour VI Price 13,321 20.67
Liberal J Farrand 11,496 17.84
National Front P Crowley 930 1.44
Wessex Regionalist Colin Bex 251 0.39
Majority 25,130 38.99
Turnout 75.43
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Windsor and Maidenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Glyn 28,013 48.97
Labour MD Golder 15,172 26.52
Liberal GH Kahan 14,022 24.51
Majority 12,841 22.45
Turnout 71.78
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Windsor and Maidenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Glyn 31,022 48.85 -10.00
Liberal GH Kahan 16,027 25.24 +13.67
Labour MD Golder 15,413 24.27 -5.31
Ind. Conservative DP Funnell 1,041 1.64 N/A
Majority 14,995 23.61 -5.67
Turnout 80.43
Conservative hold Swing

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ S., Craig, Fred W. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1885-1972;. Chichester,: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0900178094. OCLC 539011.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 4)
  4. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.