Windsor and Maidenhead (UK Parliament constituency)
|Windsor and Maidenhead|
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire for the 1992 general election
Location of Berkshire within England
|Major settlements||Windsor and Maidenhead|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Windsor and Maidenhead|
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 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.
1974–1983: The Royal Borough of New Windsor, the Municipal Borough of Maidenhead, and the Rural Districts of Cookham and Windsor.
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.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Sir Alan Glyn||Conservative|
|1997||constituency abolished: see Windsor & Maidenhead|
Election in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Jeremy R.G. Hyde||22,147||35.1||+8.1|
|Green||Robert N. Williams||510||0.8||−0.4|
|Monster Raving Loony||D.N. Askwith||236||0.4||N/A|
|Natural Law||Mike R.S. Grenville||108||0.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Labour||Hilary de Lyon||6,678||11.17|
|Ind. Conservative||William Board||1,938||3.24|
|Blancmange Throwers||Pamela Stephenson||328||0.55|
|Ind. Conservative||WO Board||1,842||3.33|
|National Front||GFC Gillmore||511||0.92|
|Wessex Regionalist||Colin Bex||68||0.12|
Elections in the 1970s
|National Front||P Crowley||930||1.44|
|Wessex Regionalist||Colin Bex||251||0.39|
|Ind. Conservative||DP Funnell||1,041||1.64||N/A|
Notes and references
- S., Craig, Fred W. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1885-1972;. Chichester,: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0900178094. OCLC 539011.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 4)
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.