Enfield West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Enfield West in Middlesex, showing boundaries used from 1950-1974
County1950–1965: Middlesex
1965–1974: Greater London and Hertfordshire
Major settlementsPotters Bar
19501974 (1974)
Number of membersOne
Replaced byEnfield North and South Hertfordshire
Created fromEnfield

Enfield West was a constituency which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1950 general election and abolished for the February 1974 general election.

Boundaries

The Urban District of Potters Bar, and the Urban District of Enfield wards of South West and West.

Potters Bar Urban District (comprising that town, South Mimms and North Mimms, namely the western half of the seat) became part of Hertfordshire in 1965 however no change was made then to Westminster representation. The other district's wards having also been Middlesex became parts of Greater London, under the same Act passed in 1963 following a Royal Commission.[1]

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party Notes
1950 Iain Macleod Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer 1970. Died July 1970
1970 by-election Cecil Parkinson Conservative
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Enfield West [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Macleod 20,588 57.80
Labour Hugh Jenkins 11,395 31.99
Liberal William Primrose Campbell 3,638 10.21
Majority 9,193 25.81
Turnout 35,621
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1951: Enfield West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Macleod 22,351 64.83
Labour Kythe Caroline Hendy 12,126 35.17
Majority 10,225 29.66
Turnout 34,477 82.54
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Enfield West [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Macleod 22,021 67.71
Labour William A Court 10,503 32.29
Majority 11,518 35.42
Turnout 32,524 78.19
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: Enfield West [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Macleod 24,861 69.21
Labour Geoffrey Hickman 11,058 30.79
Majority 13,803 38.42
Turnout 35,919 79.85
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Enfield West [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Macleod 19,612 51.63
Liberal Robert Glenton 8,885 23.39 New
Labour Alan E Hale 8,853 23.31
Ind. Conservative Warwick Arthur Claremont Mowbray 635 1.67 New
Majority 10,727 28.24
Turnout 37,985 81.02
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1966: Enfield West [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Macleod 20,675 53.85
Labour Ted Graham 10,518 27.39
Liberal Charles T Ross 7,202 18.76
Majority 10,157 26.46
Turnout 38,395 80.09
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Enfield West [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Macleod 21,858 57.90
Labour Herbert C King 9,896 26.22
Liberal Julian Francis Burnett 4,820 12.77
National Front Kenneth Taylor 1,175 3.11 New
Majority 11,962 31.68
Turnout 37,749
Conservative hold Swing
1970 Enfield West by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cecil Parkinson 15,205 57.18 -0.72
Labour Herbert C King 6,926 26.05 -0.17
Liberal Anthony Stowell 3,283 12.35 -0.42
National Front Kenneth Taylor 1,176 4.42 +1.31
Majority 8,279 31.13
Turnout 26,590
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ London Government Act 1963
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  5. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950- 1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  6. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded byBirmingham Stechford Constituency represented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer 1970 Succeeded byAltrincham and Sale