Chingford (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Chingford & Woodford Green, Walthamstow|
|Created from||Epping and Walthamstow East|
Chingford was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Chingford in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the first past the post system.
The constituency existed from February 1974 until it was abolished for the 1997 general election. It was held by the Conservative Party throughout this period. Both of its former Members of Parliament are well known, being Norman Tebbit and Iain Duncan Smith.
On its abolition in 1997 it consisted of seven electoral wards of the Borough of Waltham Forest: Chapel End, Chingford Green, Endlebury, Hale End, Hatch Lane, Larkswood, and Valley.
It was replaced by the new Chingford and Woodford Green constituency.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Norman Tebbit||Conservative|
|1992||Iain Duncan Smith||Conservative|
|1997||constituency abolished: see Chingford & Woodford Green and Walthamstow|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1992: Chingford|
|Conservative||Iain Duncan Smith||25,730||59.2||−3.0|
|Liberal Democrat||SG Banks||5,705||13.1||−7.9|
|Independent||Rev. CM Johns||41||0.1||+0.1|
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament constituency
Feb 1974 – 1997
Chingford and Woodford Green
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