Coventry West (UK Parliament constituency)

Coventry West was a parliamentary constituency in the city of Coventry in the West Midlands of England. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

Coventry West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19451950
Number of membersone
Replaced byCoventry North, Coventry South
Created fromCoventry

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the 1945 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election.

BoundariesEdit

The County Borough of Coventry wards of Bablake, Cheylesmore, Earlsdon, Greyfriars, Radford, and Westwood.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1945 Maurice Edelman Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election resultsEdit

General election 1945: Coventry West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maurice Edelman 38,249 62.2
Conservative William Strickland 23,236 37.8
Majority 15,013 24.4
Turnout 61,485 66.1
Labour win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)