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Leicester South West (UK Parliament constituency)

Leicester South West was a borough constituency in the city of Leicester. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Leicester South West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1950–February 1974
Number of membersone
Replaced byLeicester South,
Leicester West
Created fromLeicester South

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election.

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BoundariesEdit

The County Borough of Leicester wards of Aylestone, Castle, De Montfort, and North Braunstone.

The constituency included Leicester city centre, which since this seat's abolition in 1974 has been in Leicester South.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party Notes
1950 Herbert Bowden Labour Resigned 1967 to become Chairman of the Independent Television Authority
1967 by-election Tom Boardman Conservative
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General Election 1950: Leicester South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Bowden 23,399 54.61
Conservative Dorothy Russell 14,727 34.37
Liberal Thomas Alan Pratt 4,720 11.02
Majority 8,672 20.24
Turnout
Labour win
General Election 1951: Leicester South West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Bowden 24,340 58.39
Conservative Edward Harold Wall 17,347 41.61
Majority 6,993 16.78
Turnout 82.54
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Leicester South West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Bowden 21,487 55.83
Conservative Dorothy Russell 16,998 44.17
Majority 4,489 11.66
Turnout 76.05
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Leicester South West [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Bowden 17,395 46.41
Conservative David Walder 14,652 39.09
Liberal John W Ward 5,438 14.51
Majority 2,743 7.32
Turnout 78.48
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General Election 1964: Leicester South West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Bowden 16,957 49.38
Conservative Tom Boardman 12,851 37.42
Liberal Thomas Alan Pratt 4,533 13.20
Majority 4,106 11.96
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Leicester South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Bowden 18,822 58.65
Conservative Tom Boardman 13,268 41.35
Majority 5,554 17.31 -
Labour hold Swing
Leicester South West by-election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Boardman 12,897 51.63 +10.3
Labour Neville Sandelson 8,958 35.86 −22.8
Liberal Colin J. Beech 3,125 12.51 N/A
Majority 3,939 15.77
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General Election 1970: Leicester South West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Boardman 14,611 45.7 +4.3
Labour Colin Grundy 14,505 45.3 −13.4
Liberal Joseph T. Roper 2,124 6.6 N/A
National Front John Kyneston 749 2.3 N/A
Majority 106 0.3
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  5. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig