Mid Oxfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)
Mid Oxfordshire was a parliamentary constituency in Oxfordshire. Unusually, its official name - Mid-Oxon - incorporated an abbreviation (Oxon, for Oxonia) but the full form of the county name was and is normally used in referring to the constituency. During its existence Mid Oxfordshire returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||one|
|Replaced by||Witney, Oxford East, Henley and Banbury|
|Created from||Banbury, Henley|
The constituency was formed largely from the County Constituency of Banbury, incorporating the Urban and Rural Districts of Witney and the parts of the Rural District of Ploughley in Banbury, including Kidlington. Also included further parts of the Rural District of Ploughley (to the south of Bicester) and northern-most parts of the Rural District of Bullingdon (to the east of Oxford), transferred from Henley.
It was abolished in 1983, following the reform of local government districts which came into effect in 1974. The bulk of the constituency, including the areas constituting the former Urban and Rural Districts of Witney, together with the town of Kidlington, formed the new County Constituency of Witney. Eastern rural areas transferred to Banbury and Henley, with the wards of Marston and Risinghurst being included in the new Borough Constituency of Oxford East.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|Ind. Conservative||John Playford Myhill||488||1.00||n/a|
|Labour||Malcolm John Saunders||13,641||29.92||+0.97|
|Liberal||Muriel Eda Burton||11,006||24.14||-0.69|
|Liberal||Muriel Eda Burton||8,367||16.73||-7.41|