Walthamstow West (UK Parliament constituency)

Walthamstow West was a borough constituency in what is now the London Borough of Waltham Forest, but was until 1965 the Walthamstow Urban District of Essex. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1918–1974
Walthamstow West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County 1918–1965: Essex
1965–1974: Greater London
19181974 (1974)
Replaced by Walthamstow
Created from Walthamstow

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election, when it was combined with part of the former Walthamstow East to form the new Walthamstow constituency.

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1918–1950: The Urban District of Walthamstow wards of High Street, Higham Hill, and St James Street.

1950–1974: The Municipal Borough of Walthamstow wards of High Street, Higham Hill, and St James Street.

Election Member Party Notes
1918 Charles Jesson NDP
1922 Valentine McEntee Labour
1924 Horace Crawfurd Liberal
1929 Valentine McEntee Labour
1950 Clement Attlee Labour Previously MP for Limehouse from 1922; Leader of the Labour Party 1935-55; Prime Minister 1945-51; resigned 26 December 1955
1956 by-election Edward Redhead Labour Died 15 April 1967
1967 by-election Fred Silvester Conservative
1970 Eric Deakins Labour Subsequently MP for Walthamstow from 1974
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

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