South West Cambridgeshire (UK Parliament constituency)

South West Cambridgeshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = South West Cambridgeshire
Type = County
Year = 1983
Abolition = 1997

South West Cambridgeshire is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency. It was created upon the abolition of the Cambridgeshire constituency in 1983 and was abolished in 1997.


The constituency combined territory from three pre-1974 local authorities, which had been includeded in the expanded non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire from 1974. It was the south west part of the old Cambridgeshire (with a small part of Cambridge) and the south of Huntingdonshire.

52.6% of the constituency came from the old administrative county and parliamentary constituency of Cambridgeshire. 29.7% originated from the former administrative county and county constituency of Huntingdonshire. The remaining 17.7% of the area had been part of the old borough constituency of Cambridge.

The constituency included the following local government wards.
* From the City of Cambridge: Queen Edith's and Trumpington.
* From the District of Huntingdon: Buckden, Eaton Ford, Eaton Socon, Eynesbury, Gransden, Paxton, Priory Park, Staughton and The Offords.
* From the District of South Cambridgeshire: Arrington, Barrington and Shepreth, Barton, Bassingbourn, Bourn, Comberton, Duxford, Foxton, Gamlingay, Great Shelford, Hardwick, Harston, Haslingfield, Ickleton, Little Shelford, Melbourn, Meldreth, Orwell, Papworth, Sawston, Stapleford, The Mordens and Whittlesford.

Members of Parliament

* "Constituency created" (1983)
*"Constituency abolished" (1997)


ee also

*List of former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies


* "Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
* "British Parliamentary Constituencies: A Statistical Compendium", by Ivor Crewe and Anthony Fox (Faber and Faber 1984)

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