Chingford (UK Parliament constituency)

Chingford (UK Parliament constituency)
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater London
February 1974 (February 1974)1997 (1997)
Number of members One
Replaced by Chingford & Woodford Green, Walthamstow
Created from Epping and Walthamstow East

Chingford was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Chingford in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the first past the post system.



The constituency existed from February 1974 until it was abolished for the 1997 general election. It was held by the Conservative Party throughout this period. Both of its former Members of Parliament are well known, being Norman Tebbit and Iain Duncan Smith.


The seat was created out of the old Epping and Walthamstow East constituencies, and no part of it was ever in the post-1974 administrative county of Essex.

When it was abolished in 1997 it consisted of the Waltham Forest Borough electoral wards of Chapel End, Chingford Green, Endlebury, Hale End, Hatch Lane, Larkswood, and Valley.

It was replaced by the new Chingford and Woodford Green constituency.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Norman Tebbit Conservative
1992 Iain Duncan Smith Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Chingford & Woodford Green and Walthamstow


Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1992: Chingford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Duncan Smith 25,730 59.2 −3.0
Labour PJ Dawe 10,792 24.8 +9.6
Liberal Democrat SG Banks 5,705 13.1 −7.9
Liberal DW Green 602 1.4 −19.6
Green JM Baguley 575 1.3 −0.1
Independent Rev. CM Johns 41 0.1 +0.1
Majority 14,938 34.4 −6.8
Turnout 43,445 78.3 +1.7
Conservative hold Swing −6.3


  1. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
UK Parliament constituency
Feb 19741997
Succeeded by
Chingford and Woodford Green
Preceded by
Walthamstow East

Coordinates: 51°38′N 0°00′E / 51.63°N 0.00°E / 51.63; 0.00

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