Bilston (UK Parliament constituency)


Bilston (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Bilston
Type = Borough
Year = 1950
Abolition = 1974
members = one

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Wolverhampton Bilston
Type = Borough
Year = 1918
Abolition = 1950
members = one

Bilston was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Bilston in what is now the southeast of the city of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

History

The area was created, as a Staffordshire borough constituency, for the 1918 general election. It was named as a division of Wolverhampton. From the 1950 general election the Wolverhampton prefix was dropped from the official constituency name. The seat was abolished for the February 1974 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new Wolverhampton South East constituency.

Boundaries

1918-1950: The constituency consisted of the then Urban Districts of Bilston, Coseley and Sedgley.

1950-1974: By 1950 Bilston was a Municipal Borough. Coseley and Sedgley were still Urban Districts in the constituency. In 1955 there were some changes to the boundaries of the two Urban Districts.

Members of Parliament

Election results

ee also

* List of Members of Parliament for Wolverhampton
* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Wolverhampton

References

* "Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
*Rayment


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