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Wanstead and Woodford
Borough constituency
House House of Commons
Elects One MPs
Created 1964 (1964)
Abolished 1997 (1997)

Wanstead and Woodford was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The constituency was almost identical to the previous seat of Woodford, with only very minor boundary changes.


Members of Parliament

Election results

General Election 1992: Wanstead & Woodford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative JN Arbuthnot 26204 59.96
Labour L Brown 9319 21.32
Liberal Democrat GP Straight 7362 16.85
Green F Roads 637 1.46
Natural Law A Bricknell 178 0.41
Majority 16885 38.64
Turnout 43700 75.8
Conservative hold Swing


The constituency was created by the Parliamentary Constituencies (Ilford and Woodford) Order 1960 to come into existence on the calling of the next general election, which occurred in 1964.[1] The Order adjusted the boundaries of the existing constituencies of Ilford North, Ilford South and Woodford (renamed Wanstead and Woodford), reflecting local government boundary changes made in 1956. The constituency was initially identical in area to the Municipal Borough of Wanstead and Woodford.

In 1965 the constituency became part of the London Borough of Redbridge in Greater London. This did not effect the parliamentary boundaries until the 1974 general election. In that year the constituency, renamed Redbridge, Wanstead and Woodford was redefined as consisting of five wards of the London Borough: Bridge, Clayhall, Snaresbrook, Wanstead and Woodford.[2]

In 1983 the constituency's name was changed back to Wanstead and Woodford. The boundaries of the seat were altered to consist of seven wards: Bridge, Church End, Clayhall, Monkhams, Roding, Snaresbrook and Wanstead.[3]

The constituency was abolished in 1997, with its area being distributed between the new seats of Chingford and Woodford Green (Church End and Monkhams) and Leyton and Wanstead (Snaresbrook and Wanstead) or added to enlarge the existing seat of Ilford North (Bridge, Clayhall and Roding).[4]

Preceded by
Wanstead and Woodford Succeeded by
Chingford and Woodford Green
Succeeded by
Ilford North
Succeeded by
Leyton and Wanstead


  1. ^ The Parliamentary Constituencies (Ilford and Woodford) Order, 1960 (S.I. 1960 No. 454)
  2. ^ The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1970 (S.I. 1970 No. 1674)
  3. ^ The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983 No. 417)
  4. ^ The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995 No. 1626)


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