Hertford and Stevenage (UK Parliament constituency)
Hertford and Stevenage was a parliamentary constituency in Hertfordshire, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from February 1974 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election.
|Hertford and Stevenage|
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||one|
|Replaced by||Stevenage, Hertford & Stortford and Broxbourne|
|Created from||Hertford, Hitchin and Hertfordshire East|
The Borough of Hertford, the Urban Districts of Stevenage and Ware, and the Rural District of Hertford.
Hertford and its rural district had previously been in the Hertford constituency, Stevenage in Hitchin and Ware in Hertfordshire East. After being used for only three general elections, a further round of boundary changes in 1983 saw Hertford and Stevenage abolished, with Hertford and Ware joining Bishop's Stortford in Hertford and Stortford while the remainder of the seat formed the basis of the new Stevenage constituency.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Shirley Williams||Labour|
|National Front||J Pell||581||0.8||-1.2|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+8.1|
|National Front||K Taylor||1,232||1.96||New|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- Robert Waller, The Almanac of British Politics (1st edition, London: Croom Helm, 1983)
- Frederic A Youngs, jr, Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol I (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 3)