Eton and Slough (UK Parliament constituency)

Eton And Slough (UK Parliament Constituency)

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Eton and Slough (UK Parliament constituency)

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Eton and Slough was a parliamentary 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 voting system.

The constituency was created in 1945 as part of an interim redistribution of seats in areas which had experienced large population growth since the last redistribution had taken effect in 1918. The 1945 redistribution preceded the first general review of constituencies by a permanent Boundary Commission for England which had been established in 1944. Before 1945 the area had formed part of the Wycombe constituency.

The constituency had some notable MPs: Fenner Brockway was a noted internationalist; Anthony Meyer, who later became MP for a constituency in Flintshire, Wales, famously challenged Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1989; and Joan Lestor, who later served as MP for Eccles, Cheshire, was a government minister and founder of anti-fascist newsletter Searchlight.


1945–1950: Eton and Slough was established as a County Constituency comprising part of the administrative county of Buckinghamshire. It comprised the southernmost part of that county, consisting of the Municipal Borough of Slough, the Eton Urban District and the Eton Rural District.

1950–1983: As a result of the first general review Eton and Slough became a borough constituency. The Municipal Borough of Slough and the Eton Urban District...
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