Windsor (UK Parliament constituency)

Windsor (UK Parliament Constituency)

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Windsor (UK Parliament constituency)

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Windsor is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. In its modern form, it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.

Boundaries

The constituency covers the town of Windsor and various portions of the surrounding area, in Berkshire. It should be noted that from 1974 the local government county boundary changed to add to Berkshire part of the territory north of the Thames. The Eton and Slough areas thus became eligible to be joined with Windsor in a Berkshire county constituency.

Before 1868: The parliamentary borough of Windsor (sometimes known as New Windsor to distinguish it from the nearby settlement of Old Windsor) was based upon a town in the eastern part of the county of Berkshire in South East England, which grew up around Windsor Castle.

1868-1918: The boundaries of the parliamentary borough were extended by the Parliamentary Boundaries Act 1868 (31 & 32 Vict., c. 46). The north boundary of the constituency was on the River Thames, which was then the border between Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. In 1868-1885 the constituency was surrounded to the north by the Buckinghamshire seat. The rest of the borough was adjacent to the Berkshire county constituency. Between 1885-1918 the seat to the north of the Thames was the Wycombe division of Buckinghamshire and the other neighbouring constituency was the Wokingham division of Berkshire.

1918-1950: The parliamentary borough...
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