Barnstaple (UK Parliament constituency)

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Barnstaple
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1935 UK general election map.svg
1935 UK general election map.svg
Context: 1918-1950. Extract from 1935 result: the main yellow area at north (top)
Barnstaple in Devon 1885-1918
18851950
Number of membersone
Replaced by North Devon and Torrington
1295–1885
Number of memberstwo
Type of constituency County constituency

Barnstaple was a constituency centred on the town of Barnstaple in Devon, in the South West of England. It returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1885, thereafter, one.

Contents

It was created in 1295 and abolished for the 1950 general election. Most of the area and the town falls into the North Devon seat.

Boundaries

1885–1918: The Municipal Boroughs of Barnstaple and Bideford, and the Sessional Divisions of Bideford and Braunton.

1918–1950: The Municipal Boroughs of Barnstaple and Bideford, the Urban Districts of Ilfracombe, Lynton, and Northam, and the Rural Districts of Barnstaple and Bideford (including Lundy Island).

Members of Parliament

1295–1885

YearFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
1372 Thomas Raymond
Jan. 1377 Thomas Raymond
Oct. 1377 Thomas Raymond [1]
1385 John Grey [2]
1386 John Bidewell Jocelin Antony
February 1388 Thomas Norris II William Long
September 1388 John Sampford Roger Rede
January 1390 Thomas Norris II Robert Crook
1391 John Aston Robert Cobbley
1393 Richard Colecote John Herberd
1394 Thomas Norris II John Bidewell
1395 Thomas Norris II John Bidewell
January 1397 Robert Napton Thomas Holman
1399 Thomas Hoper Walter Spencer
1402 Robert Napton John But
1406 Thomas Holman alias Pyers John Luttrell
1407 John Bakwell John Hunt
1410 Alfred Wonston John Foxley
1411 Nicholas Broomford Alfred Wonston
May 1413 Thomas Haseley John Broomford
November 1414 John Pyne John Walwyn
1420 William Weldo Walter Prideaux
May 1421 John More II Richard Wood
December 1421 John Cokeworthy II Sir John Trebell
1427 Sir John Trebell
1512 John Culme John Goddisland
1515 John Goddisland ?
1529 Hugh Yeo Anthony Bury
1542 George Rolle ?
1545 George Rolle George Haydon
1547Sir James Wilford died 1550 and repl. by
Sir Arthur Champernowne
Bartholemew Traheron
1553 (Mar) William Gardiner Thomas Prideaux
1553 (Oct) Robert Carey Roger Worthe
1554 (Apr) Sir John Pollard George Ferrers
1554 (Nov) Robert Apley William Salusbury
1555 Robert Apley George Stapleton
1558 Richard Skinner William Salusbury
1558/9Sir John Chichester John Darte
1562/3 Arthur Bassett Robert Apley
1571 Peter Wentworth [3] Robert Apley
1572 Vincent Skinner Robert Apley
1584 John Peryam Robert Prowse
1586 Thomas Hinson Lewis Darte
1588 Thomas Hinson John Doddridge
1593 George Chittinge Richard Leye
1597 Thomas Hinson George Peard
1601 Richard Martin [4] Edward Hancock
1604 Thomas Hinson George Peard
1614 John Gostlin [5] John Delbridge
1621 John Delbridge Pentecost Dodderidge
1624 John Delbridge Pentecost Dodderidge
1625 John Delbridge Pentecost Dodderidge
1626 Sir Alexander St John John Delbridge
1628 Sir Alexander St John John Delbridge
1640 April George Peard Thomas Matthew
1640 November George Peard Richard Ferris
Peard died; Ferrers disabled
1646 Philip Skippon John Dodderidge
1653Not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 John Dodderidge
1656 Sir John Coppleston
1659 Sir John Coppleston George Walters
1660 John Rolle Nicholas Dennys
1661 Sir John Chichester, of Raleigh
1667 Sir John Northcote
1677 John Basset
February 1679 Sir Hugh Acland
October 1679 Arthur Acland
1680 Richard Lee
1685 Sir Arthur Chichester
1689 Richard Lee
1690 Sir George Hutchins Arthur Champneys
1695 Sir Nicholas Hooper Tory
1705 Samuel Rolle
1708 Richard Acland
1713 Sir Arthur Chichester
1715 John Rolle
1718 John Basset
1721 Sir Hugh Acland
1722 Lieutenant-General Thomas Whetham
1727 Richard Coffin Theophilus Fortescue
1734 Sir John Chichester
1740 John Basset
1741 John Harris Henry Rolle
1747 Thomas Benson
1748 Sir Bourchier Wrey
1754 John Harris Whig George Amyand [6] Whig
1761 Denys Rolle
1766 John Clevland Whig [7]
1774 William Devaynes Tory [7]
1780 Francis Basset
1784 William Devaynes Tory [7]
1796 Richard Wilson Whig [7]
1802 William Devaynes Tory [7] Captain Sir Edward Pellew Tory [7]
1804 Viscount Ebrington Whig [7]
1806 William Taylor Tory [7]
1807 George Woodford Thellusson Tory [7]
January 1812 William Busk Whig [7]
October 1812 Sir Manasseh Masseh Lopes [8] Tory [7] Sir Eyre Coote Tory [7]
1818 Francis Ommanney Tory [7]
1820 Michael Nolan Tory [7]
1824 Frederick Hodgson Tory [7]
1826 Henry Alexander Tory [7]
1830 Stephens Lyne-Stephens Tory [7] George Tudor Tory [7]
1831 Frederick Hodgson Tory [7] John Chichester Whig [7] [9] [10]
1832 Charles St John Fancourt Tory [7]
1834 Conservative [7]
1837 Frederick Hodgson Conservative [7]
1841 Montague Gore Conservative [7]
1847 Richard Bremridge Conservative Hon. John Fortescue Whig [11] [12]
1852 [13] Sir William Fraser Conservative
1854 John Laurie [14] Conservative Richard Samuel Guinness Conservative
1855 George Stucley Conservative
1857 John Laurie Conservative Sir William Fraser Conservative
1859 John Ferguson Davie Liberal George Potts Liberal
1863 Thomas Lloyd [15] Liberal
1864 Richard Bremridge Conservative
1865 Sir George Stucley Conservative Thomas Cave Liberal
1868 Charles Henry Williams Conservative
1874 Samuel Danks Waddy Liberal
February 1880 Newton Wallop Liberal
April 1880 Sir Robert Carden Conservative
1885 Representation reduced to one member

1885–1950

YearMemberParty
1885 George Pitt-Lewis Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1892 Alfred Billson Liberal
1895 Cameron Gull Liberal Unionist
1900 Ernest Soares Liberal
1911 Godfrey Baring Liberal
1918 Tudor Rees Liberal
1922 Basil Peto Conservative
1923 Tudor Rees Liberal
1924 Basil Peto Unionist
1935 Richard Acland Liberal
1942 Common Wealth
1945 Christopher Peto Conservative
1950 constituency abolished

Election results

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Barnstaple and North Devon historical election results

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1830: Barnstaple [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Stephens Lyne-Stephens 37039.0
Tory George Tudor 33235.0
Tory Colin Campbell24625.9
Majority869.1
Turnout 522
Tory hold Swing
Tory hold Swing
General election 1831: Barnstaple [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Frederick Hodgson 24537.9N/A
Whig John Chichester 21833.7N/A
Tory George Tudor 18328.36.7
Turnout 381
Majority274.24.9
Tory hold Swing N/A
Majority355.4N/A
Whig gain from Tory Swing N/A
General election 1832: Barnstaple [7] [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig John Chichester 51942.5+8.8
Tory Charles St. John Fancourt 34928.637.6
Radical Thomas Northmore 22518.4N/A
Whig George Hervey12910.6N/A
Turnout 68495.0
Registered electors 720
Majority17013.9+8.5
Whig hold Swing 5.0
Majority12410.1+5.9
Tory hold Swing 21.0
General election 1835: Barnstaple [7] [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig John Chichester 54244.9+2.4
Conservative Charles St. John Fancourt 52843.7+15.1
Whig James Stewart13411.1+0.5
Conservative J Woolley30.2N/A
Turnout 74894.70.3
Registered electors 790
Majority141.212.7
Whig hold Swing 2.6
Majority39432.6+22.5
Conservative hold Swing +6.8
General election 1837: Barnstaple [7] [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig John Chichester 38735.520.5
Conservative Frederick Hodgson 35632.611.1
Conservative William Best [17] 34831.9+20.8
Majority312.8+1.6
Turnout 66683.910.8
Registered electors 794
Whig hold Swing 12.3
Conservative hold Swing 0.4

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Barnstaple [7] [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Frederick Hodgson 36025.86.8
Conservative Montague Gore 34925.039.5
Whig John Fortescue 34624.7+7.0
Whig John Chichester 34324.5+6.8
Majority30.2N/A
Turnout 70186.9+3.0
Registered electors 771
Conservative hold Swing 6.9
Conservative gain from Whig Swing 23.2
General election 1847: Barnstaple [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Richard Bremridge 46438.2+13.2
Whig John Fortescue 39632.6+6.8
Conservative Frederick Hodgson 35629.319.9
Turnout 608 (est)77.8 (est)9.1
Registered electors 781
Majority685.6+5.4
Conservative hold Swing +4.9
Majority403.3N/A
Whig gain from Conservative Swing +6.8

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1852: Barnstaple [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative William Fraser 40635.9+6.6
Conservative Richard Bremridge 39334.73.5
Whig Hugh Fortescue [12] 33229.43.2
Majority615.40.2
Turnout 732 (est)94.9 (est)+16.1
Registered electors 771
Conservative hold Swing +4.1
Conservative gain from Whig Swing 1.0

The election was declared void on petition, due to bribery, causing a by-election. [18]

By-election, 25 August 1854: Barnstaple [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Laurie 33335.40.5
Conservative Richard Samuel Guinness 32334.30.4
Whig William Tite [19] 28630.4+1.0
Majority373.91.5
Turnout 614 (est)78.3 (est)16.6
Registered electors 784
Conservative hold Swing 0.5
Conservative hold Swing 0.5

Laurie's election was declared void on petition, due to bribery, causing a by-election. [20]

By-election, 10 March 1855: Barnstaple [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative George Buck Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1857: Barnstaple [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative William Fraser 34434.71.2
Conservative John Laurie 25225.49.3
Radical James Taylor [21] 18018.2N/A
Peelite George Potts [22] 17918.1N/A
Conservative Henry Thoby Prinsep 363.6N/A
Majority727.3+1.9
Turnout 496 (est)66.8 (est)28.1
Registered electors 742
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1859: Barnstaple [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal John Ferguson Davie 34834.0+15.8
Liberal George Potts 26626.0+7.9
Conservative George Stucley 21020.54.9
Conservative William Fraser 19919.515.2
Majority565.5N/A
Turnout 512 (est)73.8 (est)+7.0
Registered electors 693
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +9.0

Elections in the 1860s

Potts' death caused a by-election.

By-election, 20 Oct 1863: Barnstaple [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Thomas Lloyd 30551.88.2
Conservative Richard Bremridge 28448.2+8.2
Majority213.61.9
Turnout 58979.8+6.0
Registered electors 738
Liberal hold Swing 8.2

On petition, Lloyd's election was declared void due to bribery and, on 15 April 1864, Bremridge was declared elected. [24]

General election 1865: Barnstaple [16] [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative George Stucley 36428.9+8.4
Liberal Thomas Cave 33126.37.7
Conservative Howell Gwyn30224.0+4.5
Liberal Henry Hawkins 26220.85.2
Turnout 630 (est)88.0 (est)+14.2
Registered electors 715
Majority332.6N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.4
Majority292.33.2
Liberal hold Swing 7.1
General election 1868: Barnstaple [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Thomas Cave 79135.2+8.9
Conservative Charles Henry Williams 78835.117.8
Liberal William Herbert Evans [26] 66729.7+8.9
Turnout 1,517 (est)95.1 (est)+7.1
Registered electors 1,596
Majority30.1+2.2
Liberal hold Swing +8.9
Majority1215.4+2.8
Conservative hold Swing 8.9

Elections in the 1870s

General election 1874: Barnstaple [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Thomas Cave 75728.76.5
Liberal Samuel Danks Waddy 67525.64.1
Conservative John Fleming 62223.6+6.0
Conservative John Holt [27] 58022.0+4.4
Majority532.0+1.9
Turnout 1,317 (est)82.8 (est)12.3
Registered electors 1,591
Liberal hold Swing 5.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing 5.1

Elections in the 1880s

Waddy resigned in order to contest Sheffield, causing a by-election.

By-election, 12 Feb 1880: Barnstaple [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Newton Wallop 81753.11.2
Conservative Robert Carden 72146.9+1.3
Majority966.2+4.2
Turnout 1,53893.4+10.6 (est)
Registered electors 1,646
Liberal hold Swing 1.3
General election 1880: Barnstaple (two seats) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Carden 85635.9+12.3
Liberal Newton Wallop 81134.0+5.3
Liberal Henry Grenfell [28] 72030.2+4.6
Majority451.9N/A
Turnout 1,194 (est)72.5 (est)10.3 (est)
Registered electors 1,646
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.5
Liberal hold Swing 0.8
Kekewich Kekewich.jpg
Kekewich
General election 1885: Barnstaple [29] [30] [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal George Pitt-Lewis 4,57755.19.1
Conservative Arthur Kekewich 3,73444.9+9.0
Majority84310.2N/A
Turnout 8,31181.6+9.1 (est)
Registered electors 10,189
Liberal win
General election 1886: Barnstaple [29] [30] [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Unionist George Pitt-Lewis 4,22258.8+13.9
Liberal Isaac Leadam 2,96041.213.9
Majority1,26217.6N/A
Turnout 7,18270.511.1
Registered electors 10,189
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +13.9

Elections in the 1890s

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Billson
General election 1892: Barnstaple [29] [30] [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Alfred Billson 4,38350.9+9.7
Liberal Unionist W Leedham White4,23649.19.7
Majority1471.8N/A
Turnout 8,61982.5+12.0
Registered electors 10,442
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +9.7
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Gull
General election 1895: Barnstaple [29] [30] [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Unionist Cameron Gull 4,82551.2+2.1
Liberal Alfred Billson 4,59348.82.1
Majority2322.4N/A
Turnout 9,41886.5+4.0
Registered electors 10,885
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +2.1

Elections in the 1900s

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Soares
General election 1900: Barnstaple [29] [30] [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Ernest Soares 5,00751.8+3.0
Liberal Unionist Cameron Gull 4,66048.23.0
Majority3473.6N/A
Turnout 9,66781.15.4
Registered electors 11,916
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +3.0
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Horne
General election 1906: Barnstaple [29] [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Ernest Soares 6,51059.3+7.5
Conservative Edgar Horne 4,46540.77.5
Majority2,04518.6+15.0
Turnout 10,97585.0+3.9
Registered electors 12,908
Liberal hold Swing +7.5

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: Barnstaple [29] [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Ernest Soares 6,23653.85.5
Liberal Unionist George Borwick 5,35446.2+5.5
Majority8827.611.0
Turnout 88.3+3.3
Liberal hold Swing 5.5
By-election, March 1910: Barnstaple [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Ernest Soares Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election December 1910: Barnstaple [29] [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Ernest Soares 6,04754.0+0.2
Liberal Unionist Charles Sandbach Parker 5,15546.00.2
Majority8928.0+0.4
Turnout 85.33.0
Liberal hold Swing +0.2
Baring 1906 Godfrey Baring MP.jpg
Baring
1911 Barnstaple by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Godfrey Baring 6,23952.02.0
Liberal Unionist Charles Sandbach Parker 5,75148.0+2.0
Majority4.04.0
Turnout 88.2
Liberal hold Swing 2.0

General election 1914/15:

Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

General election 1918: Barnstaple [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Tudor Rees 11,28151.40.6
Unionist Charles Sandbach Parker 10,67948.6+0.6
Majority6022.81.2
Turnout 69.119.1
Liberal hold Swing 0.6

Both candidates supported the Coalition Government; Rees may have received its endorsement.

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1922: Barnstaple [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Basil Peto 13,79350.3+1.7
Liberal Tudor Rees 13,61949.71.7
Majority1740.63.4
Turnout 83.1+14.0
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +1.7
General election 1923: Barnstaple [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Tudor Rees 14,88050.1+0.4
Unionist Basil Peto 13,61445.84.5
Labour Richard W. Gifford1,2254.1n/a
Majority1,2664.34.9
Turnout 87.6+4.5
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +2.5
General election 1924: Barnstaple [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Basil Peto 15,47952.0+6.2
Liberal Tudor Rees 14,28448.02.1
Majority1,1954.08.3
Turnout 85.9
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +4.1
General election 1929: Barnstaple [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Basil Peto 17,38245.96.1
Liberal David Marshall Mason 16,59343.94.1
Labour Donald Evan Mullins3,86410.2n/a
Majority7892.02.0
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing 1.0

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1931: Barnstaple [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Basil Peto 20,02852.2+6.3
Liberal Richard Acland 18,31847.8+3.9
Majority1,7104.5+2.5
Turnout 38,34686.3
Conservative hold Swing +1.2
General election 1935: Barnstaple [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Richard Acland 19,43250.6
Conservative Benjamin Lampard-Vachell 18,97849.4
Majority4541.2
Turnout 83.8
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

General election 1939/40:

Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Barnstaple [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Christopher Peto 17,82242.6
Liberal Mark Bonham Carter 13,75232.9
Labour Ivor Arthur Jack Williams10,23724.5
Majority4,0709.7
Turnout 41,81175.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Notes

  1. Woodger, L. S. "RAYMOND, Thomas (d.1418), of Simpson in Holsworthy, Devon". In Roskell, J.S.; Clark, L.; Rawcliffe, C. (eds.). The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421 . Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. Woodger, L. S. "GREY, John I (d.1413), of Exeter, Devon". In Roskell, J.S.; Clark, L.; Rawcliffe, C. (eds.). The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421 . Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. Lee, Sidney, ed. (1899). "Wentworth, Peter (1530?-1596)"  . Dictionary of National Biography . 60. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 261.
  4. William Wroth, Warwick (1893). "Martin, Richard (1570–1618)"  . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography . 36. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 291–292.
  5. Venn, John (1890). "Gostlin, John (1566?–1626)"  . In Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney (eds.). Dictionary of National Biography . 22. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 256.
  6. Created a baronet, 1764
  7. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S. (ed.). The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 64–66. ISBN   0-900178-13-2.
  8. Lopes was re-elected at the general election of 1818, but on petition was unseated for bribery
  9. Churton, Edward (1838). The Assembled Commons or Parliamentary Biographer: 1838. pp. 54–55. Retrieved 26 October 2018 via Google Books.
  10. "The Elections" . Morning Post. 27 July 1837. pp. 2–4. Retrieved 26 October 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  11. "General Election" . Dublin Evening Mail. 16 July 1852. p. 4. Retrieved 14 October 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  12. 1 2 Sanders, Lloyd Charles (1912). "Fortescue, Hugh"  . Dictionary of National Biography (2nd supplement). London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  13. At the election of 1852 Fraser and Bremridge were declared elected, but on petition the election was declared void and the constituency's writ was suspended. After investigation by a Royal Commission, a new writ was issued and a by-election was held
  14. Laurie's election at the by-election of 1854 was declared void on petition, and a second by-election held
  15. On petition, Lloyd's election was declared void and after scrutiny of the votes Bremridge was declared duly elected
  16. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN   978-1-349-02349-3.
  17. "Barnstaple Election" . Exeter and Plymouth Gazette. 29 July 1837. p. 6. Retrieved 7 September 2019 via British Newspaper Archive.
  18. "Barnstaple" . Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard. 17 September 1853. p. 2. Retrieved 28 January 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  19. Bartlett, Peter (1999). "1859 and its Aftermath". The Poor Law of Lunacy: The Administration of Pauper Lunatics in Mid-Nineteenth-Century England. London: Leicester University Press. p. 218. ISBN   0718501047 . Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  20. "The Barnstaple Election Committee" . Chelmsford Chronicle. 9 March 1855. p. 4. Retrieved 7 April 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  21. "Election Movements" . Leigh Chronicle and Weekly District Advertiser. 21 March 1857. p. 3. Retrieved 7 April 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  22. "North Devon" . Western Times. 4 April 1857. p. 5. Retrieved 7 April 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  23. "Barnstaple Election" . Exeter and Plymouth Gazette. 4 April 1857. p. 5. Retrieved 7 April 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  24. "The Barnstaple Election Petition" . Exeter and Plymouth Gazette. 15 April 1864. p. 5. Retrieved 28 January 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  25. "Barnstaple Election" . Hertford Mercury and Reformer. 22 July 1865. p. 3. Retrieved 28 January 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  26. "To the Electors of Barnstaple" . North Devon Journal . 26 November 1868. p. 4. Retrieved 28 January 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  27. "Barnstaple Election" . North Devon Journal . 9 October 1873. p. 1. Retrieved 27 December 2017 via British Newspaper Archive.
  28. "Mr H. R. Grenfell". North Devon Journal . 25 March 1880. p. 9. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  29. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  30. 1 2 3 4 5 6 The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  31. Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  32. 1 2 Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1896
  33. 1 2 Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  34. 1 2 Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  35. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  36. The Liberal Magazine, 1939

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Lancaster was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of England then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1867, centred on the historic city of Lancaster in north-west England. It was represented by two Members of Parliament until the constituency was disenfranchised for corruption in 1867.

Falkirk Burghs was a district of burghs constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 to 1918. The constituency comprised the burghs of Falkirk, Airdrie, Hamilton, Lanark and Linlithgow, lying in Stirlingshire, Lanarkshire and Linlithgowshire.

Montgomery was a constituency in the House of Commons of England and later in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member, but was abolished in 1918.

Petersfield (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1832-1983

Petersfield was an English Parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Petersfield in Hampshire. It existed for several hundred years until its abolition for the 1983 general election.

Clitheroe (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1832-1983

Clitheroe was a parliamentary constituency in Lancashire.

Southampton was a parliamentary constituency which was represented in the British House of Commons. Centred on the town of Southampton, it returned two members of parliament (MPs) from 1295 until it was abolished for the 1950 general election.

Evesham was a parliamentary constituency in Worcestershire which was represented in the British House of Commons. Originally a parliamentary borough consisting of the town of Evesham, it was first represented in 1295. After this its franchise lapsed for several centuries, but it then returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) from 1604 until 1868, when its representation was reduced to one member under the Representation of the People Act 1867.

Norwich was a borough constituency which was represented in the House of Commons of England from 1298 to 1707, in the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801 until it was abolished for the 1950 general election. Consisting of the city of Norwich in Norfolk, it returned two members of parliament (MPs), elected by the bloc vote system.

Coventry (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1885-1945

Coventry was a borough constituency which was represented in the House of Commons of England and its successors, the House of Commons of Great Britain and the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

Launceston, also known at some periods as Dunheved, was a parliamentary constituency in Cornwall which returned two Members of Parliament to the British House of Commons from 1295 until 1832, and one member from 1832 until 1918. It was a parliamentary borough until 1885, and a county constituency thereafter.

Boston was a parliamentary borough in Lincolnshire, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1547 until 1885, and then one member from 1885 until 1918, when the constituency was abolished.

Plymouth was a parliamentary borough in Devon, which elected two members of parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons in 1298 and again from 1442 until 1918, when the borough was merged with the neighbouring Devonport and the combined area divided into three single-member constituencies.

Great Marlow, sometimes simply called Marlow, was a parliamentary borough in Buckinghamshire. It elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons between 1301 and 1307, and again from 1624 until 1868, and then one member from 1868 until 1885, when the borough was abolished.

John Laurie was a British Conservative politician.

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