|Former County constituency |
for the House of Commons
|County||Lincolnshire (the area is now in North Lincolnshire)|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Brigg & Scunthorpe|
|Created from||North Lincolnshire|
Brigg was a county constituency centred on the town of Brigg in North Lincolnshire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.
The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election when it was replaced by the new constituency of Brigg and Scunthorpe.
1885–1918: The Borough of Great Grimsby, the Sessional Divisions of Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg, and Winterton, and part of the Sessional Division of Grimsby.
1918–1950: The Urban Districts of Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg, Broughton, Brumby and Frodingham, Roxby-cum-Risby, Scunthorpe, and Winterton, and the Rural District of Glanford Brigg.
1950–1974: The Borough of Scunthorpe, the Urban Districts of Barton-upon-Humber and Brigg, and the Rural District of Glanford Brigg.
|1885||Sir Henry Meysey-Thompson, Bt.||Liberal|
|1886||Samuel Danks Waddy||Liberal|
|1894 by-election||John Maunsell Richardson||Conservative|
|1907 by-election||Sir Berkeley Sheffield||Conservative|
|1910 (January)||Alfred Gelder||Liberal|
|1918||Charles Wesley Weldon McLean||Coalition Conservative|
|1922||Sir Berkeley Sheffield||Conservative|
|1931||Michael John Hunter||Conservative|
|1948 by-election||Lance Mallalieu||Labour|
|February 1974||constituency abolished: see Brigg and Scunthorpe|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
|Liberal||Samuel Danks Waddy||3,887||51.1||−14.1|
|Conservative||John Maunsell Richardson||3,722||48.9||+14.1|
|Liberal||Samuel Danks Waddy||4,448||52.5||+1.4|
|Conservative||John Maunsell Richardson||4,021||47.5||−1.4|
|Conservative||John Maunsell Richardson||4,377||50.4||+2.9|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+2.9|
|Conservative||John Maunsell Richardson||4,110||45.7||−1.8|
|Conservative||George Herbert Peake||4,077||45.4||−0.3|
|Conservative||Geoffrey Henry Julian Skeffington Smyth||4,027||41.2||−4.2|
|Conservative||Thomas Jewell Bennett||5,637||46.4||−2.7|
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;
|C||Unionist||Charles Wesley Weldon McLean||8,310||47.2||+0.8|
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing|
|Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.|
|Labour gain from Unionist||Swing||+11.5|
|Conservative||Michael John Hunter||21,809||58.3||+23.3|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+13.4|
|Conservative||Michael John Hunter||18,292||49.7||−8.6|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+8.6|
|Conservative||Anthony Neville Dixon||18,667||41.08||-8.6|
|Labour||Edward Lancelot Mallalieu||27,333||54.58||-4.34|
|Conservative||Meaburn Francis Staniland||18,521||33.74||-7.34|
|Liberal||Denis Martin Cowley||7,438||13.55||New|
|Conservative||Charles P Lawson||23,062||42.54||+8.84|
|Conservative||David S B Hopkins||22,826||45.05||+2.51|
|Conservative||Roland Croft Baker||26,893||48.12||+3.07|
|Conservative||Roland Croft Baker||22,674||38.27||-9.95|
|Liberal||Keith W Baynes||7,088||11.96||New|
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