Buckinghamshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Buckinghamshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1265–1885
Number of memberstwo
Replaced by Aylesbury, Buckingham and Wycombe

Buckinghamshire is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency. It 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 1885.

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Its most prominent member was Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.

Boundaries and boundary changes

This county constituency consisted of the historic county of Buckinghamshire, in south-eastern England to the north-west of the modern Greater London region. Its southern boundary was the River Thames. See History of Buckinghamshire for maps of the historic county and details about it.

The county returned two knights of the shire until 1832 and three 1832-1885. The place of election for the county was at the county town of Aylesbury. Aylesbury replaced Buckingham as the county town in 1529.

The county, up to 1885, also contained the borough constituencies of Amersham (originally enfranchised with 2 seats from 1300, revived 1625, disenfranchised 1832), Aylesbury (originally enfranchised with 2 seats from 1302, revived 1554), Buckingham (2 seats from 1529, 1 seat from 1868), Chipping Wycombe (2 seats from 1300, 1 seat from 1868), Great Marlow (2 seats 1625-1868, 1 seat from 1868) and Wendover (2 seats 1625-1832, disenfranchised 1832).

In 1885 the county was split into three single-member county divisions. These were Aylesbury, Buckingham and Wycombe.

Aylesbury, Buckingham, Chipping Wycombe and Great Marlow were disenfranchised as borough constituencies. There were no remaining Parliamentary boroughs in the county from 1885.

Members of Parliament

Preliminary note: The English civil year started on 25 March until 1752 (Scotland having changed to 1 January in 1600). The year used in the lists of Parliaments in this article have been converted to the new style where necessary. Old style dates would be a year earlier than the new style for days between 1 January and 24 March. No attempt has been made to compensate for the eleven days which did not occur in September 1752 in both England and Scotland as well as other British controlled territories (when the day after 2 September was 14 September), so as to bring the British Empire fully in line with the Gregorian calendar.

Constituency created (1265): See Simon de Montfort's Parliament for further details. Knights of the shire are known to have been summoned to most Parliaments from 1290 (19th Parliament of King Edward I of England) and to every one from 1320 (19th Parliament of King Edward II of England).

Knights of the shire 1290–1660

For a list see Knights of Buckinghamshire

Knights of the shire 1660–1832

YearFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
April 1660 Thomas Tyrrell Sir William Bowyer, 1st Bt.
August 1660 William Tyringham
1679 Hon. Thomas Wharton Whig John Hampden
1681 Richard Hampden Whig
1685 Viscount Brackley Whig
1689 Sir Thomas Lee, 1st Bt.
1690 Richard Hampden Whig
1695 Sir Richard Atkins, 2nd Bt.
February 1696 The Viscount Newhaven Tory
December 1696Henry Neale
1698 Goodwin Wharton Whig
1701 Robert Dormer
1702 The Viscount Newhaven Tory
1704 Sir Richard Temple, 4th Bt. Whig
1705 Robert Dormer
1706 William Egerton
1708 Sir Edmund Denton, 1st Bt. Richard Hampden
1710 The Viscount Fermanagh Tory
1713 John Fleetwood
1715 Richard Hampden
1722 Montague Garrard Drake Sir Thomas Lee, 3rd Bt.
1727 Sir William Stanhope Richard Hampden (died 1728)
1729 Sir Thomas Lee, 3rd Bt.
1741 Richard Grenville Whig Richard Lowndes
1747 Sir William Stanhope
1768 The Earl Verney Whig
1774 George Grenville Whig
1779 Thomas Grenville Whig
1784 William Grenville Whig Sir John Aubrey, 6th Bt.
June 1790 The Earl Verney Whig
December 1790 James Grenville
1791 Marquess of Titchfield Tory
1797 Earl Temple
1810 William Selby Lowndes
1813 Thomas Grenville
1818 Marquess of Chandos Tory
1820 Robert Smith Whig
1831 John Smith Whig
1832Third member added

Knights of the shire 1832–1885

ElectionFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond partyThird memberThird party
1832 Richard Temple-Grenville Tory [1] John Smith Whig [1] Sir George Dashwood, 5th Bt. Whig [1]
1834 Conservative [1]
1835 Sir William Young, 4th Bt Conservative [1] James Backwell Praed Conservative [1]
1837 by-election George Simon Harcourt Conservative [1]
1839 by-election Caledon Du Pré Conservative [1]
1841 Charles Scott-Murray Conservative [1]
1842 by-election Hon. William FitzMaurice Conservative [1]
1845 by-election Christopher Tower Conservative
1847 Hon. Charles Cavendish Whig [2] [3] [4] Benjamin Disraeli Conservative
1857 William Cavendish Whig [5] [6] [7]
1859 Liberal
1863 by-election Robert Harvey Conservative
1868 Nathaniel Lambert Liberal
1874 Sir Robert Harvey, Bt Conservative
1876 by-election Hon. Thomas Fremantle Conservative
1880 Rupert Carington Liberal
1885 Constituency divided. See Aylesbury, Buckingham and Wycombe

Elections

In multi-member elections the bloc voting system was used. Voters could cast a vote for one or two (or three in three-member elections 1832-1868) candidates, as they chose. The leading candidates with the largest number of votes were elected. In 1868 the limited vote was introduced, which restricted an individual elector to using one or two votes, in elections to fill three seats.

In by-elections, to fill a single seat, the first past the post system applied.

After 1832, when registration of voters was introduced, a turnout figure is given for contested elections. In three-member elections, when the exact number of participating voters is unknown, this is calculated by dividing the number of votes by three (to 1868) and two thereafter. To the extent that electors did not use all their votes this will be an underestimate of turnout.

Where a party had more than one candidate in one or both of a pair of successive elections change is calculated for each individual candidate, otherwise change is based on the party vote.

Candidates for whom no party has been identified are classified as Non Partisan. The candidate might have been associated with a party or faction in Parliament or consider himself to belong to a particular political tradition. Political parties before the 19th century were not as cohesive or organised as they later became. Contemporary commentators (even the reputed leaders of parties or factions) in the 18th century did not necessarily agree who the party supporters were. The traditional parties, which had arisen in the late 17th century, became increasingly irrelevant to politics in the 18th century (particularly after 1760), although for some contests in some constituencies party labels were still used. It was only towards the end of the century that party labels began to acquire some meaning again, although this process was by no means complete for several more generations.'

Sources: The results for elections 1660-1790 were taken from the History of Parliament Trust publications. The results are based on Stooks Smith from 1790 until the 1832 United Kingdom general election and Craig from 1832. Where Stooks Smith gives additional information after 1832 this is indicated in a note.

1660-70s1680-90s1700-10s1720-30s1740-50s1760-70s1780-90s1800-10s1820-30s1840-50s1860-80s

Elections in the 1660-70s

General election 11 April 1660: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan William Bowyer UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Thomas Tyrrell UnopposedN/AN/A
By-election 22 August 1660: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan William Tyringham UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A
General election 1661: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan William Bowyer 1,49927.58N/A
Non Partisan William Tyringham 1,37925.37N/A
Non Partisan Richard Hampden 1,31524.20N/A
Non Partisan R. Winwood 1,24222.85N/A
General election 5 February 1679: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan John Hampden UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Thomas Wharton UnopposedN/AN/A

Elections in the 1680-90s

General election 1680: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan John Hampden UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Thomas Wharton UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 2 February 1681: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Richard Hampden UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Thomas Wharton UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 10 April 1685: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig John Egerton 2,43044.66N/A
Whig Thomas Wharton 1,80433.16N/A
Non Partisan T. Hackett 1,20722.18N/A
General election 10 January 1689: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Thomas Lee UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Thomas Wharton UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 19 February 1690: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Richard Hampden UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Thomas Wharton UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 30 October 1695: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Richard Atkins UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Thomas Wharton UnopposedN/AN/A
By-election 24 February 1696: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory William Cheyne UnopposedN/AN/A
Tory gain from Whig Swing N/A
By-election 31 December 1696: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Henry NealeUnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A
General election 27 August 1698: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory William Cheyne UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Goodwin Wharton UnopposedN/AN/A

Elections in the 1700-10s

General election February 1701: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory William Cheyne UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Goodwin Wharton UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 10 December 1701: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Robert Dormer UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Goodwin Wharton UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 22 July 1702: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory William Cheyne UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Goodwin Wharton UnopposedN/AN/A
By-election 8 November 1704: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Richard Temple UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig gain from Non Partisan Swing N/A
General election 24 May 1705: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Robert Dormer UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Richard Temple UnopposedN/AN/A
By-election 27 February 1706: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan William Egerton UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A
General election 18 May 1708: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Edmund Denton UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Richard Hampden UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 4 October 1710: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Edmund Denton UnopposedN/AN/A
Tory John Verney UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 2 September 1713: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory John Verney UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan John Fleetwood UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 2 February 1715: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan John Fleetwood UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Richard Hampden UnopposedN/AN/A
By-election 4 July 1716: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Richard Hampden UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A
By-election 9 April 1717: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Richard Hampden UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1720-30s

General election 4 April 1722: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Montague Garrard Drake 2,44137.21N/A
Non Partisan Thomas Lee 2,41536.81N/A
Non Partisan Fleetwood Dormer 1,70425.98N/A
General election 16 August 1727: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Hon. William Stanhope 2,31039.39N/A
Non Partisan Richard Hampden 1,90332.45N/A
Non Partisan William Gore 1,65128.16N/A
By-election 29 January 1729: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Thomas Lee UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A
General election 1734: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan William Stanhope 2,41443.96N/A
Non Partisan Thomas Lee 1,76332.11N/A
Non Partisan Richard Lowndes 1,31423.93N/A

Elections in the 1740-50s

General election 6 May 1741: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Richard Grenville UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Richard Lowndes UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 6 July 1747: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Richard Lowndes UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Hon. William Stanhope UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 17 April 1754: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Richard Lowndes UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan William Stanhope UnopposedN/AN/A

Elections in the 1760-70s

General election 4 April 1761: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Richard Lowndes UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Hon. William Stanhope UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 28 March 1768: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Richard Lowndes UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Ralph Verney UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 19 October 1774: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig George Grenville UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Ralph Verney UnopposedN/AN/A
By-election 25 October 1779: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Thomas Grenville UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1780-90s

General election 13 September 1780: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Thomas Grenville UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Ralph Verney UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 21 April 1784: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig William Grenville 2,26139.55N/A
Non Partisan John Aubrey 1,74030.44N/A
Whig Ralph Verney 1,71630.02N/A
By-election 19 June 1789: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig William Grenville UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
General election 22 June 1790: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory William Bentinck UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Ralph Verney UnopposedN/AN/A
By-election 27 December 1790: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan James Grenville UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan gain from Whig Swing N/A
General election 1 June 1796: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan James Grenville UnopposedN/AN/A
Tory William Bentinck UnopposedN/AN/A
By-election 30 June 1797: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Earl Temple UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1800-10s

General election July 1802: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Earl Temple UnopposedN/AN/A
Tory William Bentinck UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 1806: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Earl Temple UnopposedN/AN/A
Tory William Bentinck UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 11 May 1807: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Earl Temple UnopposedN/AN/A
Tory William Bentinck UnopposedN/AN/A
By-election 3 January 1810: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan William Selby Lowndes UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan gain from Tory Swing N/A
General election 1812: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan William Selby Lowndes UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Earl Temple UnopposedN/AN/A
By-election 6 March 1813: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan Thomas Grenville UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A
General election 22 June 1818: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Non Partisan William Selby Lowndes UnopposedN/AN/A
Tory Earl Temple UnopposedN/AN/A

Elections in the 1820-30s

General election 13 March 1820: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Robert Smith UnopposedN/AN/A
Tory Richard Temple-Grenville UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 1826: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Richard Temple-Grenville UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Robert Smith UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 1830: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Richard Temple-Grenville UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Robert Smith UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 9 May 1831: Buckinghamshire (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Richard Temple-Grenville 1,59442.18N/A
Whig John Smith 1,28433.98N/A
Whig Pascoe Grenfell 90123.84N/A
General election 17 December 1832: Buckinghamshire (3 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Richard Temple-Grenville 2,85633.848.34
Liberal John Smith 2,40228.465.52
Liberal George Dashwood 1,64719.51+19.51
Conservative Charles Scott Murray 1,53618.20+18.20
Turnout 5,30678.95N/A
General election 10 January 1835: Buckinghamshire (3 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Richard Temple-Grenville 3,09428.914.93
Conservative William Young 2,39422.37+22.37
Conservative James Backwell Praed 2,17920.36+20.36
Liberal George Dashwood 1,67215.623.89
Liberal John Lee1,36512.75+12.75
Turnout 5,37173.475.48
By-election 20 February 1837: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative George Simon Harcourt 2,23369.46+69.46
Liberal George Dashwood 98230.54+14.92
Majority1,25138.91N/A
Turnout 5,76055.8217.65
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1837: Buckinghamshire (3 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Richard Temple-Grenville 2,99328.78+28.78
Conservative George Simon Harcourt 2,70426.0043.46
Conservative William Young 2,63325.32+25.32
Liberal George Robert Smith 2,07119.91+19.91
Turnout 5,76077.50+21.68
By-election 18 February 1839: Buckinghamshire
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Caledon Du Pré UnopposedN/AN/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1840-50s

General election 5 July 1841: Buckinghamshire (3 seats) [1] [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative William Young 2,578 29.8
Conservative Caledon Du Pré 2,572 29.8
Conservative Charles Scott-Murray 2,547 29.5
Whig John Lee4955.7
Radical Henry Morgan Vane 4505.2
Majority2,05223.7
Turnout 3,07149.9
Registered electors 6,156
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
By-election, 15 July 1842: Buckinghamshire [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative William Fitzmaurice Unopposed
Conservative hold
By-election, 21 February 1845: Buckinghamshire [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Christopher Tower Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 4 August 1847: Buckinghamshire (3 seats) [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Charles Cavendish Unopposed
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli Unopposed
Conservative Caledon Du Pré Unopposed
Registered electors 5,798
Whig gain from Conservative
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
By-election 12 March 1852: Buckinghamshire [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1852: Buckinghamshire (3 seats) [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Caledon Du Pré 2,000 33.2 N/A
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli 1,973 32.7 N/A
Whig Charles Cavendish 1,403 23.3 N/A
Radical John Lee [9] 65610.9N/A
Majority5709.4N/A
Turnout 3,016 (est)53.3 (est)N/A
Registered electors 5,659
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
General election 1857: Buckinghamshire (3 seats) [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Charles Cavendish Unopposed
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli Unopposed
Conservative Caledon Du Pré Unopposed
Registered electors 5,353
Whig hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
By-election 28 December 1857: Buckinghamshire [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig William Cavendish 1,617 52.7 N/A
Conservative Charles Baillie-Hamilton 1,45447.3N/A
Majority1635.3N/A
Turnout 3,07157.4N/A
Registered electors 5,353
Whig hold Swing N/A
By-election 8 March 1858: Buckinghamshire [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1859: Buckinghamshire (3 seats) [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal William Cavendish Unopposed
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli Unopposed
Conservative Caledon Du Pré Unopposed
Registered electors 5,343
Liberal hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1860-80s

By-election 29 December 1863: Buckinghamshire [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Harvey 2,311 88.1 N/A
Liberal John Lee31311.9N/A
Majority1,99876.1N/A
Turnout 2,62445.0N/A
Registered electors 5,836
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A
General election 1865: Buckinghamshire (3 seats) [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli Unopposed
Conservative Caledon Du Pré Unopposed
Conservative Robert Harvey Unopposed
Registered electors 6,126
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative gain from Liberal
By-election 13 July 1866: Buckinghamshire [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 19 November 1868: Buckinghamshire (3 seats) [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli Unopposed
Conservative Caledon Du Pré Unopposed
Liberal Nathaniel Lambert Unopposed
Registered electors 7,894
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
General election 14 February 1874: Buckinghamshire (3 seats) [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli 2,999 38.6 N/A
Conservative Robert Harvey 2,902 37.3 N/A
Liberal Nathaniel Lambert 1,720 22.1 N/A
Ind. Conservative William Talley [10] 1511.9N/A
Turnout 4,822 (est)65.4 (est)N/A
Registered electors 7,368
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Majority1,18215.2N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Majority1,56920.2N/A
By-election 17 March 1874: Buckinghamshire [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli Unopposed
Conservative hold
By-election 22 September 1876: Buckinghamshire [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Thomas Fremantle 2,725 51.8 24.1
Liberal Rupert Carington 2,53948.2+26.1
Majority1863.511.7
Turnout 5,26472.4+7.0
Registered electors 7,273
Conservative hold Swing 25.1
General election 10 April 1880: Buckinghamshire (3 seats) [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Harvey 2,956 31.7 5.6
Conservative Thomas Fremantle 2,790 29.9 8.7
Liberal Rupert Carington 2,790 29.9 +7.8
Ind. Conservative Frederick Charsley [11] 7968.5N/A
Turnout 5,746 (est)70.8 (est)+5.4
Registered electors 8,114
Conservative hold Swing 4.8
Conservative hold Swing 6.3
Majority00.015.2
Liberal hold Swing +11.1
Majority1,99421.4+1.2

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Oxfordshire (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1832-1885

Oxfordshire was a county 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 1885. It was represented by two Members of Parliament. In 1832 this was increased to three Members of Parliament. The constituency was abolished in 1885, being split into three single member divisions.

Stamford was a constituency in the county of Lincolnshire of the House of Commons for the Parliament of England to 1706 then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918. It was represented by two Members of Parliament until 1868 when this was reduced to one.

Norfolk was a County 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 1832. It was represented by two Members of Parliament. In 1832 the county was divided for parliamentary purposes into two new two member divisions – East Norfolk and West Norfolk.

Frederick Calvert was a British Whig politician.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Vacant
since 1865
Title last held by
Tiverton
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
27 February – 1 December 1868
Succeeded by
Greenwich
Preceded by
Greenwich
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1874–1876
Vacant
until 1880
Title next held by
Midlothian