Cambridge (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cambridge
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire
EnglandCambridgeshire.svg
Location of Cambridgeshire within England
County Cambridgeshire
Population114,740 (2011 census) [1]
Electorate 74,628 (2018) [2]
Major settlements Cambridge
Current constituency
Created1295
Member of Parliament Daniel Zeichner (Labour)
Number of members1295–1885: Two
1885–present: One

Cambridge is a parliamentary constituency in Cambridgeshire, England represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. [n 1] The constituency was created in 1295 and is centred on the university city of Cambridge.

It was held by the Conservatives from 1967 to 1992, since when it has been represented alternately by both Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

In the 2016 referendum to leave the European Union, the constituency voted 73.8% to remain. [3]

History

Overview of results before 1992

Cambridge returned two Members to Parliament from 1295 until 1885, using the bloc vote system. [4] These were generally townsmen who were involved in local government, with at least sixty mayors of Cambridge having served as MP by 1621. [4] Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 representation was reduced to one member with effect from the 1885 general election. [4]

From 1910 to 1992, Cambridge was Conservative-won, save for 1945-1950 and 1966-1968 when it was Labour-won.

Related extra representation 1603–1950

Historically the city of Cambridge retained some electors and was often the source of MPs to a second constituency, for Cambridge University, covering all successful alumni in its electorate. The university seat was created in 1603 as part of the scheme of University constituencies. Its MPs included Isaac Newton, William Pitt the Younger, Lord Palmerston, George Stokes, Richard Jebb, and Archibald Hill before abolition in 1950.

Overview of results since 1992

In 1992 Cambridge was won by Labour's Anne Campbell, who held onto the seat for 13 years (three Parliamentary terms). In 2005 it was taken by David Howarth of the Liberal Democrats, the first time the party including its two forerunner parties had taken the seat since the 1906 Liberal-progressive landslide; his successor, Julian Huppert, held the seat with an increased majority in the 2010 general election. In 2015 Huppert was unseated by the Labour candidate Daniel Zeichner who took the seat with a thin majority of 599 votes. The 2015 result gave the seat the 7th-smallest majority of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority. [5]

Most recent results of other parties

In 2015 three other parties candidates kept their deposits by winning more than 5% of the vote. In order of public preference these candidates stood for the Conservatives, Green Party and UKIP respectively.

Turnout since 1918

Turnout at general elections has ranged between 86.48% in 1950 to 60.6% in 2001.

Boundaries

2010-present Cambridge wards and postcode districts map Cambridge UK ward map 2010 coloured on Cambridge-Openstreetmap-08-06-13.svg
2010–present Cambridge wards and postcode districts map

1868–1918: The Borough of Cambridge, plus the village of Chesterton. [6]

1918–1950: The Borough of Cambridge. [7]

Under the Representation of the People Act 1918, the boundaries were expanded to align with those of the Municipal Borough, incorporating further parts of the former Urban District of Chesterton not already included in the Parliamentary Borough to the north, and the parish of Cambridge Without to the south.

1950–1983: As 1918 but with redrawn boundaries.

The boundaries were further expanded for the 1950 general election, under the Representation of the People Act 1948.

1983–2010: The City of Cambridge wards of Abbey, Arbury, Castle, Cherry Hinton, Coleridge, East Chesterton, King's Hedges, Market, Newnham, Petersfield, Romsey, and West Chesterton. [8] [9]

2010–present: The City of Cambridge wards of Abbey, Arbury, Castle, Cherry Hinton, Coleridge, East Chesterton, King's Hedges, Market, Newnham, Petersfield, Romsey, Trumpington, and West Chesterton. [10]

The constituency roughly covers the city of Cambridge, including areas such as Chesterton, Newnham and Cherry Hinton, although one ward in the south of the city (Queen Edith's) is in South Cambridgeshire constituency; until 2010, this ward was joined in that seat by Trumpington ward. From 1983 to 1997, both wards were in the now-abolished seat of South West Cambridgeshire, and from 1997 to 2010 in South Cambridgeshire.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1295–1660

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1386 Robert Brigham John Herries [11]
1388 (Feb) John Cotton John Camp [11]
1388 (Sep) John Blankpayn John Marshall [11]
1390 (Jan) Richard Maisterman Robert Goodrich [11]
1390 (Nov)
1391 John Camp John Payn [11]
1393 John Herries Robert Goodrich [11]
1394 Robert Brigham Robert Goodrich [11]
1395 Robert Brigham John Thriplow [11]
1397 (Jan) Hugh Candlesby John Thriplow [11]
1397 (Sep) Thomas Trivet Simon Bentbow [11]
1399 Hugh Candlesby William Salle [11]
1401
1402 Robert Brigham Thomas Trivet [11]
1404 (Jan)
1404 (Oct)
1406 John Knapton John Bilney [11]
1407 Simon Bentbow Thomas Beverley [11]
1410
1411 John Bush John Alderhithe [11]
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) Stephen Neel Robert Attilbridge [11]
1414 (Apr) John Beverley John Warwick [11]
1414 (Nov) John Greenlane John Hokington [11]
1415 John Knapton Thomas Beverley [11]
1416 (Mar) John Bilney John Sexton [11]
1416 (Oct)
1417 John Bilney Robert Attilbridge [11]
1419 John Knapton Henry Topcliffe [11]
1420 John Cappe Henry Topcliffe [11]
1421 (May) John Greenlane John Bilney [11]
1421 (Dec) Richard Andrew William Wedgwood [11]
1447 John Say
1510No names known [12]
1512 John Bury John Erlich [12]
1515?
1523?
1529 Thomas Brakyn Robert Chapman [12]
1536 Thomas Brakyn Robert Chapman [12]
1539 Thomas Brakyn Robert Chapman [12]
1542 Thomas Brakyn Edward Slegge [12]
1545 John Rust Simon Trew [12]
1547 John Fanne, died
and replaced Jan 1552 by
John Rust
Richard Brakyn [12]
1553 (Mar) Robert Chapman Alexander Ray [12]
1553 (Oct) James Fletcher Richard Brakyn [12]
1554 (Apr) John Rust Richard Brakyn [12]
1554 (Nov) Robert Chapman Richard Brassney [12]
1555 Alexander Ray Lawrence Hawes [12]
1558 John Line Thomas Ventris [12]
1558/1559 Thomas Ventris Roger Slegge [13]
1562/1563 Henry Serle Roger Slegge [13]
1571 (Mar) Robert Shute Roger Slegge [13]
1572 (Apr) Robert Shute, became a judge
and replaced Jan 1581 by
John North
Roger Slegge [13]
1584 (Nov) Henry North Roger Slegge [13]
1586 (Oct) John Edmonds Roger Slegge [13]
1588 (Oct) Nicholas Gaunte Roger Slegge [13]
1593 Thomas Goldsborough Christopher Hodson [13]
1597 (Oct) Robert Wallis John Yaxley [13]
1601 (Oct) Robert Wallis John Yaxley [13]
1604 Robert Wallis John Yaxley
1614 Sir Robert Hitcham Francis Brakin
1621 Richard Foxton Thomas Meautys
1621 (Mar) Sir John Hobart
1624 Francis Brakyn Robert Luckyn
1625 Talbot Pepys Thomas Meautys
1626 John Thompson Thomas Meautys
1628 Thomas Purchase Thomas Meautys
1629–1640No Parliaments summoned
1640 (Apr) Oliver Cromwell Thomas Meautys
1640 (Nov) Oliver Cromwell John Lowry
1653Cambridge not represented in Barebone's Parliament
1654 Richard Timbs (one member only)
1656 Richard Timbs (one member only)
1659 John Lowry Richard Timbs

MPs 1660–1885

Election1st Member [14] 1st Party2nd Member [14] 2nd Party
1660 Sir Dudley North Sir Thomas Wills, Bt
1661 Sir William Compton Roger Pepys
1664 The Lord Alington
1679 Sir Thomas Chicheley
1685 Sir William Wren
1689 Sir John Cotton, Bt
1690 Granado Pigot
1695 John Pepys Isaac Watlington
1696 Sir John Cotton, Bt
1698 Sir Henry Pickering, Bt
1702 Anthony Thompson
1705 Sir John Cotton, Bt
1708 Sir John Hynde Cotton, Bt Tory Samuel Shepheard
January 1715 Thomas Sclater Tory
May 1715 Samuel Shepheard
January 1722 Thomas Bacon Tory
October 1722 Gilbert Affleck
1727 Sir John Hynde Cotton, Bt
1737 Gilbert Affleck
1741 Viscount Dupplin Whig James Martin
1744 Christopher Jeaffreson
1747 Samuel Shepheard
1748 Christopher Jeaffreson
1749 Charles Cadogan Tory [15]
1754 Hon. Thomas Bromley Whig
1755 Charles Cadogan Tory [15]
1758 Soame Jenyns Tory [15]
1776 Benjamin Keene Tory [15]
1780 James Whorwood Adeane Tory [15]
1784 John Mortlock Whig [15]
1788 Francis Dickins Tory [15]
1789 Edward Finch Tory [15]
1791 Robert Manners Tory [15]
1819 Frederick Trench Tory [15]
1820 Charles Madryll Cheere Tory [15]
1825 Marquess of Graham Tory [15]
1832 George Pryme Whig [15] [16] Thomas Spring Rice Whig [15]
1839 John Manners-Sutton Conservative [15]
1840 Sir Alexander Grant, Bt Conservative [15]
1841 Hon. John Manners-Sutton Conservative [15]
1843 Fitzroy Kelly Conservative [15]
1847 Robert Adair Whig [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] Hon. William Campbell Whig [20] [21]
1852 Kenneth Macaulay Conservative John Harvey Astell Conservative
March 1853Writ suspended [22]
1854 Robert Adair Radical [23] [24] [25] Francis Mowatt Radical [26] [27]
1857 Kenneth Macaulay Conservative Andrew Steuart Conservative
1863 Francis Powell Conservative
1865 William Forsyth Conservative
1866 John Eldon Gorst Conservative
1868 Robert Torrens Liberal William Fowler Liberal
1874 Alfred Marten Conservative Patrick Smollett Conservative
1880 William Fowler Liberal Hugh Shield Liberal
1885 representation reduced to one member

MPs since 1885

ElectionMember [14] [28] Party
1885 Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald Conservative
1906 Stanley Buckmaster Liberal
Jan 1910 Almeric Paget Conservative
1917 by-election Sir Eric Geddes Coalition Conservative
1922 by-election Sir George Newton Conservative
1934 by-election Richard Tufnell Conservative
1945 Arthur Symonds Labour
1950 Sir Hamilton Kerr, Bt. Conservative
1966 Robert Davies Labour
1967 by-election David Lane Conservative
1976 by-election Robert Rhodes James Conservative
1992 Anne Campbell Labour
2005 David Howarth Liberal Democrat
2010 Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat
2015 Daniel Zeichner Labour

Elections

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Cambridge historical election results

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Cambridge [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Daniel Zeichner 25,776 48.0 −3.9
Liberal Democrats Rod Cantrill16,13730.0+0.7
Conservative Russell Perrin8,34215.5−0.8
Green Jeremy Caddick2,1644.0+1.7
Brexit Party Peter Dawe 1,0411.9New
Independent Miles Hurley1110.2New
SDP Jane Robins910.2New
Rebooting DemocracyKeith Garrett670.1−0.1
Majority9,63918.0−4.6
Turnout 53,72967.4−4.5
Labour hold Swing −2.3
General election 2017: Cambridge [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Daniel Zeichner 29,032 51.9 +15.9
Liberal Democrats Julian Huppert 16,37129.3−5.6
Conservative John Hayward 9,13316.3+0.7
Green Stuart Tuckwood1,2652.3−5.7
Rebooting DemocracyKeith Garrett1330.2−0.1
Majority12,66122.6+21.4
Turnout 55,93471.2+9.6
Labour hold Swing +10.7
General election 2015: Cambridge [31] [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Daniel Zeichner 18,646 36.0 +11.7
Liberal Democrats Julian Huppert 18,04734.9−4.3
Conservative Chamali Fernando8,11715.7−9.9
Green Rupert Read 4,1097.9+0.3
UKIP Patrick O'Flynn 2,6685.2+2.8
Rebooting DemocracyKeith Garrett1870.4N/A
Majority5991.2
Turnout 51,77462.1−2.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +8.0
General election 2010: Cambridge [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Julian Huppert 19,621 39.1 −5.6
Conservative Nick Hillman 12,82925.6+8.3
Labour Daniel Zeichner 12,17424.3−9.7
Green Tony Juniper 3,8047.6+4.7
UKIP Peter Burkinshaw1,1952.4+1.0
Cambridge SocialistsMartin Booth3620.7N/A
Independent Old Holborn (Robert Ambridge) [n 2] 1450.3N/A
Majority6,79213.5
Turnout 50,13065.0+6.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing −7.0

Elections in the 2000s

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General election 2005: Cambridge
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats David Howarth 19,152 44.0 +18.9
Labour Anne Campbell 14,81334.0−11.1
Conservative Ian Lyon7,19316.5−6.4
Green Martin Lucas-Smith1,2452.9−0.4
UKIP Helene Davies5691.3+0.1
Respect Tom Woodcock4771.1N/A
Independent Suzon Forscey-Moore600.1N/A
Independent Graham Wilkinson600.1N/A
Majority4,33910.0
Turnout 43,56962.1+1.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +15.0
General election 2001: Cambridge
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Anne Campbell 19,316 45.1 −8.3
Liberal Democrats David Howarth 10,73725.1+8.9
Conservative Graham Stuart 9,82922.9−3.0
Green Stephen Lawrence1,4133.3+2.0
Socialist Alliance Howard Senter7161.7N/A
UKIP Len Baynes5321.2N/A
ProLife Alliance Clare Underwood2320.5+0.2
Workers Revolutionary Margaret Courtney610.1−0.1
Majority8,57920.0−7.5
Turnout 42,83660.6−10.9
Labour hold Swing −8.6

Elections in the 1990s

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General election 1997: Cambridge
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Anne Campbell 27,436 53.4 +13.7
Conservative David Platt13,29925.912.6
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Heathcock8,28716.13.8
Referendum William Burrows1,2622.5N/A
Green Margaret Wright 6541.30.1
ProLife Alliance Anna Johnstone1910.4N/A
Workers Revolutionary Raymond Athow1070.2N/A
Natural Law M. Gladwin1030.2N/A
Majority14,13727.5+26.3
Turnout 51,33971.5
Labour hold Swing +13.2
General election 1992: Cambridge
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Anne Campbell 20,039 39.7 +11.4
Conservative Mark Bishop19,45938.5−1.5
Liberal Democrats David Howarth 10,03719.9−10.7
Green Tim Cooper7201.4+0.3
Monster Raving Loony Richard Brettell-Winnington1750.3N/A
Natural Law Roger Chalmers830.2N/A
Majority5801.2
Turnout 50,51373.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.4

Elections in the 1980s

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General election 1987: Cambridge [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Rhodes James 21,624 40.0 −1.5
SDP Shirley Williams 16,56430.6+0.9
Labour Christopher Howard15,31928.3+0.1
Green Margaret Wright 5971.1N/A
Majority5,0609.352.5
Turnout 54,10478.03
Conservative hold Swing 1.2
General election 1983: Cambridge [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Rhodes James 20,931 41.5 1.48
SDP Matthew Oakeshott 14,96329.7+12.6
Labour Janet Jones14,24028.211.15
Monster Raving Loony John Dougrez-Lewis2860.57N/A
Majority5,96811.84
Turnout 50,42075.23
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

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General election 1979: Cambridge [35] [36]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Rhodes James 25,568 45.71 +4.46
Labour Martin Smith20,77237.14+1.13
Liberal John Wakelin9,28516.604.47
National Front Derek Holland3110.56N/A
Majority4,7968.57
Turnout 55,93672.02
Conservative hold Swing +1.66
United Kingdom Parliament: Cambridge by-election 1976
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Rhodes James 19,620 51.03 +9.78
Labour Martin Smith9,99525.9910.01
Liberal Michael O'Loughlin7,05118.342.73
Independent James Sharpe7111.85N/A
National Front Jeremy Wotherspoon7001.82N/A
Science Fiction LooneyPhilip Sargent3740.97N/A
Majority9,62525.03+19.78
Conservative hold Swing
General election, October 1974: Cambridge [35] [37]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative David Lane 21,790 41.25 +0.66
Labour James Patrick Curran19,01736.00+3.28
Liberal Michael Wilfrid Bryan O'Loughlin11,12921.075.00
United Democratic Party Christopher John Curry8851.68N/A
Majority2,7735.25
Turnout 52,82169.56
Conservative hold Swing 1.31
General election, February 1974: Cambridge [35] [38]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative David Lane 24,119 40.59
Labour James Patrick Curran19,44332.72
Liberal Michael Wilfrid Bryan O'Loughlin15,49126.07
Independent Susan Elisabeth Inkster3690.62N/A
Majority4,6767.87
Turnout 59,42278.74
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970: Cambridge [39] [40] [41] [42]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative David Lane 26,252 55.33 +11.91
Labour George Scurfield 21,19144.670.80
Majority5,06110.67N/A
Turnout 47,44372.377.63
Registered electors 65,554
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.36

Elections in the 1960s

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Cambridge by-election, 21 September 1967 [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative David Lane 20,488 51.61 +8.19
Labour George Scurfield 14,51036.558.92
Liberal David Spreckley4,70111.84+1.64
Majority5,97815.06
Turnout 39,69965.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1966: Cambridge [39] [40] [44] [45]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Robert Davies 21,963 45.47 +5.01
Conservative David Lane 20,97243.42+0.05
Liberal Michael WB O'Loughlin4,92810.205.97
Independent Peter King4390.91N/A
Majority9912.05N/A
Turnout 48,30280.00+0.86
Registered electors 60,380
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.48
General election 1964: Cambridge [39] [40] [46] [47]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Hamilton Kerr 20,720 43.37 7.69
Labour Robert Davies 19,33140.46+3.67
Liberal Michael WB O'Loughlin7,72316.17+4.02
Majority1,3892.9111.36
Turnout 47,77479.140.67
Registered electors 60,365
Conservative hold Swing 5.68

Elections in the 1950s

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General election 1959: Cambridge [39] [40] [48] [49]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Hamilton Kerr 24,350 51.06 6.50
Labour Robert Davies 17,54336.795.65
Liberal Arnold Geoffroy de Montmorency5,79212.1510.29
Majority6,80714.270.85
Turnout 59,74579.81+1.28
Registered electors 59,745
Conservative hold Swing 0.43
General election 1955: Cambridge [39] [40] [50] [51]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Hamilton Kerr 27,059 57.56 +5.17
Labour Arthur Symonds 19,95342.44+1.25
Majority7,10615.12+3.93
Turnout 47,01278.535.91
Registered electors 59,868
Conservative hold Swing +1.96
General election 1951: Cambridge [39] [40] [52] [53]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Hamilton Kerr 26,570 52.39 +2.88
Labour Arthur Symonds 20,89341.19+1.24
Liberal Frances Josephy 3,2576.424.12
Majority5,67711.19+1.64
Turnout 50,72084.442.04
Registered electors 60,064
Conservative hold Swing +0.82
General election 1950: Cambridge [39] [40] [54] [55]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Hamilton Kerr 25,151 49.51 +0.39
Labour Arthur Symonds 20,29739.9510.93
Liberal Frances Josephy 5,35510.54N/A
Majority4,8549.55N/A
Turnout 50,80386.48+17.32
Registered electors 58,742
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +5.66

Elections in the 1940s

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General election 1945: Cambridge [39] [40] [56]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Arthur Symonds 19,671 50.88 +9.36
Conservative Richard Tufnell 18,98949.129.36
Majority6821.76N/A
Turnout 38,60069.164.06
Registered electors 55,898
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +9.36

Elections in the 1930s

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General election 1935: Cambridge [39] [40] [57]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Richard Tufnell 18,927 58.48 14.71
Labour Alexander Wood 13,43641.52+14.71
Majority5,49116.9729.41
Turnout 32,36373.222.40
Registered electors 44,197
Conservative hold Swing 14.71
General election 1931: Cambridge [39] [40] [58]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative George Newton 23,347 73.19 +30.00
Labour Alexander Wood 8,55226.814.70
Majority14,79546.38+34.70
Turnout 31,89975.624.19
Registered electors 42,186
Conservative hold Swing +17.35

Elections in the 1920s

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General election 1929: Cambridge [39] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative George Newton 13,867 43.19 9.33
Labour David Hardman 10,11631.51+12.09
Liberal Maurice Amos 8,12425.302.75
Majority3,75111.682.20
Turnout 32,10779.812.04
Registered electors 40,227
Conservative hold Swing 4.87
General election 1924: Cambridge [39] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative George Newton 12,628 52.52 +10.59
Labour Alec Firth 6,74428.055.50
Liberal Frank Reyner Salter4,67019.425.11
Majority5,88413.88+5.50
Turnout 24,04281.85+0.91
Registered electors 29,372
Conservative hold Swing +8.05
General election 1923: Cambridge [39] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative George Newton 9,814 41.93 6.82
Liberal Sydney Cope Morgan 7,85233.55+3.16
Labour Alec Firth 5,74124.53+3.67
Majority1,9628.389.98
Turnout 23,40780.940.23
Registered electors 28,920
Conservative hold Swing 4.99
General election 1922: Cambridge [39] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative George Newton 11,238 48.75 26.65
Liberal Sydney Cope Morgan 7,00530.39+5.69
Labour Alec Firth 4,81020.86N/A
Majority4,23318.3632.24
Turnout 23,05381.17+20.22
Registered electors 28,402
Conservative hold Swing 16.17
By-election, 1922: Cambridge [39] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative George Newton 10,897 48.69 26.61
Labour Hugh Dalton 6,95431.07N/A
Liberal Sydney Cope Morgan 4,52920.244.46
Majority3,94317.6232.98
Turnout 22,38080.41+19.46
Registered electors 27,833
Conservative hold Swing 28.84

Elections in the 1910s

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General election 1918: Cambridge [39] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
C Unionist Eric Geddes 11,55375.30N/A
Labour Thomas Rhondda Williams 3,78924.70N/A
Majority7,76450.60N/A
Turnout 15,34260.95N/A
Registered electors 25,170
Unionist hold Swing N/A
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
By-election, 1917: Cambridge [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Eric Geddes Unopposed
Unionist hold
General election, December 1910: Cambridge [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Almeric Paget 4,427 52.0 1.4
Liberal Stanley Buckmaster 4,08448.0+1.4
Majority3434.02.8
Turnout 8,51190.62.6
Registered electors 9,392
Conservative hold Swing 1.4
General election, January 1910: Cambridge [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Almeric Paget 4,667 53.4 +5.3
Liberal Stanley Buckmaster 4,08046.65.3
Majority5876.8N/A
Turnout 8,74793.1+0.9
Registered electors 9,392
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.3

Elections in the 1900s

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Buckmaster
General election 1906: Cambridge [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Stanley Buckmaster 4,232 51.9 N/A
Conservative Almeric Paget 3,92448.1N/A
Majority3083.8N/A
Turnout 8,15692.2N/A
Registered electors 8,850
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A
General election 1900: Cambridge [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890s

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General election 1895: Cambridge [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald 3,574 55.0 +3.0
Liberal Alexander Jones David2,92045.03.0
Majority65410.0+6.0
Turnout 6,49483.32.9
Registered electors 7,796
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
General election 1892: Cambridge [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald 3,299 52.0 2.2
Liberal R. C. Lehmann 3,04448.0+2.2
Majority2554.04.4
Turnout 6,34386.21.3
Registered electors 7,362
Conservative hold Swing 2.2

Elections in the 1880s

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General election 1886: Cambridge [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald 2,937 54.2 +3.2
Liberal Cyril Dodd [60] 2,47945.83.2
Majority4588.4+6.4
Turnout 5,41687.52.7
Registered electors 6,189
Conservative hold Swing +3.2
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Fowler
General election 1885: Cambridge [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald 2,846 51.0 +5.7
Liberal William Fowler 2,73949.05.7
Majority1072.0N/A
Turnout 5,58590.2+0.6 (est)
Registered electors 6,189
Conservative win
General election 1880: Cambridge (2 seats) [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal William Fowler 2,386 27.7 +2.9
Liberal Hugh Shield 2,326 27.0 +2.7
Conservative Alfred Marten 2,00323.22.7
Conservative Patrick Smollett 1,90222.12.9
Majority3233.7N/A
Turnout 4,309 (est)89.6 (est)+8.7
Registered electors 4,806
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.8
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.8

Elections in the 1870s

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General election 1874: Cambridge (2 seats) [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Alfred Marten 1,856 25.9 +4.0
Conservative Patrick Smollett 1,794 25.0 +3.8
Liberal William Fowler 1,77424.83.5
Liberal Robert Torrens 1,73824.34.3
Majority200.3N/A
Turnout 3,581 (est)80.9 (est)1.1
Registered electors 4,428
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.9

Elections in the 1860s

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General election, 1868: Cambridge (2 seats) [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Robert Torrens 1,879 28.6 +4.2
Liberal William Fowler 1,857 28.3 +3.9
Conservative Francis Powell 1,43621.93.7
Conservative John Eldon Gorst 1,38921.24.4
Majority4216.4N/A
Turnout 3,281 (est)82.0 (est)2.0
Registered electors 4,000
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.2
Cambridge by-election, 24 April 1866: Cambridge [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Eldon Gorst 774 50.6 0.6
Liberal Robert Torrens 75549.4+0.6
Majority191.2+0.1
Turnout 1,52986.4+2.4
Registered electors 1,769
Conservative hold Swing 0.6

Election of William Forsyth declared void on petition, due to his holding an office of profit under the Crown.

General election, 1865: Cambridge (2 seats) [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative William Forsyth 762 25.6 0.8
Conservative Francis Powell 760 25.6 0.7
Liberal Robert Torrens 72624.4+0.5
Liberal William Dougal Christie 72524.4+1.0
Majority341.11.2
Turnout 1,487 (est)84.0 (est)+4.6
Registered electors 1,769
Conservative hold Swing 0.8
Conservative hold Swing 0.7
Cambridge by-election, 12 February 1863: Cambridge [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Francis Powell 708 53.0 +0.3
Liberal Henry Fawcett 62747.00.3
Majority816.1+3.8
Turnout 1,33572.96.5
Registered electors 1,831
Conservative hold Swing +0.3

Resignation of Andrew Steuart.

Elections in the 1850s

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General election, 1859: Cambridge (2 seats) [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Kenneth Macaulay 753 26.4 +0.2
Conservative Andrew Steuart 750 26.3 +1.3
Liberal Edward Twisleton 68323.90.9
Liberal Francis Mowatt 66923.40.5
Majority672.3+2.1
Turnout 1,428 (est)79.4 (est)+1.2
Registered electors 1,797
Conservative hold Swing +0.5
Conservative hold Swing +1.0
General election, 1857: Cambridge (2 seats) [23] [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Kenneth Macaulay 770 26.2 0.9
Conservative Andrew Steuart 735 25.0 1.5
Radical Robert Adair 72924.8+0.5
Radical J. T. Hibbert [24] [62] 70223.9+1.7
Majority60.22.6
Turnout 1,468 (est)78.2 (est)+1.7
Registered electors 1,878
Conservative hold Swing 1.0
Conservative hold Swing 1.3
Cambridge by-election, 18 August 1854: Cambridge [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Radical Robert Adair 758 26.2 +1.9
Radical Francis Mowatt 733 25.3 +3.1
Conservative George Finch-Hatton 70824.52.6
Conservative Frederic William Slade [63] 69624.02.5
Majority250.9N/A
Turnout 1,448 (est)73.2 (est)3.3
Registered electors 1,977
Radical gain from Conservative Swing +2.2
Radical gain from Conservative Swing +2.8

Previous election declared void on petition, due to bribery and treating. [22]

General election, 1852: Cambridge (2 seats) [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Kenneth Macaulay 821 27.1 +15.5
Conservative John Harvey Astell 803 26.5 +14.9
Whig Robert Adair 73724.352.5
Radical Francis Mowatt 67322.2N/A
Majority842.8N/A
Turnout 1,517 (est)76.5 (est)+9.2
Registered electors 1,984
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +20.9
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +20.6

Elections in the 1840s

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General election 1847: Cambridge (2 seats) [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Robert Adair 811 40.5 +16.0
Whig William Campbell 727 36.3 +13.1
Conservative John Manners-Sutton 46523.229.1
Majority26213.1N/A
Majority1,234 (est)67.3 (est)6.4
Registered electors 1,834
Whig gain from Conservative Swing +15.3
Whig gain from Conservative Swing +13.8
By-election, 16 July 1845: Cambridge [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Fitzroy Kelly 746 50.6 1.7
Whig Robert Adair 72949.4+1.7
Majority171.2+0.2
Turnout 1,47577.5+3.8
Registered electors 1,904
Conservative hold Swing 1.7

By-election triggered by the appointment of Fitzroy Kelly as Solicitor-General of England and Wales

By-election, 21 March 1843: Cambridge [15] [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Fitzroy Kelly 713 51.2 1.1
Whig Richard Foster68048.8+1.1
Majority332.4+1.4
Turnout 1,39373.20.5
Registered electors 1,904
Conservative hold Swing 1.1

By-election triggered by the resignation of Sir Alexander Cray Grant, Bt. by accepting the office of Steward of the Manor of Poynings

General election 1841: Cambridge (2 seats) [15] [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Manners-Sutton 758 26.8 +3.0
Conservative Alexander Grant 722 25.5 +2.3
Whig Richard Foster69524.52.2
Whig Cosmo Russell65623.23.1
Majority271.0N/A
Turnout 1,43073.72.7
Registered electors 1,940
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +2.9
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +2.5
By-election, 23 May 1840: Cambridge [15] [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Alexander Grant 736 52.8 +5.8
Whig Thomas Starkie 65747.25.8
Majority795.7N/A
Turnout 1,39375.01.4
Registered electors 1,857
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +5.8

Previous by-election declared void on petition due to bribery and treating by Manners-Sutton's agents. [64]

Elections in the 1830s

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By-election, 6 September 1839: Cambridge [15] [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Manners-Sutton 717 53.7 +6.7
Whig Thomas Milner Gibson [65] 61746.36.7
Majority1007.5N/A
Turnout 1,33478.6+2.2
Registered electors 1,698
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +6.7

By-election triggered by the elevation to the peerage of Thomas Spring Rice as Lord Monteagle of Brandon.

General election 1837: Cambridge (2 seats) [15] [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Thomas Spring Rice 690 26.7 8.1
Whig George Pryme 678 26.3 6.4
Conservative James Knight 61423.8+7.6
Conservative John Manners-Sutton 59923.2+7.0
Majority642.5+2.3
Turnout 1,29876.414.1
Registered electors 1,698
Whig hold Swing 7.7
Whig hold Swing 6.9
By-election, 27 April 1835: Cambridge [15] [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Thomas Spring Rice Unopposed
Whig hold

By-election triggered by the appointment of Thomas Spring Rice as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

General election 1835: Cambridge (2 seats) [15] [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Thomas Spring Rice 736 34.8 9.1
Whig George Pryme 693 32.7 +0.9
Conservative James Knight 68832.5+8.3
Majority50.27.4
Turnout 1,34190.5+7.3
Registered electors 1,482
Whig hold Swing 6.6
Whig hold Swing 1.6
By-election, 13 June 1834: Cambridge [15] [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Thomas Spring Rice 615 51.0 24.7
Tory Edward Sugden 59049.0+24.8
Majority252.15.5
Turnout 1,20582.80.4
Registered electors 1,456
Whig hold Swing 24.8

By-election triggered by the appointment of Thomas Spring Rice as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.

General election 1832: Cambridge (2 seats) [15] [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Thomas Spring Rice 979 43.9 N/A
Whig George Pryme 709 31.8 N/A
Tory Edward Sugden 54024.2N/A
Majority1697.6N/A
Turnout 1,24783.2N/A
Registered electors 1,499
Whig gain from Tory Swing N/A
Whig gain from Tory Swing N/A
General election 1831: Cambridge (2 seats) [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory James Graham Unopposed
Tory Frederick Trench Unopposed
Registered electors c.160
Tory hold
Tory hold
General election 1830: Cambridge (2 seats) [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory James Graham Unopposed
Tory Frederick Trench Unopposed
Registered electors c.160
Tory hold
Tory hold

Elections in the 1820s

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General election 1820: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory ' Frederick Trench'37
Tory ' Charles Cheere'37
Whig Henry John Adeane 18
Whig George Pryme 16
Majority19
Majority19
Registered electors c.160
Tory hold Swing
Tory hold Swing

By-election triggered by the death of Charles Madryl Cheere.

Cambridge by-election, 4 February 1825: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory James Graham UnopposedN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.160
Tory hold Swing
General election 1826: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory James Graham 24
Tory Frederick Trench 23
Whig George Pryme 4
Majority20
Majority19
Registered electors c.160
Tory hold Swing
Tory hold Swing

By-election triggered by the appointment of the Marquess of Graham as Commander of the Board of Control.

Cambridge by-election, 8 February 1828: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory James Graham UnopposedN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.160
Tory hold Swing

By-election triggered by the appointment of Frederick William Trench as Storekeeper of Ordnance.

Cambridge by-election, 9 June 1829: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Frederick Trench UnopposedN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.160
Tory hold Swing

Elections in the 1810s

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General election 1812: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Edward Finch UnopposedN/A
Tory Robert Manners UnopposedN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing N/A
Tory hold Swing N/A
General election 1818: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Edward Finch 76N/A
Tory Robert Manners 76N/A
Whig Henry John Adeane 56N/A
Majority20N/A
Majority20N/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing N/A
Tory hold Swing N/A

By-election triggered by the resignation of the Hon. Edward Finch.

Cambridge by-election, 3 December 1819
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Frederick Trench UnopposedN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing

Elections in the 1800s

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By-election triggered by the appointment of Robert Manners as First Equerry and Clerk Marshal of the Mews.

Cambridge by-election, 9 February 1801
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Robert Manners UnopposedN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing
General election 1802: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Edward Finch UnopposedN/A
Tory Robert Manners UnopposedN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing N/A
Tory hold Swing N/A
General election 1806: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Edward Finch UnopposedN/A
Tory Robert Manners UnopposedN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing N/A
Tory hold Swing N/A
General election 1807: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Edward Finch UnopposedN/A
Tory Robert Manners UnopposedN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing N/A
Tory hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1790s

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General election 1790: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Edward Finch UnopposedN/A
Tory Francis Dickins UnopposedN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing N/A
Tory hold Swing N/A

By-election triggered by the simultaneous election of Francis Dickins for Northamptonshire, and his decision to sit for that constituency instead of Cambridge.

Cambridge by-election, 12 February 1791
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Robert Manners UnopposedN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing
General election 1796: Cambridge (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Edward Finch UnopposedN/A
Tory Robert Manners UnopposedN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing N/A
Tory hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1780s

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General election 1780
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory James Whorwood Adeane 96
Nonpartisan Benjamin Keene 83
Whig Christopher Potter18
Majority78
Majority65
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing
Nonpartisan hold Swing
General election 1784
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory James Whorwood Adeane UnopposedN/AN/A
Tory John Mortlock UnopposedN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing
Tory gain from Nonpartisan Swing N/A

By-election triggered by the appointment of John Mortlock to office.

Cambridge by-election, 29 May 1788
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Francis Dickins 41
Whig Thomas Adams7
Majority34
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing

By-election triggered by the appointment of James Whorwood Adeane to office.

Cambridge by-election, 11 May 1789
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Edward Finch UnopposedN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing

Elections in the 1770s

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General election 1774
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Soame Jenyns 92
Whig Charles Cadogan 89
Whig Thomas Byde 63
Nonpartisan Samuel Meeke 60
Majority29
Majority26
Registered electors c.150
Tory hold Swing
Whig hold Swing

By-election triggered by the elevation to the peerage of Charles Sloane Cadogan.

Cambridge by-election, 7 November 1776
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Nonpartisan Benjamin Keene 101
Whig Thomas Byde 34
Majority67
Registered electors c.150
Nonpartisan hold Swing

Elections in the 1760s

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General election 1761
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Soame Jenyns UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Charles Cadogan UnopposedN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Tory gain from Whig Swing N/A
Whig hold Swing

By-election triggered by the appointment of Charles Sloane Cadogan to office.

Cambridge by-election, 23 April 1764
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Charles Cadogan UnopposedN/AN/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
Registered electors c.150
Whig hold Swing
General election 1768
PartyCandidateVotes%