Carlisle (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°52′44″N2°56′13″W / 54.879°N 2.937°W / 54.879; -2.937

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Carlisle
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Carlisle2007Constituency.svg
Boundary of Carlisle in Cumbria
EnglandCumbria.svg
Location of Cumbria within England
County Cumbria
Population85,979 (2011 census) [1]
Electorate 66,322 (December 2010) [2]
Major settlements Carlisle
Current constituency
Created1295
Member of Parliament John Stevenson (Conservative)
Number of members1295–1885: Two
1885–present: One

Carlisle is a constituency [n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by John Stevenson of the Conservative Party. [n 2]

History

Carlisle has existed as a seat since the Model Parliament in 1295. It was represented by Labour Party MPs from 1964 to 2010, although the Conservative candidate came within 2% of taking the seat in 1983–1987, and has been held by John Stevenson of the Conservative Party since the 2010 general election.

Boundaries

Carlisle (UK Parliament constituency)
Map of current boundaries

1918–1955: The County Borough of Carlisle.

1955–1983: As 1918 but with redrawn boundaries.

1983–1997: The City of Carlisle wards of Belah, Belle Vue, Botcherby, Currock, Denton Holme, Harraby, Morton, St Aidan's, Stanwix Urban, Trinity, Upperby, and Yewdale.

1997–2010: The City of Carlisle wards of Belah, Belle Vue, Botcherby, Burgh, Currock, Dalston, Denton Holme, Harraby, Morton, St Aidan's, St Cuthbert Without, Stanwix Urban, Trinity, Upperby, and Yewdale.

2010–present: The City of Carlisle wards of Belah, Belle Vue, Botcherby, Burgh, Castle, Currock, Dalston, Denton Holme, Harraby, Morton, St Aidan's, Stanwix Urban, Upperby, Wetheral, and Yewdale.

Constituency

The constituency covers the city of Carlisle itself. It also covers the rural area of the district to the south and west of the city, including the village of Dalston. The remaining parts of the district are in the Penrith and The Border constituency. Historically the constituency was tightly drawn around the city which favour the Labour Party but has gradually expanded to contain more rural areas within the district that are far more Conservative-inclined, such as Burgh, Dalston and Wetheral. This has seen the constituency shift from being a safe Labour seat to marginal status.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1295–1640

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1381 John de Blennerhassett [ better source needed ]
1384 John de Blennerhassett
1386 Adam Denton Robert Bristowe [3]
1388 (Feb) Robert Carlisle William Aglionby [3]
1388 (Sep) John Corkeby Nicholas Leveson [3]
1390 (Jan) John Monceaux Alan Kirkebridge [3]
1390 (Nov)Bobby CowingKieran Nobin
1391 John Monceaux Robert Bristowe [3]
1393 John Redesdale John Werk [3]
1394Jack OatesJoseph Maughan
1395 John Monceaux John Burgham [3]
1397 (Jan) John Helton John Burgham [3]
1397 (Sep) Robert Bristowe John Bristowe [3]
1399 John Helton Robert Bristowe [3]
1401 Thomas Bolton Robert Bristowe [3]
1402 John Sowerby William Boweson [3]
1404 (Jan)Mark CookeJoshusoia Kirkpatrick
1404 (Oct)
1406
1407
1410 [Robert] Carlisle [3] Freya Clarke
1411
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) Robert Carlisle Ralph de Blenerhayset [3]
1414 (Apr)
1414 (Nov) Robert Carlisle William Cardoile [3]
1415
1416 (Mar) Robert Lancaster William Bell [3]
1416 (Oct)
1417 Robert Carlisle William Cardoile [3]
1419 Robert Carlisle Thomas Manningham [3]
1420 Thomas Derley Richard Muncaster [3]
1421 (May) Robert Carlisle Thomas Pety [3]
1421 (Dec) William Manchester John Thompson [3]
1441 John Blenerhayset [ better source needed ]
1510–1523No names known [4]
1529 Edward Aglionby John Coldale [4]
1536 ?
1539 ?
1542 William Stapleton  ? [4]
1545 Hugh Aglionby Robert Smith [4]
1547 Edward Aglionby Thomas Dalston,
died and replaced Jan 1552 by Edward Aglionby [4]
1553 (Mar) Edward Aglionby John Dudley [4]
1553 (Oct) John Aglionby Simon Brisco [4]
1554 (Apr) Robert Wheatley Richard Mynsho [4]
1554 (Nov) Robert Wheatley Richard Mynsho [4]
1555 William Middleton William Ward [4]
1558 Richard Assheton Robert Dalton [4]
1558–9 John or Edward Aglionby Richard Mulcaster [5]
1563 (Jan) Richard Assheton William Mulcaster [5]
1571 Robert Bowes [6] Christopher Musgrave [5]
1572 Thomas Pattenson Robert Mulcaster, [7]
died and repl. 1576 by Thomas Tallentyne,
who also died and was repl. Mar 1579 by Thomas Barne [5]
1584 Edward Aglionby Thomas Blennerhassett [5]
1586 Henry Macwilliam,
died and repl. 1587 by William Bowyer
Thomas Blennerhassett [5]
1588 (Oct) Henry Scrope John Dalston [5]
1593 Henry Scrope Edward Aglionby [5]
1597 (Sep) Henry Scrope Thomas Sandford [5]
1601 (Oct) Henry Scrope John Dudley [5]
1604 Thomas Blennerhassett William Barwick
1614 George Butler Nathaniel Tomkins
1621 Sir Henry Vane George Butler
1624 Sir Henry Vane Edward Aglionby
1625 Sir Henry Vane Edward Aglionby
1626 Sir Henry Vane Richard Graham
1628 Richard Barwis Richard Graham
1629–1640No Parliaments summoned

Long Parliament

First Protectorate Parliament (One member only)

Second Protectorate Parliament (One member only)

Third Protectorate Parliament

Long Parliament (restored)

MPs 1660–1885

ElectionFirst member [9] First partySecond member [9] Second party
1660 William Briscoe Jeremiah Tolhurst
1661 Sir Christopher Musgrave, Bt Sir Philip Howard
1681 Edward Howard
1685 James Grahme
1689 Jeremiah Bubb
1690 Christopher Musgrave
1692 William Lowther
1694 James Lowther
1695 William Howard
1701 Philip Howard Whig
1702 Christopher Musgrave Thomas Stanwix Whig
1705 Sir James Montagu
1708
1710
1713 Sir Christopher Musgrave, Bt Tory
1715 William Strickland Whig
1721 Henry Aglionby
1722 James Bateman Tory
1727 Charles Howard John Hylton Tory
1734
1741 John Stanwix Whig
1742 John Hylton Tory
1746 John Stanwix Whig
1747
1761 Raby Vane Henry Curwen
1768 Lord Edward Bentinck George Musgrave
1774 Anthony Storer Fletcher Norton
1775 Walter Spencer-Stanhope
1780 Earl of Surrey William Lowther
1784 Edward Norton
April 1786 John Lowther
May 1786 John Christian Whig [10] [11]
November 1786 Edward Knubley [12]
1787 Rowland Stephenson
1790 James Clarke Satterthwaite [13] Edward Knubley
1791 Wilson Braddyll John Christian Curwen Whig [10] [11]
1796 Sir Frederick Fletcher-Vane, Bt Whig [11]
1802 Walter Spencer-Stanhope Tory [11]
1812 Sir James Graham, 1st Bt Tory [11] Henry Fawcett
1816 John Christian Curwen [14] Whig [10] [11]
1820 William James Radical [15] [16]
1825 Sir Philip Musgrave, Bt Tory [11]
1826 Sir James Graham, 2nd Bt Whig [11]
1827 James Lushington Tory [11]
1829 Sir William Scott, Bt Tory [11]
1830 Philip Howard Whig [17] [18] [15] [11]
1831 William James Radical [15] [16]
1835 William Marshall Whig [19] [20] [21] [11]
1847 William Nicholson Hodgson Conservative John Dixon [22] Whig [23] [24] [25] [18]
1848 by-election Philip Howard Whig [17] [18] [15]
1852 Joseph Ferguson Whig [26] Sir James Graham, Bt Peelite [27] [28] [29]
1857 William Nicholson Hodgson Conservative
1859 Wilfrid Lawson Liberal Liberal
1861 by-election Edmund Potter Liberal
1865 William Nicholson Hodgson Conservative
1868 Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Bt Liberal
1874 Robert Ferguson Liberal
1885 Representation reduced to one member

MPs since 1885

ElectionMember [30] [9] Party
1885 Robert Ferguson Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1886 William Gully Gladstonian Liberal
1895 Speaker
1905 by-election Frederick Chance Liberal
1910 January Richard Denman Liberal
1918 Theodore Carr Coalition Liberal
1922 George Middleton Labour
1924 William Watson Conservative
1929 George Middleton Labour
1931 Louis Spears Conservative
1945 Edgar Grierson Labour
1950 Alfred Hargreaves (aka Alex) Labour
1955 Dr Donald Johnson Conservative
1964 Ronald Lewis Labour
1987 Eric Martlew Labour
2010 John Stevenson Conservative

Election results

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Carlisle [31] [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Stevenson 23,659 55.2 +5.3
Labour Ruth Alcroft15,34035.8―8.0
Liberal Democrats Julia Aglionby 2,8296.6+3.7
UKIP Fiona Mills1,0452.4―1.0
Majority8,31919.4+13.3
Turnout 42,87365.9―3.2
Conservative hold Swing +6.7

This was the largest UKIP vote share at the 2019 general election. [33]

General election 2017: Carlisle [34] [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Stevenson 21,472 49.9 +5.6
Labour Ruth Alcroft18,87343.8+6.0
UKIP Fiona Mills1,4553.4―9.0
Liberal Democrats Peter Thornton1,2562.9+0.3
Majority2,5996.1―0.4
Turnout 43,04669.1+4.4
Conservative hold Swing ―0.2
General election 2015: Carlisle [36] [37]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Stevenson 18,873 44.3 +5.0
Labour Lee Sherriff16,09937.8+0.5
UKIP Fiona Mills5,27712.4+10.1
Green Helen Davison1,1252.6+1.2
Liberal Democrats Loraine Birchall1,0872.6―13.0
Independent Alfred Okam1260.3New
Majority2,7746.5+4.5
Turnout 42,58764.70.0
Conservative hold Swing +2.3
General election 2010: Carlisle [38]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Stevenson 16,589 39.3 +5.9
Labour Michael Boaden15,73637.3―9.6
Liberal Democrats Neil Hughes 6,56715.6―1.0
BNP Paul Stafford1,0862.6New
UKIP Michael Owen9692.30.0
Green John Reardon6141.5New
TUSC John Metcalfe3760.9New
Independent Peter Howe2630.6New
Majority8532.0N/A
Turnout 42,20064.7+6.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.7

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Carlisle [39]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Eric Martlew 17,019 48.1 ―3.1
Conservative Mike Mitchelson11,32432.0―2.8
Liberal Democrats Steven Tweedie5,91616.7+5.0
UKIP Steven Cochrane7922.2New
Legalise Cannabis Lezley Gibson3431.0―0.6
Majority5,69516.1―0.3
Turnout 35,39459.5+0.1
Labour hold Swing ―0.2
General election 2001: Carlisle [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Eric Martlew 17,856 51.2 ―6.2
Conservative Mike Mitchelson12,15434.8+5.8
Liberal Democrats John Guest4,07611.7+1.2
Legalise Cannabis Colin Paisley5541.6New
Socialist Alliance Paul Wilcox2690.8New
Majority5,70216.4―12.0
Turnout 34,90959.4―13.4
Labour hold Swing ―6.0

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Carlisle [41] [42]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Eric Martlew 25,031 57.4 +10.6
Conservative Richard T. Lawrence12,64129.0―10.7
Liberal Democrats Christopher A. Mayho4,57610.5―2.6
Referendum Angus J. Fraser1,2332.8New
Natural Law William A. Stevens1260.3―0.1
Majority12,39028.4+21.3
Turnout 43,60772.8―6.6
Labour hold Swing +10.7
General election 1992: Carlisle [43] [44]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Eric Martlew 20,479 46.8 +4.6
Conservative Clive W. Condie17,37139.7―0.4
Liberal Democrats Ralph E. Aldersey5,74013.1―4.6
Natural Law Nina E. Robinson1900.4New
Majority3,1087.1+5.0
Turnout 43,78079.4+0.6
Labour hold Swing +2.5

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Carlisle [45] [46]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Eric Martlew 18,311 42.2 +4.7
Conservative William Hodgson17,39540.1+2.8
SDP Richard Hunt7,65517.7―7.5
Majority9162.1+1.9
Turnout 43,35978.8+2.4
Labour hold Swing
General election 1983: Carlisle [47] [48]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ronald Lewis 15,618 37.5 ―12.2
Conservative R. Sowler15,54737.3―1.8
SDP Richard Hunt10,47125.2New
Majority710.2―10.4
Turnout 41,63876.4―3.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Carlisle [49]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ronald Lewis 21,343 49.7 ―1.5
Conservative D. Bloomer16,77739.1+3.1
Liberal T. Potts4,82911.2―1.7
Majority4,56610.6―4.6
Turnout 42,95180.0+1.2
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Carlisle [50]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ronald Lewis 21,079 51.2 ―4.0
Conservative D. Bloomer14,82536.0―7.3
Liberal F. Phillips5,30612.9New
Majority6,25415.2+3.3
Turnout 41,21178.8―10.0
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Carlisle [51]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ronald Lewis 23,119 55.2 +2.0
Conservative E. M. White18,13943.3―3.5
Independent SocialistJ. Wild6281.5New
Majority4,98011.9+5.5
Turnout 41,88788.8+10.2
Labour hold Swing
General election 1970: Carlisle [52]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ronald Lewis 21,866 53.2 ―2.9
Conservative B. A. Marsden19,24146.8+2.9
Majority2,6256.4―5.9
Turnout 41,10578.6―4.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Carlisle
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ronald Lewis 22,56556.13
Conservative Godfrey William Iredell17,63843.87
Majority4,92712.26
Turnout 40,20383.51
Labour hold Swing
General election 1964: Carlisle
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ronald Lewis 19,169 45.6 2.0
Conservative Peter T. S. Boydell17,04940.511.9
Liberal Brian G. Ashmore4,61711.0New
Ind. Conservative Donald Johnson 1,2272.9New
Majority2,1205.1N/A
Turnout 42,06285.6+1.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.9

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Carlisle
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Donald Johnson 21,94852.38
Labour Alex Hargreaves 19,95047.62
Majority1,9984.76
Turnout 41,89884.61
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Carlisle
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Donald Johnson 20,07150.47
Labour Alex Hargreaves 19,70149.53
Majority3700.94N/A
Turnout 39,77282.30
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1951: Carlisle [53] [54]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Alex Hargreaves 19,648 46.8 +0.3
Conservative Noel T. O'Reilly16,45639.2+5.4
Liberal Doreen Gorsky 5,88614.0-5.6
Majority3,1927.6-5.1
Turnout 41,99087.4-1.1
Labour hold Swing
General election 1950: Carlisle
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Alex Hargreaves 19,03146.50
Conservative H. E. R. Peers13,85033.84
Liberal Godfrey William Iredell8,04319.65
Majority5,18112.66
Turnout 40,92488.49
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1940s

General election 1945: Carlisle
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Edgar Grierson 18,50550.41
Conservative Edward Spears 13,35636.39
Liberal Godfrey William Iredell4,84513.20
Majority5,14914.02N/A
Turnout 36,70679.20
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1930s

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;

General election 1935: Carlisle [57]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edward Spears 16,591 48.7 8.6
Labour Arnold Townend 13,95641.0+1.6
Liberal Barbara Bliss 3,52510.3New
Majority2,6357.77.0
Turnout 34,07288.2+1.5
Conservative hold Swing 3.5
General election 1931: Carlisle [57]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edward Spears 18,07957.35
Labour George Middleton 13,44542.65
Majority4,63414.70N/A
Turnout 31,52486.66
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1929: Carlisle [57]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour George Middleton 12,779 40.4 5.1
Unionist Edward Spears 10,36232.821.7
Liberal Archibald Creighton8,48426.8New
Majority2,4177.616.6
Turnout 31,62590.4+1.3
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +8.3
General election 1924: Carlisle [57]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist William Watson 12,787 54.5 +15.2
Labour George Middleton 10,67645.5+5.0
Majority2,1119.0N/A
Turnout 23,46389.1+1.3
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +5.1
Richard Denman 1920 Sir Richard Denman.jpg
Richard Denman
General election 1923: Carlisle [57]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour George Middleton 9,120 40.5 +2.9
Unionist William Watson 8,84439.3+8.0
Liberal Richard Denman 4,54120.211.5
Majority2761.25.1
Turnout 17,96487.8+3.8
Labour hold Swing 2.8
General election 1922: Carlisle [57]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour George Middleton 7,870 37.6 +4.4
Unionist Claude Lowther 6,56931.3New
National Liberal Theodore Carr 6,52631.135.7
Majority1,3016.3N/A
Turnout 20,96584.0+22.2
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1910s

Theodore Carr 1922 Theodore Carr.jpg
Theodore Carr
General election 1918: Carlisle
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
C Liberal Theodore Carr 9,51166.8+16.3
Labour Ernest Lowthian4,73633.2New
Majority4,77533.6+32.6
Turnout 14,24761.8−24.6
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

A General Election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the summer of 1914, the following candidates had been adopted to contest that election. Due to the outbreak of war, the election never took place.

General election December 1910: Carlisle [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Richard Denman 3,243 50.5 +2.8
Conservative Irwen W. Raymond3,17949.5+8.5
Majority641.0−5.7
Turnout 6,42286.4−5.9
Registered electors 7,436
Liberal hold Swing −2.9
General election January 1910: Carlisle [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Richard Denman 3,270 47.7 N/A
Conservative Valentine John Hussey-Walsh2,81541.0New
Social Democratic Federation Charlie Bannington 77711.3New
Majority4556.7N/A
Turnout 6,86292.3N/A
Registered electors 7,436
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1900s

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F.W. Chance
General election 1906: Carlisle [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Frederick Chance Unopposed
Liberal hold
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1905 Carlisle by-election [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Frederick Chance 3,616 58.3 N/A
Conservative Lancelot Sanderson 2,58641.7New
Majority1,03016.6N/A
Turnout 6,20284.4N/A
Registered electors 7,344
Liberal hold Swing N/A
William Gully William Court Gully.jpg
William Gully
General election 1900: Carlisle [59]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Speaker (Liberal) William Gully Unopposed
Speaker hold

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1895: Carlisle [60]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Speaker (Liberal) William Gully 3,167 52.6 +1.3
Conservative S. P. Foster2,85347.4−1.3
Majority3145.2+2.6
Turnout 6,02088.6+2.8
Registered electors 6,798
Speaker hold Swing +1.3
General election 1892: Carlisle [60]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Gully 2,729 51.3 −1.9
Conservative S. P. Foster2,58648.7+1.9
Majority1432.6−3.8
Turnout 5,31585.8+5.4
Registered electors 6,195
Liberal hold Swing −1.9

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1886: Carlisle [60]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Gully 2,448 53.2 N/A
Conservative William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck [61] 2,15546.8New
Majority2936.4N/A
Turnout 4,60380.4N/A
Registered electors 5,726
Liberal hold
General election 1885: Carlisle [60] [62] [63]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Robert Ferguson Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election 1880: Carlisle (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Robert Ferguson 2,802 37.6 +8.9
Liberal Wilfrid Lawson 2,691 36.1 +8.7
Conservative Miles Walker Mattinson [65] 1,96826.4−17.5
Majority7239.7+5.5
Turnout 4,770 (est)85.9 (est)+6.0
Registered electors 5,550
Liberal hold Swing +8.8
Liberal hold Swing +8.7

Elections in the 1870s

General election 1874: Carlisle (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Robert Ferguson 2,154 28.7 −3.9
Liberal Wilfrid Lawson 2,051 27.4 −6.4
Conservative William Farrer Ecroyd 1,74123.2+7.0
Conservative William Banks [66] 1,55120.7+4.5
Majority3104.2+4.0
Turnout 3,749 (est)79.9 (est)−9.0
Registered electors 4,693
Liberal hold Swing −5.5
Liberal hold Swing −5.5

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1868: Carlisle (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Wilfrid Lawson 2,043 33.8 +1.4
Liberal Edmund Potter 1,971 32.6 −0.8
Conservative William Nicholson Hodgson 1,95732.4−1.7
Independent Liberal William Slater [67] 711.2New
Majority140.2N/A
Turnout 4,035 (est)88.9 (est)−4.0
Registered electors 4,537
Liberal hold Swing +1.1
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +0.0
General election 1865: Carlisle (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Nicholson Hodgson 616 34.1 +3.0
Liberal Edmund Potter 604 33.4 −1.8
Liberal Wilfrid Lawson 58632.4−1.3
Majority121.7N/A
Turnout 1,211 (est)92.9 (est)+12.9
Registered electors 1,304
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.1
Liberal hold Swing −1.7
By-election, 26 November 1861: Carlisle (1 seat) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Edmund Potter 536 50.1 −18.8
Conservative William Nicholson Hodgson 53349.9+18.8
Majority30.2−2.4
Turnout 1,06989.5+9.5
Registered electors 1,195
Liberal hold Swing −18.8
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1859: Carlisle (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal James Graham 538 35.2 +1.7
Liberal Wilfrid Lawson 516 33.7 +2.4
Conservative William Nicholson Hodgson 47531.1−4.2
Majority412.6+0.4
Turnout 1,002 (est)80.0 (est)−3.0
Registered electors 1,253
Liberal hold Swing +1.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.3
General election 1857: Carlisle (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Nicholson Hodgson 529 35.3 +6.5
Peelite James Graham 502 33.5 −2.6
Whig Joseph Ferguson 46931.3−3.9
Turnout 1,015 (est)83.0 (est)+0.3
Registered electors 1,223
Majority271.8N/A
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +5.2
Majority332.2+1.3
Peelite hold Swing −2.9
By-election, 1 January 1853: Carlisle (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Peelite James Graham Unopposed
Peelite hold
General election 1852: Carlisle (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Peelite James Graham 525 36.1 N/A
Whig Joseph Ferguson 512 35.2 −31.0
Conservative William Nicholson Hodgson 41928.8−5.1
Turnout 938 (est)82.7 (est)−1.6
Registered electors 1,134
Majority130.9N/A
Peelite gain from Conservative Swing N/A
Majority936.4+5.8
Whig hold Swing −13.0

Elections in the 1840s

By-election, 14 March 1848: Carlisle (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Nicholson Hodgson 477 37.4 +3.5
Whig Philip Howard 414 32.5 +0.8
Whig John Dixon 32825.7−8.8
Chartist Peter Murray McDouall [68] 554.3New
Turnout 637 (est)59.7 (est)−24.6
Registered electors 1,067
Majority634.9+2.7
Conservative hold Swing +3.8
Majority35928.2+27.6
Whig hold Swing −0.5
General election 1847: Carlisle (2 seats) [64] [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig John Dixon 479 34.5 +2.0
Conservative William Nicholson Hodgson 471 33.9 +6.0
Whig Philip Howard 44031.7−7.8
Turnout 89984.3−1.3
Registered electors 1,054
Majority80.6−4.0
Whig hold Swing −0.5
Majority312.2N/A
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +5.9
General election 1841: Carlisle (2 seats) [64] [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Philip Howard 419 39.5 N/A
Whig William Marshall 345 32.5 N/A
Conservative Edward Goulburn [70] 29627.9New
Majority494.6N/A
Turnout 64385.6N/A
Registered electors 751
Whig hold Swing N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1837: Carlisle (2 seats) [64] [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Philip Howard Unopposed
Whig William Marshall Unopposed
Registered electors 1,012
Whig hold
Whig hold
General election 1835: Carlisle (2 seats) [64] [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Philip Howard Unopposed
Whig William Marshall Unopposed
Registered electors 946
Whig hold
Whig gain from Radical
General election 1832: Carlisle (2 seats) [64] [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical William James 477 44.5 +1.9
Whig Philip Howard 472 44.0 +1.4
Tory John Malcolm 12411.63.3
Turnout 64666.1c.+51.1
Registered electors 977
Majority50.5+0.5
Radical hold Swing +1.8
Majority34832.4+4.7
Whig hold Swing +1.5
General election 1831: Carlisle (2 seats) [11] [71]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical William James 100 42.6 N/A
Whig Philip Howard 100 42.6 N/A
Tory James Lushington 3514.9N/A
Turnout c.135c.15%N/A
Registered electors c.900
Majority00.0N/A
Radical gain from Tory Swing N/A
Majority6527.7N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
General election 1830: Carlisle (2 seats) [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory James Lushington Unopposed
Whig Philip Howard Unopposed
Tory hold
Whig hold

Elections in the 18th century

Election results taken from the History of Parliament Trust series.

General election 1747: Carlisle (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Charles Howard UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig John Stanwix UnopposedN/AN/A
By-election 26 November 1746: Carlisle
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig John Stanwix N/AN/AN/A
Non Partisan Richard Musgrave N/AN/AN/A
General election 13 May 1741: Carlisle (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Charles Howard 10938.11N/A
Whig John Stanwix 9031.47N/A
Tory John Hylton 8730.42N/A
General election 3 May 1734: Carlisle (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Charles Howard 35437.82N/A
Tory John Hylton 35137.50N/A
Non Partisan Henry Aglionby 23124.68N/A
General election 1727: Carlisle (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Charles Howard UnopposedN/AN/A
Tory John Hylton UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 27 March 1722: Carlisle (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Henry Aglionby 39837.65N/A
Tory James Bateman 35033.11N/A
Whig Thomas Stanwix 30929.23N/A
By-election 12 April 1721: Carlisle
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Henry Aglionby 26867.00N/A
Whig Thomas Stanwix 13233.00N/A
General election 1715: Carlisle (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig William Strickland UnopposedN/AN/A
Whig Thomas Stanwix UnopposedN/AN/A

See also

Notes

  1. A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years – from 1295 until 1885 it had the right to send two MPs in most years.

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