Derby (UK Parliament constituency)

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Derby
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1295–1950 (split)
Number of memberstwo
Replaced by Derby North and Derby South

Derby 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 1950. It was represented by two members of parliament. It was divided into the single-member constituencies of Derby North and Derby South in 1950.

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History

Derby regularly sent two representatives to Parliament from Edward I's reign. In 1900 it was one of the first two constituencies to elect a member from the then newly formed Labour Party, along with Merthyr Tydfil.

In 1950 the constituency was abolished and replaced by the two single-member constituencies of Derby North and Derby South.

Members of Parliament

1294–1640

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1294 William de la Cornere Randalph Makeneye [1]
1297 William Bourne de Derby Nicklos de Lorimer [1]
1299 Nicklos de Lorimer Gervase de Derby [1]
1301 Gervase de Wilnye Adam le Rede [1]
1304 John de la Corne Richard Cardoyl [1]
1305 John de Chaddesdon Gervase de Wileyne [1]
1306 Hugh Alibon Peter la Chapman [1]
1307 John Chaddesdon Gervase de Wilney [1]
1310 Henry Alwaston Thomas de Stade [1]
1311 Thomas del Sted Henry Bindetton [1]
1312 Geffry de Leycestre Robert de Breydsale [1]
1313 John Fitz John Henry Lomb [1]
1314 Adam le Rede William de Aleby [1]
1314 William de Aleby Adam le Rede [1]
1318 Simon de Chester Richard Breddon [1]
1318 Alexander de Holand John de Weston [1]
1325 Henry le Carpenter John Fitz Richard [1]
1327 John Fitz Gilbert Ferhun Tutbury [1]
1328 Simon de Chester John Collings [1]
1328 Thomas Tulaxbar Geffry Snayth [1]
1330 Simon de Nottingham John de Weston [1]
1333 Hugh Allibon John Gibbonson [1]
1334 John Gibbonson  ? [1]
1335 Nicholas Langford John Fitz Thomas [1]
1336 Simon de Chester John Gibbonson [1]
1337 John Fitz William Thomas Tuttebury [1]
1338 William de Derby John Hache Robert Allibon [1]
1338 William de Derby Robert de Weston [1]
1338 Simon de Chester Robert Allibon [1]
1338 Henry del Howe Robert Saundry [1]
1339 Alexander Holland John Weston [1]
1339 John Gibbonson Thomas Preston [1]
1339 Thomas Tutbury Thomas Thurmondsley [1]
1341 Thomas de Tutbury Thomas Derby [1]
1341 Richard de Trowell Peter de Quarndon [1]
1342 Simon de Nottingham Thomas de Derby [1]
1344 William de Nottingham Simon de Chester [1]
1348 William de Chaddesdon Thomas de Tutbury [1]
1350 William Gilbert John de Chaddesdon [1]
1351 Thomas Tutbury William de Derby [1]
1354 William Chester Richard Chelford [1]
1355 Thomas Tutbury Henry Diddound [1]
1355 Edmund Toucher John Bech [1]
1356 William Ennington William Nayle [1]
1358 William de Chester William Nayle [1]
1361 Peter Prentice William de Rossington [1]
1362 Peter Prentice William de Rossington [1]
1363 John Trowell John Weeke [1]
1364 John Bradon Robert Allibon [1]
1365 William Chester John Gilbert [1]
1366 John Berd William Sese [1]
1369 John de Brakkerley William Glasyere [1]
1370 John Preest John de Brakkerley [1]
1372 John Trowell  ? [1]
1373 William Chester John Gilbert [1]
1374 William Pakeman Roger Allibon [1]
1377 William Groos John de Berdee [1]
1378 John Hay Richard de Trowell [1]
1378 Henry Flanstead Roger Allibon [1]
1379 Richard Dell Roger Ashe [1]
1382 Thomas Toppeleyse John Hay [1]
1383 William Pakeman John Bowyer [1]
1383 Richard de Trowell John Gibbon [1]
1384 Richard Sherman John de Stockes [1]
1385 Richard Trowell John Dell [1]
1386 John Stokkes John Prentice I [2]
1388 (Feb) William Pakeman Thomas Tappely [2]
1388 (Sep) William Pakeman Hugh Adam [2]
1390 (Jan) John Stokkes John Hay [2]
1390 (Nov)
1391 Richard Sherman Thomas Docking [2]
1393 John Stokkes Richard Trowell [2]
1394
1395 John Stokkes William Groos [2]
1397 (Jan) William Groos Thomas Shore [2]
1397 (Sep) William Groos Thomas Shore [2]
1399 John Stokkes Thomas Docking [2]
1401
1402 Elias Stokkes Richard Trowell [2]
1404 (Jan)
1404 (Oct) John Prentice II John Stokkes [2]
1406 Thomas Goldsmith John Fairclough [2]
1407
1410
1411 John Brasier Thomas Shore [2]
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) Elias Stokkes [2]
1414 (Apr) John Prentice II Robert Bolton [2]
1414 (Nov) Elias Stokkes Thomas Ridgeway [2]
1415
1416 (Mar) Elias Stokkes Roger Wolley [2]
1416 (Oct)
1417 Robert Ireland Thomas Steppingstones [2]
1419 John Sparham Ralph Shore [2]
1420 Richard Brown Robert Smith [2]
1421 (May) Ralph Shore Thomas Stokkes [2]
1421 (Dec) Ralph Shore John Spicer [2]
1422 John Stokes John Barker [1]
1423 John de Both Elias Dell [1]
1424 John Stokes Elias Dell [1]
1425 Roger Wolley Henry Crabbe [1]
1427 Nicholas Meysham John de Stokkys [1]
1429 John de Bath Elias Stokkys [1]
1430 Thomas Stokkes Robert Smith [1]
1432 John Booth Robert Sutton [1]
1434 John Bothe Thomas Stokeys [1]
1436 Thomas Stokks Elias Tildesley [1]
1441 Thomas Stokkys Henry Spicer [1]
1446 Thomas Chatley Robert Mundy [1]
1448 Thomas Chatterley John Spicer [1]
1449 Richard Chitterley Thomas Chitterley [1]
1450 Thomas Acard Thomas Bradshawe [1]
1454 John Bird Edward Lovel [1]
1459 John Bird William Hunter [1]
1468 Thomas Bakynton Thomas Allestre [1]
1473 John Newton Roger Wilkinson [1]
1478 John Briddle John Newton [1]
1510–1523No names known [3]
1529 Thomas Ward Henry Ainsworth [3]
1536?
1539?
1542 Thomas Sutton William Allestry [3]
1545 Thomas Sutton William Allestry [3]
1547 Thomas Sutton Robert Ragg [3]
1553 (Mar) Robert Ragg William Allestry [3]
1553 (Oct) Thomas Sutton George Cherneley [3]
1554 (Apr) William Allestry George Stringer [3]
1554 (Nov) William More William Bainbridge [3]
1555 Richard Ward William Allestry [3]
1558 James Thatcher William Bainbridge [3]
1558–9 Richard Doughty William Bainbridge [4]
1562–3 William More William Bainbridge [4]
1571 Robert Stringer William Bainbridge [4]
1572 Robert Stringer Tristram Tyrwhitt, expelled
and repl. 1576 by
Robert Bainbridge [4]
1584Sir Henry Beaumont William Botham [4]
1586 (Sep) William Botham Robert Bainbridge [4]
1588–9 Richard Fletcher William Botham [4]
1593 Robert Stringer William Botham [4]
1597 Henry Duport Robert Stringer [4]
1601 (Oct) Peter Eure John Baxter [4]
1604–1611 John Baxter Edward Sleighe
1614 Gilbert Kniveton Arthur Turnor
1621–1622 Timothy Leeving Edward Leech
1624 Timothy Leeving Sir Edward Leech
1625 Timothy Leeving Sir Edward Leech
1626 Sir Henry Crofts John Thoroughgood
1628–1629 Philip Mainwaring Timothy Leeving
1629–1640No Parliaments summoned

1640–1950

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Sir William Harcourt
YearFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
November 1640 William Allestry Royalist Nathaniel Hallowes Parliamentarian
October 1643Allestry disabled to sit – seat vacant
1645 Thomas Gell
December 1648Gell excluded in Pride's Purge – seat vacant
1653Derby was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament
1654 Gervase Bennet Derby had only one seat in the First and
Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
January 1659 John Dalton
May 1659 Nathaniel Hallowes One seat vacant
April 1660 Roger Allestry John Dalton
1665 Anchitell Grey
1679 George Vernon
1685 William Allestry John Coke
1689 Anchitell Grey
1690 Robert Wilmot
1695 Lord Henry Cavendish John Bagnold
1698 George Vernon
1701 Lord James Cavendish Sir Charles Pye
1701 John Harpur
1702 Thomas Stanhope
1705 Lord James Cavendish Sir Thomas Parker Whig
1710 Richard Pye
1710 Sir Richard Levinge John Harpur
1711 Edward Mundy
1713 Nathaniel Curzon
1715 Lord James Cavendish William Stanhope Whig
1722 Thomas Bayley
1727 William Stanhope Whig
1730 Charles Stanhope
1736 John Stanhope
1742 Viscount Duncannon
1748 Thomas Rivett
1754 Lord Frederick Cavendish Whig [5] George Venables-Vernon
1762 William Fitzherbert
1772 Wenman Coke Whig [5]
1775 John Gisborne Whig [5]
1776 Daniel Coke Tory [5]
1780 Lord George Cavendish Whig [5] Edward Coke Whig [5]
1797 George Walpole Whig [5]
1806 William Cavendish Whig [5]
1807 Thomas Coke Whig [5]
1807 Edward Coke Whig [5]
1812 Henry Cavendish Whig [5]
1818 Thomas William Coke Whig [6]
1826 Samuel Crompton Whig [5]
1830 Edward Strutt Whig [7] [8] [9] [10] [5]
1835 John Ponsonby Whig [5] [11] [12] [13]
1847 [14] Hon. Frederick Leveson-Gower Whig [15] [16] [17]
1848 Michael Thomas Bass Radical [18] [19] [20] [21] Lawrence Heyworth Radical [22] [23] [20]
1852 Thomas Horsfall [24] [ citation needed ] Conservative
1853 Lawrence Heyworth Radical [22] [23] [20]
1857 Samuel Beale Radical [25]
1859 Liberal Liberal
1865 William Thomas Cox Conservative
1868 Samuel Plimsoll Liberal
1880 Sir William Vernon-Harcourt Liberal
1883 Thomas Roe Liberal
1895Sir Henry Howe Bemrose Conservative Geoffrey Drage Conservative
1900 Sir Thomas Roe Liberal Richard Bell Labour
1904 Liberal
1910 J. H. Thomas Labour
1916Sir William Job Collins Liberal
1918 Albert Green Conservative
1922 Charles Roberts Liberal
1923 William Raynes Labour
1924Sir Richard Luce Conservative
1929 William Raynes Labour
1931 William Allan Reid Conservative National Labour
1936 Philip Noel-Baker Labour
1945 Clifford Wilcock Labour
1950 Constituency split into North and South seats

Elections

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1830: Derby (2 seats) [5] [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Henry Cavendish Unopposed
Whig Edward Strutt Unopposed
Registered electors c.650
Whig hold
Whig hold
General election 1831: Derby (2 seats) [5] [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Henry Cavendish Unopposed
Whig Edward Strutt Unopposed
Registered electors c.650
Whig hold
Whig hold
General election 1832: Derby (2 seats) [27] [5] [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Edward Strutt 884 43.5 N/A
Whig Henry Cavendish 716 35.3 N/A
Tory Charles Henry Colvile43021.2New
Majority28614.1N/A
Turnout 1,13682.1N/A
Registered electors 1,384
Whig hold Swing N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
General election 1835: Derby (2 seats) [27] [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Edward Strutt 903 42.0 1.5
Whig John Ponsonby 724 33.6 1.7
Conservative Francis Curzon [28] 52524.4+3.2
Majority1999.24.9
Turnout c.1,076c.72.8c.+9.3
Registered electors 1,478
Whig hold Swing 1.6
Whig hold Swing 1.7
General election 1837: Derby (2 seats) [27] [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Edward Strutt 836 32.1 9.9
Whig John Ponsonby 791 30.3 3.3
Conservative Francis Curzon [28] 52520.1+7.9
Conservative Charles Robert Colvile 45617.5+5.3
Majority26610.2+1.0
Turnout 1,31875.3c.+2.5
Registered electors 1,751
Whig hold Swing 8.3
Whig hold Swing 5.0

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Derby (2 seats) [27] [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Edward Strutt 875 39.0 +6.9
Whig John Ponsonby 784 34.9 +4.6
Conservative Edward Sacheverell Chandos Pole 58726.111.5
Majority1978.81.4
Turnout 1,37772.23.1
Registered electors 1,906
Whig hold Swing +6.3
Whig hold Swing +5.2

Strutt was appointed Chief Commissioner of Railways, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 4 September 1846: Derby [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Edward Strutt 835 59.9 14.0
Conservative Digby Mackworth 559 40.1 +14.0
Majority27619.8+11.0
Turnout 1,39468.93.3
Registered electors 2,022
Whig hold Swing 14.0

Ponsonby succeeded to the peerage, becoming 5th Earl of Bessborough, causing a by-election.

By-election, 16 June 1847: Derby [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Frederick Leveson-Gower Unopposed
Whig hold
General election 1847: Derby (2 seats) [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Edward Strutt 881 31.8 7.2
Whig Frederick Leveson-Gower 852 30.8 4.1
Conservative Henry Raikes [29] 82029.6+3.5
Chartist Philip McGrath [30] 2167.8New
Majority321.27.6
Turnout 1,38563.68.6
Registered electors 2,177
Whig hold Swing 4.5
Whig hold Swing 2.9

The election was declared void on petition due to bribery and treating by Strutt's and Leveson-Gower's agents, and the writ suspended in March 1848, later causing a by-election. [31]

By-election, 2 September 1848: Derby (2 seats) [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Michael Thomas Bass 956 28.1 3.7
Radical Lawrence Heyworth 912 26.8 4.0
Conservative James William Freshfield [32] 77822.8+8.0
Conservative James Lord [33] 76022.3+7.5
Majority1344.0N/A
Turnout 1,703 (est)78.2 (est)+14.6
Registered electors 2,177
Radical gain from Whig Swing 5.7
Radical gain from Whig Swing 5.9

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1852: Derby (2 seats) [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Michael Thomas Bass 1,252 38.0 +6.2
Conservative Thomas Horsfall 1,025 31.1 +1.5
Radical Lawrence Heyworth 1,01830.9+0.1
Turnout 2,160 (est)88.2 (est)+24.6
Registered electors 2,448
Majority2276.9N/A
Radical gain from Whig Swing +2.7
Majority70.2N/A
Conservative gain from Whig Swing 3.9

Horsfall's election was in March 1853 declared void due to bribery, and Heyworth was declared elected in his place. [34]

General election 1857: Derby (2 seats) [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Michael Thomas Bass 884 40.9 +2.9
Radical Samuel Beale 846 39.2 +8.3
Conservative William Forbes Mackenzie 43019.911.2
Majority41619.3+12.4
Turnout 1,295 (est)52.2 (est)36.0
Registered electors 2,479
Radical hold Swing +4.3
Radical gain from Conservative Swing +7.0
General election 1859: Derby (2 seats) [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Michael Thomas Bass 1,260 35.5 5.4
Liberal Samuel Beale 902 25.4 13.8
Liberal William Milbourne James [35] [36] 73620.8N/A
Conservative Henry Cecil Raikes [37] 64818.31.6
Majority1664.614.7
Turnout 1,773 (est)70.6 (est)+18.4
Registered electors 2,513
Liberal hold Swing 2.3
Liberal hold Swing 6.5

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1865: Derby (2 seats) [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Thomas Cox 1,096 31.7 +13.4
Liberal Michael Thomas Bass 1,063 30.7 +5.3
Liberal Samuel Plimsoll 69120.0−0.8
Liberal Samuel Beale 60817.67.8
Majority331.0N/A
Turnout 2,277 (est)92.9 (est)+22.3
Registered electors 2,450
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.3
Liberal hold Swing 4.1
General election 1868: Derby (2 seats) [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Michael Thomas Bass 4,995 41.1 +10.4
Liberal Samuel Plimsoll 4,677 38.4 +18.4
Conservative William Thomas Cox 2,49220.511.2
Majority2,18517.9N/A
Turnout 7,328 (est)75.0 (est)17.9
Registered electors 9,777
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +8.0
Liberal hold Swing +12.0

Elections in the 1870s

General election 1874: Derby (2 seats) [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Michael Thomas Bass 5,579 39.4 1.7
Liberal Samuel Plimsoll 4,938 34.9 3.5
Conservative William Thomas Cox [38] 3,64225.7+5.2
Majority1,2969.28.7
Turnout 8,901 (est)78.7 (est)+3.7
Registered electors 11,316
Liberal hold Swing 2.2
Liberal hold Swing 3.1

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1880: Derby (2 seats) [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Michael Thomas Bass 8,864 45.8 +6.4
Liberal Samuel Plimsoll 7,758 40.1 +5.2
Conservative Thomas Collins 2,73014.111.6
Majority5,02826.0+16.8
Turnout 11,594 (est)89.1 (est)+10.4
Registered electors 13,006
Liberal hold Swing +6.1
Liberal hold Swing +5.5

Plimsoll's resignation caused a by-election.

By-election, 26 May 1880: Derby (1 seat) [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Harcourt Unopposed
Liberal hold

Bass' resignation caused a by-election.

By-election, 12 Jun 1883: Derby (1 seat) [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Thomas Roe Unopposed
Liberal hold
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Harcourt
General election 1885: Derby (2 seats) [39] [40] [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Thomas Roe 7,813 36.1 9.7
Liberal William Harcourt 7,630 35.3 4.8
Conservative William Brown Hextall4,94322.8+8.7
Independent Liberal Alfred Stace Dyer [42] 1,2515.8N/A
Majority2,68712.513.5
Turnout 12,86886.22.9 (est)
Registered electors 14,925
Liberal hold Swing 9.2
Liberal hold Swing 6.8

Harcourt's appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer caused a by-election.

By-election, 9 Feb 1886: Derby (1 seat) [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Harcourt Unopposed
Liberal hold
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Roe
General election 1886: Derby (2 seats) [39] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Thomas Roe 6,571 37.8 +1.7
Liberal William Harcourt 6,431 37.1 +1.8
Liberal Unionist William Evans [43] 4,34625.1+2.3
Majority2,08512.00.5
Turnout 10,75872.114.1
Registered electors 14,925
Liberal hold Swing +0.3
Liberal hold Swing +0.3

Elections in the 1890s

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Haslam
General election 1892: Derby (2 seats) [39] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Harcourt 7,507 29.1 8.7
Liberal Thomas Roe 7,389 28.6 8.5
Conservative William Brown Hextall5,54621.5New
Liberal Unionist Alfred Seale Haslam 5,36320.84.3
Majority1,8437.14.9
Turnout 12,903 [est 1] 83.6+11.5
Registered electors 15,754
Liberal hold Swing 2.2
Liberal hold Swing 2.1

Harcourt's appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer requires a by-election.

1892 Derby by-election [39] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Harcourt 6,508 80.1 +22.4
Independent Henry Farmer-Atkinson [n 1] 1,61919.9New
Majority4,88960.2+53.1
Turnout 8,12751.632.0
Registered electors 15,754
Liberal hold Swing N/A
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Bemrose
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Drage
General election 1895: Derby (2 seats) [39] [41] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Howe Bemrose 7,907 28.0 +6.5
Conservative Geoffrey Drage 7,076 25.1 +4.3
Liberal William Harcourt 6,78524.05.1
Liberal Thomas Roe 6,47522.95.7
Majority2911.1N/A
Turnout 14,122 [est 1] 82.80.8
Registered electors 17,379
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.7

Elections in the 1900s

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Bell
General election 1900: Derby (2 seats) [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Thomas Roe 7,922 26.6 20.3 [n 2]
Labour Repr. Cmte. Richard Bell 7,640 25.7 New
Conservative Henry Howe Bemrose 7,39724.93.1
Conservative Geoffrey Drage 6,77522.82.3
Turnout 29,73484.5+1.7
Registered electors 18,270
Majority5251.7N/A
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A
Majority2430.8N/A
Labour Repr. Cmte. gain from Conservative Swing N/A
General election 1906: Derby (2 seats) [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Lib-Lab Richard Bell 10,361 31.0 +5.3
Liberal Thomas Roe 10,239 30.6 +4.0
Conservative James Henry Edward Holford6,42119.25.7
Conservative Edward George Spencer Churchill6,40919.23.6
Turnout 33,43087.6+3.1
Registered electors 19,543
Majority3,81811.4+9.7
Lib-Lab hold Swing +5.5
Liberal hold Swing +4.9

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: Derby (2 seats) [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Thomas Roe 10,343 28.3 2.3
Labour J. H. Thomas [n 3] 10,189 27.9 3.1
Conservative Arthur Edward Beck8,03822.0+2.8
Conservative Arthur Page 7,95321.8+2.6
Turnout 36,52392.5+4.9
Registered electors 20,113
Majority2,3056.35.1
Liberal hold Swing 2.6
Majority2,1515.9N/A
Labour gain from Lib-Lab Swing N/A
General election December 1910: Derby (2 seats) [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Thomas Roe 9,515 35.5 +7.2
Labour J. H. Thomas 9,144 34.1 +6.2
Conservative Arthur Edward Beck [n 4] 8,16030.413.4
Turnout 26,81988.04.5
Registered electors 20,113
Majority1,3555.11.2
Liberal hold Swing +10.3
Majority9843.72.2
Labour hold Swing +9.8
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Asquith

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;

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Collins
1916 Derby by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Collins Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election 1918: Derby (2 seats) [44]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour J. H. Thomas 25,145 37.8 +3.7
Unionist Albert Green 14,920 22.4 8.0
Liberal William Blews Rowbotham13,40820.215.3
National Democratic Harold Machin Smith13,01219.6New
Turnout 66,48565.522.5
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
Majority1,5122.2N/A
Labour hold Swing
Majority11,73717.6+13.6

Elections in the 1920s

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Roberts
General election 1922: Derby (2 seats) [44]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Green check.svgY J. H. Thomas 25,215 27.0 10.8
Liberal Green check.svgY Charles Henry Roberts 24,068 25.8 +5.6
Unionist Albert Green 22,24023.9+1.5
Labour William Raynes 21,67723.3N/A
Turnout 93,20084.0+18.5
Majority1,8281.90.3
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing
Majority2,9753.114.5
Labour hold Swing
General election 1923: Derby (2 seats) [44]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Green check.svgY J. H. Thomas 24,887 29.0 +2.0
Labour Green check.svgY William Robert Raynes 20,318 23.7 +0.4
Unionist Henry Fitz-Herbert Wright20,07023.40.5
Liberal Charles Henry Roberts 10,66912.513.3
Ind U Thomas Clifford Newbold9,77211.4New
Turnout 85,71681.12.9
Majority2480.3N/A
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +6.8
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Henderson Stewart
General election 1924: Derby (2 seats) [44]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Green check.svgY J. H. Thomas 27,423 25.7 3.3
Unionist Green check.svgY Richard Luce 25,425 23.8 +0.4
Labour William Robert Raynes 25,17223.60.1
Unionist Hilda Hulse21,70020.3N/A
Liberal James Henderson-Stewart 7,0836.65.9
Turnout 99,72085.2+4.1
Majority5,7235.4+5.1
Labour hold Swing
Majority3530.2N/A
Unionist gain from Labour Swing
General election 1929: Derby (2 seats) [44]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Green check.svgY J. H. Thomas 39,688 30.0 +4.3
Labour Green check.svgY William Robert Raynes 36,237 27.4 +3.8
Unionist Richard Luce 24,55318.65.2
Unionist John Arthur Aiton20,44315.44.9
Liberal L. du Garde Peach 11,3178.6+2.0
Turnout 132,23882.62.6
Majority11,6848.8N/A
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +4.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1931: Derby (2 seats) [44]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Labour Green check.svgY J. H. Thomas 49,257 36.4 New
Conservative Green check.svgY William Reid 47,729 34.3 +0.3
Labour William Robert Raynes 21,84115.7−11.7
Labour Walter Halls 20,24114.6−12.8
Majority27,41619.7+10.9
Turnout 139,06884.5+1.9
National Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: Derby (2 seats) [44]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Green check.svgY William Reid 37,70730.19
National Labour Green check.svgY J. H. Thomas 37,56630.08
Labour Herbert Arthur Hind25,03720.04
Labour Leonard John Barnes24,59419.69
Majority12,67010.15
Turnout 124,904
Conservative hold Swing
National Labour hold Swing
Noel-Baker Philip Noel-Baker Anefo.jpg
Noel-Baker
1936 Derby by-election [45]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Philip Noel-Baker 28,419 52.5 +12.8
National Labour Archibald Church 25,66647.5+17.4
Majority2,7535.0N/A
Turnout 54,08565.5
Labour gain from National Labour Swing

Elections in the 1940s

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 in Autumn 1939 and by then, the following candidates had been selected;

General election 1945: Derby (2 seats) [44]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Green check.svgY Philip Noel-Baker 42,19633.60
Labour Green check.svgY Clifford Wilcock 40,80032.49
Conservative Francis Lochrane21,46017.09
Conservative Max Bemrose 21,12516.82
Majority19,34016.51N/A
Turnout 125,58176.39
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing

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  2. Compared to joint Liberal vote in 1895
  3. Compared to Lib-Lab candidate in 1906
  4. Compared to combined Conservative share at Jan 1910 election
  1. 1 2 Based on half of the total votes

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