|Former County constituency |
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||East Flintshire and West Flintshire|
Flintshire was a parliamentary constituency in North-East Wales which generally returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons, latterly that of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, from 1542 until it was abolished for the 1950 general election.
From its creation in 1542 until 1918, the constituency consisted of the historic county of Flintshire in north-east Wales. The seat should not be confused with the borough constituency of Flint or that of Flint Boroughs, which together existed from the 16th century until 1918.
In 1889 an administrative county of Flintshire was created. This formed the basis of the constituency which existed from 1918 until 1950, when the county was split between East and West divisions.
|1553 (Mar)||Sir Thomas Hanmer|
|1553 (Oct)||Robert Massey|
|1554 (Apr)||William Mostyn|
|1554 (Nov)||William Mostyn|
|1572|| William Mostyn, died |
and replaced Feb 1577 by Thomas Mostyn
|1621||Sir Roger Mostyn|
|1624|| Sir John Hanmer, 1st Baronet died |
and replaced 1624 by Sir John Trevor
|1625||Sir John Trevor|
|1629–1640||No Parliaments summoned|
|1640||John Mostyn, disabled[ clarification needed ] 1643|
|1653||Flintshire not represented in Barebones Parliament|
|Year||First Member||Second Member|
|Two members in first and second Protectorate Parliaments|
|1654||John Trevor||Andrew Ellice|
|1656||John Trevor||Sir John Glynne|
|1661||Sir Henry Conway|
|1669||Sir Thomas Hanmer|
|1681||Sir John Hanmer, 3rd Baronet|
|1685||Sir John Conway|
|1689||Sir Roger Puleston||Whig|
|1695||Sir John Conway||Tory|
|1701||Sir Roger Mostyn||Tory|
|1702||Sir Thomas Hanmer||Tory|
|1705||Sir John Conway||Tory|
|1708||Sir Roger Mostyn||Tory|
|1713||Sir John Conway||Tory|
|1715||Sir Roger Mostyn|
|1734||Sir Thomas Mostyn, 4th Baronet|
|1741||Sir John Glynne|
|1747||Sir Thomas Mostyn, 4th Baronet|
|1758||Sir Roger Mostyn|
|1796||Sir Thomas Mostyn||Whig|
|1799||Sir Thomas Mostyn||Whig|
|1837||Sir Stephen Glynne||Conservative|
|1842||Sir Stephen Glynne||Conservative|
|1861||Lord Richard Grosvenor||Liberal|
|1918||Thomas Henry Parry||Liberal|
|Constituency divided into East and West Flintshire in 1950|
|Registered electors||c. 1,200|
|Registered electors||c. 1,200|
|Conservative gain from Whig|
|Whig gain from Conservative||Swing||+2.0|
Following the election, Lloyd-Mostyn's election was declared void and Glynne was elected after scrutiny on 23 May 1842.
Lloyd-Mostyn succeeded to the peerage, becoming 2nd Baron Mostyn and causing a by-election.
Mostyn's death caused a by-election.
|Conservative||Hugh Robert Hughes||868||42.6||N/A|
Grosvenor was appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, requiring a by-election.
Grosvenor's resignation caused a by-election.
|Conservative||Philip Pennant Pennant||2,738||39.2||-0.5|
|Liberal Unionist||Robert Cunliffe||3,145||40.6||N/A|
|Conservative||Henry Richard Lloyd Howard||3,925||47.3||+6.7|
|Conservative||Henry Richard Lloyd Howard||3,922||46.4||−0.9|
|Conservative||A. Harold Edwards||3,572||36.2||−10.2|
|Conservative||Henry Richard Lloyd Howard||4,454||40.3||+4.1|
General Election 1914/15: Another General Election was due to take place before the end of 1915. From 1914, the parties had been making preparations for an election, and by the end of that year, the following candidates had been selected:
The constituency was then merged with Flint Boroughs.
|C||Liberal||Thomas Henry Parry||Unopposed|
|Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.|
|National Liberal||Thomas Henry Parry||16,854||44.2||N/A|
|Unionist||Austin Ellis Lloyd Jones||15,080||39.6||N/A|
|Labour||David Gwynfryn Jones||6,163||16.2||N/A|
|National Liberal hold||Swing||N/A|
|Liberal||Thomas Henry Parry||19,609||56.8||+12.6|
|Liberal||Thomas Henry Parry||14,169||34.5||-22.3|
|Labour||David Gwynfryn Jones||7,821||19.1||N/A|
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing||+12.7|
|Labour||Cyril O Jones||12,310||22.0||+2.9|
|Liberal gain from Unionist||Swing||+10.0|
|Liberal National||Frederick Llewellyn-Jones||40,405||71.4||+28.6|
|Liberal National hold||Swing|
|Labour||Cyril O Jones||16,131||27.2||-1.6|
General Election 1939/40: Another General Election was due to take place before the end of 1940. From 1939 the parties had been preparing for an election, and by the end of that year, the following candidates had been selected:
|Liberal||John William Hughes||17,007||23.8||-4.1|
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