Great Yarmouth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Great Yarmouth
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk
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Location of Norfolk within England
County Norfolk
Electorate 70,526 (December 2010) [1]
Major settlements Great Yarmouth
Current constituency
Created 1885
Member of Parliament Brandon Lewis (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
1640–1868
Number of membersTwo
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Replaced by East Suffolk
North Norfolk
1295–1640
Number of membersOne
Type of constituency Borough constituency

Great Yarmouth is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Its MP is Brandon Lewis, the former Chairman of the Conservative Party and current Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who has held the seat since the 2010 general election.

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History

The Parliamentary Borough of Great Yarmouth had been represented by 2 MPs since 1295 and was unaffected by the Great Reform Act of 1832. However, the borough was disenfranchised for corruption by the Reform Act 1867, [2] when its voters were absorbed into the North Division of the Parliamentary County of Norfolk. The seat was re-established as a single-member Borough by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 [3] and remained unchanged until the Representation of the People Act 1948, which came into effect for the 1950 general election. This abolished the Parliamentary Borough and replaced it with the County Constituency of Yarmouth, which incorporated the County Borough and surrounding rural areas. Further to the local government reorganisation of 1974, which was reflected in the redistribution of seats which came into effect for the 1983 general election, the constituency was renamed Great Yarmouth and its boundaries coincided with those of the local authority of the Borough of Great Yarmouth. It has remained unchanged since then.

Boundaries and boundary changes

1885–1918: The municipal borough of Great Yarmouth, including the parish of Gorleston, and part of the parish of Runham. [4]

1918–1950: The County Borough of Great Yarmouth.

1950–1974: The County Borough of Great Yarmouth, and the Rural District of Blofield and Flegg except the civil parishes of Great and Little Plumstead, Postwick, and Thorpe-next-Norwich (later renamed Thorpe St Andrew). [5]

The parts of the Rural District of Blofield and Flegg had previously been included in the abolished Eastern Division of Norfolk.

1974–1983: The County Borough of Great Yarmouth, and the Rural District of Blofield and Flegg. [6]

The remaining parishes of the Rural District of Blofield and Flegg were transferred from the abolished County Constituency of Central Norfolk.

1983–present: The Borough of Great Yarmouth. [7]

Thorpe St Andrew was transferred to Norwich North and remaining western parts to the new County Constituency of Mid Norfolk.  Gained a small area from the Suffolk constituency of Lowestoft, including Bradwell, which had been transferred to Norfolk as a result of the local government reorganisation of 1974, as laid out in the Local Government Act 1972.

The constituency covers the area in and around Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. Despite its rural area, there is a substantial amount of industry in Great Yarmouth, making the seat a marginal.

Members of Parliament

Great Yarmouth borough

Great Yarmouth was a 2-seat constituency from 1660 until 1868 when it was disenfranchised. It was recreated for the 1885 general election as a single-seat constituency.

MPs 1295–1640

YearFirst memberSecond member
1321 John Perbroun
1324 John Perbroun
1361 Hugh Fastolf
1366 Hugh Fastolf
1373 Hugh Fastolf
1377 (Jan) Hugh Fastolf
1377 (Oct) Hugh Fastolf
1385 Ralph Ramsey
1386 Ralph Ramsey John Beketon [8]
1388 (Feb) Ralph Ramsey John Ellis [8]
1388 (Sep) Ralph Ramsey John Hacon [8]
1390 (Jan) Ralph Ramsey John Ellis [8]
1390 (Nov)
1391 Ralph Ramsey John Hacon [8]
1393 John Hacon John Ellis [8]
1394
1395 Ralph Ramsey Hugh Fenn [8]
1397 (Jan) Richard Cley Hugh Fenn [8]
1397 (Sep) Ralph Ramsey William Oxney [8]
1399 John Beketon Hugh Fenn [8]
1401
1402
1404 (Jan) Roger Adams Geoffrey Pamping [8]
1404 (Oct)
1406 Robert Ellis Henry Rafman [8]
1407 Robert Clere Peter atte Fenn [8]
1410 William Parker Alexander atte Gapp [8]
1411 Nicholas Cates Peter Atte Fenn [8]
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) William Oxney Alexander atte Gapp [8]
1414 (Apr)
1414 (Nov) Geoffrey Pamping Robert Ellis [8]
1415
1416 (Mar)
1416 (Oct)
1417 Henry S[pitling] Richard [?Ellis] [8]
1419 William Colkirk John Cranley [8]
1420 Thomas Dengaine Robert Ellis [8]
1421 (May) Thomas Covehithe Robert Ellis [8]
1421 (Dec) Richard Ellis Robert Cupper [8]
1455 Richard Southwell [9]
1478 John Paston [9]
1491 Robert Crowmer [10]
1504 Thomas More [11]
1510-1523No names known [12]
1529 Humphrey Wingfield John Ladde, died
and replaced 1353 or 1354 by
Philip Bernard [12]
1536??
1539??
1542 Sir Humphrey Wingfield William Burgh [12]
1545Sir William Woodhouse Robert Eyre [12]
1547Sir William Woodhouse Robert Eyre [12]
1553 (Mar)Sir William Woodhouse Nicholas Firmage [12]
1553 (Oct) Robert Eyre Simon More [12]
1554 (Apr) William Bishop John Echard [12]
1554 (Nov) Thomas Hunt William Mayhew [12]
1555 Nicholas Fen Cornelius Bright [12]
1558 Sir Thomas Woodhouse William Barker [13]
1558/9 Sir Thomas Woodhouse William Barker [13]
1562 William Grice Thomas Timperley [13]
1571 William Barker William Grice [13]
1572 William Grice John Bacon, died
and replaced Feb 1576 by
Edward Bacon [13]
1584 William Grice Thomas Damet [13]
1586 William Grice Thomas Damet [13]
1588 John Stubbe or Stubbs Roger Drury [13]
1593 Thomas Damet John Felton [13]
1597 Henry Hobart John Felton [13]
1601 Henry Hobart Thomas Damet [13]
1604–1611 Thomas Damet John Wheeler
1614 Theophilus Finch George Hardware
1621–1622 Benjamin Cooper Edward Owner
1624 Benjamin Cooper George Hardware
1625 Sir John Corbet Edward Owner
1626 Sir John Corbet Thomas Johnson
1628 Sir John Corbet Sir John Wentworth
1629–1640No Parliaments convened

MPs 1640–1868

ElectionFirst member [14] First partySecond member [14] Second party
April 1640 Miles Corbet Parliamentarian Edward Owner Parliamentarian
November 1640
December 1648Owner not recorded as sitting after Pride's Purge
1653Great Yarmouth was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament
1654 Colonel William Goffe Thomas Dunn
1656 Charles George Cook William Burton
January 1659
May 1659 Great Yarmouth was unrepresented in the restored Rump
April 1660 Sir John Potts Sir William D'Oyly
1661 Sir William Coventry
1678 Sir Thomas Medowe
February 1679 Richard Huntington
August 1679 George England
1681 Sir James Johnson
1685 Sir William Cook John Friend
1689 George England Samuel Fuller
1698 John Nicholson
January 1701 Samuel Fuller
November 1701 John Burton John Nicholson
1702 Benjamin England
1708 Roger Townshend Richard Ferrier
1709 Nathaniel Symonds
1710 George England
1715 Horatio Townshend
1722 Hon. Charles Townshend Horatio Walpole
1723 William Townshend
1734 (Sir) Edward Walpole [15]
1738 Roger Townshend
1747 Hon. Charles Townshend
1756 Charles Townshend
1768 Hon. Richard Walpole
1784 Captain Sir John Jervis [16] Henry Beaufoy
1790 Charles Townshend
1795 Brigadier Stephens Howe Tory [17]
May 1796 Lord Charles Townshend
killed by brother, 1796
Tory [17]
October 1796 Major-General William Loftus Tory [17] Henry Jodrell Tory [17]
1802 Captain Sir Thomas Troubridge [18] Thomas Jervis
1806 Hon. Edward Harbord Tory [17] Dr Stephen Lushington Tory [17]
1808 Giffin Wilson Whig [17]
1812 William Loftus Tory [17] Edmund Lacon Tory [17]
1818 Thomas Anson Whig [17] Charles Rumbold Whig [17] [19] [20] [21] [22]
1819 Hon. George Anson Whig [17]
1835 Thomas Baring Conservative [17] W. Mackworth Praed Conservative [17]
1837 Charles Rumbold Whig [17] [19] [20] [21] [22] William Wilshere Whig [17] [20] [21]
1847 [23] Lord Arthur Lennox Conservative Octavius Coope Conservative
1848 Joseph Sandars Conservative Charles Rumbold Whig [17] [19] [20] [21] [22]
1852 Sir Edmund Lacon Conservative
March 1857 [24] William McCullagh Independent Liberal [25] [26] [27] Edward Watkin Radical [28] [29] [30]
August 1857 Adolphus William Young Whig John Mellor Whig [31] [32]
1859 Sir Edmund Lacon, Bt Conservative Sir Henry Stracey, Bt Conservative
1865 James Goodson Conservative
1868 Constituency disfranchished for corruption

MPs 1885–1950

  • 1885: Constituency revived, electing only a single member
ElectionMember [14] Party
1885 Sir Henry Tyler Conservative
1892 James Marshall Moorsom Liberal
1895 Sir John Colomb Conservative
1906 (Sir) Arthur Fell Conservative
1922 Arthur Harbord Liberal
1924 Sir Frank Meyer Conservative
1929 Sir Arthur Harbord Liberal
1931 Liberal National
1941 by-election Percy Jewson Liberal National
1945 Ernest Kinghorn Labour
1950 Great Yarmouth borough abolished: new county constituency named Yarmouth

Yarmouth County Constituency

MPs 1950–1974

ElectionMember [14] Party
1950 Ernest Kinghorn Labour
1951 Anthony Fell Conservative
1966 Hugh Gray Labour
1970 Anthony Fell Conservative
1983 Constituency renamed Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth County Constituency

MPs since 1983

ElectionMember [14] Party
1983 Michael Carttiss Conservative
1997 Tony Wright Labour
2010 Brandon Lewis Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Great Yarmouth [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Brandon Lewis 28,593 65.8 +11.6
Labour Co-op Mike Smith-Clare10,93025.110.9
Liberal Democrats James Joyce1,6613.8+1.6
Green Anne Killett1,0642.4+1.2
Veterans and People's Dave Harding6311.5N/A
Independent Adrian Myers4291.0N/A
IndependentMargaret McMahon-Morris1540.4N/A
Majority17,66340.7+22.7
Turnout 43,46260.41.4
Conservative hold Swing +11.3
General election 2017: Great Yarmouth [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Brandon Lewis 23,901 54.1 +11.2
Labour Mike Smith-Clare15,92836.1+7.0
UKIP Catherine Blaiklock 2,7676.316.8
Liberal Democrats James Joyce9872.20.1
Green Harry Webb5631.30.9
Majority7,97318.1+4.3
Turnout 44,14661.81.9
Conservative hold Swing +1.6
General election 2015: Great Yarmouth [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Brandon Lewis [36] 19,089 42.9 0.2
Labour Lara Norris [37] 12,93529.14.1
UKIP Alan Grey [38] 10,27023.1+18.3
Liberal Democrats James Joyce1,0302.312.1
Green Harry Webb [39] 9782.2+1.2
CISTA Samuel Townley1670.4+0.4
Majority6,15413.8+3.9
Turnout 44,46963.7+2.5
Conservative hold Swing +1.95
General election 2010: Great Yarmouth [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Brandon Lewis 18,571 43.1 +5.0
Labour Tony Wright 14,29533.212.4
Liberal Democrats Simon Partridge6,18814.4+3.3
UKIP Alan Baugh2,0664.8+0.5
BNP Bosco Tann1,4213.3N/A
Green Laura Biggart4161.0N/A
Independent Margaret McMahon-Morris1000.2N/A
Majority4,2769.9N/A
Turnout 43,05761.2+1.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Great Yarmouth [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Tony Wright 18,85045.6−4.8
Conservative Mark Fox15,79538.2−0.9
Liberal Democrats Stephen Newton4,58511.1+2.7
UKIP Bertie Poole1,7594.3+2.2
Legalise Cannabis Michael Skipper3890.9N/A
Majority3,0557.43.9
Turnout 41,37860.1+1.8
Labour hold Swing −2.0
General election 2001: Great Yarmouth [42]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Tony Wright 20,34450.43.0
Conservative Charles Reynolds15,78039.1+3.5
Liberal Democrats Maurice Leeke3,3928.42.6
UKIP Bertie Poole8502.1N/A
Majority4,56411.36.5
Turnout 40,36658.313.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Great Yarmouth [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Tony Wright 26,08453.4+15.4
Conservative Michael Carttiss 17,41635.612.3
Liberal Democrats Derek Wood5,38111.02.6
Majority8,66817.8N/A
Turnout 43,65171.26.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1992: Great Yarmouth [44] [45]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Michael Carttiss 25,50547.9−3.8
Labour Barbara Baughan20,19638.0+6.8
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Scott7,22513.6−3.5
Natural Law P Larkin2840.5N/A
Majority5,3099.9−10.7
Turnout 53,21077.9+3.5
Conservative hold Swing −5.3

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Great Yarmouth [46] [47]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Michael Carttiss 25,33651.7+1.3
Labour John Cannell15,25331.1+5.9
SDP Stuart Maxwell8,38717.17.2
Majority10,08320.64.5
Turnout 48,97674.5
Conservative hold Swing 2.3
General election 1983: Great Yarmouth [48] [49]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Michael Carttiss 22,42350.5
Labour O Lloyd11,22325.3
Liberal E Minett10,80324.3
Majority11,20025.2
Turnout 44,44970.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Great Yarmouth [50]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Anthony Fell 28,06650.4+7.1
Labour Patricia Hollis 20,83837.41.5
Liberal E Minett6,11211.06.8
National Front T Holmes6401.1N/A
Majority7,22813.0+8.7
Turnout 55,65677.1
Conservative hold Swing +4.3
General election October 1974: Great Yarmouth [51]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Anthony Fell 22,57343.3
Labour Patricia Hollis 20,31339.0
Liberal PR Coleby9,25017.7
Majority2,2604.33
Turnout 52,13673.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Great Yarmouth [52]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Anthony Fell 24,71143.4
Labour Patricia Hollis 19,77434.7
Liberal PR Coleby12,52422.0
Majority4,3978.7
Turnout 81.2
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970: Yarmouth [53]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Anthony Fell 23,08849.6+0.5
Labour Hugh Gray 19,93142.88.1
Liberal Joan Knott3,5237.6N/A
Majority3,1576.8
Turnout 46,54277.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +4.3

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Yarmouth [54]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Hugh Gray 22,29650.9+8.5
Conservative Anthony Fell 21,49949.1+2.3
Majority7971.8
Turnout 43,79579.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.1
General election 1964: Yarmouth [55]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Anthony Fell 20,31046.87.4
Labour Stanley Clinton-Davis 18,38142.43.4
Liberal David Spreckley4,68010.8N/A
Majority1,9294.44.1
Turnout 43,37180.3
Conservative hold Swing 2.0

Election in the 1950s

General election 1959: Yarmouth [55]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Anthony Fell 22,82754.3
Labour Stanley Clinton-Davis 19,24845.7
Majority3,5798.5
Turnout 79.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Yarmouth [55]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Anthony Fell 21,31751.1
Labour Ernest Kinghorn 20,40048.9
Majority9172.2
Turnout 79.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Yarmouth [55]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Anthony Fell 22,18051.2
Labour Ernest Kinghorn 21,16548.8
Majority1,0152.3
Turnout 83.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1950: Yarmouth [56]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Ernest Kinghorn 19,13144.5
Conservative Edward Baker 17,96941.8
Liberal Ronald Thomas Archibald Cornwell5,85413.6
Majority1,1622.7
Turnout 84.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Great Yarmouth [57]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Ernest Kinghorn 10,07955.8
Liberal National Percy Jewson 7,97444.2
Majority2,10511.6
Turnout 69.8
Labour gain from Liberal National Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1935: Great Yarmouth [55]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal National Arthur Harbord 16,99859.3
Labour John Lewis11,65840.7
Majority5,34018.6
Turnout 76.4
Liberal National hold Swing
General election 1931: Great Yarmouth [58]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal National Arthur Harbord 21,00878.6
Labour John Hanbury Martin 5,73521.4
Majority15,27357.2
Turnout 72.1

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1929: Great Yarmouth
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Arthur Harbord 13,14743.7+3.2
Unionist Frank Meyer 11,57038.56.6
Labour George Johnson 5,34717.8+3.4
Majority1,5775.2N/A
Turnout 30,06483.1+3.2
Registered electors 36,170
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +4.9
General election 1924: Great Yarmouth
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Frank Meyer 10,27345.1+6.6
Liberal Arthur Harbord 9,20240.511.3
Labour T G Tyler3,26414.4+4.7
Majority1,0714.6N/A
Turnout 22,73979.9+0.7
Registered electors 28,447
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +9.0
General election 1923: Great Yarmouth
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Arthur Harbord 11,41651.8+5.7
Unionist James Allan Horne 8,49238.53.3
Labour Albert Wrigley2,1389.72.4
Majority2,92413.3+9.0
Turnout 22,04679.2+0.2
Registered electors 27,844
Liberal hold Swing +4.5
General election 1922: Great Yarmouth
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Arthur Harbord 9,83646.1+6.4
Unionist Chichester Crookshank 8,91741.84.8
Labour Arthur Whiting 2,57412.10.7
Majority9194.3N/A
Turnout 21,32779.0+20.2
Registered electors 26,985
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +5.6

Elections in the 1910s

General election 1918: Great Yarmouth
PartyCandidateVotes%±
C Unionist Arthur Fell 6,74146.65.7
Liberal *J. Havelock Wilson5,73439.78.0
Labour William McConnell 1,84812.8N/A
Independent ** William H Dawson1250.9N/A
Majority1,0076.9+2.3
Turnout 14,44858.825.3
Registered electors 24,585
Unionist hold Swing +1.2
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

* Wilson - who stood as a 'Patriotic Trade Unionist's and Seamen's' candidate - supported the Coalition Government and was supported by the National Sailors' and Firemen's Union. He claimed to have been adopted by both the Liberal Party and National Democratic and Labour Party, but only appeared on the former's official list. ** Dawson initially was endorsed by the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers who then repudiated him.

Election results 1885-1918

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1885: Great Yarmouth [59] [60] [61]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Henry Tyler 2,66151.9N/A
Liberal Cecil Norton 2,46648.1N/A
Majority1953.8N/A
Turnout 5,12773.8N/A
Registered electors 6,949
Conservative win (new seat)
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Norton
General election 1886: Great Yarmouth [59] [60]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Henry Tyler 2,97759.7+7.8
Liberal Cecil Norton 2,01140.37.8
Majority96619.4+15.6
Turnout 4,98871.82.0
Registered electors 6,949
Conservative hold Swing +7.8

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: Great Yarmouth [59] [60]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal James Marshall Moorsom 2,97252.4+12.1
Conservative Henry Tyler 2,70447.612.1
Majority2684.8N/A
Turnout 5,67671.40.4
Registered electors 7,947
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.1
General election 1895: Great Yarmouth [59] [60] [62]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Colomb 3,52854.9+7.3
Liberal James Marshall Moorsom 2,89345.17.3
Majority6359.8N/A
Turnout 6,42178.9+7.5
Registered electors 8,139
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.3

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Great Yarmouth [59] [60] [62]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Colomb Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1906: Great Yarmouth [59] [60]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Arthur Fell 4,07151.5N/A
Liberal Martin White 3,83548.5N/A
Majority2363.0N/A
Turnout 7,90686.2N/A
Registered electors 9,169
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: Great Yarmouth [59] [63]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Arthur Fell 4,45952.7+1.2
Liberal James Edward Platt3,99847.31.2
Majority4615.4+2.4
Turnout 88.4+2.2
Conservative hold Swing +1.2
General election December 1910: Great Yarmouth [59] [63]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Arthur Fell 4,21052.30.4
Liberal James Edward Platt3,83747.7+0.4
Majority3734.60.8
Turnout 84.14.3
Conservative hold Swing 0.4

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;

Election results 1832-1868

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1832: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [17] [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Charles Rumbold 837 34.7 +3.6
Whig George Anson 828 34.3 +3.1
Tory Andrew Colvile75031.16.5
Majority783.29.0
Turnout 1,55592.4c.+7.3
Registered electors 1,683
Whig hold Swing +3.4
Whig hold Swing +3.2
General election 1835: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [17] [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Thomas Baring 772 26.7 +11.2
Conservative Winthrop Mackworth Praed 768 26.5 +11.0
Whig George Anson 68023.510.8
Whig Charles Rumbold 67523.311.4
Majority883.0N/A
Turnout 1,44789.62.8
Registered electors 1,615
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +11.2
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +11.1
General election 1837: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [17] [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Charles Rumbold 790 26.8 +3.5
Whig William Wilshere 779 26.4 +2.9
Conservative Thomas Baring 69923.73.0
Conservative Charles Gambier68523.23.3
Majority802.73.0
Turnout 1,47484.74.9
Registered electors 1,740
Whig gain from Conservative Swing +3.3
Whig gain from Conservative Swing +3.0

Wilshere resigned, causing a by-election.

By-election, 23 August 1838: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [17] [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig William Wilshere 735 51.1 2.1
Conservative Thomas Baring 70248.9+2.0
Majority332.30.4
Turnout 1,43783.61.1
Registered electors 1,719
Whig hold Swing 2.1

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [17] [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig William Wilshere 94532.8+6.4
Whig Charles Rumbold 94332.8+6.0
Conservative Thomas Baring 50117.46.3
Conservative Joseph Somes 49417.16.1
Majority44215.3+12.6
Turnout 1,44574.99.8
Registered electors 1,930
Whig hold Swing +6.3
Whig hold Swing +6.1
General election 1847: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Arthur Lennox 83427.1+9.7
Conservative Octavius Coope 81326.4+9.3
Whig Charles Rumbold 72923.79.1
Whig Francis Goldsmid [65] [66] 69822.710.1
Majority842.7N/A
Turnout 1,537 (est)81.9 (est)+7.0
Registered electors 1,877
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +9.7
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +9.5

The election of Lennox and Coope was declared void on petition on 14 February 1848 due to bribery, causing a by-election. [67]

By-election, 8 July 1848: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Joseph Sandars 41637.815.7
Whig Charles Rumbold 38434.9+11.2
Whig Robert John Bagshaw [68] [69] 30027.3+4.6
Majority322.9+0.2
Turnout 550 (est)29.3 (est)52.6
Registered electors 1,877
Conservative hold Swing 15.8
Whig gain from Conservative Swing +9.5

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1852: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Edmund Lacon 61128.225.3
Whig Charles Rumbold 54725.321.1
Independent Liberal William McCullagh 52124.1N/A
Radical Charles Napier [70] [71] [72] [73] 48622.4N/A
Turnout 1,083 (est)86.7 (est)+4.8
Registered electors 1,249
Majority643.0+0.3
Conservative hold Swing 2.1
Majority261.2N/A
Whig gain from Conservative Swing +2.1
General election 1857: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Independent Liberal William McCullagh 60928.1+4.0
Radical Edward Watkin 59027.2+4.8
Conservative Edmund Lacon 52124.0+9.9
Conservative Charles Smyth Vereker [74] 45120.8+6.7
Turnout 1,086 (est)83.0 (est)3.7
Registered electors 1,308
Majority190.9N/A
Independent Liberal gain from Conservative Swing 2.2
Majority612.8N/A
Radical gain from Whig Swing 1.8

The election was declared void on petition due to bribery by McCullagh and Watkin's agents, causing a by-election. [75]

By-election, 10 August 1857: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Adolphus William Young Unopposed
Whig John Mellor Unopposed
Whig gain from Independent Liberal
Whig gain from Radical
General election 1859: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Edmund Lacon 69928.4+4.4
Conservative Henry Stracey 65926.8+6.0
Liberal Edward Watkin 56823.14.1
Liberal Adolphus William Young 53621.8N/A
Majority913.7N/A
Turnout 1,231 (est)92.8 (est)+9.8
Registered electors 1,326
Conservative gain from Independent Liberal Swing N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.0

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1865: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [64]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Edmund Lacon 82829.2+0.8
Conservative James Goodson 78427.7+0.9
Liberal Alexander Brogden 63422.40.7
Liberal Philip Vanderbyl 58920.81.0
Majority1505.3+1.6
Turnout 1,418 (est)86.2 (est)6.6
Registered electors 1,645
Conservative hold Swing +0.8
Conservative hold Swing +0.9

Extensive bribery was found in the seat and its right to return a member was lost. It was then incorporated into East Suffolk and North Norfolk.

Elections before 1832

General election 1831: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [17] [76]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig George Anson 904 31.2 +3.4
Whig Charles Rumbold 903 31.1 +3.3
Tory Andrew Colvile54918.93.3
Tory Henry Bliss54318.73.5
Majority35412.2+6.6
Turnout 1,702c.85.1c.+1.2
Registered electors c.2,000
Whig hold Swing +3.4
Whig hold Swing +3.4
General election 1830: Great Yarmouth (2 seats) [17] [76]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig George Anson 944 27.8
Whig Charles Rumbold 944 27.8
Tory Thomas Edmund Campbell75422.2
Tory Henry Preston75422.2
Majority1905.6
Turnout 1,678c.83.9
Registered electors c.2,000
Whig hold Swing
Whig hold Swing

See also

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