Liskeard (UK Parliament constituency)

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Liskeard
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1295–1885
Number of memberstwo (1295–1832); one (1832–1885)
Replaced by Bodmin

Liskeard was a parliamentary borough in Cornwall, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1295 until 1832, and then one member from 1832 until 1885. The constituency was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.

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History

The parliamentary borough was based upon the community of Liskeard in the south-eastern part of Cornwall.

Sedgwick estimated the electorate at 30 in 1740. Namier and Brooke considered it was about 50 in the 1754–1790 period. The right of election before 1832 was in the freemen of the borough. This constituency was under the patronage of the Eliot family, which acquired the predominant interest by 1722.

There were no contested elections between at least 1715 and 1802. In the early 19th century the Whigs attempted to expand the electorate to include householders. During the 1802 general election, 48 householders claimed the right to vote but their ballots were rejected by the Mayor (see the note to the 1802 election result below). The Eliot family continued to control the borough in the Tory interest, for another thirty years.

The Reform Act 1832 augmented the freemen voters (who retained their ancient right votes), with the beneficiaries of a new householder franchise. The number of voters registered in 1832 was 218. The political effect of the change was that a Whig was elected unopposed to the one remaining seat in 1832, whereas the two Tory candidates had been elected unopposed at the previous seven general elections. Only Whig or Liberal candidates were returned from 1832 until the constituency was abolished.

The Reform Act 1867 preserved the borough constituency but slightly expanded the electorate (from 434 in 1865 to 881 in 1868). Liskeard was one of the smallest boroughs to retain individual representation in the 1868–1885 period. However the constituency was finally abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, when the borough became part of the Bodmin or South East division of Cornwall.

Members of Parliament

1295–1629

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1355 John Hamely [1]
1386 John Bodilly Stephen Bant [2]
1388 (Feb) Simon Lowys John Helligan [2]
1388 (Sep) Simon Lowys Walter Bloyowe [2]
1390 (Jan) Simon Lowys John Cokeworthy I [2]
1390 (Nov)
1391 Robert Brewys John Goly [2]
1393 Simon Lowys Robert Combe [2]
1394
1395 Ralph Cokeworthy Ralph Trenewith II [2]
1397 (Jan) Simon Lowys John Tregoose [2]
1397 (Sep) John Gryk Robert Syteston [2]
1399 Walter Gosham Thomas Forster [2]
1401
1402 Simon Lowys John Price [2]
1404 (Jan)
1404 (Oct)
1406 John Treffridowe Williard Hamond [2]
1407 William Aston Thomas Gybbe [2]
1410 Simon (Lowys) John Clink (MP for Liskeard) [2]
1411 Simon Lowys John Penrose [2]
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) Simon Lowys Walter Lowys [2]
1414 (Apr)
1414 (Nov) Simon Lowys William Bodrugan [2]
1415
1416 (Mar) Oto Trenewith John Trewoofe [2]
1416 (Oct)
1417 John But Robert Treage [2]
1419 Philip Motty John Calwe [2]
1420 John Fursdon John Cork [2]
1421 (May) Nicholas Aysshton Richard Tredinney [2]
1421 (Dec) John Trelawny III Robert Trenerth [2]
1510–1523No names known [3]
1529 James Trewynnard Henry Pyne [3]
1536 ?
1539 ?
1542 ?
1545 John Roscarrock Richard Halfacre [3]
1547 Robert Becket Ambrose Gilberd [3]
First Parliament of 1553 John Trelawny John Gayer
Second Parliament of 1553 William Morice Thomas Roscarrock
First Parliament of 1554 James Kemp Francis Roscarrock
Second Parliament of 1554 John Connock John Pethbridge
Parliament of 1555 John Cruys William Lower (MP for Liskeard)
Parliament of 1558 William Coryton John Gayer
Parliament of 1559 George Bromley Renald Muschamp
Parliament of 1563–1567 Reginald Mohun
Parliament of 1571 John Connock Basil Johnson
Parliament of 1572–1581 Henry Macwilliam Paul Wentworth
Parliament of 1584–1585 Peter Edgcumbe Edward Denny
Parliament of 1586–1587 Richard Edgecumbe Jonathan Trelawny
Parliament of 1588–1589 John Jackson
Parliament of 1593 George Wray
Parliament of 1597–1598 Henry Neville Edward Trelawny
Parliament of 1601 Thomas Edmunds Sampson Lennard
Parliament of 1604–1611 Sir William Killigrew Reginald Nicholas
Addled Parliament (1614) Richard Connock John Glanville
Parliament of 1621–1622 Sir Edward Coke Nicholas Hele
Happy Parliament (1624–1625) William Wrey (later 2nd Wrey Baronet) [4]
Useless Parliament (1625) William Coryton
Parliament of 1625–1626 Sir Francis Steward Joseph Jane
Parliament of 1628–1629 John Harris
No Parliament summoned 1629–1640

1640–1832

YearFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
April 1640 John Harris Royalist George Kekewich Parliamentarian
November 1640 Joseph Jane Royalist
January 1644Harris and Jane disabled from sitting – both seats vacant
1647 Thomas Povey George Kekewich Parliamentarian
December 1648Povey and Kekewich excluded in Pride's Purge – both seats vacant
1653Liskeard was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament and the First and Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
January 1659 Thomas Noell Hunt Greenwood
May 1659 Not represennted in the restored Rump
April 1660 John Connock John Robinson
April 1661 John Harris Peter Prideaux [n 1]
May 1661 Bernard Granville
1678 Sir Bourchier Wrey
February 1679 John Connock John Buller
August 1679 Sir Jonathan Trelawny
1685 Chichester Wrey John Connock
1689 Sir Bourchier Wrey John Buller
1690 Emanuel Pyper
1695 William Bridges
1696 Henry Darell
1701 Thomas Dodson
1707 John Dolben
1710 Philip Rashleigh Tory
1715 Sir John Trelawny
April 1722 Edward Eliot John Lansdell
November 1722 Thomas Clutterbuck
1727 Sir John Cope
1734 Richard Eliot George Dennis
1740 Charles Trelawny
1747 Sir George Lee
1754 Edmund Nugent Philip Stanhope
1759 Philip Stephens
1761 Anthony Champion
1768 Edward Eliot Samuel Salt
1774 Edward Gibbon Whig
1780 Wilbraham Tollemache
1784 Edward James Eliot John Eliot Tory [5]
1797 The Earl of Inchiquin
1800 Lord Fincastle
1802 William Eliot Tory [5]
1804 William Huskisson Tory [5]
1807 Viscount Hamilton Tory [5]
1812 Charles Philip Yorke Tory [5]
1818 Sir William Pringle Tory [5]
1824 Lord Eliot Tory [5]
1832 Representation reduced to one Member

1832–1885

YearMemberParty
1832 Charles Buller Radical [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
1849 Richard Crowder Radical [11] [12]
1854 Ralph Grey Whig [13] [14]
1859 Ralph Bernal Osborne Liberal
1865 Sir Arthur Buller Liberal
1869 Edward Horsman Liberal
1876 Leonard Courtney Liberal
1885 Constituency abolished

Election results

Note on sources: The information for the election results given below is taken from Sedgwick 1715–1754, Namier and Brooke 1754–1790 and Stooks Smith 1790–1832. From 1832 the principal source was Craig, with additional or different information from Stooks Smith included. Candidates classified by Craig as Liberal before 1859, are labeled as Whig or Radical (following Stooks Smith) or Liberal if their exact allegiance is uncertain. Similarly candidates classified by Craig as Conservative but by Stooks Smith as Tory are listed below as Tory.

Note on percentage change calculations: Where there was only one candidate of a party in successive elections, for the same number of seats, change is calculated on the party percentage vote. Where there was more than one candidate for a party, in one or both successive contested elections for the same number of seats, then change is calculated on the individual candidates percentage vote.

Note on party allegiance of candidates: A party label is only used when the source used quotes one. Other candidates are labelled Non Partisan, but may have associated themselves with a tendency or faction in Parliament.

Elections before 1715

Dates of Parliaments 1660–1715

SummonedElectedOpenedDismissed
16 March 1660166025 April 166029 December 1660
18 February 166116618 May 166124 January 1679
25 January 167916796 March 167912 July 1679
24 July 16791679–168021 October 168018 January 1681
20 January 1681168121 March 168128 March 1681
14 February 1685168519 May 16852 July 1687
29 December 16881688–168922 January 16896 February 1690
6 February 1690169020 March 169011 October 1695
12 October 1695169522 November 16956 July 1698
13 July 1698169824 August 169819 December 1700
26 December 17001700–17016 February 170111 November 1701
3 November 1701170130 December 17012 July 1702
2 July 1702170220 August 17025 April 1705
17057 May – 6 June 170514 June 1705see Note
1707see Note23 October 17073 April 1708
170830 April – 7 July 17088 July 170821 September 1710
17102 October – 16 November 171025 November 17108 August 1713
171322 August – 12 November 171312 November 171315 January 1715

Note:-

Index to Election results 1715–1799

1710s1720s1730s1740s1750s1760s1770s1780s1790s

Index to Election results 1800–1885

1800s1810s1820s1830s1840s1850s1860s1870s1880s

Elections in the 1710s

General election 29 January 1715: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan John Trelawny UnopposedN/AN/A
Tory Philip Rashleigh UnopposedN/AN/A

Elections in the 1720s

General election 12 April 1722: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Edward Eliot UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan John Lansdell UnopposedN/AN/A
By-Election 2 November 1722: Liskeard
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Thomas Clutterbuck UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A
General election 25 August 1727: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Thomas Clutterbuck UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan John Cope UnopposedN/AN/A

Elections in the 1730s

By-Election 15 June 1732: Liskeard
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Thomas Clutterbuck UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A
By-Election 25 March 1739: Liskeard
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Charles Trelawny UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1740s

General election 11 May 1741: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Richard Eliot UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Charles Trelawny UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 1 July 1747: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Charles Trelawny UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan George Lee UnopposedN/AN/A

Elections in the 1750s

By-Election 2 July 1751: Liskeard
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Charles Trelawny UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A
General election 17 April 1754: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Edmund Nugent UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Philip Stanhope UnopposedN/AN/A
By-Election 1 December 1759: Liskeard
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Philip Stephens UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1760s

General election 30 March 1761: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Philip Stephens UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Anthony Champion UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 22 March 1768: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Edward Eliot UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Samuel Salt UnopposedN/AN/A

Elections in the 1770s

General election 11 October 1774: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Edward Gibbon UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Samuel Salt UnopposedN/AN/A
By-Election 12 July 1779: Liskeard
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Philip Stephens UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1780s

General election 9 September 1780: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Wilbraham Tollemache UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan Samuel Salt UnopposedN/AN/A
General election 5 April 1784: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Edward James Eliot UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan John Eliot UnopposedN/AN/A
By-Election 6 February 1786: Liskeard
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Edward James Eliot UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1790s

General election 1790: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Edward James Eliot UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan John Eliot UnopposedN/AN/A
By-Election 1793: Liskeard
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Edward James Eliot UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A
General election 1796: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Edward James Eliot UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan John Eliot UnopposedN/AN/A
By-Election 1797: Liskeard
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan Murrough O'Brien UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1800s

By-Election 1800: Liskeard
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Non Partisan George Murray UnopposedN/AN/A
Non Partisan hold Swing N/A
General election 1802: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory John Eliot 27 48.21 N/A
Tory William Eliot 27 48.21 N/A
Whig Thomas Sheridan11.79N/A
Whig William Ogilvie11.79N/A
Turnout 56N/AN/A
By-Election March 1804: Liskeard
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory William Huskisson 21 87.50 N/A
Whig Thomas Sheridan312.50N/A
Majority1875.00N/A
Turnout 24N/AN/A
Tory hold Swing N/A
General election 1806: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory William Eliot Elected N/AN/A
Tory William Huskisson Elected N/AN/A
Whig Nicholas Tomlinson6N/AN/A
Whig Alexander Nowell1N/AN/A
Turnout 56N/AN/A
General election 1807: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory William Eliot Unopposed N/AN/A
Tory James Hamilton Unopposed N/AN/A

Elections in the 1810s

General election 1812: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory William Eliot Unopposed N/AN/A
Tory Charles Philip Yorke Unopposed N/AN/A
General election 1818: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory William Eliot Unopposed N/AN/A
Tory William Henry Pringle Unopposed N/AN/A

Elections in the 1820s

General election 1820: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory William Eliot Unopposed N/AN/A
Tory William Henry Pringle Unopposed N/AN/A
General election 1826: Liskeard (2 seats)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory William Henry Pringle Unopposed N/AN/A
Tory Edward Eliot Unopposed N/AN/A

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1830: Liskeard (2 seats) [5] [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Tory William Henry Pringle Unopposed
Tory Edward Eliot Unopposed
Tory hold
Tory hold
General election 1831: Liskeard (2 seats [5] [15] )
PartyCandidateVotes%
Tory William Henry Pringle Unopposed
Tory Edward Eliot Unopposed
Registered electors 51
Tory hold
Tory hold
General election 1832: Liskeard [5] [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Radical Charles Buller Unopposed
Registered electors 218
Radical gain from Tory
General election 1835: Liskeard [5] [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Radical Charles Buller 114 64.0
Conservative Samuel Trehawke Kekewich 6436.0
Majority5028.0
Turnout 17882.4
Registered electors 216
Radical hold
General election 1837: Liskeard [5] [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Charles Buller 113 54.3 9.7
Conservative Samuel Trehawke Kekewich 9545.7+9.7
Majority188.619.4
Turnout 20883.9+1.5
Registered electors 248
Radical hold Swing 9.7

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Liskeard [16] [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Charles Buller Unopposed
Registered electors 296
Radical hold
By-election, 15 July 1846: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Charles Buller Unopposed
Radical hold
General election 1847: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Charles Buller 170 59.2 N/A
Conservative William Curteis11740.8New
Majority5318.4N/A
Turnout 28782.2N/A
Registered electors 349
Radical hold Swing N/A
By-election, 14 December 1847: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Charles Buller Unopposed
Radical hold
By-election, 3 January 1849: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Richard Crowder Unopposed
Radical hold

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1852: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Richard Crowder Unopposed
Registered electors 343
Radical hold
By-Election 29 March 1854: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Ralph Grey 138 51.5 New
Radical John Salusbury-Trelawny [17] [18] [19] 11944.4N/A
Whig Joseph Haythorne Reed 114.1New
Majority197.0N/A
Turnout 26876.1N/A
Registered electors 352
Whig gain from Radical
General election 1857: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Ralph Grey 174 58.4 N/A
Peelite Arthur Hamilton-Gordon [20] [21] 12441.6New
Majority5016.8N/A
Turnout 29879.9N/A
Registered electors 373
Whig gain from Radical
General election 1859: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Ralph Grey 164 50.6 7.8
Conservative William Pole-Carew 16049.4+7.8
Majority41.215.6
Turnout 32482.0+2.1
Registered electors 395
Liberal hold Swing 7.8
By-Election 19 August 1859: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Ralph Bernal Osborne Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1860s

By-election, 21 June 1865: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Arthur William Buller Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election 1865: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Arthur William Buller Unopposed
Registered electors 434
Liberal hold
General election 1868: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Arthur William Buller Unopposed
Registered electors 881
Liberal hold
By-Election 11 May 1869: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Edward Horsman 368 56.4 N/A
Liberal Francis Lycett 28543.6N/A
Majority8312.8N/A
Turnout 65374.1N/A
Registered electors 881
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1870s

General election 1874: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Edward Horsman 334 50.4 N/A
Liberal Leonard Courtney 32949.6N/A
Majority50.8N/A
Turnout 66381.8N/A
Registered electors 811
Liberal hold Swing N/A
By-Election 22 December 1876: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Leonard Courtney 388 58.0 +8.4
Conservative John Burton Sterling [22] 28142.0New
Majority10716.0+15.2
Turnout 66986.1+4.3
Registered electors 777
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1880: Liskeard [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Leonard Courtney 370 55.1 +5.5
Liberal Edward Pleydell-Bouverie 30144.95.5
Majority6910.2+9.4
Turnout 67191.2+9.4
Registered electors 736
Liberal hold Swing +5.5

Notes and references

Notes

  1. Prideaux was also elected for Honiton, which he chose to represent, and never sat for Liskeard

References

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  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  4. "WREY, William (C.1601-1645), of Trebigh, St. Ive, Cornw. | History of Parliament Online".
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S. (ed.). The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp.  43–44. ISBN   0-900178-13-2.
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  7. Gambles, Anna (1999). "Biographical Appendix". Protection and Politics: Conservative Economic Discourse, 1815–1852. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press. p. 244. ISBN   0-86193-244-7.
  8. Huch, Ronald K.; Ziegler, Paul R. (1985). "The Whig-Radical Alliance and Its Problems, 1835–1841". Joseph Hume: The People's M.P. Ephrata, Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. p. 106. ISBN   0-87169-163-9.
  9. Turner, Michael J. (2004). "Correcting the Chartists". In Black, Jeremy (ed.). Independent Radicalism in Early Victorian Britain. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers. p. 77. ISBN   0-275-97386-7.
  10. Dod, Charles Roger; Dod, Robert Phipps (1847). Dod's Parliamentary Companion, Volume 15. Dod's Parliamentary Companion. p. 155.
  11. "Foreign Intelligence" . Hereford Journal. 13 December 1848. p. 2 via British Newspaper Archive.
  12. "East Cornwall Election" . Royal Cornwall Gazette. 9 July 1852. p. 6 via British Newspaper Archive.
  13. "More Whig Corruption - The Charity Commissioner's Board". London Standard. 26 May 1862. p. 6.
  14. "Miscellaneous Intelligence" . Lincolnshire Chronicle. 31 March 1854. p. 7 via British Newspaper Archive.
  15. 1 2 Jenkins, Terry. "Liskeard". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  16. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885(e-book) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. pp. 189–190. ISBN   978-1-349-02349-3.{{cite book}}: |format= requires |url= (help)
  17. Hoppen, K. Theodore (2016). Governing Hibernia: British Politicians and Ireland 1800-1921. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 133. ISBN   9780198207436.
  18. "Bedford Election" . Worcester Journal . 9 December 1854. pp. 7–8 via British Newspaper Archive.
  19. "Bedford Election" . Leeds Intelligencer . 9 December 1854. p. 3 via British Newspaper Archive.
  20. Chapman, J. K. (1964). The Career of Arthur Hamilton Gordon: First Lord Stanmore 1829-1912. University of Toronto Press. ISBN   9781442654600.
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Norfolk was a County 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 1832. It was represented by two Members of Parliament. In 1832 the county was divided for parliamentary purposes into two new two member divisions – East Norfolk and West Norfolk.

Flint Boroughs was a parliamentary constituency in north-east Wales which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and its predecessors, from 1542 until it was abolished for the 1918 general election.