Norwich (UK Parliament constituency)

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Norwich
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Norfolk
Major settlements Norwich
1298–1950
Number of membersTwo
Replaced by Norwich North and Norwich South

Norwich was a borough constituency in Norfolk which was represented in the House of Commons of England from 1298 to 1707, in the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801 until it was abolished for the 1950 general election. Consisting of the city of Norwich in Norfolk, it returned two members of parliament (MPs), elected by the bloc vote system.

Contents

It was replaced in 1950 by two new single-member constituencies, Norwich North and Norwich South.

Members of Parliament

1298–1660

YearFirst memberSecond member
1378 Henry Limner
1386 Walter Niche Walter Bixton [note 1]
1388 (Feb) William Appleyard Walter Bixton [note 1]
1388 (Sep) John Moulton Walter Bixton [note 1]
1390 (Jan) Henry Limner Walter Bixton [note 1]
1390 (Nov) William Appleyard Thomas Gerard [note 1]
1391 Walter Bixton Thomas Gerard [note 1]
1393 John Moulton William Everard [note 1]
1394 Henry Limner William Everard [note 1]
1395 William Appleyard Thomas Gerard [note 1]
1397 (Jan) William Appleyard Henry Limner [note 1]
1397 (Sep) Walter Bixton Richard White [note 1]
1399 Henry Limner Roger Blickling [note 1]
1401 Edmund Warner Walter Eaton [note 1]
1402 William Appleyard William Crakeford [note 1]
1404 (Jan) William Everard Walter Eaton [note 1]
1404 (Oct)
1406 Walter Eaton John Alderford [note 1]
1407 Walter Eaton Robert Dunston [note 1]
1410 Robert Dunston William Ampulford [note 1]
1411 Bartholomew Appleyard Thomas Gerard [note 1]
1413 (Feb) John Alderford Bartholomew Appleyard [note 1]
1413 (May) William Sedman John Bixley [note 1]
1414 (Apr) Robert Brasier John Alderford [note 1]
1414 (Nov) William Sedman Richard Purdance [note 1]
1415 John Bixley Robert Dunston [note 1]
1416 (Mar) Henry Rafman William Sedman [note 1]
1416 (Oct) William Appleyard John Bixley [note 1]
1417 Robert Brasier Robert Dunston [note 1]
1419 William Appleyard John Bixley [note 1]
1420 Robert Baxter Robert Dunston [note 1]
1421 (May) Robert Baxter Robert Dunston [note 1]
1421 (Dec) Henry Piking Robert Dunston [note 1]
1485 John Paston [1]
1504Robert Burgh [2]
1510?
1512 Robert Harydance John Clerke I [note 2]
1515 ?
1523 ?
1529 Edward Rede Reginald Lytilprowe [note 2]
1536?John Corbet II  ? [note 2]
1539 Augustine Steward John Godsalve [note 2]
1542 William Rogers  ?John Godsalve [note 2]
1545 Robert Rugge Richard Catlin [note 2]
1547 Augustine Steward Richard Catlin [note 2]
1553 (Mar) Thomas Marsham Alexander Mather [note 2]
1553 (Oct) Thomas Gawdy I Richard Catlin [note 2]
1554 (Apr) Henry Ward John Ball [note 2]
1554 (Nov) John Corbet II Alexander Mather [note 2]
1555 John Aldrich Thomas Grey [note 2]
1558 Sir Thomas Gawdy Thomas Sotherton [note 2]
1559Sir William Woodhouse Thomas Sotherton [note 3]
1562–3 Robert Michell, died
and repl. 1566 by
John Blennerhassett
Thomas Parker
1571 John Blennerhassett Robert Suckling [note 3]
1572 John Aldirich Thomas Beaumont, sick
and repl. 1581 by
Edward Flowerdew [note 3]
1584 Christopher Layer Simon Bowde [note 3]
1586 Robert Suckling Thomas Layer [note 3]
1588 Francis Rugge Thomas Gleane [note 3]
1593 Robert Houghton Robert Yarham [note 3]
1597 Christopher Layer Thomas Sotherton II [note 3]
1601 Alexander Thurston John Pettus [note 3]
1604–1611 Sir Henry Hobart John Pettus [note 4]
1614Sir Thomas Hyrne Rice Gwyn [note 4]
1621–1622 Richard Rosse William Denny [note 4]
1624 William Denny Sir Thomas Hyrne [note 4]
1625 William Denny Sir Thomas Hyrne [note 4]
1626 Sir John Suckling Sir Thomas Hyrne [note 4]
1628 Sir Peter Gleane Robert Debney [note 4]
1629–1640No Parliaments summoned

1640–1950

Election1st Member1st Party2nd Member2nd Party
April 1640 Thomas Tooley Thomas Atkins
November 1640 Richard Harman Parliamentarian Richard Catlin [3] Royalist
January 1644Catelyn disabled from sitting – seat vacant
1645 Erasmus Earle
1646 Thomas Atkins
1653Norwich was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament
1654 Bernard Church John Hobart
1656
January 1659 William Barnham
May 1659 Thomas Atkins One seat vacant
April 1660 William Barnham Thomas Rant
1661 Christopher Jay Francis Corie
Feb 1678 William Paston
May 1678 Augustine Briggs
1685 Robert Paston Sir Nevill Catlin Tory
1689 Thomas Blofield Tory
1690 Hugh Bokenham
1694 John Ward
1695 Francis Gardiner
1698 Robert Davy
1701 Edward Clarke Country Whig
1702 Thomas Blofield Tory
1703 Thomas Palgrave
1705 Waller Bacon John Chambers
1710 Robert Bene Richard Berney
1715 Waller Bacon Robert Brightiffe
1734 Horatio Walpole Whig
1735 by-election Thomas Vere
1747 John Hobart
June 1756 by-election Edward Bacon
December 1756 by-election (Sir) Harbord Harbord Whig [4]
1784 William Windham Tory [4]
1786 by-election Hon. Henry Hobart Tory [4]
1799 by-election John Frere Tory [4]
1802 Robert Fellowes Whig [4] William Smith Radical
1806 John Patteson Tory [4]
1807 William Smith Radical
1812 Charles Harvey Tory [4]
1818 Richard Hanbury Gurney Whig [4]
1826 Jonathan Peel Tory [4]
1830 Robert Grant Whig [4] Richard Hanbury Gurney Whig [4]
1832 William Murray Tory [4] James Scarlett Tory [4]
1834 Conservative [4] Conservative [4]
1835 Robert Scarlett [note 5] Conservative [4]
1837 Arthur Wellesley Conservative [4]
1838 [note 5] Benjamin Smith Whig [4] [5]
1847 Morton Peto Whig [6] [7] [8]
1852 Edward Warner Radical [9] [10]
1854 by-election Samuel Bignold Conservative
1857 Henry Schneider Radical [10] [11] [12] William Keppel Whig [10]
1859 [note 6] Liberal Liberal
1860 by-election [note 7] Edward Warner Liberal Sir William Russell, Bt Liberal
1868 Henry Stracey [note 8] Conservative
1870 by-election Jacob Henry Tillett [note 9] Liberal
1871 by-election Jeremiah Colman Liberal
1874 John Walter Huddleston Conservative
1875 by-election Jacob Henry Tillett [note 10] Liberal
1885 Harry Bullard [note 11] Conservative
1886 by-election Samuel Hoare [note 12] Conservative
1895 Harry Bullard Conservative
1904 by-election Louis Tillett Liberal
1906 George Henry Roberts Labour
Jan 1910 Frederick Low Liberal
1915 by-election Hilton Young Liberal
1918 Coalition Labour
1922 Independent Liberal
1923 Walter Smith Labour Dorothy Jewson Labour
1924 Hilton Young Liberal J. Griffyth Fairfax Conservative
1926 Conservative
1929 Walter Smith Labour Geoffrey Shakespeare Liberal
1931 George Hartland Conservative Liberal National
1935 Henry Strauss Conservative
1945 Lucy Noel-Buxton Labour John Paton Labour
1950 constituency abolished: see Norwich North and Norwich South

Election results

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Norwich [13] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Lucy Noel-Buxton 31,553 27.9 +7.9
Labour John Paton 31,229 27.7 +9.9
National Liberal Geoffrey Shakespeare 25,94523.0−6.1
Conservative Henry Strauss 24,22521.4−6.2
Majority5,2844.7N/A
Turnout 112,95270.7−2.7
Registered electors 79,880
Labour gain from National Liberal
Labour gain from Conservative

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1935: Norwich [15] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Liberal Geoffrey Shakespeare 36,039 29.1 −1.3
Conservative Henry Strauss 34,182 27.6 −1.3
Labour Glenvil Hall 24,67020.0−1.0
Labour Christopher John Kelly 22,05517.8N/A
Ind. Labour Party Fenner Brockway 6,7375.5−14.2
Majority11,3699.1−0.3
Majority9,5127.6−0.3
Turnout 123,68373.4−7.0
Registered electors 84,275
National Liberal hold
Conservative hold
General election 1931: Norwich [15] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Liberal Geoffrey Shakespeare 40,925 30.4 +4.2
Conservative George Hartland 38,883 28.9 +5.1
Labour Walter Smith 28,29521.0−5.0
Ind. Labour Party Dorothy Jewson 26,53719.7−4.3
Majority12,6309.4N/A
Majority10,5887.9N/A
Turnout 132,64080.4+1.6
Registered electors 83,755
National Liberal gain from Liberal
Conservative gain from Labour

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1929: Norwich [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Geoffrey Shakespeare 33,974 26.2 +1.5
Labour Walter Smith 33,690 26.0 +3.1
Labour Dorothy Jewson 31,04024.0+2.0
Unionist J. Griffyth Fairfax 30,79323.8−3.6
Majority2,9342.2+0.2
Majority2,8972.2N/A
Turnout 129,49778.8−5.2
Registered electors 82,143
Liberal hold
Labour gain from Unionist
General election 1924: Norwich [15] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Hilton Young 28,842 27.7 +10.8
Unionist J. Griffyth Fairfax 28,529 27.4 +12.1
Labour Walter Smith 23,80822.9+2.0
Labour Dorothy Jewson 22,93122.0+2.0
Majority5,0344.8N/A
Majority4,7214.5N/A
Turnout 104,11084.0+5.3
Registered electors 61,995
Liberal gain from Labour
Unionist gain from Labour
General election 1923: Norwich (2 seats) [15] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Walter Smith 20,077 20.9 +4.0
Labour Dorothy Jewson 19,304 20.0 +4.3
Liberal Hilton Young 16,22216.9−16.8
Unionist George Roberts 14,74915.3−18.4
Liberal Henry John Copeman13,18013.7N/A
Unionist Henry Dawes Swan12,71313.2N/A
Majority3,0823.1N/A
Turnout 96,24578.7+1.9
Registered electors 61,168
Labour gain from Independent
Labour gain from National Liberal
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Hilton Young
General election 1922: Norwich (2 seats) [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent George Roberts 31,167 33.7 −11.4
National Liberal Hilton Young 31,151 33.7 −9.6
Labour Herbert Witard 15,60916.9New
Labour George Johnson 14,49015.7New
Majority15,55816.8N/A
Majority15,54216.8N/A
Turnout 92,41776.8+27.9
Registered electors 60,159
Independent gain from Coalition Labour
National Liberal gain from Liberal

Elections in the 1910s

General election 1918: Norwich (2 seats) [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Coalition Labour George Roberts [note 13] 26,642 45.1 +9.3
Liberal Hilton Young 25,555 43.3 +6.9
Independent Labour Herbert Witard 6,85611.6New
Majority19,78633.5+25.5
Majority18,69931.7+23.1
Turnout 59,05348.9−35.4
Registered electors 60,342
Coalition Labour gain from Labour
Liberal hold
By-election, 1917: Norwich (1 seat) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour George Henry Roberts Unopposed
Labour hold
By-election, 1915: Norwich (1 seat) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Hilton Young Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election, December 1910: Norwich (2 seats) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Frederick Low 10,149 36.4 +7.4
Labour George Roberts 10,003 35.8 +7.1
Conservative W. Dyson7,75827.7+6.1
Majority2,3918.6+1.3
Majority2,2458.0+1.0
Turnout 27,91084.3−7.2
Registered electors 21,607
Liberal hold
Labour hold
General election, January 1910: Norwich (2 seats) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Frederick Low 11,257 29.0 −8.2
Labour George Roberts 11,119 28.7 −9.2
Conservative Samuel Hoare 8,41021.7−3.6
Conservative H.G. Snowden7,98120.6N/A
Majority2,8477.3−4.6
Majority2,7097.0−5.2
Turnout 38,76791.5−0.1
Registered electors 21,607
Liberal hold
Labour hold

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1906: Norwich (2 seats) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Repr. Cmte. George Roberts 11,059 37.5 N/A
Liberal Louis Tillett 10,972 37.2 N/A
Conservative Ernest Wild 7,46025.3N/A
Turnout 29,49191.6N/A
Registered electors 20,390
Majority3,59912.2N/A
Liberal gain from Conservative
Majority3,51211.9N/A
Labour Repr. Cmte. gain from Conservative
By-election, 1904: Norwich (2 seats) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Louis Tillett 8,576 48.3 New
Conservative Ernest Wild 6,756 38.0 N/A
Labour Repr. Cmte. George Roberts 2,44013.7New
Majority1,82010.3N/A
Turnout 17,77290.1N/A
Registered electors 19,728
Liberal gain from Conservative
General election 1900: Norwich (2 seats) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Samuel Hoare Unopposed
Conservative Harry Bullard Unopposed
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1895: Norwich (2 seats) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Samuel Hoare 8,166 26.5 −8.6
Conservative Harry Bullard 8,034 26.1 N/A
Liberal Thomas Terrell7,33023.99.9
Liberal Frederick Verney 7,21023.57.6
Majority7042.21.8
Turnout 15,465 (est)88.4+0.4
Registered electors 17,494
Conservative hold
Conservative gain from Liberal
General election 1892: Norwich (2 seats) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Samuel Hoare 7,718 35.1 +9.6
Liberal Jeremiah Colman 7,407 33.8 +7.8
Liberal John Bedford [17] 6,81131.1+5.7
Majority9074.0+3.9
Turnout 14,628 (est)88.0+7.4
Registered electors 16,623
Conservative hold
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1886: Norwich (2 seats) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Jeremiah Colman 6,295 26.0 −7.0
Conservative Samuel Hoare 6,156 25.5 −10.5
Liberal Jacob Henry Tillett 6,11925.4−5.6
Conservative Clare Sewell Read 5,56423.1N/A
Turnout 12,34280.6−8.0
Registered electors 15,323
Majority7312.9N/A
Liberal hold Swing 0.9
Majority370.1−4.9
Conservative hold Swing 5.4
By-election, 7 Apr 1886: Norwich [16] [note 14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Samuel Hoare Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1885: Norwich (2 seats) [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Harry Bullard 7,279 36.0 8.1
Liberal Jeremiah Colman 6,666 33.0 +4.9
Liberal Robert Samuel Wright [18] 6,25131.0+3.1
Majority1,2085.0N/A
Turnout 13,57288.6+12.6 (est)
Registered electors 15,323
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing 3.6
Liberal hold Swing +4.5
General election 1880: Norwich (2 seats) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Jeremiah Colman 6,549 28.1 +1.4
Liberal Jacob Henry Tillett 6,512 27.9 +2.8
Conservative Henry Harben [20] 5,24222.52.8
Conservative William Massey-Mainwaring 5,03221.61.4
Majority1,2705.4+4.0
Turnout 11,668 (est)76.0 (est)+0.1
Registered electors 15,349
Liberal hold Swing +1.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.8

Elections in the 1870s

By-election, 6 Mar 1875: Norwich (1 seat) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Jacob Henry Tillett 5,877 53.6 +1.8
Conservative Josiah Wilkinson [21] 5,07946.41.9
Majority7987.2+5.8
Turnout 10,95673.32.6
Registered electors 14,953
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +1.9
General election 1874: Norwich (2 seats) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Jeremiah Colman 6,138 26.7 7.0
Conservative John Walter Huddleston 5,823 25.3 +8.4
Liberal Jacob Henry Tillett 5,77625.17.5
Conservative Henry Stracey 5,29023.0+6.1
Turnout 11,514 (est)75.9 (est)+8.5
Registered electors 15,166
Majority3151.4N/A
Liberal hold Swing 7.1
Majority470.2+0.1
Conservative hold Swing +7.8
By-election, 22 Feb 1871: Norwich (1 seat) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Jeremiah Colman 4,637 57.8 8.5
Conservative Charles Legard 3,38942.2+8.4
Majority1,24815.6N/A
Turnout 8,02665.12.3
Registered electors 12,338
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing 8.5
By-election, 13 Jul 1870: Norwich (1 seat) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Jacob Henry Tillett 4,236 52.2 14.1
Conservative John Walter Huddleston 3,87447.8+14.0
Majority3624.4N/A
Turnout 8,11061.06.4
Registered electors 13,296
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing 14.1

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1868: Norwich (2 seats) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Stracey 4,521 33.8 9.6
Liberal William Russell 4,509 33.7 +5.4
Liberal Jacob Henry Tillett 4,36432.6+4.4
Majority120.1N/A
Turnout 9,958 (est)67.4 (est)0.2
Registered electors 13,296
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing 9.7
Liberal hold Swing +5.1
General election 1865: Norwich (2 seats) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Russell 1,845 28.3 +1.9
Liberal Edward Warner 1,838 28.2 +2.0
Conservative Augustus Goldsmid [22] 1,46622.51.6
Conservative Robert Edmond Chester Waters [23] 1,36320.92.4
Majority3725.7+3.6
Turnout 3,256 (est)67.6 (est)13.0
Registered electors 4,817
Liberal hold Swing +2.0
Liberal hold Swing +2.0
By-election, 28 March 1860: Norwich (2 seats) [19] [24]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Edward Warner 2,083 28.2 +1.8
Liberal William Russell 2,045 27.7 +1.5
Conservative William Forlonge 1,63622.12.0
Conservative William David Lewis1,63122.11.2
Majority4095.5+3.4
Turnout 3,698 (est)68.7 (est)11.9
Registered electors 5,381
Liberal hold Swing +1.7
Liberal hold Swing +1.6

Elections in the 1850s

By-election, 28 June 1859: Norwich [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Keppel 1,922 54.6 +2.0
Conservative Samuel Bignold 1,561 44.3 3.1
Conservative Henry George Boldero [26] [27] 391.1N/A
Majority36110.3+8.2
Turnout 3,52269.611.0
Registered electors 5,508
Liberal hold Swing +2.6
General election 1859: Norwich (2 seats) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Keppel 2,154 26.4 10.2
Liberal Henry Schneider 2,134 26.2 10.5
Conservative Samuel Bignold 1,96624.1+10.7
Conservative Charles Manners Lushington [28] 1,90023.3+9.9
Majority1682.17.8
Turnout 4,077 (est)80.6 (est)+17.8
Registered electors 5,058
Liberal hold Swing 10.3
Liberal hold Swing 10.4
General election 1857: Norwich (2 seats) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Henry Schneider 2,247 36.7 +7.7
Whig William Keppel 2,238 36.6 +7.0
Conservative Samuel Bignold 1,63626.714.6
Turnout 3,879 (est)62.8 (est)5.8
Registered electors 6,175
Majority90.17.4
Radical hold Swing +7.5
Majority6029.9+9.3
Whig hold Swing +7.2
By-election, 29 December 1854: Norwich [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Samuel Bignold 1,899 53.8 +12.5
Whig Anthony Hamond [29] [30] 1,62946.2+16.6
Majority2707.6N/A
Turnout 3,52859.78.9
Registered electors 5,911
Conservative gain from Whig Swing 2.1
General election 1852: Norwich (2 seats) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Morton Peto 2,190 29.6 13.0
Radical Edward Warner 2,145 29.0 +1.6
Conservative Arthur Wellesley 1,59221.5+6.4
Conservative Lothian Sheffield Dickson 1,46519.8+4.7
Turnout 3,696 (est)68.6 (est)+10.9
Registered electors 5,390
Majority450.611.9
Whig hold Swing 9.3
Majority5537.5N/A
Radical gain from Conservative Swing 2.0

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1847: Norwich (2 seats) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Morton Peto 2,448 42.6 N/A
Conservative Arthur Wellesley 1,727 30.1 N/A
Radical John Humffreys Parry [32] 1,57227.4N/A
Turnout 2,874 (est)57.7 (est)N/A
Registered electors 4,976
Majority72112.5N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
Majority1552.7N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1841: Norwich (2 seats) [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Benjamin Smith Unopposed
Conservative Arthur Wellesley Unopposed
Registered electors 4,334
Whig hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1837: Norwich (2 seats) [19] [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert Scarlett 1,865 25.2 1.8
Conservative Arthur Wellesley 1,863 25.2 2.0
Whig Benjamin Smith 1,84324.9+2.0
Whig Montford Nurse1,83124.7+1.9
Majority200.33.8
Turnout 3,69784.20.7
Registered electors 4,390
Conservative hold Swing 1.9
Conservative hold Swing 2.0
General election 1835: Norwich (2 seats) [19] [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Murray 1,892 27.2 +0.5
Conservative Robert Scarlett 1,878 27.0 +1.0
Whig Edward Vernon Harbord, 4th Baron Suffield1,59222.91.1
Whig Frank Offley Martin [33] 1,58222.80.6
Majority2864.1+2.1
Turnout 3,48384.95.2
Registered electors 4,102
Conservative hold Swing +0.7
Conservative hold Swing +0.9
General election 1832: Norwich (2 seats) [19] [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory William Murray 2,016 26.7 +11.1
Tory James Scarlett 1,962 26.0 +10.6
Whig Richard Hanbury Gurney1,80924.010.5
Whig Charles Henry Bellenden Ker 1,76523.411.1
Majority1532.0N/A
Turnout 3,81790.1c.+15.6
Registered electors 4,238
Tory gain from Whig Swing +11.0
Tory gain from Whig Swing +10.7
General election 1831: Norwich (2 seats) [4] [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Robert Grant 2,163 34.5 +7.1
Whig Richard Hanbury Gurney 2,158 34.5 +6.1
Tory Charles Wetherell 97715.67.4
Tory Michael Thomas Sadler 96415.45.8
Majority1,18118.9+14.5
Turnout c.3,131c.74.5
Registered electors c.4,200
Whig hold Swing +6.9
Whig hold Swing +6.4
By-election, 30 November 1830: Norwich [4] [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig Robert Grant Unopposed
Whig hold
General election 1830: Norwich (2 seats) [4] [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig Richard Hanbury Gurney 2,363 28.4
Whig Robert Grant 2,279 27.4
Tory Jonathan Peel 1,91223.0
Tory Charles Ogle 1,76221.2
Majority3674.4
Turnout 4,202
Whig gain from Radical
Whig gain from Tory

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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.

Beverley (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1983–1997

Beverley has been the name of a parliamentary constituency in the East Riding of Yorkshire for three periods. From medieval times until 1869 it was a parliamentary borough consisting of a limited electorate of property owners of its early designated borders within the market town of Beverley, which returned (elected) two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the English and Welsh-turned-UK Parliament during that period.

Clitheroe (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1832–1983

Clitheroe was a parliamentary constituency in Lancashire.

Barnstaple (UK Parliament constituency)

Barnstaple was a constituency centred on the town of Barnstaple in Devon, in the South West of England. It returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1885, thereafter, one.

Weymouth and Melcombe Regis was a parliamentary borough in Dorset represented in the English House of Commons, later in that of Great Britain, and finally in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was formed by an Act of Parliament of 1570 which amalgamated the existing boroughs of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis. Until 1832, the combined borough continued to elect the four Members of Parliament (MPs) to which its constituent parts had previously been entitled; the Great Reform Act reduced its representation to two Members, and the constituency was abolished altogether in 1885, becoming part of the new South Dorset constituency.

Southampton was a parliamentary constituency which was represented in the British House of Commons. Centred on the town of Southampton, it returned two members of parliament (MPs) from 1295 until it was abolished for the 1950 general election.

Cricklade was a parliamentary constituency named after the town of Cricklade in Wiltshire.

Evesham was a parliamentary constituency in Worcestershire which was represented in the British House of Commons. Originally a parliamentary borough consisting of the town of Evesham, it was first represented in 1295. After this its franchise lapsed for several centuries, but it then returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) from 1604 until 1868, when its representation was reduced to one member under the Representation of the People Act 1867.

Kingston upon Hull, often simply referred to as Hull, was a parliamentary constituency in Yorkshire, electing two members of parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, from 1305 until 1885. Its MPs included the anti-slavery campaigner, William Wilberforce, and the poet Andrew Marvell.

Coventry (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1885–1945

Coventry was a borough constituency which was represented in the House of Commons of England and its successors, the House of Commons of Great Britain and the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

Great Marlow, sometimes simply called Marlow, was a parliamentary borough in Buckinghamshire. It elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons between 1301 and 1307, and again from 1624 until 1868, and then one member from 1868 until 1885, when the borough was abolished.

Sandwich was a parliamentary constituency in Kent, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1366 until 1885, when it was disfranchised for corruption.

Jacob Henry Tillett was an English Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1870 and 1885.

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 "Houses of Parliament". Houses of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 "Houses of Parliament". Houses of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 "Houses of Parliament". Houses of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Houses of Parliament". Houses of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  5. 1 2 Scarlett was initially declared re-elected in 1837, but on petition his election was declared void and his opponent, Smith, was seated in his place after scrutiny of the votes
  6. On petition, the result of the 1859 general election was declared void, as was that of a subsequent by-election in which Viscount Bury (who had been found guilty of bribery) had been re-elected, and a writ for a new election was issued. The result had been Lord Bury 2,154; Mr Schneider 2,138; Sir S Bignold 1,966; Mr Lushington 1,900 (Bury and Norwich Post 3 April 1860)
  7. The result was Mr Warner 2,083; Sir W Russell 2,045; Mr Lewis 1,636; Mr Forlonge 1,631 (Bury and Norwich Post 3 April 1860)
  8. Stracey's election was declared void, the writ for the constituency was suspended and a Royal Commission was appointed to investigate allegations of corruption. After its report, a writ for a by-election was issued in 1870.
  9. On petition, Tillett's election was declared void and a new election was held.
  10. Tillett's election was declared void, the writ for the constituency was suspended and a Royal Commission was appointed to investigate allegations of corruption. The seat remained vacant until the next general election, when Tillett was re-elected.
  11. On petition, Bullard's election was declared void and a by-election was held
  12. Created a baronet, August 1899
  13. Roberts was not an official coalition candidate, and did not receive the Coalition Coupon
  14. Harry Bullard was unseated on petition