Reigate (UK Parliament constituency)

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Reigate
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Reigate2007Constituency.svg
Boundary of Reigate in Surrey
EnglandSurrey.svg
Location of Surrey within England
County Surrey
Electorate 72,043 (December 2010)
Major settlements Reigate, Redhill and Banstead
Current constituency
Created 1885
Member of Parliament Crispin Blunt (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromparts of
East, Mid and West Surrey
as county constituency also called S.E. Surrey [1]
18321868
Number of membersOne
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Replaced by Mid Surrey
1295–1832
Number of membersTwo
Type of constituency Borough constituency

Reigate /ˈrɡt/ is a constituency [lower-alpha 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Crispin Blunt of the Conservative Party. [lower-alpha 2]

Contents

Constituency profile

The seat is predominantly in the London commuter belt with good rail services from Reigate, Redhill and Banstead to Central London. Several financial companies are based in the seat. [2] Residents are wealthier than the national average. [3]

Boundaries

Reigate (UK Parliament constituency)
Map of current boundaries

1885–1918: The Borough of Reigate, its Sessional Division, and those of Dorking and Godstone except Effingham, Mickleham, Caterham, Warlingham, Chelsham and Farleigh [1]

1918–1950: The Borough of Reigate, the Urban District of Dorking, and the Rural Districts of Dorking and Reigate

1950–1974: The Borough of Reigate, and the Rural District of Godstone

1974: what had been the Rural District was ceded to the East Surrey seat; Banstead U.D. was taken from the Carshalton seat

1974–1983: The Borough of Reigate, and the Urban District of Banstead

1983: The northern heart of what had been Banstead U.D. (four wards) were ceded to the Epsom and Ewell seat

1983–1997: The Borough of Reigate and Banstead wards of Chipstead Hooley and Woodmansterne, Horley East, Horley West, Kingswood with Burgh Heath, Reigate Central, Reigate East, Reigate North, Reigate North Central, Reigate North East, Reigate South Central, Reigate South East, Reigate South West, Salfords and Sidlow, and Tadworth and Walton

1997–2010: The Borough of Reigate and Banstead wards of Banstead Village, Chipstead Hooley and Woodmansterne, Kingswood with Burgh Heath, Reigate Central, Reigate East, Reigate North, Reigate North Central, Reigate North East, Reigate South Central, Reigate South East, Reigate South West, Salfords and Sidlow, and Tadworth and Walton

2010–present: The Borough of Reigate and Banstead wards of Banstead Village, Chipstead Hooley and Woodmansterne, Earlswood and Whitebushes, Kingswood with Burgh Heath, Meadvale and St John's, Merstham, Preston, Redhill East, Redhill West, Reigate Central, Reigate Hill, Salfords and Sidlow, South Park and Woodhatch, and Tadworth and Walton

The seat is in Surrey bordering Greater London and is centered on the town of Reigate from which it takes its name. As shown by the map the constituency excludes most of the post town of Horley in the East Surrey seat and Banstead (including its progeny or neighbourhoods Nork, Preston and the Tattenhams) in the Epsom and Ewell seat but contains the rest of the Reigate and Banstead district.

History

This constituency was first created with the first election of Burgesses to Parliament in 1295, electing two members. It continued to elect two members until 1832 when its representation was reduced to one member by the Great Reform Act.

In 1868 the constituency was disenfranchised for corruption, but was revived in 1885 by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 when the East Surrey constituency was abolished. Since 1918 the seat has been held by a candidate in the Conservative Party with the exception of four months during which the anti-EU MP in 1997 before the election of that year joined the Referendum Party (UK). The Liberal Democrats including their two predecessor parties amassed their largest share of the vote in 2010. The largest opposition party changed from Labour to the Liberal Democrats in 2005 and 2010, then UKIP in 2015 and back to Labour in the 2017 general election.

In 1974, the seat saw major boundary changes which removed some of Eastern Surrey which was in the seat into the radically redesigned East Surrey seat and added the Banstead area to the seat.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1295–1660

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1386 John Aubyn Richard atte Mere [4]
1388 (February) John Chaunce I Thomas Ballard [4]
1388 (September) John Aubyn William Bone [4]
1390 (January) John Aubyn William Bone [4]
1390 (November)
1391 Roger Chaunce I William Bone [4]
1393 John Aubyn John Bavell [4]
1394
1395 John Skinner John Bavell [4]
1397 (January) John Skinner John Bavell [4]
1397 (September) John Skinner Richard atte Mere [4]
1399 John Skinner Roger Chaunce I [4]
1401
1402 Richard Turner Thomas Barber [4]
1404 (January)
1404 (October)
1406 John Chaunce II John Taylor [4]
1407 John Chaunce II Thomas Barber [4]
1410
1411
1413 (February)
1413 (May)
1414 (April)
1414 (November) John Skinner Roger Chaunce II [4]
1415 John Skinner Walter Wrigge [4]
1416 (March)
1416 (October)
1417 John Knight John Chaunce II [4]
1419 John Pope John Chaunce II [4]
1420 John Pope John Skinner [4]
1421 (May) John Pope Walter Urry [4]
1421 (December) Robert Wanford Roger Chaunce II [4]
1432 Thomas Russell [5]
1510–1523No names known [6]
1529 John Skinner I Thomas Michell [6]
1536 ?
1539 ?
1542 James Skinner John Skinner II [6]
1545 ?
1547 Robert Richers William More [6]
1553 (March) Robert Robotham Henry Fisher [6]
1553 (October) Sir Thomas Saunders Thomas Ingler [6]
1554 (April) Henry White Robert Richers [6]
1554 (November) Robert Richers James Skinner [6]
1555 Thomas Windsor Walter Haddon [6]
1558 George Elsden Thomas Banester [6]
1559 William Howard John Skinner [7]
1562–63 Sir George Howard William Howard [7]
1571 William Howard John Agmondesham I [7]
1572 William Howard John Skinner [7]
1584 William Howard Edmund Sanders [7]
1586 William Howard Edmund Sanders [7]
1588 Julius Caesar Thomas Lyfield [7]
1593 William Howard John Trevor [7]
1597 Sir William Howard Edward Howard [7]
1601 Edward Howard John Trevor
1604 Sir Edward Howard Herbert Pelham
1614 Sir Edward Howard John Suckling
1621 Thomas Glemham Robert Lewis
1624 Sir Thomas Bludder Robert Lewis
1625 Sir Thomas Bludder Sir Roger James
1626 Sir Thomas Bludder Sir William Monson
1628 Charles Cockayne Sir Thomas Bludder
1629–1640No Parliaments summoned
1640 (April) Edward Thurland Sir Thomas Bludder
1640 (November) William Lord Monson George Evelyn
1645
1648
1653Reigate not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 Edward Bysshe (one seat only)
1656 ?John Goodwin (one seat only)
1659 John Hele Edward Thurland

MPs 1660–1832

Year1st Member [8] 1st Party2nd Member [8] 2nd Party
1660 John Hele Edward Thurland
1661 Roger James
1673 Sir John Werden
February 1679 Deane Goodwin
October 1679 Ralph Freeman
1680 Deane Goodwin
1681 Ralph Freeman
1685 Sir John Werden Sir John Parsons
January 1689 Roger James
March 1689 Thomas Vincent
1690 Sir John Parsons John Parsons
1698 Stephen Hervey Edward Thurland
1701 Sir John Parsons
1707 James Cocks Whig
1710 John Ward
1713 James Cocks Whig
1717 William Jordan
1720 Thomas Jordan
1722 Sir Joseph Jekyll Whig
1739 John Hervey
1741 Philip Yorke Whig
June 1747 Charles Cocks [9]
December 1747 Charles Yorke Whig
1768 John Yorke
1784 William Bellingham Edward Leeds
1787 Reginald Pole-Carew
1789 The Lord Hood
1790 John Somers Cocks Joseph Sydney Yorke Tory
February 1806 Philip James Cocks
November 1806 Edward Charles Cocks Tory [10] Viscount Royston Tory [10]
1808 James Cocks Tory [10]
1812 John Somers-Cocks Tory [10]
1818 Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke Tory [10] James Somers Cocks Tory [10]
1823 James Cocks Tory [10]
April 1831 Joseph Yorke Tory [10]
July 1831 Charles Yorke Tory [10]

MPs 1832–1868

ElectionMember [8] Party
1832 John Somers-Cocks Tory [10]
1834 Conservative [10]
1841 by-election Charles Somers-Cocks Conservative [10]
1847 Thomas Somers-Cocks Conservative
1857 William Hackblock [lower-alpha 3] Independent Whig [12] [13]
February 1858 by-election Henry Rawlinson Conservative [14] [15] [16] [17]
October 1858 by-election William Monson Whig [18] [19]
1859 Liberal
1863 by-election Granville William Gresham Leveson-Gower Liberal
1868 Constituency disenfranchised for corruption

MPs since 1885

YearMember [8] Party
1885 Sir Trevor Lawrence Conservative
1892 Henry Cubitt Conservative
1906 Harry Brodie Liberal
1910 Richard Rawson Conservative
1917 National Party
1918 Sir George Cockerill Unionist
1931 Sir Gordon Touche Conservative
1950 John Vaughan-Morgan Conservative
1970 Geoffrey Howe Conservative
1974 Sir George Gardiner Conservative
1996 Referendum Party
1997 Crispin Blunt Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Reigate [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Crispin Blunt 28,665 53.9 –3.5
Labour Susan Gregory10,35519.5–5.2
Liberal Democrats John Vincent10,32019.4+8.5
Green Jonathan Essex3,1696.0+1.9
UKIP Julia Searle6471.2–1.7
Majority18,31034.4+1.7
Turnout 53,15671.0–1.0
Conservative hold Swing +0.9
General election 2017: Reigate [21] [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Crispin Blunt 30,896 57.4 +0.6
Labour Toby Brampton13,28224.7+11.9
Liberal Democrats Anna Tarrant5,88910.9+0.4
Green Jonathan Essex2,2144.1–2.6
UKIP Joe Fox1,5422.9–10.4
Majority17,61432.7–10.8
Turnout 53,99372.0+2.1
Conservative hold Swing –5.7

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General election 2015: Reigate [24]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Crispin Blunt 29,151 56.8 +3.4
UKIP Joe Fox6,81713.3+9.1
Labour Ali Aklakul6,57812.8+1.5
Liberal Democrats Anna Tarrant5,36910.5−15.7
Green Jonathan Essex3,4346.7+4.5
Majority22,33443.5+16.3
Turnout 51,34969.9+0.1
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2010: Reigate [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Crispin Blunt 26,688 53.4 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Jane Kulka13,09726.2+3.1
Labour Robert Hull5,67211.3−10.2
UKIP Joseph Fox2,0894.2−0.3
BNP Keith Brown1,3452.7New
Green Jonathan Essex1,0872.2New
Majority13,59127.2+1.4
Turnout 49,97869.8+5.0
Conservative hold Swing +0.9

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Reigate [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Crispin Blunt 20,884 49.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Jane Kulka9,89623.2+2.1
Labour Samuel Townend8,89620.9−6.6
UKIP Jeremy Wraith1,9214.5+1.8
English Democrat Harold Green6001.4New
Independent Michael Selby4081.0New
Majority10,98825.8+5.5
Turnout 42,60564.8+4.6
Conservative hold Swing −0.5
General election 2001: Reigate [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Crispin Blunt 18,875 47.8 +4.0
Labour Simon Charleton10,85027.5−0.3
Liberal Democrats Jane Kulka8,33021.1+1.1
UKIP Stephen Smith1,0622.7+2.1
Reform UKHarold Green3570.9New
Majority8,02520.3+4.3
Turnout 39,47460.2−14.2
Conservative hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Reigate [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Crispin Blunt 21,123 43.8 −13.7
Labour Andrew Howard13,38227.8+10.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Samuel9,61520.0−4.1
Referendum George Gardiner 3,3527.0New
Independent Richard Higgs4120.9New
UKIP Stephen Smith2900.6New
Majority7,74116.0-15.3
Turnout 48,17474.4-4.1
Conservative hold Swing −12.0

This constituency underwent boundary changes between the 1992 and 1997 general elections and thus change in share of vote is based on a notional calculation. George Gardiner changed party from the Conservative Party to the Referendum following his deselection by the local Conservative association.

General election 1992: Reigate [29] [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Gardiner 32,220 57.1 −2.2
Liberal Democrats B Newsome14,55625.8+1.4
Labour H Young9,15016.2+1.9
SDP M. Bilcliff5130.9New
Majority17,66431.3−3.6
Turnout 56,44978.5+6.0
Conservative hold Swing −1.8

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Reigate [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Gardiner 30,925 59.3 +0.3
SDP Elizabeth Pamplin12,75224.4−2.5
Labour Robin Spencer7,46014.3+2.2
Green (UK) Graham Brand1,0262.00.0
Majority18,17334.9+2.8
Turnout 52,16372.5−0.4
Conservative hold Swing +1.4
General election 1983: Reigate [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Gardiner 29,932 59.0
SDP Elizabeth Pamplin13,62526.9
Labour Bryan A. Symons6,11412.1
Ecology David R. Newell1,0292.0New
Majority16,30732.1-5.6
Turnout 50,70072.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Gardiner 33,767 59.8 +9.1
Labour N. Grant12,45422.1-3.8
Liberal J. Speyer10,25718.2-4.7
Majority21,31337.7+12.9
Turnout 56,47878.2+2.9
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Gardiner 27,76950.70
Labour MG Ormerod14,18525.90
Liberal AC Bryan12,55422.92
People PowerMervyn Taggart2660.49New
Majority13,58424.80
Turnout 54,77475.30
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Gardiner 30,13150.22
Liberal AC Bryan16,07126.78
Labour MG Ormerod13,54722.58
Independent DemocratMervyn Taggart2540.42New
Majority14,06023.44
Turnout 60,00383.34
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Geoffrey Howe 28,46253.86
Labour Michael P Farley15,43329.20
Liberal Kenneth Vaus 8,95216.94
Majority13,02924.66
Turnout 52,84773.88
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Vaughan-Morgan 24,16347.37
Labour John Edward Anthony Samuels16,64932.64
Liberal Anthony A Stowell10,19719.99
Majority7,51414.73
Turnout 51,00980.09
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1964: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Vaughan-Morgan 24,38048.35
Labour Charles Garnsworthy 14,99129.73
Liberal Anthony A Stowell11,05821.93
Majority9,38918.62
Turnout 50,42979.74
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Vaughan-Morgan 26,96654.34
Labour Charles Garnsworthy 14,46529.14
Liberal Agnes H Scott8,20516.53New
Majority12,50125.20
Turnout 49,63682.36
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Reigate [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Vaughan-Morgan 27,21061.68
Labour Charles Garnsworthy 16,90338.32
Majority10,30723.36
Turnout 44,11378.75
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Reigate [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Vaughan-Morgan 24,13755.92
Labour Charles Garnsworthy 14,28733.10
Liberal Allan Stanley Batham4,74010.98
Majority9,85022.82
Turnout 43,16483.34
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: Reigate [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Vaughan-Morgan 23,02753.66
Labour Charles Garnsworthy 13,93132.46
Liberal Allan Stanley Batham5,95313.87New
Majority9,09621.20
Turnout 42,91185.12
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1940s

General election 1945: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gordon Touche 27,41957.07
Labour Charles Garnsworthy 20,62342.93
Majority6,79614.14
Turnout 48,04272.92
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1935: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gordon Touche 30,34173.84
Labour Leonard Lewis 10,74826.16
Majority19,59347.68
Turnout 41,08969.90
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1931: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gordon Touche 33,93482.75
Labour Percy Collick 7,07617.25
Majority26,85865.50
Turnout 41,01075.14
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1929: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist George K. Cockerill 20,851 54.3 22.3
Liberal Harold James Hamblen9,53224.8New
Labour Percy Collick 8,01220.92.5
Majority11,31929.523.7
Turnout 38,39574.8+0.8
Registered electors 51,314
Unionist hold Swing 9.9
General election 1924: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist George K. Cockerill 19,877 76.6 N/A
Labour William Graham6,06123.4New
Majority13,81653.2N/A
Turnout 25,93874.0N/A
Registered electors 35,070
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1923: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist George K. Cockerill Unopposed
Unionist hold
General election 1922: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist George K. Cockerill Unopposed
Unionist hold

Elections in the 1910s

Cockerill George K. Cockerill.jpg
Cockerill
General election 1918: Reigate
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
C Unionist George K. Cockerill Unopposed
Unionist hold
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Election results 1885-1918

Elections in the 1880s

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Lawrence
General election 1885: Reigate [36] [37] [38]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Trevor Lawrence 4,726 63.1
Liberal Alfred Carpenter2,76236.9
Majority1,96426.2
Turnout 7,48878.8
Registered electors 9,500
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1886: Reigate [36] [37]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Trevor Lawrence Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890s

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Cubitt
General election 1892: Reigate [36] [37]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Cubitt 4,786 60.7 N/A
Liberal Francis Edward Barnes [39] 3,09739.3New
Majority1,68921.4N/A
Turnout 7,88371.1N/A
Registered electors 11,081
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1895: Reigate [36] [37] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Cubitt Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Reigate [36] [37] [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Cubitt Unopposed
Conservative hold
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Brodie
General election 1906: Reigate [36] [37]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Harry Cunningham Brodie 6,067 50.9 New
Conservative Richard Hamilton Rawson 5,84849.1N/A
Majority2191.8N/A
Turnout 11,91586.2N/A
Registered electors 13,817
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s

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Rawson
General election January 1910: Reigate [41] [42]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Hamilton Rawson 8,339 59.3 +10.2
Liberal Harry Cunningham Brodie 5,71540.710.2
Majority2,62418.6N/A
Turnout 14,05489.9+3.7
Registered electors 15,636
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +10.2
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Goldberg
General election December 1910: Reigate [36] [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Hamilton Rawson 7,710 59.7 +0.4
Liberal Herbert Walter Goldberg5,19440.30.4
Majority2,51619.4+0.8
Turnout 10,22682.57.4
Registered electors 15,636
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 July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

Election results 1832-1868

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1832: Reigate [10] [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Tory John Somers-Cocks 101 100.0
Whig George Canning 00.0
Majority101100.0
Turnout 10166.4
Registered electors 152
Tory hold
General election 1835: Reigate [10] [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Somers-Cocks 85 85.9 14.1
Radical John Moore1414.1N/A
Majority7171.8-28.2
Turnout 9960.06.4
Registered electors 165
Conservative hold Swing 14.1
General election 1837: Reigate [10] [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Conservative John Somers-Cocks Unopposed
Registered electors 205
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1840s

Somers-Cocks succeeded to the peerage, becoming 2nd Earl Somers and causing a by-election.

By-election, 3 February 1841: Reigate [10] [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Charles Somers-Cocks Unopposed
Registered electors 197
Conservative hold
General election 1841: Reigate [10] [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Charles Somers-Cocks 106 92.2 N/A
Chartist James Bedford97.8New
Majority9784.4N/A
Turnout 11557.8N/A
Registered electors 199
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1847: Reigate [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Thomas Somers-Cocks Unopposed
Registered electors 182
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1852: Reigate [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Thomas Somers-Cocks 100 56.8 N/A
Whig Hillebrant Meredith Parratt [44] 7643.2New
Majority2413.6N/A
Turnout 17677.2N/A
Registered electors 228
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1857: Reigate [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Whig William Hackblock 228 64.2 New
Conservative Henry Rawlinson 12735.821.0
Majority10128.4N/A
Turnout 35580.3+3.1
Registered electors 442
Ind. Whig gain from ConservativeSwingN/A

Hackblock's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 6 February 1858: Reigate [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Rawlinson 212 50.1 +14.3
Radical Frederick Doulton [15] [45] [46] 11627.4New
Whig William Monson 9522.5New
Majority9622.7N/A
Turnout 42395.7+15.4
Registered electors 442
Conservative gain from Ind. WhigSwingN/A

Rawlinson was appointed a member of the Council of India, requiring a by-election

By-election, 23 October 1858: Reigate [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig William Monson 225 51.7 N/A
Radical William Arthur Wilkinson [47] 21048.3N/A
Majority153.4N/A
Turnout 43598.4+18.1
Registered electors 442
Whig gain from Conservative Swing N/A
General election 1859: Reigate [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Monson 260 61.8 N/A
Liberal William Arthur Wilkinson 16138.2N/A
Majority9923.6N/A
Turnout 42176.83.5
Registered electors 548
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1860s

Monson succeeded to the peerage, becoming Lord Monson and causing a by-election.

By-election, 6 February 1863: Reigate [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Granville William Gresham Leveson-Gower 346 51.0 N/A
Liberal William Arthur Wilkinson 33349.0+10.8
Majority132.021.6
Turnout 67992.1+15.3
Registered electors 737
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1865: Reigate [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Granville William Gresham Leveson-Gower 473 62.2 N/A
Liberal Edmund Monson 27636.3N/A
Conservative George Gibson Richardson111.4New
Majority19725.9+2.3
Turnout 76082.6+5.8
Registered electors 920
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Pre-1832 election results

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1830: Reigate [10] [48]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Tory Joseph Sydney Yorke Unopposed
Tory James Cocks (1773–1854)Unopposed
Tory hold
Tory hold
General election 1831: Reigate [10] [48]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Tory Joseph Sydney Yorke Unopposed
Tory Joseph Yorke Unopposed
Registered electors 59
Tory hold
Tory hold

Joseph Sydney Yorke's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 13 July 1831: Reigate [10] [48]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Tory Charles Yorke Unopposed
Registered electors 59
Tory hold

Charles Yorke resigned in order to contest a by-election at Cambridgeshire, causing a by-election. He was unsuccessful and stood again for Reigate.

By-election, 15 December 1831: Reigate [10] [48]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Tory Charles Yorke Unopposed
Registered electors 59
Tory hold

See also

Notes

  1. A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years
  3. Hackblock died either 1 or 8 January 1858 [11]

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