Salisbury (UK Parliament constituency)

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Salisbury
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Salisbury in Wiltshire
EnglandWiltshire.svg
Location of Wiltshire within England
County Wiltshire
Electorate 68,731 (December 2010) [1]
Major settlements Salisbury
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of Parliament John Glen (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
1295–1918
Number of members1295–1885: Two
1885–1918: One
Type of constituency Borough constituency

Salisbury is a constituency [n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by John Glen, a Conservative. He is currently the Economic Secretary to the Treasury. [n 2]

Contents

History

From 1295, (the Model Parliament) a form of this constituency on a narrower area, the Parliamentary borough of Salisbury, returned two MPs to the House of Commons of England [n 3] Elections were held using the bloc vote system. This afforded the ability for wealthy male townsfolk who owned property rated at more than £2 a year liability in Land Tax to vote in the county and borough (if they met the requirements of both systems). The franchise (right to vote) in the town was generally restricted to male tradespersons and professionals within the central town wards, however in medieval elections would have been the aldermen.

The borough constituency co-existed with a neighbouring minuscule-electorate seat described towards its Great Reform Act abolition as a rotten borough: Old Sarum that covered the mostly abandoned Roman citadel to the northeast.

Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, the borough's representation was reduced to one member. The parliamentary borough of Salisbury was abolished for the 1918 general election however the name transferred immediately to a new county division.

Boundaries

1918–1950: The Municipal Boroughs of Salisbury and Wilton, and the Rural Districts of Amesbury, Salisbury, Tisbury, and Wilton.

1950–1983: The Municipal Boroughs of Salisbury and Wilton, and the Rural Districts of Amesbury, and Salisbury and Wilton.

1983–2010: The District of Salisbury wards of Alderbury, Amesbury, Bemerton, Bishopdown, Bulford, Chalke Valley, Donhead, Downton, Durrington, Ebble, Fisherton and Bemerton Village, Fonthill, Fovant, Harnham, Idmiston, Laverstock, Milford, Nadder, Redlynch, St Edmund, St Mark, St Martin, St Paul, Stratford, Till Valley, Tisbury, Upper Bourne, Whiteparish, Wilton, Winterbourne, Winterslow, Woodford Valley, and Wylye.

2010–present: The District of Salisbury wards of Alderbury and Whiteparish, Amesbury East, Amesbury West, Bemerton, Bishopdown, Chalke Valley, Downton and Redlynch, Ebble, Fisherton and Bemerton Village, Harnham East, Harnham West, Laverstock, Lower Wylye and Woodford Valley, St Edmund and Milford, St Mark and Stratford, St Martin and Milford, St Paul, Till Valley and Wylye, Upper Bourne, Idmiston and Winterbourne, Wilton, and Winterslow.

The constituency is based around the city of Salisbury in Wiltshire. A large portion of the former Salisbury district, excluding a part to the west, is included within the constituency.

Downton (listed above) was a former borough constituency until abolished as a rotten borough, like Old Sarum, in 1832.

Traditions

According to a local tradition, the Member of Parliament for Salisbury sings the song The Vly be on the Turmut from the balcony of the White Hart Hotel in St John's Street after winning each Parliamentary election. [2] [3]

Constituency profile

The constituency consists of Census Output Areas of one local government district with a working population whose income is close to the national average and lower than average reliance upon social housing. [4] At the end of 2012 the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 1.6% of the population claiming jobseekers allowance, compared to the regional average of 2.5%. [5]

The rural county as a whole has a low 14.8% of its population without a car, 18.6% of the population without qualifications and a high 29.5% with level 4 qualifications or above. In terms of tenure across the whole county 67.5% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage as at the 2011 census. [6]

Members of Parliament

MPs 1295–1660

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1386 Thomas Burford David White [7]
1388 (Feb) John Bitterley Thomas Burford [7]
1388 (Sep) David White John Hethe [7]
1390 (Jan) John Bitterley William Warmwell [7]
1390 (Nov)
1391
1393 John Bitterley William Warmwell [7]
1394 John Bitterley Thomas Burford [7]
1395 William Warmwell Richard Spencer [7]
1397 (Jan) Richard Spencer John Moner [7]
1397 (Sep) Richard Juel John Cary [7]
1399 William Hulle I William Walters [7]
1401 Richard Spencer John Levesham [7]
1402 John Wallop William Boyton [7]
1404 (Jan) William Waryn John Levesham [7]
1404 (Oct) John Wallop Richard Juel [7]
1406 William Bailey William Boyton [7]
1407 Thomas Child John Becket [7]
1410 William Bourer William Bailey, died 1410 [7]
1411 Richard Spencer Walter Shirley [7]
1413 (Feb) Walter Shirley William Waryn [7]
1413 (May) Walter Shirley William Waryn [7]
1414 (Apr) Walter Shirley John Becket [7]
1414 (Nov) Walter Shirley John Becket [7]
1415 Walter Shirley Henry Man [7]
1416 (Mar) Walter Shirley Henry Man [7]
1416 (Oct) Walter Shirley Thomas Mason [7]
1417 Walter Shirley William Waryn [7]
1419 Walter Shirley William Waryn [7]
1420 Walter Shirley Robert Poynaunt [7]
1421 (May) Walter Shirley Robert Poynaunt [7]
1421 (Dec) Walter Shirley Thomas Boner [7]
1422 Henry Man [8]
1423 William Alexander [9]
1425 William Alexander [9] Henry Man [8]
1426 Henry Man [8]
1427 William Alexander [9]
1429 Henry Man [8]
1431 William Alexander [9]
1432 William Alexander [9]
1485William BoketRoger Holes [10]
1510 Thomas Coke I William Webbe alias Kellowe [11]
1512 Thomas Coke I Richard Bartholomew [11]
1515 Thomas Coke I,
repl. Oct 1515 by
John Abarough
Richard Bartholomew,
repl. Oct 1515 by
Thomas Brodegate [11]
1523 Robert Keilway John Abarough [11]
1529 William Webbe II Thomas Chaffyn I [11]
1536 William Webbe II [11]
1539 Robert South Henry Coldston [11]
1542 Charles Bulkeley Edward Chaffyn [11]
1545 Thomas Gawdy I John Story [11]
1547 Sir John Thynne Henry Clifford [11]
1553 (Mar) George Penruddock John Beckingham [11]
1553 (Oct) John Hooper John Abyn [11]
1554 (Apr) Robert Griffith John Abyn [11]
1554 (Nov) Robert Griffith John Hooper [11]
1555 Thomas Chaffyn II John Hooper [11]
1558 John Hooper Robert Eyre [11]
1559 William Webbe John Webbe [12]
1562/3 Anthony Weekes Giles Estcourt [12]
1571 John Eyre Giles Estcourt [12]
1572 Giles Estcourt Hugh Tucker [12]
1584 Giles Estcourt Christopher Weekes [12]
1586 Giles Estcourt Christopher Weekes [12]
1588 Christopher Weekes John Bayley [12]
1593 Giles Hutchens Robert Bower [12]
1597 Thomas Eyre Giles Hutchens [12]
1601 Giles Tooker John Puxton [12]
1604 Giles Tooker Richard Godfrey
1614 Giles Tooker Roger Gauntlett
1621 Roger Gauntlett Thomas Hussey
1624 Henry Sherfield Roger Gauntlett
1625 Henry Sherfield Walter Long
1626 Henry Sherfield John Puxton
1628 Henry Sherfield Bartholemew Tookey
1629–1640No Parliaments summoned
1640 (Apr) Robert Hyde Michael Oldisworth
1640 (Nov) Robert Hyde Michael Oldisworth
1645 Michael Oldisworth John Dove
1648 Michael Oldisworth John Dove
1653Salisbury not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 Edward Tooker William Stevens
1656 William Stone James Heeley
1659 Henry Eyre Humphry Ditton snr

MPs 1660–1885

Election1st Member [13] 1st Party2nd Member [13] 2nd Party
1660 Henry Eyre Edward Tooker
April 1661 Francis Swanton
November 1661 Stephen Fox
1664 Edward Hyde
1665 Richard Colman
1673 William Swanton
1679 Sir Thomas Mompesson Alexander Thistlethwayte
1681 John Wyndham
1685 Sir Stephen Fox
January 1689 Thomas Hoby Whig Giles Eyre
May 1689 Thomas Pitt
1695 Sir Thomas Mompesson
1698 Charles Fox Robert Eyre
January 1701 Sir Thomas Mompesson
July 1701 Charles Fox
1710 Robert Pitt
1713 Richard Jones
1714 Sir Stephen Fox
1715 Francis Swanton Edmund Lambert
1721 Anthony Duncombe
1722 Francis Kenton
1727 Thomas Lewis
1734 Peter Bathurst Henry Hoare
1741 Sir Jacob Bouverie Sir Edward Seymour
1747 Hon. William Bouverie Edward Poore
1754 Julines Beckford
1761 Hon. Edward Bouverie
1765 Samuel Eyre
1768 Hon. Stephen Fox
1771 Viscount Folkestone
1774 William Hussey Whig [14]
1776 Hon. William Henry Bouverie
1802 Viscount Folkestone Whig [14]
1813 George Purefoy-Jervoise Whig [14]
1818 Wadham Wyndham Tory [14]
1828 Hon. Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie Whig [14]
1832 William Bird Brodie Whig [14] [15] [16]
1833 Hon. Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie Whig [14]
1835 Wadham Wyndham Conservative [14]
May 1843 by-election Ambrose Hussey Conservative [14]
Nov 1843 by-election John Campbell Conservative [14]
Jan. 1847 by-election William James Chaplin Whig [17]
Jul. 1847 Charles Baring Wall Peelite [18] [18] [19]
1853 by-election Edward Pery Buckley Whig [20] [21]
1857 Matthew Henry Marsh Whig [22]
1859 Liberal Liberal
1865 Edward Hamilton Liberal
1868 John Alfred Lush Liberal
1869 by-election Alfred Seymour Liberal
1874 Granville Ryder Conservative
1880 William Grenfell Liberal John Passmore Edwards Liberal
1882 by-election Coleridge Kennard Conservative
1885 representation reduced to one member by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885

MPs since 1885

ElectionMember [13] Party
1885 William Grenfell Liberal
1886 Edward Hulse Conservative
1897 by-election Augustus Allhusen Conservative
1900 Walter Palmer Conservative
1906 Edward Tennant Liberal
Jan. 1910 Godfrey Locker-Lampson Conservative
1918 Hugh Morrison Conservative
1923 Hugh Moulton Liberal
1924 Hugh Morrison Conservative
1931 by-election James Despencer-Robertson Conservative
1942 by-election John Morrison Conservative
1965 by-election Michael Hamilton Conservative
1983 Robert Key Conservative
2010 John Glen Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Salisbury [23] [24]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Glen 30,280 56.4 –1.7
Liberal Democrats Victoria Charleston10,54419.6+8.4
Labour Tom Corbin9,67518.0–7.5
Green Rick Page2,4864.6+2.5
Independent King Arthur Pendragon 7451.4+0.6
Majority19,73636.8+4.1
Turnout 53,73072.1–2.0
Conservative hold Swing –5.1
General election 2017: Salisbury [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Glen 30,952 58.1 +2.5
Labour Tom Corbin13,61925.5+10.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Sample5,98211.2+1.2
UKIP Dean Palethorpe1,1912.2–9.9
Green Brig Oubridge1,1522.2–3.3
Independent Arthur Uther Pendragon 4150.8–0.7
Majority17,33332.6–7.7
Turnout 53,31174.1+1.2
Conservative hold Swing –3.85
General election 2015: Salisbury [26] [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Glen 28,192 55.6 +6.4
Labour Thomas Corbin7,77115.3+7.7
UKIP Paul Martin [28] 6,15212.1+9.2
Liberal Democrats Reetendra Banerji5,09910.1–26.9
Green Alison Craig2,7625.4+4.4
Independent Arthur Uther Pendragon [29] 7291.4+0.9
Majority20,42140.3+28.0
Turnout 50,70572.9+1.0
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2010: Salisbury [30] [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Glen 23,859 49.2 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Nick Radford17,89336.9+10.0
Labour Tom Gann3,6907.6−11.0
UKIP Frances Howard1,3922.9−1.3
BNP Sean Witheridge7651.6N/A
Green Nick Startin5061.02.4
Independent Arthur Uther Pendragon 2570.5N/A
Independent John Holme1190.2N/A
Majority5,96612.3-8.2
Turnout 48,48171.9+3.4
Conservative hold Swing 3.6

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Salisbury [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Key 25,96147.8+1.2
Liberal Democrats Richard Denton-White14,81927.32.8
Labour Clare Moody 9,45717.40.1
UKIP Frances Howard2,2904.2+0.5
Green Hamish Soutar1,5552.9+0.8
Independent John Holme2400.4N/A
Majority11,14220.5+4.0
Turnout 54,32268.1+2.8
Conservative hold Swing +2.0
General election 2001: Salisbury [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Key 24,52746.6+3.7
Liberal Democrats Yvonne Emmerson-Peirce15,82430.12.1
Labour Sue Mallory9,19917.50.1
UKIP Malcolm Wood1,9583.72.0
Green Hamish Soutar1,0952.1+1.0
Majority8,70316.5+5.7
Turnout 52,60365.3-8.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Salisbury [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Key 25,01243.09.0
Liberal Democrats Yvonne Emmerson-Peirce18,73632.25.0
Labour Ricky Rogers10,24217.6+8.6
UKIP Nigel Farage 3,3325.7N/A
Green Hamish Soutar6231.1+0.1
Independent William Holmes1840.3N/A
Natural Law Shirley Haysom1100.20.0
Majority6,27610.8-4.0
Turnout 58,23973.6-6.3
Conservative hold Swing 2.0
General election 1992: Salisbury [35] [36]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Key 31,54652.0−2.9
Liberal Democrats Paul W.L. Sample22,57337.2+2.2
Labour Steve R. Fear5,4839.0−0.4
Green Sherwood M. Elcock6091.0N/A
Independent Steven W. Fletcher2330.4N/A
Independent Tim I. Abbott1170.2N/A
Natural Law Annie Martell930.2N/A
Majority8,97314.8−5.1
Turnout 60,65479.9+4.3
Conservative hold Swing −2.5

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Salisbury [37]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Key 31,61254.87
Social Democratic Parry Mitchell 20,16935.0
Labour Teresa Seaborne5,4559.5
Independent Steven W. Fletcher3720.6
Majority11,44319.9
Turnout 75.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1983: Salisbury [38]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Key 28,87653.5
Liberal John F Lakeman21,70240.2
Labour CK Lamberth3,1395.8
Wessex Regionalist M Kemp1820.3
Independent T Abbott860.2
Majority7,17413.3
Turnout 72.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 24,96249.9
Liberal John F Lakeman18,71837.4
Labour CR Boney6,32112.6
Majority6,24412.5
Turnout 77.4
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 20,47843.6
Liberal John F Lakeman16,29834.7
Labour CJ Connor10,14021.6
Majority4,1808.9
Turnout 74.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 22,75345.7
Liberal John F Lakeman16,53633.2
Labour CJ Connor10,45521.0
Majority6,21712.5
Turnout 79.95
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970 Electorate 61,317
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 26,54960.3
Labour Alexander Waugh17,49339.7
Majority9,05620.6
Turnout 71.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966 Electorate 53,895
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 22,60155.0
Labour Ronald C Smith18,46245.0
Majority4,13910.0
Turnout 41,06376.2
Conservative hold Swing +1.9
Salisbury by-election, February 1965
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 17,59948.2−0.1
Labour Leif Mills 13,66037.4+3.0
Liberal Hugh Capstick4,69912.9−4.4
Ind. Conservative Horace Trevor-Cox 5331.5N/A
Majority3,93910.8−3.1
Turnout 36,491
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1964 Electorate 52,865
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Morrison 20,07148.3−4.5
Labour Leif Mills 14,31134.4+1.3
Liberal Hugh Capstick7,17617.3+3.2
Majority5,76013.9−5.8
Turnout 41,55878.6+0.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Morrison 20,64152.8
Labour John A Cannon12,93233.1
Liberal John Mackarness Booker5,51614.1
Majority7,70919.7
Turnout 78.2
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Morrison 20,27153.4
Labour John Papworth 12,63233.3
Liberal John Mackarness Booker5,03713.3
Majority7,63920.1
Turnout 77.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Morrison 21,79857.1
Labour Roger R Thomas16,38642.9
Majority5,41214.2
Turnout 80.2
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: Salisbury [39]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Morrison 17,30145.0
Labour WAJ Case12,31932.0
Liberal Alan Campbell-Johnson 8,84723.0
Majority4,98212.9
Turnout 83.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945 [39]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Morrison 16,74244.02
Labour John Alan Lyde Caunter12,34432.46
Liberal Alan Campbell-Johnson 8,94623.52
Majority4,39811.56
Turnout 70.81
Conservative hold Swing
Salisbury by-election, July 1942
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Morrison 12,07667.8−3.7
Independent Progressive Reg Hipwell 3,21818.1N/A
Independent DemocratJ. D. Monro2,51914.1N/A
Majority8,85849.7+6.7
Turnout 17,81339.7−26.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General election May 1935: Salisbury 43,781
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative James Despencer-Robertson 20,70771.5−5.4
Labour E. J. Plaisted8,25928.5+5.4
Majority12,44843.0−10.8
Turnout 28,96666.2−5.7
Conservative hold Swing −5.4
General election 1931: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative James Despencer-Robertson 23,18976.92
Labour AB Lemon6,95623.08
Majority16,23353.85
Turnout 71.86
Conservative hold Swing
Salisbury by-election, March 1931: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative James Despencer-Robertson 15,80053.9+6.3
Liberal Lucy Masterman 9,58832.7−6.6
Labour F. R. Hancock3,93913.4+0
Majority6,21221.2+13.2
Turnout 29,32771.1−10.8
Conservative hold Swing +6.6

Elections in the 1920s

General election May 1929: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Hugh Morrison 15,67247.3−9.0
Liberal Lucy Masterman 13,02239.3+3.7
Labour F. R. Hancock4,43513.4+5.3
Majority2,6508.0−12.7
Turnout 33,12981.9+0.1
Registered electors 40,453
Unionist hold Swing -6.4
General election 1924: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Hugh Morrison 14,47556.3+7.7
Liberal Hugh Moulton 9,13835.615.8
Labour David Freeman2,0718.1N/A
Majority5,33720.7N/A
Turnout 25,68481.8+1.6
Registered electors 31,393
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +11.8
General election 1923: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Hugh Moulton 12,37551.4+2.1
Unionist Hugh Morrison 11,71048.62.1
Majority6652.8N/A
Turnout 24,08580.20.9
Registered electors 30,026
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +2.1
General election 1922: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Hugh Morrison 11,88250.72.6
Liberal Ernest Brown 11,55949.3+2.6
Majority3231.45.2
Turnout 23,44181.1+22.1
Registered electors 28,911
Unionist hold Swing 2.6

Elections in the 1910s

General election 1918: Salisbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
C Unionist Hugh Morrison 9,16853.32.0
Liberal Ernest Brown 8,01846.7+2.0
Majority1,1506.64.0
Turnout 17,18659.034.4
Registered electors 29,144
Unionist hold Swing 2.0
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
General election December 1910: Salisbury [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Godfrey Locker-Lampson 1,75055.3+0.5
Liberal C.J. Warner1,41344.70.5
Majority33710.6+1.0
Turnout 3,16393.43.7
Registered electors 3,386
Conservative hold Swing +0.5
General election January 1910: Salisbury [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Godfrey Locker-Lampson 1,80354.8+5.4
Liberal Edward Tennant 1,48545.25.4
Majority3189.6N/A
Turnout 3,28897.1+1.4
Registered electors 3,386
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.4

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1906 Salisbury [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Edward Tennant 1,64650.6+5.3
Conservative Walter Palmer 1,60549.45.3
Majority411.2N/A
Turnout 3,25195.7+6.6
Registered electors 3,396
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.3
General election 1900 Salisbury [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Walter Palmer 1,39954.7+0.5
Liberal Frederick Low 1,16045.30.5
Majority2399.4+1.0
Turnout 2,55989.13.5
Registered electors 2,872
Conservative hold Swing +0.5

Elections in the 1890s

By-election, 27 Jan 1897 Salisbury [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Augustus Allhusen 1,42552.71.5
Liberal John Fuller 1,27847.3+1.5
Majority1475.43.0
Turnout 2,70394.2+1.6
Registered electors 2,868
Conservative hold Swing 1.5
General election 1895 Salisbury [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Edward Hulse 1,40454.20.5
Liberal William Richmond Brown 1,18745.8+0.5
Majority2178.41.0
Turnout 2,59192.60.1
Registered electors 2,799
Conservative hold Swing 0.5
General election 1892 Salisbury [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Edward Hulse 1,37454.73.3
Liberal William Richmond Brown 1,13645.3+3.3
Majority2389.46.6
Turnout 2,51092.70.2
Registered electors 2,709
Conservative hold Swing 3.3

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1886 Salisbury [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Edward Hulse 1,25958.0+8.9
Liberal William Grenfell 91042.08.9
Majority34916.0N/A
Turnout 2,16992.93.3
Registered electors 2,336
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.9
General election 1885 Salisbury [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal William Grenfell 1,14450.92.6
Conservative Coleridge Kennard 1,10449.1+2.6
Majority401.81.5
Turnout 2,24896.2+5.1 (est)
Registered electors 2,336
Liberal hold Swing 2.6
By-election, 21 Nov 1882: Salisbury (1 seat) [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Coleridge Kennard 95552.9+6.4
Liberal William Grenfell 85247.16.4
Majority1035.7N/A
Turnout 1,80787.73.4 (est)
Registered electors 2,061
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.4
General election 1880: Salisbury (2 seats) [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal William Grenfell 96126.8+1.6
Liberal John Passmore Edwards 95826.7+2.8
Conservative Coleridge Kennard 84123.42.9
Conservative Ralph Dutton [42] 82823.11.5
Majority1173.3+2.8
Turnout 1,794 (est)91.1 (est)+4.2
Registered electors 1,969
Liberal hold Swing +1.7
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.9

Elections in the 1870s

General election 1874: Salisbury (2 seats) [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Granville Ryder 83526.3+11.1
Liberal John Alfred Lush 80025.211.3
Conservative Adam Steinmetz Kennard [43] 78324.6+9.4
Liberal Alfred Seymour 75923.99.2
Turnout 1,589 (est)86.9 (est)4.6
Registered electors 1,829
Majority351.1N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +10.7
Majority170.52.2
Liberal hold Swing 10.8

Elections in the 1860s

By-election, 5 August 1869: Salisbury (1 seat) [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Alfred Seymour 56247.122.5
Conservative Granville Ryder 54946.0+15.6
Liberal Matthew Henry Marsh 826.9N/A
Majority131.11.6
Turnout 1,19381.79.8
Registered electors 1,461
Liberal hold Swing 19.1
General election 1868: Salisbury (2 seats) [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal John Alfred Lush 74836.52.9
Liberal Edward Hamilton 67933.10.4
Conservative Granville Ryder 62330.4+3.3
Majority562.73.7
Turnout 1,337 (est)91.5 (est)+5.9
Registered electors 1,461
Liberal hold Swing 2.3
Liberal hold Swing 1.0
General election 1865: Salisbury (2 seats) [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Matthew Henry Marsh 36739.4+5.4
Liberal Edward Hamilton 31233.55.1
Conservative John Chapman 25227.10.2
Majority606.40.3
Turnout 592 (est)85.6 (est)3.2
Registered electors 691
Liberal hold Swing +2.8
Liberal hold Swing 2.5

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1859: Salisbury (2 seats) [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Edward Pery Buckley 37038.6N/A
Liberal Matthew Henry Marsh 32634.0N/A
Conservative John Chapman 26227.3N/A
Majority646.7N/A
Turnout 610 (est)88.8 (est)N/A
Registered electors 687
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1857: Salisbury (2 seats) [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Edward Pery Buckley Unopposed
Whig Matthew Henry Marsh Unopposed
Registered electors 680
Whig hold
Whig gain from Peelite
By-election, 15 November 1853: Salisbury (1 seat) [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Edward Pery Buckley 25574.3+36.8
Conservative Julius Roberts [44] 8825.74.2
Majority16748.7+43.8
Turnout 34350.424.3
Registered electors 680
Whig gain from Peelite Swing +20.5
General election 1852: Salisbury (2 seats) [41] [45]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig William Chaplin 38137.59.9
Peelite Charles Baring Wall 33132.63.6
Conservative Frederick William Slade17317.0+8.8
Conservative Daniel Higford Davall Burr 13112.9+4.7
Turnout 508 (est)74.7 (est)+1.7
Registered electors 680
Majority504.96.3
Whig hold Swing 8.3
Majority15815.64.1
Peelite hold Swing 5.2

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1847: Salisbury (2 seats) [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig William Chaplin 49047.4+14.6
Peelite Charles Baring Wall 37436.24.8
Conservative John Smith [46] 17016.49.8
Turnout 517 (est)73.0 (est)15.7
Registered electors 708
Majority11611.2+5.6
Whig hold Swing +9.8
Majority20419.7+11.5
Peelite gain from Conservative Swing +0.1
By-election, 25 January 1847: Salisbury [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig William Chaplin Unopposed
Whig gain from Conservative
By-election, 24 November 1843: Salisbury [14] [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Campbell 31754.013.2
Whig Edward Pleydell-Bouverie [47] 27046.0+13.2
Majority478.00.2
Turnout 58781.17.6
Registered electors 724
Conservative hold Swing 13.2
By-election, 4 May 1843: Salisbury [14] [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Ambrose Hussey 25257.39.9
Whig Edward Pleydell-Bouverie [47] 18842.7+9.9
Majority6414.5+6.3
Turnout 44060.827.9
Registered electors 724
Conservative gain from Whig Swing 9.9
General election 1841: Salisbury (2 seats) [14] [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Wadham Wyndham 36641.0N/A
Whig William Bird Brodie 29332.8N/A
Conservative Anthony John Ashley [48] 23426.2N/A
Turnout 54488.7N/A
Registered electors 613
Majority738.2N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Majority596.6N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1837: Salisbury (2 seats) [14] [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Conservative Wadham Wyndham Unopposed
Whig William Bird Brodie Unopposed
Registered electors 707
Conservative hold
Whig hold
General election 1835: Salisbury (2 seats) [14] [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Conservative Wadham Wyndham Unopposed
Whig William Bird Brodie Unopposed
Registered electors 650
Conservative hold
Whig hold
General election 1832: Salisbury (2 seats) [14] [41]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig William Bird Brodie 39242.4+31.6
Tory Wadham Wyndham 26829.012.5
Whig Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie 26528.619.1
Turnout 53192.2c.+16.3
Registered electors 576
Majority12413.4+7.2
Whig hold Swing +19.0
Majority30.330.5
Tory hold Swing 12.5
General election 1831: Salisbury (2 seats) [14] [49]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie 3147.7
Tory Wadham Wyndham 2741.5
Whig William Bird Brodie 710.8
Turnout 41c.75.9
Registered electors c.54
Majority46.2
Whig hold
Majority2030.8
Tory hold
General election 1830: Salisbury (2 seats) [14] [49]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie Unopposed
Tory Wadham Wyndham Unopposed
Whig hold
Tory hold

See also

Notes and references

Notes
  1. A county 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. And then to its successor bodies: the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707, and the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801.
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