Shrewsbury (UK Parliament constituency)

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Shrewsbury
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Shropshire
19181983
Number of membersOne
Replaced by Shrewsbury and Atcham
1290–1918
Number of members1290–1885: Two
1885–1918: One
Type of constituency Borough constituency

Shrewsbury was a parliamentary constituency in England, centred on the town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire.

Contents

It was founded in 1290 as parliamentary borough, returning two members to the House of Commons of England until 1707, then of the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1885. Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, its representation was reduced to one Member of Parliament (MP).

The parliamentary borough was abolished at with effect from the 1918 general election, and the name transferred to a new county constituency. It was abolished in 1983 and renamed Shrewsbury and Atcham.

Famous MPs have included Sir Philip Sidney in 1581, Robert Clive (known as 'Clive of India') from 1761 to his death in 1774, and Benjamin Disraeli (later Prime Minister) in 1841-47.

Boundaries

1918–1950: The Borough of Shrewsbury, and the Rural Districts of Atcham and Chirbury.

1950–1974: The Borough of Shrewsbury, and the Rural District of Atcham.

1974–1983: As prior but with redrawn boundaries.

Members of Parliament

Borough of Shrewsbury

MPs 1290–1660

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1386 Robert Grafton Hugh Wigan [1]
1388 (Feb) Hugh Wigan Robert Thornes [1]
1388 (Sep) Robert Grafton Hugh Wigan [1]
1390 (Jan) Robert Grafton Thomas Pride [1]
1390 (Nov)
1391 Hugh Wigan Thomas Pride [1]
1393 Thomas Pride Thomas Game [1]
1394 Thomas Pride Hugh Wigan [1]
1395 Richard Aldescote Roger Thornes [1]
1397 (Jan) Thomas Skinner John Geoffrey [1]
1397 (Sep)
1399 Nicholas Gerard Thomas Berwick [1]
1401
1402 Thomas Pride Roger Thornes [1]
1404 (Jan) Thomas Pride Simon Tour [1]
1404 (Oct)
1406 John Perle Robert Thornes [1]
1407 Thomas Pride John Scriven [1]
1410 Robert Thornes Roger Thornes [1]
1411 Thomas Pride John Whithiford [1]
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) David Holbache Urian St Pierre [1]
1414 (Apr) Thomas Pride ? [1]
1414 (Nov) Robert Horseley William Horde [1]
1415 William Horde John Shotton [1]
1416 (Mar) William Horde John Beget [1]
1416 (Oct) William Horde Robert Horseley [1]
1417 William Horde David Holbache [1]
1419 Roger Corbet (died 1430) David Rathbone [1]
1420 Robert Whitcombe Richard Bentley [1]
1421 (May) Urian St Pierre Robert Whitcombe [1]
1421 (Dec) William Horde Robert Whitcombe [1]
1510 Roger Thornes Thomas Knight [2]
1512 Thomas Kynaston Thomas Trentham [2]
1515 Sir Thomas Kynaston Thomas Trentham [2]
1523 Edmund Cole Adam Mytton [2]
1529 Robert Dudley alias Sutton Adam Mytton [2]
1536 Robert Dudley alias Sutton Adam Mytton [2]
1539 Nicholas Purcell Robert Thornes [2]
1542 Adam Mytton Richard Mytton [2]
1545 Nicholas Purcell Edward Hosier [2]
1547 Reginald Corbet John Evans [2]
1553 (Mar) Nicholas Purcell George Leigh [2]
1553 (Oct) Reginald Corbet Nicholas Purcell [2]
1554 (Apr) Richard Mytton Nicholas Purcell [2]
1554 (Nov) Thomas Mytton George Leigh [2]
1555 Reginald Corbet Nicholas Purcell [2]
1558 Nicholas Purcell George Leigh [2]
1558/9 Robert Ireland George Leigh [3]
1562/3 Robert Ireland Richard Purcell [3]
1571 George Leigh Robert Ireland [3]
1572 (Apr) Richard Purcell George Leigh, died
and replaced January 1581 by
Philip Sidney [3]
1584 (Nov) Thomas Owen Richard Barker [3]
1586 (Oct) Reginald Scriven Thomas Harris [3]
1588 (Oct) Reginald Scriven Andrew Newport [3]
1593 Reginald Scriven Robert Wright [3]
1597 Reginald Scriven Roger Owen [3]
1601 (Oct) Reginald Scriven John Barker [3]
1604 Richard Barker Francis Tate
1614 Lewis Prowde Francis Berkeley
1621 Sir Richard Newport Francis Berkeley
1624 Francis Berkeley Thomas Owen
1625 Sir William Owen Thomas Owen
1626 Sir William Owen Thomas Owen
1628 Sir William Owen Thomas Owen
1629–1640No Parliaments summoned
1640 (Apr) Francis Newport Thomas Owen
1640 (Nov) Francis Newport William Spurstow
1645 Thomas Hunt William Massam
1648 Thomas Hunt William Massam
1653Shrewsbury not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 Richard Cheshire Humphrey Mackworth
1656 Samuel Jones Humphrey Mackworth
1658 William Jones Humphrey Mackworth

MPs 1660–1885

ElectionFirst member [4] First partySecond member [4] Second party
1660 Samuel Jones Thomas Jones
1661 Robert Leighton [5]
1677 Sir Richard Corbet
1679 Edward Kynaston
1685 Sir Francis Edwardes, 1st Baronet
1689 Hon. Andrew Newport Tory
1690 Richard Mytton
1694 John Kynaston
1698 Richard Mytton
1709vacant Sir Edward Leighton
January 1710 Thomas Jones
October 1710 Edward Cressett Richard Mytton
1713 Thomas Jones
1714 Corbet Kynaston
February 1715 Thomas Jones
November 1715 Andrew Corbet
1722 Richard Lyster
1723 Sir Richard Corbet Orlando Bridgeman
1727 Richard Lyster Sir John Astley
1734 William Kinaston Sir Richard Corbet
1749 by-election Thomas Hill
1754 Robert More
1761 Robert Clive Tory [6]
1768 Noel Hill
1774 [7] Charlton Leighton Tory [6]
March 8, 1775 [7] William Pulteney Whig [6]
March 17, 1775 John Corbet Tory [6]
1780 Sir Charlton Leighton Tory [6]
1784 by-election John Hill Tory [6]
1796 William Hill Tory [6]
1805 by-election John Hill Tory [6]
1806 Henry Grey Bennet Whig [6]
1807 Thomas Jones Tory [6]
1811 by-election Henry Grey Bennet Whig [6]
1812 Sir Rowland Hill Tory [6]
1814 by-election Richard Lyster Tory [6]
1819 by-election John Mytton Tory [6]
1820 Panton Corbett Tory [6]
1826 Robert Aglionby Slaney Whig [6] [8] [9] [10]
1830 Richard Jenkins Tory [6]
1832 Sir John Hanmer Tory [6]
1834 Conservative [6]
1835 John Cressett-Pelham Conservative [6]
1837 Richard Jenkins Conservative [6] Robert Aglionby Slaney Whig [6] [8] [9] [10]
1841 George Tomline Conservative [6] Benjamin Disraeli Conservative [6]
1847 Edward Holmes Baldock Conservative Robert Aglionby Slaney Whig [6] [8] [9] [10]
1852 George Tomline Peelite [11] [12] [13]
1857 Robert Aglionby Slaney Whig [8] [9] [10]
1859 Liberal Liberal
1862 by-election Henry Robertson Liberal
1865 William James Clement Liberal
1868 James Figgins Conservative
1870 by-election Douglas Straight Conservative
1874 Charles Cecil Cotes Liberal Henry Robertson Liberal
1885 Representation reduced to one Member

MPs 1885–1918

ElectionMemberParty
1885 James Watson Conservative
1892 Henry David Greene Conservative
1906 Sir Clement Lloyd Hill Conservative
1913 by-election George Butler Lloyd Conservative
1918 Borough abolished, name transferred to new county division

Shrewsbury division of Shropshire

MPs 1918–1983

ElectionMemberParty
1918 George Butler Lloyd Coalition Conservative
1922 Dudley Ryder Conservative
1923 Joseph Sunlight Liberal
1924 Dudley Ryder Conservative
1929 Arthur Duckworth Conservative
1945 Sir John Langford-Holt Conservative
1983 constituency abolished: see Shrewsbury and Atcham

Election results

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1830: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [6] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory Richard Jenkins 75442.8
Whig Robert Aglionby Slaney 56332.0
Tory Panton Corbett 44525.3
Turnout 974c.81.2
Registered electors c.1,200
Majority19110.8
Tory hold Swing
Majority1186.7
Whig hold Swing
General election 1831: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [6] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Whig Robert Aglionby Slaney 17830.71.3
Tory Richard Jenkins 17530.212.6
Tory Thomas Boycott12421.43.9
Radical Richard Potter 10317.8N/A
Turnout 309c.25.8c.55.4
Registered electors c.1,200
Majority30.56.2
Whig hold Swing +3.5
Majority518.82.0
Tory hold Swing 5.7
General election 1832: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [6] [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Tory John Hanmer 80836.1+5.9
Whig Robert Aglionby Slaney 79735.6+4.9
Tory John Cressett-Pelham 63428.3+6.9
Turnout 1,31476.7c.+50.9
Registered electors 1,714
Majority110.58.3
Tory hold Swing +1.7
Majority1637.3+6.8
Whig hold Swing 4.0
General election 1835: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [6] [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Hanmer 76138.7+2.6
Conservative John Cressett-Pelham 62932.0+3.7
Whig Robert Aglionby Slaney 57829.46.2
Majority512.6+2.1
Turnout c.984c.77.5c.+0.8
Registered electors 1,270
Conservative hold Swing +2.9
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +3.4
General election 1837: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [6] [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Richard Jenkins 70027.011.7
Whig Robert Aglionby Slaney 69726.9+12.2
Conservative John Cressett-Pelham 65525.36.7
Whig Francis Dashwood53720.7+6.0
Turnout 1,31289.1c.+11.6
Registered electors 1,473
Majority30.12.5
Conservative hold Swing 10.4
Majority421.6N/A
Whig gain from Conservative Swing +10.7

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [6] [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative George Tomline 79328.7+1.7
Conservative Benjamin Disraeli 78528.4+3.1
Whig Love Jones-Parry 60521.95.0
Whig Christopher Temple57820.9+0.2
Majority1806.5+6.4
Turnout 1,38488.50.6
Registered electors 1,666
Conservative hold Swing +2.1
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +2.8
General election 1847: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Edward Holmes Baldock 76934.322.8
Whig Robert Aglionby Slaney 74333.19.7
Peelite George Tomline 73232.6+3.9
Turnout 1,122 (est)62.2 (est)26.3
Registered electors 1,805
Majority261.25.3
Conservative hold Swing 12.4
Majority110.5N/A
Whig gain from Conservative Swing 5.8

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1852: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Peelite George Tomline 1,15949.7+17.1
Conservative Edward Holmes Baldock 73631.52.8
Radical Augustus Robinson [16] 43818.814.3
Turnout 1,167 (est)70.0 (est)+7.8
Registered electors 1,666
Majority42318.1N/A
Peelite gain from Whig Swing +12.1
Majority29812.8+11.6
Conservative hold Swing +2.2
General election 1857: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [15] [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Peelite George Tomline 70629.020.7
Whig Robert Aglionby Slaney 69528.6N/A
Conservative John Walter Huddleston 54822.5+13.1
Conservative Richard Phibbs48419.9+10.5
Turnout 1,217 (est)75.2 (est)+5.2
Registered electors 1,617
Majority110.517.6
Peelite hold Swing 16.3
Majority1476.0N/A
Whig gain from Conservative Swing N/A
General election 1859: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Robert Aglionby Slaney Unopposed
Liberal George Tomline Unopposed
Registered electors 1,635
Liberal hold
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1860s

Slaney's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 2 June 1862: Shrewsbury (1 seat) [15] [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Henry Robertson 67164.4N/A
Conservative Richard Banner Oakeley36134.6N/A
Ind. Conservative Henry Atkins [19] 101.0N/A
Majority31029.8N/A
Turnout 1,04269.2N/A
Registered electors 1,506
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1865: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal William James Clement Unopposed
Liberal George Tomline Unopposed
Registered electors 1,533
Liberal hold
Liberal hold
General election 1868: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal William James Clement 1,84043.0N/A
Conservative James Figgins 1,75140.9N/A
Liberal Robert Crawford [20] 68516.0N/A
Turnout 3,014 (est)89.1 (est)N/A
Registered electors 3,620
Majority892.1N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Majority1,06624.9N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A

Elections in the 1870s

Clement's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 21 Sep 1870: Shrewsbury (1 seat) [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Douglas Straight 1,29150.7+9.8
Liberal Charles Cecil Cotes 1,25349.39.7
Majority381.523.4
Turnout 2,54475.213.9
Registered electors 3,381
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.8
General election 1874: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Charles Cecil Cotes 1,67228.114.9
Liberal Henry Robertson 1,56126.2+10.2
Conservative James Figgins 1,38823.3+2.8
Conservative Douglas Straight 1,32822.3+1.8
Majority1732.9+0.8
Turnout 2,975 (est)82.2 (est)6.9
Registered electors 3,620
Liberal hold Swing 8.6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.0

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1880: Shrewsbury (2 seats) [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Charles Cecil Cotes 1,94527.70.4
Liberal Henry Robertson 1,88426.8+0.6
Conservative Andrew Scoble [21] 1,62223.10.2
Conservative Francis Needham 1,56822.3+0.0
Majority2623.7+0.8
Turnout 3,510 (est)91.3 (est)+9.1
Registered electors 3,846
Liberal hold Swing 0.1
Liberal hold Swing +0.3

Cotes was appointed a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 10 May 1880: Shrewsbury (1 seat) [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Charles Cecil Cotes Unopposed
Liberal hold

Representation reduced to one Member

General election 1885: Shrewsbury [22] [23] [24]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative James Watson 2,24459.7+14.1
Liberal Charles Waring1,51240.314.2
Majority73219.4N/A
Turnout 3,75690.90.4 (est)
Registered electors 4,131
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +14.2
General election 1886: Shrewsbury [22] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative James Watson 1,82659.00.7
Liberal Maurice Jones [25] 1,26941.0+0.7
Majority55718.01.4
Turnout 3,09574.916.0
Registered electors 4,131
Conservative hold Swing 0.7

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: Shrewsbury [22] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Henry David Greene 1,97955.73.3
Liberal James Brend Batten1,57344.3+3.3
Majority40611.46.6
Turnout 3,55283.4+8.5
Registered electors 4,258
Conservative hold Swing +3.3
General election 1895: Shrewsbury [22] [23] [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Henry David Greene Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Shrewsbury [22] [23] [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Henry David Greene Unopposed
Conservative hold
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Hemmerde
General election 1906: Shrewsbury [22] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Clement Lloyd Hill 2,39555.1N/A
Liberal Edward Hemmerde 1,95544.9N/A
Majority44010.2N/A
Turnout 4,35092.4N/A
Registered electors 4,709
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: Shrewsbury [22] [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Clement Lloyd Hill 2,59656.6+1.5
Liberal John Harworth Whitworth1,99443.41.5
Majority60213.2+3.0
Turnout 4,59094.0+1.6
Registered electors 4,882
Conservative hold Swing +1.5
General election December 1910: Shrewsbury [22] [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Clement Lloyd Hill 2,42356.6+0.0
Lib-Lab Thomas Pace1,85543.4+0.0
Majority56813.2+0.0
Turnout 4,27887.66.4
Registered electors 4,882
Conservative hold Swing +0.0
1913 Shrewsbury by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist George Butler Lloyd 2,41258.3+1.7
Independent Liberal James Robert Morris1,72741.7N/A
Majority68516.6+3.4
Turnout 4,13981.06.6
Registered electors 5,107
Unionist hold Swing N/A

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

General election 1918: Shrewsbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
C Unionist George Butler Lloyd 9,82663.9+7.3
Labour Arthur Taylor5,54236.1N/A
Majority4,28427.8+14.6
Turnout 15,36860.427.2
Registered electors 25,459
Unionist hold Swing N/A
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1922: Shrewsbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Dudley Ryder 10,99953.9
Liberal Joseph Sunlight 9,40146.1n/a
Majority1,5987.8
Turnout 20,400
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General election 1923: Shrewsbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Joseph Sunlight 11,09751.3+5.2
Unionist Dudley Ryder 10,54848.75.2
Majority5492.610.4
Turnout 21,645
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +5.2
General election 1924: Shrewsbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Dudley Ryder 13,22055.6+6.9
Liberal Joseph Sunlight 8,94537.613.7
Labour David Baxter Lawley 1,6146.8n/a
Majority4,27518.020.6
Turnout 23,779
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +10.3
General election 1929: Shrewsbury
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Arthur Duckworth 14,58648.67.0
Liberal Joseph Sunlight 11,79439.3+1.7
Labour A A Beach3,66212.2+5.4
Majority2,7929.3
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing 4.4

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1931
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Arthur Duckworth 18,50560.8
Liberal Elizabeth Morgan 9,35830.8
Labour Edward Porter2,5678.4
Majority9,14730.1
Turnout 30,43082.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1935
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Arthur Duckworth 18,40165.7
Labour Cecil Poole 9,60634.3
Majority8,79531.4
Turnout 28,00774.2
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General Election 1939/40:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

The outbreak of World War II in September 1939 caused general elections to be suspended until 1945.

General election 1945
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Langford-Holt 15,17444.4
Labour S N Chapman10,58031.0
Liberal Arthur Comyns Carr 8,41224.6
Majority4,59413.4
Turnout 73.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Shrewsbury [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Langford-Holt 18,47049.7
Labour Robert Cant 12,54233.8
Liberal Norman Elliott6,12616.5
Majority5,92815.9
Turnout 83.9
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Shrewsbury [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Langford-Holt 21,50359.3
Labour Robert Cant 14,73540.7
Majority6,76818.6
Turnout 80.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Shrewsbury [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Langford-Holt 21,31960.8+1.5
Labour Geoffrey Allen13,72639.2–1.5
Majority7,59321.7
Turnout 35,04577.5
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: Shrewsbury [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Langford-Holt 19,97053.0–7.8
Labour Kenneth V Russell11,33830.1–9.1
Liberal Harold Shaw6,38716.9N/A
Majority8,63222.9
Turnout 37,69580.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Shrewsbury [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Langford-Holt 18,51748.3–4.7
Labour James O Murphy12,65833.0+2.9
Liberal Geoffrey Keith Roberts7,18018.7+1.8
Majority5,85915.3
Turnout 38,35578.2
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1966: Shrewsbury [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Langford-Holt 17,56945.2–3.1
Labour Thomas S Pritchard14,60337.6+4.6
Liberal William Marsh6,66017.2–1.5
Majority2,9667.6
Turnout 38,83276.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Shrewsbury [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Langford-Holt 22,61953.9+8.7
Labour Peter A Kent13,41331.9–5.7
Liberal Ian R Brodie5,96014.2–3.0
Majority9,20622.0
Turnout 41,99273.1
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Shrewsbury [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Langford-Holt 21,09544.4–9.5
Liberal William Marsh14,91431.4+17.2
Labour D.W. Woodvine11,53624.3–7.6
Majority6,18113.0
Turnout 47,54579.8
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Shrewsbury [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Langford-Holt 19,06443.1–1.3
Liberal William Marsh13,64230.9–0.5
Labour D.W. Woodvine11,50426.0+1.7
Majority5,42212.3
Turnout 44,21073.4
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1979: Shrewsbury [36]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Langford-Holt 23,54848.6+5.5
Liberal A. Laurie13,36427.6–3.3
Labour J. Bishton11,55823.9–2.1
Majority10,18421.0
Turnout 48,47076.7
Conservative hold Swing

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Walsall was a borough constituency centred on the town of Walsall in the West Midlands of England. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Bury was a borough constituency centred on the town of Bury in Lancashire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

East Norfolk (UK Parliament constituency) Former UK parliamentary constituency

East Norfolk was a constituency in the county of Norfolk that returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1868. A namesake was created in 1885 with representation of one member. That seat was abolished in 1950.

References

Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN   0-900178-06-X.

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