Worcester (UK Parliament constituency)

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Worcester
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Worcester in Worcestershire
EnglandWorcestershire.svg
Location of Worcestershire within England
County Worcestershire
Electorate 73,960 (December 2010) [1]
Current constituency
Created1295
Member of Parliament Robin Walker (Conservative)
Number of members1885–present: One
1295–1885: Two

Worcester is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Since 1885 it has elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election; from 1295 to 1885 it elected two MPs.

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Boundaries

Worcester (UK Parliament constituency)
Map of current boundaries

1918–1950: The County Borough of Worcester.

1950–1983: The County Borough of Worcester, the Borough of Droitwich, and the Rural District of Droitwich.

1983–1997: The City of Worcester, and the District of Wychavon wards of Drakes Broughton, Inkberrow, Lenches, Pinvin, Spetchley, and Upton Snodsbury.

1997–present: The City of Worcester.

The constituency covers the city of Worcester, with (since the 1997 redistribution) exactly the same boundaries as the city. It borders the Mid Worcestershire constituency to the east, and West Worcestershire to the west.

History

A safe Conservative seat for many years (the Conservatives even narrowly held the seat in the 1945 Labour landslide), Worcester was represented by the high-profile Conservative cabinet minister Peter Walker for three decades, from a by-election in 1961 until he stood down in 1992. Peter Luff held the seat for the Conservatives until 1997, when he moved to the redrawn Mid Worcestershire constituency.

Michael Foster of the Labour Party gained the seat at the 1997 general election. This can be put down to a combination of Labour's landslide victory nationally, but also to the fact that boundary changes meant the constituency was now solely an urban area, rather than also containing much of the surrounding countryside.

Peter Walker's son, Robin Walker, was elected as the Conservative MP at the 2010 general election. The constituency is marginal and was selected as a "target" by the Labour Party in 1997, and by the Conservative Party in 2010.

Many political commentators and journalists look on Worcester as having the demographic statistics which most closely mirror those in the United Kingdom as a whole. As such the term "Worcester woman" has come into use as a description for a typical swing voter.[ citation needed ]

Members of Parliament

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1372 (November) John Atte Wode [2]
1373 (November) John Atte Wode [2]
1376 (April) John Atte Wode [2]
1380 (January) John Atte Wode [2]
1380 (November) John Atte Wode [2]
1386 Richard Maisemore Robert Stevens [3]
1388 (February) Roger Lichfield John Bredon [3]
1388 (September) John Cole John Somery [3]
1390 (January) Roger Lichfield Thomas Belne [3]
1390 (November) Richard Maisemore John Bredon [3]
1391 Thomas Belne Richard Maisemore [3]
1393 Thomas Belne John Hereford [3]
1394 Thomas Belne John Barrel [3]
1395 Thomas Belne John Cooper [3]
1397 (January) Thomas Belne John Bredon [3]
1397 (September)
1399 Thomas Belne John Bredon [3]
1401 John Barrel Richard Halle [3]
1402 Thomas Belne John Bredon [3]
1404 (January) Richard Halle John Malley [3]
1404 (October)
1406 Richard Halle Richard Oseney [3]
1407 Thomas Belne John Malley [3]
1410 John Weston Thomas Belne [3]
1411
1413 (February) Sir John Phelip [3]
1413 (May) John Weston John Wood [3]
1414 (April)
1414 (November) John Weston Richard Norton [3]
1415 John Wood John Weston [3]
1416 (March) John Wood Ralph Merston [3]
1416 (October)
1417 John Boyle Geoffrey Friar [3]
1419 John Weston William Boughton [3]
1420 John Forthey William Ward [3]
1421 (May) John Forthey Robert Nelme [3]
1421 (December) John Forthey Geoffrey Friar [3]
1510-1523No names known [4]
1529 Hugh Dee, died
and replaced after 1530 by
?Thomas Hill
John Braughing [4]
1536 Thomas Hill  ? [4]
1539 ?
1542 John Braughing Thomas Sheldon [4]
1545 Richard Calowhill Thomas Sheldon [4]
1547 John Braughing died
and replaced by January 1552 by
Thomas Wylde
Robert Youle [4]
1553 (March) William Robinson Edward Brogden [4] [5]
1553 (October) Sir John Bourne John Emery [4]
1554 (April) John Ainsworth Thomas Hill [4]
1554 (November) Robert Youle Edward Brogden [4]
1555 Robert Youle William Adyes [4]
1558 Robert Youle Thomas Wylde [4]
1559 Richard Bullingham Guthlac Edwards [6]
1562–63 William Gibbes John More [6]
1571 Francis Streate Richard Bullingham [6]
1572 Christopher Deighton Thomas Walsgrove alias Fleet [6]
1584 Richard Nash Walter Jones [6]
1586 Ralph Wyat Walter Jones [6]
1588 Walter Jones John Walsgrove alias Fleet [6]
1593 Walter Jones Rowland Berkeley [6]
1597 Rowland Berkeley William Bagnall [6]
1601 Rowland Berkeley Christopher Deighton [6]
1604 John Coucher Christopher Deighton, died
and replaced 1605 by
Rowland Berkeley
1614 John Coucher Thomas Chettle
1621 John Coucher Robert Berkeley
1624 John Coucher Robert Berkeley
1625 Walter Devereux Henry Spelman
1626 John Spelman John Haselock
1628 John Coucher John Haselock
1640 (April) John Coucher John Nash
1640 (November) John Coucher John Nash, secluded 1648
1654 William Collins Edward Elvines (Alderman)
1656 William Collins Edmund Giles
1659 William Collins Thomas Street

MPs 1660–1885

ElectionFirst member [7] PartySecond member [7] Party
1660 Thomas Street Thomas Hall
1661 Sir Rowland Berkeley
1679 Sir Francis Winnington
1681 Henry Herbert, later Baron Herbert
1685 William Bromley Bridges Nanfan
1689 Sir John Somers
1693 by-election Samuel Swift
1694 petition Charles Cocks
1695 Samuel Swift
1701 Thomas Wylde
1718 by-election Samuel Sandys, later Baron Sandys
1727 Sir Richard Lane
1734 Richard Lockwood
1741 Thomas Winnington
1744 by-election Sir Henry Harpur
1746 by-election Thomas Vernon
1747 Thomas Geers Winford [8]
1748 [8] Robert Tracy
1754 Henry Crabb-Boulton
1761 John Walsh
1773 by-election Thomas Bates Rous Tory [9]
1774, March by-election Nicholas Lechmere Tory [9]
1774, October Thomas Bates Rous Tory [9]
1780 William Ward, later Viscount Dudley
1784 Samuel Smith
1789 by-election Edmund Wigley
1790 Edmund Lechmere
1796 Tory [9] Abraham Robarts Whig [9]
1802 Joseph Scott Whig [9]
1806 Henry Bromley Whig [9]
1807 by-election William Gordon Tory [9]
1816 by-election Viscount Deerhurst Tory [9]
1818 Thomas Henry Hastings Davies Whig [9]
1826 George Richard Robinson Whig [9]
1835 Joseph Bailey Conservative [9]
1837 Thomas Henry Hastings Davies Whig [9] [10]
1841 Sir Thomas Wilde Whig [9] [11] [12]
1846 by-election Sir Denis Le Marchant, Bt Whig [13]
1847 Osman Ricardo Whig [14] [15] Francis Rufford Conservative
1852 William Laslett Radical [16] [17] [18]
1859 Liberal Liberal
1860 by-election Richard Padmore Liberal
1865 Alexander Clunes Sheriff Liberal
1868 William Laslett Conservative
1874 Thomas Rowley Hill Liberal
1878 by-election John Derby Allcroft Conservative
1880 Aeneas John McIntyre Liberal
1885 Representation reduced to one member

MPs since 1885

ElectionMember [7] PartyNotes
1885 George Allsopp Conservative Brewer, of Samuel Allsopp & Sons
1906 George Henry Williamson Conservative Election overturned on petition in 1906, writ suspended until 1908
1908 by-election Edward Goulding Conservative Made a baronet in 1915, later ennobled as Baron Wargrave
1922 Richard Robert Fairbairn Liberal contested the seat 8 times, but won only once
1923 Crawford Greene Conservative
1945 George Ward Conservative Ennobled in 1960 as Viscount Ward of Witley
1961 by-election Peter Walker Conservative Cabinet minister 1970–1974, 1979–1990
1992 Peter Luff Conservative MP for Mid Worcestershire 1997-2015
1997 Mike Foster Labour Under-Secretary of State for International Development 2008–2010
2010 Robin Walker Conservative son of Peter Walker, MP for Worcester 1961–1992

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Worcester [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robin Walker 25,856 50.8 +2.7
Labour Lynn Denham19,09837.5–5.7
Liberal Democrats Stephen Kearney3,6667.2+3.8
Green Louis Stephen1,6943.3+0.9
Independent Martin Potter5841.1New
Majority6,75813.3+8.4
Turnout 50,89869.3–1.3
Conservative hold Swing +4.2
General election 2017: Worcester [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robin Walker 24,731 48.1 +2.8
Labour Joy Squires22,22343.2+9.2
Liberal Democrats Stephen Kearney1,7573.40.0
UKIP Paul Hickling1,3542.6–10.2
Green Louis Stephen1,2112.4–1.7
Independent Alex Rugg1090.2New
Compass PartyMark Shuker380.1New
Majority2,5084.9–6.4
Turnout 51,52970.6+0.6
Conservative hold Swing –3.3
General election 2015: Worcester [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robin Walker 22,534 45.3 +5.8
Labour Joy Squires16,88834.0+0.6
UKIP James Goad6,37812.8+10.0
Green Louis Stephen2,0244.1+2.6
Liberal Democrats Federica Smith1,6773.4–16.0
TUSC Pete McNally1530.3New
Independent Mark Shuker690.1New
Majority5,64611.3+5.2
Turnout 49,72370.0+2.8
Conservative hold Swing +3.2
General election 2010: Worcester [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robin Walker 19,358 39.5 +4.4
Labour Michael Foster 16,37633.4–8.5
Liberal Democrats Jackie Alderson9,52519.4+3.1
UKIP Jack Bennett1,3602.8+0.4
BNP Spencer Kirby1,2192.5+0.4
Green Louis Stephen7351.5–0.5
Pirate Andrew Robinson1730.3New
Independent Peter Nielsen1290.2New
Independent Andrew Christian-Brookes990.2New
Majority2,9826.1N/A
Turnout 48,97467.2+3.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.4

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Worcester [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Michael Foster 19,421 41.9 –6.7
Conservative Margaret Harper16,27735.1–0.4
Liberal Democrats Mary Dhonau7,55716.3+3.7
UKIP Richard Chamings1,1132.4–0.9
BNP Martin Roberts9802.1New
Green Chris Lennard9212.0New
Independent Prudence Dowson1190.3New
Majority3,1446.8–6.3
Turnout 46,38864.1+2.1
Labour hold Swing –3.2
General election 2001: Worcester [24]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Michael Foster 21,478 48.6 –1.5
Conservative Richard Adams15,71235.5–0.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Chandler5,57812.6+0.1
UKIP Richard Chamings1,4423.3+1.6
Majority5,76613.1–1.3
Turnout 44,21062.0–12.6
Labour hold Swing –0.7

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Worcester [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Michael Foster 25,848 50.1 +13.9
Conservative Nick Bourne 18,42335.7–10.7
Liberal Democrats Paul Chandler6,46212.5–3.4
UKIP P. Wood8861.7New
Majority7,45214.4N/A
Turnout 51,61974.6–6.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +12.3
General election 1992: Worcester [26] [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Luff 27,883 46.4 –1.8
Labour Roger E. Berry21,73136.2+7.8
Liberal Democrats John J. Caiger9,56115.9–7.5
Green Mike J. Foster5921.0New
Independent Martin C. Soden3430.6New
Majority6,15210.2–9.6
Turnout 60,11081.0+4.3
Conservative hold Swing –4.8

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Worcester [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Walker 25,504 48.2 –1.2
Labour Michael Webb15,05128.4+5.7
SDP John Caiger12,38623.4–4.0
Majority10,45319.8–2.2
Turnout 52,94176.7+2.6
Conservative hold Swing –3.5
General election 1983: Worcester [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Walker 24,381 49.45
SDP Colin Phipps 13,51027.40
Labour J. Rudd11,20822.73
BNP K.A. Axon2080.42New
Majority10,87122.05
Turnout 49,30774.11
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Worcester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Walker 30,194 51.31 +5.74
Labour D. Sparks18,60531.62-4.92
Liberal D. Elliott8,88615.10-2.79
Ecology J. Davenport7071.20New
National Front K. Stevens4500.76New
Majority11,58919.69+10.66
Turnout 58,84275.41
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Worcester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Walker 25,183 45.57
Labour W.B. Morgan20,19436.54
Liberal D. Elliott9,88817.89
Majority4,9899.03
Turnout 55,26573.84
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Worcester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Walker 27,377 45.62
Labour W.B. Morgan19,91033.18
Liberal D.S. Smith12,72421.20New
Majority7,46712.44
Turnout 60,01180.95
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970: Worcester [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Walker 29,717 58.28
Labour Peter Jones21,27541.72
Majority8,44216.56
Turnout 50,99272.84
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Worcester [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Walker 25,398 53.52
Labour Frank Barrington-Ward22,05746.48
Majority3,3417.04
Turnout 47,45577.89
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1964: Worcester [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Walker 24,345 50.90
Labour John Martin17,03835.62
Liberal John G. Parry6,44813.48
Majority7,30715.28
Turnout 47,83179.34
Conservative hold Swing
1961 Worcester by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Walker 15,087 39.7 –18.0
Labour Bryan Stanley 11,49030.2–12.1
Liberal Robert Glenton 11,43530.1New
Majority3,5979.5–5.8
Turnout 38,01264.2–15.1
Conservative hold Swing –3.0

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Worcester [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Ward 27,024 57.67
Labour Bryan Stanley 19,83242.33
Majority7,19215.34
Turnout 46,85679.26
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Worcester [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Ward 25,610 56.76
Labour Leonard V Pike19,50843.24
Majority6,10213.52
Turnout 45,11877.77
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Worcester [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Ward 26,060 55.48
Labour Leonard V Pike20,90944.52
Majority5,15110.96
Turnout 46,96982.13
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: Worcester [36]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Ward 24,147 49.54
Labour Co-op J. Evans19,80740.64
Liberal William Henry P. Gardiner4,7869.82
Majority4,3408.90
Turnout 48,74086.08
Registered electors 56,622
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Worcester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Ward 13,523 42.93
Labour Co-op J. Evans13,51942.92
Liberal Ronald James Bowker4,45914.16
Majority40.01
Turnout 81,50175.86
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

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;

General election 1935: Worcester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Crawford Greene 13,398 50.68
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 6,88526.05
Labour James Ferguson6,15223.27
Majority6,51324.63
Turnout 26,43576.75
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1931: Worcester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Crawford Greene 16,357 60.9 +13.7
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 6,61124.6+1.1
Labour Hubert Bolton3,87414.4-14.9
Majority9,74636.3+16.4
Turnout 26,84279.7+14.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1929: Worcester [39]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Crawford Greene 13,181 47.2 Decrease2.svg 8.8
Labour Kenneth Lindsay 8,20829.3Increase2.svg 14.0
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 6,58823.5Decrease2.svg 5.2
Majority4,97417.9Decrease2.svg 9.4
Turnout 27,97765.4Decrease2.svg 18.0
Unionist hold Swing Decrease2.svg 11.4
General election 1924: Worcester [39]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Crawford Greene 11,956 56.0 +5.1
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 6,13928.7-16.6
Labour Percy Williams3,27215.3+11.5
Majority5,81727.3+21.7
Turnout 21,36783.4-2.4
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1923: Worcester [39]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Crawford Greene 10,971 50.9 Increase2.svg 2.9
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 9,74345.3Decrease2.svg 6.7
Labour Percy Williams8153.8New
Majority1,2285.6N/A
Turnout 21,52985.8Increase2.svg3.4
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing Increase2.svg 4.8
General election 1922: Worcester [39]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 10,143 52.0 Increase2.svg 17.4
Unionist Henry Lygon 9,37048.0Decrease2.svg 17.4
Majority7734.0N/A
Turnout 19,51382.4Increase2.svg 20.1
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing Increase2.svg 17.4

Elections in the 1910s

General election 1918: Worcester [39] Electorate 22,667
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
C Unionist Edward Goulding 9,24365.4+8.5
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 4,88934.68.5
Majority4,36430.8+17.0
Turnout 14,13262.322.3
Registered electors 22,667
Unionist hold Swing +8.5
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
General election December 1910: Worcester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edward Goulding 4,193 56.9 0.4
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 3,17243.1+0.4
Majority1,02113.80.8
Turnout 7,36584.67.0
Registered electors 8,701
Conservative hold Swing 0.4
General election January 1910: Worcester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edward Goulding 4,561 57.3 +6.5
Liberal J. Morgan3,40542.76.5
Majority1,15614.6+13.0
Turnout 7,96691.6+0.9
Registered electors 8,701
Conservative hold Swing +6.5

Elections in the 1900s

1908 Worcester by-election [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edward Goulding 4,361 58.7 +7.9
Liberal Harold Elverston 3,06941.3-7.9
Majority1,29217.4+15.8
Turnout 7,43087.8-2.9
Registered electors 8,460
Conservative hold Swing +7.9
General election 1906: Worcester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Henry Williamson 3,881 50.8 N/A
Liberal Henry Devenish Harben 3,75249.2New
Majority1291.6N/A
Turnout 7,63390.7N/A
Registered electors 8,412
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1900: Worcester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Allsopp Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1895: Worcester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Allsopp 3,530 60.3 +4.1
Liberal James Thorpe Hincks [41] 2,32839.72.8
Majority1,20220.6+6.9
Turnout 5,85876.98.4
Registered electors 7,617
Conservative hold Swing +2.8
General election 1892: Worcester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Allsopp 3,353 56.2 +4.9
Liberal Esme William Howard [42] 2,54042.56.2
Independent Joseph Thomas Rushton791.3New
Majority81313.7+11.1
Turnout 5,97285.3+1.3
Registered electors 6,999
Conservative hold Swing +5.6

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1886: Worcester (1 seat) [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Allsopp 2,892 51.3 +0.6
Liberal Thomas Rowley Hill 2,74948.70.6
Majority1432.6N/A
Turnout 5,64184.03.3
Registered electors 6,714
Conservative hold Swing +0.6
General election 1885: Worcester (1 seat) [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Allsopp 2,974 50.7 +18.3
Liberal Thomas Rowley Hill 2,89049.318.3
Majority841.4N/A
Turnout 5,86487.3+6.0 (est)
Registered electors 6,714
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +18.3
General election 1880: Worcester (2 seats) [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Thomas Rowley Hill 2,716 35.1 +8.3
Liberal Æneas John McIntyre 2,511 32.5 +4.2
Conservative John Derby Allcroft 2,50232.412.5
Majority90.12.5
Turnout 5,218 (est)81.3 (est)+8.9
Registered electors 6,422
Liberal hold Swing +7.3
Liberal hold Swing +5.2

Elections in the 1870s

1878 Worcester by-election (1 seat) [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Derby Allcroft 2,609 54.8 +9.9
Liberal Francis Lycett 2,15545.2-9.9
Majority4549.6N/A
Turnout 4,76475.7+3.3
Registered electors 6,290
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.9
General election 1874: Worcester (2 seats) [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Alexander Clunes Sheriff 2,284 28.3 +0.3
Liberal Thomas Rowley Hill 2,164 26.8 +5.2
Conservative John Derby Allcroft 1,95824.2+7.6
Conservative William Laslett 1,67220.7+4.1
Majority2062.6N/A
Turnout 4,039 (est)72.4 (est)16.0
Registered electors 5,578
Liberal hold Swing 2.8
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing 0.3

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1868: Worcester (2 seats) [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Laslett 2,439 33.2 +3.3
Liberal Alexander Clunes Sheriff 2,063 28.0 10.4
Liberal Thomas Rowley Hill 1,58621.6N/A
Liberal Francis Lycett 1,26917.2N/A
Majority3765.2N/A
Turnout 4,898 (est)88.4 (est)3.5
Registered electors 5,542
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.9
Liberal hold Swing 6.9
General election 1865: Worcester (2 seats) [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Alexander Clunes Sheriff 1,255 38.4 N/A
Liberal Richard Padmore 1,033 31.6 N/A
Conservative James Levick [44] 97829.9New
Majority551.7N/A
Turnout 2,122 (est)91.9 (est)N/A
Registered electors 2,309
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
By-election, 12 March 1860: Worcester [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Richard Padmore Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1859: Worcester (2 seats) [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Laslett Unopposed
Liberal Osman Ricardo Unopposed
Registered electors 2,563
Liberal hold
Liberal hold
General election 1857: Worcester (2 seats) [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical William Laslett 1,137 41.3 +1.4
Whig Osman Ricardo 1,003 36.4 1.9
Peelite Thomas Sidney [45] 61522.3+0.5
Turnout 1,378 (est)54.4 (est)N/A
Registered electors 2,530
Majority1344.9+3.3
Radical hold Swing +1.7
Majority38814.12.5
Whig hold Swing 1.7
General election 1852: Worcester (2 seats) [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical William Laslett 1,212 39.9 N/A
Whig Osman Ricardo 1,164 38.3 26.5
Conservative John Walter Huddleston 66121.813.4
Turnout 1,849 (est)80.7 (est)+16.3
Registered electors 2,290
Majority481.6N/A
Radical gain from Conservative Swing N/A
Majority50316.5+15.7
Whig hold Swing 6.6
By-election, 28 April 1852: Worcester [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical William Laslett Unopposed
Radical gain from Conservative

Elections of the 1840s

General election 1847: Worcester (2 seats) [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Osman Ricardo 1,168 36.0 0.7
Conservative Francis Rufford 1,141 35.2 1.1
Whig Robert Hardy93228.8+1.8
Turnout 1,621 (est)64.4 (est)5.2
Registered electors 2,518
Majority270.8+0.4
Whig hold Swing 0.1
Majority2096.42.8
Conservative hold Swing 1.1
By-election, 8 July 1846: Worcester [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Denis Le Marchant Unopposed
Whig hold
General election 1841: Worcester (2 seats) [9] [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Thomas Wilde 1,187 36.7 N/A
Conservative Joseph Bailey 1,173 36.3 N/A
Whig Robert Hardy87527.0N/A
Turnout 2,11469.6N/A
Registered electors 3,307
Majority140.4N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
Majority2989.3N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections of the 1830s

General election 1837: Worcester (2 seats) [9] [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig Thomas Henry Hastings DaviesUnopposed
Conservative Joseph Bailey Unopposed
Registered electors 3,238
Whig hold
Conservative hold
General election 1835: Worcester (2 seats) [9] [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig George Richard Robinson 1,611 41.3
Conservative Joseph Bailey 1,154 29.6
Whig Thomas Henry Hastings Davies1,13729.1
Turnout 2,21792.4
Registered electors 2,400
Majority45711.7
Whig hold
Majority170.5
Conservative gain from Whig
General election 1832: Worcester (2 seats) [9] [43]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig George Richard Robinson Unopposed
Whig Thomas Henry Hastings DaviesUnopposed
Registered electors 2,366
Whig hold
Whig hold
General election 1831: Worcester (2 seats) [9] [46]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig George Richard Robinson Unopposed
Whig Thomas Henry Hastings DaviesUnopposed
Registered electors c.3,000
Whig hold
Whig hold
General election 1830: Worcester (2 seats) [9] [46]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig George Richard Robinson Unopposed
Whig Thomas Henry Hastings DaviesUnopposed
Whig hold
Whig hold

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