Brentford (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members one
Replaced by Brentford and Chiswick, Spelthorne and Twickenham
Created from Middlesex

Brentford was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Brentford district of west London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.


This former constituency is located in the south-west of the historic county of Middlesex, in what is now West London. It was a division of the county, named after the town of Brentford, on the north (or Middlesex) bank of the River Thames.

Between 1885 and 1918 the area was surrounded by the constituencies of Ealing to the north-east, Kingston to the east, Epsom to the south and Uxbridge to the west and north-west.

In 1965 the town of Brentford became part of the London Borough of Hounslow and Greater London.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1885 Octavius Edward Coope Conservative
1886 by-election James Bigwood Conservative
1906 Vickerman Henzell Rutherford Liberal
1910 Lord Alwyne Compton Conservative
1911 by-election William Joynson-Hicks Conservative
1918 constituency abolished: see Brentford and Chiswick
General Election 1906: Brentford[1]

Electorate 17,153

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Dr. Vickerman Henzell Rutherford 6,506 51.8 n/a
Conservative James Bigwood 6,053 48.2 n/a
Majority 453 3.6 n/a
Turnout 73.2 n/a
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing n/a


  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)