Cardiff (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cardiff
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1542–1918
Number of members one
Replaced by Cardiff Central, Cardiff East and Cardiff South

Cardiff was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Cardiff in South Wales which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons from 1542 until it was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1542-1645[edit]

Parliament Member
1542 John Thomas Bassett
1545 Unknown
1547 John Cock, sat for Calne,
repl.
by Sir Philip Hoby
1553 (Mar)  ?David Evans
1553 (Oct) David Evans
1554 (Apr) David Evans
1554 (Nov) William Colchester
1555 William Herbert
1558 Lleisan Pryce
1559 David Evans
1562/3 Henry Lewes
1571 Henry Morgan
1572 David Roberts
1584 Nicholas Herbert
1586 George Lewis
1588 Gabriel Lewys
1593 David Roberts
1597 Nicholas Hawkins
1601 William Lewis
1604 Matthew Davies
1614 Matthew Davies
1621 William Herbert
1624 William Price
1625 William Price
1626 William Price
1628 Lewis Morgan
1629-1640 No Parliaments summoned
1640 William Herbert
killed at Battle of Edgehill 1642
1642-1645 Not represented

MPs 1645–1832[edit]

Year Member Party
1645 Algernon Sidney
1653 Not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 John Price
1656 John Price
1659 John Price
1660 Bussy Mansell
Double return, Herbert Evans disallowed
1661 Sir Richard Lloyd

Elected to sit for Radnorshire

1661 William Bassett

Election voided by Parliament on petition

1661 Robert Thomas
1679 Feb Robert Thomas
1679 Sep Robert Thomas
1681 Bussy Mansell
1685 Francis Gwyn
1689 Thomas Mansel Tory
1698 Sir Edward Stradling, Bt
1701 Thomas Mansel
1706 Sir John Aubrey, Bt
1710 Sir Edward Stradling, Bt
1722 Edward Stradling
1727 Bussy Mansel Tory
1734 Herbert Windsor
1739 Herbert Mackworth
1741 Herbert Mackworth
1747 Herbert Mackworth
1754 Herbert Mackworth
1761 Herbert Mackworth
1766 Herbert Mackworth
1768 Herbert Mackworth
1774 Herbert Mackworth
1780 Sir Herbert Mackworth
1784 Sir Herbert Mackworth
1790 Lord Mount Stuart Tory
1794 Lord Evelyn Stuart Tory
1802 Lord William Stuart Tory
1814 Lord Evelyn Stuart Tory
1818 Lord Patrick Crichton-Stuart
1820 Wyndham Lewis
1826 Lord Patrick Crichton-Stuart
1832 Franchise extended under Reform Act 1832

MPs 1832–1918[edit]

Election Member Party
1832 John Iltyd Nicholl Conservative
1852 Walter Coffin Whig
1857 James Crichton-Stuart Whig
1880 Sir Edward James Reed Liberal
1895 James Mackenzie Maclean Unionist
1900 Sir Edward James Reed Liberal
1906 Ivor Guest Liberal
1910 (Jan) David Alfred Thomas Liberal
1910 (Dec) Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart Unionist
1915 by-election Sir James Cory, 1st Baronet Conservative
1918 constituency abolished:
see Cardiff Central, Cardiff East and Cardiff South

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Cardiff [1]

Electorate 12,605

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Edward James Reed 5,569
Conservative Henry Harben 5,429
Majority 140
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
Cardiff by-election, 1886 [2]

Electorate 12,605

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Edward James Reed 5,708
Conservative John Talbot Dillwyn-Llewelyn 4,845
Majority 863
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1886: Cardiff [3]

Electorate 12,605

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Edward James Reed 5,307
Liberal Unionist Hon. H R Brand 4,965
Majority 342
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Cardiff [4]

Electorate 16,886

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Edward James Reed 7,226
Liberal Unionist John Gunn 6,540
Majority 686
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1895: Cardiff [5]

Electorate 19,358

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Mackenzie Maclean 8,386
Liberal Sir Edward James Reed 7,562
Majority 824
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Cardiff [6]

Electorate 22,361

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Edward James Reed 9,342 52.2
Conservative Joseph Lawrence 8,541 47.8
Majority 801
Turnout 80.0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Ivor Guest
General Election 1906: Cardiff Boroughs[7]

Electorate 27,057

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hon. Ivor Churchill Guest 12,434 56.9
Liberal Unionist Sir James Fortescue-Flannery 9,429 43.1
Majority 3,005 13.8
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

D. A. Thomas
General Election January 1910: Cardiff Boroughs [8]

Electorate 24,723

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Alfred Thomas 13,207 53.1
Conservative Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart 11,652 46.9
Majority 1,555 6.2
Turnout 86.5
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Cardiff [9]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart 12,181 50.6
Liberal Sir Clarendon Golding Hyde 11,882 49.4
Majority 299 1.2
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Cardiff by-election, 1915 [10]

Electorate 32,000

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist James Herbert Cory unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  10. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)

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