East Denbighshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Denbighshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Denbigh and Wrexham
Created from Denbighshire

East Denbighshire, formally called the Eastern Division of Denbighshire, was a county constituency in Denbighshire, in Wales. 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.

History[edit]

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, when the two-member Denbighshire constituency was divided into Eastern and Western divisions. It was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Sir George Osborne Morgan, Bt Liberal
1897 by-election Samuel Moss Liberal
1906 by-election Edward George Hemmerde Liberal
Dec. 1910 Edward Thomas John Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

George Morgan
General Election 1885: East Denbighshire [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. George Osborne Morgan 3,831 52.7 n/a
Conservative Sir Herbert Lloyd Watkin Williams-Wynn 3,438 47.3 n/a
Majority 393 5.4 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: East Denbighshire [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. George Osborne Morgan 3,536 50.2
Conservative Sir Herbert Lloyd Watkin Williams-Wynn 3,510 49.8
Majority 26 0.4
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: East Denbighshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. George Osborne Morgan 4,189 55.0
Conservative Sir Herbert Lloyd Watkin Williams-Wynn 3,423 45.0
Majority 766 10.0
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
Sir G.O. Morgan
General Election 1895: East Denbighshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir George Osborne Morgan 4,899 61.1
Conservative Henry St John Digby Raikes 3,115 38.9
Majority 1,784 22.2
Turnout 83.5
Liberal hold Swing
East Denbighshire by-election, 1897[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Samuel Moss 5,175 64.5
Conservative Hon. George Thomas Kenyon 2,848 35.5
Majority 2,327 29.0
Turnout 84.4
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Samuel Moss
General Election 1900: East Denbighshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Samuel Moss unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1906: East Denbighshire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Samuel Moss unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
E.G. Hemmerde
East Denbighshire by-election, 1906[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward George Hemmerde 5,917 65.4
Conservative Arthur Sackville Trevor Griffith-Boscawen 3,126 34.6
Majority 2,791 30.8
Turnout 80.9
Liberal hold Swing
East Denbighshire by-election, 1909[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward George Hemmerde 6,265 63.9
Liberal Unionist Sir Foster Hugh Egerton Cunliffe 3,544 36.1
Majority 2,721 27.8
Turnout 84.1
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: East Denbighshire [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward George Hemmerde 6,865 67.4
Conservative D Rhys 3,321 32.6
Majority 3544 34.8
Turnout 85.5
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: East Denbighshire [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Thomas John 6,449
Conservative Alfred Hood 3,186
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

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;

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)
  11. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  12. ^ Liverpool Echo 6 Jul 1914