Flintshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||East Flintshire and West Flintshire|
Flintshire was a parliamentary constituency in North-East Wales which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1542 until it was abolished for the 1950 general election.
From its creation in 1542 until 1918, the constituency consisted of the historic county of Flintshire in north-east Wales. The seat should not be confused with the borough constituency of Flint or Flint Boroughs, which existed from the sixteenth century until 1918.
In 1889 an administrative county of Flintshire was created. This formed the basis of the constituency which existed from 1918 until 1950, when the county was split between East and West divisions.
Members of Parliament
|1545||Peter Mostyn |
|1547||George Wood |
|1553 (Mar)||Sir Thomas Hanmer |
|1553 (Oct)||Robert Massey |
|1554 (Apr)||William Mostyn |
|1554 (Nov)||William Mostyn |
|1555||Robert Massey |
|1558||John Conway |
|1562/3||George Ravenscroft |
|1571||John Griffith |
|1572||William Mostyn, died
and replaced Feb 1577 by Thomas Mostyn 
|1584||John Hope |
|1586||William Ravenscroft |
|1588||Roger Puleston |
|1593||Thomas Hanmer |
|1597||William Ravenscroft |
|1601||William Ravenscroft |
|1621||Sir Roger Mostyn|
|1624||Sir John Hanmer, 1st Baronet died
and replaced 1624 by Sir John Trevor
|1625||Sir John Trevor|
|1629–1640||No Parliaments summoned|
|1640||John Mostyn, disabled 1643|
|1653||Flintshire not represented in Barebones Parliament|
|Year||First Member||Second Member|
|Two members in first and second Protectorate Parliaments|
|1654||John Trevor||Andrew Ellice|
|1656||John Trevor||Sir John Glynne|
Elections in the 1910s
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 from 1914 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;
- Liberal: Herbert Lewis.
The constituency was then merged with Flint Boroughs;
|General Election 1918
- denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.
Elections in the 1920s
|General Election 1922
|Liberal||Thomas Henry Parry||16,854|
|Unionist||A L Jones||15,080|
|Labour||Rev. D G Jones||6,163|
|General Election 1923
|Liberal||Thomas Henry Parry||19,609|
|Unionist||Ernest Handforth Goodman Roberts||14,926|
|General Election 1924
|Unionist||Ernest Handforth Goodman Roberts||19,054|
|Liberal||Thomas Henry Parry||14,169||34.5|
|Labour||Rev. D G Jones||7,821||19.1|
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing|
|General Election 1929
|Unionist||Ernest Handforth Goodman Roberts||19,536||35.0|
|Labour||Cyril O Jones||12,310||22.0|
|Liberal gain from Unionist||Swing|
Elections in the 1930s
|General Election 1931
|Liberal National||Frederick Llewellyn-Jones||40,405|
|Labour||Miss F Edwards||16,158|
|Liberal National hold||Swing|
|General Election 1935
|Liberal||John Emlyn Emlyn-Jones||16,536||27.9|
|Labour||Cyril O Jones||16,131||27.2|
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; Conservative: Gwilym Rowlands, Liberal: Labour: WJ Rees.
|General Election 1945: Flintshire |
|Conservative||Lt-Col. Evelyn Nigel Chetwode Birch||27,800||38.8|
|Labour||Eirene Lloyd Jones||26,761||37.4|
|Liberal||John William Hughes||17,007||23.8|
Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 525. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 476. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 555. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
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