East Gloucestershire (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||Two|
East Gloucestershire, formally the Eastern division of Gloucestershire and often referred to as Gloucestershire Eastern, was a parliamentary constituency in Gloucestershire, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) using the bloc vote system.
Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, East Gloucestershire was abolished from the 1885 election, when the former eastern and western divisions were replaced by several new single-seat county divisions: Cirencester, Forest of Dean, Stroud, Thornbury and Tewkesbury.
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 Members of Parliament
- 3 Election results
- 3.1 Elections off the 1830s
- 3.2 Election of 5 July 1841
- 3.3 Election of 27 February 1847
- 3.4 Election of 1852
- 3.5 By-election of 9 January 1854
- 3.6 By-election of 19 December 1854
- 3.7 Election of 1857
- 3.8 Election of 1859
- 3.9 By-election of 12 July 1864
- 3.10 Election of 1865
- 3.11 By-election of 11 March 1872
- 3.12 Election of 1874
- 3.13 Election of 1880
- 4 References
The qualification to vote in county elections, in the period when this constituency operated, was to be a 40 shilling freeholder.
The parliamentary borough constituencies of Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester, Stroud, and Tewkesbury were all located in East Gloucestershire. Qualified freeholders from those boroughs could vote in the county division. Bristol was a "county of itself", so its freeholders qualified to vote in the borough, not in any county division.
Members of Parliament
- Died 23 July 1834.
- Died 24 June 1864.
- Succeeded as the 8th Duke of Beaufort, 17 November 1853.
- Died 29 November 1854.
- Vacated seat 1872.
Elections off the 1830s
|General Election 21 December 1832: East Gloucestershire (2 seats)|
|Whig||Sir Berkeley Guise||3,311||N/A|
|Tory||Christopher William Codrington||2,672||N/A|
|Turnout||9,167 (5,753 voted)||N/A|
- Death of Guise, on 23 July 1834
|By-Election 7 August 1834: East Gloucestershire|
|Tory||Christopher William Codrington||2,779||N/A|
|Tory gain from Whig||Swing||N/A|
Election of 5 July 1841
Election of 27 February 1847
Election of 1852
- Sir Christopher William Codrington
- Marquess of Worcester (succeeded as Duke of Beaufort 17 November 1853)
By-election of 9 January 1854
- Sir Michael Hicks Hicks Beach (died 29 November 1854)
By-election of 19 December 1854
Election of 1857
Election of 1859
By-election of 12 July 1864
Election of 1865
By-election of 11 March 1872
Election of 1874
Election of 1880
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Macmillan Press 1977)
- The Parliaments of England by Henry Stooks Smith (1st edition published in three volumes 1844-50), second edition edited (in one volume) by F.W.S. Craig (Political Reference Publications 1973))
- Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume I 1832-1885, edited by M. Stenton (The Harvester Press 1976)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]