Hyde (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°26′49″N 2°04′55″W / 53.447°N 2.082°W / 53.447; -2.082

Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Cheshire
Major settlements Hyde
Number of members One
Replaced by Stalybridge & Hyde

Hyde was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1918. It was based around the town of Hyde, Cheshire.

From the 1918 general election onwards, the town has been represented in parliament through the constituency of Stalybridge and Hyde.


The constituency, officially Cheshire, Hyde Division, was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 and consisted of the following parishes and townships in north east Cheshire:[1]


The Representation of the People Act 1918 reorganised constituencies throughout Great Britain. The bulk of the Hyde constituency was merged with parliamentary borough of Stalybridge to form the new seat of Stalybridge and Hyde. The Bredbury, Marple and Romiley areas passed to the Macclesfield constituency, while Offerton and Torkington were included in Knutsford.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Thomas Gair Ashton Liberal
1886 Joseph Watson Sidebotham Conservative
1900 Edward Chapman Conservative
1906 Charles Duncan Schwann Liberal
1910 Francis Neilson Liberal
1916 by-election Thomas Owen Jacobsen Liberal
1918 Constituency abolished. See Stalybridge and Hyde


  1. ^ a b F A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.II: Northern England, London, 1991