List of former United Kingdom Parliament constituencies

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This is a list of former Parliamentary constituencies in the United Kingdom, organised by date of abolition. It includes UK Parliamentary constituencies that have been abolished, including those that were later revived, but does not include constituencies that were merely renamed.

The date of creation of a constituency, in some cases, goes back to English and Welsh seats in the Parliament of England and the Scottish constituencies in the Parliament of Great Britain.

In some cases, constituencies in the unreformed House of Commons first received a summons to send representatives to Parliament at a date considerably earlier than the date after which they consistently received a summons. These cases are indicated in a note.

No account is taken, in this article, of the temporary redistribution of constituencies used for the First and Second Protectorate Parliaments in the 1650s. See First Protectorate Parliament for a list of those constituencies.

Constituencies abolished in 2010[edit]

Created Notes
Barnsley West and Penistone 1983
Barnsley East and Mexborough 1997
Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 1997
Blackpool North and Fleetwood 1997
Brent East 1974
Brent South 1974
Eccles 1885
Hammersmith and Fulham 1997
Kensington and Chelsea 1997
Knowsley North and Sefton East 1997
Lancaster and Wyre 1997
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 1983
Normanton 1885
Rugby and Kenilworth 1983
Sheffield Hillsborough 1918
Tyne Bridge 1983
Vale of York 1997

Constituencies abolished in 2005[edit]

The Scottish UK Parliamentary constituencies were reorganised following the creation of the Scottish Parliament, in order to remove the traditional over-representation put in place to compensate for the lack of national representation.

Created Notes
Aberdeen Central 1997
Ayr 1950
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley 1983 Divided between Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock and Central Ayrshire
Coatbridge and Chryston 1997
Clydebank and Milngavie 1983
Clydesdale 1983
Cunninghame North 1983
Cunninghame South 1983
Dumbarton 1983 Divided between Dunbartonshire West and Argyll and Bute
Dumfriesshire 1708
Dunfermline East 1983
Dunfermline West 1983
Eastwood 1983
Edinburgh Central 1885
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh 1997
Edinburgh Pentlands 1950
Falkirk East 1983
Falkirk West 1983
Fife Central 1974
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale 1983
Glasgow Anniesland 1997
Glasgow Baillieston 1997
Glasgow Cathcart 1918
Glasgow Govan 1885
Glasgow Kelvin 1997
Glasgow Maryhill 1918
Glasgow Pollok 1918
Glasgow Rutherglen 1918 Rutherglen 1918 to 1983
Glasgow Rutherglen 1983 to 2005
Glasgow Shettleston 1918
Glasgow Springburn 1918
Greenock and Inverclyde 1997
Hamilton North and Bellshill 1997
Hamilton South 1997
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber 1983
Kirkcaldy 1832
Linlithgow 1708 Linlithgowshire 1708 to 1945
West Lothian 1945 to 1983
Linlithgow 1983 to 2005
Paisley North 1983
Paisley South 1983
Perth 1997
Renfrewshire West (1997 to 2005) 1997 Second creation: first abolished in 1983
Ross, Skye and Inverness West 1997
Roxburgh and Berwickshire 1983

Constituencies abolished in 1997[edit]

The Boundary Commissions' Fourth Periodical Review was completed in 1995. It recommended various changes, although most of the abolitions resulting from these took place in Scotland.

Created Notes
East Angus 1983 Northern half merged with Tayside North and coastal half renamed Angus
Boothferry 1983 Southern section merged with Glanford and Scunthorpe to create Brigg and Goole, middle section merged with southern half of Beverley to create Haltemprice and Howden, northern section merged with northern Bridlington to create Yorkshire East
Bow and Poplar 1983
Bridlington 1950 Majority incorporated into new Beverley and Holderness seat.
Caithness and Sutherland 1918 Merged with part of Ross, Cromarty and Skye to form Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Carmarthen 1542
Chelmsford 1885
Chelsea 1868
Chertsey and Walton 1885
Cirencester and Tewkesbury 1918 Divided into Tewkesbury and Cotswold
Clackmannan 1983 Merged with southern parts of Perth and Kinross to form Ochil
Clwyd North West 1983
Colchester North 1983 Split into Essex North and Colchester
Colchester South and Maldon 1983 Rural parts merged with half of Chelmsford to create Maldon and Chelmsford East, remainder becoming part of Colchester
Coventry South East 1974
Coventry South West 1974
Croydon North East 1955
Croydon North West 1955
Dudley East 1974
Dudley West 1974
East Berkshire 1983
East Lindsey 1983
Fulham (1955 to 1997) 1955 Second creation: first abolished in 1918
Glasgow Garscadden 1974 Replaced by Glasgow Anniesland
Glasgow Central 1885 Recreated 2005
Glasgow Hillhead 1918 Replaced by Glasgow Kelvin
Glasgow Provan 1955
Gloucestershire West 1950 Second creation: first abolished 1885
Replaced by Forest of Dean
Hamilton 1918 Most of constituency became Hamilton South, remainder merged with Motherwell South to become Hamilton North and Bellshill
Hendon North 1945
Hendon South 1945
Holland with Boston 1918 Replaced by Boston and Skegness and South Holland and The Deepings
Kincardine and Deeside 1983 Replaced by West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Langbaurgh 1983 Succeeded by Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Littleborough and Saddleworth 1983
Liverpool Broadgreen 1983
Liverpool Mossley Hill 1983
Mid Staffordshire 1983
Monklands East 1983
Monklands West 1983
Motherwell North 1983
Motherwell South 1983 Most of constituency became part of Hamilton North and Bellshill
New Forest 1885 New Forest and Christchurch from 1918 until 1950. Replaced by New Forest East and New Forest West.
Newham North East 1974 All of constituency became part of East Ham
Newham North West 1974 All of constituency became part of West Ham
Newham South 1974 Bulk of constituency split between East Ham and West Ham with a small part going into Poplar and Canning Town
Norwood 1885
North Bedfordshire 1983
North Hertfordshire 1983
North West Surrey 1974 Succeeded by Surrey Heath
Plymouth Drake (1974 to 1997) 1974 Second creation: first creation 1918 to 1950
Ravensbourne 1974
Richmond and Barnes 1983 Enlarged and renamed Richmond Park
Ross, Cromarty and Skye 1983 Replaced by Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Salford East 1950 Enlarged and renamed Salford
South East Staffordshire 1983 Effectively renamed Tamworth
Southend East 1950 Became Rochford and Southend East
South Hams 1983
South West Cambridgeshire 1983
South West Clwyd 1983
South Worcestershire 1950
Swindon 1918 Split to form Swindon North and Swindon South
Wallsend 1918 Lost its eponymous town with most of the remainder becoming North Tyneside
Wanstead and Woodford 1974
Warley East 1974 Merged with half of Warley West to become Warley
Warley West 1974 Split between Warley and Halesowen and Rowley Regis
West Hertfordshire 1983 succeeded by Hemel Hempstead
Westminster North 1983 Recreated at the 2010 general election
Worthing 1945

Constituencies abolished in 1992[edit]

Due to the rapid expansion the town of Milton Keynes, the Boundary Commission for England exceptionally recommended in 1990, between reviews, that it should be divided between two new constituencies.

Created Notes
Milton Keynes 1983 Split between Milton Keynes South West and North East Milton Keynes

Constituencies abolished in 1983[edit]

The Boundary Commissions' Third Periodical Review was completed in 1983, fourteen years after the previous review. It proposed wider changes than the two earlier reviews and abolished a large number of constituencies, although many constituencies were simply renamed to conform to local government districts created in 1974.

Created Notes
Aberdare 1918
Aberdeenshire East 1950
West Aberdeenshire 1950 Replaced by Kincardine and Deeside
Abertillery 1918
Accrington 1885
North Angus and Mearns 1950
South Angus 1950
Argyll 1708 Argyllshire 1708 to 1950
Argyll 1950 to 1983
Armagh 1922 Split between Newry and Armagh and Upper Bann
Central Ayrshire 1950 Became Cunninghame South but revived in 2005
South Ayrshire 1868 Renamed Carrick,Cumnock and Doon Valley
Banffshire 1708 Merged into Moray and Banff and Buchan
Barkston Ash 1885
Barnsley 1885 Split into Barnsley Central, Barnsley East and Barnsley West and Penistone
Barry 1950 Most of constituency became Vale of Glamorgan
Battersea North 1918 Merged (minus some of Battersea South, which went into Tooting) to form Battersea
Battersea South 1918
Bebington and Ellesmere Port 1974
Bedford 1295
Bedwellty 1918
Beeston 1974 Replaced by Broxtowe
Belper 1918
Bermondsey 1885
Berwick and East Lothian 1950
Birmingham Stechford 1950
Bodmin 1295 Became North Cornwall
Bolton East 1950
Bothwell 1918
Brigg and Scunthorpe 1974
Brighouse and Spenborough 1950
Bristol North East 1950
Bristol South East 1950
Bromsgrove and Redditch 1974
Bury and Radcliffe 1950
Bute and North Ayrshire 1918 Split between Argyll and Bute and Cunninghame North
Cambridgeshire 1918 1st creation 1290-1885
Cardiff North West 1974
Cardiff South East 1950
Carlton 1950
Chester-le-Street 1885
Christchurch and Lymington 1974
Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire 1885
Cleveland and Whitby 1974
Clitheroe 1559
Coatbridge and Airdrie 1950
Colchester 1295
Consett 1918
Dunbartonshire Central 1974
Darwen 1885
Dearne Valley 1950
Denbigh 1542
Doncaster 1885
Dorking 1950 Succeeded by Mole Valley
Dover and Deal 1974
Dunfermline 1918
East Dunbartonshire 1950 Revived in 2005
East Grinstead 1885 Second creation: first abolished in 1832
East Hertfordshire 1955
Ebbw Vale 1918
Edinburgh North 1918
Essex South East 1955 Second creation: first creation 1885 to 1945
Replaced by Castle Point
Eton and Slough 1945
Eye 1571 replaced by Central Suffolk
Farnham 1918 Succeeded by Surrey South West
Farnworth 1885
Fife East 1885
Flintshire East 1950
Flintshire West 1950
Fylde North 1950
Fylde South 1950
Gateshead West 1950
Glasgow Craigton 1955
Glasgow Kelvingrove 1918
Glasgow Queen's Park 1974
Gloucestershire South 1950
Goole 1950
Gravesend 1868
Hackney Central 1885 Abolished 1950-1955
Haltemprice 1950
Hammersmith North 1918 Replaced by Hammersmith
Handsworth 1885
Harrow Central 1950
Hemel Hempstead 1918 Renamed West Hertfordshire
Revived 1997
Hitchin 1885
Holborn and St Pancras South 1950
Horncastle 1885
Horsham and Crawley 1974 Split into Horsham and Crawley
Howden 1955
Huddersfield East 1950
Huddersfield West 1950
Huntingdonshire 1918 1st creation 1290-1885
Huyton 1950
Ilkeston 1885
Ince 1885
Isle of Ely 1918 Succeeded by North East Cambridgeshire
Islington Central 1974
Kidderminster 1832 Succeeded by Wyre Forest
Kilmarnock 1918 Merged into Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Kingston-upon-Hull Central 1974 Second creation: first creation 1885 to 1955
Kinross and Western 1918
Knutsford 1885
Lambeth Central 1974
Lanark 1918 Second creation: first creation 1708 to 1832
Leeds South 1885
Leeds South East 1918
Leek 1885 Succeeded by Staffordshire Moorlands
Lichfield and Tamworth 1950
Liverpool Edge Hill 1918
Liverpool Kirkdale 1885
Liverpool Scotland Exchange 1974
Liverpool Toxteth 1950
Liverpool Wavertree 1918
Louth (Lincolnshire) 1885
Lowestoft 1885
Luton East 1974
Luton West 1974
Maldon 1332
Manchester Ardwick 1918
Manchester Moss Side 1918
Manchester Openshaw 1955
Melton 1885
Middleton and Prestwich 1918
Mid Oxfordshire 1974
Moray and Nairn 1918 Split into Moray and Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Morpeth 1553
Motherwell and Wishaw 1974 Split into Motherwell North and Motherwell South. Revived in 1997.
Nantwich 1955
Nelson and Colne 1918
Newcastle-upon-Tyne West 1918
Newport (Monmouthshire) 1918 Split into Newport East and Newport West
Newton (Lancashire) 1885 Second creation: first abolished in 1832
North Lanarkshire 1918 Second creation: first creation 1868 to 1885
North Somerset 1950 Second creation: first creation 1885 to 1918
Northwich 1885
Nottingham West 1885
Oldham East 1950
Ormskirk 1885
Oswestry 1885
Oxford 1295 Split into Oxford West and Abingdon and Oxford East
Paddington 1974
Paisley 1832 Split into Paisley North and Paisley South
Penistone 1918
Petersfield 1547 First represented 1307
Pontypool 1918
Preston North 1950
Preston South 1950
Reading North 1974 Second creation: first creation 1950 to 1955
Reading South 1974 Second creation: first creation 1950 to 1955
Renfrewshire East 1885 Revived 2005
Ripon 1530 First represented 1295
Rochester and Chatham 1950
Rugby 1885
Runcorn 1950
Ross and Cromarty 1832
Rye 1955 Second creation: first abolished in 1950
St Helens 1885 Split into St Helens North and St Helens South
St Marylebone 1918
St Pancras North 1885
Salford West 1885
Sheffield Park 1918 Replaced by Sheffield Central
Sidcup 1974
South Bedfordshire 1950
South East Derbyshire 1950
South Hertfordshire 1974
South West Staffordshire 1974
Sowerby 1885
Stepney and Poplar 1974
Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth 1974
Stockport North 1950 Merged to form Stockport
Stockport South 1950 Merged to form Stockport (UK Parliament constituency)
Stockton 1950
Stoke Newington and Hackney North 1950
Stratford 1918
Sudbury and Woodbridge 1950
Thanet East 1974
Thanet West 1974
Thirsk and Malton 1885
Thornaby 1974
Totnes 1885 Second creation: first abolished 1868
Revived again in 1997
Warrington 1832 Split into Warrington North and Warrington South
West Devon 1974
West Dunbartonshire 1950 Replaced by Dumbarton (UK Parliament constituency), revived 2005
Westhoughton 1885
West Lothian 1945 Split into Livingston and Linlithgow
West Stirlingshire 1945
Whitehaven 1832 Replaced by Copeland
Widnes 1885 Replaced by Halton
Wirral 1885 Split into Wirral South and Wirral West
Wood Green 1918
Woolwich East 1918 Reunited to form Woolwich
Woolwich West 1918

Constituencies abolished in 1974[edit]

The Boundary Commissions' Second Periodical Review was completed in 1969, but not implemented until the February 1974 election. Many of the constituencies it abolished were in inner city areas, which were losing population.

Created Notes
Arundel and Shoreham 1950 Split into Arundel and Shoreham
Barons Court 1955 Divided between Fulham and Hammersmith North
Bexley 1945
Billericay 1950 Revived 1983
Bilston 1918
Birmingham All Saints 1955
Birmingham Aston 1918
Bradford East 1885
Brierley Hill 1950
Bristol Central 1918
Brixton 1885
Bromley 1918
Chigwell 1955
Clapham 1885
Coventry East 1945
Coventry North 1950
Coventry South 1950 revived 1997
Croydon South 1955 largely renamed Croydon Central, new Croydon South created further south
Dudley 1832 Split into Dudley East and Dudley West
Ealing South 1950
East Ham North 1918
East Ham South 1918
Enfield East 1950
Enfield West 1950
Epping 1885
Fife West 1885
Glasgow Bridgeton 1885
Glasgow Gorbals 1918
Glasgow Woodside 1950
Heston and Isleworth 1945
Hull North 1950 Strictly Kingston-upon-Hull North. Revived 1983
Islington East 1885
Islington Southwest 1950
Kensington North 1885
Kensington South 1885
King's Lynn 1298
Leicester North East 1950 Reformed as Leicester East, Leicester South and Leicester West
Leicester North West 1950
Leicester South East 1950
Leicester South West 1950
Lewisham North 1950
Lewisham South 1950
Luton 1885 Split into Luton East and Luton West
Manchester Cheetham 1950
Manchester Exchange 1918
Merton and Morden 1950
Middlesbrough East 1918
Middlesbrough West 1918
Norfolk Central 1950
Northampton 1295 Split into Northampton North and Northampton South
Nottingham Central 1918
Nottingham South 1885 Revived 1983
Paddington North 1885 Merged into Paddington
Paddington South 1885
Poplar 1950 Second creation. First creation 1885 to 1918
Portsmouth Langstone 1950
Portsmouth West 1950
Reading 1955 1st creation 1295-1950
Rhondda East 1918
Rhondda West 1918
Rowley Regis and Tipton 1950
Sedgefield 1918 Revived 1983
Smethwick 1918
South Buckinghamshire 1950
South Northamptonshire 1950 Second creation. First creation 1832 to 1918
Southwark 1950 1st creation 1295-1885
Tavistock 1330 First represented 1295
Torquay 1885
Torrington 1950
Walthamstow East 1918 Merged into Walthamstow
Walthamstow West 1918
Wandsworth Central 1918
Wednesbury 1868
Wembley North 1945
Wembley South 1945
West Bromwich 1885 Split into West Bromwich East and West Bromwich West
West Ham North 1950 Second creation. First creation 1885 to 1918
West Ham South 1950 Second creation. First creation 1885 to 1918
Willesden East 1918
Willesden West 1918

Constituencies abolished in 1955[edit]

The Boundary Commissions completed their First Periodical Reviews in 1954, as required by the 1944 Act. These reviews controversially recommended further abolitions and creations, including the abolition of some constituencies created only in 1950.

Created Notes
Beverley 1950 1st creation 1563-1870; 3rd creation 1983-97
Birmingham Erdington 1918 Revived 1974
Blackburn East 1950 Reunited as Blackburn
Blackburn West 1950
Bradford Central 1885
Broxtowe 1918 Revived 1983
Croydon East 1950
Croydon North 1918
Croydon West 1950
Droylsden 1950
Fulham East 1918 Divided between Fulham and Barons Court
Fulham West 1918
King's Norton 1918
Glasgow Camlachie 1885
Glasgow Tradeston 1885
Hackney South 1885
Hammersmith South 1918
Hull Central 1885 Strictly Kingston-upon-Hull Central. Revived 1974-1983
Leeds Central 1885 Revived 1983
Leeds North 1885
Manchester Clayton 1918
Midlothian and Peebles 1950
Mile End 1885
Nottingham East (1950 to 1955) 1885 Revived 1974
Nottingham North West 1950
Reading North (1950 to 1955) 1950 Revived 1974 to 1983
Reading South (1950 to 1955) 1950 Revived 1974 to 1983
Sheffield Neepsend 1950
Walsall 1832 Split into Walsall North and Walsall South

Constituencies abolished in 1950[edit]

The Boundary Commissions completed their Initial Review of Parliamentary Constituencies in 1947. This recommended a number of changes in order that the populations of constituencies ordinarily varied no more than 25% from an electoral quota.

Created Notes
Aberdeen and Kincardine East 1918
Aberdeen and Kincardine Central 1918
Antrim 1922 Second creation: first creation 1801 to 1885
Split into Antrim North and Antrim South
Ayr District of Burghs 1708 Components, as defined 1918, merged into Ayr, Bute and North Ayrshire and Central Ayrshire
Balham and Tooting 1918
Barnard Castle 1885 Divided between Bishop Auckland and Durham North West
Barnstaple 1295
Bermondsey West 1918
Berwickshire and Haddingtonshire 1918 Renamed Berwickshire and East Lothian 1950-74 and Berwick and East Lothian 1974-83
Bethnal Green North East 1885
Bethnal Green South West 1885
Bewdley 1605
Birkenhead East 1918
Birkenhead West 1918
Birmingham Acock's Green 1945
Birmingham Deritend 1918
Birmingham Duddeston 1918
Birmingham West 1885
Blackburn 1832 2nd creation from 1955
Bolton 1832
Bournemouth 1918
Bow and Bromley 1885
Brighton 1832
Bristol East 1885 2nd creation from 1983
Bristol North 1885
Bucklow 1945
Buckrose 1885 Divied between Bridlington and Beverley
Burslem 1918
Caernarvonshire 1918 1st creation 1542-1885
Camberwell North 1885
Camberwell North West 1918
Cambridge University 1604
Cardiff Central 1918 2nd creation from 1983
Cardiff East 1918
Cardiff South 1918
Clay Cross 1918
Combined English Universities 1918
Combined Scottish Universities 1918
Coventry West 1945
Croydon South 1918 2nd creation from 1955
Daventry 1918 2nd creation from 1974
Derby 1295
Down 1922 Second creation: first creation from 1801 to 1885
Split into Down North and Down South
Dumbarton Burghs 1918 Split between Dunbartonshire East and Dunbartonshire West.
Dunbartonshire 1708 Split between Dunbartonshire East and Dunbartonshire West
Dundee 1832 Split into Dundee East and Dundee West
Ealing East 1945
Ealing West 1945
East Dorset 1885
East Toxteth 1885
Eddisbury 1885 2nd creation 1983
Elland 1885 A large part went to the new Brighouse and Spenborough constituency
Enfield 1885 Split into Enfield East and Enfield West
Essex South East 1885 Revived 1955-1983
Evesham 1604 First represented 1295
Fermanagh and Tyrone 1922 Divided between Fermanagh and South Tyrone and Mid Ulster
Flintshire 1542 Split into Flintshire East and Flintshire West
Forest of Dean 1885 2nd creation 1997
Forfarshire 1708 Divided between South Angus and Angus North and Mearns (both abolished 1983)
Frome 1832
Fylde 1918 Divided between Fylde North, Fylde South, Preston North, Preston South and Clitheroe
A new Fylde was created in 1983
Gateshead 1832 Split into Gateshead East and Gateshead West
Glasgow Partick 1885
Glasgow St Rollox 1885
Hackney Central 1885 2nd creation 1955-83
Hackney North 1885
Hanley 1885
Holderness 1885
Howdenshire 1885
Huddersfield 1832 2nd creation from 1983
Hull North West 1918 Strictly Kingston-upon-Hull North-West
Hull South West 1918 Strictly Kingston-upon-Hull South-West
Islington South 1885
Islington West 1885
Kennington 1885
Kincardine and Aberdeenshire West 1918
Kingswinford 1885
Lambeth North 1885
Leicester East 1918 2nd creation from 1974
Leicester South 1918 2nd creation from 1974
Leicester West 1918 2nd creation from 1974
Lewisham East 1918 2nd creation from 1974
Leyton East 1918
Leyton West 1918
Limehouse 1885
Liverpool Everton 1885
Liverpool Fairfield 1918
Liverpool West Toxteth 1885
Llandaff and Barry 1918
London City (of) 1298 Merged into Cities of London and Westminster
London University 1868
Lonsdale 1918 Divided between Morecambe and Lonsdale and Lancaster
Manchester Hulme 1918
Manchester Platting 1918
Manchester Rusholme 1918
Montrose District of Burghs 1832 Divided between Angus South and North Angus and Mearns
Norfolk East 1885 1st creation 1832-68
North Cumberland 1918 Merged into Penrith and the Border
Norwich 1298 Split into Norwich North and Norwich South
Oldham 1832 Split into Oldham East and Oldham West
Oxford University 1604
Penrith and Cockermouth 1918 Divided between Penrith and the Border and Workington
Penryn and Falmouth 1832 Renamed (Penryn from 1547)
Plaistow 1918
Plymouth Drake 1918 Divided between Plymouth Devonport and Plymouth Sutton. 2nd creation 1974-97.
Poplar South 1918
Portsmouth Central 1918
Portsmouth North (1918 to 1950) 1918 2nd creation from 1974
Preston 1529 First represented 1295. Split into Preston North and Preston South. Reunited 1983
Queen's University Belfast 1918
Reading 1295 Split into Reading North and Reading South. Reunited 1955-74
Rotherhithe 1885
Rothwell 1918
Royton 1918
Rye 1366 2nd creation 1955-83
St Pancras South East 1918
St Pancras South West 1918
Salford North 1885
Salford South 1885
Seaham 1918
Sheffield Central 1885 2nd creation from 1983
Sheffield Ecclesall 1885
Silvertown 1918
South Derbyshire 1832 2nd creation from 1983
Southend 1918 Split into Southend West and Southend East.
Southampton 1295
South Molton 1885
Southwark Central 1918
Southwark North 1918
Southwark South East 1918
Spennymoor 1918
Spen Valley 1885
Stockport 1832 2nd creation from 1983
Stoke 1918
Stourbridge 1918 2nd creation in 1997
Sunderland 1832
Thornbury 1885
Tottenham North 1918
Tottenham South 1918
University of Wales 1918
Upton 1918
Wansbeck 1885 2nd creation from 1983
Waterloo 1918
Wentworth 1918 2nd creation from 1983
Westminster Abbey 1918 Merged into Cities of London and Westminster
Westminster, St George's 1918 Merged into Cities of London and Westminster
Whitechapel and St George's 1918
Wolverhampton East 1885
Wolverhampton West 1885

Constituencies abolished in 1945[edit]

The House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1944 established four Boundary Commissions. Their first task was to review the largest constituencies in the country and recommend division as appropriate. Many of these constituencies were in the population growth areas around London.

Created Notes
Blackpool 1885 Split into Blackpool North and Blackpool South
Coventry 1470 First represented 1298
Ealing 1885
Harrow 1885 Split into Harrow East and Harrow West
Hendon 1918 Split into Hendon North and Hendon South. Reunited 1997
Ilford 1918 Split into Ilford North and Ilford South
Tamworth 1563 Revived 1997

Constituencies abolished in 1922[edit]

The Government of Ireland Act 1920 provided for a reduced representation from the whole of Ireland. As a result of the Anglo-Irish Treaty and subsequent legislation Southern Ireland became the Irish Free State and ceased to have representation in the House of Commons and only the complete reworking of constituencies in Northern Ireland took effect.

Created Notes
Antrim East 1885 Merged to form Antrim
Antrim Mid 1885
Antrim North 1885
Antrim South 1885
Armagh Mid 1885 Merged to form Armagh
Armagh North 1885
Armagh South 1885
Belfast Cromac 1918 Redistributed between:
Belfast North
Belfast East
Belfast South
and Belfast West
Belfast Duncairn 1918
Belfast Falls 1918
Belfast Ormeau 1918
Belfast Pottinger 1918
Belfast St Anne's 1918
Belfast Shankill 1918
Belfast Victoria 1918
Belfast Woodvale 1918
Cavan East 1885 Left Union
Cavan West 1885 Left Union
Clare East 1885 Left Union
Clare West 1885 Left Union
Connemara 1885 Left Union
Cork City 1801 Left Union
County Carlow 1801 Left Union
County Cork East 1885 Left Union
County Cork Mid 1885 Left Union
County Cork North 1885 Left Union
County Cork North East 1885 Left Union
County Cork South 1885 Left Union
County Cork South East 1885 Left Union
County Cork West 1885 Left Union
County Dublin North 1885 Left Union
County Dublin South 1885 Left Union
County Galway East 1885 Left Union
County Galway North 1885 Left Union
County Galway South 1885 Left Union
County Kilkenny North 1885 Left Union
County Kilkenny South 1885 Left Union
County Limerick East 1885 Left Union
County Limerick West 1885 Left Union
County Londonderry North 1885 Merged with Londonderry City to form Londondery
County Londonderry South 1885
County Sligo North 1885 Left Union
County Sligo South 1885 left Union
County Waterford 1918 2nd creation - previously 1801-85. Left Union
County Wexford North 1885 Left Union
County Wexford South 1885 Left Union
County Louth 1918 Left Union
Donegal East 1885 Left Union
Donegal North 1885 Left Union
Donegal South 1885 Left Union
Donegal West 1885 Left Union
Down East 1885 Merged to form Down
Down Mid 1918
Down North 1885
Down South 1885
Down West 1885
Dublin Clontarf 1918 Left Union
Dublin College Green 1885 Left Union
Dublin Harbour 1885 Left Union
Dublin St James's 1918 Left Union
Dublin St Michan's 1918 Left Union
Dublin St Patrick's 1885 Left Union
Dublin St Stephen's Green 1885 Left Union
Dublin University 1801 Left Union
Fermanagh North 1885 Merged with Tyrone North-East, Tyrone North-West and Tyrone South to form Fermanagh and Tyrone
Fermanagh South 1885
Kerry East 1885 Left Union
Kerry North 1885 Left Union
Kerry South 1885 Left Union
Kerry West 1885 Left Union
Kildare North 1885 Left Union
Kildare South 1885 Left Union
King's County 1918 2nd creation - previously 1801-85. Left Union
Leitrim 1918 2nd creation - previously 1801-85. Left Union
Limerick City 1801 Left Union
Londonderry City 1801 Merged with County Londonderry North and County Londonderry South to form Londondery
Longford 1918 2nd creation - previously 1801-85. Left Union
Mayo East 1885 Left Union
Mayo North 1885 Left Union
Mayo South 1885 Left Union
Mayo West 1885 Left Union
Meath North 1885 Left Union
Meath South 1885 Left Union
Monaghan North 1885 Left Union
Monaghan South 1885 Left Union
National University of Ireland 1918 Left Union
Pembroke (Co Dublin) 1918 Left Union
Queen's County 1918 2nd creation - previously 1801-85. Left Union
Rathmines 1918 Left Union
Roscommon North 1885 Left Union
Roscommon South 1885 Left Union
Tipperary East 1885 Left Union
Tipperary Mid 1885 Left Union
Tipperary South 1885 Left Union
Tyrone North-East 1918 Merged with Fermanagh North and Fermanagh South to form Fermanagh and Tyrone
Tyrone North-West 1918
Tyrone South 1885
Waterford City 1801 Left Union
Westmeath 1918 2nd creation - previously 1801-85. Left Union
Wicklow East 1885 Left Union
Wicklow West 1885 Left Union

Constituencies abolished in 1918[edit]

The Representation of the People Act 1918, in addition to finally enfranchising women, provided for a redistribution of seats with the aim of equalising electorates, particularly where these had changed significantly since 1885. Many smaller seats were abolished, while some larger ones were divided.

Created Notes
Aberdeenshire Eastern 1868 Divided between Aberdeen and Kincardine East and Aberdeen and Kincardine Central (both abolished 1950)
Aberdeenshire Western 1868 Divided between Aberdeen and Kincardine Central, Aberdeen and Kincardine East and Kincardine and Aberdeenshire West (all abolished 1950)
Andover 1586 First represented in 1295
Appleby 1295 Merged into Westmorland
Arfon 1885
Ashburton 1885 2nd creation. Previously 1640-1868.
Aston Manor 1885
Ayrshire North 1868 Divided between Bute and Northern Ayrshire and Kilmarnock
Battersea 1885 Divided between Battersea North and Battersea South
A new Battersea was created 1983
Belfast East 1885 Reestablished 1922
Belfast North 1885 Reestablished 1922
Belfast South 1885 Reestablished 1922
Belfast West 1885 Reestablished 1922
Bermondsey 1885 Split into Rotherhithe and Bermondsey West
Later reunited.
Biggleswade 1885
Birkenhead 1861 Split into Birkenhead East and Birkenhead West
Reunited 1950
Birmingham Bordesley 1885
Birmingham Central 1885
Birmingham East 1885
Birmingham Moseley 1885
Birmingham North 1885
Birmingham South 1885
Birr 1885 Merged to form King's County
Blackfriars and Hutchesontown 1885
Boston 1547
Bradford West 1885 Revived 1955
Buteshire 1708 Merged into Bute and Northern Ayrshire
Caithness 1708 Merged with Sutherland and parts of Wick District of Burghs to form Caithness and Sutherland (abolished 1997)
Cardiff 1542 Split into Cardiff Central, Cardiff East and Cardiff South
Chesterton 1885
Christchurch 1571
Clackmannan and Kinross 1832 Divided between Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire, Kinross and West Perthshire and Perth
Cockermouth 1640 First represented 1295. Divided between Workington and Penrith and Cockermouth
County Louth North 1885
County Louth South 1885
County Waterford East 1885
County Waterford West 1885
Cricklade 1295
Croydon 1885 Split into Croydon North and Croydon South
Droitwich 1554 First represented 1295
Dumfries District of Burghs 1708 Components merged into Dumfriesshire and Galloway
East Carmarthenshire 1885
East Denbighshire 1885
East Glamorganshire 1885
East Northamptonshire 1885
East Somerset 1832
East Worcestershire 1832
Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities 1868
Egremont 1885 Merged into Whitehaven
Eifion 1885
Elgin Burghs 1708
Elginshire and Nairnshire 1832
Eskdale 1885 Divided between North Cumberland and Workington
Falkirk District of Burghs 1708 Divided between Stirling and Falkirk District of Burghs, Hamilton, Lanark and Linlithgowshire
Finsbury Central 1885
Finsbury East 1885
Flint 1542
Fulham (1885 to 1918) 1885 Divided into Fulham East and Fulham West (both abolished 1955)
A new Fulham was created in 1955
Galway Borough 1801
Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities 1868
Glasgow College 1885
Haddingtonshire 1708
Haggerston 1885
Hallamshire 1885
Hammersmith 1885 Second creation 1983-97
Hawick 1868
Holmfirth 1885
Hoxton 1885
Hull West 1885 Strictly Kingston-upon-Hull West. 2nd creation 1955-97.
Huntingdon 1295
Hyde 1885 Merged with Stalybridge to form Stalybridge and Hyde
Inverness-shire 1708
Kendal 1832 Merged into Westmorland
Kilkenny City 1801
Kilmarnock District of Burghs 1832 Components merged into Dumbarton District of Burghs, Kilmarnock, Renfrewshire East, Renfrewshire West and Rutherglen
Kincardineshire 1708 Merged into Kincardine and Western Aberdeenshire (abolished 1950)
Kirkcudbright 1708
Launceston 1295
Leeds East 1885 2nd creation from 1955.
Leicester 1295
Leith District of Burghs 1832 Divided into Edinburgh Leith and Edinburgh East
Leix 1885 Merged to form Queen's County
Lewisham 1885
Liverpool Abercromby 1885
Longford North 1885
Longford South 1885
Manchester East 1885
Manchester North 1885
Manchester North East 1885
Manchester North West 1885
Manchester South 1885
Manchester South West 1885
Marlborough 1295 Per constituency article, abolished 1885
Marylebone East 1885
Marylebone West 1885
Medway 1885 2nd creation from 1983
Merthyr Tydfil 1832 2nd creation 1950-83
Mid County Durham 1885
Middlesbrough 1868 2nd creation from 1974
Midlothian (1708 to 1918) 1708 Known also as Edinburghshire
A new Midlothian was created in 1955
Mid Derbyshire 1885
Mid Glamorganshire 1885
Mid Lanarkshire 1885
Mid Norfolk 1885 2nd creation from 1983
Mid Northamptonshire 1885
Monmouthshire North 1885
Monmouthshire South 1885
Monmouthshire West 1885
Montgomery 1542
Morley 1885
Mossley  ? Seems to be in existence 1918-50
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1295
Newington West 1885
Newmarket 1885
Newport (Shropshire) 1885
Newry 1801
North East Lanarkshire 1885
North Leitrim 1885
North Lonsdale 1885 Divided between Lonsdale and Westmorland
North Northamptonshire 1832
North Somerset 1885
North West Durham 1885 A new North West Durham was created in 1950
North West Lanarkshire 1885
North Westmeath 1885
North West Norfolk 1885 2nd creation from 1974
North West Staffordshire 1885
North Worcestershire 1885
Osgoldcross 1885
Ossory 1885 Merged to form Queen's County
Pembroke and Haverfordwest 1885
Perthshire East 1885 Merged into Perth (renamed Perth and East Perthshire 1950)
Perthshire West 1885 Divided between Perth and Kinross and Western Perthshire
Plymouth 1442 First represented 1298. Split into Drake and Sutton
Poplar 1885 2nd creation 1950-74
Portsmouth 1295
Prestwich 1885
Radcliffe-cum-Farnworth 1885
Radnorshire 1542
Ramsey 1885
Rhondda 1885 2nd creation from 1974
Rochester 1295
Ross (Herefordshire) 1885
St Andrews 1832
St Augustine's 1885
St Austell 1885
St George's (Tower Hamlets) 1885
St Pancras East 1885
St Pancras South 1885
St Pancras West 1885
Sleaford 1885
South East County Durham 1885
South Glamorganshire 1885
South Lanarkshire 1868
South Leitrim 1885
South Northamptonshire 1832 2nd creation 1950-74
South Somerset 1885
Southwark West 1885
South Westmeath 1885
Stalybridge 1868 Merged with Hyde to form Stalybridge and Hyde
Stamford 1467 First represented 1295
Stepney 1885 2nd creation 1950-74
Stirlingshire 1708 Divided between Stirlingshire West and Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire
Stoke-upon-Trent 1832
Stowmarket 1885
Strand 1885 Merged into Westminster Abbey
Stratford-on-Avon 1885 2nd creation from 1974
Sutherland 1708 Merged with Caithness and parts of Wick District of Burghs to form Caithness and Sutherland (abolished 1997)
Swansea District 1885
Swansea Town 1885
Tewkesbury 1610
Tottenham 1885 2nd creation from 1950
Truro 1295 2nd creation 1950-97
Tullamore 1885 Merged to form King's County
Tyneside 1885
Tyrone East 1885
Tyrone Mid 1885
Tyrone North 1885
Walthamstow 1885 2nd creation from 1974
Walworth 1885
Wandsworth 1885 Divided into Putney, Wandsworth Central, Balham and Tooting and Streatham
Wellington (Shropshire) 1885
Wellington (Somerset) 1885
West Carmarthenshire 1885
West Denbighshire 1885
West Ham North 1885 2nd creation 1950-74
West Ham South 1885 2nd creation 1950-74
Westminster 1545 Merged into Westminster Abbey
West Staffordshire 1868
Whitby 1832
Wick District of Burghs 1708 Known also as Northern Burghs
Components merged into Caithness and Sutherland, Orkney and Shetland and Ross and Cromarty
Wigtownshire 1708
Wilton 1295
Wisbech 1885
Wokingham 1885 2nd creation from 1950
Wolverhampton South 1885
Woodstock 1571 First represented as New Woodstock 1302
Woolwich 1885 2nd creation 1983-97

Constituencies abolished in 1885[edit]

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 disenfranchised boroughs with populations of less than 15,000, while several large towns and counties were subdivided into single member constituencies.

Created Notes
Aberdeen 1832 Split into Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South
Antrim 1801 Split into East Antrim, Mid Antrim, North Antrim and South Antrim. 2nd creation 1922-50.
City of Armagh 1801 Merged into County Armagh
County Armagh 1801 Split into Mid Armagh, North Armagh and South Armagh. 2nd creation 1922-83.
Athlone 1801 Merged into Westmeath
Bandon 1801 Merged into County Cork
Beaumaris 1553 Merged into Anglesey
Bedfordshire 1290 Split into Biggleswade and Luton
Belfast 1801 Split into Belfast East, Belfast North, Belfast South and Belfast West
Berkshire 1290 Split into Abingdon, Newbury, Windsor and Wokingham
Birmingham 1832 Split into Birmingham Bordesley, Birmingham Central, Birmingham East, Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham North, Birmingham South and Birmingham West
Bradford (Yorkshire) 1832 Split into Bradford Central, Bradford East and Bradford West
Brecon 1542 Merged into Breconshire
Bridgnorth 1295
Bridport 1295
Bristol 1295 Split into Bristol East, Bristol North, Bristol South and Bristol West
Buckinghamshire 1290 Split into Aylesbury, Buckingham and Wycombe
Caernarvonshire 1542 Split into Arfon and Eifion. 2nd creation 1918-50.
Calne 1295
Cambridgeshire 1290 Split into Chesterton, Newmarket and Wisbech. 2nd creation 1918-83.
Cardigan 1542 Merged into Cardiganshire. 2nd creation 1974-83
Borough of Carlow 1801 Merged into County Carlow
Carmarthenshire 1542 Split into Carmarthenshire East and Carmarthenshire West
Carrickfergus 1801
Cavan 1801 Split into East Cavan and West Cavan
East Cheshire 1868
Mid Cheshire 1868
West Cheshire 1868
Clare 1801 Split into East Clare and West Clare
Clonmel 1801
Coleraine 1801
County Cork 1801
East Cornwall 1832
West Cornwall 1832
East Cumberland 1832
West Cumberland 1832
Denbighshire 1542
East Derbyshire 1868
North Derbyshire 1832
East Devon 1868 2nd creation from 1997
North Devon 1832 2nd creation from 1950
South Devon 1832
Donegal 1801
Dorchester 1295
Dorset 1290
Down 1801 2nd creation 1922-50.
Downpatrick 1801
Drogheda 1801
City of Dublin 1801
County Dublin 1801
Dundalk 1801
Dungannon 1801
Dungarvan 1801
North Durham 1832 2nd creation from 1983
South Durham 1832
East Retford 1571 1st creation 1316-by 1327
East Riding of Yorkshire 1832
Edinburgh 1708 Split into Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh East, Edinburgh South and Edinburgh West
Ennis 1801
Enniskillen 1801
East Essex 1868
South Essex 1832
West Essex 1868
Fermanagh 1801
Fife 1708 Split into East Fife and West Fife
Finsbury 1832 2nd creation 1918-50
County Galway 1801
Glamorganshire 1542
Glasgow 1832 Divided into Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown, Glasgow Bridgeton, Glasgow Camlachie, Glasgow College, Glasgow Central, Glasgow St Rollox and Glasgow Tradeston
East Gloucestershire 1832
West Gloucestershire 1832 2nd creation 1950-97
Great Marlow 1625 1st creation 1301-by 1307
Hackney 1868
Haddington 1708
North Hampshire 1832
South Hampshire 1832
Haverfordwest 1545 Merged into Pembroke and Haverfordwest
Helston 1298
Herefordshire 1290
Hertfordshire 1290
Huntingdonshire 1290 2nd creation 1918-83
East Kent 1832
Mid Kent 1868 2nd creation 1983-97
West Kent 1832
Kerry 1801
Kildare 1801
County Kilkenny 1801
King's County 1801 2nd creation 1918-22
Kingston-upon-Hull 1334 1st creation 1305-by 1327
Kinsale 1801
Knaresborough 1553
Lambeth 1832
North Lanarkshire 1868 Split into Lanarkshire North-East, Lanarkshire North-West, Lanarkshire Mid, Govan and Partick. 2nd creation 1918-83.
North Lancashire 1832
North East Lancashire 1868
South East Lancashire 1868
South West Lancashire 1868
Leeds 1832
North Leicestershire 1832
South Leicestershire 1832
Leitrim 1801 2nd creation 1918-22
Limerick (County) 1801
Mid Lincolnshire 1868
North Lincolnshire 1868
South Lincolnshire 1868
Lisburn 1801
Liskeard 1295
Liverpool 1545 1st creation 1295-by 1442
Londonderry (County) 1801 2nd creation 1922-83
Longford 1801 2nd creation 1918-22
Louth (County) 1801 2nd creation 1918-22
Lymington 1584
Mallow 1801
Malmesbury 1295
Malton 1641 1st creation 1295
Manchester 1832
Marlborough 1295
Marylebone 1832
Mayo 1801
Meath 1801
Middlesex 1290 Split into Tottenham, Hornsey, Harrow, Uxbridge, Brentford and Ealing.
Midhurst 1311
Monaghan 1801
Monmouthshire 1542 Split into East Monmouthshire, North Monmouthshire and South Monmouthshire
Much Wenlock 1472
Newport (Isle of Wight) 1584 Merged into Isle of Wight
New Ross 1801
New Shoreham 1295 (for the 1974-1997 constituency, see Shoreham)
West Norfolk 1832
Northallerton 1641 1st creation 1298
North Riding of Yorkshire 1832 Split into Richmond, Cleveland, Whitby, and Thirsk and Malton
North Northumberland 1832
South Northumberland 1832
Nottingham 1295 Split into 3 divisions
North Nottinghamshire 1832
South Nottinghamshire 1832
Oxfordshire 1290
Pembroke (Pembrokeshire) 1542 Merged into Pembroke and Haverfordwest. 2nd creation 1974-83.
Perthshire 1708
Poole 1453 1st creation 1362-by 1377
Portarlington 1801
Queen's County 1801 2nd creation 1918-22
Radnor 1542 Also known as New Radnor. Merged into Radnorshire.
Renfrewshire 1708 Split into 2 divisions
Roscommon 1801 Split into 2 divisions
Salford 1832 2nd creation from 1997
Sandwich 1366
Shaftesbury 1295
Sheffield 1832
North Shropshire 1832 2nd creation from 1983
South Shropshire 1832
County Sligo 1801
Mid Somerset 1868
West Somerset 1832
Southwark 1295 2nd creation 1983-97
East Staffordshire 1868
North Staffordshire 1832
East Suffolk 1832
West Suffolk 1832 2nd creation from 1997
East Surrey 1832 2nd creation from 1918
Mid Surrey 1868
West Surrey 1832
East Sussex 1832
West Sussex 1832
Swansea 1832
Thirsk 1547 1st creation 1295
Tipperary 1801
Tower Hamlets 1832
Tralee 1801
Tynemouth and North Shields 1832
Tyrone 1801
Wallingford 1295
Wareham 1302
Warwick 1295
North Warwickshire 1832 2nd creation from 1983
South Warwickshire 1832
County Waterford 1801 2nd creation 1918-22
Westmeath 1801 2nd creation 1918-22
Westmorland 1290 Split into Appleby and Kendal. 2nd creation 1918-83.
West Riding of Yorkshire East 1865
West Riding of Yorkshire North 1865
West Riding of Yorkshire South 1865
Borough of Wexford 1801 Merged into County Wexford
County Wexford 1801 Split into North Wexford and South Wexford
Weymouth and Melcombe Regis 1572
Wicklow 1801
Wigtown 1708
North Wiltshire 1832 2nd creation from 1983
South Wiltshire 1832
Wolverhampton 1832 Split into 3 divisions
Worcestershire West 1832 2nd creation from 1997 as West Worcestershire
Youghal 1801

Constituencies abolished in 1870[edit]

Constituency Created Notes
Beverley 1563 Disenfranchised for corruption. 1st creation 1295-by 1307. 3rd creation 1950-55. 4th creation 1983-97.
Bridgwater 1295 Disenfranchised for corruption. 2nd creation from 1885.
Cashel 1801 Disenfranchised for corruption
Sligo (Borough) 1801 Disenfranchised for corruption

Constituencies abolished in 1868[edit]

The 1867 Reform Act disenfranchised the remaining boroughs with populations under 10,000 and subdivided some county constituencies.

Created Notes
Aberdeenshire 1708 Divided into East Aberdeenshire and West Aberdeenshire
Arundel 1295 2nd creation 1974-97
Ashburton 1640 1st creation 1298. 3rd creation 1885-1918.
Ayrshire 1708 Divided into North Ayrshire (abolished 1918) and South Ayrshire (abolished 1983)
North Cheshire 1832 With South Cheshire, redistributed to form East Cheshire, Mid Cheshire and West Cheshire
South Cheshire 1832 With North Cheshire, redistributed to form East Cheshire, Mid Cheshire and West Cheshire
Dartmouth 1351 1st creation 1298
North Essex 1832 Split into East Essex and West Essex. 2nd creation from 1997.
Great Yarmouth 1298 Also known as Yarmouth (Norfolk). 2nd creation from 1885.
Honiton 1640 1st creation 1301-by 1307. 3rd creation from 1885.
South Lancashire 1832
Lancaster 1523 1st creation 1295-by 1376. 3rd creation 1885-1997.
Lanarkshire 1708 Divided into North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire
Lyme Regis 1295
East Norfolk 1832
Peeblesshire 1708 United with Selkirkshire to form Peebles and Selkirk
Reigate 1295 2nd creation from 1885.
Selkirkshire 1708 United with Peeblesshire to form Peebles and Selkirk
South Staffordshire 1832 Split into East Staffordshire and West Staffordshire. Reestablished 1983
Thetford 1529
Totnes 1295 2nd creation 1885-1983. 3rd creation from 1997.
Wells 1295 2nd creation from 1885.

Constituencies abolished between 1832 and 1867[edit]

St Albans and Sudbury were both disenfranchised for corruption. After some delay, their seats were redistributed by a special Act of Parliament. Two were given to create new Parliamentary boroughs, while the other two were given to the West Riding of Yorkshire, which was thereafter divided into two constituencies.

Year Created Notes
1865 West Riding of Yorkshire 1832 two divisions
1852 St Albans 1553 Disenfranchised for corruption. 1st created 1311-by 1326. 3rd creation from 1885.
1844 Sudbury 1559 Disenfranchised for corruption. 2nd creation 1885-1950.

Constituencies abolished by the 1832 Reform Act[edit]

The 1832 Reform Act saw the abolition of a wide range of rotten boroughs in England. There were also a few changes to Scottish constituencies.

Created Notes
Aberdeen Burghs 1708 Components split into Aberdeen and part of Montrose Burghs
Aldborough 1558
Aldeburgh 1571
Amersham 1625 1st creation 1300-by 1307
Anstruther Easter Burghs 1708 Components became part of St Andrews Burghs
Appleby 1295
Bere Alston 1584
Bishop's Castle 1584
Bletchingley 1295
Boroughbridge 1553
Bossiney 1547
Brackley 1547
Bramber 1467 1st creation 1295-by 1441
Callington 1584
Camelford 1547
Castle Rising 1558
Cheshire 1545 two divisions
Clackmannanshire 1708 Merged with Kinross-shire to form Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire (abolished 1918)
Corfe Castle 1572
Cornwall 1290 two divisions
Cromartyshire 1708 Merged with Ross-shire to form Ross and Cromarty (abolished 1983)
Cumberland 1290 two divisions
Derbyshire 1290 two divisions
Devon 1290 two divisions
Downton 1467 1st creation 1295-by 1441
Dunwich 1298
County Durham 1675 two divisions
Dysart Burghs 1708 Components became part of Kirkcaldy Burghs
East Grinstead 1307
East Looe 1571
Elginshire 1708 Merged with Nairnshire to form Elginshire and Nairnshire (abolished 1918)
Essex 1290 two divisions
Fowey 1571
Gatton 1450
Glasgow Burghs 1708 Also known as Clyde Burghs. Components split into Glasgow and part of Kilmarnock Burghs
Gloucestershire 1290 two divisions
Great Bedwyn 1295
Hampshire 1290 two divisions
Haslemere 1584
Hedon 1547 1st creation 1295
Heytesbury 1449
Higham Ferrers 1558
Hindon 1449
Ilchester 1621 1st creation 1298
Kent 1290 two divisions
Kinross-shire 1708 Merged with Clackmannanshire to form Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire (abolished 1918)
Lanark Burghs 1708 Strictly Linlithgow Burghs
Lancashire 1290 two divisions
Leicestershire 1290 two divisions
Lincolnshire 1290 two divisions
Lostwithiel 1305
Ludgershall 1295
Milborne Port 1628 1st creation 1298-by 1307
Minehead 1563
Mitchell 1547 Also known as St Michael's
Nairnshire 1708 Merged with Elginshire to form Elginshire and Nairnshire (abolished 1918)
New Romney 1371
Newport (Cornwall) 1529
Newton (Lancashire) 1559
Newtown (Isle of Wight) 1584
Norfolk 1290 two divisions
Northamptonshire 1290 two divisions
Northumberland 1290 two divisions
Nottinghamshire 1290 two divisions
Okehampton 1640 1st creation 1301-by 1307
Old Sarum 1360 1st creation 1295
Orford 1512 1st creation 1298-by 1307
Plympton Erle 1295
Queenborough 1571
Ross-shire 1708 Merged with Cromartyshire to form Ross and Cromarty (abolished 1983)
St Germans 1563
St Mawes 1563
Saltash 1547
Seaford 1641 1st creation 1298-by 1307
Shropshire 1290 two divisions
Somerset 1290 two divisions
Staffordshire 1290 two divisions
Steyning 1467 1st creation 1298-by 1307. 2nd creation by 1327-1442.
Stockbridge 1563
Suffolk 1290 two divisions
Surrey 1290 two divisions
Sussex 1290 two divisions
Tain Burghs 1708 Enlarged and renamed Wick Burghs, also known as Northern Burghs (abolished 1918)
Tregony 1559 1st creation 1295
Warwickshire 1290 two divisions
Wendover 1625 1st creation 1301-by 1307
Weobley 1628 1st creation 1295
West Looe 1547
Whitchurch 1584
Wiltshire 1290 two divisions
Winchelsea 1366
Wootton Bassett 1447
Worcestershire 1290 two divisions
Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) 1584
Yorkshire 1290 three divisions

Constituencies abolished 1529-1821[edit]

The disenfranchisement of boroughs was almost unknown in the unreformed House of Commons. Apart from a few special cases in the 16th century and the temporary redistribution of constituencies for the First and Second Protectorate Parliaments in the 1650s, no borough was disenfranchised until Grampound. The Cornish borough was abolished in 1821 in an effort to avoid the more sweeping reforms that later came with the 1832 Reform Act.

Constituency Created Notes
Grampound 1547 Disenfranchised for corruption 1821. Its two seats were transferred and added to Yorkshire from 1826.
Melcombe Regis 1319 Merged with Weymouth to form Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in 1572
Weymouth 1348 Merged with Melcombe Regis to form Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in 1572
Calais 1372 Borough in France, re-conquered by the French in 1558
Newborough 1542 Borough constituency in Anglesey, altered to Beaumaris from 1553
Tournai 1513 Borough in France (now Belgium), returned to French rule in 1519

Constituency abolished 1472[edit]

A number of boroughs were represented in the Parliaments before 1467, but were not enfranchised in that year.

Constituency Created Notes
Grantham 1467 2nd creation 1484-1997

Constituencies abolished 1467[edit]

A number of boroughs were represented in the Parliaments before 1467 but were not enfranchised in that year.

Constituency Created Notes
Derby 1295 2nd creation 1472-1950
Great Grimsby 1295 Sometimes known as Grimsby. 2nd creation from 1472.
Southampton 1295 2nd creation 1472-1950
Winchester 1295 2nd creation from 1472

Constituencies abolished between 1378 and 1441[edit]

A number of boroughs were represented in the Parliaments before 1378, but were not enfranchised by 1442. They were seldom, if at all, represented afterwards, until restored to the list of those regularly in receipt of writs of summons in later years.

Constituency Created Notes
Bramber 1295 2nd creation 1467-1832
Downton 1295 2nd creation 1467-1832
Liverpool 1295 2nd creation 1545-1885
Steyning By 1327 1st creation 1298-by 1307. 3rd creation 1467-1832.

Constituencies abolished between 1328 and 1376[edit]

A number of boroughs were represented in the Parliaments before 1328 but were not enfranchised by 1377. They were seldom, if at allm represented afterwards, until restored to the list of those regularly in receipt of writs of summons in later years.

Constituency Created Notes
Hertford By 1327 1st creation 1298-by 1307. 3rd creation 1624-1974.
Lancaster 1295 2nd creation 1523-1868. 3rd creation 1885-1997.
New Windsor 1302 Also known as Windsor. 2nd creation 1447-1974. 3rd creation from 1997.
Poole 1362 2nd creation 1453-1885. 3rd creation from 1950.
Preston 1295 2nd creation 1529-1950. 3rd creation from 1983.
Ravensrodd 1295 Represented intermittently until 1337.
St Albans 1311 2nd creation 1553-1852. 3rd creation from 1885.

Constituencies abolished between 1308 and 1327[edit]

A number of boroughs were represented in the Parliaments before 1308 but were not enfranchised by 1327. They were seldom, if at all, represented afterwards, until restored to the list of those regularly in receipt of writs of summons in later years.

Constituency Created Notes
Droitwich 1295 2nd creation 1554-1918
Kingston-upon-Hull 1305 2nd creation 1334-1885
Petersfield 1307 2nd creation 1547-1983
Wigan 1295 2nd creation from 1545

Constituencies abolished between 1302 and 1307[edit]

A number of boroughs were represented in the Parliaments before 1302 but were not enfranchised by 1307. They were seldom, if at all, represented afterwards, until restored to the list of those regularly in receipt of writs of summons in later years.

Constituency Created Notes
Amersham 1300 2nd creation 1625-1832
Beverley 1295 2nd creation 1563-1870. 3rd creation 1950-55. 4th creation 1983-97.
Evesham 1295 2nd creation 1604-1950
Great Marlow 1301 2nd creation 1625-1885
Hertford 1298 2nd creation by 1327-by 1377. 3rd creation 1624-1974.
Honiton 1301 2nd creation 1640-1868. 3rd creation from 1885.
Milborne Port 1298 2nd creation 1628-1832
Okehampton 1301 2nd creation 1640-1832
Orford 1298 2nd creation 1512-1832
Seaford 1298 2nd creation 1641-1832
Stamford 1295 2nd creation 1467-1918
Steyning 1298 2nd creation by 1327-1442. 3rd creation 1467-1832.
Torrington 1295 2nd creation 1950-74
Wendover 1301 2nd creation 1625-1832

Constituencies abolished 1298[edit]

A number of boroughs were represented in the Parliaments of 1298, but seldom, if at all, represented afterwards, until restored to the list of those regularly in receipt of writs of summons in later centuries.

Constituency Created Notes
Ashburton 1298 2nd creation 1640-1868. 3rd creation 1885-1818.
Coventry 1298 2nd creation 1470-1945
Dartmouth 1298 2nd creation 1351-1868
Ilchester 1298 2nd creation 1621-1832
Northallerton 1298 2nd creation 1641-1885
Plymouth 1298 2nd creation 1442-1918
Pontefract 1298 1st creation 1295. 3rd creation 1621-1918. 4th creation 1950-74.

Constituencies abolished 1295[edit]

A number of boroughs were represented in the Model Parliament of 1295, but were seldom, if at all, represented afterwards. Some boroughs originally included in the 1295 Parliament were restored to the list of those always summoned in later centuries or the same name was used for a constituency after 1832.

Constituency Created Notes
Alresford 1295
Alton 1295
Andover 1295 2nd creation 1586-1918
Axbridge 1295
Bamborough 1295
Basingstoke 1295 2nd creation from 1885
Bradford (Wiltshire) 1295
Bromsgrove 1295 2nd creation 1950-74. 3rd creation from 1983.
Cockermouth 1295 2nd creation 1640-1918
Corbridge 1295
Dudley 1295 2nd creation 1832-1974
Egremont 1295 2nd creation 1885-1918
Ely 1295 Part of Isle of Ely 1918-83.
Hedon 1295 2nd creation 1547-1832
Kidderminster 1295 2nd creation 1832-1983
Ledbury 1295
Malton 1295 2nd creation 1641-1885
Old Sarum 1295 2nd creation 1360-1832
Overton 1295
Pershore 1295
Pickering 1295
Pontefract 1295 2nd creation 1298. 3rd creation 1621-1918. 4th creation 1950-74.
Ripon 1295 2nd creation 1553-1983
Tavistock 1295 2nd creation 1330-1974
Thirsk 1295 2nd creation 1547-1885
Tickhill 1295
Tregony 1295 2nd creation 1559-1832.
Tunbridge 1295 2nd creation 1885-1918.
Weobley 1295 2nd creation 1628-1832
Yarmouth and Newport (Isle of Wight) 1295 Split into Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) 1584-1832 & Newport (Isle of Wight) 1584-1885.
Yarum 1295

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