Melton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Melton
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Leicestershire
Major settlements Melton Mowbray
1885 (1885)1983 (1983)
Number of members One
Replaced by Rutland & Melton
Created from North Leicestershire

Melton was a county constituency centred on the town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, when the former two-seat Northern Division of Leicestershire was replaced by two new single-seat county divisions: Melton and Loughborough. It was abolished for the 1983 general election, when it was succeeded by the Rutland and Melton constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

As its name suggested, the main settlement in the constituency was Melton Mowbray.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Lord John Manners Conservative
1888 by-election Marquess of Granby Conservative
1895 Lord Edward Manners Conservative
1900 Lord Cecil Manners Conservative
1906 Henry de Rosenbach Walker Liberal
Dec. 1910 Sir Charles Yate, 1st Baronet Conservative
1924 Sir William Lindsay Everard Unionist
1945 Sir Anthony Nutting, 3rd Baronet Conservative
1956 by-election Mervyn Pike Conservative
Feb. 1974 Michael Latham Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1906: Melton[1]

Electorate 15,815

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry de Rosenbach Walker 7,800 56.4 +8.2
Conservative Arthur Grey Hazlerigg 6,033 43.6 -8.2
Majority 1,767 12.8 16.4
Turnout 87.5 +7.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +8.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)