North Northamptonshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the constituency in the north of Northampton, see Northampton North (UK Parliament constituency).
North Northamptonshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Northamptonshire
Number of members 1832–1885: Two
1885–1918: One
Created from Northamptonshire

North Northamptonshire was a county constituency in Northamptonshire, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.


The constituency was created by the Great Reform Act for the 1832 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election, when it was merged into Peterborough.

Members of Parliament[edit]

From 1832 until 1885, the constituency returned two Members of Parliament elected by the bloc vote system. Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, with effect from the 1885 general election, its area was reduced and representation reduced to one member, elected by the first past the post voting system.

1832 - 1885[edit]

Year Senior Member (1) Party Junior Member (2) Party
1832 Viscount Milton Whig Lord Brudenell Tory (then Conservative)
1833 Lord Brudenell Conservative Viscount Milton Whig
1835 Lord Brudenell Conservative Thomas Philip Maunsell Conservative
1837 Thomas Philip Maunsell Conservative Viscount Maidstone Conservative
1841 Thomas Philip Maunsell Conservative Augustus Stafford Conservative
1857 George Ward Hunt Conservative Lord Burghley Conservative
1867 George Ward Hunt Conservative Sackville Stopford-Sackville Conservative
1877 Sackville Stopford-Sackville Conservative Lord Burghley Conservative
1880 Lord Burghley Conservative Hon. Charles Spencer Liberal

(1) Refers to the longest-serving member for North Northamptonshire at that time.
(2) Refers to the shortest-serving member for North Northamptonshire at that time.

1885 - 1918[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Lord Burghley Conservative
1895 Edward Philip Monckton Conservative
1900 Sackville Stopford-Sackville Conservative
1906 George Nicholls Liberal
1910 Henry Brassey Conservative
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

December 1910 General Election: Northamptonshire North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Brassey 5,272 55.5
Liberal J Rennie Wilkinson 4,221 44.5
Majority 1,051 11.0
Conservative hold Swing


See also[edit]