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
18321918
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.

Boundaries[edit]

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

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Northamptonshire North (Oundle)[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brownlow Henry George Cecil, Lord Burghley
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1886: Northamptonshire North [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brownlow Henry George Cecil, Lord Burghley
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Northamptonshire North [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brownlow Henry George Cecil, Rt Hon. Lord Burghley
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1895: Northamptonshire North [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Philip Monckton
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Northamptonshire North [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sackville George Stopford-Sackville
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1906: Northamptonshire North [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Nicholls 4,880
Conservative Sackville George Stopford-Sackville 4,195
Majority
Turnout
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Northamptonshire North [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Leonard Campbell Brassey
Liberal George Nicholls
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Rennie Wilkinson
General Election December 1910: Northamptonshire North [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Leonard Campbell Brassey 5,272 55.5
Liberal James Rennie Wilkinson 4,221 44.5
Majority 1,051 11.0
Turnout 88.2
Conservative hold Swing

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)

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