North Nottinghamshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Nottinghamshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Nottinghamshire
18321885
Number of members Two
Replaced by Bassetlaw, Mansfield
Created from Nottinghamshire

North Nottinghamshire, formally the "Northern Division of Nottinghamshire" was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) by the block vote system of election.

Boundaries[edit]

History[edit]

The constituency was created by the Reform Act 1832 for the 1832 general election, when the two-seat Nottinghamshire constituency was replaced by the Northern and Southern divisions, each of which elected two MPs.

Both divisions were abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, when they were replaced by four new single-seat constituencies: Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Newark and Rushcliffe.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 Viscount Lumley Liberal Thomas Houldsworth Tory
1834 Conservative
1835 Henry Gally Knight Conservative
1846 by-election Lord Henry Bentinck Conservative
1852 Lord Robert Pelham-Clinton Liberal
1857 Sir Evelyn Denison Liberal
1865 Lord Edward Pelham-Clinton Liberal
1868 Frederick Chatfield Smith Conservative
1872 by-election Hon. George Monckton-Arundell[1] Conservative
1880 Cecil Foljambe Liberal
1885 Redistribution of Seats Act: constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 1880: North Nottinghamshire (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Cecil Foljambe 2,814 25.72
Conservative Hon. George Monckton-Arundell 2,745 25.09
Liberal  ? 2,735 25.00
Conservative  ? 2,646 24.19
Turnout 5,470 81.65
Registered electors 6,699

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Succeeded as Viscount Galway in 1876, an Irish peerage meaning he did not have to resign his seat in the House of Commons.

References[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hampshire North
Constituency represented by the Speaker
1857–1872
Succeeded by
Cambridgeshire