North Riding of Yorkshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Riding of Yorkshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County North Riding of Yorkshire
18321885
Number of members Two
Replaced by Cleveland, Richmond, Thirsk & Malton and Whitby
Created from Yorkshire

North Riding of Yorkshire was a parliamentary constituency in the North Riding of Yorkshire. It returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created by the Reform Act 1832, when the four-seat Yorkshire constituency was divided in three for the 1832 general election. It was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and replaced for the 1885 general election by the new single-member constituencies of Cleveland, Richmond, Thirsk & Malton and Whitby.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1654–1658 (Protectorate Parliaments)[edit]

Election First member Second member Third member Fourth member
1654 Lord Eure Francis Lascelles Thomas Harrison George Smithson
1656  ? Francis Lascelles Luke Robinson ?

MPs 1832–1885[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 constituency created by division of the Yorkshire constituency
1832 Hon. William Duncombe Conservative Edward Stillingfleet Cayley Liberal
1841 by-election Hon. Octavius Duncombe Conservative
1859 Hon. William Duncombe Conservative
1862 by-election William Morritt Conservative
1865 Frederick Milbank Liberal
1867 by-election Hon. Octavius Duncombe Conservative
1874 Viscount Helmsley Conservative
1882 by-election Hon. Guy Dawnay Conservative
1885 constituency abolished: see Cleveland, Richmond, Thirsk & Malton and Whitby

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