Radnorshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Radnorshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1542–1918
Number of members one
Replaced by Brecon and Radnor

Radnorshire was created in 1542 as a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of England then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918. It elected one knight of the shire (MP) by the first past the post system.

In 1918, having too small a population to continue electing an MP in its own right, Radnorshire was combined with the neighbouring seat of Breconshire to form a new Brecon and Radnor Constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

1542-1604[edit]

Parliament Member
1542 John Baker, died 1544
and replaced by
John Price [1]
1545 John Knill [1]
1547 Richard Blick[1]
1553 (Mar)
1553 (Oct) Charles Vaughan[1]
1554 (Apr) John Bradshaw[1]
1554 (Nov) John Knill[1]
1555 Stephen Price[1]
1558 Ieuan Lewis[1]
1559 (Jan) Thomas Lewis[2]
1562–1563 Thomas Lewis [2]
1571 Walter Price [2]
1572-1581 Roger Vaughan [2]
1584-1585 Thomas Lewis [2]
1586 Thomas Lewis [2]
1588 (Oct) Ieuan Lewis [2]
1593 James Price [2]
1597-1598 James Price [2]
1601 (Oct) James Price [2]

1604-1918[edit]

Election Member Party
1604-1611 James Price
1614 James Price
1621-1622: James Price
1624 James Price
1625 James Price
1626 James Price
1628 Richard Jones
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned
November 1640 Charles Price Royalist
October 1642 Price disabled to sit - seat vacant
1647 Arthur Annesley
December 1648 Annesley excluded in Pride's Purge - seat vacant
1653 Radnorshire was not separately represented in the Barebones Parliament
Representation increased to two members, 1654
1654 George Gwynne and Henry Williams
1656 George Gwynne and Henry Williams
Representation reverted to one member, 1659
January 1659 Henry Williams
May 1659 Not represented in the restored Rump
April 1660 George Gwynne
1661 Sir Richard Lloyd
1677 Richard Williams
1679 Rowland Gwynne
1685 Richard Williams
1689 Rowland Gwynne
1690 Richard Williams
1692 John Jeffreys
1698 Thomas Harley
1715 Richard Fowler
1722 Sir Humphrey Howorth
1755 Howell Gwynne
1761 Marquess of Carnarvon Whig
1768 Chase Price
1777 Thomas Johnes
1780 Thomas Johnes
1784 Thomas Johnes
1790 Thomas Johnes
1796 Walter Wilkins Whig
1828 Thomas Frankland Lewis Tory
1835 Walter Wilkins Whig
1840 Sir John Walsh Conservative
1868 Hon. Arthur Walsh Conservative
1880 Sir Richard Green-Price Liberal
1885 Hon. Arthur Walsh Conservative
1892 Frank Edwards [3] Liberal
1895 Powlett Milbank Conservative
1900 Frank Edwards Liberal
January 1910 Sir Charles Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn Conservative
December 1910 Sir Frank Edwards Liberal

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "History of Parliament". Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "History of Parliament". Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  3. ^ Created a baronet, 1907

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Frank Edwards
General Election 1900 Radnorshire[1]

Electorate 5,219

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Francis Edwards 2,082 52.1 +
Conservative Charles Leyshon Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn 1,916 47.9 -
Majority 166 4.2
Turnout 3998 76.6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +
General Election 1906 Radnorshire[1]

Electorate 5,466

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Francis Edwards 2,187 52.1 +0.0
Conservative Charles Leyshon Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn 2,013 47.9 -0.0
Majority 174 4.2 0.0
Turnout 4,200 76.8 +0.2
Liberal hold Swing +0.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910 Radnorshire[1]

Electorate 5,971

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Leyshon Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn 2,222 50.2 +2.3
Liberal Sir Francis Edwards 2,208 49.8 -2.3
Majority 14 0.4 4.6
Turnout 4,430 74.2 -2.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +2.3
General Election December 1910 Radnorshire[1]

Electorate 5,971

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Francis Edwards 2,224 50.5 +0.7
Conservative Charles Leyshon Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn 2,182 49.5 -0.7
Majority 42 1.0 1.4
Turnout 4,406 73.8 -0.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +0.7

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)