Ross (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the 1708–1832 constituency in Scotland, see Ross-shire (UK Parliament constituency). For the 1801–1885 constituency in Ireland, see New Ross (UK Parliament constituency).
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Herefordshire
Major settlements Ross-on-Wye
Number of members One
Replaced by Hereford
Created from Herefordshire

Ross, or the Southern division of Herefordshire was a county constituency centred on the town of Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

The constituency was created under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, when the three-seat Herefordshire constituency was replaced by two single-member county divisions: the Leominster (or Northern) division, and the Ross (or Southern) division.

Ross was abolished for the 1918 general election.


Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1][2] Party
1885 Michael Biddulph Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1900 Percy Archer Clive Liberal Unionist
1906 Alan Coulston Gardner Liberal
1908 by-election Percy Archer Clive Liberal Unionist
1912 Conservative
May 1918 by-election Charles Thornton Pulley Conservative
Dec. 1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election December 1910[3]

Electorate 10,946

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Percy Archer Clive 4,748 50.6 -1.4
Liberal Henry Webb 4,627 49.4 +1.4
Turnout 9,375 85.6 -3.5
Majority 121 1.2 -2.8
Liberal Unionist hold Swing -1.4


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 294. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918