Tunbridge (UK Parliament constituency)

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Tunbridge
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one

Tunbridge was a parliamentary constituency in Kent, centred on the town of Tonbridge. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election, when it was replaced by the new Tonbridge constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Robert Norton Conservative
1892 Arthur Griffith-Boscawen Conservative
1906 Alfred Paget Hedges Liberal
1910 Herbert Henry Spender-Clay Conservative
1918 constituency abolished: see Tonbridge

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Frederick Verney
General Election 1885: Tunbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Norton 4,533 51.8 n/a
Liberal Frederick William Verney 4,210 48.2 n/a
Majority 323 3.6 n/a
Turnout 81.7 n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Tunbridge[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Norton unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Frederick Pavy
General Election 1892: Tunbridge[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Sackville Trevor Griffith-Boscawen 4,821 55.4 n/a
Liberal Frederick William Pavy 3,888 44.6 n/a
Majority 933 10.8 n/a
Turnout 69.7 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1895: Tunbridge[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Sackville Trevor Griffith-Boscawen
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Griffith-Boscawen
General Election 1900: Tunbridge[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Sackville Trevor Griffith-Boscawen
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Alfred Hedges
General Election 1906: Tunbridge[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alfred Paget Hedges 7,170 54.9
Conservative Arthur Sackville Trevor Griffith-Boscawen 5,887 45.1
Majority 1,283 9.8
Turnout 84.2
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Tunbridge[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Henry Spender-Clay 9,240 60.5 +15.4
Liberal Alfred Paget Hedges 6,030 39.5 -15.4
Majority 3,210 21.0 30.8
Turnout 89.2 +5.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +15.4
General Election December 1910: Tunbridge[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Henry Spender-Clay 8,286 57.4
Liberal Alfred Paget Hedges 6,159 42.6
Majority 2,127 14.8
Turnout 84.4
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)