West Denbighshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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West Denbighshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Denbigh
Created from Denbighshire

West Denbighshire, formally called the Western Division of Denbighshire, was a county constituency in Denbighshire, in North Wales. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

History[edit]

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, when the two-member Denbighshire constituency was divided into and Eastern and Western divisions. It was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 William Cornwallis West Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1892 Sir John Herbert Roberts Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: West Denbighshire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Cornwallis West 4,586 60.5 n/a
Conservative Charles Salusbury Mainwaring 2,992 39.5 n/a
Majority 1,594 21.0 n/a
Turnout 85.2 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: West Denbighshire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist William Cornwallis West unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Herbert Roberts
General Election 1892: West Denbighshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Herbert Roberts 4,612 66.9 n/a
Liberal Unionist William Cornwallis West 2,279 33.1 n/a
Majority 2,333 33.8 n/a
Turnout 69.5 n/a
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing n/a
General Election 1895: West Denbighshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Herbert Roberts 4,481 60.9
Conservative Thomas Alured Wynne Edwards 2,878 39.1
Majority 1,603 21.8
Turnout 82.3
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: West Denbighshire[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Herbert Roberts unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1906: West Denbighshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Herbert Roberts unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: West Denbighshire[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Herbert Roberts 5,854 67.4 n/a
Conservative Samuel Thompson 2,829 32.6 n/a
Majority 3,025 34.8 n/a
Turnout 87.5 n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election December 1910: West Denbighshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Herbert Roberts unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

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)
  9. ^ Liverpool Daily Post 29 Jun 1914