West Staffordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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West Staffordshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Staffordshire
18681885
Number of members Two
Replaced by Lichfield Division, North-Western Division (both created of part only in 1885) Wolverhampton West, Stafford, Cannock (remainder)
Created from South Staffordshire
18851918
Number of members One
Type of constituency County constituency

West Staffordshire was a parliamentary constituency in Staffordshire which returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the UK Parliament until 1885, and then one member.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1868 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1868–1885[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1868 Sir Smith Child, Bt. Conservative Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram Conservative
1871 Francis Monckton Conservative
1874 Alexander Staveley Hill Conservative
1885 representation reduced to one member

MPs 1885–1918[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Hamar Alfred Bass Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1898 by-election Sir Alexander Henderson Liberal Unionist
1906 Henry Duncan McLaren Liberal
1910 George Ambrose Lloyd Liberal Unionist
1912 Conservative
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: West Staffordshire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hamar Alfred Bass 4,820 54.0
Conservative Francis Monckton 4,106 46.0
Majority 714 8.0
Turnout 83.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1886: West Staffordshire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Hamar Alfred Bass unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: West Staffordshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Hamar Alfred Bass 5,227 64.5 n/a
Liberal John Kempster 2,879 35.5 n/a
Majority 2,348 29.0 n/a
Turnout 78.0 n/a
Liberal Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1895: West Staffordshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Hamar Alfred Bass unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal Unionist hold Swing n/a
West Staffordshire by-election, 1898[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Alexander Henderson 4,769 54.4 n/a
Liberal W Adams 3,993 45.6 n/a
Majority 776 8.8 n/a
Turnout 82.8 n/a
Liberal Unionist hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: West Staffordshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Alexander Henderson unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1906: West Staffordshire[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Duncan McLaren 5,586 54.3 n/a
Liberal Unionist Sir Alexander Henderson 4,708 45.7 n/a
Majority 878 8.6 n/a
Turnout 88.9 n/a
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

George Lloyd
General Election January 1910: West Staffordshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist George Ambrose Lloyd 5,892 52.5
Liberal Henry Duncan McLaren 5,327 47.5
Majority 565 5.0
Turnout 92.0
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election December 1910: West Staffordshire[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist George Ambrose Lloyd 5,602 52.2 -0.3
Liberal Walter Meakin 5,123 47.8 +0.3
Majority 479 4.4 -0.6
Turnout 87.9 -4.1
Liberal Unionist hold Swing -0.3

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. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)