Wolverhampton (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|Number of members||Two|
|Replaced by||Wolverhampton East, Wolverhampton South and Wolverhampton West|
Wolverhampton was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Wolverhampton in Staffordshire. It elected two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The constituency was created under the Great Reform Act, and first used at the 1832 general election. It was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, when it was replaced for the 1885 general election by three new single-member constituencies: Wolverhampton East, Wolverhampton South and Wolverhampton West.
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Members of Parliament
|Election||1st Member||1st Party||2nd Member||2nd Party|
|1832||William Wolryche-Whitmore||Liberal||Richard Fryer||Liberal|
|1835||Charles Pelham Villiers||Liberal||Thomas Thornley||Liberal|
|1859||Sir Richard Bethell||Liberal|
|1861 by-election||Thomas Matthias Weguelin||Liberal|
|1880||Henry Hartley Fowler||Liberal|
|1885||constituency divided: see Wolverhampton East, Wolverhampton South and Wolverhampton West.|
- List of Members of Parliament for Wolverhampton
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Wolverhampton
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
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