Wolverhampton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Wolverhampton
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18321885
Number of members Two
Replaced by Wolverhampton East, Wolverhampton South and Wolverhampton West
Created from Staffordshire

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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