Barnard Castle (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||one|
|Replaced by||Bishop Auckland and North West Durham|
|Created from||South Durham|
Barnard Castle was a county constituency centred on the town of Barnard Castle in County Durham, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1885 general election and abolished for the 1950 general election.
1885-1918: To the north of the constituency (moving from west to east) were the Northumberland division of Hexham and then North West Durham. To the east (moving from north to south) were Mid Durham, Bishop Auckland and South East Durham. To the south was Richmond (Yorks). To the west of the constituency (moving from south to north) were the Westmorland divisions of Appleby and Kendal.
1918-1950: The constituency was expanded, absorbing the western part of the former North West Durham seat. The 1918 local government units in the constituency were the Barnard Castle Urban District, the Stanhope Urban District, the Barnard Castle Rural District, the Weardale Rural District and parts of Auckland Rural District and Lanchester Rural District.
In 1950 the Barnard Castle urban and rural districts were included in the Bishop Auckland constituency. Other parts of the former constituency formed part of a new North West Durham seat.
Members of Parliament
|1885||Sir Joseph Pease||Liberal|
|1918||John Edmund Swan||Labour|
|1922||John Edwin Rogerson||Conservative|
|1935||Thomas Miles Sexton||Labour|
|1945||Sydney Charles Robert Lavers||Labour|
Elections in the 1900s
|Barnard Castle by-election, 1903|
|Conservative||William Lyonel Vane||3,323||35.0|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing|
- The Liberal Year Book, 1908
- Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
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