Brentford (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brentford
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Brentford and Chiswick, Spelthorne and Twickenham
Created from Middlesex

Brentford was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Brentford district of west London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The local government district of Brentford, the civil parishes of Heston, Isleworth, Norwood, and Twickenham, and part of the civil parish of Hanwell.

The constituency was located in the south-west of the historic county of Middlesex, in what is now West London. It was a division of the county, named after the town of Brentford, on the north (or Middlesex) bank of the River Thames.

The seat was surrounded by the constituencies of Ealing to the north-east, Kingston to the east, Epsom to the south and Uxbridge to the west and north-west.

In 1965 the town of Brentford became part of the London Borough of Hounslow and Greater London.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1885 Octavius Coope Conservative
1886 James Bigwood Conservative
1906 Vickerman Rutherford Liberal
1910 Lord Alwyne Compton Conservative
1911 William Joynson-Hicks Conservative
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Brentford [1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Octavius Edward Coope 3,563 61.1 n/a
Liberal James Haysman 2,267 38.9 n/a
Majority 1,296 22.2 n/a
Turnout 73.1 n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Brentford [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Octavius Edward Coope 3,043 68.4 +7.3
Liberal James Haysman 1,409 31.6 -7.3
Majority 1,634 36.8 +14.6
Turnout 55.9 -17.2
Conservative hold Swing +7.3
Brentford by-election, 1886 [6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Bigwood 2,572 66.2
Liberal James Haysman 1,316 33.8
Majority 1,256 32.4
Turnout 48.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Bigwood
General Election 1892: Brentford [8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Bigwood 4,417 62.7 -3.5
Liberal Harry Heldmann 2,625 37.3 +3.5
Majority 1,792 25.4 -7.0
Turnout 70.6 +21.8
Conservative hold Swing -3.5
General Election 1895: Brentford [10][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Bigwood unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Brentford [13][14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Bigwood unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
Rutherford
General Election 1906: Brentford [16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Vickerman Henzell Rutherford 6,506 51.8 n/a
Conservative James Bigwood 6,053 48.2 n/a
Majority 453 3.6 n/a
Turnout 73.2 n/a
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Brentford [18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton 10,675 61.0
Liberal Vickerman Henzell Rutherford 6,819 39.0
Majority 3,856 22.0
Turnout 84.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
General Election December 1910: Brentford [20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton 9,197 60.0 -1.0
Liberal William George Lobjoit 6,124 40.0 +1.0
Majority 20.0 -2.0
Turnout 74.0 -10.5
Conservative hold Swing -1.0
Brentford by-election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Joynson Hicks unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative 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, FWS Craig
  2. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  5. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  7. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  9. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  11. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  12. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  14. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  15. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  16. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  17. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  18. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  19. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  20. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  21. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  22. ^ Middlesex Chronicle 30 May 1914