Cambridge (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°12′11″N 0°07′52″E / 52.203°N 0.131°E / 52.203; 0.131

Cambridge
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire.
Outline map
Location of Cambridgeshire within England.
County Cambridgeshire
Population 114,740 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 75,259 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlements Cambridge
Current constituency
Created 1295
Member of parliament Daniel Zeichner (Labour)
Number of members 1295–1885: Two
1885–present: One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East of England

Cambridge is a parliamentary constituency created in 1295 represented in the House of Commons of the U.K. Parliament.[n 1]

It has been represented since May 2015 by Daniel Zeichner, a member of the Labour Party.

History[edit]

Overview of results before 1992[edit]

Before 1885 Cambridge elected two MPs using the bloc vote system. Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 its representation was reduced to one member with effect from the 1885 general election. Cambridge returned two Members to Parliament regularly from 1295 onwards. These were generally townsmen who were involved in local government until many acquired government positions in the 18th century. The representation was reduced to one MP in 1885. Cambridge was Conservative-won from 1910 until 1934, from 1950 until 1966 and from 1967 until 1992. A Labour candidate first won Cambridge in 1945.

Related extra representation 1603–1950

Historically the city of Cambridge retained some electors and was often the source of MPs to a second constituency, for Cambridge University, covering all successful alumni in its electorate. The university seat was created in 1603 as part of the scheme of University constituencies. Its MPs included Isaac Newton, William Pitt the Younger, Lord Palmerston, George Stokes, Richard Jebb, and Archibald Hill before abolition in 1950.

Overview of results since 1992[edit]

In 1992 Cambridge was won by Labour's Anne Campbell, who held onto the seat for 13 years (in this case three Parliamentary terms). In 2005 it was taken by David Howarth of the Liberal Democrats, the first time the party including its two forerunner parties had taken the seat since the 1906 Liberal-progressive landslide; his successor, Julian Huppert, held the seat with an increased majority in the 2010 general election. In 2015 Huppert was unseated by the Labour candidate Daniel Zeichner who took the seat with a thin majority of 599 votes. The 2015 result gave the seat the 7th-smallest majority of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.[3]

Most recent results of other parties

In 2015 three other parties candidates kept their deposits by winning more than 5% of the vote. In order of public preference these candidates stood for the Conservatives, Green Party and UKIP respectively.

Turnout since 1918

Turnout at general elections has ranged between 86.48% in 1950 to 60.6% in 2001.

Boundaries[edit]

1918–1983: The Municipal Borough of Cambridge.

1983–2010: The City of Cambridge wards of Abbey, Arbury, Castle, Cherry Hinton, Coleridge, East Chesterton, King's Hedges, Market, Newnham, Petersfield, Romsey, and West Chesterton.

2010–present: The City of Cambridge wards of Abbey, Arbury, Castle, Cherry Hinton, Coleridge, East Chesterton, King’s Hedges, Market, Newnham, Petersfield, Romsey, Trumpington, and West Chesterton.

The constituency roughly covers the city of Cambridge, including areas such as Chesterton, Newnham and Cherry Hinton, although one ward in the south of the city (Queen Edith's) is in South Cambridgeshire constituency; until 2010, this ward was joined in that seat by Trumpington ward. From 1983 to 1997, both wards were in the now-abolished seat of Cambridgeshire South West, and from 1997 to 2010 in Cambridgeshire South.

Members of Parliament[edit]

  • Constituency created (1295)

MPs 1295–1660[edit]

Parliament First member Second member
1386 Robert Brigham John Herries[4]
1388 (Feb) John Cotton John Camp[4]
1388 (Sep) John Blankpayn John Marshall[4]
1390 (Jan) Richard Maisterman Robert Goodrich[4]
1390 (Nov)
1391 John Camp John Payn[4]
1393 John Herries Robert Goodrich[4]
1394 Robert Brigham Robert Goodrich[4]
1395 Robert Brigham John Thriplow[4]
1397 (Jan) Hugh Candlesby John Thriplow[4]
1397 (Sep) Thomas Trivet Simon Bentbow[4]
1399 Hugh Candlesby William Salle[4]
1401
1402 Robert Brigham Thomas Trivet[4]
1404 (Jan)
1404 (Oct)
1406 John Knapton John Bilney[4]
1407 Simon Bentbow Thomas Beverley[4]
1410
1411 John Bush John Alderhithe[4]
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) Stephen Neel Robert Attilbridge[4]
1414 (Apr) John Beverley John Warwick[4]
1414 (Nov) John Greenlane John Hokington[4]
1415 John Knapton Thomas Beverley[4]
1416 (Mar) John Bilney John Sexton II[4]
1416 (Oct)
1417 John Bilney Robert Attilbridge[4]
1419 John Knapton Henry Topcliffe[4]
1420 John Cappe Henry Topcliffe[4]
1421 (May) John Greenlane John Bilney[4]
1421 (Dec) Richard Andrew William Wedgwood[4]
1447 John Say
1510 No nemes known[5]
1512 John Bury John Erlich[5]
1515  ?
1523  ?
1529 Thomas Brakyn Robert Chapman[5]
1536 Thomas Brakyn Robert Chapman[5]
1539 Thomas Brakyn Robert Chapman[5]
1542 Thomas Brakyn Edward Slegge[5]
1545 John Rust Simon Trew[5]
1547 John Fanne, died
and replaced Jan 1552 by
John Rust
Richard Brakyn[5]
1553 (Mar) Robert Chapman Alexander Ray[5]
1553 (Oct) James Fletcher Richard Brakyn[5]
1554 (Apr) John Rust Richard Brakyn[5]
1554 (Nov) Robert Chapman Richard Brassney[5]
1555 Alexander Ray Lawrence Hawes[5]
1558 John Line Thomas Ventris[5]
1558/1559 Thomas Ventris Roger Slegge[6]
1562/1563 Henry Serle Roger Slegge[6]
1571 (Mar) Robert Shute Roger Slegge[6]
1572 (Apr) Robert Shute, became a judge
and replaced Jan 1581 by
John North
Roger Slegge[6]
1584 (Nov) Henry North Roger Slegge[6]
1586 (Oct) John Edmonds Roger Slegge[6]
1588 (Oct) Nicholas Gaunte Roger Slegge[6]
1593 Thomas Goldsborough Christopher Hoddesdon[6]
1597 (Oct) Robert Wallis John Yaxley[6]
1601 (Oct) Robert Wallis John Yaxley[6]
1604 Robert Wallis John Yaxley
1614 Sir Robert Hitcham Francis Brakin
1621 Richard Foxton Thomas Meautys
1621 (Mar) Sir John Hobart
1624 Francis Brakyn Robert Luckyn
1625 Talbot Pepys Thomas Meautys
1626 Thomas Purchase Thomas Meautys
1628 Thomas Purchase Thomas Meautys
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned
1640 (Apr) Oliver Cromwell Thomas Meautys
1640 (Nov) Oliver Cromwell John Lowry
1653 Cambridge not represented in Barebone's Parliament
1654 Richard Timbs (one member only)
1656 Richard Timbs (one member only)
1659 John Lowry Richard Timbs

MPs 1660–1885[edit]

Election 1st Member[7] 1st Party 2nd Member[7] 2nd Party
1660 Sir Dudley North Sir Thomas Wills, Bt
1661 Sir William Compton Roger Pepys
1664 The Lord Alington
1679 Sir Thomas Chicheley
1685 Sir William Wren
1689 Sir John Cotton, Bt
1690 Granado Pigot
1695 John Pepys Isaac Watlington
1696 Sir John Cotton, Bt
1698 Sir Henry Pickering, Bt
1702 Anthony Thompson
1705 Sir John Cotton, Bt
1708 Sir John Hynde Cotton, Bt Tory Samuel Shepheard
January 1715 Thomas Sclater Tory
May 1715 Samuel Shepheard
January 1722 Thomas Bacon Tory
October 1722 Gilbert Affleck
1727 Sir John Hynde Cotton, Bt
1737 Gilbert Affleck
1741 Viscount Dupplin Whig James Martin
1744 Christopher Jeffreason
1747 Samuel Shepheard
1748 Christopher Jeffreason
1749 Charles Cadogan Whig
1754 Hon. Thomas Bromley Whig
1755 Charles Cadogan Whig
1758 Soame Jenyns Tory
1776 Benjamin Keene None
1780 James Whorwood Adeane Tory
1784 John Mortlock Tory
1788 Francis Dickins Tory
1789 Edward Finch Tory
1791 Robert Manners Tory
1819 Frederick Trench Tory
1820 Charles Madryll Cheere Tory
1825 Marquess of Graham Tory
1832 George Pryme Whig Thomas Spring Rice Whig
1839 John Manners-Sutton Conservative
1840 Sir Alexander Cray Grant, Bt Conservative
1841 Hon. John Manners-Sutton Tory
1843 Fitzroy Kelly Tory
1847 Robert Adair Whig Hon. William Campbell Whig
1852 Kenneth Macaulay Tory John Harvey Astell Tory
1854 Robert Adair Whig Francis Mowatt Whig
1857 Kenneth Macaulay Tory Andrew Steuart Tory
1863 Francis Powell Tory
1865 William Forsyth Tory
1866 John Eldon Gorst Tory
1868 Robert Torrens Liberal William Fowler Liberal
1874 Alfred Marten Conservative Patrick Boyle Smollett Conservative
1880 William Fowler Liberal Hugh Shield Liberal
1885 representation reduced to one member

MPs since 1885[edit]

Election Member[8][7] Party
1885 Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald Conservative
1906 Stanley Buckmaster Liberal
Jan 1910 Almeric Paget Conservative
1917 by-election Sir Eric Geddes Coalition Conservative
1922 by-election Sir George Newton Conservative
1934 by-election Richard Tufnell Conservative
1945 Arthur Symonds Labour
1950 Sir Hamilton Kerr, Bt. Conservative
1966 Robert Davies Labour
1967 by-election David Lane Conservative
1976 by-election Robert Rhodes James Conservative
1992 Anne Campbell Labour
2005 David Howarth Liberal Democrat
2010 Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat
2015 Daniel Zeichner Labour

Elections[edit]

For a complete list of all Cambridge election results covering 1754–present, see Cambridge parliamentary constituency election results. Figures for the most recent elections are below.

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Cambridge [9][10][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Daniel Zeichner 29,032 51.9 +15.9
Liberal Democrat Julian Huppert 16,371 29.3 -5.6
Conservative John Hayward 9,133 16.3 + 0.7
Green Stuart Tuckwood 1,256 2.2 - 5.7
Rebooting Democracy Keith Garrett 133 0.2 -0.1
Majority 12,661 22.6 +21.4
Turnout 55,934 71.7 + 9.6
Labour hold Swing +10.7
General Election 2015: Cambridge[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Daniel Zeichner 18,646 36.0 +11.7
Liberal Democrat Julian Huppert 18,047 34.9 −4.3
Conservative Chamali Fernando 8,117 15.7 −9.9
Green Rupert Read 4,109 7.9 +0.3
UKIP Patrick O'Flynn 2,668 5.2 +2.8
Rebooting Democracy Keith Garrett 187 0.4 N/A
Majority 599 1.2
Turnout 51,774 62.1 −2.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +8.0
General Election 2010: Cambridge[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Julian Huppert 19,621 39.1 −5.6
Conservative Nick Hillman 12,829 25.6 +8.3
Labour Daniel Zeichner 12,174 24.3 −9.7
Green Tony Juniper 3,804 7.6 +4.7
UKIP Peter Burkinshaw 1,195 2.4 +1.0
Cambridge Socialists Martin Booth 362 0.7 N/A
Independent Old Holborn (Robert Ambridge)[n 2] 145 0.3 N/A
Majority 6,792 13.5
Turnout 50,130 65.0 +6.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing −7.0

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Cambridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Howarth 19,152 44.0 +18.9
Labour Anne Campbell 14,813 34.0 −11.1
Conservative Ian Lyon 7,193 16.5 −6.4
Green Martin Lucas-Smith 1,245 2.9 −0.4
UKIP Helene Davies 569 1.3 +0.1
Respect Tom Woodcock 477 1.1 N/A
Independent Suzon Forscey-Moore 60 0.1 N/A
Independent Graham Wilkinson 60 0.1 N/A
Majority 4,339 10.0
Turnout 43,569 62.1 +1.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +15.0
General Election 2001: Cambridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Campbell 19,316 45.1 −8.3
Liberal Democrat David Howarth 10,737 25.1 +8.9
Conservative Graham Stuart 9,829 22.9 −3.0
Green Stephen Lawrence 1,413 3.3 +2.0
Socialist Alliance Howard Senter 716 1.7 N/A
UKIP Len Baynes 532 1.2 N/A
ProLife Alliance Clare Underwood 232 0.5 +0.2
Workers Revolutionary Margaret Courtney 61 0.1 −0.1
Majority 8,579 20.0 −7.5
Turnout 42,836 60.6 −10.9
Labour hold Swing −8.6

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Cambridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Campbell 27,436 53.4 +13.7
Conservative David Platt 13,299 25.9 -12.6
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Heathcock 8,287 16.1 -3.8
Referendum William Burrows 1,262 2.5 N/A
Green Margaret Wright 654 1.3 -0.1
ProLife Alliance Anna Johnstone 191 0.4 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Raymond Athow 107 0.2 N/A
Natural Law M. Gladwin 103 0.2 N/A
Majority 14,137 27.5 +26.3
Turnout 51,339 71.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Cambridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Campbell 20,039 39.7
Conservative Mark Bishop 19,459 38.5
Liberal Democrat David Howarth 10,037 19.9
Green Tim Cooper 720 1.4
Monster Raving Loony Richard Brettell-Winnington 175 0.3
Natural Law Roger Chalmers 83 0.2
Majority 580 1.2
Turnout 50,513 73.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Cambridge[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Rhodes James 21,624 39.97 −1.55
Social Democratic Shirley Williams 16,564 30.62 +0.94
Labour Christopher John Howard 15,319 28.31 +0.07
Green Margaret Wright 597 1.1 N/A
Majority 5,060 9.35
Turnout 54,104 78.03
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Cambridge[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Rhodes James 20,931 41.51 -1.48
Social Democratic Matthew Oakeshott 14,963 29.68 +12.62
Labour Janet Jones 14,240 28.24 -11.15
Monster Raving Loony John Dougrez-Lewis 286 0.57 N/A
Majority 5,968 11.84
Turnout 50,420 75.23
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Cambridge[17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Rhodes James 25,568 45.71 +4.46
Labour Martin Howard Smith 20,772 37.14 +1.13
Liberal John Derek Wakelin 9,285 16.60 -4.47
National Front Derek William Holland 311 0.56 N/A
Majority 4,796 8.57
Turnout 55,936 72.02
Conservative hold Swing +1.66
United Kingdom Parliament: Cambridge by-election 1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Rhodes James 19,620 51.03 +9.78
Labour Martin Smith 9,995 25.99 -10.01
Liberal Dr. Michael O'Loughlin 7,051 18.34 -2.73
Independent James Sharpe 711 1.85 N/A
National Front Jeremy Wotherspoon 700 1.82 N/A
Science Fiction Looney Philip Sargent 374 0.97 N/A
Majority 9,625 25.03 +19.78
Conservative hold Swing
General Election, October 1974: Cambridge[17][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Lane 21,790 41.25 +0.66
Labour James Patrick Curran 19,017 36.00 +3.28
Liberal Michael Wilfrid Bryan O'Loughlin 11,129 21.07 -5.00
United Democratic Party Christopher John Curry 885 1.68 N/A
Majority 2,773 5.25
Turnout 52,821 69.56
Conservative hold Swing -1.31
General Election, February 1974: Cambridge[17][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Lane 24,119 40.59
Labour James Patrick Curran 19,443 32.72
Liberal Michael Wilfrid Bryan O'Loughlin 15,491 26.07
Independent Susan Elisabeth Inkster 369 0.62 N/A
Majority 4,676 7.87
Turnout 59,422 78.74
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Cambridge[21][22][23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Lane 26,252 55.33 +11.91
Labour George Bazeley Scurfield 21,191 44.67 -0.80
Majority 5,061 10.67 N/A
Turnout 47,443 72.37 -7.63
Registered electors 65,554
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.36

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Cambridge by-election, 21 September 1967[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Lane 20,488 51.61 +8.19
Labour George Scurfield 14,510 36.55 -8.92
Liberal David Spreckley 4,701 11.84 +1.64
Majority 5,978 15.06
Turnout 39,699 65.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1966: Cambridge[21][22][26][27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Davies 21,963 45.47 +5.01
Conservative David Lane 20,972 43.42 +0.05
Liberal Michael WB O'Loughlin 4,928 10.20 -5.97
Independent Peter King 439 0.91 N/A
Majority 991 2.05 N/A
Turnout 48,302 80.00 +0.86
Registered electors 60,380
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.48
General Election 1964: Cambridge[21][22][28][29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hamilton Kerr 20,720 43.37 -7.69
Labour Robert Davies 19,331 40.46 +3.67
Liberal Michael WB O'Loughlin 7,723 16.17 +4.02
Majority 1,389 2.91 -11.36
Turnout 47,774 79.14 -0.67
Registered electors 60,365
Conservative hold Swing -5.68

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Cambridge[21][22][30][31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hamilton Kerr 24,350 51.06 -6.50
Labour Robert Davies 17,543 36.79 -5.65
Liberal Arnold Geoffroy de Montmorency 5,792 12.15 -10.29
Majority 6,807 14.27 -0.85
Turnout 59,745 79.81 +1.28
Registered electors 59,745
Conservative hold Swing -0.43
General Election 1955: Cambridge[21][22][32][33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hamilton Kerr 27,059 57.56 +5.17
Labour Arthur Symonds 19,953 42.44 +1.25
Majority 7,106 15.12 +3.93
Turnout 47,012 78.53 -5.91
Registered electors 59,868
Conservative hold Swing +1.96
General Election 1951: Cambridge[21][22][34][35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hamilton Kerr 26,570 52.39 +2.88
Labour Arthur Symonds 20,893 41.19 +1.24
Liberal Francis L Josephy 3,257 6.42 -4.12
Majority 5,677 11.19 +1.64
Turnout 50,720 84.44 -2.04
Registered electors 60,064
Conservative hold Swing +0.82
General Election 1950: Cambridge[21][22][36][37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hamilton Kerr 25,151 49.51 +0.39
Labour Arthur Symonds 20,297 39.95 -10.93
Liberal Francis L Josephy 5,355 10.54 N/A
Majority 4,854 9.55 N/A
Turnout 50,803 86.48 +17.32
Registered electors 58,742
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +5.66

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Cambridge[21][22][38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Symonds 19,671 50.88 +9.36
Conservative Richard Tufnell 18,989 49.12 -9.36
Majority 682 1.76 N/A
Turnout 38,600 69.16 -4.06
Registered electors 55,898
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +9.36

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Cambridge[21][22][39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Tufnell 18,927 58.48 -14.71
Labour Dr A Wood 13,436 41.52 +14.71
Majority 5,491 16.97 -29.41
Turnout 32,363 73.22 -2.40
Registered electors 44,197
Conservative hold Swing -14.71
General Election 1931: Cambridge[21][22][40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Newton 23,347 73.19 +30.00
Labour Dr A Wood 8,552 26.81 -4.70
Majority 14,795 46.38 +34.70
Turnout 31,899 75.62 -4.19
Registered electors 42,186
Conservative hold Swing +17.35

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Cambridge[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Newton 13,867 43.19 -9.33
Labour David Hardman 10,116 31.51 +12.09
Liberal Maurice Amos 8,124 25.30 -2.75
Majority 3,751 11.68 -2.20
Turnout 32,107 79.81 -2.04
Registered electors 40,227
Conservative hold Swing -4.87
General Election 1924: Cambridge[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Newton 12,628 52.52 +10.59
Liberal Alec Sandy Firth 6,744 28.05 -5.50
Labour Frank Reyner Salter 4,670 19.42 -5.11
Majority 5,884 13.88 +5.50
Turnout 24,042 81.85 +0.91
Registered electors 29,372
Conservative hold Swing +8.05
General Election 1923: Cambridge[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Newton 9,814 41.93 -6.82
Liberal Sydney Cope Morgan 7,852 33.55 +3.16
Labour Alec Sandy Firth 5,741 24.53 +3.67
Majority 1,962 8.38 -9.98
Turnout 23,407 80.94 -0.23
Registered electors 28,920
Conservative hold Swing -4.99
General Election 1922: Cambridge[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Newton 11,238 48.75 -26.65
Liberal Sydney Cope Morgan 7,005 30.39 +5.69
Labour Alec Sandy Firth 4,810 20.86 N/A
Majority 4,233 18.36 -32.24
Turnout 23,053 81.17 +20.22
Registered electors 28,402
Conservative hold Swing -16.17
By-election, 1922: Cambridge[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Newton 10,897 48.69 -26.61
Labour Hugh Dalton 6,954 31.07 N/A
Liberal Sydney Cope Morgan 4,529 20.24 -4.46
Majority 3,943 17.62 -32.98
Turnout 22,380 80.41 +19.46
Registered electors 27,833
Conservative hold Swing -28.84

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Cambridge[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eric Campbell Geddes 11,553 75.30 N/A
Liberal 3,789 24.70 N/A
Majority 7,764 50.60 N/A
Turnout 15,342 60.95 N/A
Registered electors 25,170
Conservative hold Swing N/A
By-election, 1917: Cambridge[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eric Campbell Geddes Unopposed
Conservative hold
General Election, December 1910: Cambridge[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Almeric Paget 4,427 5.20 -1.4
Liberal Stanley Buckmaster 4,084 48.0 +1.4
Majority 343 4.0 -2.8
Turnout 8,511 90.6 -2.6
Registered electors 9,392
Conservative hold Swing -1.4
General Election, January 1910: Cambridge[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Almeric Paget 4,667 53.4 +5.3
Liberal Stanley Buckmaster 4,080 46.6 -5.3
Majority 587 6.8 N/A
Turnout 8,747 93.1 +0.9
Registered electors 9,392
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.3

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Buckmaster
General Election 1906: Cambridge[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Stanley Buckmaster 4,232 51.9 N/A
Conservative Almeric Paget 3,924 48.1 N/A
Majority 308 3.8 N/A
Turnout 8,156 92.2 N/A
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A
General Election 1900: Cambridge[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1895: Cambridge[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald 3,574 55.0 +3.0
Liberal AJ David 2,920 45.0 -3.0
Majority 654 10.0 +6.0
Turnout 6,494 83.3 -2.9
Registered electors 7,796
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
General Election 1892: Cambridge[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald 3,299 52.0 -2.2
Liberal Rudolph Chambers Lehmann 3,044 48.0 +2.2
Majority 255 4.0 -4.4
Turnout 6,343 86.2 -1.3
Registered electors 7,362
Conservative hold Swing -2.2

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: Cambridge[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald 2,937 54.2 +3.2
Liberal CJS Dodd 2,479 45.8 -3.2
Majority 458 8.4 +6.4
Turnout 5,416 87.5 -2.7
Registered electors 6,189
Conservative hold Swing +3.2
General Election 1885: Cambridge[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald 2,846 51.0 N/A
Liberal W Fowler 2,739 49.0 N/A
Majority 107 2.0 N/A
Turnout 5,585 90.2 N/A
Registered electors 6,189
Conservative win (new seat)

Graphical representation[edit]

1918
24.7% 75.3%
Liberal Conservative
1922 by-election
31.1% 20.2% 48.7%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1922
20.9% 30.4% 48.8%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1923
24.5% 33.6% 41.9%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1924
19.4% 28.1% 52.5%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1929
31.5% 25.3% 43.2%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1931
26.8% 73.2%
Labour Conservative
1935
41.5% 58.5%
Labour Conservative
1945
50.9% 49.1%
Labour Conservative
1950
40.0% 10.5% 49.5%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1951
41.2% 6.4% 52.4%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1955
42.4% 57.6%
Labour Conservative
1959
36.8% 12.2% 51.1%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1964
40.5% 16.2% 43.4%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1966
45.5% 10.2% 43.4%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1967 by-election
36.6% 11.8% 51.6%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1970
44.7% 55.3%
Labour Conservative
Feb 1974
32.7% 26.1% 40.6%
Labour Liberal Conservative
Oct 1974
36.0% 21.1% 1.7 41.3%
Labour Liberal UDP Conservative
1976 by-election
26.0% 18.3% 1.9 51.0% 1.8
Labour Liberal Ind Conservative NF
1979
37.1% 16.6% 45.7%
Labour Liberal Conservative
1983
28.2% 29.7% 41.5%
Labour SDP Conservative
1987
1.1 28.3% 30.6% 40.0%
Gn Labour SDP Conservative
1992
1.4 39.7% 19.9% 38.5%
Gn Labour Lib Dems Conservative
1997
1.3 53.4% 16.1% 25.9% 2.5
Gn Labour Lib Dems Conservative Ref
2001
1.7 3.3 45.1% 25.1% 22.9% 1.2
SA Gn Labour Lib Dems Conservative UK
2005
2.9 1.1 34.0% 44.0% 16.5% 1.3
Gn Rs Labour Lib Dems Conservative UK
2010
7.6% 24.3% 39.1% 25.6% 2.4
Green Labour Lib Dems Conservative UK
2015
7.9% 36.0% 34.9% 15.7% 5.2%
Green Labour Lib Dems Conservative UKIP

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Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ As with all constituencies, Cambridge elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years. It is a borough constituency rather than county constituency which determines the exact level of election expenses available and the type of returning officer appointed for the count.
  2. ^ Old Holborn is the name of a popular libertarian blog, and the author of the blog stood for election under the name of his blog, rather than his own name.
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