City of Chester (UK Parliament constituency)

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City of Chester
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of City of Chester in Cheshire.
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Location of Cheshire within England.
County Cheshire
Population 92,995 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 68,280 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlements Chester
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of parliament Chris Matheson (Labour)
Number of members One
1545–1918
Number of members 1545–1880: Two
1885–1918: One
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

The City of Chester is a constituency[n 1] created in 1545 (turned into a county division in 1885 and reformed in narrowed geographical guise in 1918) and represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Chris Matheson of the Labour Party. [n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covers the English city of Chester on the border of Wales and parts of the surrounding Cheshire West and Chester unitary authority, including the villages of: Aldford, Capenhurst, Christleton, Guilden Sutton, Mollington, Newtown, Pulford and Saughall.

Much of the city of Chester itself is residential of varying characteristics, with more middle-class areas such as Upton and the large rural former council estate of Blacon which is, except where purchased under the right to buy; owned and managed by the local housing association, Chester And District Housing Trust.[3]

Boundary review[edit]

1918-1950: The County Borough of Chester, the Urban District of Hoole, and the Rural District of Chester.

1950-1974: As prior but with redrawn boundaries.

1974-1983: The County Borough of Chester, and the Rural District of Chester. Hoole Urban District had been absorbed by the County Borough of Chester in 1954, but the constituency boundaries remained unchanged.

1983-1997: The City of Chester wards of Blacon Hall, Boughton, Boughton Heath, Christleton, College, Curzon, Dee Point, Dodleston, Grosvenor, Hoole, Newton, Plas Newton, Sealand, Upton Grange, Upton Heath, Vicars Cross, and Westminster.

1997-2010: The City of Chester wards of Blacon Hall, Boughton, Boughton Heath, Christledon, College, Curzon, Dee Point, Dodleston, Grosvenor, Hoole, Mollington, Newton, Plas Newton, Saughall, Sealand, Upton Grange, Upton Heath, Vicars Cross, and Westminster.

2010-present: The City of Chester wards of Blacon Hall, Blacon Lodge, Boughton, Boughton Heath, Christleton, City and St Anne's, College, Curzon and Westminster, Dodleston, Handbridge and St Mary's, Hoole All Saints, Hoole Groves, Huntington, Lache Park, Mollington, Newton Brook, Newton St Michael's, Saughall, Upton Grange, Upton Westlea, and Vicars Cross.

History[edit]

Pre 1918

As part of a county palatine with a parliament of its own until the early-sixteenth century, Chester was not enfranchised (sent no MPs) until an Act of 1543 since which it returned two MPs to Parliament as a parliamentary borough until the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 was passed; when the representation was reduced to one MP. For most of the nineteenth century, the seat was held by the Whigs and (later) the Liberals until 1900 when results were initially in line with the landslide victories of the first decade of the century and then more marginal.

Since 1918

From 1910-1997, Chester returned Conservative Party MPs. At most elections, majorities were in relative terms medium but the party's MPs won marginal majorities at the 1929 general election over the Liberal candidate (when the Labour Party formed a minority government) and at the 1992 general election over the Labour candidate, when the Conservatives had a small parliamentary majority.

Christine Russell of the Labour Party gained the seat easily at the 1997 general election after 87 years of Conservative control, and retained it until 2010. Her majority over the Conservatives had been reduced to under 1,000 votes at the 2005 general election.[n 3]

Stephen Mosley of the Conservatives gained the seat from Labour at the 2010 general election. However, Mosley narrowly lost his seat five years later to Chris Matheson of the Labour Party in 2015 by 93 votes. The 2015 general election result gave the constituency the most marginal majority (0.2%) of Labour's 232 seats won that year.[4] Matheson was re-elected at the 2017 general election, with a significantly increased majority of 9,176 votes, it was one the largest swings to Labour in the election and is no longer considered a marginal seat. At 56.8% it is the highest share of the vote that Labour has ever had in the constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1545 to 1660[edit]

Year First member Second member
1545 Sir Lawrence Smith[5]
1547 Richard Sneyd William Aldersey[6]
1553 (Mar) Richard Sneyd Randall Mainwaring[6]
1553 (Oct) Richard Sneyd Thomas Massey[6]
1554 (Apr) Richard Sneyd William Aldersey[6]
1554 (Nov) Richard Sneyd Thomas Massey[6]
1555 William Gerard William Aldersey[6]
1558 Sir Lawrence Smith William Gerard[6]
1559 (Jan) Sir Lawrence Smith William Gerard[6]
1562/1563 William Gerard John Yerworth[6]
1571 William Gerard William Glasier[6]
1572 (Apr) William Gerard William Glasier[6]
1584 (Nov) Richard Birkheved Richard Bavand[6]
1586 (Sep) Richard Birkheved Peter Warburton[6]
1588/1589 Richard Birkheved Peter Warburton[6]
1593 Richard Birkheved Gilbert Gerard[6]
1597 (Sep) Peter Warburton William Brock[6]
1601 Hugh Glasier Thomas Gamull[6]
1604 Thomas Lawton Hugh Glasier
1606 Thomas Gamull Hugh Glasier
1610 Thomas Gamull Sir John Bingley
1614 Edward Whitby Sir John Bingley
1621–1622 Edward Whitby John Ratcliffe
1624 Edward Whitby John Savage
1625 Edward Whitby Sir John Savage
1626 Edward Whitby William Gamull
1628–1629 Edward Whitby John Ratcliffe
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned
Apr 1640 Sir Thomas Smith Robert Brerewood
Nov 1640 Sir Thomas Smith Francis Gamull
1645 William Edwards John Ratcliffe
1653 Chester not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 Charles Walley One seat only
1656 Edward Bradshaw One seat only
1659 Jonathan Ridge John Griffith
† Smith and Gamull were Both disabled from serving in 1644.

MPs 1660–1880[edit]

Year First member[7] First party Second member[7] Second party
1660 John Ratcliffe William Ince
1661 Sir Thomas Smith, Bt
1673 Robert Werden Tory
1675 William Williams
1679 Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Bt Tory
1681 Roger Whitley Whig
1685 Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Bt Tory Robert Werden Tory
1689 Roger Whitley Whig George Mainwaring Whig
1690 Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Bt Tory Sir Richard Levinge, Bt Tory
1695 Roger Whitley Whig
January 1698 Thomas Cowper
July 1698 Peter Shakerley Tory
1701 Sir Henry Bunbury, Bt Tory
1715 Sir Richard Grosvenor, Bt
1727 Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Bt
January 1733 Sir Robert Grosvenor, Bt
March 1733 Sir Charles Bunbury, Bt
1742 Philip Henry Warburton
1754 Sir Richard Grosvenor, Bt
1755 Thomas Grosvenor
1761 Richard Wilbraham-Bootle
1790 Viscount Belgrave
1795 Thomas Grosvenor
1802 Richard Erle-Drax-Grosvenor
1807 John Grey Egerton
1818 Viscount Belgrave Tory
1826 Lord Robert Grosvenor Whig
1830 Sir Philip Grey Egerton, Bt Conservative
1831 Foster Cunliffe-Offley
May 1832 John Finchett Maddock
December 1832 Sir John Jervis Radical[8][9]
1847 Earl Grosvenor Whig[10][11][12]
1850 William Owen Stanley Whig[13][14][15][16]
1857 Enoch Salisbury Radical[12][17]
1859 Philip Stapleton Humberston Conservative Liberal
1865 William Henry Gladstone Liberal
1868 Henry Cecil Raikes Conservative
1869 Hon. Norman Grosvenor Liberal
1874 John George Dodson Liberal
1880 Beilby Lawley Liberal
  • Constituency suspended (1880)

MPs since 1885[edit]

Election Member[18][7] Party
1885 Walter Foster Liberal
1886 Robert Yerburgh Conservative
1906 Alfred Mond Liberal
1910 Robert Yerburgh Conservative
1916 Sir Owen Philipps Unionist
1922 Sir Charles Cayzer Unionist
1940 Sir Basil Nield Conservative
1956 John Temple Conservative
1974 Peter Morrison Conservative
1992 Gyles Brandreth Conservative
1997 Christine Russell Labour
2010 Stephen Mosley Conservative
2015 Chris Matheson Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: City of Chester[19][20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Matheson 32,023 56.8 +13.5
Conservative Will Gallagher 22,847 40.5 −2.6
Liberal Democrat Lizzie Jewkes 1,551 2.7 −2.9
Majority 9,176 16.3 +16.1
Turnout 56,421 77.4 +6.6
Labour hold Swing +8.1
General Election 2015: City of Chester[22][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Matheson 22,118 43.2 +8.2
Conservative Stephen Mosley 22,025 43.1 +2.5
UKIP Steve Ingram 4,148 8.1 +5.5
Liberal Democrat Bob Thompson 2,870 5.6 -13.5
Majority 93 0.2
Turnout 51,161 70.8 +2.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.9
General Election 2010: City of Chester[24][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Mosley 18,995 40.6 +3.8
Labour Christine Russell 16,412 35.1 −3.8
Liberal Democrat Lizzie Jewkes 8,930 19.1 −2.8
UKIP Allan Weddell 1,225 2.6 +0.9
English Democrat Ed Abrams 594 1.3 +0.6
Green Malcolm Barker 535 1.1 +1.1
Independent John Whittingham 99 0.2 +0.2
Majority 2,583 5.5
Turnout 46,853 67.9 +3.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.9

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: City of Chester[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christine Russell 17,458 38.9 −9.6
Conservative Paul Offer 16,543 36.8 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Mia Jones 9,818 21.9 +7.2
UKIP Allan Weddell 776 1.7 −0.3
English Democrat Ed Abrams 308 0.7 +0.7
Majority 917 2.0
Turnout 44,903 64.3 +0.5
Labour hold Swing −6.7
General Election 2001: City of Chester[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christine Russell 21,760 48.5 −4.5
Conservative David Jones 14,866 33.1 −1.1
Liberal Democrat Tony Dawson 6,589 14.7 +5.2
UKIP Allan Weddell 899 2.0 N/A
Independent George Rogers 763 1.7 +1.4
Majority 6,894 15.4
Turnout 44,877 63.8 −14.7
Labour hold Swing −1.7

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: City of Chester[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christine Russell 29,806 53.0 +11.0
Conservative Gyles Brandreth 19,253 34.2 −9.9
Liberal Democrat David Simpson 5,353 9.5 −3.4
Referendum Richard F.A. Mullen 1,487 2.6 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Ian Sanderson 204 0.4 N/A
West Cheshire College In Crisis William G. Johnson 154 0.3 N/A
Majority 10,553 18.2
Turnout 56,257 78.4 −5.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 10.5
General Election 1992: City of Chester[29][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gyles Brandreth 23,411 44.1 −0.8
Labour David Robinson 22,310 42.0 +6.4
Liberal Democrat John Smith 6,867 12.9 −6.6
Green Malcolm Barker 448 0.8 N/A
Natural Law Stephen Cross 98 0.2 N/A
Majority 1,101 2.1 −7.2
Turnout 53,134 83.9 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing −3.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: City of Chester[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Morrison 23,582 44.86
Labour David Robinson 18,727 35.62
Liberal Andrew Stunell 10,262 19.52
Majority 4,855 9.24
Turnout 79.84
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: City of Chester[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Morrison 22,645 47.11
Labour David Robertson 13,546 28.18
Liberal Andrew Stunell 11,874 24.70
Majority 9,099 18.93
Turnout 74.51
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Morrison 28,764 51.43
Labour R.D. Blair 19,450 34.78
Liberal Andrew Stunell 7,711 13.79
Majority 9,314 16.65
Turnout 77.64
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Morrison 23,095 44.01
Labour John Crawford 18,477 35.21
Liberal R.M. Green 10,907 20.78
Majority 4,618 8.80
Turnout 75.40
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Morrison 24,527 44.29
Labour John Crawford 17,759 32.07
Liberal R. Green 13,098 23.65
Majority 6,768 12.22
Turnout 80.31
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Temple 25,877 52.04
Labour John Crawford 18,872 37.95
Liberal Michael J. G. Tompkins 4,978 10.01
Majority 7,005 14.09
Turnout 73.15
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Temple 21,673 46.05
Labour John Crawford 18,870 40.10
Liberal Peter James Samuel 6,516 13.85
Majority 2,803 5.96
Turnout 78.05
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Temple 23,172 48.82
Labour Anthony Blond 16,708 35.20
Liberal Peter James Samuel 7,583 15.98
Majority 6,464 13.62
Turnout 79.56
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Temple 27,847 61.42
Labour Lewis Carter-Jones 17,492 38.58
Majority 10,355 22.84
Turnout 78.69
Conservative hold Swing
City of Chester by-election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Temple 21,137 51.72 -4.94
Labour Lewis Carter-Jones 14,789 36.19 +4.56
Liberal John Seys-Llewellyn 4,942 12.09 +0.38
Majority 6,348 15.53 -9.50
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Basil Nield 24,905 56.66
Labour John McKay Forrester 13,903 31.63
Liberal John Seys-Llewellyn 5,145 11.71
Majority 11,002 25.03 -
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Basil Nield 26,743 58.52
Labour John G. Hughes 18,958 41.48
Majority 7,785 17.03
Turnout 82.57
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Basil Nield 23,660 51.41
Labour Campbell McKinnon 16,021 34.81
Liberal Arthur Harvey Willitt 6,342 13.78
Majority 7,639 16.60
Turnout 83.88
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Basil Nield 19,064 50.33 n/a
Labour D. M. Hopkinson 13,585 35.87 n/a
Liberal Ashwood Everett Jones 5,229 13.80 n/a
Majority 5,479 14.46 n/a
Turnout 72.14 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
City of Chester by-election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Basil Nield Unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Cayzer 16,882 50.37
Liberal Emlyn Garner Evans 10,183 30.38
Labour Agnes Lois Bulley 6,450 19.25
Majority 6,699 19.99
Turnout 77.86
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Cayzer 18,174 51.73
Liberal Aubrey Herbert 11,770 33.50
Labour Joseph Lewis 5,186 14.76
Majority 6,404 18.23
Turnout 85.77
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Chester[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles Cayzer 13,454 41.3 -11.9
Liberal Aubrey Herbert 13,292 40.8 +17.2
Labour W. Herron 5,846 17.9 -5.3
Majority 162 0.5 -29.1
Turnout 82.3 +0.4
Unionist hold Swing -14.5
General Election 1924: Chester[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles Cayzer 12,491 53.2
Liberal William Craven Llewelyn 5,538 23.6
Labour George Beardsworth 5,451 23.2 -3.1
Majority 6,953 29.6 +12.5
Turnout 81.9
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1923: Chester[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles Cayzer 9,985 45.4 -8.7
Liberal William Craven Llewelyn 6,212 28.3 +7.0
Labour George Muff 5,773 26.3 +1.7
Majority 3,773 17.1 -15.7
Turnout 78.6 -2.6
Unionist hold Swing -7.9
General Election 1922 : Chester[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles Cayzer 11,938 54.1 -2.2
Labour George Muff 5,414 24.6
Liberal Joseph Banks 4,688 21.3
Majority 6,524 29.5
Turnout 81.2 +16.0
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Owen Philipps
General Election 1918: Chester[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Owen Philipps 10,043 56.3
Liberal Edward Paul 4,993 28.0
Labour Arthur Mason 2,799 15.7
Majority 5,050 28.3
Turnout 65.2
Unionist hold Swing
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
By-election 1916: Chester[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Owen Philipps Unopposed
Unionist hold
General Election Dec 1910: Chester[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Yerburgh 3,787 50.7 −0.6
Liberal Edward Paul 3,681 49.3 +0.6
Majority 106 1.4 −1.2
Turnout 7,468 92.2 −3.5
Registered electors 8,102
Conservative hold Swing −0.6
General Election Jan 1910: Chester[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Yerburgh 3,978 51.3 +1.6
Liberal Edward Paul 3,776 48.7 −1.6
Majority 202 2.6 N/A
Turnout 7,754 95.7 +7.3
Registered electors 8,102
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +1.6

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Alfred Mond
General Election 1906[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Mond 3,524 50.3 +6.5
Conservative Robert Yerburgh 3,477 49.7 -6.5
Majority 47 0.6 N/A
Turnout 7,001 88.4 +7.4
Registered electors 7,918
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +6.5

Elections 1832-1900[edit]

Idris
General Election 1900: City of Chester (1 seat)[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Yerburgh 3,303 56.2 N/A
Liberal Howell Idris 2,574 43.8 N/A
Majority 729 12.4 N/A
Turnout 5,877 81.0 N/A
Registered electors 7,257
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1895: City of Chester[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Yerburgh Unopposed
Conservative hold
General Election 1892: City of Chester[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Yerburgh 3,148 55.5 +4.8
Liberal Hugh Halkett 2,528 44.5 −4.8
Majority 620 11.0 +9.6
Turnout 5,676 84.1 +4.2
Registered electors 6,747
Conservative hold Swing +4.8
Foster
General Election 1886: City of Chester[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Yerburgh 2,549 50.7 +3.6
Liberal Walter Foster 2,483 49.3 −3.6
Majority 66 1.4 N/A
Turnout 5,032 79.9 −2.4
Registered electors 6,296
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.6
General Election 1885: City of Chester[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Walter Foster 2,740 52.9 −8.3
Conservative Robert Yerburgh 2,440 47.1 +8.4
Majority 300 5.8 +4.7
Turnout 5,180 82.3 +14.1 (est)
Registered electors 6,296
Liberal hold Swing −8.4
By-Election 8 May 1880: City of Chester[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Dodson Unopposed
Liberal hold
General Election 1880: City of Chester (2 seats)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Dodson 3,204 30.9 −1.4
Liberal Beilby Lawley 3,147 30.3 −1.8
Conservative Henry Raikes 2,056 19.8 +2.0
Conservative Thomas Sandys[37] 1,961 18.9 +1.1
Independent Frederick Lewis Malgarini[38] 16 0.2 N/A
Majority 1,091 10.5 N/A
Turnout 5,192 (est) 68.2 (est) −3.4
Registered electors 7,611
Liberal hold Swing −1.7
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing −1.5
General Election 1874: City of Chester[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cecil Raikes 2,356 35.6 +3.4
Liberal John George Dodson 2,134 32.3 −1.0
Liberal Thomas Gibbons Frost[39] 2,125 32.1 −2.4
Majority 222 3.4 −10.0
Turnout 4,486 (est) 71.6 (est) −2.8
Registered electors 6,268
Conservative hold Swing +2.1
Liberal hold Swing −1.4
By-election, 4 December 1869: City of Chester[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Norman Grosvenor Unopposed
Liberal hold

Succession of Earl Grosvenor to the peerage as Marquess of Westminster.

General Election 1868: City of Chester (2 seats)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hugh Grosvenor 2,270 33.3 −6.3
Conservative Henry Cecil Raikes 2,198 32.2 −1.6
Liberal Enoch Salisbury 1,283 18.8 N/A
Liberal Richard Hoare[40] 1,071 15.7 N/A
Turnout 4,510 (est) 74.4 (est) +3.1
Registered electors 6,062
Majority 72 1.1 −8.0
Liberal hold Swing −2.8
Majority 915 13.4 N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A
General Election 1865: City of Chester[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hugh Grosvenor 1,284 39.6 −5.0
Liberal William Henry Gladstone 860 26.5 +4.9
Conservative William Fenton[41] 565 17.4 +0.5
Conservative Henry Cecil Raikes 533 16.4 −0.5
Majority 295 9.1 −1.7
Turnout 1,621 (est) 71.3 (est) +5.7
Registered electors 2,274
Liberal hold Swing −2.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.5
General Election 1859: City of Chester (2 seats)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hugh Grosvenor 1,464 44.6 +2.5
Conservative Philip Stapleton Humberston 1,110 33.8 N/A
Liberal Enoch Salisbury 708 21.6 −5.0
Turnout 1,641 (est) 65.6 (est) +4.8
Registered electors 2,502
Majority 354 10.8 +0.0
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Majority 402 12.2 N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A
General Election 1857: City of Chester[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Hugh Grosvenor 1,244 42.1 N/A
Radical Enoch Salisbury 924 31.3 N/A
Whig Henry Grenfell[42][43] 786 26.6 N/A
Turnout 1,477 (est) 60.8 (est) N/A
Registered electors 2,428
Majority 320 10.8 N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
Majority 138 4.7 N/A
Radical gain from Whig
General Election 1852: City of Chester[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Hugh Grosvenor Unopposed
Whig William Owen Stanley Unopposed
Registered electors 2,524
Whig hold
Whig gain from Radical
By-election, 22 July 1850: City of Chester[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Owen Stanley 986 60.5 N/A
Conservative Edward Egerton[44] 645 39.5 N/A
Majority 341 20.9 N/A
Turnout 1,631 64.5 N/A
Registered electors 2,529
Whig gain from Radical Swing N/A
General Election 1847: City of Chester (2 seats) Electorate 2,450
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hugh Grosvenor n/a
Liberal John Jervis n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
Bye Election 30 January 1847: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hugh Grosvenor n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a

Resignation of Lord Robert Grosvenor to contest Middlesex

By Election 8 August 1846: City of Chester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Grosvenor n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a

Appointment of Lord Robert Grosvenor to H M Household

By Election 11 July 1846: City of Chester (1 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Jervis n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a

Appointment of John Jervis as Solicitor General

General Election 1841: City of Chester (2 seats) Electorate 2,445
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Grosvenor n/a
Liberal John Jervis n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
General Election 1837: City of Chester (2 seats) Electorate 2,298
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Grosvenor 1,282 n/a
Liberal John Jervis 1,109 n/a
Conservative F D Ryder 352 n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
General Election 1835: City of Chester (2 seats) Electorate 2,053
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Grosvenor n/a
Liberal John Jervis n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
General Election 1832: City of Chester (2 seats) Electorate 2,028[45]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Grosvenor 1,166 n/a
Liberal John Jervis 1,053 n/a
Liberal J F Maddock 499 n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ Four of the six candidates at the 2010 general election had contested the seat previously; Christine Russell (1997, 2001, 2005); Allan Weddell (2001, 2005); Ed Abrahms (2005) and Tom Barker (1992). All candidates had contested at least one election for local authorities for wards inside the constituency. The Liberal Democrats including their two predecessor parties amassed their largest share of the vote in 2005 at 21.9% of the vote.
References
  1. ^ "City of Chester: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
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