East Cheshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Cheshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Cheshire
Number of members Two
Created from North Cheshire and South Cheshire

East Cheshire was parliamentary constituency which returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Elections were held using the bloc vote system.


The constituency was created upon the abolition of North Cheshire and South Cheshire in 1868 and the redivision of Cheshire into East Cheshire, West Cheshire, Mid Cheshire and Stalybridge. In 1885, the first three of these were abolished and re-divided into eight constituencies: Altrincham, Crewe, Eddisbury, Hyde, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Northwich and Wirral.


Members of Parliament[edit]

Election[1][2] First member First party Second member Second Party
1868 Edward Christopher Egerton Conservative William John Legh Conservative
1869 by-election William Cunliffe Brooks Conservative
1885 constituency abolished


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 359. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.