East Suffolk (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Suffolk
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Suffolk
Number of members Two
Replaced by Eye, Lowestoft, Stowmarket, Sudbury and Woodbridge
Created from Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Orford and Suffolk

East Suffolk was a county constituency in Suffolk, England. It returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.


The constituency was created under the Great Reform Act for the 1832 general election, and abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. It was replaced by five new single-member constituencies: Eye, Lowestoft, Stowmarket, Sudbury and Woodbridge.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 John Henniker-Major Tory Robert Newton Shawe Liberal Party
1835 Conservative
1835 Charles Broke Vere Conservative
1843 by-election The Lord Rendlesham Conservative
1846 by-election Sir Edward Gooch, Bt Conservative
1852 by-election Fitzroy Kelly Conservative
1856 by-election John Henniker-Major Conservative
1866 by-election Hon. John Henniker-Major Conservative Sir Edward Kerrison, Bt Conservative
1867 by-election Frederick Snowdon Corrance Conservative
1870 by-election Arthur Stanhope Conservative
1874 Frederick Thellusson Conservative
1876 by-election Frederick Barne Conservative
1885 constituency abolished: see Eye, Lowestoft, Stowmarket, Sudbury and Woodbridge