East Worcestershire (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Worcestershire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members 1832–1885: two;
1885–1918: one

East Worcestershire was a county constituency in the county of Worcestershire, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created by the Reform Act 1832 for the 1832 general election, and elected two Members of Parliament (MPs), by the bloc vote system. Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, its representation was reduced to one MP for the 1885 general election, elected by the first past the post voting system. The constituency was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1832–1885[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 William Congreve Russell Liberal Thomas Cookes Liberal
1835 Edward Holland Liberal
1837 Sir Horace St Paul, Bt Conservative John Barneby Conservative Party
1841 James Arthur Taylor Conservative Party
Jan. 1847 by-election George Rushout-Bowes Conservative
Jul. 1847 John Hodgetts-Foley Liberal
1859 Hon. Frederick Gough-Calthorpe Liberal
1861 by-election Harry Vernon Liberal
Jun. 1868 by-election Hon. Charles Lyttelton Liberal
Nov 1868 Richard Amphlett Conservative
1874 Henry Allsopp Conservative Thomas Eades Walker Conservative
1880 William Henry Gladstone Liberal George Hastings Liberal
1885 representation reduced to one member

MPs 1885–1918[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 George Hastings Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1892 by-election Austen Chamberlain Liberal Unionist
1912 Conservative
1914 by-election Frederick Leverton Harris Conservative
1918 constituency abolished