Eifion (UK Parliament constituency)

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Eifion
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Caernarvonshire
Created from Caernarvonshire

Eifion was a parliamentary constituency in Caernarfonshire, Wales. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Eifion covered the southern part of Caernarvonshire. It included the Sessional Divisions of Eifionydd (or Portmadoc) and Pwllheli (excluding the boroughs of Caernarvon and Pwllheli and the parishes of Criccieth and Nevin) and part of the Sessional Division of Caernarvon (excluding the parishes of Llanberis and Llanddeiniolen).[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 John Bryn Roberts Liberal
1906 Ellis William Davies Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Bryn Roberts
General Election 1885: Eifion [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Bryn Roberts 4,535 63.8 n/a
Conservative Hugh John Ellis Nanney 2,573 36.2 n/a
Majority 1,962 27.6 n/a
Turnout 79.2 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Eifion [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Bryn Roberts 4,244 77.0
Liberal Unionist George Farren 1,267 23.0
Majority 2,977 54.0
Turnout 61.4
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Eifion [6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Bryn Roberts 4,567 69.8
Conservative W Humphreys 1,973 30.2
Majority 2,594 39.6
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1895: Eifion [8][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Bryn Roberts unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Eifion [11][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Bryn Roberts unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1906: Eifion [14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Bryn Roberts unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
Eifion by-election, 1906 [16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ellis William Davies unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Eifion [18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ellis William Davies 6,118 78.3 n/a
Conservative Francis John Lloyd Priestly 1,700 21.7 n/a
Majority 56.6 n/a
Turnout 82.7 n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election December 1910: Eifion [20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ellis William Davies unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  3. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  5. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  7. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  9. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  12. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  13. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  14. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  15. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  16. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  17. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  18. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  19. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  20. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  21. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  22. ^ Liverpool Echo 21 Feb 1914