List of Stewards of the Chiltern Hundreds

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Crown Steward and Bailiff of the three Chiltern Hundreds of Stoke, Desborough and Burnham
Official portrait of Lord Mann crop 2.jpg
Incumbent
John Mann

since 28 October 2019
AppointerChancellor of the Exchequer

Appointment to the position of Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds is a procedural device to allow Members of Parliament to resign from the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. Since MPs are technically forbidden to resign, they must resort to a legal fiction. An appointment to an "office of profit under The Crown" disqualifies an individual from sitting as a Member of Parliament (MP). Although several offices were used in the past to allow MPs to resign, only the Crown Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds and the Manor of Northstead are in present use.[1]

Resignation[edit]

On 2 March 1624, a resolution was passed by the House of Commons making it illegal for an MP to quit or wilfully give up his seat. Believing that officers of the Crown could not remain impartial, the House passed a resolution on 30 December 1680 stating that an MP who "shall accept any Office, or Place of Profit, from the Crown, without the Leave of this House ... shall be expelled [from] this House." However, MPs were able to hold Crown Stewardships until 1740, when Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn was deemed to have vacated his Commons seat after becoming Steward of the Lordship and Manor of Bromfield and Yale.[2]

The Chiltern Hundreds last needed a Crown Steward in the 16th century. When John Pitt wished to vacate his seat for Wareham in order to stand for Dorchester, the Crown Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds was available for this purpose. Pitt was appointed Crown Steward on 25 January 1751.[2]

A number of other offices were subsequently used for resignation, but only the Chiltern Hundreds and the Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead are still in use.[2] Appointees to the Chiltern Hundreds are alternated with the Manor of Northstead, allowing two MPs to resign at once. When more than two MPs resign, such as the 1985 walkout of Ulster Unionist MPs, appointees are dismissed after a few hours to allow other resigning MPs to take their place.[1] The Parliamentary Information Office has produced a list of those appointed to the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds since 1850.[3]

Key[edit]

Party Abbreviation
All-for-Ireland League AFIL
Coalition Conservative Co Con
Coalition Liberal Co Lib
Conservative Party Con
Democratic Unionist Party DUP
Home Rule League HRL
Independent Ind
Irish National Federation INF
Irish Parliamentary Party IPP
Unspecified Irish Nationalist (pre-1922) party Nat
Labour Party (UK) Lab
Liberal Party (pre-1988) Lib
Liberal Unionist Party LU
National Labour N Lab
National Liberal Party N Lib
Ulster Democratic Unionist Party UDUP
Ulster Unionist Party UU
Unionist Party UP
Whig Whig

Up to 1849[edit]

1850 to 1899[edit]

Date Member[4] Constituency Party Reason for resignation
9 February 1850 Sir George Smyth[4] Colchester Con [?]
4 March 1850 Lord Albert Conyngham[4] Canterbury Lib Raised to the peerage as Baron Londesborough
12 March 1850 John Ffolliott[4] Sligo County Con [?]
30 April 1850 Hon. George Keppel[4] Lymington Whig [?]
22 July 1850 Sir John Jervis[4] City of Chester Lib [?]
3 August 1850 Viscount Northland[4] Dungannon Con [?]
7 August 1850 Charles Pearson[5] Lambeth Lib [?]
24 December 1850 Viscount Adare Glamorganshire Con Succeeded his father as Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl[6]
3 February 1851 Viscount Northland Dungannon Con [?]
3 February 1851 Sir John Hobhouse, Bt Harwich Lib Raised to the peerage as Baron Broughton[7]
1 March 1851 Richard Lalor Sheil Dungarvan Lib Retired due to ill health and to become a priest in Tuscany[8]
31 March 1851 Hon. Henry Cole Enniskillen Con [?]
14 April 1851 William Trant Fagan Cork City RA [?]
5 May 1851 John Simeon Isle of Wight Lib [?]
10 July 1851 The Earl of Surrey Arundel Lib To protest the passage of the Ecclesiastical Titles Act 1851[9]
23 July 1851 John O'Connell Limerick City RA To allow the Earl of Surrey to take his place[10]
1 August 1851 Richard Ker Downpatrick Con [?]
12 September 1851 Hon. Arthur Duncombe East Retford Con [?]
25 October 1851 Benjamin Hawes Kinsale Lib [?]
29 January 1852 John Plumptre East Kent Con [?]
16 March 1852 John Boyd Coleraine Con [?]
20 April 1852 Francis Rufford Worcester Con [?]
5 July 1853 William Evans North Derbyshire Whig [?]
3 August 1853 Hon. George Anson South Staffordshire Lib Appointed to command a Division in Bengal[11]
13 August 1853 John Maguire Dungarvan Lib Became Mayor of Cork[12]
28 January 1854 Richard Prime West Sussex Con [?]
5 May 1854 Musgrave Brisco Hastings Con [?]
5 August 1854 Hon. William Gordon Aberdeenshire Con [?]
11 August 1854 Lord Dudley Stuart Marylebone Lib [?]
30 March 1855 Edmond Roche Cork County Lib [?]
2 May 1855 William Mure Renfrewshire Con [?]
6 July 1855 Charles Berkeley Evesham Lib [?]
22 November 1855 Hon. Francis Child Villiers Rochester Con [?]
25 January 1856 Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Bt Rutland Whig [?]
3 March 1856 Charles Gavan Duffy New Ross Lib [?]
2 May 1856 Charles Berkeley Cheltenham Lib [?]
15 July 1856 Henry Sturt Dorchester Con [?]
7 January 1857 William Biggs Newport Whig [?]
17 February 1857 Charles Frewen East Sussex Con [?]
23 July 1857 Lionel de Rothschild City of London Lib Being Jewish, unable to swear his oath of allegiance on a Bible that contained the New Testament. A bill that would allow him to swear on the Old Testament was defeated.[13]
30 November 1857 Hon. Francis Baring Thetford Con [?]
19 December 1857 George Skene Duff Elgin Burghs Lib [?]
4 November 1858 Henry Tancred Banbury Whig [?]
9 February 1859 Sir John Ramsden, Bt Hythe Whig [?]
9 March 1859 John Bagshaw Harwich Lib [?]
2 August 1859 Henry Labouchere Taunton Lib Raised to the peerage as Baron Taunton[14]
12 August 1859 Ralph Earle Berwick-upon-Tweed Con Accusations of improper financial deals with railway companies[15]
6 March 1860 William Laslett Worcester Lib [?]
4 June 1860 Richard Davison Belfast Con [?]
27 August 1860 Hon. Percy Egerton Herbert Ludlow Con [?]
4 February 1861 Titus Salt Bradford Lib [?]
22 April 1861 Lachlan Gordon-Duff Banffshire Lib [?]
18 July 1861 Allen Eliott-Lockhart Selkirkshire Con [?]
January 1862 George Heneage Lincoln Lib [?]
26 March 1862 R. A. Cross Preston Con [?]
19 May 1862 Alfred Rhodes Bristow Kidderminster Lib [?]
7 January 1863 Edward Ball Cambridgeshire Con [?]
5 February 1863 Michael Seymour Plymouth Devonport Lib [?]
14 March 1863 Maxwell Close Armagh Con [?]
14 April 1863 Ion Hamilton Dublin County Con [?]
28 May 1863 Charles Tottenham New Ross Con [?]
4 February 1864 Sir James Buller East, Bt Winchester Con [?]
11 February 1865 Daniel O'Donoghue Tipperary Lib [?]
16 June 1865 Arthur William Buller Plymouth Devonport Lib [?]
1 March 1866 William Edward Dowdeswell Tewkesbury Con [?]
28 April 1866 Lord Clarence Paget Sandwich Whig [?]
7 May 1866 William Leslie Aberdeenshire Con [?]
8 August 1866 Hon. Charles Cust North Shropshire Con [?]
5 February 1867 William Humphery Andover Con [?]
5 February 1867 Sir Edward Kerrison, Bt East Suffolk Con [?]
10 May 1867 David Dundas Sutherland Lib [?]
26 July 1867 David Stewart Ker Downpatrick Con [?]
25 November 1867 Hon. Alexander Baring Thetford Con [?]
19 February 1868 Alexander Struthers Finlay Argyllshire Lib [?]
14 April 1868 William Welby-Gregory Grantham Con [?]
22 April 1868 Laurence Oliphant Stirling Burghs Lib [?]
17 February 1869 Richard Green-Price Radnor Lib [?]
28 July 1869 Edward Hamilton Salisbury Lib [?]
7 February 1870 Austen Henry Layard Southwark Lib [?]
9 February 1870 Henry Whitmore Bridgnorth Con [?]
16 February 1870 William Lee Maidstone Lib [?]
16 February 1870 Charles Ichabod Wright Nottingham Con [?]
30 March 1870 Lord Courtenay East Devon Con [?]
9 February 1871 Lord John Hay Ripon Lib [?]
9 February 1871 Sir Thomas Burke, Bt Galway County Lib [?]
22 February 1871 Edward Clive Hereford Lib [?]
24 February 1871 Poulett Somerset Monmouthshire Con [?]
6 February 1872 John Tollemache West Cheshire Con [?]
29 February 1872 Robert Stayner Holford East Gloucestershire Con [?]
17 April 1872 Richard Joseph Devereux Wexford Borough Lib [?]
7 February 1873 Edward Wingfield Verner Lisburn Con [?]
21 February 1873 George Legh Mid Cheshire Con [?]
29 April 1873 William Philip Price Gloucester Lib [?]
24 June 1873 Edmond de la Poer Waterford County Lib [?]
21 July 1873 George Armitstead Dundee Lib [?]
5 February 1875 George Melly Stoke-upon-Trent Lib [?]
6 February 1875 Charles William White Tipperary Nat [?]
15 April 1875 Francis Bassett Bedfordshire Lib [?]
20 July 1875 Thomas Richardson Hartlepool Lib [?]
8 February 1876 Richard Arkwright Leominster Con [?]
24 April 1876 William McCombie West Aberdeenshire Lib [?]
21 June 1876 George Dixon Birmingham Lib [?]
28 June 1876 William Edward Dowdeswell West Worcestershire Con [?]
14 July 1876 Sir Wyndham Knatchbull, Bt East Kent Con [?]
31 July 1876 Charles William Nevill Carmarthen Con [?]
8 February 1877 Sir Edmund Antrobus, Bt Wilton Lib [?]
12 February 1877 John Crossley Halifax Lib [?]
7 August 1877 Edward Corbett South Shropshire Con [?]
16 January 1878 James Grieve Greenock Lib [?]
29 January 1878 J. W. Henley Oxfordshire Con [?]
8 March 1878 Evan Pateshall Hereford Con [?]
16 April 1878 Robert William Hanbury Tamworth Con [?]
6 May 1878 Sir Emile Cowell-Stepney, Bt Carmarthen Lib [?]
3 August 1878 The Marquess of Lorne Argyllshire Lib [?]
15 August 1878 Edmund Buckley Newcastle-under-Lyme Con [?]
5 December 1878 Kirkman Daniel Hodgson Bristol Lib [?]
1 May 1879 Lewis Majendie Canterbury Con [?]
3 December 1879 Samuel Danks Waddy Barnstaple Lib [?]
1 May 1880 John Brinton Kidderminster Lib [?]
20 May 1880 Samuel Plimsoll Derby Lib [?]
23 July 1880 Sir Harcourt Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, Bt Scarborough Lib [?]
18 January 1881 Duncan McLaren Edinburgh Lib [?]
5 April 1881 Sir Henry Havelock-Allan, Bt Sunderland Lib [?]
3 February 1882 Alexander Martin Sullivan Meath HRL [?]
18 April 1882 Vaughan Vaughan-Lee West Somerset Con [?]
15 August 1882 John Dyson Hutchinson Halifax Lib [?]
19 October 1882 James Cowan Edinburgh Lib [?]
16 November 1882 Henry Cecil Raikes Preston Con [?]
16 February 1883 Henry Joseph Gill Westmeath HRL [?]
6 March 1883 John Dillon Tipperary IPP [?]
6 June 1883 Michael Thomas Bass Derby Lib [?]
16 June 1883 Timothy Healy Wexford Borough IPP [?]
30 July 1883 Robert Henry Metge Meath Nat
21 August 1883 Hon. Gerard Noel Rutland Con [?]
24 January 1884 William Holms Paisley Lib [?]
12 February 1884 Charles Bradlaugh Northampton Con [?]
12 February 1884 George Bentinck West Norfolk Con [?]
20 February 1884 William Thackeray Marriott Brighton Lib [?]
7 May 1884 Edmund Filmer Mid Kent Con [?]
7 May 1884 Sir Henry Peek, Bt Mid Surrey Con [?]
5 August 1884 John Carpenter Garnier South Devon Con [?]
8 August 1884 John Aloysius Blake Waterford County HRL [?]
24 October 1884 John George Dodson Scarborough Lib [?]
19 February 1885 William Gore-Langton Mid Somerset Con [?]
17 February 1886 Lord Richard Grosvenor Flintshire Lib [?]
8 June 1886 William O'Shea Galway Borough Nat [?]
25 September 1886 Edmund Leamy North East Cork IPP [?]
30 April 1887 William Copeland Borlase St Austell Lib [?]
4 July 1887 Sir James McGarel-Hogg, Bt Hornsey Con [?]
5 July 1887 George Sclater-Booth North Hampshire Con [?]
15 July 1887 Thomas Blake Forest of Dean Lib [?]
8 September 1887 John O'Connor South Kerry IPP [?]
7 February 1888 Charles Lacaita Dundee Lib [?]
9 February 1888 Walter Shirley Shirley Doncaster Lib [?]
3 March 1888 The Earl of March Chichester Lib [?]
6 April 1888 Henry Joseph Gill Limerick City Lib [?]
15 May 1888 John Edmund Commerell Southampton Con [?]
8 November 1888 John Simon Dewsbury Lib [?]
22 February 1889 John Slagg Burnley Lib [?]
27 February 1889 Robert Gent-Davis Kennington Con [?]
6 April 1889 Francis Hughes-Hallett Rochester Con [?]
10 July 1889 Lord Charles Beresford Marylebone East Con [?]
4 March 1890 William Leatham Bright Stoke-upon-Trent Lib [?]
17 March 1890 Richard Ker East Down Con [?]
26 March 1890 Robert Richardson-Gardner Windsor Con [?]
12 June 1890 James Edward O'Doherty North Donegal IPP [?]
4 July 1891 Charles William Selwyn Wisbech Con [?]
12 December 1892 Jabez Balfour Burnley Lib [?]
9 May 1893 Michael Davitt North East Cork INF [?]
16 June 1893 John Morrogh South East Cork INF [?]
4 August 1893 William Grenfell Hereford Lib [?]
8 December 1893 William Thackeray Marriott Brighton Con [?]
21 March 1894 John Philipps Mid Lanarkshire Lib [?]
26 June 1894 Hon. Bernard Coleridge Sheffield Attercliffe Lib [?]
17 August 1894 James Allanson Picton Leicester Lib [?]
21 August 1894 Patrick Chance South Kilkenny INF [?]
2 April 1895 Clement Higgins Mid Norfolk Lib [?]
18 May 1895 Hon. Sidney Herbert Croydon Con [?]
15 June 1895 William O'Brien Cork City INF [?]
24 August 1895 Alfred Webb West Waterford INF [?]
19 February 1896[16] Thomas Sexton North Kerry INF [?]
24 April 1896 William Hunter Aberdeen North Lib [?]
20 November 1896 Martin White Forfar Lib [?]
16 January 1897 Alfred Wigram Romford Con [?]
2 February 1897 Sir George Trevelyan, Bt Glasgow Bridgeton Lib [?]
4 February 1897 Charles Harvey Combe Chertsey Con [?]
5 February 1898 Alfred Hopkinson Cricklade LU [?]
22 April 1898 Francis Taylor South Norfolk LU [?]
2 July 1898 James Dampier Palmer Gravesend Con [?]
21 July 1898 George Doughty Great Grimsby Lib [?]
7 February 1899 William Kenrick Birmingham North LU [?]
17 February 1899 Thomas Wayman Elland Lib [?]
16 June 1899 Sir John Austin, Bt Osgoldcross Lib [?]
1 July 1899 Robert Grant Webster St Pancras East Con [?]
26 October 1899 Hon. Henry Northcote Exeter Con [?]

1900 to 1949[edit]

Date Member[4] Constituency Party Reason for resignation
26 January 1900[17] Lord Charles Beresford City of York Con Appointed second-in-command of the Mediterranean Fleet.
27 January 1900[18] Bernard Collery North Sligo INF [?]
14 March 1900 Evelyn Hubbard Brixton Con On the advice of his doctors[19]
11 December 1900 Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bt Blackpool Con [?]
9 January 1902[20] Edward Brodie Hoare Hampstead Con Ill health[21]
1 February 1902[22] Michael McCartan South Down IPP [?]
7 February 1902[23] James Daly South Monaghan IPP Refusal of party leaders to publish the names of those members who were receiving payment from the Parliamentary fund and those who were not[24]
18 April 1902[25] Edwin Hughes Woolwich Con [?]
7 October 1902[26] Cathcart Wason Orkney and Shetland LU To stand again as an Independent Liberal.
27 October 1902 Augustus Frederick Warr Liverpool East Toxteth Con Found the workload of Parliament to be incompatible with his legal work in Liverpool and his wife's long-term illness.[27]
17 February 1903 William Edward Hartpole Lecky Dublin University LU [?]
5 March 1903 Edward Archdale North Fermanagh Con [?]
1 January 1904 William O'Brien Cork City AFIL [?]
22 March 1904 J. E. B. Seely Isle of Wight Con [?]
8 June 1904 John Lockie Plymouth Devonport Con [?]
16 June 1904 John Arthur Fyler Chertsey Con Bankruptcy
11 February 1905 John Archibald Willox Liverpool Everton Con [?]
28 June 1905 Arthur Hill West Down Con [?]
19 March 1906 Henry Broadhurst Leicester Lib [?]
7 May 1906 Frederick Rutherfoord Harris Dulwich Con [?]
11 June 1906 Heneage Legge Westminster St George's Con [?]
10 December 1906 Daniel Sheehan Mid Cork IPP [?]
12 February 1907 Harold James Reckitt Brigg Lib [?]
1 May 1907 William Evans-Gordon Stepney Con [?]
10 June 1907 Denis Joseph Cogan East Wicklow IPP [?]
1 July 1907 James O'Mara South Kilkenny IPP [?]
15 August 1907 Edward Blake South Longford Lib [?]
22 January 1908 William Alexander McArthur St Austell Lib [?]
22 February 1908 Harvey du Cros Hastings Con [?]
23 April 1908 Henry Fowler Wolverhampton East Lib [?]
28 April 1908 Edmund Robertson Dundee Lib [?]
29 June 1908 John Philipps Pembrokeshire Lib [?]
10 February 1909 John Sinclair Forfar Lib [?]
27 March 1909 William O'Brien Cork City IPP [?]
23 April 1909 J. Batty Langley Sheffield Attercliffe Lib [?]
25 June 1909 Herbert Samuel Cleveland Lib [?]
22 February 1910 Sir William Holland, Bt Rotherham Lib [?]
20 February 1911 Thomas Fleming Wilson North East Lanarkshire Lib [?]
15 March 1911 Lord Alwyne Compton Brentford Con [?]
27 April 1911 Viscount Morpeth Birmingham South LU [?]
28 June 1911 Thomas Ashton Luton Lib [?]
4 July 1911 Sir Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood, Bt Wellington CU [?]
5 July 1911 John Muldoon East Wicklow IPP [?]
27 October 1911 Alfred Emmott Oldham Lib [?]
8 March 1912 John Hendley Morrison Kirkwood South East Essex Con [?]
13 March 1912 Sir James Rankin, Bt Leominster Con [?]
16 May 1912 Horatio Bottomley Hackney South Lib [?]
30 July 1912 George Kemp Manchester North West Lib [?]
14 November 1912 George Lansbury Bow and Bromley Lab [?]
5 February 1913 Lord Balniel Chorley Con [?]
2 June 1913 Sir Henry Kimber, Bt Wandsworth Con [?]
19 January 1914 William O'Brien Cork City AFIL [?]
26 May 1914 Richard Hazleton North Galway IPP [?]
7 July 1914 Austen Chamberlain East Worcestershire Con To contest Birmingham West
16 February 1915 Viscount Castlereagh Maidstone Con [?]
3 December 1915 William Walker Widnes Con [?]
16 December 1915 Charles Stuart-Wortley Sheffield Hallam Con [?]
6 January 1916 Sir Alexander Henderson, Bt Westminster St George's Con [?]
13 January 1916 Hon. Harry Levy-Lawson Mile End LU [?]
22 February 1916 Robert Yerburgh City of Chester Con [?]
24 February 1916 John Rolleston Hertford Con [?]
6 March 1916 John William Logan Harborough Lib [?]
8 April 1916 Henry Chaplin Wimbledon Con [?]
7 August 1916 Reginald Pole-Carew Bodmin LU [?]
10 October 1916 Felix Cassel St Pancras West Con [?]
27 November 1916 The Earl of Ronaldshay Hornsey Con [?]
16 December 1916 Charles Stuart-Wortley Sheffield Hallam Con [?]
21 December 1916 Sir John Dewar, Bt Inverness-shire Lib [?]
10 February 1917 The Marquess of Tullibardine West Perthshire Con [?]
22 March 1917 Arthur Annesley Oxford Con [?]
7 May 1917 Charles Henry Lyell Edinburgh South Lib [?]
19 June 1917 Amelius Lockwood Epping Con [?]
12 January 1918 Sir John Lonsdale, Bt Mid Armagh Con [?]
14 March 1918 William Redmond East Tyrone IPP [?]
12 June 1918 Denison Faber Clapham Con [?]
4 November 1918 Timothy Michael Healy North East Cork AFIL [?]
21 March 1919 Robert Chaine Alexander McCalmont East Antrim Con Appointed to command the Irish Guards
22 October 1919 John Wilkinson Taylor Chester-le-Street Lab [?]
29 October 1919 Hon. Waldorf Astor Plymouth Sutton Co Con [?]
2 December 1919 Henry Forster Sevenoaks Co Con [?]
8 February 1920 Will Crooks Woolwich East Lab [?]
15 February 1920 Sydney Arnold Penistone Lab [?]
9 March 1920 George Wardle Stockport Co Lab [?]
25 March 1920 James Clyde Edinburgh North Co Con [?]
7 July 1920 Robert Francis Peel Woodbridge Co Con [?]
25 November 1920 William Brace Abertillery Lab [?]
17 December 1920 Viscount Duncannon Dover Co Con [?]
18 March 1921 Dennis Boles Taunton Co Con [?]
15 April 1921 Lord Edmund Talbot Chichester Co Con [?]
24 May 1921 Walter Long Westminster St George's Co Con [?]
9 January 1922 Henry Newton Knights Camberwell North Co Con [?]
27 February 1922 Thomas Brash Morison Inverness Co Lib [?]
26 May 1922 Sir William Mount, Bt Newbury Co Con [?]
27 November 1922 Herbert Cayzer Portsmouth South Co Con [?]
13 February 1923 Thomas Worsfold Mitcham Co Con [?]
15 February 1923 William Rutherford Liverpool Edge Hill Co Con [?]
10 November 1923 Hon. Alexander Shaw Kilmarnock Lib [?]
26 April 1924 Sir Robert Houston, Bt Liverpool West Toxteth Co Con [?]
19 July 1924 Sir Ellis Ellis-Griffith, Bt Carmarthen Lib [?]
25 May 1925 Sir John Baird, Bt Ayr Burghs Con [?]
15 February 1926 Herbert Fisher Combined English Universities Lib [?]
30 April 1926 Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett Hammersmith North Con [?]
24 August 1926 Hon. Donald Howard North Cumberland Con [?]
4 November 1926 Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Kingston upon Hull Central Lib [?]
30 November 1926 John Davison Smethwick Lab [?]
9 March 1927 Leslie Haden-Guest Southwark North Lab [?]
9 June 1927 Sir Davison Dalziel, Bt Brixton Con [?]
7 June 1928 Sir Alfred Mond, Bt Carmarthen Con [?]
18 June 1928 Sir Rowland Blades, Bt Epsom Con [?]
12 July 1929 William Jowitt Preston Lib [?]
9 April 1930 Ernest Spero Fulham West Lab [?]
17 June 1930 Noel Buxton North Norfolk Lab [?]
3 February 1931 John Humphrey Davidson Fareham Con [?]
16 February 1931 Hugh Morrison Salisbury Con [?]
20 April 1931 Sidney Herbert Scarborough and Whitby Con [?]
3 June 1931 John Tinné Liverpool Wavertree Con [?]
4 April 1932 Newton Moore Richmond upon Thames Con [?]
7 June 1932 Sir Robert Hutchinson Montrose Burghs N Lib [?]
6 February 1933 George Herbert Rotherham Con [?]
16 February 1934 Viscount Lymington Basingstoke Con [?]
30 May 1934 Lord Erskine Weston-super-Mare Con [?]
22 May 1935 John Buchan Combined Scottish Universities UP [?]
9 July 1935 Hilton Young Sevenoaks Con [?]
18 April 1936 Viscount Borodale Peckham Con [?]
11 June 1936 James Henry Thomas Derby N Lab [?]
19 October 1936 William Kirkpatrick Preston Con [?]
14 January 1937 Ian Fraser St Pancras North Con [?]
16 March 1937 Philip Russell Rendel Dunne Stalybridge and Hyde Con [?]
25 May 1937 Robert Stevenon Horne Glasgow Hillhead UP [?]
1 June 1937 Stanley Baldwin Bewdley Con [?]
3 June 1937 Hon. Walter Runciman St Ives N Lib [?]
26 October 1937 Lord Eustace Percy Hastings Con
28 November 1938 The Duchess of Atholl Kinross and Western Perthshire UP To protest the appeasement of Adolf Hitler.[28]
27 March 1939 Hon. Arthur Hope Birmingham Aston Con [?]
1 July 1939 John Herbert Monmouth Con [?]
6 November 1939 John Remer Macclesfield Con [?]
24 January 1940 Sir Charles Barrie Southampton N Lib [?]
29 January 1940 Alan Garrett Anderson City of London Con [?]
8 February 1940 John Birchall Leeds North East Con [?]
10 April 1940 Nicholas Grattan-Doyle Newcastle upon Tyne North Con [?]
18 June 1940 Harry Nathan Wandsworth Central Lab [?]
12 July 1940 Bernard Cruddas Wansbeck Con [?]
18 September 1940 Thomas Sinclair Queen's University of Belfast UU [?]
11 November 1940 Viscount Wolmer Roundell Palmer, 3rd Earl of Selborne Aldershot Con [?]
3 April 1941 Frederick Roberts West Bromwich Lab [?]
11 July 1941 Sir Hugh Seely, Bt Berwick-upon-Tweed Lib [?]
10 November 1941 Lord Erskine Brighton Con [?]
25 February 1942 Sir Victor Warrender, Bt Grantham Con [?]
9 April 1942 John Moore-Brabazon Wallasey Con [?]
9 July 1942 Gordon Macdonald Ince Lab [?]
14 January 1943 John Colville Midlothian and Peebles Northern Con [?]
20 September 1943 Lord Burghley Peterborough Con [?]
24 January 1944 Tom Kennedy Kirkcaldy Burghs Lab [?]
7 February 1944 Cecil Wilson Sheffield Attercliffe Lab [?]
26 February 1946 Ted Williams Ogmore Lab Appointed British High Commissioner to Australia[29]
24 May 1946 Francis Douglas Battersea North Lab Appointed Governor of Malta[30]
2 October 1946 Clarice Shaw Kilmarnock Lab Ill health[31]
16 October 1946 John Boyd Orr Combined Scottish Universities Ind Concentrating on work as Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization
4 November 1946 Sir Douglas Thomson, Bt Aberdeen South Con Pressure of business[32]
3 November 1947 Sir Archibald Southby, Bt Epsom Con Ill health[33]
1 March 1948 Tom Williamson Brigg Lab Concentrating on work as General Secretary of the GMWU
2 July 1948 George Buchanan Glasgow Gorbals Lab Appointed Chairman of the National Assistance Board[34]
19 December 1949 Jack Lawson Chester-le-Street Lab Appointed Vice-Chairman of the National Parks Commission[35]

1950 to 1999[edit]

Date Member[4] Constituency Party Reason for resignation
25 October 1950 Hon. Sir Stafford Cripps Bristol South East Lab Medical advice[36]
22 March 1951 Sir Ronald Ross, Bt Londonderry Con Appointed Agent of the Government of Northern Ireland in London
11 May 1951 Rhys Davies Westhoughton Lab Ill health[37]
8 October 1952 Hon. Sir Hugh O'Neill North Antrim Con Retiring[38]
21 January 1953 Sidney Schofield Barnsley Lab Personal and domestic reasons[39]
14 February 1953 Hon. Edward Carson Isle of Thanet Con Ill health[40]
3 June 1953 Peter Bennett Birmingham Edgbaston Con Created a peer[41]
27 October 1953 William J. Field Paddington North Lab Convicted of importuning for immoral purposes[42]
15 January 1954 Richard Law Haltemprice Con To become Baron Coleraine.[43]
12 February 1954 William Cuthbert Arundel and Shoreham Con Ill health[44]
3 October 1954 Sidney Marshall Sutton and Cheam Con Ill health[45]
28 November 1954 Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton Inverness Con Ill health; to help economic development of the Highlands through private enterprise[46]
7 May 1956 Gerald Wellington Williams Tonbridge Con Ill health[47]
26 November 1956 Stanley Evans Wednesbury Lab Requested to resign by his Constituency Labour Party after supporting the Government over the Suez Crisis
2 May 1957 William Darling Edinburgh South Con Ill health[48]
8 November 1957 Victor Raikes Liverpool Garston Con Took up a business appointment in Southern Rhodesia[49]
18 April 1958 Angus Maude Ealing South Con To become Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.[50]
1 June 1961 Hon. David Ormsby-Gore Oswestry Con Appointed British Ambassador to the United States.[51]
29 November 1961 Hilary Marquand Middlesbrough East Lab Appointed Director of the Institute of Labour Studies at the International Labour Office.[52]
22 January 1962 George Chetwynd Stockton-on-Tees Lab Appointed Director of the North East Development Council[53]
6 June 1963 John Profumo Stratford-on-Avon Con Confessed to lying to the House (the Profumo affair)[54]
9 March 1964 Peter Smithers Winchester Con Appointed Secretary General of the Council of Europe[55]
24 June 1965 Anthony Marlowe Hove Con Medical advice
29 September 1967 William Roots Kensington South Con Ill health[56]
15 January 1968 Leslie Hale Oldham West Lab Ill health[57]
6 February 1969 William Teeling Brighton Pavilion Con Ill health
7 March 1969 Francis Noel-Baker Swindon Lab Ill health[58]
11 January 1971 Horace King Southampton Itchen Lab Retiring Speaker of the House of Commons
30 March 1972 Ray Gunter Southwark Ind Had left Labour Party; decided it would be improper to remain as an Independent having been elected as Labour[59]
29 December 1972 George Thomson Dundee East Lab Appointed a European Commissioner
1 June 1973 Antony Lambton Berwick-upon-Tweed Con Prostitution scandal
27 August 1976 John Stonehouse Walsall North Lab Co-op Convicted on 18 counts of theft and fraud, sentenced to seven years' imprisonment
12 November 1976 David Lane Cambridge Con Appointed Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality[60]
5 January 1977 Roy Jenkins Birmingham Stechford Lab Appointed President of the European Commission
16 June 1977 Brian Walden Birmingham Ladywood Lab In order to become a broadcast journalist on Weekend World
6 April 1978 Peter Rawlinson Epsom and Ewell Con Retiring from the Commons; was made a life peer[61]
24 October 1979 Geoffrey Dodsworth South West Hertfordshire Con Medical advice[citation needed]
1 November 1982 Robert Mellish Bermondsey Ind Left the Labour Party in opposition to the selection of his successor; to become Vice-Chairman of the London Docklands Development Corporation[62]
17 December 1985 James Molyneaux Lagan Valley UUP Seeking re-election in protest at the Anglo-Irish Agreement[63]
17 December 1985 Roy Beggs East Antrim UUP Seeking re-election in protest at the Anglo-Irish Agreement[63]
17 December 1985 Harold McCusker Armagh UUP Seeking re-election in protest at the Anglo-Irish Agreement[63]
17 December 1985 William Ross Londonderry UUP Seeking re-election in protest at the Anglo-Irish Agreement[63]
17 December 1985 John Taylor Strangford UUP Seeking re-election in protest at the Anglo-Irish Agreement[63]
17 December 1985 James Kilfedder North Down UPUP Seeking re-election in protest at the Anglo-Irish Agreement[63]
17 December 1985 Jim Nicholson Newry and Armagh UUP Seeking re-election in protest at the Anglo-Irish Agreement[63]
17 December 1985 William McCrea Mid Ulster DUP Seeking re-election in protest at the Anglo-Irish Agreement[63]
24 June 1986 John Golding Newcastle-under-Lyme Lab Elected General Secretary of the National Communications Union[64]
18 October 1988 Bruce Millan Glasgow Govan Lab Appointed a European Commissioner[65]
18 May 1989 Stuart Holland Vauxhall Lab In order to take up a lectureship at the European University Institute
20 January 1995 Neil Kinnock Islwyn Lab Appointed a European Commissioner[66]
28 June 1999 Alastair Goodlad Eddisbury Con Appointed British High Commissioner to Australia[67]

2000 to present[edit]

Date Member[4] Constituency Party Reason for resignation
23 October 2000 Betty Boothroyd West Bromwich West Speaker Retiring Speaker of the House of Commons[68]
22 June 2004 Terry Davis Birmingham Hodge Hill Lab Appointed Secretary-General of the Council of Europe
27 June 2007 Tony Blair Sedgefield Lab Appointed Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East[69]
18 June 2008 David Davis Haltemprice and Howden Con Seeking re-election in protest to the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008.[70]
8 June 2009[71] Ian Gibson Norwich North Lab Alleged misuse of allowances led to his being ruled ineligible for selection as a Labour candidate by an NEC panel;[72]
13 January 2010[73] Iris Robinson Strangford DUP Ill health; followed allegations about her personal life[74]
8 February 2011 Eric Illsley Barnsley Central Lab Pleaded guilty to false accounting in relation to claims for parliamentary expenses[75]
2 March 2012[76] Marsha Singh Bradford West Lab Ill health[77]
22 October 2012[78] Alun Michael Cardiff South and Penarth Lab To contest Police and Crime Commissioner election for South Wales Police Force Area[79]
5 November 2012[80] Denis MacShane Rotherham Lab Standards and Privileges Committee of the House of Commons recommended that he be suspended from the service of the House for six months, for knowingly submitting false invoices.
5 February 2013[81] Chris Huhne Eastleigh Lib Dem Pled guilty to perverting the course of justice
30 April 2014[82] Patrick Mercer Newark Ind Elected as Conservative, but had quit the whip at the commencement of investigations on 31 May 2013.[83] The Standards Committee of the House of Commons agreed a report recommending he be suspended from the service of the House for six months for breaking the rule against paid advocacy.
30 September 2014[84] Mark Reckless Rochester and Strood Con To seek re-election as a UKIP candidate.
9 May 2016[85] Sadiq Khan Tooting Lab Elected as Mayor of London.
26 October 2016[86][87] Zac Goldsmith Richmond Park Con Seeking re-election having pledged to do so should the Government endorse a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
23 January 2017[88] Hon. Tristram Hunt Stoke-on-Trent Central Lab To direct the Victoria and Albert Museum.
16 January 2018[89] Barry McElduff West Tyrone SF Became embroiled in a controversy over the Kingsmill massacre on social media.
28 October 2019[90] John Mann Bassetlaw Lab Nomination to House of Lords announced in 2019 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours.

See also[edit]

Office still in use[edit]

Offices not in use[edit]

References[edit]

General

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