Ludlow (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°29′17″N 2°44′46″W / 52.488°N 2.746°W / 52.488; -2.746

Ludlow
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ludlow in Shropshire.
Outline map
Location of Shropshire within England.
CountyShropshire
Electorate66,199 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsLudlow, Bridgnorth, Broseley, Clun, Bishop's Castle, Cleobury Mortimer, Much Wenlock, Craven Arms and Church Stretton
Current constituency
Created1885
Member of parliamentPhilip Dunne (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromLudlow, Bridgnorth and South Shropshire
1473–1885
Number of members1473–1868: Two
1868–1885: One
Type of constituencyBorough constituency
Replaced byLudlow
Created fromShropshire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyWest Midlands

Ludlow is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Philip Dunne, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

From its 1473 creation until 1885, Ludlow was a parliamentary borough.[n 3] It was represented by two burgesses until 1868, when it was reduced to one member.

The parliamentary borough was abolished in 1885, and the name transferred to the new county "division" (with lower electoral candidates' expenses and a different returning officer) whose boundaries were expanded greatly to become similar to (and a replacement to) the Southern division of Shropshire.[n 4]

The seat was long considered safe for the Conservatives with the party winning by large majorities from the 1920s until 1997 when the majority was reduced to under 6,000. When the sitting Conservative MP stood down in 2001 it was won by a Liberal Democrat. Ludlow was regained by a Conservative in the 2005 general election, held with a greatly increased majority five years later which was almost doubled in 2015.

In the 2016 referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union, Shropshire, which contains most of the constituency, voted to leave the European Union by 56.9%.[2]

Boundaries and profile[edit]

1885-1918: Parts of the Boroughs of Ludlow, Bridgnorth, and Wenlock, the Sessional Divisions of Bishop's Castle, Brinstree South and Stottesden Chelmarsh, Burford, Clun and Purslow, Munslow Lower and Upper, and Stottesden Cleobury, and parts of the Sessional Divisions of Ovens and Stottesden.

1918-1950: The Boroughs of Ludlow, Bridgnorth, and Bishop's Castle, the Urban District of Church Stretton, and the Rural Districts of Bridgnorth, Burford, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Clun, Ludlow, and Teme.

1950-1974: The Boroughs of Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Bishop's Castle, and Wenlock, the Urban District of Church Stretton, and the Rural Districts of Bridgnorth, Clun, and Ludlow.

1974-1983: The Rural Districts of Bridgnorth, Clun and Bishop's Castle, and Ludlow.

1983-1997: The District of South Shropshire, and the District of Bridgnorth.

1997-2010: The District of South Shropshire, and the District of Bridgnorth wards of Alveley, Bridgnorth Castle, Bridgnorth East, Bridgnorth Morfe, Bridgnorth West, Broseley, Claverley, Ditton Priors, Glazeley, Harrington, Highley, Kinlet, Much Wenlock, Morville, Stottesdon, and Worfield.

2010–present: The District of South Shropshire, and the District of Bridgnorth wards of Alveley, Bridgnorth Castle, Bridgnorth East, Bridgnorth Morfe, Bridgnorth West, Broseley East, Broseley West, Claverley, Ditton Priors, Glazeley, Harrington, Highley, Much Wenlock, Morville, Stottesdon, and Worfield.

nb. in April 2009 the districts of South Shropshire and Bridgnorth (together with their wards) were abolished; the constituency's extent however is still constituted by reference to them, and will be until the next completed review of constituencies in England.

The Ludlow constituency is situated entirely within the county of Shropshire in England.

It covers a large, rural area dotted with market towns, the largest of which are Ludlow and Bridgnorth (which was a borough constituency until 1885), each having a population of just over 10,000. The other towns — all with a population of under 5,000 — are Broseley, Clun, Bishop's Castle (a 'rotten borough' constituency until 1832), Cleobury Mortimer, Much Wenlock (former seat of the borough constituency of Wenlock until 1885 and notable for its part in the history of the modern Olympic Games movement), Craven Arms and Church Stretton.

On its northeast border (just beyond Broseley) is the Ironbridge Gorge (notable for its part in the Industrial Revolution), just to the south of the large new town of Telford. The Guardian encapsulates the seat in a nutshell as "Big, rural, hills and small towns, increasingly middle class."[3] Other than the Telford borough constituency, Ludlow borders onto similarly rural county constituencies, including Montgomery on the other side of the border with Wales.

The constituency covers most of the south area of Shropshire Council (without Shifnal and Albrighton).[n 5]

The most recent boundary changes took place at the 1997 general election, when a part of the Bridgnorth district was removed to The Wrekin constituency.

Proposed changes: Under constituency boundary proposals announced in September 2016, ahead of the next general election, the Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Broseley areas of the seat will merge into a new constituency called Telford, Wellington and The Wrekin, and the ward of Chirbury and Worthen into the Shrewsbury constituency, while the remainder will amalgamate with the North Herefordshire constituency to form a new seat called Ludlow & Leominster.[4][5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1473–1660[edit]

  • Constituency created (1473)
Parliament First member Second member
1510-1515 No names known[6]
1523 ?William Foxe ?John Cother[6]
1529 William Foxe John Cother[6]
1536 William Foxe ?John Cother[6]
1539 Charles Foxe Thomas Wheeler[6]
1542 Charles Foxe Edmund Foxe[6]
1545 John Bradshaw Thomas Wheeler[6]
1547 Robert Blount Charles Foxe[6]
1553 (Mar) Thomas Wheeler Charles Foxe[6]
1553 (Oct) Thomas Wheeler John Passey[6]
1554 (Apr) Sir John Price Thomas Blashefield[6]
1554 (Nov) James Warnecombe John Allsop[6]
1555 William Heath Thomas Croft[6]
1558 Richard Prince Robert Mason[6]
1559 William Poughmill Robert Mason I[7]
1562/3 Richard Langford William Poughmill[7]
1571 William Poughmill Robert Mason I[7]
1572 William Poughmill Robert Mason II, died
and replaced Jan 1581 by
Philip Sidney
who sat for Shrewsbury
and was replaced by
Robert Berry[7]
1584 Robert Berry Richard Farr[7]
1586 Robert Berry Thomas Canland[7]
1588 Robert Berry Thomas Canland[7]
1593 Robert Berry Thomas Canland[7]
1597 Hugh Sanford, election declared void
and was repl. 1597 by
Robert Berry
Thomas Canland[7]
1601 Thomas Canland Robert Berry[7]
1604 Robert Berry Richard Benson
1614 Sir Henry Townshend Robert Berry
1621 Henry Spencer, Lord Compton Richard Tomlins
1624 Richard Tomlins Ralph Goodwin
1625 Richard Tomlins Ralph Goodwin
1626 Richard Tomlins Ralph Goodwin
1628 Richard Tomlins Ralph Goodwin
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned
1640 (Apr) Charles Baldwin Ralph Goodwin
1640 (Nov) Charles Baldwin Ralph Goodwin
1645 Thomas Mackworth Thomas Moor
1648 Thomas Mackworth Thomas Moor
1653 Ludlow not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 John Aston (one seat only)
1656 John Aston (one seat only)
1659 Job Charlton Samuel Baldwyn

MPs 1660–1868[edit]

Year First member[8] First party Second member[8] Second party
1660 Timothy Littleton Job Charlton
1670 Somerset Fox
Febr. 1679 Francis Charlton
Sept. 1679 Thomas Walcot
1681 Charles Baldwyn
Apr. 1685 Sir Edward Herbert William Charlton
Jn. 1685 Sir Josiah Child
Nov. 1685 Sir Edward Lutwyche
1689 Francis Herbert Charles Baldwyn
1690 Thomas Hanmer William Gower
1691 Silius Titus Francis Lloyd
1695 Thomas Newport Charles Baldwyn
1698 Francis Herbert William Gower
1699 Thomas Newport
Jan. 1701 Sir Thomas Powys William Gower
Dec. 1701 Francis Herbert
1705 Acton Baldwyn
1713 Humphrey Walcot
1715 Francis Herbert
1719 Sir Robert Raymond
1722 Abel Ketelby Acton Baldwyn
Febr. 1727 Richard Herbert
Sept. 1727 Henry Herbert
1741 Sir William Corbet, Bt
1743 Richard Herbert
1748 Henry Bridgeman
1754 Edward Herbert
1768 William Fellowes
1770 Thomas Herbert
1774 George Mason-Villiers Edward Clive
1780 Frederick Cornewall
1783 Somerset Davies
1784 Richard Payne Knight
1794 Robert Clive
1806 Edward Herbert Tory
1807 Henry Clive
1818 Robert Clive
1832 Edward Romilly Whig
1834 Conservative
1835 Edmund Charlton Conservative
1837 Henry Salwey Whig[9][10][11][12][13]
1839 Thomas Alcock Whig
1840 Beriah Botfield Conservative
1841 James Ackers Conservative
1847 Henry Bayley Clive Conservative Henry Salwey Whig[9][10][11][12][13]
1852 Hon. Robert Windsor-Clive Conservative Lord William Powlett Conservative
1854 Percy Egerton Herbert Conservative
1857 Beriah Botfield Conservative
1860 George Windsor-Clive Conservative
1863 Sir William Fraser Conservative
1865 John Edmund Severne Conservative

MPs 1868–1885[edit]

  • Constituency reduced to one Member (1868)
  • 1868-1885 George Windsor-Clive,
  • Constituency reorganized (1885)

MPs since 1885[edit]

Year Member[8] Whip
1885 Robert Jasper More Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1903 Rowland Hunt Liberal Unionist
1917 National Party
1918 Unionist
1918 Sir Beville Stanier Unionist
1922 Ivor Windsor-Clive Unionist
1923 George Windsor-Clive Unionist
1945 Uvedale Corbett Conservative
1951 Christopher Holland-Martin Conservative
1960 Jasper More Conservative
1979 Eric Cockeram Conservative
1987 Christopher Gill Conservative
2001 Matthew Green Liberal Democrat
2005 Philip Dunne Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Ludlow[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Dunne 31,433 62.9 Increase 8.6
Labour Julia Buckley 12,147 24.3 Increase 12.0
Liberal Democrat Heather Kidd 5,336 10.7 Decrease 2.8
Green Hilary Wendt 1,054 2.1 Decrease 3.0
Majority 19,286 38.6 -0.8
Turnout 49,970 73.4 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 1.7
General Election 2015: Ludlow[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Dunne 26,093 54.3 Increase 1.5
UKIP David Kelly 7,164 14.9 Increase 10.5
Liberal Democrat Charlotte Barnes 6,469 13.5 Decrease 19.3
Labour Simon Slater 5,902 12.3 Increase 5.6
Green Janet Phillips 2,435 5.1 Increase 4.1
Majority 18,929 39.4
Turnout 48,063 72.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 4.5
General Election 2010: Ludlow[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Dunne 25,720 52.8 Increase 7.7
Liberal Democrat Heather Kidd 15,971 32.8 Decrease 7.9
Labour Tony Hunt 3,272 6.7 Decrease 4.0
UKIP Christopher Gill 2,127 4.4 Increase 2.7
BNP Christina Evans 1,016 2.1 Increase 2.1
Green Jacqui Morrish 447 0.9 Decrease 0.9
Monster Raving Loony Alan Powell 179 0.4 Increase 0.4
Majority 9,749 20.0
Turnout 48,732 73.1 Increase 1.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase 7.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Ludlow[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Dunne 20,979 45.1 +5.7
Liberal Democrat Matthew Green 18,952 40.7 −2.5
Labour Nigel Knowles 4,974 10.7 −2.7
Green Jim Gaffney 852 1.8 −0.2
UKIP Michael Zuckerman 783 1.7 −0.3
Majority 2,027 4.4
Turnout 46,540 72.1 +4.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing 4.1
General Election 2001: Ludlow[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Matthew Green 18,620 43.2 +13.5
Conservative Martin Taylor-Smith 16,990 39.4 −3.0
Labour Nigel Knowles 5,785 13.4 −12.0
Green Jim Gaffney 871 2.0 +0.3
UKIP Phil Gutteridge 858 2.0 +1.2
Majority 1,630 3.8
Turnout 43,124 67.9 −7.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ludlow[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Gill 19,633 42.4
Liberal Democrat Ian Huffer 13,724 29.7
Labour Nuala O'Kane 11,745 25.4
Green Tim Andrewes 798 1.7
UKIP Eric Freeman-Keel 385 0.8
Majority 5,909 12.8
Turnout 46,285 75.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Ludlow[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Gill 28,719 51.5 -2.4
Liberal Democrat David Phillips 14,567 26.1 -4.8
Labour Beryl O. Mason 11,709 21.0 +5.9
Green Nick H. Appleton-Fox 758 1.4 +1.4
Majority 14,152 25.4 +2.5
Turnout 55,753 80.9 +3.8
Conservative hold Swing +1.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Ludlow[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Gill 27,499 53.90
Liberal Ivor Phillips 15,800 30.97
Labour Keith Harrison 7,724 15.14
Majority 11,699 22.93
Turnout 77.09
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Ludlow[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eric Cockeram 26,278 55.67
Social Democratic D Lane 14,975 31.73
Labour PM Davis 5,949 12.60
Majority 11,303 23.95
Turnout 74.62
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Ludlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eric Cockeram 20,906 52.78
Liberal E Robinson 12,524 31.62
Labour IK Wymer 5,717 14.43
National Front RJ Adshead 354 0.89
Independent F Turner 106 0.27
Majority 8,382 21.16
Turnout 78.57
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Ludlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jasper More 17,124 47.09
Liberal E Robinson 10,888 29.94
Labour John Marek 8,353 22.97
Majority 6,236 17.15
Turnout 74.79
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Ludlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jasper More 18,674 48.64
Liberal E Robinson 10,687 27.83
Labour TG Martin 9,035 23.53
Majority 7,987 20.80
Turnout 79.55
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Ludlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jasper More 22,104 54.78
Labour David Nagington 12,800 31.72
Liberal Christopher R Oddie 5,444 13.49
Majority 9,304 23.06
Turnout 73.27
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Ludlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jasper More 19,603 54.87
Labour John Gilbert 16,123 45.13
Majority 3,480 9.74
Turnout 73.86
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Ludlow [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jasper More 17,290 47.0 -13.3
Labour Michael K Prendergast 10,763 29.2 -10.5
Liberal John Griffiths 8,768 23.8 +23.8
Majority 6,527 17.7 -2.9
Turnout 36,821 77.55
Conservative hold Swing
Ludlow by-election, 1960 [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jasper More 13,777 46.4 -13.9
Liberal Denis G Rees 8,127 27.3 +27.3
Labour John Garwell 7,812 26.3 -13.4
Majority 5,650 19.0 -1.6
Turnout 29,716 63.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Ludlow [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Holland-Martin 21,464 60.3
Labour John Garwell 14,138 39.7
Majority 7,326 20.6
Turnout 35,602 76.2
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Ludlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Holland-Martin 20,816 61.67
Labour Reginald J Barker 12,937 38.33
Majority 7,879 23.34
Turnout 71.75
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Ludlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Holland-Martin 22,073 60.20
Labour Reginald J Barker 14,596 39.80
Majority 7,477 20.39
Turnout 77.74
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Ludlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Uvedale Corbett 22,340 60.52
Labour J Williams 14,573 39.48
Majority 7,767 21.04
Turnout 79.92
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Ludlow [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Uvedale Corbett 13,928 54.4
Labour Aneurin Glanmor Parry-Jones 6,358 24.8
Liberal C Grant Cameron 4,307 16.8
Agriculturalist Charles E Edwards 989 3.9
Majority 7,570 29.6
Turnout 71.1
Conservative hold Swing

General Election 1939/40: Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Ludlow [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Windsor-Clive 16,355 72.7
Labour T Hardwick 6,151 27.3
Majority 10,204 45.4
Turnout 22,501 67.9
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Ludlow [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Windsor-Clive 19,700 80.8
Labour T Hardwick 4,683 19.2
Majority 15,017 61.6
Turnout 74.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Ludlow [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Windsor-Clive 14,066 57.1 n/a
Labour T. Hardwick 5,323 21.6 n/a
Liberal Arthur Alan Hanbury-Sparrow 5,259 21.3 n/a
Majority 8,743 35.5 n/a
Turnout 76.5 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Ludlow [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Windsor-Clive unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
1923 General Election: Ludlow [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Windsor-Clive unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
Ludlow by-election, 1923 [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Windsor-Clive 9,956 55.0 -11.4
Liberal Edward Calcott Pryce 6,740 37.2 +3.5
Labour Percy Frederick Pollard 1,420 7.8 n/a
Majority 17.8 -14.8
Turnout 73.0 +1.4
Unionist hold Swing -7.5
1922 General Election: Ludlow [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Ivor Windsor-Clive 11,785 66.4
National Liberal Edward Calcott Pryce 5,979 33.7
Majority 5,808 32.6
Turnout 71.6
Unionist hold Swing
Ludlow by-election, 1922 [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Ivor Windsor-Clive Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Ludlow [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Beville Stanier Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Election results 1868-1918[edit]

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

General Election 1868: Ludlow[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Windsor-Clive 428 71.6 −4.8
Liberal William Yardley 170 28.4 +4.9
Majority 258 43.1 +30.7
Turnout 598 75.8 −14.1
Registered electors 789
Conservative hold Swing −4.9

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

General Election 1874: Ludlow[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Windsor-Clive Unopposed
Registered electors 840
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1880: Ludlow[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Windsor-Clive 525 60.5 N/A
Liberal Lewis E Glyn[29] 343 39.5 N/A
Majority 182 21.0 N/A
Turnout 868 87.8 N/A
Registered electors 989
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1885: Ludlow [30][31][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Jasper More 4,642 53.2 +13.7
Conservative Bryan Leighton 4,078 46.8 −13.7
Majority 564 6.4 N/A
Turnout 8,720 81.2 −6.6
Registered electors 10,735
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +13.7
General Election 1886: Ludlow [30][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Robert Jasper More Unopposed
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

More
General Election 1892: Ludlow [30][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Robert Jasper More 5,965 73.5 N/A
Liberal Frederick Sydney Morris[33] 2,146 26.5 N/A
Majority 3,819 47.0 N/A
Turnout 8,111 71.9 N/A
Registered electors 11,276
Liberal Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1895: Ludlow [30][34] [32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Robert Jasper More Unopposed
Liberal Unionist hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Ludlow [32][34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Robert Jasper More Unopposed
Liberal Unionist hold
Ludlow by-election, 1903 [32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Rowland Hunt 4,393 56.2 N/A
Liberal Frederic Horne 3,423 43.8 N/A
Majority 970 12.4 N/A
Turnout 7,816 75.3 N/A
Registered electors 10,382
Liberal Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1906: Ludlow [32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Rowland Hunt 4,978 54.1 N/A
Liberal Frederic Horne 4,218 45.9 N/A
Majority 760 8.2 N/A
Turnout 9,196 85.4 N/A
Registered electors 10,765
Liberal Unionist hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Ludlow [35][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Rowland Hunt 5,769 63.2 +9.1
Liberal George Frederic Forsdike 3,365 36.8 −9.1
Majority 2,404 26.4 +18.2
Turnout 9,134 86.7 +1.3
Registered electors 10,530
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +9.1
General Election December 1910: Ludlow [35][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Rowland Hunt Unopposed
Liberal Unionist hold

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;

Election results 1832-1868[edit]

Elections in the 1850s[edit]

General Election 1852: Ludlow[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Clive 250 40.3
Conservative William Powlett 214 34.5
Whig Henry Salwey 157 25.3
Majority 57 9.2
Turnout 389 (est) 86.4 (est)
Registered electors 450
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Whig Swing

Clive resigned to contest the 1854 by-election in South Shropshire, causing a by-election.

By-election, 7 February 1854: Ludlow[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Percy Egerton Herbert Unopposed
Conservative hold
General Election 1857: Ludlow[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Percy Egerton Herbert Unopposed
Conservative Beriah Botfield Unopposed
Registered electors 407
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
General Election 1859: Ludlow[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Percy Egerton Herbert Unopposed
Conservative Beriah Botfield Unopposed
Registered electors 394
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

Herbert resigned by accepting the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, causing a by-election.

By-election, 4 September 1860: Ludlow[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Windsor-Clive Unopposed
Conservative hold

Botfield's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 28 August 1863: Ludlow[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Fraser Unopposed
Conservative hold
General Election 1865: Ludlow[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Windsor-Clive 236 40.5 N/A
Conservative John Edmund Severne 209 35.9 N/A
Liberal William Yardley[36] 137 23.5 N/A
Majority 72 12.4 N/A
Turnout 360 (est) 89.9 (est) N/A
Registered electors 400
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer).
  2. ^ As with all UK Parliament constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ From 1473 to 1707 of the House of Commons of England, then of the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801.
  4. ^ A separate seat from 1832 to 1885.
  5. ^ Prior to the 2009 re-organisation of local government in Shropshire, it comprised the former South Shropshire district together with the southern part of the former Bridgnorth district.
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  3. ^ "Politics". the Guardian.
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