Mid Durham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Mid Durham
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Spennymoor
Created from South Durham

Mid Durham was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, when the North Durham and South Durham county divisions were replaced by eight new single-member county constituencies. These were Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street, Houghton-le-Spring, Jarrow, Mid Durham, North West Durham and South East Durham. In addition there were seven County Durham borough constituencies.

It was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 William Crawford Liberal-Labour
1890 by-election John Wilson Liberal-Labour
1915 by-election Samuel Galbraith Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

John Wilson
Mid Durham by-election, 1890[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Wilson 5,469
Conservative A Vane-Tempest 3,375
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Election in the 1910s[edit]

John Wilson
General Election January 1910:
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Wilson unopposed
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Electorate 15,832
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Wilson unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

A General Election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the autumn of 1914, the following candidates had been adopted to contest that election. Due to the outbreak of war, the election never took place.

General Election 1914/15: Electorate 17,486
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Samuel Galbraith
By-Election 29 April 1915: Electorate 17,486
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Samuel Galbraith unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Constitutional Year Book, 1904, published by Conservative Central Office, page 143 (167 in web page), Durham