Montgomery (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the county constituency called Montgomery until the 1990s, see Montgomeryshire (UK Parliament constituency).
Montgomery
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
1542–1918
Number of members one
Replaced by Montgomeryshire

Montgomery was a constituency represented until 1707 in the House of Commons of England and later in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member, but was abolished in 1918.

After 1832 the constituency was more usually called the Montgomery Boroughs or Montgomery District of Boroughs.

Boundaries[edit]

1885-1918[edit]

The constituency comprised the boroughs of Montgomery, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Newtown and Welshpool.

Members of Parliament[edit]

1542-1640[edit]

Parliament Member
1542 William Herbert II [1]
1545 William Herbert II [1]
1547 William Herbert II [1]
1553 (Mar) Richard Herbert [1]
1553 (Oct) John ap Edmund [1]
1554 (Apr) Richard Lloyd [1]
1554 (Nov) Richard Lloyd [1]
1555 not known
1558 William Herbert II [1]
1559 John Man [2]
1562/3 John Price
1571 Arthur Price
1572 Rowland Pugh, thought to be dead
repl. 1581 by
Richard Herbert I
1584 Richard Herbert II
1586 Matthew Herbert
1588 Rowland Pugh
1593 Richard Morgan
1597 Thomas Jukes
1601 John Harris

1601-1918[edit]

Election Member Party
1601 John Harris
1604-1611 Edward Whittingham
1614 Sir John Danvers
1621-1622: Edward Herbert
1624 George Herbert
1625 George Herbert
1626 Sir Henry Herbert
1628 Sir Richard Lloyd
November 1640 Richard Herbert Royalist
September 1642 Herbert disabled from sitting - seat vacant
1646 George Devereux [3]
1653 Not represented in the Barebones Parliament and
the First and Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
January 1659 Charles Lloyd
May 1659 Not represented in the restored Rump
April 1660 (Sir) Thomas Myddelton [4]
1661 John Purcell
1665 Henry Herbert
1679 Matthew Pryce
April 1685 William Williams
July 1685 Charles Herbert
1691 Price Devereux
1701 John Vaughan
1705 Charles Mason
1708 John Pugh
1727 (Sir) William Corbet [5]
1741 James Cholmondeley
1747 Henry Herbert
1748 Francis Herbert
1754 William Bodvell
1759 Richard Clive
1771 Captain Frederick Cornewall
1774 Whitshed Keene
1818 Henry Clive
1832 David Pugh [6] Conservative
1833 by-election John Edwards Whig
1841 Hon. Hugh Cholmondeley Conservative
1847 David Pugh [7] Conservative
1861 by-election John Samuel Willes Johnson Conservative
1863 by-election Hon. Charles Hanbury-Tracy Liberal
1877 by-election Hon. Frederick Hanbury-Tracy Liberal
1885 Pryce Pryce-Jones Conservative
1886 Hon. Frederick Hanbury-Tracy Liberal
1892 Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones Conservative
1895 Major Edward Pryce-Jones Conservative
1906 John David Rees Liberal
Dec 1910 Colonel Edward Pryce-Jones Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Pryce-Jones
General Election 1885: Montgomery Boroughs [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pryce Pryce-Jones 1,409
Liberal Frederick Stephen Archibald Hanbury-Tracy 1,326
Majority 83
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1886: Montgomery Boroughs [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frederick Stephen Archibald Hanbury-Tracy 1,424
Conservative Pryce Pryce-Jones 1,251
Majority 173
Turnout
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Montgomery Boroughs [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones 1,406
Liberal Frederick Stephen Archibald Hanbury-Tracy 1,288
Majority 118
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Philipps
General Election 1895: Montgomery Boroughs [8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Pryce-Jones 1,435
Liberal Owen Cosby Philipps 1,351
Majority 84
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Montgomery Boroughs [8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Pryce-Jones 1,478
Liberal John Albert Bright 1,309
Majority 169
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Rees
General Election 1906: Montgomery Boroughs [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John David Rees 1,541
Conservative Edward Pryce-Jones 1,458
Majority 83
Turnout
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Montgomery Boroughs [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John David Rees 1,539
Conservative Edward Pryce-Jones 1,526 27.4 -0.5
Majority 13 0.38
Turnout 3,065 91.83
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Montgomery Boroughs [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Pryce-Jones
Liberal John David Rees
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

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. ^ a b c d e f g h "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  2. ^ "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  3. ^ Devereux is not known ever to have taken his seat
  4. ^ Created a baronet, July 1660
  5. ^ Created a baronet, October 1740
  6. ^ On petition, the election of 1832 was declared void and a by-election held
  7. ^ At the election of 1847, Hon. Hugh Cholmondeley and David Pugh tied, with 389 votes each, and the returning officer made a double return. However, when a petition was lodged against Cholmondeley he decided not to defend his claim, and Pugh took the seat.
  8. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  9. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  10. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916