Newark (UK Parliament constituency)

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Newark
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Newark in Nottinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Nottinghamshire within England.
Local government in EnglandNottinghamshire
Electorate72,407 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsNewark-on-Trent, Southwell
Current constituency
Created1885
Member of parliamentRobert Jenrick (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
1673–1885
Number of membersTwo
Type of constituencyBorough constituency
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyEast Midlands

Newark is a constituency[n 1] in Nottinghamshire, England. It is currently represented by Robert Jenrick of the Conservative Party who won the seat in a by-election on 5 June 2014, following the resignation of Patrick Mercer in April 2014.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1950: The Municipal Borough of Newark, and the Rural Districts of Bingham, Newark, and Southwell.

1950-1983: The Municipal Borough of Newark, the Urban District of Mansfield Woodhouse, and the Rural Districts of Newark and Southwell.

1983-2010: The District of Newark wards of Beacon, Bridge, Bullpit Pinfold, Castle, Caunton, Collingham, Devon, Elston, Farndon, Magnus, Meering, Milton Lowfield, Muskham, Southwell East, Southwell West, Sutton on Trent, Trent, and Winthorpe, and the District of Bassetlaw wards of East Markham, East Retford East, East Retford North, East Retford West, Elkesley, Trent, and Tuxford.

2010-present: The District of Newark and Sherwood wards of Balderton North, Balderton West, Beacon, Bridge, Castle, Caunton, Collingham and Meering, Devon, Farndon, Lowdham, Magnus, Muskham, Southwell East, Southwell North, Southwell West, Sutton-on-Trent, Trent, and Winthorpe, the District of Bassetlaw wards of East Markham, Rampton, Tuxford, and Trent, and the Borough of Rushcliffe wards of Bingham East, Bingham West, Cranmer, Oak, and Thoroton.

The constituency covers large parts of the Newark and Sherwood district which encompasses the east of Nottinghamshire, as such includes the towns of Newark-on-Trent and Southwell, and the villages of Collingham and Sutton-on-Trent. It also covers parts of the Bassetlaw and Rushcliffe areas including Markham Moor and Bingham.

History[edit]

A parliamentary borough of the same name existed from 1673 to 1885, when it was replaced by a county division of the same name, the year of the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.

Newark was the last borough to be added to the Unreformed House of Commons which took place in 1673, prior to the Reform Act 1832. It returned two representatives to Parliament from 1673 until 1885. The future Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone, began his political career as Member of Parliament for Newark from 1832 to 1845.

More recently, the Labour Party held Newark (on substantially different boundaries to the present ones) from 1950 until 1979, when it was taken by the Conservatives' Richard Alexander. Alexander lost his seat during Labour's landslide victory at the 1997 general election. The victorious Labour candidate, Fiona Jones, was convicted of electoral fraud and expelled from the House of Commons in 1999 over misrepresented election expenses. The conviction was later overturned upon appeal and she returned to Parliament. However, Jones lost her seat at the 2001 general election to Patrick Mercer of the Conservatives, who held it until 2014.

Mercer held the position of Shadow Minister for Homeland Security from June 2003 until March 2007, when he was forced to resign following racially contentious comments made to The Times.[2]

The Newark constituency in 2010 lost the town of Retford to the Bassetlaw constituency (although Newark still has a smaller part of the Bassetlaw district), but gained land in and around Bingham from the Rushcliffe constituency.

Following an investigation by Commons authorities finding that Mr Mercer had engaged in paid lobbying, not properly reported the income or declared his interest, and repeatedly seriously denigrated other members, Patrick Mercer stepped down as MP for Newark on 30 April 2014.[3]

Robert Jenrick was elected in the subsequent by-election, in the Conservative Party's largest by-election majority for four decades. He is Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove.

Constituency profile[edit]

Many towns are historic in architecture[4] with many well-preserved listed buildings[5] whereas much of the council housing in the constituency has been privately acquired and improved under the right to buy.[6] Nonetheless there is a significant minority of social housing but this dependency and the proportion of flats is lower than the national average across the three districts.[7]

Labour held the seat for one term following their 1997 landslide victory, but subsequent major boundary changes have brought in more rural areas and made the seat into one of the most strongly Conservative voting in the UK.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs before 1885[edit]

Election Member[8] Party[9][10] Member[8] Party
1673 Henry Savile Sir Paul Neile
1677 Sir Richard Rothwell
Feb 1679 Robert Leke Sir Robert Markham
Aug 1679 Sir Richard Rothwell
1685 Henry Savile Philip Darcy
1689 William Savile Nicholas Saunderson
1693 Sir Francis Molyneux, 4th Baronet
1695 Sir George Markham, 3rd Baronet
1698 James Saunderson
1700 John Rayner
Jan 1701 Sir George Markham, 3rd Baronet
Nov 1701 Sir Matthew Jenison James Saunderson
1705 John Digby
1708 Richard Sutton
1710 Sir Thomas Willoughby, 2nd Baronet Richard Newdigate
1712 Richard Sutton
1715 Conyers Darcy
1722 James Pelham
1738 by-election Lord William Manners
1741 Job Staunton Charlton
1754 John Manners
1761 Thomas Thoroton
1768 John Shelley
1774 George Manners-Sutton Henry Clinton Tory[10]
1780 Lord George Manners-Sutton Tory[10]
1783 by-election John Manners-Sutton Tory[10]
1784 Constantine Phipps Tory[10]
1790 William Crosbie Tory[10]
1796 Thomas Manners-Sutton Tory [10] Mark Wood Tory [10]
1802 Sir Charles Pole
1805 by-election Henry Willoughby Tory[10]
1806 Sir Stapleton Cotton, Bt Tory[10]
1814 by-election George Hay Dawkins-Pennant
1818 Sir William Henry Clinton Tory[10]
1829 by-election Michael Thomas Sadler Tory[10]
Feb 1831 by-election William Farnworth Handley Tory[10]
May 1831 Thomas Wilde Whig[10][11][12]
1832 William Ewart Gladstone Tory[10]
1834 Conservative[10] Conservative[10]
1835 Thomas Wilde Whig[10][11][12]
1841 Lord John Manners Conservative[10]
1846 by-election John Stuart Conservative
1847 John Manners-Sutton Conservative
1852 Granville Harcourt-Vernon Peelite[13][14]
1857 Earl of Lincoln Peelite[15][16] John Handley Peelite[15][16]
1859 Grosvenor Hodgkinson Liberal Liberal
1865 Lord Arthur Pelham-Clinton Liberal
1868 Edward Denison Liberal
1870 by-election Samuel Bristowe Liberal
1874 Thomas Earp Liberal
1880 William Newzam Nicholson Conservative
1885 Representation reduced to one member

MPs since 1885[edit]

Election Member[8] Party
1885 Charles Pierrepont Conservative
1895 Harold Finch-Hatton Conservative
1898 by-election Charles Pierrepont Conservative
1900 by-election Charles Welby Conservative
1906 John Starkey Conservative
1922 William Cavendish-Bentinck Conservative
1943 by-election Sidney Shephard Conservative
1950 George Deer Labour
1964 Ted Bishop Labour
1979 Richard Alexander Conservative
1997 Fiona Jones Labour
2001 Patrick Mercer Conservative
2013 Independent
2014 by-election Robert Jenrick Conservative

Elections[edit]

Election results for Newark

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Newark[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Jenrick 34,493 62.7 Increase5.6
Labour Chantal Lee 16,344 29.7 Increase8.0
Liberal Democrat David Watts 2,786 5.1 Increase0.5
UKIP Xandra Arundel 1,419 2.6 Decrease9.5
Majority 18,149 33.0 Decrease2.3
Turnout 55,042 72.9 Increase2.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.2
General Election 2015: Newark[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Jenrick 29,834 57.0 +3.2
Labour Michael Payne 11,360 21.7 -0.6
UKIP Brian Mapletoft 6,294 12.0 +8.2
Liberal Democrat David Dobbie 2,385 4.6 -15.4
Green Elayne Forster 1,792 3.4 N/A
Consensus – The Community Party Helen Tyrer 637 1.2 N/A
Majority 18,474 35.3 +3.8
Turnout 52,302 70.9 -0.5
Conservative hold Swing +1.9
By-Election 2014: Newark[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Jenrick 17,431 45.0 -8.9
UKIP Roger Helmer 10,028 25.9 +22.1
Labour Michael Payne 6,842 17.7 -4.6
Independent Paul Baggaley 1,891 4.9 N/A
Green David Kirwan 1,057 2.7 N/A
Liberal Democrat David Watts 1,004 2.6 -17.4
Monster Raving Loony Nick The Flying Brick 168 0.4 N/A
Independent Andy Hayes 117 0.3 N/A
Bus-Pass Elvis David Bishop 87 0.2 N/A
Common Good Dick Rodgers 64 0.2 N/A
Patriotic Socialist Party Lee Woods 18 0.1 N/A
Majority 7,403 19.1
Turnout 38,707 52.79
General Election 2010: Newark[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Mercer 27,590 53.9 +3.4
Labour Ian Campbell 11,438 22.3 −6.0
Liberal Democrat Pauline Jenkins 10,246 20.0 +1.6
UKIP Tom Irvine 1,954 3.8 +1.0
Majority 16,152 31.5
Turnout 51,228 71.4 +8.0
Conservative hold Swing +4.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Newark[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Mercer 21,946 48.0 +1.5
Labour Jason Reece 15,482 33.9 −3.6
Liberal Democrat Stuart Thompstone 7,276 15.9 +2.7
UKIP Charlotte Creasy 992 2.2 N/A
Majority 6,464 14.1
Turnout 45,696 63.2 −0.3
Conservative hold Swing +2.6
General Election 2001: Newark[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Mercer 20,983 46.5 +7.1
Labour Fiona Jones 16,910 37.5 −7.8
Liberal Democrat David Harding-Price 5,970 13.2 +1.8
Independent Donald Haxby 822 1.8 N/A
Socialist Alliance Ian Thomson 462 1.0 N/A
Majority 4,073 9.0
Turnout 45,147 63.5 -10.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Newark[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fiona Jones 23,496 45.2
Conservative Richard Alexander 20,480 39.4
Liberal Democrat Peter Harris 5,960 11.5
Referendum Graham Creedy 2,035 3.9 N/A
Majority 3,016 5.8
Turnout 74.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1992: Newark[25][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Alexander 28,494 50.4 −3.1
Labour David Barton 20,265 35.8 +8.1
Liberal Democrat Peter R. B. Harris 7,342 13.0 −5.8
Green Patricia A. Wood 435 0.8 N/A
Majority 8,229 14.6 −11.3
Turnout 56,536 82.2 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing −5.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Newark[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Alexander 28,070 53.54
Labour David Barton 14,527 27.71
Social Democratic George Emerson 9,833 18.75
Majority 13,543 25.83
Turnout 77.61
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Newark[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Alexander 26,334 53.83
Labour J. McGuiggan 12,051 24.63
Social Democratic S. Thompstone 10,076 20.60
Ecology Patricia Hewis 463 0.95
Majority 14,283 29.19
Turnout 76.43
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Newark
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Alexander 27,711 45.95
Labour Edward Bishop 25,960 42.95
Liberal J. Baker 6,773 11.21
Majority 1,751 2.90
Turnout 79.94
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election October 1974: Newark
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward Bishop 26,598 47.89
Conservative D. H. Cargill 20,827 37.50
Liberal I. G. M. Jones 8,116 14.61
Majority 5,771 10.39
Turnout 77.85
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Newark
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward Bishop 31,586 53.83
Conservative D. H. Cargill 27,089 46.17
Majority 4,497 7.66
Turnout 82.96
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Newark
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward Bishop 26,455 51.18
Conservative Donald G. Allen 25,235 48.82
Majority 1,220 2.36
Turnout 76.03
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Newark
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward Bishop 27,402 56.72
Conservative Peter Jenkin-Jones 20,913 43.28
Majority 6,489 13.43
Turnout 81.09
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Newark[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward Bishop 26,171 54.36
Conservative Peter Jenkin-Jones 21,975 45.64
Majority 4,196 8.72
Turnout 83.15
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Newark[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Deer 24,072 51.91
Conservative Peter Jenkin-Jones 22,300 48.09
Majority 1,772 3.82
Turnout 84.94
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Newark
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Deer 23,057 52.43
Conservative Ronald H. Watson 20,916 47.57
Majority 2,141 4.87
Turnout 83.51
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Newark
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Deer 30,476 57.19
Conservative Ronald H. Watson 22,817 42.81
Majority 7,659 14.37
Turnout 85.47
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Newark
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Deer 28,959 54.20
Conservative Sidney Shephard 21,522 40.28
Liberal Ernest Harold Pickering 2,950 5.52
Majority 7,437 13.92
Turnout 88.08
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Newark
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sidney Shephard 18,580 45.09
Labour Hugh Champion de Crespigny 17,448 42.35
Liberal Harold Francis Calladine 5,175 12.56
Majority 1,132 2.75
Turnout 73.11
Conservative hold Swing
Newark by-election, 1943
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sidney Shephard 20,120 61.17
Independent Alan Dawrant 7,110 21.62
Common Wealth Edward Moeran 3,189 9.70
Independent Liberal John Thomas Pepper 2,473 7.52
Majority 13,010
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Newark[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Cavendish-Bentinck 21,793 62.41
Labour Archibald Ward Sharman 13,127 37.59
Majority 8,666 24.82
Turnout 69.92
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Newark[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Cavendish-Bentinck 25,445 70.13
Labour John Rotherford Bellerby 10,840 29.87
Majority 14,605 40.25
Turnout 75.93
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Newark[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Cavendish-Bentinck 15,707 45.5 -15.0
Liberal James Haslam 10,768 31.2 +13.5
Labour William Richard Grosvenor Haywood 8,060 23.3 +1.5
Majority 4,939 14.3 -24.4
Turnout 77.0 +2.8
Unionist hold Swing -14.3
General Election 1924: Newark[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Cavendish-Bentinck 14,129 60.5 +4.6
Labour H. Varley 5,076 21.8 n/a
Liberal James Haslam 4,124 17.7 -26.4
Majority 9,053 38.7
Turnout 74.2 +1.8
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1923: Newark[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Cavendish-Bentinck 12,357 55.9 -8.9
Liberal Lawrence Priestley 9,741 44.1 n/a
Majority 2,616 11.8 -17.8
Turnout 72.4 -7.5
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1922: Newark[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Cavendish-Bentinck 15,423 64.8
Labour Henry Nixon 8,378 35.2
Majority 7,045 29.6
Turnout 79.9
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Newark[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist John Starkey Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

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 July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election December 1910: Newark [32][33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Starkey 5,049 54.0 -0.3
Liberal Robert Burley Wallis 4,307 46.0 +0.3
Majority 742 8.0 -0.6
Turnout 82.7 -6.7
Conservative hold Swing -0.3
General Election January 1910: Newark [32][34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Starkey 5,497 54.3 +2.5
Liberal Robert Burley Wallis 4,618 45.7 -2.5
Majority 879 8.6 +5.0
Turnout 89.4 +4.6
Conservative hold Swing +2.5

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1906: Newark [32][35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Starkey 4,772 51.8 N/A
Liberal Alexis Moreton Mandeville 4,444 48.2 N/A
Majority 328 3.6 N/A
Turnout 9,216 84.8 N/A
Registered electors 10,863
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1900: Newark [32][35][36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Welby Unopposed
Conservative hold
Stanger
Newark by-election, 1900[37][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Welby 5,162 64.3 N/A
Liberal Henry Yorke Stanger 2,871 35.7 N/A
Majority 2,291 28.6 N/A
Turnout 8,033 77.9 N/A
Registered electors 10,310
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

By-election, 11 May 1898: Newark [38][37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Pierrepont Unopposed
Conservative hold
  • Caused by Finch-Hatton's resignation.
General Election 1895: Newark [38][37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harold Finch-Hatton Unopposed
Conservative hold
General Election 1892: Newark [38][37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Pierrepont Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Earp
General Election 1886: Newark[37][38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Pierrepont Unopposed
Conservative hold
Earp
General Election 1885: Newark (1 seat)[37][38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Pierrepont 5,283 60.0 +11.0
Liberal Thomas Earp 3,529 40.0 −10.9
Majority 1,764 20.0 +19.9
Turnout 8,812 86.3 −1.5 (est)
Registered electors 10,214
Conservative hold Swing +11.0
General Election 1880: Newark (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Earp 1,073 26.6 −1.0
Conservative William Nicholson 993 24.6 +1.2
Conservative Murray Finch-Hatton 985 24.4 +1.3
Liberal Samuel Bristowe 982 24.3 −1.6
Turnout 2,017 (est) 87.8 (est) −1.4
Registered electors 2,297
Majority 80 2.0 −0.5
Liberal hold Swing −1.2
Majority 3 0.1 N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +1.4

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

General Election 1874: Newark (2 seats)[39][40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Earp 973 27.6 −9.5
Liberal Samuel Bristowe 912 25.9 −8.8
Conservative Edward Field 824 23.4 N/A
Conservative Henry Eyre 813 23.1 N/A
Majority 88 2.5 −4.0
Turnout 1,761 (est) 89.2 (est) +7.9
Registered electors 1,974
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
By-election, 1 Apr 1870: Newark (1 seat)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Samuel Bristowe 827 54.0 +17.8
Conservative William Campbell Sleigh 653 42.6 N/A
Independent Liberal George Grey[41] 52 3.4 N/A
Majority 174 11.4 +4.9
Turnout 1,532 85.0 +3.7
Registered electors 1,803
Liberal hold Swing N/A
  • Caused by Denison's death.

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

General Election 1868: Newark (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Grosvenor Hodgkinson 1,089 37.1 N/A
Liberal Edward Denison 1,017 34.7 N/A
Independent Liberal Philip Handley[42][43] 826 28.2 N/A
Majority 191 6.5 N/A
Turnout 1,466 (est) 81.3 (est) N/A
Registered electors 1,803
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General Election 1865: Newark (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Grosvenor Hodgkinson Unopposed
Liberal Arthur Pelham-Clinton Unopposed
Registered electors 710
Liberal hold
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1850s[edit]

General Election 1859: Newark (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Grosvenor Hodgkinson 489 36.5 N/A
Liberal John Handley 435 32.5 N/A
Conservative Henry Pelham-Clinton[44] 416 31.0 N/A
Majority 19 1.4 N/A
Turnout 670 (est) 87.8 (est) N/A
Registered electors 763
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General Election 1857: Newark (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Peelite John Handley Unopposed
Peelite Henry Pelham-Clinton Unopposed
Registered electors 763
Peelite hold
Peelite gain from Conservative
General Election 1852: Newark (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Peelite Granville Harcourt-Vernon 545 39.3 N/A
Conservative John Manners-Sutton 479 34.6 −5.2
Radical Marcus Mereweather Turner[45][13] 362 26.1 N/A
Turnout 693 (est) 79.9 (est) −1.3
Registered electors 867
Majority 66 4.7 N/A
Peelite gain from Conservative Swing N/A
Majority 117 8.4 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1840s[edit]

General Election 1847: Newark (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Manners-Sutton 614 39.8 +1.8
Conservative John Stuart 487 31.5 N/A
Conservative George Hussey Packe[46] 443 28.7 N/A
Majority 44 2.8 −11.4
Turnout 772 (est) 81.2 (est) −8.8
Registered electors 951
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
By-election, 29 January 1846: Newark[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Stuart Unopposed
Conservative hold
By-election, 14 September 1841: Newark[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Ewart Gladstone Unopposed
Conservative hold
General Election 1841: Newark (2 seats)[39][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Ewart Gladstone 633 38.2 N/A
Conservative John Manners 630 38.0 N/A
Whig Thomas Hobhouse[47] 394 23.8 N/A
Majority 236 14.2 N/A
Turnout 1,004 90.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,116
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative gain from Whig Swing N/A
By-election, 25 January 1840: Newark[39][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Thomas Wilde 541 50.4 N/A
Conservative Frederic Thesiger 532 49.6 N/A
Majority 9 0.8 N/A
Turnout 1,073 95.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,130
Whig 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 constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
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  3. ^ "Former Tory MP Mercer resigns after Commons suspension". BBC. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Newark Conservative: Patrick Mercer". The Guardian. London.
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey map, courtesy of English Heritage
  6. ^ 2001 Census
  7. ^ 2011 census interactive maps Archived 29 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ a b c Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)
  9. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 215–6. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
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  15. ^ a b "Cambridge Independent Press". 4 April 1857. p. 8. Retrieved 28 May 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
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  18. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Newark by-election candidate names confirmed". BBC News. 13 May 2014.
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