North Leicestershire (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Leicestershire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Leicestershire
Number of members Two
Replaced by Loughborough and Melton
Created from Leicestershire

North Leicestershire, formally the "Northern Division of Leicestershire", was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) by the bloc vote system of election.



The constituency was created by the Reform Act 1832 for the 1832 general election, when the two-seat Leicestershire constituency was replaced by the Northern and Southern divisions, each of which elected two MPs.

Both divisions were abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, when they were replaced by four new single-seat constituencies: Bosworth, Harborough, Loughborough and Melton.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 Lord Robert Manners Conservative Charles March Phillipps Whig
1835 by-election Lord Charles Manners Conservative
1837 Edward Basil Farnham Conservative
1852 The Marquess of Granby Conservative
1857 by-election Lord John Manners Conservative
1859 Edward Bourchier Hartopp Conservative
1868 Samuel William Clowes Conservative
1880 Edwyn Sherard Burnaby Conservative
1883 by-election Hon. Montagu Curzon Conservative
1885 Redistribution of Seats Act: constituency abolished

Election results[edit]