North Lonsdale (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Lonsdale
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lancashire
18851918
Number of members One
Replaced by Lonsdale
Created from North Lancashire

North Lonsdale was a parliamentary constituency in north Lancashire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, when the two-seat North Lancashire constituency replaced divided by a number of single-seat divisions.

The North Lonsdale Rural District, on which the constituency was based, was at the time an exclave of Lancashire. The area is now in Cumbria.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party[2]
1885 William George Ainslie Conservative
1892 William Smith Liberal
1895 Richard Cavendish Liberal Unionist, later Liberal
1906 George Haddock Conservative
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Farrer Herschell
General Election 1885: North Lonsdale [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William George Ainslie 4,166 51.4 n/a
Liberal Sir Farrer Herschell 3,944 48.6 n/a
Majority 222 2.8 n/a
Turnout 88.0 n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: North Lonsdale [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William George Ainslie 4,063 55.5
Liberal WHM Edmunds 3,263 44.5
Majority 800 11.0
Turnout 79.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: North Lonsdale [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Smith 4,203 55.1
Conservative WD Crewdson 3,426 44.9
Majority 777 10.2
Turnout 82.6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1895: North Lonsdale [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Richard Frederick Cavendish 4,313 54.4
Liberal Hugh Colin Gustave George Halkett 3,610 45.6
Majority 703 8.8
Turnout 83.8
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: North Lonsdale [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Richard Frederick Cavendish unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1906: North Lonsdale [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Bahr Haddock 4,121 51.1
Liberal Richard Frederick Cavendish 3,942 48.9
Majority 179 2.2
Turnout 82.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: North Lonsdale [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Bahr Haddock 4,329 51.0
Liberal Joseph Bliss 4,160 49.0
Majority 169 2.0
Turnout 87.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election December 1910: North Lonsdale [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Bahr Haddock 4,140 50.5
Liberal Joseph Bliss 4,066 49.5
Majority 74 1.0
Turnout 84.6
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 324. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  10. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)