North Northamptonshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Northamptonshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Northamptonshire
18321918
Number of members 1832–1885: Two
1885–1918: One
Created from Northamptonshire

North Northamptonshire was a county constituency in Northamptonshire, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Boundaries[edit]

1885-1918: The Sessional Divisions of Oundle and Thrapstone, part of the Sessional Division of Kettering, the Liberty of the Soke of Peterborough, and the part of the Municipal Borough of Stamford in the county of Northamptonshire.

The constituency was created by the Great Reform Act for the 1832 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election, when it was merged into Peterborough.

Members of Parliament[edit]

From 1832 until 1885, the constituency returned two Members of Parliament elected by the bloc vote system. Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, with effect from the 1885 general election, its area was reduced and representation reduced to one member, elected by the first past the post voting system.

1832 - 1885[edit]

Year Senior Member (1) Party Junior Member (2) Party
1832 Viscount Milton Whig Lord Brudenell Tory (then Conservative)
1833 Lord Brudenell Conservative Viscount Milton Whig
1835 Lord Brudenell Conservative Thomas Philip Maunsell Conservative
1837 Thomas Philip Maunsell Conservative Viscount Maidstone Conservative
1841 Thomas Philip Maunsell Conservative Augustus Stafford Conservative
1857 George Ward Hunt Conservative Lord Burghley Conservative
1867 George Ward Hunt Conservative Sackville Stopford-Sackville Conservative
1877 Sackville Stopford-Sackville Conservative Lord Burghley Conservative
1880 Lord Burghley Conservative Hon. Charles Spencer Liberal

(1) Refers to the longest-serving member for North Northamptonshire at that time.
(2) Refers to the shortest-serving member for North Northamptonshire at that time.

1885 - 1918[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Lord Burghley Conservative
1895 Edward Philip Monckton Conservative
1900 Sackville Stopford-Sackville Conservative
1906 George Nicholls Liberal
1910 Henry Brassey Conservative
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: North Northamptonshire [1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brownlow Henry George Cecil, Lord Burghley 4,467 51.0
Liberal Sir James Morse Carmichael 4,296 49.0
Majority 171 2.0
Turnout 90.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1886: North Northamptonshire [1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brownlow Henry George Cecil, Lord Burghley unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
[North Northamptonshire by-election, 1886]] [1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brownlow Henry George Cecil, Lord Burghley unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: North Northamptonshire [1][2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brownlow Henry George Cecil, Lord Burghley 4,505 54.0 n/a
Liberal John Turner Stockburn 3,836 46.0 n/a
Majority 669 8.0 n/a
Turnout 83.4 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1895: North Northamptonshire [1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Philip Monckton unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: North Northamptonshire [1][2][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sackville George Stopford-Sackville 4,559 58.0 n/a
Liberal Frederick Barlow 3,303 42.0 n/a
Majority 1,256 16.0 n/a
Turnout 77.0 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
Nicholls
General Election 1906: North Northamptonshire [1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab George Nicholls 4,880 53.8 +11.8
Conservative Sackville George Stopford-Sackville 4,195 46.2 -11.8
Majority 685 7.6 23.6
Turnout 84.9 +7.9
Lib-Lab gain from Conservative Swing +11.8

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: North Northamptonshire [1][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Leonard Campbell Brassey 5,520 55.5 +9.3
Lib-Lab George Nicholls 4,429 44.5 -9.3
Majority 1,091 11.0 18.6
Turnout 92.4 +7.5
Conservative gain from Lib-Lab Swing +9.3
Wilkinson
General Election December 1910: North Northamptonshire [1][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Leonard Campbell Brassey 5,272 55.5 0.0
Liberal James Rennie Wilkinson 4,221 44.5 0.0
Majority 1,051 11.0 0.0
Turnout 88.2 -4.2
Conservative hold Swing 0.0

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 i British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  2. ^ a b c d e f g The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1896
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916

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