North Worcestershire (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Worcestershire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one

North Worcestershire was a county constituency in the county of Worcestershire, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

It was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. The constituency was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency included the Sessional Divisions of Halesowen and Oldbury, the Municipal Borough of Dudley, and the parishes of Cradley, Lutley, Lye, and Northfield.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Benjamin Hingley Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1892 Liberal
1895 John William Wilson Liberal Unionist
1903 Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: North Worcestershire [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Benjamin Hingley 5,774 72.8 n/a
Conservative John William Willis-Bund 2,155 27.2 n/a
Majority 3,619 45.6 n/a
Turnout 75.0 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: North Worcestershire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Benjamin Hingley unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: North Worcestershire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Benjamin Hingley 5,329 62.7 n/a
Conservative William Clive Bridgeman 3,171 37.3 n/a
Majority 2,158 25.4 n/a
Turnout 79.1 n/a
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing n/a
John Wilson
General Election 1895: North Worcestershire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist John William Wilson 5,012 55.5
Liberal R Waite 4,024 44.5
Majority 988 11.0
Turnout 80.6
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: North Worcestershire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist John William Wilson unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1906: North Worcestershire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John William Wilson 51.8 n/a
Liberal Unionist William Robert Campion 6,429 48.2 n/a
Majority 479 3.6 n/a
Turnout 84.8 n/a
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: North Worcestershire [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John William Wilson 8,272 51.0 -0.8
Liberal Unionist William Robert Campion 7,953 49.0 +0.8
Majority 319 2.0 -1.6
Turnout 89.1
Liberal hold Swing -0.8
General Election December 1910: North Worcestershire [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John William Wilson 7,894 50.9
Liberal Unionist D. T. Timins 7,625 49.1
Majority 269 1.8
Turnout 85.3
Liberal hold 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. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1916
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  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)