North Worcestershire (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Worcestershire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Stourbridge and Kidderminster

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 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 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 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 Wilson Unopposed
Liberal Unionist hold
General Election 1906: North Worcestershire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Wilson 6,908 51.8 N/A
Liberal Unionist William Campion 6,429 48.2 N/A
Majority 479 3.6 N/A
Turnout 13,337 84.8 N/A
Registered electors 15,732
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 Wilson 8,272 51.0 -0.8
Liberal Unionist William Campion 7,953 49.0 +0.8
Majority 319 2.0 -1.6
Turnout 16,225 89.1 +4.3
Registered electors 18,200
Liberal hold Swing -0.8
General Election December 1910: North Worcestershire [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Wilson 7,894 50.9 −0.1
Conservative D. T. Timins 7,625 49.1 +0.1
Majority 269 1.8 −0.2
Turnout 15,519 85.3 −3.8
Registered electors 18,200
Liberal hold Swing −0.1

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)