Nottingham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members two
Replaced by Nottingham East, Nottingham South and Nottingham West

Nottingham was a parliamentary borough in Nottinghamshire, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1295. In 1885 the constituency was abolished and the city of Nottingham divided into three single-member constituencies.


Nottingham sent two representatives to Parliament from 1283 onwards.

The constituency was abolished in 1885 and replaced by Nottingham East, Nottingham South and Nottingham West.

Members of Parliament[edit]


Parliament First member Second member
1318 Robert Ingram[1] Simon Folville[1]
1322 (May) Geoffrey le Flemyng[1] Simon Folville[1]
1327 (Jan) Robert Ingram of Nottingham[1] Simon Folville[1]
1384 (Apr) John Tansley [2]
1385 John Crowshaw [3]
1386 William Butler Robert Howden[4]
1388 (Feb) John Crowshaw John Plumtre[4]
1388 (Sep) William Butler Thomas Mapperley[4]
1390 (Jan) William Butler Robert German[4]
1390 (Nov)
1391 William Butler Thomas Mapperley[4]
1393 William Butler Nicholas Alestre[4]
1395 Thomas Mapperley Robert German[4]
1397 (Jan) Thomas Mapperley Robert German[4]
1397 (Sep) William Gresley John Hodings[4]
1399 John Plumtre John Tansley[4]
1404 (Jan)
1404 (Oct)
1406 Walter Stacy Thomas Fox[4]
1407 John Bothall John Jorce[4]
1411 Thomas Mapperley John Hodings[4]
1413 (Feb) Thomas Mapperley John Hodings 1[4]
1413 (May) Thomas Mapperley John Tansley[4]
1414 (Apr) John Tansley Robert Glade[4]
1414 (Nov) Walter Stacy Henry Preston[4]
1416 (Mar) John Alestre John Bingham[4]
1416 (Oct)
1417 Henry Preston William Burton[4]
1419 Robert Glade Richard Samon[4]
1420 John Bingham Thomas Poge[4]
1421 (May) Robert Glade John Alestre[4]
1421 (Dec) Richard Samon Thomas Poge[4]
1422 John Alestre [5] Thomas Poge [6]
1423 Thomas Poge [6]
1425 John Alestre [7]
1427 Thomas Poge [6]
1510–1523 No names known[8]
1529 Anthony Babington Henry Statham, died and
replaced Jan 1535 by
Nicholas Quarnby[8]
1536 ?Sir Anthony Babington  ?[8]
1539 Sir John Markham George Pierrepont[8]
1542 Edward Chamberlain ?Sir John Markham[8]
1545 Sir John Markham Nicholas Powtrell[8]
1547 John Paston Nicholas Powtrell[8]
1553 (Mar) Robert Haselrigg Francis Colman[8]
1553 (Oct) Humphrey Quarnby Thomas Markham[8]
1554 (Apr) Humphrey Quarnby Francis Colman[8]
1554 (Nov) Nicholas Powtrell William Markham[8]
1555 Hugh Thornhill John Bateman[8]
1558 Francis Colman Edward Boun[8]
1558 (Dec) Thomas Markham John Bateman[9]
1562/1563 Humphrey Quarnby, died and
replaced 1566 by
Ralph Barton
John Bateman[9]
1571 Ralph Barton William Ball[9]
1572 (Apr) Sir Thomas Manners John Bateman[9]
1584 (Oct) Richard Parkins John Bateman[9]
1586 Sir Robert Constable Richard Parkins[9]
1588/1589 Richard Parkins George Manners[9]
1593 Richard Parkins Humphrey Bonner[9]
1597 (Sep) Humphrey Bonner Anchor Jackson[9]
1601 William Gregory William Greaves[9]
1604–1611 Richard Harte (or Hunt) Anchor Jackson
1614 William Gregory Robert Staples
1621 Michael Purefoy George Lascelles
1623 John Byron Sir Charles Cavendish
1625 Robert Greaves John Martyn
1626 Sir Gervase Clifton John Byron
1628 Sir Charles Cavendish Viscount Newark
1629–1640 No Parliaments convened


Year First member First party Second member Second party
November 1640 William Stanhope Royalist Gilbert Millington Parliamentarian
January 1644 Stanhope disabled to sit – seat vacant
1645 Francis Pierrepont
1653 Nottingham was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament
1654 James Chadwick John Mason
1656 William Drury
January 1659 John Whalley John Parker
May 1659 Gilbert Millington One seat vacant
April 1660 Arthur Stanhope John Hutchinson (banned as Regicide)
June 1660 Robert Pierrepont
1679 Richard Slater
1685 John Beaumont Sir William Stanhope
1689 Francis Pierrepont Edward Bigland
1690 Charles Hutchinson Richard Slater
1695 William Pierrepont
1699 Robert Sacheverell
January 1701 George Gregory
June 1701 Robert Sacheverell
December 1701 Robert Sacheverell
1702 George Gregory
1705 Robert Sacheverell
1706 John Plumptre
1708 Roby Sherwin
1710 Robert Sacheverell
1713 Borlase Warren
1715 John Plumptre George Gregory
1727 John Stanhope Borlase Warren
1734 John Plumptre
May 1747 Sir Charles Sedley
June 1747 The Viscount Howe Whig
1754 Sir Willoughby Aston
1758 Colonel the Hon. (Sir) William Howe[10] Whig
1761 John Plumptre
1774 Sir Charles Sedley
1778 Abel Smith
1779 Robert Smith
1780 Daniel Parker Coke
1797 Captain Sir John Borlase Warren[11]
1802 Joseph Birch[12]
1803 Daniel Parker Coke
1806 John Smith Tory
1812 The Lord Rancliffe
1818 Joseph Birch
1820 Thomas Denman Whig
1826 The Lord Rancliffe
1830 Thomas Denman Whig Sir Ronald Craufurd Ferguson Whig
1832 Viscount Duncannon Whig
1834 Sir John Cam Hobhouse Whig
April 1841 John Walter Conservative
June 1841 George Gerard de Hochepied Larpent Whig
1842 John Walter[13] Conservative
1843 Thomas Gisborne Whig
1847 John Walter (junior) Liberal Feargus Edward O'Connor Chartist
1852 Edward Strutt Radical
1856 Charles Paget Whig
1859 John Mellor Liberal Liberal
1861 Sir Robert Juckes Clifton Liberal
1865[14] Samuel Morley Liberal
1866 Ralph Bernal Osborne Liberal Viscount Amberley Liberal
1868 Sir Robert Juckes Clifton Liberal Charles Ichabod Wright Conservative
1869 Charles Seely Liberal
1870 Hon. Auberon Herbert Liberal
1874 William Evelyn Denison Conservative Saul Isaac Conservative
April 1880 Charles Seely Liberal John Skirrow Wright Liberal
May 1880 Arnold Morley Liberal
1885 Constituency abolished


  1. ^ a b c d e f Members of Parliament 1213-1702. London: House of Commons. 1878. 
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  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "History of Parliament". Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
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  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "History of Parliament". Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "History of Parliament". Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  10. ^ Later General; knighted 1775
  11. ^ Later Rear-Admiral
  12. ^ On petition, Birch was found not to have been duly elected
  13. ^ On petition, Walter's election was declared void and a by-election held, in which his son, John Walter (junior), took his place as Conservative candidate and was defeated
  14. ^ On petition, the election of 1865 was declared void and a by-election held

Election results[edit]


  • Robert Beatson, "A Chronological Register of Both Houses of Parliament" (London: Longman, Hurst, Res & Orme, 1807) [1]
  • F W S Craig, "British Parliamentary Election Results 1832–1885" (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
  • J Holladay Philbin, Parliamentary Representation 1832 – England and Wales (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965)
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 3)