Penrith (UK Parliament constituency)

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Penrith
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by North Cumberland and Penrith and Cockermouth
Created from East Cumberland

Penrith was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Penrith in Cumberland, England. It 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 system.

History[edit]

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

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1885 Henry Howard Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1886 James Lowther Conservative
1905 Speaker
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Penrith [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Howard 3,921 n/a
Conservative James Lowther 3,448 n/a
Majority 473 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
Lawson
General Election 1886: Penrith [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Lowther 3,676
Liberal Wilfrid Lawson 3,032
Majority 644
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Penrith [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Lowther 3,549
Liberal Thomas Sadler Douglas 3,424
Majority 125
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1895: Penrith [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Lowther 3,868
Liberal Thomas Sadler Douglas 3,268
Majority 600
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Penrith [6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Lowther unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
Lowther
General Election 1906: Penrith [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Speaker James Lowther unopposed n/a n/a
Speaker hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Penrith [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Speaker James Lowther unopposed n/a n/a
Speaker hold Swing n/a
General Election December 1910: Penrith [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Speaker James Lowther unopposed n/a n/a
Speaker hold Swing n/a

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  2. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  3. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  4. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  6. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Carlisle
Constituency represented by the Speaker
1905–1918
Succeeded by
Penrith and Cockermouth