Radnorshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Radnorshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1542–1918
Number of members one
Replaced by Brecon and Radnor

Radnorshire was created in 1542 as a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of England then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918. It elected one knight of the shire (MP) by the first past the post system.

In 1918, having too small a population to continue electing an MP in its own right, Radnorshire was combined with the neighbouring seat of Breconshire to form a new Brecon and Radnor Constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

1542-1604[edit]

Parliament Member
1542 John Baker, died 1544
and replaced by
John Price [1]
1545 John Knill [1]
1547 Richard Blick[1]
1553 (Mar)
1553 (Oct) Charles Vaughan[1]
1554 (Apr) John Bradshaw[1]
1554 (Nov) John Knill[1]
1555 Stephen Price[1]
1558 Ieuan Lewis[1]
1559 (Jan) Thomas Lewis[2]
1562–1563 Thomas Lewis [2]
1571 Walter Price [2]
1572-1581 Roger Vaughan [2]
1584-1585 Thomas Lewis [2]
1586 Thomas Lewis [2]
1588 (Oct) Ieuan Lewis [2]
1593 James Price [2]
1597-1598 James Price [2]
1601 (Oct) James Price [2]

1604-1918[edit]

Election Member Party
1604-1611 James Price
1614 James Price
1621-1622: James Price
1624 James Price
1625 James Price
1626 James Price
1628 Richard Jones
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned
November 1640 Charles Price Royalist
October 1642 Price disabled to sit - seat vacant
1647 Arthur Annesley
December 1648 Annesley excluded in Pride's Purge - seat vacant
1653 Radnorshire was not separately represented in the Barebones Parliament
Representation increased to two members, 1654
1654 George Gwynne and Henry Williams
1656 George Gwynne and Henry Williams
Representation reverted to one member, 1659
January 1659 Henry Williams
May 1659 Not represented in the restored Rump
April 1660 George Gwynne
1661 Sir Richard Lloyd
1677 Richard Williams
1679 Rowland Gwynne
1685 Richard Williams
1689 Rowland Gwynne
1690 Richard Williams
1692 John Jeffreys
1698 Thomas Harley
1715 Richard Fowler
1722 Sir Humphrey Howorth
1755 Howell Gwynne
1761 Marquess of Carnarvon Whig
1768 Chase Price
1777 Thomas Johnes
1780 Thomas Johnes
1784 Thomas Johnes
1790 Thomas Johnes
1796 Walter Wilkins Whig
1828 Thomas Frankland Lewis Tory
1835 Walter Wilkins Whig
1840 Sir John Walsh Conservative
1868 Hon. Arthur Walsh Conservative
1880 Sir Richard Green-Price Liberal
1885 Hon. Arthur Walsh Conservative
1892 Frank Edwards [3] Liberal
1895 Powlett Milbank Conservative
1900 Frank Edwards Liberal
January 1910 Sir Charles Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn Conservative
December 1910 Sir Frank Edwards Liberal

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Radnorshire [4][5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Henry John Walsh 1,880
Liberal Charles Coltman Rogers 1,813
Majority 67
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1886: Radnorshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Henry John Walsh 1,910
Liberal Sir Richard Dansey Green-Price 1,668
Majority 242
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Bradney
General Election 1892: Radnorshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Edwards 1,973
Conservative Joseph Alfred Bradney 1,740
Majority 233
Turnout
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1895: Radnorshire [5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Powlett Charles John Milbank 1,949
Liberal Francis Edwards 1,870
Majority 79
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Edwards
General Election 1900: Radnorshire [4][5][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Edwards 2,082 52.1 +
Conservative Charles Leyshon Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn 1,916 47.9 -
Majority 166 4.2
Turnout 3,998 76.6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +
General Election 1906: Radnorshire [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Edwards 2,187 52.1 +0.0
Conservative Charles Leyshon Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn 2,013 47.9 -0.0
Majority 174 4.2 0.0
Turnout 4,200 76.8 +0.2
Liberal hold Swing +0.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Radnorshire [4][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Leyshon Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn 2,222 50.2 +2.3
Liberal Sir Francis Edwards 2,208 49.8 -2.3
Majority 14 0.4 4.6
Turnout 4,430 74.2 -2.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +2.3
General Election December 1910: Radnorshire [4][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Francis Edwards 2,224 50.5 +0.7
Conservative Charles Leyshon Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn 2,182 49.5 -0.7
Majority 42 1.0 1.4
Turnout 4,406 73.8 -0.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +0.7

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 "History of Parliament". Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "History of Parliament". Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  3. ^ Created a baronet, 1907
  4. ^ a b c d e British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  5. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  11. ^ The Times, 14 January 1914
  12. ^ ‘MERTHYR’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2015 ; online edn, Feb 2015 accessed 27 Aug 2016