South Lincolnshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Lincolnshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lincolnshire
Number of members Two
Replaced by Sleaford or North Kesteven
Stamford or North Kesteven
Spalding or Holland
Created from Lincolnshire

South Lincolnshire, formally called the Southern Division of Lincolnshire or Parts of Kesteven and Holland, was a county constituency in Lincolnshire. It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the bloc vote electoral system.


The constituency was created by the Reform Act 1832 for the 1832 general election. It was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election.


Members of Parliament[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 Henry Handley Whig Gilbert Heathcote Whig
1841 Christopher Turnor Conservative Sir John Trollope, Bt Conservative
1847 Lord Burghley Conservative
1857 Anthony Wilson Conservative
1859 George Hussey Packe Liberal
Apr 1868 William Earle Welby Conservative
Nov 1868 Edmund Turnor Conservative
1880 John Compton Lawrance Conservative
Feb 1884 Hon. Murray Finch-Hatton Conservative
1885 Redistribution of Seats Act: constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

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