South Northumberland (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Northumberland
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18321885
Number of memberstwo
Replaced byHexham, Tyneside and Wansbeck
Created fromNorthumberland

South Northumberland (formally the "Southern Division of Northumberland") was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was represented by two Members of Parliament (MPs), elected by the bloc vote system.

The constituency was created by the Great Reform Act of 1832 by the splitting of Northumberland constituency into Northern and Southern divisions.

The constituency was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, being divided into single member divisions: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Hexham, Tyneside and Wansbeck.

Boundaries[edit]

1832-1885: The Wards of Tynedale and Castle, and the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

  • Constituency created (1832)
Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 Thomas Wentworth Beaumont Whig[2][3] Matthew Bell Tory[2]
1834 Conservative[2]
1837 Christopher Blackett Whig[2][4]
1841 Saville Ogle Whig[5][2][6][7]
1852 Wentworth Beaumont Whig[8] Hon. Henry Liddell Conservative
1859 Liberal
1878 Edward Ridley Conservative
1880 Albert Grey Liberal
1885 Redistribution of Seats Act: constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1840s[edit]

General election 1847: South Northumberland[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Saville Ogle Unopposed
Conservative Matthew Bell Unopposed
Registered electors 5,295
Whig hold
Conservative hold
General election 1841: South Northumberland[9][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Saville Ogle Unopposed
Conservative Matthew Bell Unopposed
Registered electors 5,369
Whig hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1850s[edit]

General election 1852: South Northumberland[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Wentworth Beaumont 2,306 35.6 N/A
Conservative Henry Liddell 2,132 32.9 N/A
Whig George Ridley[10] 2,033 31.4 N/A
Turnout 4,302 (est) 80.1 (est) N/A
Registered electors 5,511
Majority 174 2.7 N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
Majority 99 1.5 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1857: South Northumberland[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Wentworth Beaumont Unopposed
Conservative Henry Liddell Unopposed
Registered electors 5,608
Whig hold
Conservative hold
General election 1859: South Northumberland[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Wentworth Beaumont Unopposed
Conservative Henry Liddell Unopposed
Registered electors 5,522
Liberal hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

General election 1865: South Northumberland[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Wentworth Beaumont Unopposed
Conservative Henry Liddell Unopposed
Registered electors 5,511
Liberal hold
Conservative hold
General election 1868: South Northumberland[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Wentworth Beaumont Unopposed
Conservative Henry Liddell Unopposed
Registered electors 6,862
Liberal hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

General election 1874: South Northumberland[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Wentworth Beaumont Unopposed
Conservative Henry Liddell Unopposed
Registered electors 6,698
Liberal hold
Conservative hold

Liddell was elevated to the peerage, becoming Earl of Ravensworth.

1878 South Northumberland by-election[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Ridley 2,909 50.1 N/A
Liberal Albert Grey 2,903 49.9 N/A
Majority 6 0.1 N/A
Turnout 5,812 78.4 N/A
Registered electors 7,415
Conservative hold
  • The original count for this by-election had both candidates receiving 2,912 votes.

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General election 1880: South Northumberland[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Albert Grey 3,896 34.7 N/A
Liberal Wentworth Beaumont 3,694 32.9 N/A
Conservative Edward Ridley 3,622 32.2 N/A
Majority 72 0.6 N/A
Turnout 7,417 (est) 84.3 (est) N/A
Registered electors 8,800
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 2 & 3 William IV. Cap. LXIV. An Act to settle and describe the Divisions of Counties, and the Limits of Cities and Boroughs, in England and Wales, in so far as respects the Election of Members to serve in Parliament". London: His Majesty's statute and law printers. 1832. pp. 300–383. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S. (ed.). The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 240. ISBN 0-900178-13-2. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ Mosse, Richard Bartholomew (1836). The Parliamentary Guide: a concise history of the Members of both Houses, etc. pp. 16–17. Retrieved 26 May 2019 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Mosse, Richard Bartholomew (1838). The Parliamentary Guide: a concise history of the Members of both Houses, etc. p. 33. Retrieved 26 May 2019 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Local & General Intelligence". Newcastle Journal. 5 June 1841. p. 3. Retrieved 12 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Northumberland (South)". London Morning Post. 29 June 1841. p. 3. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Globe". 24 June 1841. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 12 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "The Newcastle Journal". 7 March 1857. p. 5. Retrieved 12 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. p. 437. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  10. ^ "South Northumberland Election". Newcastle Journal. 17 July 1852. p. 7. Retrieved 12 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.