South Nottinghamshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Nottinghamshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Nottinghamshire
Number of members Two
Replaced by Rushcliffe, Newark
Created from Nottinghamshire

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



The constituency was created by the Reform Act 1832 for the 1832 general election, when the two-seat Nottinghamshire constituency was replaced by the Northern and Southern divisions, each of which elected two MPs.

Both divisions were abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, when they were replaced by four new single-seat constituencies: Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Newark and Rushcliffe.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 The Earl of Lincoln Tory Evelyn Denison Whig
1834 Conservative
1837 Lancelot Rolleston Conservative
1846 by-election Thomas Thoroton-Hildyard Conservative
1849 by-election Robert Bromley Conservative
1851 by-election William Hodgson Barrow Conservative
1852 Viscount Newark Conservative
1860 by-election Lord Stanhope Conservative
1866 by-election Thomas Thoroton-Hildyard Conservative
1874 George Storer Conservative
1885 Redistribution of Seats Act: constituency abolished

Election results[edit]