South Warwickshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Warwickshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Warwickshire
Number of members Two
Replaced by Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford-on-Avon and Tamworth
Created from Warwickshire

South Warwickshire was a parliamentary constituency in the county of Warwickshire in England. It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.


The constituency was created under the Reform Act 1832, when the former Warwickshire constituency was divided into two new divisions: North Warwickshire and South Warwickshire.

South Warwickshire was itself abolished in 1885, when the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 replaced it with four new single-member constituencies: Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford-on-Avon and Tamworth.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 Sir Grey Skipwith, Bt Liberal Sir George Philips, Bt Liberal
1835 Sir John Mordaunt, Bt Conservative Edward Ralph Charles Sheldon Liberal
1836 by-election Evelyn Shirley Conservative
1845 by-election Lord Brooke Conservative
1849 by-election Lord Guernsey Conservative
1853 by-election Evelyn Shirley Conservative
1857 Edward Bolton King Liberal
1859 Sir Charles Mordaunt, Bt Conservative
1865 Henry Christopher Wise Conservative
1868 John Hardy Conservative
1874 Earl of Yarmouth Conservative Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, Bt Conservative
1880 Hon. Gilbert Leigh Liberal
1884 by-election Sampson Samuel Lloyd Conservative

Election results[edit]