South Wiltshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Wiltshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members two

South Wiltshire, formally known as the Southern division of Wiltshire or Wiltshire Southern was a county constituency in the county of Wiltshire in South West England. It returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the bloc vote system.

The constituency was created under the Reform Act 1832 for the 1832 general election, and abolished under 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 John Benett Whig Hon. Sidney Herbert Tory
1834 Conservative
1852 William Wyndham Liberal
1859 Lord Henry Thynne Conservative
1861 by-election Frederick Hervey-Bathurst Conservative
1865 Thomas Grove Liberal
1874 Viscount Folkestone Conservative
1885 constituency abolished