Spalding (UK Parliament constituency)

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Spalding
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Holland with Boston
Created from South Lincolnshire

Spalding was a county constituency in Lincolnshire, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1885 Murray Finch-Hatton Conservative
1887 Halley Stewart Liberal
1895 Harry Frederick Pollock Liberal Unionist
1900 Horace Rendall Mansfield Liberal
1910 Francis Walter Stafford McLaren Liberal
1917 Arthur George Villiers Peel Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Spalding[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Murray Finch-Hatton 4,658 50.4 n/a
Liberal Halley Stewart 4,580 49.6 n/a
Majority 78 0.8 n/a
Turnout 79.7 n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
Stewart
General Election 1886: Spalding[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Murray Finch-Hatton 4,561 51.6 +1.2
Liberal Halley Stewart 4,273 48.4 -1.2
Majority 288 3.2 +2.4
Turnout 76.2 -3.5
Conservative hold Swing +1.2
Tryon
Spalding by-election, 1887[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Halley Stewart 5,110 53.9 +5.5
Conservative George Tryon 4,363 46.1 -5.5
Majority 747 7.8 11.0
Turnout 77.7 +1.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.5

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Spalding[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Halley Stewart 4,660 51.8 -2.1
Liberal Unionist Harry Frederick Pollock 4,334 48.2 +2.1
Majority 326 3.6 -4.2
Turnout 68.9
Liberal hold Swing -2.1
General Election 1895: Spalding[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Harry Frederick Pollock 4,623 52.0 +3.8
Liberal Halley Stewart 4,274 48.0 -3.8
Majority 349 4.0 7.6
Turnout 69.6 +0.7
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +3.8

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Mansfield
General Election 1900: Spalding[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Horace Mansfield 4,352 50.3 +2.3
Liberal Unionist Ernest Pollock 4,295 49.7 -2.3
Majority 57 0.6 4.6
Turnout 68.9 -0.7
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +2.3
Pollock
General Election 1906: Spalding[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Horace Mansfield 5,800 58.1 +7.8
Liberal Unionist Ernest Pollock 4,180 41.9 -7.8
Majority 1,620 16.2 +15.6
Turnout 68.3 -0.6
Liberal hold Swing +7.8

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

McLaren
General Election January 1910: Spalding[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis McLaren 5,527 51.8 -6.3
Conservative William Royce 5,148 48.2 +6.3
Majority 379 3.6 -12.6
Turnout 78.2 +9.9
Liberal hold Swing -6.3
General Election December 1910: Spalding[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis McLaren 5,335 51.3 -0.5
Conservative William Royce 5,070 48.7 +0.5
Majority 265 2.6 -1.0
Turnout 76.3 -1.9
Liberal hold Swing -0.5

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

Spalding by-election, 1917[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Peel Unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig