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]

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

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Spalding[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hon. Murray Edward Gordon Finch-Hatton 4,658 n/a
Liberal Halley Stewart 4,580 n/a
Majority 78 n/a
Turnout n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
Halley Stewart
General Election 1886: Spalding[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hon. Murray Edward Gordon Finch-Hatton 4,561
Liberal Halley Stewart 4,273
Majority 288
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
George Tryon
Spalding by-election, 1887[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Halley Stewart 5,110
Conservative George Tryon 4,363
Majority 747
Turnout
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Spalding[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Halley Stewart 4,660
Conservative Harry Frederick Pollock 4,334
Majority 326
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1895: Spalding[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Harry Frederick Pollock 4,623
Liberal Halley Stewart 4,274
Majority 349
Turnout
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Ernest Pollock
General Election 1900: Spalding[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Horace Rendall Mansfield 4,352
Liberal Unionist Ernest Murray Pollock 4,295
Majority 57
Turnout
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing
General Election 1906: Spalding[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Horace Rendall Mansfield 5,800
Liberal Unionist Ernest Murray Pollock 4,180
Majority 1,620
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Francis McLaren
General Election January 1910: Spalding[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hon. Francis Walter Stafford McLaren 5,527
Conservative William Stapleton Royce 5,148
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Spalding[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hon. Francis Walter Stafford McLaren 5,335
Conservative William Stapleton Royce 5,070
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

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
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hon. Arthur George Villiers Peel Unopposed N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)