Tunbridge (UK Parliament constituency)

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Tunbridge
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1885 (1885)1918 (1918)
Number of members one

Tunbridge was a parliamentary constituency in Kent, centred on the town of Tonbridge. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election, when it was replaced by the new Tonbridge constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Robert Norton Conservative
1892 Arthur Griffith-Boscawen Conservative
1906 Alfred Paget Hedges Liberal
1910 Herbert Henry Spender-Clay Conservative
1918 constituency abolished: see Tonbridge

Election results[edit]

General Election January 1910

Electorate 17,116

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Henry Spender-Clay 9,240 60.5 +15.4
Liberal Alfred Paget Hedges 6,030 39.5 -15.4
Majority 3,210 21.0 30.8
Turnout 89.2 +5.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +15.4

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