Tynemouth and North Shields (UK Parliament constituency)
|Tynemouth and North Shields|
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
|County||Northumberland (now Tyne and Wear)|
|Number of members||One|
Tynemouth and North Shields was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom between 1832 and 1885. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.
Tynemouth was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1849 under the Municipal Corporations Act 1835. The borough covered the whole area east of Wallsend and south of Whitley Bay, including the less historic but more economically significant town of North Shields as well as smaller villages such as New York and Cullercoats.
From 1885 approximately the same area as the Tynemouth and North Shields constituency comprised a seat named Tynemouth.
Members of Parliament
|1832||George Frederick Young||Liberal 1||1837: Unseated on petition|
|1837||Sir Charles Edward Grey||Liberal 1||1837: Declared duly elected on petition|
|1841||Henry Mitcalfe||Liberal 1|
|1847||Ralph William Grey||Liberal 1|
|1852||Hugh Taylor||Conservative||April 1853: Unseated and election declared void on petition|
|1854 by-election||William Schaw Lindsay||Liberal 1||30 March 1854 by-election|
|1859||Hugh Taylor||Conservative||April 1861: Resigned|
|1861 by-election||Richard Hodgson||Conservative||23 April 1861 by-election|
|1865||George Otto Trevelyan||Liberal|
|1868||Thomas Eustace Smith||Liberal||Last MP for the constituency|
|Constituency abolished (1885)|
- 1 F. W. S. Craig, in his compilations of election results for Great Britain, classifies Whig, Radical and similar candidates as Liberals from 1832. The name Liberal was gradually adopted as a description for the Whigs and politicians allied with them, before the formal creation of the Liberal Party shortly after the 1859 general election.
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (The Macmillan Press 1977)
- Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume I 1832-1885, edited by M. Stenton (The Harvester Press 1976)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]