Wellington (Shropshire) (UK Parliament constituency)

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Wellington (Shropshire)
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one

Wellington (Shropshire) is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency, formally known as The Mid (or Wellington) Division of Shropshire. It was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1918. It elected one Member of Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Alexander Brown Liberal
1886 Alexander Brown Liberal Unionist
1906 Charles Solomon Henry Liberal
1918 Constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

A.H. Brown
General Election 1885: Wellington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Hargreaves Brown 4,801 65.1 n/a
Conservative William Slaney Kenyon-Slaney 2,571 34.9 n/a
Majority 2,230 30.2 n/a
Turnout 85.2 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Wellington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Alexander Hargreaves Brown unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Wellington[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Alexander Hargreaves Brown 3,963 59.7 n/a
Liberal James Harris Sanders 2,680 40.3 n/a
Majority 1,283 19.4 n/a
Turnout 79.1 n/a
Liberal Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1895: Wellington[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Alexander Hargreaves Brown unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal Unionist hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Wellington[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Alexander Hargreaves Brown 3,480 60.0 n/a
Liberal Robert Varty 2,318 40.0 n/a
Majority 1,162 20.0 n/a
Turnout 68.8 n/a
Liberal Unionist hold Swing n/a
C.S. Henry
General Election 1906: Wellington[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Solomon Henry 4,806 60.7
Liberal Unionist Hildebrand Aubrey Harmsworth 3,114 39.4
Majority 1,692 21.4
Turnout 89.2
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Wellington[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Solomon Henry 4,673 57.3 -3.4
Liberal Unionist Charles Peevor Boileau Wood 3,484 42.7 +3.4
Majority 1,189 14.6 -6.8
Turnout 93.2 +4.0
Liberal hold Swing -3.4
General Election December 1910: Wellington[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Solomon Henry 4,404 57.3
Conservative Hon. George Cecil Beaumont Weld-Forester 3,286 42.7
Majority 1,118 14.6
Turnout 87.9
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;

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)

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