West Cheshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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West Cheshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members two

West Cheshire is a former parliamentary constituency, which returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.


It was created upon the abolition of North Cheshire and South Cheshire in 1868 and the redivision of Cheshire into West Cheshire, East Cheshire, Mid Cheshire and Stalybridge. In 1885, the first three of these were abolished and re-divided into eight constituencies: Altrincham, Crewe, Eddisbury, Hyde, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Northwich and Wirral.


1868-1885: The Hundreds of Broxton, Eddisbury, Nantwich, and Wirral, and the City and County of the City of Chester.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election First member First party Second member Second Party
1868 Sir Philip Grey Egerton, Bt Conservative John Tollemache Conservative
1872 by-election Hon. Wilbraham Tollemache Conservative
1881 by-election Henry James Tollemache Conservative
1885 Constituency abolished

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