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Berwick-upon-Tweed (UK Parliament constituency)

Berwick-upon-Tweed (/ˌbɛrɪk-/ (About this soundlisten)) is a constituency [n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK parliament by an elected Member of Parliament (MP). Since 2015 this MP has been Anne-Marie Trevelyan of the Conservative Party who succeeded the longest serving Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith who stood down prior to the 2015 election.[n 2]

Berwick-upon-Tweed
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland
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Location of Northumberland within England
CountyNorthumberland
Population75,718 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate55,785 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created1512
Member of ParliamentAnne-Marie Trevelyan (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromNorth Northumberland
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyNorth East England

BoundariesEdit

The constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed is in the county of Northumberland. It includes as its northernmost point the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and stretches south to include the towns of Alnwick and Amble — the Northumberland coast forms its long eastern boundary. Its length is roughly 50 miles (80 km) and its area is 2,310 square kilometres.

Predominantly rural in character, this constituency is the most northerly in England and is relatively sparsely populated.

Between 1918 and 1949 the constituency comprised Berwick upon Tweed Municipal Borough, the Urban Districts of Alnwick, Amble and Rothbury, together with the Rural Districts of Alnwick, Belford, Glendale, Norham & Islandshire and Rothbury.

Boundary reviewEdit

Following the last review of parliamentary representation in Northumberland, the Boundary Commission for England made only minor changes to the existing Berwick constituency. A proposal to rename the historic seat "Berwick-upon-Tweed and Mid Northumberland" was rejected: whilst it is geographically accurate, it was thought unwieldy[n 3].

The electoral wards used to form the slightly modified constituency are:

HistoryEdit

Rural in nature, sparse of population and with agriculture as a major source of employment, Berwick-upon-Tweed has never elected a Labour candidate, one of two constituencies in the north east of England not to have done so. It was represented by Liberal Democrat Sir Alan Beith from 1973 (formerly Liberal) until his retirement in 2015, when it was gained by the Conservative candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan. The area has been notable for its Liberal members – both Sir William Beveridge (influential in the formation of the National Health Service) and Edward Grey (Foreign Secretary at the start of World War I, best remembered for the "lamps are going out all over Europe...." remark) have served this constituency.

Sir Alan was first elected in a by-election, required as a result of the resignation of the then incumbent MP Antony Lambton (Conservative), who had been caught up in a scandal involving call girls, marijuana and a tabloid newspaper.

In 1923, Mabel Philipson, a former music hall actress, took over the seat as a Conservative, when her husband was forced to resign. In doing so she became only the third female MP to sit in the House of Commons since female members became legal five years previously.

Members of ParliamentEdit

The seat has sent members to Parliament since its enfranchisement by Henry VIII. It initially sent two members; this was reduced to one in 1885.

MPs before 1660Edit

Parliament First member Second member
1510–1523 No names known[3]
1529 John Martin John Cooper, died
and replaced after 1532 by
 ?John Uvedale[3]
1536 ?
1539 Odinel Selby ?[3]
1542 ?
1545 ?
1547 Odinel Selby John Watson[3]
1553 (Mar) ?
1553 (Oct) ?
1554 (Apr) George Browne Odinel Selby[3]
1554 (Nov) ?
1555 Thomas Bradford Charles Wharton[3]
1558 ?
1562/3 Anthony Temple Thomas Norton[4]
1571 Sir Valentine Browne Henry Carey[4]
1572 Martin Garnett Robert Newdigate[4]
1584 William Morton Thomas Parkinson[4]
1586 (Oct) Sir Valentine Browne [4]
1589 (Jan) William Morton William Selby[4]
1593 William Morton William Selby[4]
1597 (Oct) William Selby Thomas Parkinson[4]
1601 William Selby David Waterhouse[4]
1604 Sir William Selby Christopher Parkinson
1614 Sir John Selby Meredith Morgan
1621 Sir John Selby Sir Robert Jackson
1624 Sir Robert Jackson Edward Lively
1625 Sir Robert Jackson Sir John Selby
1626 Sir Robert Jackson Richard Lowther
1628 Sir Edmund Sawyer Edward Liveley
1629–1640 No Parliaments convened
1640 (Apr) Sir Thomas Widdrington Hugh Potter
1640 (Nov) Sir Thomas Widdrington Robert Scawen
1645 Sir Thomas Widdrington Robert Scawen
1648 Sir Thomas Widdrington Robert Scawen
1653 Berwick not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 George Fenwick Only one representative in 1st Protectorate Parliament
1656 George Fenwick, died 1657
and replaced by
John Rushworth
Only one representative in 2nd Protectorate Parliament
1659 John Rushworth George Payler

MPs 1660–1885Edit

Year 1st member[5] 1st party 2nd member[5] 2nd party
April 1660 Sir Thomas Widdrington John Rushworth
June 1660 Edward Grey
1661 Sir Thomas Widdrington
1665 Daniel Collingwood
1677 Viscount Osborne
1679 Ralph Grey John Rushworth
1685 Philip Bickerstaffe Hon. Ralph Widdrington
1689 Francis Blake Philip Babington
1690 Samuel Ogle
1695 Ralph Grey
1698 Sir Francis Blake
January 1701 Ralph Grey
December 1701 Sir Francis Blake
1702 Jonathan Hutchinson
1710 William Kerr
1711 Richard Hampden
1713 William Orde
1715 Grey Neville Whig John Barrington[6]
March 1723 Henry Grey Whig
May 1723 William Kerr
1727 George Liddell Joseph Sabine
1734 Viscount Polwarth
March 1740 The Viscount Barrington
November 1740 Thomas Watson Tory[7]
1754 John Delaval Tory[7]
1761 Col. John Craufurd
January 1765 Sir John Delaval, Bt[8]
December 1765 Wilmot Vaughan[9]
1768 Robert Paris Taylor
1774 Jacob Wilkinson Tory[7] Hon. John Vaughan[10] Tory[7]
1780 Sir John Delaval, Bt Tory[7]
1787 Sir Gilbert Elliot, Bt Whig[7]
1790 Hon. Charles Carpenter Tory
1795 John Callender Tory[7]
1796 The Earl of Tyrconnel Tory[7]
1802[11] Thomas Hall Tory[7] John Fordyce Tory[7]
1803 Francis Sitwell Tory[7] Alexander Allan Tory[7]
1806 Sir John Callender, Bt Tory[7] Alexander Tower Whig[7]
1807 Alexander Allan Tory[7] Sir Alexander Lockhart, Bt Tory[7]
1812 Henry St Paul Tory[7]
March 1820 Viscount Ossulston Whig[7] Sir David Milne Tory[7]
July 1820 Henry St Paul Tory[7]
December 1820 Sir Francis Blake, Bt Whig[7][12][13]
1823 Sir John Beresford, Bt Tory[7]
1826 Marcus Beresford Tory[7] John Gladstone Tory[7]
1827 Sir Francis Blake, Bt Whig[7][12][13]
1832 Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin Whig[7][14]
1835 James Bradshaw Conservative[7]
1837 Richard Hodgson Conservative[7] William Holmes Conservative[7]
1841 Matthew Forster Whig[15][7]
1847 John Campbell Renton Conservative
1852 John Stapleton Radical[16]
1853 Dudley Marjoribanks Whig[16][17] John Forster Whig[16]
1857 John Stapleton Radical
May 1859 Charles William Gordon Conservative Ralph Earle Conservative
August 1859 Dudley Marjoribanks Liberal
1863 William Cargill Conservative
1865 Alexander Mitchell Liberal
1868 Viscount Bury Liberal John Stapleton Liberal
1874 Dudley Marjoribanks Liberal David Milne Home Conservative
1880 Henry Strutt Liberal
1880 by-election David Milne Home Conservative
1881 by-election Hubert Jerningham Liberal
1885 Redistribution of Seats Act: membership reduced to one

MPs since 1885Edit

Election Member[5] Party
1885 Edward Grey Liberal
1916 by-election Francis Blake Liberal
1922 Hilton Philipson National Liberal
1923 by-election Mabel Philipson Conservative
1929 Alfred Todd Conservative
1935 Hugh Seely Liberal
1941 by-election George Grey Liberal
1944 by-election William Beveridge Liberal
1945 Robert Thorp Conservative
1951 Antony Lambton Conservative
1973 by-election Sir Alan Beith Liberal
1988 Liberal Democrats
2015 Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative

ElectionsEdit

2010s2000s1990s1980s1970s1960s1950s1940s1930s1920s1910s1900s1890s1880s1832 to 1880

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Next United Kingdom general election: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Thomas Stewart
Liberal Democrat Tom Hancock
General election 2017: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne-Marie Trevelyan 22,145 52.5 +11.4
Labour Scott Dickinson 10,364 24.6 +9.6
Liberal Democrat Julie Pörksen 8,916 21.1 -7.8
Green Thomas Stewart 787 1.9 -1.8
Majority 11,781 27.9 +15.7
Turnout 42,212 71.8 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing +0.9
General election 2015: Berwick-upon-Tweed[18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne-Marie Trevelyan 16,603 41.1 +4.4
Liberal Democrat Julie Pörksen 11,689 28.9 -14.8
Labour Scott Dickinson 6,042 14.9 +1.8
UKIP Nigel Coghill-Marshall 4,513 11.2 +7.9
Green Rachael Roberts 1,488 3.7 N/A
English Democrat Neil Humphrey 88 0.2 N/A
Majority 4,914 12.2
Turnout 40,423 71.0 +2.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +9.6
General election 2010: Berwick-upon-Tweed[20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Beith 16,806 43.7 -8.9
Conservative Anne-Marie Trevelyan 14,116 36.7 +7.7
Labour Alan Strickland 5,061 13.2 -5.2
UKIP Mick Weatheritt 1,243 3.2
BNP Peter Mailer 1,213 3.2
Majority 2,690 7.0 -16.3
Turnout 38,439 67.0 +3.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -8.3

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Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Berwick-upon-Tweed[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Beith 19,052 52.8 +1.4
Conservative Mike Elliott 10,420 28.9 +0.8
Labour Glen Reynolds 6,618 18.3 +0.6
Majority 8,632 23.9
Turnout 36,090 63.4 -0.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +0.3
General election 2001: Berwick-upon-Tweed[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Beith 18,651 51.4 +5.9
Conservative Glen Sanderson 10,193 28.1 +4.0
Labour Martin Walker 6,435 17.7 -8.5
UKIP John Pearson 1,029 2.8 +2.0
Majority 8,458 23.3 +4.1
Turnout 36,308 63.8 -9.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.0

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Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Berwick-upon-Tweed[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Beith 19,007 45.5 +1.1
Labour Paul Brannen 10,965 26.2 +3.4
Conservative Nick Herbert 10,058 24.1 -8.7
Referendum Ned Lambton 1,423 3.4
UKIP Ian Dodds 352 0.8
Majority 8,042 19.3 +8.7
Turnout 41,805 73.5 -5.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
General election 1992: Berwick-upon-Tweed[24][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Beith 19,283 44.37 -7.7
Conservative Anthony Henfrey 14,240 32.77 +3.3
Labour Gordon Adam 9,933 22.86 +5.4
Majority 5,043 11.60 -11.0
Turnout 43,456 79.1 +1.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -5.5

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Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Berwick-upon-Tweed[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alan Beith 21,903 52.1
Conservative John Middleton 12,400 29.5
Labour Stephen Lambert 7,360 17.51
Green Nigel Pamphilion 379 0.90
Majority 9,503 22.60
Turnout 42,042 77.3
Liberal hold Swing
General election 1983: Berwick-upon-Tweed[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alan Beith 21,958 52.69
Conservative Julian Brazier 13,743 32.98
Labour Vera Baird 5,975 14.34
Majority 8,215 19.71
Turnout 77.78
Liberal hold Swing

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Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1979: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alan Beith 19,351 54.34
Conservative Charles Baker-Cresswell 13,663 38.36
Labour G. M. Elliott 2,602 7.31
Majority 5,688 15.97
Turnout 83.82
Liberal hold Swing
General election October 1974: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alan Beith 14,684 43.11
Conservative Charles Baker-Cresswell 14,611 42.89
Labour G. Spain 4,768 14.00
Majority 73 0.21
Turnout 81.37
Liberal hold Swing
General election February 1974: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alan Beith 15,732 44.51
Conservative John Donald Morrison Hardie 15,289 43.25
Labour Gordon Adam 4,326 12.24
Majority 443 1.25
Turnout 85.14
Liberal hold Swing
1973 Berwick-upon-Tweed by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alan Beith 12,489 39.9 +18.0
Conservative John Donald Morrison Hardie 12,432 39.7 -11.0
Labour Gordon Adam 6,178 19.8 -7.6
Independent T. G. Symonds 126 0.4
Independent Robert Goodall 72 0.2
Majority 57 0.2
Turnout 75.0 +1.3
Registered electors 41,721
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +14.5
General election 1970: Berwick-upon-Tweed Electorate 41,731
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Lambton 15,558 50.66 +3.1
Labour Co-op Bob Wareing 8,413 27.39 -5.7
Liberal Alan Beith 6,741 21.95 +2.6
Majority 7,145 23.26 +8.7
Turnout 30,712 73.60 -3.6
Conservative hold Swing +4.6

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Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1966: Berwick-upon-Tweed Electorate 39,155
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Lambton 14,281 47.63 -2.3
Labour James W. Conway 9,908 33.04 +7.2
Liberal Aubrey Herbert 5,796 19.33 -4.9
Majority 4,373 14.58 -9.4
Turnout 31,750 76.58 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing +4.75
General election 1964: Berwick-upon-Tweed Electorate 39,915
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Lambton 15,851 49.92
Labour R. Christopher Jelley 8,218 25.88
Liberal Nicholas B. Madison 7,681 24.19
Majority 7,633 24.04
Turnout 31,750 79.54
Conservative hold Swing

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Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1959: Berwick-upon-Tweed Electorate 40,951
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Lambton 19,904 63.11
Labour R. Christopher Jelley 11,637 36.89
Majority 8,267 26.21
Turnout 31,541 77.02
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Berwick-upon-Tweed Electorate 41,664
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Lambton 18,301 60.35
Labour John Frater 12,024 39.65
Majority 6,277 20.70
Turnout 30,325 72.78
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Berwick-upon-Tweed Electorate : 42,438
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Lambton 17,632 52.70
Labour Co-op Thomas H. Jones 11,069 33.08
Liberal John Beeching Frankenburg 4,759 14.22
Majority 6,563 19.61
Turnout 78.84
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: Berwick-upon-Tweed Electorate 42,075
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Thorp 14,804 43.91
Liberal Arthur Comyns Carr 10,260 30.43
Labour John Davis 8,651 25.66
Majority 4,544 13.48
Turnout 80.13
Conservative hold Swing

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Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Thorp 12,315 43.29
Liberal William Beveridge 10,353 36.39
Labour John Davis 5,782 20.32
Majority 1,962 6.90
Turnout 67.77
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
1944 Berwick-upon-Tweed by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Beveridge 8,792 87.4
Independent W. D. Clark 1,269 12.6
Majority 7,523 74.8
Turnout 10,061 24.5
Registered electors 41,068
Liberal hold Swing
1941 Berwick-upon-Tweed by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Charles Grey Unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

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Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1935: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hugh Seely 15,779 51.0
Conservative Alfred Todd 15,145 49.0
Majority 634 2.0
Turnout 76.0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1931: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alfred Todd Unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

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Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1929: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Alfred Todd 12,526 42.8 -8.1
Liberal Penry Williams 11,372 38.8 +4.5
Labour Henry Kegie 5,402 18.4 +3.6
Majority 1,154 4.0 -12.6
Turnout 76.1 -1.6
Unionist hold Swing -6.3
General election 1924: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Mabel Philipson 12,130 50.9 +2.9
Liberal Harold Burge Robson 8,165 34.3 -5.2
Labour J. Adams 3,521 14.8 +2.3
Majority 3,965 16.6 +8.1
Turnout 77.7 +4.3
Unionist hold Swing +4.0
General election 1923: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Mabel Philipson 10,636 48.0 -7.0
Liberal Harold Burge Robson 8,767 39.5 +12.7
Labour Edna Martha Penny 2,784 12.5 -5.7
Majority 1,869 8.5 -19.7
Turnout 73.4 -1.5
Unionist hold Swing -9.9
1923 Berwick-upon-Tweed by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Mabel Philipson 12,000 55.0 n/a
Liberal Harold Burge Robson 5,858 26.8 -11.3
Labour Gilbert Oliver 3,966 18.2 n/a
Majority 6,142 28.1 +4.3
Turnout 21,824 74.9 +8.7
Unionist gain from National Liberal Swing n/a
General election 1922: Berwick-upon-Tweed (void)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal Hilton Philipson 11,933 61.9
Liberal Walter Runciman 7,354 38.1
Majority 4,579 23.8
Turnout 19,287 66.2
National Liberal gain from Liberal Swing

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Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Blake 6,721 60.5 −0.7
Independent William Watson-Armstrong 4,397 39.5 N/A
Majority 2,324 21.0 −1.4
Turnout 11,118
Liberal hold Swing N/A
1916 Berwick-upon-Tweed by-election[28] Electorate 9,454
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Blake 3,794 85.9 +24.7
Independent Arthur Turnbull 621 14.1 N/A
Majority 3,173 71.8 +49.4
Turnout 4,415 46.7 −33.1
Registered electors 9,454
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election December 1910: Berwick-upon-Tweed Electorate 9,420
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Grey 4,612 61.2 +1.1
Conservative Charles Henry Hoare 2,926 38.8 −1.1
Majority 1,686 22.4 +2.2
Turnout 7,538 79.8 −8.5
Registered electors 9,445
Liberal hold Swing +1.1
General election January 1910: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Grey 5,010 60.1 −4.0
Conservative Thomas Inskip 3,327 39.9 +4.0
Majority 1,683 20.2 −8.0
Turnout 8,337 88.3 +2.8
Registered electors 9,445
Liberal hold Swing −4.0

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Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1906: Berwick-upon-Tweed[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Grey 5,102 64.1 N/A
Conservative Thomas Inskip 2,862 35.9 N/A
Majority 2,240 28.2 N/A
Turnout 7,964 85.5 N/A
Registered electors 9,316
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1900: Berwick-upon-Tweed[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Grey Unopposed
Liberal hold

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Elections in the 1890sEdit

 
Sir Edward Grey
General election 1895: Berwick-upon-Tweed[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Grey 4,378 54.9 +2.0
Conservative Henry Percy 3,593 45.1 −2.0
Majority 785 9.8 +4.0
Turnout 7,971 85.9 +3.2
Registered electors 9,277
Liberal hold Swing +2.0
General election 1892: Berwick-upon-Tweed[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Grey 4,002 52.9 −1.9
Conservative Watson Askew-Robertson[30] 3,560 47.1 +1.9
Majority 442 5.8 −3.8
Turnout 7,562 82.7 +4.9
Registered electors 9,141
Liberal hold Swing −1.9

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Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1886: Berwick-upon-Tweed[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Grey 4,131 54.8 −2.9
Liberal Unionist Frederick Lambton 3,407 45.2 +2.9
Majority 724 9.6 −5.8
Turnout 7,538 77.8 −10.3
Registered electors 9,691
Liberal hold Swing −2.9
General election 1885: Berwick-upon-Tweed[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Grey 4,929 57.7 +1.4
Conservative Henry Percy 3,613 42.3 −1.4
Majority 1,316 15.4 +12.7
Turnout 8,542 88.1 +8.1 (est)
Registered electors 9,691
Liberal hold Swing +1.4
By-election, 26 Oct 1881: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hubert Jerningham 1,046 66.4 +10.1
Conservative Henry John Trotter 529 33.6 −10.1
Majority 517 32.8 +30.1
Turnout 1,575 79.2 −0.8 (est)
Registered electors 1,989
Liberal hold Swing +10.1
  • Caused by Marjoribanks elevation to the peerage, becoming Lord Tweedmouth.
By-election, 21 Jul 1880: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Milne Home 584 50.1 +6.4
Liberal John McLaren 582 49.9 −6.4
Majority 2 0.2 N/A
Turnout 1,166 80.8 +0.8 (est)
Registered electors 1,443
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.4
  • Caused by Strutt's elevation to the peerage, becoming Lord Belper.
General election 1880: Berwick-upon-Tweed (2 seats)[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Dudley Marjoribanks 687 29.7 −2.8
Liberal Henry Strutt 614 26.6 +4.6
Conservative William Macdonald Macdonald[33] 552 23.9 N/A
Conservative David Milne Home 457 19.8 −8.3
Majority 62 2.7 −1.7
Turnout 1,155 (est) 80.0 (est) −12.6
Registered electors 1,443
Liberal hold Swing +0.7
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.4

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Elections from 1832 to 1880Edit

General election 1874: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Dudley Marjoribanks 617 32.5 N/A
Conservative  Y David Milne Home 533 28.1 −14.1
Liberal John Stapleton 418 22.0 −5.6
Liberal William Keppel 330 17.4 −12.9
Turnout 1,216 (est) 92.6 (est) +14.5
Registered electors 1,313
Majority 84 4.4 −0.2
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Majority 115 6.1 N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing −2.1
General election 1868: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y William Keppel 669 30.3 +0.4
Liberal  Y John Stapleton 609 27.6 −0.1
Conservative George Wallace Carpenter[34][35] 508 23.0 +0.8
Conservative Richard Hodgson[36] 424 19.2 −1.0
Majority 101 4.6 −0.8
Turnout 1,105 (est) 78.1 (est) −12.6
Registered electors 1,415
Liberal hold Swing −0.2
Liberal hold Swing +0.5
General election 1865: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Dudley Marjoribanks 396 29.9 +4.5
Liberal  Y Alexander Mitchell 367 27.7 +7.9
Conservative William Cargill 295 22.2 −5.9
Conservative Joseph Hubback[37] 268 20.2 −6.5
Majority 72 5.4 N/A
Turnout 663 (est) 90.7 (est) +8.4
Registered electors 731
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +7.1
By-election, 29 Jun 1863: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative  Y William Cargill 328 51.4 −3.4
Liberal Alexander Mitchell 310 48.6 +3.4
Majority 18 2.8 +1.4
Turnout 638 79.8 −2.5
Registered electors 799
Conservative hold Swing −3.4
  • Caused by Gordon's death.
By-election, 20 August 1859: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Dudley Marjoribanks 305 50.1 +4.9
Conservative Richard Hodgson[17] 304 49.9 −4.9
Majority 1 0.2 N/A
Turnout 609 77.1 −5.2
Registered electors 790
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.9
  • Caused by Earle's resignation.
General election 1859: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative  Y Charles William Gordon 366 28.1 +16.2
Conservative  Y Ralph Earle 348 26.7 +14.8
Liberal Dudley Marjoribanks 330 25.4 +1.4
Liberal John Stapleton 257 19.8 −10.2
Majority 18 1.4 N/A
Turnout 651 (est) 82.3 (est) +12.2
Registered electors 790
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +10.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.6
General election 1857: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Radical  Y John Stapleton 339 30.0 +2.3
Whig  Y Dudley Marjoribanks 271 24.0 N/A
Conservative Charles William Gordon 269 23.8 −14.4
Whig Matthew Forster 250 22.1 −10.1
Turnout 565 (est) 70.1 (est) −7.2
Registered electors 805
Majority 68 6.0 −1.0
Radical hold Swing +4.8
Majority 2 0.2 −6.2
Whig hold Swing N/A
By-election, 14 May 1853: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Dudley Marjoribanks 473 39.1 +5.0
Whig  Y John Forster 385 31.8 +4.1
Conservative John Campbell Renton 196 16.2 −4.6
Conservative Richard Hodgson 157 13.0 −4.4
Majority 189 15.6 +9.2
Turnout 606 (est) 71.0 (est) −6.3
Registered electors 853
Whig hold Swing +4.8
Whig gain from Radical Swing +4.3
  • Caused by the 1852 election being declared void on petition, due to bribery.[38]
General election 1852: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Matthew Forster 412 34.1 −10.0
Radical  Y John Stapleton 335 27.7 N/A
Conservative John Campbell Renton 251 20.8 −21.4
Conservative Richard Hodgson 210 17.4 +3.6
Turnout 604 (est) 77.3 (est) +15.5
Registered electors 805
Majority 77 6.4 +4.5
Whig hold Swing −0.6
Majority 84 7.0 N/A
Radical gain from Conservative Swing N/A
General election 1847: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Matthew Forster 484 44.1 +7.3
Conservative  Y John Campbell Renton 463 42.2 +10.2
Conservative William Henry Miller 151 13.8 −17.5
Majority 21 1.9 −2.9
Turnout 549 (est) 61.8 (est) −28.5
Registered electors 888
Whig hold Swing +7.3
Conservative hold Swing +3.3
General election 1841: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Matthew Forster 394 36.8 +5.2
Conservative  Y Richard Hodgson 343 32.0 −2.4
Conservative Thomas Weeding 335 31.3 −2.8
Majority 51 4.8 N/A
Turnout 645 90.3 +1.8
Registered electors 714
Whig gain from Conservative Swing +5.2
Conservative hold Swing −2.5
General election 1837: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative  Y Richard Hodgson 357 34.4 +15.7
Conservative  Y William Holmes 354 34.1 +15.4
Whig Rufane Shaw Donkin 328 31.6 −31.0
Majority 26 2.5 −3.0
Turnout 625 88.5 −2.6
Registered electors 706
Conservative hold Swing +15.6
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +15.5
By-election, 27 April 1835: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Rufane Shaw Donkin Unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1835: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative  Y James Bradshaw 410 37.4 +5.2
Whig  Y Rufane Shaw Donkin 350 31.9 −2.7
Whig Francis Blake 337 30.7 −2.6
Majority 60 5.5 N/A
Turnout 627 91.1 −1.5
Registered electors 688
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +5.3
Whig hold Swing −2.7
General election 1832: Berwick-upon-Tweed[31][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Rufane Shaw Donkin 371 34.6 +9.8
Whig  Y Francis Blake 357 33.3 +8.5
Tory Marcus Beresford 345 32.2 −18.1
Majority 12 1.1 +0.6
Turnout 653 92.6
Registered electors 705
Whig hold Swing +9.4
Whig gain from Tory Swing +8.8

Elections before 1832Edit

General election 1831: Berwick-upon-Tweed[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Francis Blake 299 49.7 +14.9
Tory  Y Marcus Beresford 296 49.2 +1.9
Tory Samuel Swinton 7 1.2 −16.7
Majority 3 0.5 −16.3
Turnout 366
Whig hold Swing +14.9
Tory hold Swing −2.8
General election 1830: Berwick-upon-Tweed[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Tory  Y Marcus Beresford 387 47.3
Whig  Y Francis Blake 285 34.8
Tory Frederick Gye 147 17.9
Turnout 427
Majority 102 12.5 N/A
Tory hold Swing
Majority 138 16.8 N/A
Whig gain from Tory Swing

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Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the first past the post system of election is used with elections at least every five years.
  3. ^ MPs references to each other at least in writing, are entered by a full constituency name in Hansard
References
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  2. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "History of Parliament". Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "History of Parliament". Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  5. ^ a b c Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 2)
  6. ^ Created The Viscount Barrington (in the Peerage of Ireland), 1720
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S. (ed.). The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 240–242. ISBN 0-900178-13-2.
  8. ^ Created The Lord Delaval (in the Peerage of Ireland), 1783
  9. ^ Succeeded as The 4th Viscount Lisburne (in the Peerage of Ireland), January 1766
  10. ^ Major-General 1776, Lieutenant-General 1782, knighted (KB) 1792
  11. ^ On petition, Fordyce and Hall were adjudged not to have been duly elected and the election result was reversed
  12. ^ a b Escott, Margaret (2009). "BLAKE, Sir Francis, 3rd bt. (1774–1860), of Tilmouth Park, co. Dur.; Knowle Green, Staines, and 15 Sloane Street, Mdx". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
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