Brentford was a constituency named after the town of Brentford in Middlesex and was drawn to take in Hounslow, Norwood Green and Twickenham. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. The constituency was created for the 1885 general election and abolished for that of 1918.
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Replaced by||Brentford and Chiswick;|
The local government district of Brentford, the civil parishes of Heston, Isleworth, Norwood (also known as Norwood Green), and Twickenham, and part of the civil parish of Hanwell.
The constituency was in the south-west of Middlesex, in present outer-southwest London. It was one of seven divisions of a soon-to-be County of London). It was named after its medieval market town of Brentford, on the north (Middlesex) bank of the River Thames. The seat bordered the Ealing division to the north and north-east, Kingston to the south-east and Uxbridge from the north-west to south-west.
Brentford had been the husting place for the two-member county of Middlesex since 1700, 155 years after the formation of the second breakaway urban division of Middlesex, the two-member seat of Westminster. The county as a whole saw 47 members replacing 18 before 1885, the greatest absolute rise of any county at a national boundary review.
Both of the seat's successors took in parts of an adjoining Middlesex division (seat).
- Present administrative tiers
Members of Parliament edit
|1910||Lord Alwyne Compton||Conservative|
Elections in the 1880s edit
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Coope's death caused a by-election.
Elections in the 1890s edit
Elections in the 1900s edit
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||N/A|
Elections in the 1910s edit
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+12.8|
|Liberal||William George Lobjoit||6,124||40.0||+1.0|
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;
- Redistribution of Seats Act 1885
- "Brentford Elections In The Past: scenes of riot, disorder and tumult" Brentford TW8: Brentford's local website Accessed 2017-60-03
- Representation of the People Act 1918
- London Government Act 1963
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
- The Liberal Year Book, 1907
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
- Middlesex Chronicle 30 May 1914
- Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (The Macmillan Press 1974)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)