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Bury St Edmunds (UK Parliament constituency)

Bury St Edmunds is a constituency in Suffolk centred on the town of Bury St Edmunds that elects a member of parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Bury St Edmunds
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
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Location of Suffolk within England.
CountySuffolk
Population113,678 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate85,933 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created1918
Member of ParliamentJo Churchill (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
1614–1918
Number of members1614–1885: Two
1885–1918: One
Type of constituencyBorough constituency
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European Parliament constituencyEast of England


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HistoryEdit

The constituency was created as a Parliamentary Borough in 1614, returning two MPs to the House of Commons of England until 1707, then to the House of Commons of Great Britain until 1800, and from 1800 to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. Its representation was reduced to one seat under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. Under the Representation of the People Act 1918, it was abolished as a borough and reconstituted as a division of the Parliamentary County of West Suffolk. As well as the abolished borough, the expanded seat comprised most of the abolished Stowmarket Division, except for the town of Stowmarket itself. From 1950, it has been classified as a county constituency in terms of election expenses and type of returning officer.

The electorate has elected Conservative Party candidates at the general elections and two by-elections since a Liberal victory in 1880. The closest contest since that year was in 1997 when the Labour Party candidate fell 368 votes, less than 1%, short of winning the seat in 1997 during Tony Blair's first landslide result.

Boundaries and boundary changesEdit

1918–1950: The Municipal Borough of Bury St Edmunds, the Urban District of Newmarket, the Rural Districts of Brandon, Mildenhall, and Thedwastre, and parts of the Rural Districts of Moulton and Thingoe.[3]

1950–1983: The Municipal Borough of Bury St Edmunds, the Urban Districts of Haverhill and Newmarket, and the Rural Districts of Clare, Mildenhall, Thedwastre, and Thingoe.[3]

Extended to the south-west, gaining western and northern parts of the abolished Sudbury Division of West Suffolk, including Haverhill.

1983–1997: The Borough of St Edmundsbury wards of Abbeygate, Barningham, Barrow, Chevington, Eastgate, Fornham, Great Barton, Honington, Horringer, Ixworth, Northgate, Pakenham, Risby, Risbygate, Rougham, St Olave's, Sextons, Southgate, Stanton, Westgate, and Whelnetham, and the District of Forest Heath.[4]

Southern areas, including Haverhill, transferred to the new County Constituency of South Suffolk. Eastern-most area, equivalent to the former Rural District of Thedwastre, transferred to the new County Constituency of Central Suffolk.

1997–2010: The Borough of St Edmundsbury wards of Abbeygate, Eastgate, Fornham, Great Barton, Horringer Court, Northgate, Pakenham, Risbygate, Rougham, St Olave's, Sextons, Southgate, Westgate, and Whelnetham, and the District of Mid Suffolk wards of Badwell Ash, Elmswell, Gislingham, Haughley and Wetherden, Needham Market, Norton, Onehouse, Rattlesden, Rickinghall, Ringshall, Stowmarket Central, Stowmarket North, Stowmarket South, Stowupland, Thurston, Walsham-le-Willows, and Woolpit.[5]

Major reconfiguration, with the majority of the constituency, including Newmarket, forming the basis of the new County Constituency of West Suffolk. Extended eastwards, gaining western half of Central Suffolk, including Stowmarket.

2010–present: The Borough of St Edmundsbury wards of Abbeygate, Eastgate, Fornham, Great Barton, Horringer and Whelnetham, Minden, Moreton Hall, Northgate, Pakenham, Risbygate, Rougham, St Olave's, Southgate, and Westgate, and the District of Mid Suffolk wards of Bacton and Old Newton, Badwell Ash, Elmswell and Norton, Gislingham, Haughley and Wetherden, Needham Market, Onehouse, Rattlesden, Rickinghall and Walsham, Ringshall, Stowmarket Central, Stowmarket North, Stowmarket South, Stowupland, Thurston and Hessett, and Woolpit.[6]

Marginal changes due to revision of local authority wards.

The constituency contains the towns of Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Needham Market. Its boundaries do not match those of the borough of St Edmundsbury, which includes Haverhill (part of West Suffolk constituency), and excludes Stowmarket and Needham Market.

Changes proposed for 2022Edit

The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018. If these proposals are approved by Parliament they will reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and come into effect at the next UK general election which is due to take place in May 2022 under the terms of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.

The Commission have proposed that the constituency would lose the District of Mid Suffolk wards of Needham Market and Ringshall to Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.[7]

Members of ParliamentEdit

MPs 1621–1660Edit

Parliament First member Second member
1621 Sir Thomas Jermyn John Woodford
1624 Sir Thomas Jermyn Anthony Crofts
1625 Sir Thomas Jermyn Sir William Spring
1626 Sir Thomas Jermyn Emanuel Gifford
1628 Sir Thomas Jermyn Sir William Hervey
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned
1640 April Sir Thomas Jermyn John Godbolt
1640 November Thomas Jermyn,
disabled on 14 February 1644
Henry Jermyn, ennobled 6 September 1643[8]
1645 Sir Thomas Barnardiston Sir William Spring,
excluded in Pride's Purge in 1648
1653 Bury St Edmunds not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 Samuel Moody John Clarke
1656 Samuel Moody John Clarke
1659 John Clarke Thomas Chaplin[9]
1659 Restored Rump Parliament Sir Thomas Barnardiston Sir William Spring, 1st Baronet (died 1654)

MPs 1660–1885Edit

Two Members

Year First member[10] First party Second member[10] Second party
1660[11] Sir Henry Crofts Sir John Duncombe
1661 Sir Edmund Poley
1673 William Duncombe
1679 Sir Thomas Hervey Thomas Jermyn
1685 William Crofts
1689 Sir Robert Davers, Bt
1690 Henry Goldwell
1694 John Hervey
1701 Sir Thomas Felton, Bt
1703 Sir Robert Davers, Bt[12]
Dec. 1705 Aubrey Porter
1709 Joseph Weld
1712 Samuel Batteley
1713 Lord Hervey
1717 James Reynolds
1722 Sir Jermyn Davers, Bt
1725 Lord Hervey
1727 Thomas Norton
1733 Thomas Hervey
1747 Felton Hervey[13] Viscount Petersham
1756 The Earl of Euston
1757 Hon. Augustus Hervey
1761 Hon. Charles Fitzroy
1763 William Hervey
1768 Hon. Augustus Hervey
1774 Sir Charles Davers, Bt
1775 Henry Seymour Conway Whig
1784 Hon. George FitzRoy
1787 Lord Charles FitzRoy
1796 Lord Hervey
1802 Lord Charles FitzRoy
1803 The Lord Templetown
1812 Frederick Foster
1818 The Earl of Euston Whig[14] Hon. Arthur Upton Whig[14]
1820 Lord John FitzRoy Whig[14]
1826 Earl Jermyn Tory[14] Earl of Euston Whig[14]
1831 Charles Augustus FitzRoy Whig[14]
1832 Lord Charles FitzRoy Whig[14][15]
1834 Conservative[14]
1847 Edward Bunbury Whig[16][17]
1852 John Stuart Conservative
Dec 1852 by-election James Oakes Conservative
1857 Joseph Hardcastle Whig[18][19][20]
1859 by-election Lord Alfred Hervey Peelite[21][22][23]
1859 Liberal
1865 Edward Greene Conservative
1874 Lord Francis Hervey Conservative
1880 Joseph Hardcastle Liberal
1885 representation reduced to one member[24]

MPs since 1885Edit

Year Member[10][25] Party
1885 Lord Francis Hervey Conservative
1892 Henry Cadogan Conservative
1900 Sir Edward Greene Conservative
1906 Frederick Hervey Conservative
1907 Walter Guinness Conservative
1931 Frank Heilgers Conservative
1944 Edgar Keatinge Conservative
1945 Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Conservative
1950 William Aitken Conservative
1964 Eldon Griffiths Conservative
1992 Richard Spring Conservative
1997 David Ruffley Conservative
2015 Jo Churchill Conservative

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

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General election 2017: Bury St Edmunds[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jo Churchill[27] 36,794 59.2 +5.6
Labour William Edwards 18,353 29.5 +11.8
Liberal Democrat Helen Korfanty[27] 3,565 5.7 -0.3
Green Helen Geake[27] 2,596 4.2 -3.7
Independent Liam Byrne[27] 852 1.4 +1.4
Majority 18,441 29.7 -6.2
Turnout 62,160 70.8 +1.8
Conservative hold Swing -3.1

Note: Independent (politician) St. Edmundsbury Borough Councillor [28] and Bury St Edmunds Town Councillor[29] Paul Hopfensperger[30] submitted a valid nomination but this was subsequently withdrawn. Because of the timing of the withdrawal, his name appears in the Statement of Persons Nominated[31] for this election.

General election 2015: Bury St Edmunds[32][33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jo Churchill[34] 31,815 53.6 +6.1
Labour William Edwards[35] 10,514 17.7 +1.1
UKIP John Howlett 8,739 14.7 +9.6
Green Helen Geake[36] 4,692 7.9 +3.6
Liberal Democrat David Chappell 3,581 6.0 -20.4
Majority 21,301 35.9 +14.8
Turnout 59,341 69.0 -0.3
Conservative hold Swing +2.5
General election 2010: Bury St Edmunds[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Ruffley 27,899 47.5 +1.2
Liberal Democrat David Chappell 15,519 26.4 +6.7
Labour Kevin Hind 9,776 16.7 −10.7
UKIP John Howlett 3,003 5.1 +1.6
Green Mark Ereira-Guyer 2,521 4.3 +1.3
Majority 12,380 21.1 +2.2
Turnout 58,718 69.3 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing −2.8

Elections in the 2000sEdit

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General election 2005: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Ruffley 24,332 46.2 +2.7
Labour David Monaghan 14,402 27.4 −11.1
Liberal Democrat David Chappell 10,423 19.8 +5.9
UKIP John Howlett 1,859 3.5 +1.8
Green Graham Manning 1,603 3.0 N/A
Majority 9,930 18.9 +13.9
Turnout 52,619 66.1 +0.1
Conservative hold Swing +6.9
General election 2001: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Ruffley 21,850 43.5 +5.1
Labour Mark Ereira-Guyer 19,347 38.5 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Richard Williams 6,998 13.9 −4.3
UKIP John Howlett 831 1.7 N/A
Independent Michael Brundle 651 1.3 N/A
Socialist Labour Michael Benwell 580 1.2 N/A
Majority 2,503 5.0 +4.3
Turnout 50,257 66 −9.0
Conservative hold Swing +2.1

Elections in the 1990sEdit

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General election 1997: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Ruffley 21,290 38.3 −7.6
Labour Mark Ereira-Guyer 20,922 37.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrat David A. Cooper 10,102 18.2 −8.7
Referendum Ian C.H. McWhirter 2,939 5.3 N/A
Natural Law Joanna B. Lillis 272 0.5 −0.4
Majority 368 0.7 −29.3
Turnout 55,525 75.0 +0.6
Conservative hold Swing −14.6
General election 1992: Bury St Edmunds[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Spring 33,554 53.5 −5.8
Labour Tommy Sheppard 14,767 23.6 +6.3
Liberal Democrat John B. Williams 13,814 22.0 −0.5
Natural Law Joanna B. Lillis 550 0.9 N/A
Majority 18,787 30.0 −7.8
Turnout 62,685 78.9 +4.8
Conservative hold Swing −6.1

Elections in the 1980sEdit

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General election 1987: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eldon Griffiths 33,672 59.3 +0.3
Social Democratic Reginald Harland 12,214 21.5 −6.9
Labour Christopher Greene 9,841 17.3 +4.8
Green Ida Wakelam 1,057 1.9 N/A
Majority 21,458 37.8 +7.2
Turnout 56,784 74.1 +1.8
Conservative hold Swing +3.6
General election 1983: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eldon Griffiths 31,081 59.0 −2.0
Social Democratic Reginald Harland 14,959 28.4 N/A
Labour W. Mosczynski 6,666 12.7 −16.3
Majority 16,122 30.6
Turnout 52,706 72.3 −4.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

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General election 1979: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eldon Griffiths 41,426 57.0 +6.6
Labour A. Gibson 21,167 29.0 −4.0
Liberal G. Jones 10,836 14.2 −2.4
Majority 20,259 27.8 +10.5
Turnout 73,429 76.3 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.3
General election October 1974: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eldon Griffiths 32,179 50.4 +2.9
Labour J.K Stephenson 21,097 33.0 +4.3
Liberal G Jones 10,631 16.6 −7.2
Majority 11,082 17.3 −1.5
Turnout 63,907 73.2 −8.1
Conservative hold Swing −0.7
General election February 1974: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eldon Griffiths 33,424 47.5 −14.2
Labour J.K Stephenson 20,171 28.7 0.0
Liberal B. Boulton 16,772 23.8 N/A
Majority 13,253 18.8 −3.6
Turnout 70,367 81.3 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing −7.2
General election 1970: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eldon Griffiths 36,688 61.2 +7.1
Labour Colin J.V. Seager 23,286 38.8 -7.1
Majority 13,402 22.4 +13.3
Turnout 59,974 77.2 −1.6
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1960sEdit

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General election 1966: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eldon Griffiths 27,782 54.6 +4.4
Labour Colin J.V. Seager 23,140 45.4 +5.2
Majority 4,462 9.1 -0.8
Turnout 50,922 78.8 -3.4
Conservative hold Swing -0.8
General election 1964: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eldon Griffiths 25,206 50.2 -8.6
Labour Noel James Insley 20,216 40.2 -1.1
Liberal Richard L. Afton 4,840 9.6 N/A
Majority 4,990 9.9 -7.6
Turnout 50,262 82.2 +3.6
Conservative hold Swing -7.5
1964 Bury St Edmunds by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eldon Griffiths 22,141 49.0 -9.8
Labour Noel James Insley 19,682 43.5 +2.2
Liberal Richard L. Afton 3,387 7.5 N/A
Majority 2,459 5.5 -12.0
Turnout 45,210
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

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General election 1959: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Aitken 26,730 58.8 +3.7
Labour Alison Margaret A. Walter 18,768 41.3 -3.6
Majority 7,962 17.5 +7.2
Turnout 45,498 78.6 +0.3
Conservative hold Swing +3.6
General election 1955: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Aitken 24,532 55.1 +0.7
Labour Neville Stanley 19,962 44.9 -0.7
Majority 4,570 10.3 +1.5
Turnout 44,494 78.3 -1.5
Conservative hold Swing +0.7
General election 1951: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Aitken 24,679 54.4 +5.1
Labour Neville Stanley 20,690 45.6 +5.3
Majority 3,989 8.8 -0.2
Turnout 45,369 79.8 -2.7
Conservative hold Swing -0.1
General election 1950: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Aitken 22,559 49.3 +0.6
Labour Cecily Alicia McCall 18,430 40.3 +10.5
Liberal Henry William Sparham 4,780 10.4 -8.6
Majority 4,129 9.0 -9.9
Turnout 45,769 82.5 +14.7
Conservative hold Swing -4.9

Elections in the 1940sEdit

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General election 1945: Bury St Edmunds[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Clifton-Brown 15,013 48.7 -7.5
Labour Cecily Alicia McCall 9,195 29.8 N/A
Liberal Harold Charles Drayton 5,863 19.0 N/A
Common Wealth Eric Gordon England 750 2.4 N/A
Majority 5,818 18.9 -6.5
Turnout 30,821 67.8 +17.0
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Following the death of Frank Heilgers on 16 January 1944 a by-election was held on 29 February 1944.

1944 Bury St Edmunds by-election[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edgar Keatinge 11,705 56.2 N/A
Independent Liberal Margery Corbett Ashby 9,121 43.8 N/A
Majority 2,584 12.4 N/A
Turnout 20,828 50.8 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1930sEdit

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General election 1935: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Heilgers Unopposed N/A N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1931: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Heilgers Unopposed N/A N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1920sEdit

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General election 1929: Bury St Edmunds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Walter Guinness 16,462 54.4 −8.7
Liberal Dar Lyon 11,344 37.4 +0.5
Labour Percy Astins 2,490 8.2 N/A
Majority 5,118 17.0 −9.2
Turnout 30,296 77.8 −4.0
Registered electors 38,938
Unionist hold Swing −4.6

On Guinness's nomination as Minister of Agriculture a by-election in 1925 was required under the electoral law of the time, which he won.

1925 Bury St Edmunds by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Walter Guinness 14,700 62.8 −0.3
Liberal George Nicholls 8,703 37.2 +0.3
Majority 5,997 25.6 −0.6
Turnout 23,403 73.9 −7.9
Registered electors 31,648
Unionist hold Swing −0.3
General election 1924: Bury St Edmunds[40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Walter Guinness 16,073 63.1 N/A
Liberal John Adam Day 9,392 36.9 N/A
Majority 6,681 26.2 N/A
Turnout 25,465 81.8 N/A
Registered electors 31,138
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1923: Bury St Edmunds[40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Walter Guinness Unopposed
Unionist hold
General election 1922: Bury St Edmunds[40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Walter Guinness Unopposed
Unionist hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

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General election 1918: Bury St Edmunds[40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Walter Guinness Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

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;

General election December 1910: Bury St Edmunds[41][42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Guinness Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election January 1910: Bury St Edmunds[41][42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Guinness Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

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1907 Bury St Edmunds by-election[43][44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Guinness 1,631 68.8 +10.2
Liberal Walter Baldwyn Yates 741 31.2 −10.2
Majority 890 37.6 +20.4
Turnout 2,372 86.6 −4.1
Registered electors 2,740
Conservative hold Swing +10.2
General election 1906: Bury St Edmunds[41][45][43][44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Hervey 1,481 58.6 N/A
Liberal Walter Baldwyn Yates 1,047 41.4 N/A
Majority 434 17.2 N/A
Turnout 2,528 90.7 N/A
Registered electors 2,788
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1900: Bury St Edmunds[41][45][46][43][44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Greene Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

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General election 1895: Bury St Edmunds[41][45][46]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cadogan Unopposed
Conservative hold
 
Cadogan
1892 Bury St Edmunds by-election[41][45]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cadogan Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1892: Bury St Edmunds[41][45]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Hervey 1,267 59.5 +0.8
Liberal John Eustace Jameson 863 40.5 −0.8
Majority 404 19.0 +1.6
Turnout 2,130 84.7 +0.3
Registered electors 2,515
Conservative hold Swing +0.8

Elections in the 1880sEdit

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General election 1886: Bury St Edmunds[41][45]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Hervey 1,135 58.7 +4.7
Liberal Frederick Goodwin 800 41.3 -4.7
Majority 335 17.4 +9.4
Turnout 1,935 84.4 -6.3
Registered electors 2,292
Conservative hold Swing +4.7
General election 1885: Bury St Edmunds[41][45][47]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Hervey 1,122 54.0 −5.9
Liberal Joseph Hardcastle 956 46.0 +5.8
Majority 166 8.0 N/A
Turnout 2,078 90.7 −1.7 (est)
Registered electors 2,292
Conservative win
General election 1880: Bury St Edmunds (2 seats)[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Hardcastle 1,110 40.2 −0.8
Conservative Edward Greene 850 30.8 −0.1
Conservative Francis Hervey 803 29.1 +1.0
Majority 260 9.4 N/A
Turnout 1,960 (est) 92.4 (est) +7.6
Registered electors 2,122
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing −0.7
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1870sEdit

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General election 1874: Bury St Edmunds (2 seats)[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Greene 1,004 30.9 +13.1
Conservative Francis Hervey 914 28.1 +10.3
Liberal Joseph Hardcastle 707 21.7 −13.3
Liberal Charles Lamport[49] 628 19.3 −10.2
Majority 207 6.4 +5.9
Turnout 1,627 (est) 84.8 (est) −5.7
Registered electors 1,919
Conservative hold Swing +11.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +11.8

Elections in the 1860sEdit

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General election 1868: Bury St Edmunds (2 seats)[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Greene 714 35.5 +2.1
Liberal Joseph Hardcastle 703 35.0 −1.9
Liberal Edward Bunbury 593 29.5 N/A
Majority 11 0.5 N/A
Turnout 1,362 (est) 90.5 (est) +4.5
Registered electors 1,505
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1865: Bury St Edmunds (2 seats)[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Hardcastle 331 36.9 +6.5
Conservative Edward Greene 300 33.4 +5.3
Liberal-Conservative Alfred Hervey[50] 266 29.7 −11.7
Majority 31 3.5 +1.2
Turnout 582 (est) 86.0 (est) +13.4
Registered electors 676
Liberal hold Swing +6.2
Conservative hold Swing +5.6

Elections in the 1850sEdit

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General election 1859: Bury St Edmunds (2 seats)[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Peelite Alfred Hervey 418 41.4 +4.4
Liberal Joseph Hardcastle 307 30.4 −4.0
Conservative Robert Buxton 284 28.1 −0.5
Turnout 505 (est) 72.6 (est) +6.4
Registered electors 695
Majority 111 11.0 N/A
Peelite gain from Conservative Swing +2.3
Majority 23 2.3 −3.5
Liberal hold Swing −1.9
By-election, 7 March 1859: Bury St Edmunds[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Peelite Alfred Hervey Unopposed
Peelite gain from Conservative
  • Caused by Hervey's succession to the peerage, becoming 2nd Marquess of Bristol
General election 1857: Bury St Edmunds (2 seats)[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Hervey 344 37.0 −6.2
Whig Joseph Hardcastle 320 34.4 +6.4
Conservative James Oakes 266 28.6 −0.2
Turnout 465 (est) 66.2 (est) −10.7
Registered electors 702
Majority 24 2.6 +1.8
Conservative hold Swing −4.7
Majority 54 5.8 N/A
Whig gain from Conservative Swing +6.4
By-election, 4 December 1852: Bury St Edmunds[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Oakes 324 50.6 −21.4
Whig Joseph Hardcastle 316 49.4 +21.4
Majority 8 1.3 +0.5
Turnout 640 89.8 +12.9
Registered electors 713
Conservative hold Swing −21.4
  • Caused by Stuart's resignation after being appointed a Vice-Chancellor of the Court of Chancery.
General election 1852: Bury St Edmunds (2 seats)[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Hervey 493 43.2 +3.4
Conservative John Stuart 328 28.8 +1.9
Whig Edward Bunbury 319 28.0 −5.3
Majority 9 0.8 −5.6
Turnout 570 (est) 76.9 (est) +11.6
Registered electors 741
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +2.3

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General election 1847: Bury St Edmunds (2 seats)[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Hervey 390 39.8 +11.5
Whig Edward Bunbury 327 33.3 −13.6
Conservative Horace Twiss 264 26.9 +2.2
Turnout 491 (est) 65.3 (est) −20.5
Registered electors 751
Majority 63 6.4 +3.8
Conservative hold Swing +9.2
Majority 63 6.4 +5.4
Whig hold Swing −13.7
General election 1841: Bury St Edmunds (2 seats)[48][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Hervey 341 28.3
Whig Charles FitzRoy 310 25.7
Conservative Horace Twiss 298 24.7
Whig Rowland Gardiner Alston[51] 256 21.2
Turnout 612 85.8
Registered electors 713
Majority 31 2.6
Conservative hold Swing
Majority 12 1.0
Whig hold Swing
By-election, 14 September 1841: Bury St Edmunds[48][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Hervey Unopposed
Conservative hold

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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