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Coleraine (UK Parliament constituency)

Coleraine is a former United Kingdom Parliament constituency, in Ireland, returning one MP. It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801.

Coleraine
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18011885
Number of membersOne
Replaced byNorth Londonderry

Contents

BoundariesEdit

This constituency was the Parliamentary borough of Coleraine in County Londonderry.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party Note
1801, January 1 Walter Jones Tory 1801: Co-opted
1806, November 13 Sir George Hill, Bt Tory Also returned by and elected to sit for Londonderry City
1807, February 4 Walter Jones Tory Resigned
1809, June 26 John Beresford Tory
1812, October 17 Lord George Beresford Tory Resigned
1814, June 10 Sir John Beresford, Bt Tory Resigned
1823, February 22 Sir John Brydges Tory Unseated on petition 4 August 1831
1831, August 4 William Taylor Copeland Whig Declared duly elected on petition
1832, December 13 Sir John Beresford, Bt Conservative 1 Unseated on petition 27 May 1833
1833, May 27 William Taylor Copeland Liberal 2 Declared duly elected on petition
1837, August 4 Edward Litton Conservative Appointed Master of Chancery in Ireland
1843, February 18 John Boyd Conservative
1847, August 5 Peelite[1][2] Resigned
1852, March 22 Rt Hon. Richard Bourke Conservative
1857, March 30 John Boyd Conservative Died 2 January 1862
1862, January 31 Sir Henry Bruce, Bt Conservative
1874, February 6 Daniel Taylor Liberal
1880, April 3 Sir Henry Bruce, Bt Conservative Last MP for the constituency
1885 Constituency abolished

Supplemental Notes:-

  • 1 Walker (like F. W. S. Craig in his compilations of election results for Great Britain) classifies Tory candidates as Conservatives from 1832. The name Conservative was gradually adopted as a description for the Tories. The party is deemed to be named Conservative from the 1835 general election.
  • 2 Walker (like F. W. S. Craig in his compilations of election results for Great Britain) classifies Whig, Radical and similar candidates as Liberals from 1832. The name Liberal was gradually adopted as a description for the Whigs and politicians allied with them, before the formal creation of the Liberal Party shortly after the 1859 general election.

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1840sEdit

General election 1841: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Litton Unopposed
Registered electors 368
Conservative hold

Litton resigned after being appointed Master of Chancery in Ireland, causing a by-election.

By-election, 18 February 1843: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Boyd 106 55.8 N/A
Conservative Henry Bruce 84 44.2 N/A
Majority 22 11.6 N/A
Turnout 190 51.6 N/A
Registered electors 368
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1847: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Peelite John Boyd 116 65.9 N/A
Conservative Henry Bruce 60 34.1 N/A
Majority 56 31.8 N/A
Turnout 176 19.8 N/A
Registered electors 891
Peelite gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Elections in the 1850sEdit

Boyd resigned by accepting the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, causing a by-election.

By-election, 22 March 1852: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Bourke Unopposed
Conservative gain from Peelite
General election 1852: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Bourke Unopposed
Registered electors 222
Conservative gain from Peelite
General election 1857: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Boyd Unopposed
Registered electors 261
Conservative hold
General election 1859: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Boyd Unopposed
Registered electors 274
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1860sEdit

Boyd's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 31 Jan 1862: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Bruce Unopposed
Registered electors 271
Conservative hold
General election 1865: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Bruce Unopposed
Registered electors 259
Conservative hold
General election 1868: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Bruce Unopposed
Registered electors 346
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General election 1874: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Daniel Taylor 227 58.7 N/A
Conservative Henry Bruce 160 41.3 N/A
Majority 67 17.3 N/A
Turnout 387 88.0 N/A
Registered electors 440
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1880: Coleraine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Bruce 222 53.5 +12.2
Liberal Daniel Taylor 193 46.5 −12.2
Majority 29 7.0 N/A
Turnout 415 87.9 −0.1
Registered electors 472
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +12.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.
  2. ^ "Irish Members Returned". Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser. 11 August 1847. p. 3. Retrieved 23 September 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.