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East Cheshire (UK Parliament constituency)

East Cheshire was parliamentary constituency which returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Elections were held using the bloc vote system.

East Cheshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyCheshire
18681885
Number of membersTwo
Replaced byMacclesfield
Created fromNorth Cheshire

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HistoryEdit

The constituency was created upon the abolition of North Cheshire and South Cheshire in 1868 and the redivision of Cheshire into East Cheshire, West 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.

BoundariesEdit

1868-1885: The Hundred of Macclesfield.[1]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election[2][3] First member First party Second member Second Party
1868 Edward Egerton Conservative William Legh Conservative
1869 by-election William Cunliffe Brooks Conservative
1885 constituency abolished

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1860sEdit

General election 1868: East Cheshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Egerton Unopposed
Conservative William Legh Unopposed
Registered electors 6,276
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Egerton's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 6 Oct 1869: East Cheshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Cunliffe Brooks 2,908 61.6 N/A
Liberal Edward Watkin 1,815 38.4 N/A
Majority 1,093 23.1 N/A
Turnout 4,723 75.3 N/A
Registered electors 6,276
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General election 1874: East Cheshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Cunliffe Brooks Unopposed
Conservative William Legh Unopposed
Registered electors 6,492
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1880: East Cheshire[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Cunliffe Brooks 3,424 32.0 N/A
Conservative William Legh 3,310 30.9 N/A
Liberal Gibbon Bayley-Worthington 2,032 19.0 N/A
Liberal Thomas Albert Bazley 1,947 18.2 N/A
Majority 1,278 11.9 N/A
Turnout 5,357 (est) 78.2 (est) N/A
Registered electors 6,849
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Representation of the People Act 1867" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 359. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  4. ^ a b c d Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. p. 359. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  5. ^ "The Mid Campaign". London Evening Standard. 5 April 1880. p. 2. Retrieved 19 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.