East Denbighshire (UK Parliament constituency)

East Denbighshire, formally called the Eastern Division of Denbighshire, was a county constituency in Denbighshire, in Wales. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

East Denbighshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of membersone
Replaced byDenbigh and Wrexham
Created fromDenbighshire

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, when the two-member Denbighshire constituency was divided into Eastern and Western divisions. It was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1885 Sir George Osborne Morgan, Bt Liberal
1897 by-election Samuel Moss Liberal
1906 by-election Edward Hemmerde Liberal
Dec. 1910 Edward John Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
George Morgan
General election 1885: East Denbighshire [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Osborne Morgan 3,831 52.7
Conservative Herbert Williams-Wynn 3,438 47.3
Majority 393 5.4
Turnout 7,269 87.6
Registered electors 8,297
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1886: East Denbighshire [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Osborne Morgan 3,536 50.2 −2.5
Conservative Herbert Williams-Wynn 3,510 49.8 +2.5
Majority 26 0.4 −5.0
Turnout 7,046 84.9 −2.7
Registered electors 8,297
Liberal hold Swing −2.5

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: East Denbighshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Osborne Morgan 4,189 55.0 +4.8
Conservative Herbert Williams-Wynn 3,423 45.0 −4.8
Majority 766 10.0 +9.6
Turnout 7,612 76.6 −8.3
Registered electors 9,941
Liberal hold Swing +4.8
 
Sir G.O. Morgan
General election 1895: East Denbighshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Osborne Morgan 4,899 61.1 +6.1
Conservative Henry St John Digby Raikes 3,115 38.9 −6.1
Majority 1,784 22.2 +12.2
Turnout 8,014 83.5 +6.9
Registered electors 9,592
Liberal hold Swing +6.1

Morgan's death causes a by-election.

1897 East Denbighshire by-election[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Samuel Moss 5,175 64.5 +3.4
Conservative George Thomas Kenyon 2,848 35.5 −3.4
Majority 2,327 29.0 +6.8
Turnout 8,023 84.4 +0.9
Registered electors 9,501
Liberal hold Swing +3.4

Elections in the 1900sEdit

 
Samuel Moss
General election 1900: East Denbighshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Samuel Moss Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election 1906: East Denbighshire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Samuel Moss Unopposed
Liberal hold
 
E.G. Hemmerde
1906 East Denbighshire by-election[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Hemmerde 5,917 65.4 N/A
Conservative Arthur Griffith-Boscawen 3,126 34.6 New
Majority 2,791 30.8 N/A
Turnout 9,043 80.9 N/A
Registered electors 11,172
Liberal hold Swing N/A
1909 East Denbighshire by-election[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Hemmerde 6,265 63.9 -1.5
Liberal Unionist Foster Cunliffe 3,544 36.1 N/A
Majority 2,721 27.8 -3.0
Turnout 9,809 84.1 +3.2
Registered electors 11,670
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: East Denbighshire [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Hemmerde 6,865 67.4 N/A
Conservative David Rhys 3,321 32.6 N/A
Majority 3,544 34.8 N/A
Turnout 10,186 85.5 N/A
Registered electors 11,911
Liberal hold Swing N/A
 
John
General election December 1910: East Denbighshire [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward John 6,449 66.9 -0.5
Conservative Alfred Hood 3,186 33.1 +0.5
Majority 3,263 33.8 -1.0
Turnout 9,635 80.9 -4.6
Registered electors 11,911
Liberal hold Swing −0.5

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 July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  10. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  11. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  12. ^ Liverpool Echo 6 July 1914