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East Worcestershire (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

1832-1885: The Petty Sessional Divisions of Stourbridge, Dudley, Droitwich, Northfield, Blockley and Pershore, and the Borough of Evesham.[1]

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Decades:

Elections in the 1840sEdit

General election 1841: East Worcestershire (2 seats)[11][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Arthur Taylor Unopposed
Conservative John Barneby Unopposed
Registered electors 6,367
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Barneby's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 11 January 1847: East Worcestershire (2 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Rushout Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1847: East Worcestershire (2 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig John Hodgetts-Foley Unopposed
Conservative George Rushout Unopposed
Registered electors 6,269
Whig hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1850sEdit

General election 1852: East Worcestershire (2 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig John Hodgetts-Foley Unopposed
Conservative George Rushout Unopposed
Registered electors 6,515
Whig hold
Conservative hold
General election 1857: East Worcestershire (2 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig John Hodgetts-Foley Unopposed
Conservative George Rushout Unopposed
Registered electors 6,065
Whig hold
Conservative hold

Rushout succeeded to the peerage, becoming 3rd Baron Northwick and causing a by-election.

By-election, 24 February 1859: East Worcestershire[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Frederick Gough-Calthorpe 2,304 54.0 N/A
Conservative John Slaney Pakington[12] 1,965 46.0 N/A
Majority 339 7.9 N/A
Turnout 4,269 71.4 N/A
Registered electors 5,983
Whig gain from Conservative Swing N/A
General election 1859: East Worcestershire (2 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Hodgetts-Foley Unopposed
Liberal Frederick Gough-Calthorpe Unopposed
Registered electors 5,983
Liberal hold
Liberal gain from Conservative

Elections in the 1860sEdit

Hodgetts-Foley's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 20 December 1861: East Worcestershire[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harry Vernon Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election 1865: East Worcestershire (2 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harry Vernon Unopposed
Liberal Frederick Gough-Calthorpe Unopposed
Registered electors 6,875
Liberal hold
Liberal hold

Gough-Calthorpe succeeded to the peerage, becoming 5th Baron Calthorpe and causing a by-election.

By-election, 1 June 1868: East Worcestershire[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Lyttelton 2,688 52.5 N/A
Conservative William Laslett 2,429 47.5 N/A
Majority 259 5.1 N/A
Turnout 5,117 74.4 N/A
Registered electors 6,875
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1868: East Worcestershire (2 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Amphlett 4,108 34.3 N/A
Liberal Charles Lyttelton 4,093 34.1 N/A
Liberal Richard Martin 3,789 31.6 N/A
Majority 15 0.1 N/A
Turnout 8,049 (est) 78.0 (est) N/A
Registered electors 10,313
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General election 1874: East Worcestershire (2 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Allsopp 4,421 29.5 +12.3
Conservative Thomas Eades Walker 4,159 27.8 +10.6
Liberal Charles Lyttelton 3,508 23.4 −10.7
Liberal Arthur Albright[13] 2,831 18.9 −12.7
Conservative William Laslett 55 0.4 N/A
Majority 651 4.3 +4.2
Turnout 7,487 (est) 67.8 (est) −10.2
Registered electors 11,039
Conservative hold Swing +12.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +11.2
  • Laslett withdrew from the race in order to contest Worcester.[14]

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
Hastings
General election 1880: East Worcestershire (2 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Henry Gladstone 4,879 26.5 +3.2
Liberal George Hastings 4,833 26.3 +7.4
Conservative Richard Temple 4,417 24.0 −3.8
Conservative Henry Allsopp 4,258 23.2 −6.3
Majority 416 2.3 N/A
Turnout 9,194 (est) 76.6 (est) +8.8
Registered electors 12,000
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +3.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +6.9
General election 1885: East Worcestershire [15][16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Hastings 3,685 53.6 +0.8
Conservative Albert Bosanquet 3,194 46.4 −0.8
Majority 491 7.2 +4.9
Turnout 6,879 84.0 +7.4 (est)
Registered electors 8,187
Liberal hold Swing +0.8
General election 1886: East Worcestershire [15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist George Hastings Unopposed
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal

Elections in the 1890sEdit

Hastings was expelled from the House of Commons, causing a by-election.

 
Chamberlain
By-election, 30 Mar 1892: East Worcestershire[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Austen Chamberlain Unopposed
Liberal Unionist hold
General election 1892: East Worcestershire [15][16][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Austen Chamberlain 5,111 67.0 N/A
Liberal Oscar Browning 2,517 33.0 N/A
Majority 2,594 34.0 N/A
Turnout 7,628 77.6 N/A
Registered electors 9,827
Liberal Unionist hold
General election 1895: East Worcestershire [15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Austen Chamberlain Unopposed
Liberal Unionist hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: East Worcestershire [15][16][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Austen Chamberlain Unopposed
Liberal Unionist hold
1902 East Worcestershire by-election[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Austen Chamberlain Unopposed
Liberal Unionist hold
 
Chamberlain
General election 1906: East Worcestershire [15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Austen Chamberlain 10,129 63.7 N/A
Liberal John Morgan 5,763 36.3 N/A
Majority 4,366 27.4 N/A
Turnout 15,892 84.7 N/A
Registered electors 18,769
Liberal Unionist hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Young
General election January 1910: East Worcestershire [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Austen Chamberlain 12,644 64.5 +0.8
Liberal Hilton Young 6,955 35.5 -0.8
Majority 5,689 29.0 +1.6
Turnout 84.2 -0.5
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +0.8
General election December 1910: East Worcestershire [15][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Austen Chamberlain Unopposed
Liberal Unionist hold
1914 East Worcestershire by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Leverton Harris Unopposed
Unionist hold

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

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  12. ^ "East Worcestershire Election". Worcester Journal. 26 February 1859. p. 9. Retrieved 19 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  13. ^ "East Worcestershire Election". Worcestershire Chronicle. 21 February 1874. p. 5. Retrieved 23 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  14. ^ "East Worcestershire". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 12 February 1874. p. 5. Retrieved 23 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
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  16. ^ a b c d e f g The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  17. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
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  19. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  20. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916