Mid Durham (UK Parliament constituency)
Mid Durham was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||one|
|Replaced by||Spennymoor and Sedgefield|
|Created from||South Durham|
The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, when the North Durham and South Durham county divisions were replaced by eight new single-member county constituencies. These were Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street, Houghton-le-Spring, Jarrow, Mid Durham, North West Durham and South East Durham. In addition there were seven County Durham borough constituencies.
It was abolished for the 1918 general election.
Members of ParliamentEdit
Elections in the 1880sEdit
|Lib-Lab win (new seat)|
Elections in the 1890sEdit
|Conservative||Charles Edward Hunter||3,669||39.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1900sEdit
|Conservative||Charles Edward Hunter||4,105||42.5||+0.5|
Elections in the 1910sEdit
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;
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
- The Liberal Year Book, 1907
- "The General Election". London Evening Standard. 16 Jun 1886. p. 3. Retrieved 25 November 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- The Constitutional Year Book, 1904, published by Conservative Central Office, page 143 (167 in web page), Durham
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1896
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916