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North Monmouthshire (UK Parliament constituency)

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. It was abolished for the 1918 general election.

BoundariesEdit

 
The constituency (shown in pink) within Monmouthshire

The constituency comprised the Petty Sessional Divisions of:

  • Abergavenny (The civil parishes of Abergavenny, Abergavenny Rural, Bwlch-Trewyn, Cwmyoy Upper, Cwmyoy Lower, Llanellen, Llanfoist, Llangattock, Llingoed, Llangattock-nigh-Usk, Llanover Lower, Llansaintffraed, Llanthewy-Rytherch, Llanthewy-Skirrid, Llantillio-Pertholey, Llanvapley, Llanvetherine, Llanvihangel-Crucorney, Llanvihangel-nigh-Usk, Llanwenarth Citra, Llanwenarth Ultra and Oldcastle)
  • Pontypool (Abersychan, Blaenavon, Glascoed, Goytre, Llanvair Kilgedin, Llanhilleth, Llanvihangel-Pontymoile, Llanfrechfa (Upper), Mamhilad, Panteg, Pontypool and Trevethin)
  • and Skenfrith (Grosmont, Llangattock Vibon Avel, Llangua, Llantilio Crossenny, Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern and St Maughans, Skenfrith)[1]

On abolition by the Representation of the People Act 1918, the area of the constituency was included in the Monmouth and Pontypool constituencies.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1885 Thomas Phillips Price Liberal
1895 Reginald McKenna Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1885: North Monmouthshire [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Price 5,693 63.8 N/A
Conservative John Rolls 3,236 36.2 N/A
Majority 2,457 27.6 N/A
Turnout 8,929 83.4 N/A
Registered electors 10,705
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1886: North Monmouthshire [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Price 4,688 58.8 −5.0
Conservative Edward Jones[4] 3,285 41.2 +5.0
Majority 1,403 17.6 −10.0
Turnout 7,973 74.5 −8.9
Registered electors 10,705
Liberal hold Swing −5.0

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: North Monmouthshire [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Price 5,020 56.5 −2.3
Conservative John Rolls 3,863 43.5 +2.3
Majority 1,157 13.0 −4.6
Turnout 8,883 73.2 −1.3
Registered electors 12,130
Liberal hold Swing −2.3
General election 1895: North Monmouthshire [2][5][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Reginald McKenna 4,965 54.2 −2.3
Conservative Ellis Hume-Williams 4,203 45.8 +2.3
Majority 762 8.4 −4.6
Turnout 9,168 78.5 +5.3
Registered electors 11,674
Liberal hold Swing −2.3

Elections in the 1900sEdit

 
McKenna
General election 1900: North Monmouthshire [2][5][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Reginald McKenna 5,139 57.9 +3.7
Conservative De Fonblanque Pennefather 3,740 42.1 −3.7
Majority 1,399 15.8 +7.4
Turnout 8,879 79.6 +1.1
Registered electors 11,159
Liberal hold Swing +3.7
General election 1906: North Monmouthshire [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Reginald McKenna 7,730 71.0 +13.1
Conservative Charles Campbell 3,155 29.0 −13.1
Majority 4,575 42.0 +26.2
Turnout 10,885 81.2 +1.6
Registered electors 13,411
Liberal hold Swing +13.1
By-election, 1907: West Monmouthshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Reginald McKenna Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: North Monmouthshire [6][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Reginald McKenna 8,596 66.5 −4.5
Conservative Evelyn Carmichael 4,335 33.5 +4.5
Majority 4,261 33.0 −9.0
Turnout 12,931 82.3 +1.1
Registered electors 15,711
Liberal hold Swing −4.5
General election December 1910: North Monmouthshire [6][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Reginald McKenna 7,722 62.7 −3.8
Conservative David Ellis Williams 4,586 37.3 +3.8
Majority 3,136 25.4 −7.6
Turnout 12,308 78.3 −4.0
Registered electors 15,711
Liberal hold Swing −3.8

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 the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schedule Seven, Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 (48 & 49 Vict. C. 23)
  2. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.
  4. ^ "North Monmouthshire". Western Mail. 1 July 1886. p. 7. Retrieved 4 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  6. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916

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