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North Northamptonshire (UK Parliament constituency)

North Northamptonshire was a county constituency in Northamptonshire, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

North Northamptonshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyNorthamptonshire
18321918
Number of members1832–1885: Two
1885–1918: One
Replaced byWellingborough, Kettering and Peterborough
Created fromNorthamptonshire

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1832-1885: The Liberty of Peterborough, and the Hundreds of Willybrook, Polebrook, Huxloe, Navisford, Corby, Higham Ferrers, Rothwell, Hamfordshoe and Orlingbury.[1]

1885-1918: The Sessional Divisions of Oundle and Thrapstone, part of the Sessional Division of Kettering, the Liberty of the Soke of Peterborough, and the part of the Municipal Borough of Stamford in the county of Northamptonshire.

The constituency was created by the Great Reform Act for the 1832 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election, when it was merged into Peterborough.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1840sEdit

General election 1841: North Northamptonshire (2 seats) [3][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Augustus O'Brien Unopposed
Conservative Thomas Philip Maunsell Unopposed
Registered electors 4,166
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
General election 1847: North Northamptonshire (2 seats) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Augustus Stafford Unopposed
Conservative Thomas Philip Maunsell Unopposed
Registered electors 4,065
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1850sEdit

General election 1852: North Northamptonshire (2 seats) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Augustus Stafford 562 48.6 N/A
Conservative Thomas Philip Maunsell 560 48.4 'N/A
Whig George Wentworth-FitzWilliam[4] 34 2.9 N/A
Majority 526 45.5 N/A
Turnout 595 (est) 15.3 (est) N/A
Registered electors 3,900
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
General election 1857: North Northamptonshire (2 seats) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Augustus Stafford Unopposed
Conservative William Cecil Unopposed
Registered electors 3,800
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Stafford's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 16 December 1857: North Northamptonshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Ward Hunt 1,461 56.6 N/A
Whig Fitzpatrick Vernon[5] 1,119 43.4 N/A
Majority 342 13.3 N/A
Turnout 2,580 67.9 N/A
Registered electors 3,800
Conservative hold
General election 1859: North Northamptonshire (2 seats) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Cecil 1,849 36.8 N/A
Conservative George Ward Hunt 1,831 36.4 'N/A
Liberal Fitzpatrick Vernon 1,344 26.8 N/A
Majority 487 9.7 N/A
Turnout 3,184 (est) 84.3 (est) N/A
Registered electors 3,777
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1860sEdit

General election 1865: North Northamptonshire (2 seats) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Ward Hunt Unopposed
Conservative William Cecil Unopposed
Registered electors 4,016
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Cecil was appointed Treasurer of the Household, requiring a by-election.

1866 North Northamptonshire by-election (1 seat) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Cecil Unopposed
Conservative hold

Cecil succeeded to the peerage, becoming 3rd Marquess of Exeter, causing a by-election.

1867 North Northamptonshire by-election [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sackville Stopford Unopposed
Conservative hold

Hunt was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, requiring a by-election.

1868 North Northamptonshire by-election [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Ward Hunt Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1868: North Northamptonshire (2 seats) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Ward Hunt Unopposed
Conservative Sackville Stopford Unopposed
Registered electors 5,310
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General election 1874: North Northamptonshire (2 seats) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Ward Hunt Unopposed
Conservative Sackville Stopford-Sackville Unopposed
Registered electors 5,215
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Hunt was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty, causing a by-election.

1874 North Northamptonshire by-election (2 seats) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Ward Hunt Unopposed
Conservative hold

Hunt's death caused a by-election.

1877 North Northamptonshire by-election (2 seats) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brownlow Cecil 2,261 60.5 N/A
Liberal Edmund Wyatt-Edgell[6] 1,475 39.5 N/A
Majority 786 21.0 N/A
Turnout 3,736 74.2 N/A
Registered electors 5,033
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1880: North Northamptonshire (2 seats) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Spencer 2,425 33.9 N/A
Conservative Brownlow Cecil 2,405 33.7 N/A
Conservative Sackville Stopford-Sackville 2,316 32.4 N/A
Majority 20 0.3 N/A
Turnout 4,830 (est) 82.8 (est)
Registered electors 5,833
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1885: North Northamptonshire [7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brownlow Cecil 4,467 51.0 -15.1
Liberal James Carmichael 4,296 49.0 +15.1
Majority 171 2.0 N/A
Turnout 8,763 90.0 +7.2 (est)
Registered electors 9,741
Conservative hold Swing -15.1
1886 United Kingdom general election [7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brownlow Cecil Unopposed
Conservative hold

Cecil was appointed Groom in Waiting, requiring a by-election.

1886 North Northamptonshire by-election [7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brownlow Cecil Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: North Northamptonshire [7][8][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brownlow Cecil 4,505 54.0 N/A
Liberal John Turner Stockburn 3,836 46.0 N/A
Majority 669 8.0 N/A
Turnout 8,341 83.4 N/A
Registered electors 9,999
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1895: North Northamptonshire [7][8][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Philip Monckton Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: North Northamptonshire [7][8][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sackville Stopford-Sackville 4,559 58.0 N/A
Liberal Frederick Barlow 3,303 42.0 N/A
Majority 1,256 16.0 N/A
Turnout 7,862 77.0 N/A
Registered electors 10,209
Conservative hold Swing N/A
 
Nicholls
General election 1906: North Northamptonshire [7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab George Nicholls 4,880 53.8 +11.8
Conservative Sackville Stopford-Sackville 4,195 46.2 -11.8
Majority 685 7.6 N/A
Turnout 9,075 84.9 +7.9
Registered electors 10,688
Lib-Lab gain from Conservative Swing +11.8

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: North Northamptonshire [7][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Brassey 5,520 55.5 +9.3
Lib-Lab George Nicholls 4,429 44.5 -9.3
Majority 1,091 11.0 18.6
Turnout 92.4 +7.5
Conservative gain from Lib-Lab Swing +9.3
 
Wilkinson
General election December 1910: North Northamptonshire [7][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Brassey 5,272 55.5 0.0
Liberal James Rennie Wilkinson 4,221 44.5 0.0
Majority 1,051 11.0 0.0
Turnout 88.2 -4.2
Conservative hold Swing 0.0

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. ^ "The statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 2 & 3 William IV. Cap. XLV: An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales". London: His Majesty's statute and law printers. 1832. pp. 154–206. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S. (ed.). The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 232. ISBN 0-900178-13-2.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  4. ^ "Staffordshire Advertiser". 17 July 1852. p. 7. Retrieved 11 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "General Intelligence". Coventry Standard. 25 December 1857. p. 2. Retrieved 11 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "The Late Captain Wyatt-Edgell". Aldershot Military Gazette. 2 August 1879. p. 3. Retrieved 13 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  8. ^ a b c d e f g The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1896
  11. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  12. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916

See alsoEdit