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North Riding of Yorkshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1840sEdit

General election 1841: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Duncombe Unopposed
Whig Edward Cayley Unopposed
Registered electors 11,361
Conservative hold
Whig hold

Duncombe succeeded to the peerage, becoming 2nd Baron Feversham and causing a by-election.

By-election, 21 September 1841: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Octavius Duncombe Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1847: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Octavius Duncombe Unopposed
Whig Edward Cayley Unopposed
Registered electors 11,881
Conservative hold
Whig hold

Elections in the 1850sEdit

General election 1852: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Octavius Duncombe Unopposed
Whig Edward Cayley Unopposed
Registered electors 11,319
Conservative hold
Whig hold
General election 1857: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Octavius Duncombe 5,259 37.3 N/A
Whig Edward Cayley 4,641 32.9 N/A
Whig John Dundas[5][6] 4,185 29.7 N/A
Majority 618 4.4 N/A
Turnout 9,672 (est) 79.0 (est) N/A
Registered electors 12,238
Conservative hold
Whig hold
General election 1859: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Octavius Duncombe Unopposed
Liberal Edward Cayley Unopposed
Registered electors 13,479
Conservative hold
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1860sEdit

Cayley's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 17 March 1862: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Morritt 5,507 52.2 N/A
Liberal Frederick Milbank 5,041 47.8 N/A
Majority 466 4.4 N/A
Turnout 10,548 78.9 N/A
Registered electors 13,367
Conservative gain from Liberal
General election 1865: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frederick Milbank 6,585 35.0 N/A
Conservative William Duncombe 6,362 33.8 N/A
Conservative William Morritt 5,889 31.3 N/A
Majority 223 1.2 N/A
Turnout 12,711 (est) 82.3 (est) N/A
Registered electors 15,438
Liberal hold
Conservative hold

Duncombe was elevated to the peerage, becoming 1st Lord Feversham, and causing a by-election.

By-election, 4 March 1867: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Octavius Duncombe Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1868: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Octavius Duncombe 7,689 45.7 +11.9
Liberal Frederick Milbank 7,429 44.1 +9.1
Conservative Edward Stillingfleet Cayley (jnr) 1,721 10.2 −21.1
Turnout 15,118 (est) 78.7 (est) −3.6
Registered electors 19,205
Majority 260 1.5 N/A
Conservative hold Swing +3.9
Majority 5,708 33.9 +32.7
Liberal hold Swing +6.9

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General election 1874: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Duncombe Unopposed
Liberal Frederick Milbank Unopposed
Registered electors 19,558
Conservative hold
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1880: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Duncombe Unopposed
Liberal Frederick Milbank Unopposed
Registered electors 20,484
Conservative hold
Liberal hold

Duncombe's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 26 Jan 1882: North Riding of Yorkshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Guy Dawnay 8,135 51.2 N/A
Liberal Samuel Rowlandson[7] 7,749 48.8 N/A
Majority 386 2.4 N/A
Turnout 15,884 79.2 N/A
Registered electors 20,047
Conservative hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stooks Smith, Henry (1845). The Parliaments of England, from 1st George I., to the Present Time. Vol II: Oxfordshire to Wales Inclusive. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. pp. 138–139. Retrieved 19 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Dod, Charles Roger; Dod, Robert Phipps (1847). Dod's Parliamentary Companion, Volume 15. Dod's Parliamentary Companion. pp. 143–144. Retrieved 19 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Election Movements". Morning Post. 12 June 1841. pp. 5–6. Retrieved 19 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. pp. 489–490. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  5. ^ "North-Riding Election". Yorkshire Gazette. 14 March 1857. p. 7. Retrieved 19 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "The North Riding Representation". Yorkshire Gazette. 14 March 1857. p. 8. Retrieved 19 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "The Representation of the North Riding of Yorkshire". Western Daily Press. 9 January 1882. p. 8. Retrieved 23 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.