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Salisbury (UK Parliament constituency)

Salisbury is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by John Glen, a Conservative.[n 2]

Salisbury
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Salisbury in Wiltshire.
Outline map
Location of Wiltshire within England.
CountyWiltshire
Electorate68,731 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsSalisbury
Current constituency
Created1918
Member of ParliamentJohn Glen (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
1295–1918
Number of members1295–1885: Two
1885–1918: One
Type of constituencyBorough constituency
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencySouth West England

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HistoryEdit

From 1295, (the Model Parliament) a form of this constituency on a narrower area, the Parliamentary borough of Salisbury, returned two MPs to the House of Commons of England[n 3] Elections were held using the bloc vote system. This afforded the ability for wealthy male townsfolk who owned property rated at more than £2 a year liability in Land Tax to vote in the county and borough (if they met the requirements of both systems). The franchise (right to vote) in the town was generally restricted to male tradespersons and professionals within the central town wards, however in medieval elections would have been the aldermen.

The borough constituency co-existed with a neighbouring minuscule-electorate seat described towards its Great Reform Act abolition as a rotten borough: Old Sarum that covered the mostly abandoned Roman citadel to the northeast.

Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, the borough's representation was reduced to one member. The parliamentary borough of Salisbury was abolished for the 1918 general election however the name transferred immediately to a new county division.

BoundariesEdit

1918-1950: The Municipal Boroughs of Salisbury and Wilton, and the Rural Districts of Amesbury, Salisbury, Tisbury, and Wilton.

1950-1983: The Municipal Boroughs of Salisbury and Wilton, and the Rural Districts of Amesbury, and Salisbury and Wilton.

1983-2010: The District of Salisbury wards of Alderbury, Amesbury, Bemerton, Bishopdown, Bulford, Chalke Valley, Donhead, Downton, Durrington, Ebble, Fisherton and Bemerton Village, Fonthill, Fovant, Harnham, Idmiston, Laverstock, Milford, Nadder, Redlynch, St Edmund, St Mark, St Martin, St Paul, Stratford, Till Valley, Tisbury, Upper Bourne, Whiteparish, Wilton, Winterbourne, Winterslow, Woodford Valley, and Wylye.

2010–present: The District of Salisbury wards of Alderbury and Whiteparish, Amesbury East, Amesbury West, Bemerton, Bishopdown, Chalke Valley, Downton and Redlynch, Ebble, Fisherton and Bemerton Village, Harnham East, Harnham West, Laverstock, Lower Wylye and Woodford Valley, St Edmund and Milford, St Mark and Stratford, St Martin and Milford, St Paul, Till Valley and Wylye, Upper Bourne, Idmiston and Winterbourne, Wilton, and Winterslow.

The constituency is based around the city of Salisbury in Wiltshire. A large portion of the former Salisbury district, excluding a part to the west, is included within the constituency.

Downton (listed above) was a former borough constituency until abolished as a rotten borough, like Old Sarum, in 1832.

TraditionsEdit

According to a local tradition, the Member of Parliament for Salisbury sings the song The Vly be on the Turmut from the balcony of the White Hart Hotel in St John's Street after winning each Parliamentary election.[2][3]

Constituency profileEdit

The constituency consists of Census Output Areas of one local government district with a working population whose income is close to the national average and lower than average reliance upon social housing.[4] At the end of 2012 the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 1.6% of the population claiming jobseekers allowance, compared to the regional average of 2.5%.[5]

The rural county as a whole has a low 14.8% of its population without a car, 18.6% of the population without qualifications and a high 29.5% with level 4 qualifications or above. In terms of tenure across the whole county 67.5% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage as at the 2011 census.[6]

Members of ParliamentEdit

  • Constituency created 1295

MPs 1295–1660Edit

Parliament First member Second member
1386 Thomas Burford David White[7]
1388 (Feb) John Bitterley Thomas Burford[7]
1388 (Sep) David White John Hethe[7]
1390 (Jan) John Bitterley William Warmwell[7]
1390 (Nov)
1391
1393 John Bitterley William Warmwell[7]
1394 John Bitterley Thomas Burford[7]
1395 William Warmwell Richard Spencer[7]
1397 (Jan) Richard Spencer John Moner[7]
1397 (Sep) Richard Juel John Cary[7]
1399 William Hulle I William Walters[7]
1401 Richard Spencer John Levesham[7]
1402 John Wallop William Boyton[7]
1404 (Jan) William Waryn John Levesham[7]
1404 (Oct) John Wallop Richard Juel[7]
1406 William Bailey William Boyton[7]
1407 Thomas Child John Becket[7]
1410 William Bourer William Bailey, died 1410[7]
1411 Richard Spencer Walter Shirley[7]
1413 (Feb) Walter Shirley William Waryn[7]
1413 (May) Walter Shirley William Waryn[7]
1414 (Apr) Walter Shirley John Becket[7]
1414 (Nov) Walter Shirley John Becket[7]
1415 Walter Shirley Henry Man[7]
1416 (Mar) Walter Shirley Henry Man[7]
1416 (Oct) Walter Shirley Thomas Mason[7]
1417 Walter Shirley William Waryn[7]
1419 Walter Shirley William Waryn[7]
1420 Walter Shirley Robert Poynaunt[7]
1421 (May) Walter Shirley Robert Poynaunt[7]
1421 (Dec) Walter Shirley Thomas Boner[7]
1422 Henry Man[8]
1423 William Alexander[9]
1425 William Alexander[9] Henry Man[8]
1426 Henry Man[8]
1427 William Alexander[9]
1429 Henry Man[8]
1431 William Alexander[9]
1432 William Alexander[9]
1485 William Boket Roger Holes[10]
1510 Thomas Coke I William Webbe alias Kellowe[11]
1512 Thomas Coke I Richard Bartholomew[11]
1515 Thomas Coke I,
repl. Oct 1515 by
John Abarough
Richard Bartholomew,
repl. Oct 1515 by
Thomas Brodegate[11]
1523 Robert Keilway John Abarough[11]
1529 William Webbe II Thomas Chaffyn I[11]
1536 William Webbe II[11]
1539 Robert South Henry Coldston[11]
1542 Charles Bulkeley Edward Chaffyn[11]
1545 Thomas Gawdy I John Story[11]
1547 Sir John Thynne Henry Clifford[11]
1553 (Mar) George Penruddock John Beckingham[11]
1553 (Oct) John Hooper John Abyn[11]
1554 (Apr) Robert Griffith John Abyn[11]
1554 (Nov) Robert Griffith John Hooper[11]
1555 Thomas Chaffyn II John Hooper[11]
1558 John Hooper Robert Eyre[11]
1559 William Webbe John Webbe[12]
1562/3 Anthony Weekes Giles Estcourt[12]
1571 John Eyre Giles Estcourt[12]
1572 Giles Estcourt Hugh Tucker[12]
1584 Giles Estcourt Christopher Weekes[12]
1586 Giles Estcourt Christopher Weekes[12]
1588 Christopher Weekes John Bayley[12]
1593 Giles Hutchens Robert Bower[12]
1597 Thomas Eyre Giles Hutchens[12]
1601 Giles Tooker John Puxton[12]
1604 Giles Tooker Richard Godfrey
1614 Giles Tooker Roger Gauntlett
1621 Roger Gauntlett Thomas Hussey
1624 Henry Sherfield Roger Gauntlett
1625 Henry Sherfield Walter Long
1626 Henry Sherfield John Puxton
1628 Henry Sherfield Bartholemew Tookey
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned
1640 (Apr) Robert Hyde Michael Oldisworth
1640 (Nov) Robert Hyde Michael Oldisworth
1645 Michael Oldisworth John Dove
1648 Michael Oldisworth John Dove
1653 Salisbury not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 Edward Tooker William Stevens
1656 William Stone James Heeley
1659 Henry Eyre Humphry Ditton snr

MPs 1660–1885Edit

Election 1st Member[13] 1st Party 2nd Member[13] 2nd Party
1660 Henry Eyre Edward Tooker
April 1661 Francis Swanton
November 1661 Stephen Fox
1664 Edward Hyde
1665 Richard Colman
1673 William Swanton
1679 Sir Thomas Mompesson Alexander Thistlethwayte
1681 John Wyndham
1685 Sir Stephen Fox
January 1689 Thomas Hoby Whig Giles Eyre
May 1689 Thomas Pitt
1695 Sir Thomas Mompesson
1698 Charles Fox Robert Eyre
January 1701 Sir Thomas Mompesson
July 1701 Charles Fox
1710 Robert Pitt
1713 Richard Jones
1714 Sir Stephen Fox
1715 Francis Swanton Edmund Lambert
1721 Anthony Duncombe
1722 Francis Kenton
1727 Thomas Lewis
1734 Peter Bathurst Henry Hoare
1741 Sir Jacob Bouverie Sir Edward Seymour
1747 Hon. William Bouverie Edward Poore
1754 Julines Beckford
1761 Hon. Edward Bouverie
1765 Samuel Eyre
1768 Hon. Stephen Fox
1771 Viscount Folkestone
1774 William Hussey Whig[14]
1776 Hon. William Henry Bouverie
1802 Viscount Folkestone Whig[14]
1813 George Purefoy-Jervoise Whig[14]
1818 Wadham Wyndham Tory[14]
1828 Hon. Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie Whig[14]
1832 William Bird Brodie Whig[14][15][16]
1833 Hon. Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie Whig[14]
1835 Wadham Wyndham Conservative[14]
May 1843 by-election Ambrose Hussey Conservative[14]
Nov 1843 by-election John Campbell Conservative[14]
Jan. 1847 by-election William James Chaplin Whig[17]
Jul. 1847 Charles Baring Wall Peelite[18][19][18]
1853 by-election Edward Pery Buckley Whig[20][21]
1857 Matthew Henry Marsh Whig[22]
1859 Liberal Liberal
1865 Edward Hamilton Liberal
1868 John Alfred Lush Liberal
1869 by-election Alfred Seymour Liberal
1874 Granville Ryder Conservative
1880 William Grenfell Liberal John Passmore Edwards Liberal
1882 by-election Coleridge Kennard Conservative
1885 representation reduced to one member by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885

MPs since 1885Edit

Election Member[13] Party
1885 William Grenfell Liberal
1886 Edward Hulse Conservative
1897 by-election Augustus Allhusen Conservative
1900 Walter Palmer Conservative
1906 Edward Tennant Liberal
Jan. 1910 Godfrey Locker-Lampson Conservative
1918 Hugh Morrison Conservative
1923 Hugh Moulton Liberal
1924 Hugh Morrison Conservative
1931 by-election James Despencer-Robertson Conservative
1942 by-election John Morrison Conservative
1965 by-election Michael Hamilton Conservative
1983 Robert Key Conservative
2010 John Glen Conservative

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2017: Salisbury[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Glen 30,952 58.1 +2.5
Labour Tom Corbin 13,619 25.5 +10.2
Liberal Democrat Paul Sample 5,982 11.2 +1.2
UKIP Dean Palethorpe 1,191 2.2 -9.9
Green Brig Oubridge 1,152 2.2 -3.3
Independent Arthur Uther Pendragon 415 0.8 -0.7
Majority 17,333 32.6   7.7
Turnout 53,311 74.1   1.2
Conservative hold Swing   3.85
General election 2015: Salisbury[24][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Glen 28,192 55.6 +6.4
Labour Thomas Corbin 7,771 15.3 +7.7
UKIP Paul Martin[26] 6,152 12.1 +9.2
Liberal Democrat Reetendra Banerji 5,099 10.1 -26.9
Green Alison Craig 2,762 5.4 +4.4
Independent Arthur Uther Pendragon[27] 729 1.4 +0.9
Majority 20,421 40.3 +28.0
Turnout 50,705 72.9 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2010: Salisbury[28][29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Glen 23,859 49.2 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Nick Radford 17,893 36.9 +10.0
Labour Tom Gann 3,690 7.6 −11.0
UKIP Frances Howard 1,392 2.9 −1.3
BNP Sean Witheridge 765 1.6 N/A
Green Nick Startin 506 1.0 −2.4
Independent Arthur Uther Pendragon 257 0.5 N/A
Independent John Holme 119 0.2 N/A
Majority 5,966 12.3
Turnout 48,481 71.9 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing −3.6

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Salisbury[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Key 25,961 47.8 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Richard Denton-White 14,819 27.3 −2.8
Labour Clare Moody 9,457 17.4 −0.1
UKIP Frances Howard 2,290 4.2 +0.5
Green Hamish Soutar 1,555 2.9 +0.8
Independent John Holme 240 0.4 N/A
Majority 11,142 20.5
Turnout 54,322 68.1 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing +2.0
General election 2001: Salisbury[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Key 24,527 46.6 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Yvonne Emmerson-Peirce 15,824 30.1 −2.1
Labour Sue Mallory 9,199 17.5 −0.1
UKIP Malcolm Wood 1,958 3.7 −2.0
Green Hamish Soutar 1,095 2.1 +1.0
Majority 8,703 16.5
Turnout 52,603 65.3 -8.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Salisbury[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Key 25,012 43.0 −9.0
Liberal Democrat Yvonne Emmerson-Peirce 18,736 32.2 −5.0
Labour Ricky Rogers 10,242 17.6 +8.6
UKIP Nigel Farage 3,332 5.7 N/A
Green Hamish Soutar 623 1.1 +0.1
Independent William Holmes 184 0.3 N/A
Natural Law Shirley Haysom 110 0.2 0.0
Majority 6,276 10.8
Turnout 58,239 73.6
Conservative hold Swing −2.0
General election 1992: Salisbury[33][34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Key 31,546 52.0 −2.9
Liberal Democrat Paul W.L. Sample 22,573 37.2 +2.2
Labour Steve R. Fear 5,483 9.0 −0.4
Green Sherwood M. Elcock 609 1.0 N/A
Independent Stephen W. Fletcher 233 0.4 N/A
Independent Tim I. Abbott 117 0.2 N/A
Natural Law Annie Martell 93 0.2 N/A
Majority 8,973 14.8 −5.1
Turnout 60,654 79.9 +4.3
Conservative hold Swing −2.5

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Salisbury[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Key 31,612 54.87
Social Democratic Parry Mitchell 20,169 35.0
Labour Teresa Seaborne 5,455 9.5
Independent Steven Fletcher 372 0.6
Majority 11,443 19.9
Turnout 75.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1983: Salisbury[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Key 28,876 53.5
Liberal John F Lakeman 21,702 40.2
Labour CK Lamberth 3,139 5.8
Wessex Regionalist M Kemp 182 0.3
Independent T Abbott 86 0.2
Majority 7,174 13.3
Turnout 72.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1979: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 24,962 49.9
Liberal John F Lakeman 18,718 37.4
Labour CR Boney 6,321 12.6
Majority 6,244 12.5
Turnout 77.4
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 20,478 43.6
Liberal John F Lakeman 16,298 34.7
Labour CJ Connor 10,140 21.6
Majority 4,180 8.9
Turnout 74.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 22,753 45.7
Liberal John F Lakeman 16,536 33.2
Labour CJ Connor 10,455 21.0
Majority 6,217 12.5
Turnout 79.95
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970 Electorate 61,317
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 26,549 60.3
Labour Alexander Waugh 17,493 39.7
Majority 9,056 20.6
Turnout 71.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1966 Electorate 53,895
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 22,601 55.0
Labour Ronald C Smith 18,462 45.0
Majority 4,139 10.1
Turnout 41,063 76.2
Conservative hold Swing +1.9
Salisbury by-election, February 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Hamilton 17,599 48.2 −0.1
Labour Leif Mills 13,660 37.4 +3.0
Liberal Hugh Capstick 4,699 12.9 −4.4
Ind. Conservative Horace Trevor-Cox 533 1.5 N/A
Majority 3,939 10.8 −3.1
Turnout 36,491
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1964 Electorate 52,865
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Morrison 20,071 48.3 −4.5
Labour Leif Mills 14,311 34.4 +1.3
Liberal Hugh Capstick 7,176 17.3 +3.2
Majority 5,760 13.9 −5.8
Turnout 41,558 78.6 +0.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1959: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Morrison 20,641 52.8
Labour John A Cannon 12,932 33.1
Liberal John Mackarness Booker 5,516 14.1
Majority 7,709 19.7
Turnout 78.2
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Morrison 20,271 53.4
Labour John Papworth 12,632 33.3
Liberal John Mackarness Booker 5,037 13.3
Majority 7,639 20.1
Turnout 77.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Morrison 21,798 57.1
Labour Roger R Thomas 16,386 42.9
Majority 5,412 14.2
Turnout 80.2
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: Salisbury[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Morrison 17,301 45.0
Labour WAJ Case 12,319 32.0
Liberal Alan Campbell-Johnson 8,847 23.0
Majority 4,982 12.9
Turnout 83.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Morrison 16,742 44.02
Labour John Alan Lyde Caunter 12,344 32.46
Liberal Alan Campbell-Johnson 8,946 23.52
Majority 4,398 11.56
Turnout 70.81
Conservative hold Swing
Salisbury by-election, July 1942
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Morrison 12,076 67.8 −3.7
Independent Progressive Reg Hipwell 3,218 18.1 N/A
Independent Democrat J. D. Monro 2,519 14.1 N/A
Majority 8,858 49.7 +6.7
Turnout 17,813 39.7 −26.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election May 1935: Salisbury 43,781
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Despencer-Robertson 20,707 71.5 −5.4
Labour E. J. Plaisted 8,259 28.5 +5.4
Majority 12,448 43.0 −10.8
Turnout 28,966 66.2 −5.7
Conservative hold Swing −5.4
General election 1931: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Despencer-Robertson 23,189 76.92
Labour AB Lemon 6,956 23.08
Majority 16,233 53.85
Turnout 71.86
Conservative hold Swing
Salisbury by-election, March 1931: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Despencer-Robertson 15,800 53.9 +6.3
Liberal Lucy Masterman 9,588 32.7 −6.6
Labour F. R. Hancock 3,939 13.4 +0
Majority 6,212 21.2 +13.2
Turnout 29,327 71.1 −10.8
Conservative hold Swing +6.6

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election May 1929: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Hugh Morrison 15,672 47.3 −9.0
Liberal Lucy Masterman 13,022 39.3 +3.7
Labour F. R. Hancock 4,435 13.4 +5.3
Majority 2,650 8.0 −12.7
Turnout 33,129 81.9 +0.1
Registered electors 40,453
Unionist hold Swing -6.4
General election 1924: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Hugh Morrison 14,475 56.3 +7.7
Liberal Hugh Moulton 9,138 35.6 −15.8
Labour David Freeman 2,071 8.1 N/A
Majority 5,337 20.7 N/A
Turnout 25,684 81.8 +1.6
Registered electors 31,393
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +11.8
General election 1923: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hugh Moulton 12,375 51.4 +2.1
Unionist Hugh Morrison 11,710 48.6 −2.1
Majority 665 2.8 N/A
Turnout 24,085 80.2 −0.9
Registered electors 30,026
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +2.1
General election 1922: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Hugh Morrison 11,882 50.7 −2.6
Liberal Ernest Brown 11,559 49.3 +2.6
Majority 323 1.4 −5.2
Turnout 23,441 81.1 +22.1
Registered electors 28,911
Unionist hold Swing −2.6

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Hugh Morrison 9,168 53.3 −2.0
Liberal Ernest Brown 8,018 46.7 +2.0
Majority 1,150 6.6 −4.0
Turnout 17,186 59.0 −34.4
Registered electors 29,144
Unionist hold Swing −2.0
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
General election December 1910: Salisbury[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Godfrey Locker-Lampson 1,750 55.3 +0.5
Liberal C.J. Warner 1,413 44.7 −0.5
Majority 337 10.6 +1.0
Turnout 3,163 93.4 −3.7
Registered electors 3,386
Conservative hold Swing +0.5
General election January 1910: Salisbury[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Godfrey Locker-Lampson 1,803 54.8 +5.4
Liberal Edward Tennant 1,485 45.2 −5.4
Majority 318 9.6 N/A
Turnout 3,288 97.1 +1.4
Registered electors 3,386
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.4

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1906 Salisbury[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Tennant 1,646 50.6 +5.3
Conservative Walter Palmer 1,605 49.4 −5.3
Majority 41 1.2 N/A
Turnout 3,251 95.7 +6.6
Registered electors 3,396
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.3
General election 1900 Salisbury[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Palmer 1,399 54.7 +0.5
Liberal Frederick Low 1,160 45.3 −0.5
Majority 239 9.4 +1.0
Turnout 2,559 89.1 −3.5
Registered electors 2,872
Conservative hold Swing +0.5

Elections in the 1890sEdit

By-election, 27 Jan 1897 Salisbury[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Augustus Allhusen 1,425 52.7 −1.5
Liberal John Fuller 1,278 47.3 +1.5
Majority 147 5.4 −3.0
Turnout 2,703 94.2 +1.6
Registered electors 2,868
Conservative hold Swing −1.5
  • Caused by Hulse's resignation.
General election 1895 Salisbury[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Hulse 1,404 54.2 −0.5
Liberal William Richmond Brown 1,187 45.8 +0.5
Majority 217 8.4 −1.0
Turnout 2,591 92.6 −0.1
Registered electors 2,799
Conservative hold Swing −0.5
General election 1892 Salisbury[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Hulse 1,374 54.7 −3.3
Liberal William Richmond Brown 1,136 45.3 +3.3
Majority 238 9.4 −6.6
Turnout 2,510 92.7 −0.2
Registered electors 2,709
Conservative hold Swing −3.3

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1886 Salisbury[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Hulse 1,259 58.0 +8.9
Liberal William Grenfell 910 42.0 −8.9
Majority 349 16.0 N/A
Turnout 2,169 92.9 −3.3
Registered electors 2,336
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.9
General election 1885 Salisbury[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Grenfell 1,144 50.9 −2.6
Conservative Coleridge Kennard 1,104 49.1 +2.6
Majority 40 1.8 −1.5
Turnout 2,248 96.2 +5.1 (est)
Registered electors 2,336
Liberal hold Swing −2.6
By-election, 21 Nov 1882: Salisbury (1 seat)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Coleridge Kennard 955 52.9 +6.4
Liberal William Grenfell 852 47.1 −6.4
Majority 103 5.7 N/A
Turnout 1,807 87.7 −3.4 (est)
Registered electors 2,061
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.4
General election 1880: Salisbury (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Grenfell 961 26.8 +1.6
Liberal John Passmore Edwards 958 26.7 +2.8
Conservative Coleridge Kennard 841 23.4 −2.9
Conservative Ralph Dutton[40] 828 23.1 −1.5
Majority 117 3.3 +2.8
Turnout 1,794 (est) 91.1 (est) +4.2
Registered electors 1,969
Liberal hold Swing +1.7
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.9

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General election 1874: Salisbury (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Granville Ryder 835 26.3 +11.1
Liberal John Alfred Lush 800 25.2 −11.3
Conservative Adam Steinmetz Kennard[41] 783 24.6 +9.4
Liberal Alfred Seymour 759 23.9 −9.2
Turnout 1,589 (est) 86.9 (est) −4.6
Registered electors 1,829
Majority 35 1.1 N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +10.7
Majority 17 0.5 −2.2
Liberal hold Swing −10.8

Elections in the 1860sEdit

By-election, 5 August 1869: Salisbury (1 seat)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Seymour 562 47.1 −22.5
Conservative Granville Ryder 549 46.0 +15.6
Liberal Matthew Henry Marsh 82 6.9 N/A
Majority 13 1.1 −1.6
Turnout 1,193 81.7 −9.8
Registered electors 1,461
Liberal hold Swing −19.1
  • Caused by Hamilton's resignation.
General election 1868: Salisbury (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Alfred Lush 748 36.5 −2.9
Liberal Edward Hamilton 679 33.1 −0.4
Conservative Granville Ryder 623 30.4 +3.3
Majority 56 2.7 −3.7
Turnout 1,337 (est) 91.5 (est) +5.9
Registered electors 1,461
Liberal hold Swing −2.3
Liberal hold Swing −1.0
General election 1865: Salisbury (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Matthew Henry Marsh 367 39.4 +5.4
Liberal Edward Hamilton 312 33.5 −5.1
Conservative John Chapman 252 27.1 −0.2
Majority 60 6.4 −0.3
Turnout 592 (est) 85.6 (est) −3.2
Registered electors 691
Liberal hold Swing +2.8
Liberal hold Swing −2.5

Elections in the 1850sEdit

General election 1859: Salisbury (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Pery Buckley 370 38.6 N/A
Liberal Matthew Henry Marsh 326 34.0 N/A
Conservative John Chapman 262 27.3 N/A
Majority 64 6.7 N/A
Turnout 610 (est) 88.8 (est) N/A
Registered electors 687
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1857: Salisbury (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Edward Pery Buckley Unopposed
Whig Matthew Henry Marsh Unopposed
Registered electors 680
Whig hold
Whig gain from Peelite
By-election, 15 November 1853: Salisbury (1 seat)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Edward Pery Buckley 255 74.3 +36.8
Conservative Julius Roberts[42] 88 25.7 −4.2
Majority 167 48.7 +43.8
Turnout 343 50.4 −24.3
Registered electors 680
Whig gain from Peelite Swing +20.5
  • Caused by Wall's death
General election 1852: Salisbury (2 seats)[39][43]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Chaplin 381 37.5 −9.9
Peelite Charles Baring Wall 331 32.6 −3.6
Conservative Frederick William Slade 173 17.0 +8.8
Conservative Daniel Higford Davall Burr 131 12.9 +4.7
Turnout 508 (est) 74.7 (est) +1.7
Registered electors 680
Majority 50 4.9 −6.3
Whig hold Swing −8.3
Majority 158 15.6 −4.1
Peelite hold Swing −5.2

Elections in the 1840sEdit

General election 1847: Salisbury (2 seats)[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Chaplin 490 47.4 +14.6
Peelite Charles Baring Wall 374 36.2 −4.8
Conservative John Smith[44] 170 16.4 −9.8
Turnout 517 (est) 73.0 (est) −15.7
Registered electors 708
Majority 116 11.2 +5.6
Whig hold Swing +9.8
Majority 204 19.7 +11.5
Peelite gain from Conservative Swing +0.1
By-election, 25 January 1847: Salisbury[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Chaplin Unopposed
Whig gain from Conservative
By-election, 24 November 1843: Salisbury[39][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Campbell 317 54.0 −13.2
Whig Edward Pleydell-Bouverie[45] 270 46.0 +13.2
Majority 47 8.0 −0.2
Turnout 587 81.1 −7.6
Registered electors 724
Conservative hold Swing −13.2
  • Caused by Wyndham's death.
By-election, 4 May 1843: Salisbury[39][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ambrose Hussey 252 57.3 −9.9
Whig Edward Pleydell-Bouverie[45] 188 42.7 +9.9
Majority 64 14.5 +6.3
Turnout 440 60.8 −27.9
Registered electors 724
Conservative gain from Whig Swing −9.9
General election 1841: Salisbury (2 seats)[39][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wadham Wyndham 366 41.0 N/A
Whig William Bird Brodie 293 32.8 N/A
Conservative Anthony John Ashley[46] 234 26.2 N/A
Turnout 544 88.7 N/A
Registered electors 613
Majority 73 8.2 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Majority 59 6.6 N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ And then to its successor bodies: the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707, and the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801.
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