Somerset (UK Parliament constituency)
Somerset was a parliamentary constituency in Somerset, which returned two Members of Parliament (MPs), known traditionally as knights of the shire, to the House of Commons of England until 1707, the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832.
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||Two|
|Replaced by||East Somerset and West Somerset|
Elections were held by the bloc vote system.
Members of ParliamentEdit
- Constituency created (1290)
- S. E. Rigold, Nunney Castle, Somerset (HMSO, 1967), p. 4 (online)
- "History of Parliament". Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- "South Petherton, Somerset" (PDF). Hamline University. Retrieved 21 October 2009.[permanent dead link]
- The Commons in the Parliament of 1422. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- D Brunton & D H Pennington, Members of the Long Parliament (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954)
- Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803 (London: Thomas Hansard, 1808) 
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. p. 1.
- Henry Stooks Smith, The Parliaments of England from 1715 to 1847, Volume 2 (London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1845)