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Stroud (UK Parliament constituency)

Stroud is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by David Drew of the Labour Co-op party.[n 2]

Stroud
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Stroud in Gloucestershire.
Outline map
Location of Gloucestershire within England.
CountyGloucestershire
Electorate79,135 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsStroud, Dursley and Stonehouse
Current constituency
Created1955
Member of ParliamentDavid Drew (Labour Co-op)
Number of membersOne
Created fromStroud & Thornbury
18851950
Number of membersOne
Type of constituencyCounty constituency
Replaced byStroud & Thornbury
18321885
Number of membersTwo
Type of constituencyBorough constituency
Created fromGloucestershire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencySouth West England

Stroud is the only seat (held or gained) by a Labour Party candidate in 2017 from a total of six covering its county. Drew's 2017 win was one of 30 net gains the Labour Party made at that year's snap general election. Stroud has been relative to others a very marginal seat since 1992 as well as a swing seat, as the winning candidate's majority has not exceeded 9.1% of the vote since the 19.2% majority won at that year's election. The seat has changed hands three times since then.

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HistoryEdit

A previous parliamentary borough form of constituency of the same name was created by the First Reform Act for the 1832 general election. It elected two MPs using the bloc vote system until it was transformed in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for that year's general election, the name being transferred to a single-seat county division which covered a wider geographical area.

This was abolished at the 1950 general election, partially replaced with a new Stroud and Thornbury county constituency. That was in turn abolished at the 1955 general election, when the present entity was created. Since this recreation the seat has had boundary changes.[2]

BoundariesEdit

1955-1974: The Urban Districts of Nailsworth and Stroud, the Rural Districts of Dursley, Stroud, and Tetbury, and part of the Rural District of Gloucester.

1974-1983: The Urban Districts of Nailsworth and Stroud, the Rural Districts of Dursley, Stroud, and Tetbury, and in the Rural District of Gloucester the parishes of Arlingham, Brookthorpe with Whaddon, Eastington, Elmore, Frampton on Severn, Fretherne with Saul, Frocester, Hardwicke, Harescombe, Haresfield, Longney, Moreton Valence, Quedgeley, Standish, Upton St Leonards, and Whitminster.

1983-1997: The District of Stroud wards of Berkeley, Bisley, Cainscross, Cam, Cambridge, Central, Chalford, Dursley, Eastington, Hinton, King's Stanley, Leonard Stanley, Minchinhampton, Nailsworth, Nibley, Painswick, Parklands, Randwick, Rodborough, Severn, Stonehouse, Thrupp, Trinity, Uley, Uplands, Vale, Whiteshill, Woodfield, and Wotton and Kingswood, and the District of Cotswold wards of Avening, Grumbold's Ash, and Tetbury.

1997-2010: All the wards of the District of Stroud except the Wotton and Kingswood ward.

2010–present: The District of Stroud wards of Amberley and Woodchester, Berkeley, Bisley, Cainscross, Cam East, Cam West, Central, Chalford, Coaley and Uley, Dursley, Eastington and Standish, Farmhill and Paganhill, Hardwicke, Nailsworth, Over Stroud, Painswick, Rodborough, Severn, Slade, Stonehouse, The Stanleys, Thrupp, Trinity, Uplands, Upton St Leonards, Vale, and Valley.

The extent of the constituency is almost all of the Stroud district (it also provides three wards to The Cotswolds seat). As such, the north-west boundary of the constituency is the River Severn, which meanders from Gloucester towards the River's estuary.

Constituency profileEdit

Stroud lies south of Gloucester, between the two larger Gloucestershire rural constituencies of The Cotswolds and Forest of Dean. Though partially situated in the Cotswold Hills, Stroud is both smaller in area and more industrialised than these neighbours.

Much of the constituency is rural in character. Through the sparsely populated bulk, is a belt across the middle of the constituency that has a group of small but more urbanised villages, including Caincross, Cam and Rodborough.

The major market towns include Stroud itself, Dursley in the south of the constituency, and the smaller towns of Berkeley (which in fact has a smaller electorate than Chalford, but more facilities), Stonehouse and Nailsworth.

Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 significantly lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 2.1% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.[3]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Stroud parliamentary boroughEdit

MPs 1832–1885Edit

Election Member[4] Party Member[4] Party
1832 David Ricardo Whig[5] William Henry Hyett Whig[5]
1833 by-election George Poulett Scrope Whig[6][7][8][5]
1835 Charles Richard Fox Whig[5][9][10]
May 1835 by-election Lord John Russell Whig[5]
1841 William Henry Stanton Whig[11][12][13][7][8][5]
1852 Lord Moreton Whig[14]
1853 by-election Edward Horsman Whig[6][15][16][17]
1859 Liberal Liberal
1867 by-election Henry Winterbotham Liberal
1868 Sebastian Dickinson Liberal
Jan. 1874 by-election John Dorington Conservative
1874[18] Walter John Stanton Liberal
May 1874 by-election[19] John Dorington Conservative Alfred John Stanton Liberal
July 1874 by-election[20] Henry Brand Liberal
1875 by-election[21] Samuel Marling Liberal
1880 Walter John Stanton Liberal Henry Brand Liberal
1880 Parliamentary borough abolished. Name transferred to a new county division

Stroud division of GloucestershireEdit

MPs 1885–1950Edit

Election Member[4] Party
1885 Henry Brand Liberal
1886 George Holloway Conservative
1892 David Brynmor Jones Liberal
1895 Charles Cripps Conservative
1900 Charles Allen Liberal
1918 Sir Ashton Lister Liberal
1922 Stanley Tubbs Conservative
1923 Frederick Guest Liberal
1924 Sir Frank Nelson Unionist
1931 by-election Walter Perkins Conservative
1945 Ben Parkin Labour
1950 constituency abolished. See Stroud & Thornbury

Stroud County ConstituencyEdit

MPs since 1955Edit

Election Member[4] Party
1955 Sir Anthony Kershaw Conservative
1987 Roger Knapman Conservative
1997 David Drew Labour Co-operative
2010 Neil Carmichael Conservative
2017 David Drew Labour Co-operative

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Next United Kingdom General Election: Stroud[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Siobhan Baillie
Labour David Drew
Libertarian Glenville Gogerly
Liberal Democrat George James
Brexit Party Lourdersiree Latimer
Majority
Turnout
Registered electors
General election 2017: Stroud[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op David Drew 29,994 47.0 +9.3
Conservative Neil Carmichael 29,307 45.9 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Max Wilkinson 2,053 3.2 −0.2
Green Sarah Lunnon 1,423 2.2 −2.3
UKIP Glenville Gogerly 1,039 1.6 −6.3
Majority 687 1.1 N/A
Turnout 63,816 77.0 +1.5
Registered electors 82,839
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing +4.5
General election 2015: Stroud[23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Neil Carmichael 27,813 45.7 +4.9
Labour Co-op David Drew 22,947 37.7 −0.9
UKIP Caroline Stephens[25] 4,848 8.0 +5.7
Green Sarah Lunnon 2,779 4.6 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Adrian Walker-Smith 2,086 3.4 −12.0
Independent Richard Wilson 246 0.4 -
Free Public Transport David Michael 100 0.2 -
Majority 4,866 8.0 +5.8
Turnout 60,819 75.5 +1.5
Registered electors 80,544
Conservative hold Swing +2.9
General election 2010: Stroud[26][27][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Neil Carmichael 23,679 40.8 +2.5
Labour Co-op David Drew 22,380 38.6 −1.5
Liberal Democrat Dennis Andrewartha 8,955 15.4 +1.5
Green Martin Whiteside 1,542 2.7 −3.0
UKIP Steve Parker 1,301 2.2 +0.3
Independent Alan Lomas 116 0.2 -
Majority 1,299 2.2 +0.4
Turnout 57,973 74.1 +3.9
Registered electors 78,286
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing +2.0

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op David Drew 22,527 39.6 −6.9
Conservative Neil Carmichael 22,177 39.0 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Peter Hirst 8,026 14.1 +3.2
Green Martin Whiteside 3,056 5.4 +1.9
UKIP Edward Noble 1,089 1.9 +0.3
Majority 350 0.6 −8.5
Turnout 56875 71.3 +1.4
Registered electors 79,757
Labour Co-op hold Swing −4.3
General election 2001: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op David Drew 25,685 46.6 +3.9
Conservative Neil Carmichael 20,646 37.4 −0.5
Liberal Democrat Janice Beasley 6,036 10.9 −4.5
Green Kevin Cranston 1,913 3.5 −0.5
UKIP Adrian Blake 895 1.6 -
Majority 5,039 9.1 +4.4
Turnout 55,175 69.9 −9.2
Registered electors 78,878
Labour Co-op hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Stroud [29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op David Drew 26,170 42.7 +13.3
Conservative Roger Knapman 23,260 37.9 −8.3
Liberal Democrat Paul Hodgkinson 9,502 15.5 −6.1
Green John Marjoram 2,415 3.9 +1.2
Majority 2,910 4.7 −12.1
Turnout 61,347 79.2 −4.3
Registered electors 77,494
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing +10.8
General election 1992: Stroud[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Knapman 32,201 46.2 −4.0
Labour David Drew 18,796 26.9 +8.4
Liberal Democrat Myles P. Robinson 16,751 24.0 −7.3
Green Sue M Atkinson 2,005 2.9 -
Majority 13,405 19.2 +0.3
Turnout 69,753 84.5 +3.9
Registered electors 82,553
Conservative hold Swing −6.2

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Knapman 32,883 50.2 −1.1
Liberal Adrian Walker-Smith 20,508 31.3 −0.6
Labour Tom Levitt 12,145 18.5 +1.7
Majority 12,375 18.9 −0.6
Turnout 65,553 80.6 +3.0
Registered electors 81,275
Conservative hold Swing −0.3
General election 1983: Stroud [31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Kershaw 30,896 51.3 −1.2
Liberal G. Fallon 19,182 31.9 +4.2
Labour D.R. Parsons 10,141 16.8 −3.0
Majority 11,714 19.5 −5.5
Turnout 60,219 77.7 −8.3
Registered electors 77,528
Conservative hold Swing −2.7

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1979: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Kershaw 32,534 52.6 +8.8
Labour B.J. Marshall 17,037 27.5 −3.6
Liberal James Heppell 12,314 19.9 −4.8
Majority 15,497 25.0 +12.4
Turnout 61,885 81.3 +0.9
Registered electors 76,137
Conservative hold Swing +6.2
General election October 1974: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Kershaw 24,406 43.8 +0.2
Labour W.H. Maddocks 17,352 31.1 +1.9
Liberal S.A. Ritchie 13,756 24.7 −1.7
United Democratic Party J.S. Churchill 241 0.4 −0.4
Majority 7,054 12.7 −1.8
Turnout 55,755 80.4 −5.0
Registered electors 69,381
Conservative hold Swing +6.2
General election February 1974: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Kershaw 25,619 43.6 −7.5
Labour W.H. Maddocks 17,148 29.2 −6.9
Liberal S.A. Ritchie 15,521 26.4 +13.6
Powell Conservative J.S. Churchill 470 0.8 N/A
Majority 8,471 14.4 −0.6
Turnout 58,758 85.4 N/A
Registered electors 68,805
Conservative hold
General election 1970: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Kershaw 27,089 51.1 +7.9
Labour R. Derek Wheatley 19,158 36.1 −4.0
Liberal David M. Davies 6,799 12.8 −3.8
Majority 7,931 15.0 +11.9
Turnout 53,046 80.3 −5.6
Registered electors 66,072
Conservative hold Swing +5.9

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1966: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Kershaw 21,804 43.2 −0.9
Labour Tom Cox 20,259 40.1 +1.9
Liberal John V. Smith 8,397 16.6 −1.1
Majority 1,545 3.1 −2.8
Turnout 50,460 85.0 +0.5
Registered electors 58,779
Conservative hold Swing −1.4
General election 1964: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Kershaw 21,802 44.1 −4.0
Labour Dennis V. Hunt 18,889 38.2 +0.6
Liberal Iain P. Crawford 8,747 17.7 +3.4
Majority 2,913 5.9 −4.6
Turnout 49,438 85.4 +0.1
Registered electors 57,906
Conservative hold Swing −2.3

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1959: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Kershaw 23,448 48.1 −1.3
Labour Alfred Evans 18,336 37.6 −3.5
Liberal Clement McNair 6,988 14.3 +4.8
Majority 5,112 10.5 +2.1
Turnout 48,772 85.2 +0.9
Registered electors 57,220
Conservative hold Swing +1.1
General election 1955: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Kershaw 23,318 49.4 N/A
Labour Richard W. Evely 19,375 41.1 N/A
Liberal Eric Barnett Ayliffe 4,489 9.5 N/A
Majority 3,943 8.4 N/A
Turnout 47,182 84.3 N/A
Registered electors 55,962
Conservative win (new seat)

Election in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ben Parkin 22,495 40.8 +4.0
Conservative Walter Perkins 21,546 39.0 −24.2
Liberal Peter Cadbury 11,141 20.2 -
Majority 949 1.7 −24.7
Turnout 55,182 72.6 +1.7
Registered electors 75,987
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +14.1

General Election 1939/40:

Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1935: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Perkins 24,282 63.2 −8.2
Labour Constance Borrett 14,133 36.8 +8.2
Majority 10,149 26.4 −16.5
Turnout 38,415 71.0 −5.5
Registered electors 54,140
Conservative hold Swing −8.2
General election 1931: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Perkins 27,612 71.4 +21.9
Labour F W Davies 11,039 28.6 −1.5
Majority 16,573 42.8 +23.3
Turnout 38,651 76.5 +5.1
Registered electors 50,534
Conservative hold Swing +11.7
1931 Stroud by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Walter Perkins 17,641 49.6 +5.1
Labour John Maynard 10,688 30.0 +3.9
Liberal Arthur Stanton 7,267 20.4 −9.0
Majority 6,953 19.6 +4.5
Turnout 35,596 71.4 −10.3
Registered electors 49,874
Unionist hold Swing +6.5

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1929: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Frank Nelson 17,700 44.5 −9.8
Liberal Arthur Stanton 11,728 29.5 +8.9
Labour F.E. White 10,384 26.1 +0.9
Majority 5,972 15.0 −14.1
Turnout 39,812 81.6 +2.7
Registered electors 48,776
Unionist hold Swing +4.0
General election 1924: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Frank Nelson 15,973 54.2 +7.4
Labour Edith Picton-Turbervill 7,418 25.2 n/a
Liberal Arthur Stanton 6,057 20.6 −32.6
Majority 8,555 29.0 29.1
Turnout 29,448 78.9 +0.7
Registered electors 37,336
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +16.8
General election 1923: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frederick Guest 15,179 53.2 +21.9
Unionist Stanley Tubbs 13,355 46.8 −4.2
Majority 1,824 6.4 −13.3
Turnout 28,534 78.2 −1.7
Registered electors 36,504
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +13.0
General election 1922: Stroud
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Stanley Tubbs 14,723 51.0 -
Liberal Charles Allen 9,041 31.3 −28.6
Labour Samuel Edward Walters 5,081 17.6 −22.5
Majority 5,682 19.7 −0.1
Turnout 28845 79.9 +18.6
Registered electors 36,094
Unionist gain from Liberal

Elections 1832 to 1918Edit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Lister
General election 1918: Stroud[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Ashton Lister 12,734 59.9 N/A
Labour Charles Wye Kendall 8,522 40.1 N/A
Majority 4,212 19.8 N/A
Turnout 21,256 61.3 N/A
Registered electors 34,685
Liberal hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
 
George Hardy

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;

General election December 1910: Stroud [33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Allen 5,051 51.0 -0.6
Conservative Cecil Edwin Fitch[34] 4,849 49.0 +0.6
Majority 202 2.0 -1.1
Turnout 9,900 90.1 -3.2
Registered electors 10,992
Liberal hold Swing −0.6
General election January 1910: Stroud [33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Allen 5,285 51.6 −4.6
Conservative Arthur William Clifford 4,962 48.4 +4.6
Majority 323 3.2 −9.1
Turnout 10,247 93.2 +2.6
Registered electors 10,992
Liberal hold Swing −4.6

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1906: Stroud [33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Allen 5,401 56.1 +4.4
Conservative William Burton Stewart[35] 4,221 43.9 −4.4
Majority 1,180 12.3 +8.8
Turnout 9,622 90.6 +4.0
Registered electors 10,620
Liberal hold Swing +4.4
 
C.P. Allen
General election 1900: Stroud [33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Allen 4,692 51.7 +5.1
Conservative Charles Cripps 4,379 48.3 −5.1
Majority 313 +3.5 −3.4
Turnout 9,071 86.6 +3.0
Registered electors 10,474
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.1

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1895: Stroud [33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Cripps 5,175 53.4 +4.5
Liberal Charles Allen 4,514 46.6 −4.5
Majority 661 6.8 +4.6
Turnout 9,689 83.6 +2.1
Registered electors 11,588
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.5
 
Brynmor Jones
General election 1892: Stroud [33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Brynmor Jones 4,611 51.1 +5.3
Conservative George Holloway 4,410 48.9 −5.3
Majority 201 2.2 −6.1
Turnout 9,021 81.5 −0.8
Registered electors 11,069
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.3

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1886: Stroud [33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Holloway 4,620 54.2 +5.9
Liberal Walter John Stanton 3,911 45.8 −5.9
Majority 709 8.3 N/A
Turnout 8,531 82.3 −4.3
Registered electors 10,371
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.9
 
Henry Brand
General election 1885: Stroud [33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Brand 4,646 51.7 −1.1
Conservative George Holloway 4,333 48.3 +1.1
Majority 313 3.5 +1.2
Turnout 8,979 86.6 −5.2 (est)
Registered electors 10,371
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1880: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Walter John Stanton 3,098 26.5 +0.6
Liberal Henry Brand 3,081 26.3 +0.5
Conservative George Holloway 2,810 24.0 +1.2
Conservative John Dorington 2,722 23.2 −2.3
Majority 271 2.3 +2.0
Turnout 5,856 (est) 91.8 (est) +0.7
Registered electors 6,376
Liberal hold Swing −0.3
Liberal hold Swing +1.4

Elections in the 1870sEdit

Stroud by-election, 12 February 1875 [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Samuel Marling 2,783 51.9 +0.2
Conservative William Keppel 2,577 48.1 −0.2
Majority 206 3.8 +3.5
Turnout 5,360 88.7 −2.4
Registered electors 6,046
Liberal hold Swing +0.2
  • Caused by the previous by-election being declared void on petition.
Stroud by-election, 27 July 1874 [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Brand 2,695 50.8 −0.9
Conservative James Thomas Stanton[37] 2,613 49.2 +0.9
Majority 82 1.5 +1.2
Turnout 5,308 89.3 −1.8
Registered electors 5,942
Liberal hold Swing −0.9
  • Caused by Dorington's election being declared void on petition, due to "bribery, treating, and undue influence".[38]
Stroud by-election, 18 May 1874 [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Dorington 2,796 25.9 +0.4
Liberal Alfred John Stanton 2,722 25.3 −0.6
Liberal Henry Brand 2,677 24.8 −1.0
Conservative George Holloway 2,582 24.0 +1.2
Majority 74 0.7 N/A
Majority 140 1.3 +1.0
Turnout 5,389 (est) 90.7 (est) −0.4
Registered electors 5,942
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +0.7
Liberal hold Swing −0.9
  • Caused by the election being declared void on petition on "account of treating, but the treating was not with knowledge of the candidates".[39]
General election 1874: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Walter John Stanton 2,798 25.9 −10.0
Liberal Sebastian Dickinson 2,794 25.8 −11.4
Conservative John Dorington 2,763 25.5 +12.1
Conservative George Holloway 2,467 22.8 +9.4
Majority 31 0.3 −8.8
Turnout 5,411 (est) 91.1 (est) +3.3
Registered electors 5,942
Liberal hold Swing −10.4
Liberal hold Swing −11.1
By-election, 8 Jan 1874: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Dorington 2,817 53.7 +26.9
Liberal Henry Allan 2,426 46.3 −26.8
Majority 391 7.5 N/A
Turnout 5,243 88.2 +0.4
Registered electors 5,942
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +26.8
  • Caused by Winterbotham's death.

Elections in the 1860sEdit

General election 1868: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sebastian Dickinson 2,907 37.2 N/A
Liberal Henry Winterbotham 2,805 35.9 N/A
Conservative John Dorington 2,096 26.8 N/A
Majority 709 9.1 −14.9
Turnout 4,952 (est) 87.8 (est) +16.0
Registered electors 5,642
Liberal hold
Liberal hold
By-election, 20 August 1867: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Winterbotham 580 53.3 N/A
Conservative John Dorington 508 46.7 N/A
Majority 72 6.6 −17.4
Turnout 1,088 80.2 +8.4
Registered electors 1,356
Liberal hold
  • Caused by Scrope's resignation.
General election 1865: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Horsman 687 41.4 N/A
Liberal George Scrope 685 41.3 N/A
Liberal Ashley Ponsonby[40] 287 17.3 N/A
Majority 398 24.0 N/A
Turnout 973 (est) 71.8 (est) N/A
Registered electors 1,356
Liberal hold
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1850sEdit

General election 1859: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Horsman Unopposed
Liberal George Scrope Unopposed
Registered electors 1,320
Liberal hold
Liberal hold
General election 1857: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Edward Horsman Unopposed
Whig George Scrope Unopposed
Registered electors 1,287
Whig hold
Whig hold
By-election, 6 March 1855[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Edward Horsman Unopposed
Whig hold
By-election, 28 June 1853[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Edward Horsman Unopposed
Whig hold
  • Caused by Reynolds-Moreton's elevation to the peerage, becoming 3rd Earl Ducie
General election 1852: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig George Scrope 565 29.8 −12.5
Whig Henry Reynolds-Moreton 528 27.8 −16.2
Conservative Samuel Baker[41] 488 25.7 N/A
Radical John Norton[42][43][44] 316 16.7 +2.9
Majority 40 2.1 −26.4
Turnout 949 (est) 71.4 (est) +11.2
Registered electors 1,328
Whig hold Swing −7.0
Whig hold Swing −8.8

Elections in the 1840sEdit

General election 1847: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Henry Stanton 563 44.0 +4.3
Whig George Julius Poulett Scrope 541 42.3 +7.1
Radical Marcus Mereweather Turner[45][46] 176 13.8 N/A
Majority 365 28.5 +18.5
Turnout 728 (est) 60.2 (est) −14.6
Registered electors 1,210
Whig hold Swing N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
General election 1841: Stroud[47][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Henry Stanton 594 39.7
Whig George Julius Poulett Scrope 527 35.2
Conservative William Lascelles Wraxall 377 25.2
Majority 150 10.0
Turnout 916 74.8
Registered electors 1,224
Whig hold Swing
Whig hold Swing
  • J Symons, formerly Editor of Stroud Free Press, was a candidate but withdrew before election [48]
  • A Chartist of Nailsworth by name Chapman who has issued his address couched in flaming terms worthy of the Northern Star (goes on to comment that he was a small publican and tailor [49]

Elections in the 1830sEdit

General election 1837: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Julius Poulett Scrope 698
Liberal John Russell 681
Conservative J. Adams 297
Majority
Turnout
Registered electors 1,340
Liberal hold
Liberal hold
By-election, 19 May 1835: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Russell Unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing
  • Resignation of Fox
General election 1835: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Julius Poulett Scrope 866
Liberal Charles Richard Fox 708
Liberal J.C. Symons 187
Majority
Turnout
Registered electors 1,305
Liberal hold
Liberal hold
By-election, 27 May 1833: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Julius Poulett Scrope Unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold
  • Resignation of Ricardo
General election 1832: Stroud [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Henry Hyett 985
Liberal David Ricardo 585
Liberal George Julius Poulett Scrope 562
Majority
Turnout
Registered electors 1,305
Liberal win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  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.

ReferencesEdit

Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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