Boundaries 1832–1868 Edit
The boundaries of the parliamentary borough were defined by the
Parliamentary Boundaries Act 1832 as "The several Divisions of the . Liberty of the Tower, and the Tower Division of Ossulston Hundred" 
It comprised the following
civil parishes and places: 
Boundaries 1868–1885 Edit
Tower Hamlets in the Metropolitan area, showing boundaries used from 1868 to 1885.
Representation of the People Act 1867 widened the parliamentary franchise and also effected a redistribution of seats. This, along with a rapidly increasing population in the East End, resulted in the existing entity being reduced, shedding the parishes of Bethnal Green, Hackney and Shoreditch forming a separate Hackney constituency. The reformed Tower Hamlets was defined as comprising:  The Parish of St. George's-in-the-East
The Hamlet of Mile End Old Town
The Poplar Union (Bow, Bromley and Poplar)
The Stepney Union (Limehouse,
Ratcliffe, Shadwell and Wapping) The Whitechapel Union (Holy Trinity Minories, Mile End New Town,
Norton Folgate, Old Artillery Ground, St Botolph Without Aldgate, St Katherine by the Tower, Spitalfields, Whitechapel.) The Tower of London. 
In 1885 the
parliamentary borough was split into seven single-member divisions. These were Bow and Bromley, Limehouse, Mile End, Poplar, St George, Stepney and Whitechapel.
Members of Parliament Edit Elections Edit
Turnout, in multi-member elections, is estimated by dividing the number of votes by two. To the extent that electors did not use both their votes, the figure given will be an underestimate.
Change is calculated for individual candidates, when a party had more than one candidate in an election or the previous one. When a party had only one candidate in an election and the previous one change is calculated for the party vote.
Elections in the 1830s Edit
Lushington was appointed a judge of the
High Court of Admiralty, requiring a by-election.
Elections in the 1840s Edit
Fox was appointed
Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, requiring a by-election.
Elections in the 1850s Edit
Elections in the 1860s Edit
Ayrton was appointed
First Commissioner of Works and Public Buildings, requiring a by-election.
Elections in the 1870s Edit
Elections in the 1880s Edit References Edit
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