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Wellington (Shropshire) (UK Parliament constituency)

Wellington (Shropshire) is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency, formally known as The Mid (or Wellington) Division of Shropshire. It was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1918. It elected one Member of Parliament.

Wellington (Shropshire)
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of membersone
Replaced byThe Wrekin
Created fromNorth Shropshire

Contents

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
A.H. Brown
General election 1885: Wellington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alexander Brown 4,801 65.1 N/A
Conservative William Kenyon-Slaney 2,571 34.9 N/A
Majority 2,230 30.2 N/A
Turnout 7,372 85.2 N/A
Registered electors 8,648
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1886: Wellington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Alexander Brown Unopposed
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: Wellington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Alexander Brown 3,963 59.7 N/A
Liberal James Harris Sanders 2,680 40.3 N/A
Majority 1,283 19.4 N/A
Turnout 6,643 79.1 N/A
Registered electors 8,398
Liberal Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1895: Wellington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Alexander Brown Unopposed
Liberal Unionist hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Wellington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Alexander Brown 3,480 60.0 N/A
Liberal Robert Varty 2,318 40.0 N/A
Majority 1,162 20.0 N/A
Turnout 5,798 68.8 N/A
Registered electors 8,427
Liberal Unionist hold Swing N/A
 
C.S. Henry
General election 1906: Wellington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Henry 4,806 60.7 +20.7
Liberal Unionist Hildebrand Harmsworth 3,114 39.3 −20.7
Majority 1,692 21.4 N/A
Turnout 7,920 89.2 +20.4
Registered electors 8,881
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +20.7

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: Wellington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Henry 4,673 57.3 -3.4
Liberal Unionist Charles Peevor Boileau Wood 3,484 42.7 +3.4
Majority 1,189 14.6 -6.8
Turnout 93.2 +4.0
Liberal hold Swing -3.4
General election December 1910: Wellington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Henry 4,404 57.3
Conservative George Weld-Forester 3,286 42.7
Majority 1,118 14.6
Turnout 87.9
Liberal hold Swing

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;

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. p. 376. ISBN 9781349022984.

See alsoEdit