Evesham Number of members two until 1868, then one Evesham was a parliamentary constituency in Worcestershire which was represented in the British House of Commons. Originally a parliamentary borough consisting of the town of Evesham, it was first represented in 1295. After this its franchise lapsed for several centuries, but it then returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) from 1604 until 1868, when its representation was reduced to one member under the Representation of the People Act 1867.
1885 general election, Evesham was abolished as a borough but the name was transferred to a larger county constituency electing one MP. This constituency was abolished for the 1950 general election, with the town of Evesham itself being transferred to the new seat of South Worcestershire. Between 1885 and 1918 the constituency had the full name of the Southern, or Evesham, Division of Worcestershire (not to be confused with the 1950 seat).
1604-1885: The parishes of All Saints, Evesham, St Lawrence, Evesham and Bengeworth
1885-1918: The petty sessional divisions of Blockley, Evesham, Pershore and Upton-on-Severn, and parts of the petty sessional divisions of Malvern and Redditch 1918-1950: The municipal boroughs of Droitwich and Evesham, the rural districts of Droitwich, Evesham, Feckenham, Pershore and Shipston-on-Stour, the parishes of Bredon, Bredon's Norton, Conderton, Overbury and Teddington from the rural district of Tewkesbury and the parts of the rural districts of Stow on the Wold and Winchcombe within the administrative county of Worcestershire
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1830s
The 1830 election was declared void on 13 December 1830, but no new writ was issued before dissolution ahead of the 1831 election.
Cockerell's death caused a by-election.
On petition, Borthwick was unseated and Hill declared elected instead.
Elections in the 1840s
Hill was appointed
Comptroller of the Household, requiring a by-election.
Elections in the 1850s
Berkeley resigned to contest the
1855 by-election in Cheltenham, causing a by-election.
Elections in the 1860s
Willoughby's death caused a by-election.
Seat reduced to one member
Elections in the 1870s
Elections in the 1880s
The 1880 election was declared void on account of bribery of electors, causing a by-election.
Lehmann's election was declared void, on account of bribery and corruption, and Hartland was then elected after scrutiny.
Elections in the 1890s
Elections in the 1900s
Elections in the 1910s 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;
Elections in the 1920s
Elections in the 1930s 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 and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;
Elections in the 1940s
^ Expelled as a monopolist in 1641
^ On petition, Lopes was declared not to have been duly elected and his opponent, Howorth, was seated in his place
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An Elector (1834). . Tewkesbury: James Bennett. p. 13 Letter I. of an Appeal to the Electors of the County and City of Worcester, Who Consider Themselves Unduly Represented in the Present Parliament; With an Appendix on the Progress of Discontent and the Prostration of the Late Government . Retrieved 2018 – via Google Books.
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^ Borthwick was re-elected in 1837 but on petition his election was declared void and Hill declared elected in his place. A petition against the other successful candidate, Rushout, was dismissed. Borthwick and Rushout subsequently fought a duel over the outcome of the election.
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^ On petition, Lehmann's election was declared void and his opponent Dixon-Hartland was declared elected in his place
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. "The Elections" Worcester Journal. 8 July 1852. p. 2 . Retrieved 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
. "General Election" Aris's Birmingham Gazette. 12 July 1852. p. 3 . Retrieved 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
. "Elections in this County, the Worcestershire Boroughs, and the Adjacent Counties" Worcester Herald. 28 March 1857. p. 2 . Retrieved 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
. "Evesham" Cheltenham Chronicle. 31 March 1857. p. 5 . Retrieved 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
. "The Elections" Chester Chronicle. 30 April 1859. p. 7 . Retrieved 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
. "To Correspondents" Worcester Journal. 23 April 1859. p. 5 . Retrieved 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
. "Evesham" Worcestershire Chronicle. 9 August 1865. p. 4 . Retrieved 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
. "To the Electors" Worcestershire Chronicle. 11 November 1868. p. 1 . Retrieved 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
. "Evesham" . 27 January 1874. pp. 8-9 Pall Mall Gazette . Retrieved 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
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. "Evesham Election Petition" Aldershot Military Gazette. 18 December 1880. p. 6 . Retrieved 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
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