South West Lancashire (UK Parliament Constituency)
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South West Lancashire UK Parliament Constituency
South West Lancashire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyLancashire
1868-1885
Number of membersTwo
Replaced byBootle, Ince, Leigh, Newton, Ormskirk, St Helens, Southport and Widnes.
Created fromSouth Lancashire

South West Lancashire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was represented by two Members of Parliament. The constituency was created by the Reform act of 1867 by the splitting of the South Lancashire constituency into new South-East and South-West divisions.

The constituency was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, being divided into eight single member divisions of Bootle, Ince, Leigh, Newton, Ormskirk, St Helens, Southport and Widnes.

Boundaries

This constituency comprised the Lancashire hundred of West Derby except for the boroughs of Liverpool, Warrington and Wigan.[1]

Members of Parliament

  • Constituency created (1868)
Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1868 R. A. Cross Conservative Charles Turner Conservative
1875 John Ireland Blackburne Conservative
1885 Redistribution of Seats Act constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1868: South West Lancashire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. A. Cross 7,729 26.0
Conservative Charles Turner 7,676 25.8
Liberal William Ewart Gladstone 7,415 24.9
Liberal Henry Grenfell 6,939 23.3
Majority 261 0.9
Turnout 14,880 (est) 70.0 (est)
Registered electors 21,261
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Elections in the 1870s

General election 1874: South West Lancashire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. A. Cross Unopposed
Conservative Charles Turner Unopposed
Registered electors 22,729
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

R. A. Cross sought re-election after being appointed as Home Secretary.

By-election, 19 Mar 1874: South West Lancashire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. A. Cross Unopposed
Conservative hold

Charles Turner's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 6 Nov 1875: South West Lancashire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Blackburne Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1880: South West Lancashire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. A. Cross 11,420 27.7 N/A
Conservative John Blackburne 10,905 26.5 N/A
Liberal William Rathbone 9,666 23.5 New
Liberal Henry Molyneux[3] 9,207 22.3 New
Majority 1,239 3.0 N/A
Turnout 20,599 (est) 79.1 (est) N/A
Registered electors 26,054
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Cross was appointed Home Secretary, requiring a by-election.[2]

By-election, 1 July 1885: South West Lancashire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. A. Cross Unopposed
Conservative hold

References

  1. ^ "Representation of the People Act 1867" (PDF). Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832-1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 413. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  3. ^ "The General Election". Liverpool Mercury. 23 March 1880. p. 6. Retrieved 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.

Sources


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