Westmorland (UK Parliament constituency)


Westmorland (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Westmorland
Type = County
Year = 1290, 1918
Abolition = 1885, 1983
members = 1290–1885: two
1918–1983: one

Westmorland was a constituency covering the county of Westmorland in the North of England, which returned Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency had two separate periods of existence.

;—1885:It returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. For the 1885 general election, Westmorland was divided into two constituencies: Appleby and Kendal, both of which had been parliamentary boroughs but were reconstituted as county constituencies.

;1918–1983:The constituency was recreated as a single-seater for the 1918 general election and abolished for the 1983 general election.

In the boundary changes in 1983 the southern part of the constituency became part of the new seat of Westmorland and Lonsdale and the northern area was transferred to Penrith and The Border

Boundaries

The 1918 - 1983 seat corresponded to the county of Westmorland even after the abolition of the administrative county in 1974.

Members of Parliament

* "Constituency created" (1290)

1290-1640

* 1585-1587: Francis Clifford
* 1604-1611: Sir Richard Musgrave
* 1604-1611: Sir Thomas Strickland
* 1614-1622: Lord Clifford
* 1614-1622: Sir Thomas Wharton
* 1625-1626: Sir Henry Bellingham
* 1628-1629: John Lowther"No Parliament summoned 1629-1640"

1640-1832

Notes

MPs 1918-1983

Election results

"Election results taken from the History of Parliament Trust series."

Elections in the 18th century

Election box begin
title=General Election 1715: Westmorland (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Daniel Wilson
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = James Grahme
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1722: Westmorland (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Anthony Lowther
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = James Grahme
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

*"Lowther appointed a Commissioner of the Revenue in Ireland"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 16 June 1726: Westmorland
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Anthony Lowther
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1727: Westmorland (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Anthony Lowther
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Daniel Wilson
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1734: Westmorland (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Anthony Lowther
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Daniel Wilson
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 28 May 1741: Westmorland (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Daniel Wilson
votes = 1,281
percentage = 39.97
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Sir Philip Musgrave, Bt
votes = 1,079
percentage = 33.67
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = John Dalston
votes = 845
percentage = 26.37
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1747: Westmorland (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Edward Wilson
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = John Dalston
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

References

* D Brunton & D H Pennington, "Members of the Long Parliament" (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954)
*"Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803" (London: Thomas Hansard, 1808) [http://www2.odl.ox.ac.uk/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?e=p-000-00---0modhis06--00-0-0-0prompt-10---4------0-1l--1-en-50---20-about---00001-001-1-1isoZz-8859Zz-1-0&a=d&cl=CL1]
* F W S Craig, "British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885" (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
* F W S Craig, "British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949" (Glasgow: Political Reference Publications, 1969)
* Maija Jansson (ed.), "Proceedings in Parliament, 1614 (House of Commons)" (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1988)
* Henry Stooks Smith, "The Parliaments of England from 1715 to 1847" (2nd edition, edited by FWS Craig - Chichester: Parliamentary Reference Publications, 1973)
*Rayment


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