- Northampton (UK Parliament constituency)
Northampton Former Borough constituency for the House of Commons County Northamptonshire Major settlements Northampton 12951918– Number of members One 1918–1974 Type of constituency Borough constituency Replaced by Northampton North and Northampton South
It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until its representation was reduced to one member for the 1918 general election. It was abolished for the February 1974 general election, when it was replaced by the new constituencies of Northampton North and Northampton South.
A former MP of note for the constituency was Spencer Perceval, the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated.
Members of Parliament
- 1295: constituency established, electing two MPs
Parliament First member Second member 1377 Sir Gerard de Braybooke of Castle Ashby 1377 Sir Thomas Preston of Gretton 1378 Sir John Seton 1379 Sir Thomas Preston of Gretton 1380 Sir Thomas Preston of Gretton 1382 Giles St John of Plumpton 1386 William Spriggy WIilliam Ringwood  1388 (Feb) Thomas Pirie John Stotesbury  1388 (Sep) John Honybourne John Besford  1390 (Jan) John Colingtree John Sywell  1390 (Nov) 1391 William Begworth John Stotesbury  1393 William Spriggy Stephen Wappenham  1394 1395 Nicholas Horncastle John Woodward  1397 (Jan) Richard Stormsworth Thomas Overton  1397 (Sep) 1399 John Loudham John Spring  1401 1406 Henry Empingham Thomas Wintringham  1407 John Rivell John Temple 1410 Simon Dunstall John Lincoln  1411 Richard Wems William Rushden  1413 (Feb) 1413 (May) Roger Maltman Alexander Deyster  1414 (Apr) 1414 (Nov) Geoffrey Balde John Hethersett  1415 1416 (Mar) John Hendley John Buckingham  1416 (Oct) 1417 William Clerk Thomas Colley  1419 Thomas Stotesbury Ralph Passenham  1420 William Maltman William Harpole  1421 (May) John Bernhill John Ccolden 1421 (Dec) John Spriggy Stephen Kynnesman  1477–1478 Robert Pemberton 1510-1515 No names known  1523 John Parvyn Thomas Doddington  1529 Lawrence Manley Nicholas Rand  1536 ? 1539 ? 1542 ? 1545 ? 1547 Richard Wenman Anthony Bryan  1553 (Mar) George Tresham William Chauncy  1553 (Oct) Francis Morgan Lawrence Manley  1554 (Apr) Francis Morgan John Horpool  1554 (Nov) Henry Clerke Ralph Freeman  1555 Nicholas Rand John Balgye  1558 Thomas Colles Edward Manley  1559 (Jan) William Carvell Edmund (or Edward) Kinwelmersh 1562/3 Lewis Montgomery Ralph Lane  1571 Christopher Yelverton -  1572 (Apr) Christopher Yelverton John Spencer  1584 (Nov) Sir Richard Knightley Thomas Catesby  1586 (Sep) Sir Richard Knightley Peter Wentworth  1588 (Oct) Peter Wentworth Richard Knollys  1593 Valentne Knightley Peter Wentworth  1597 (Oct) Christopher Yelverton Henry Yelverton  1601 Henry Hickman Francis Tate  1604 Henry Yelverton Edward Mercer 1614 Henry Yelverton Francis Beale 1621-1622 Richard Spencer Thomas Crewe 1624 Richard Spencer Christopher Sherland 1625 Richard Spencer Christopher Sherland 1626 Richard Spencer Christopher Sherland 1628 Richard Spencer Christopher Sherland 1629–1640 No Parliaments convened
Election First member First party Second member Second party April 1640 Richard Knightley Parliamentarian ? November 1640 Zouch Tate Parliamentarian December 1648 Knightley excluded in Pride's Purge - seat vacant Tate not recorded as sitting after Pride's Purge 1653 Northampton was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament 1654 Peter Whalley Northampton had only one seat in the First and
Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
1656 Francis Harvey January 1659 James Langham May 1659 Not represented in the restored Rump March 1660 Francis Harvey Richard Rainsford June 1660 Sir John Norwich, Bt. April 1661 Francis Harvey James Langham November 1661 Sir Charles Compton Richard Rainsford 1662 Sir James Langham, Bt. March 1663 Sir William Dudley, Bt. April 1663 Hon. Christopher Hatton March 1664 Sir John Bernard April 1664 Sir Henry Yelverton, Bt. 1670 Sir William Fermor Lord Ibrackan 1678 Hon. Ralph Montagu February 1679 Sir Hugh Cholmley, Bt. August 1679 William Langham Hon. Ralph Montagu 1685 Richard Rainsford Sir Justinian Isham, Bt. 1689 William Langham 1690 Sir Thomas Samwell, Bt. 1694 Sir Justinian Isham, Bt. 1695 Christopher Montagu 1698 William Thursby 1701 Thomas Andrew 1702 Sir Matthew Dudley, Bt. Bartholomew Tate 1704 Francis Arundell 1705 George Montagu 1710 William Wykes 1715 William Wilmer 1722 Edward Montagu 1727 Hon. George Compton 1734 William Wilmer 1744 George Montagu April 1754 Charles Montagu December 1754 Hon. Charles Compton 1755 Richard Backwell 1759 Frederick Montagu 1761 Spencer Compton 1763 Lucy Knightly 1768 Vice-Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney Sir George Osborn, Bt.  1769 Hon. Thomas Howe 1771 Wilbraham Tollemache 1774 Sir George Robinson, 5th Bt. 1780 Viscount Althorp George Rodney 1782 The Lord Lucan 1784 Lord Compton Fiennes Trotman 1790 Hon. Edward Bouverie 1796 Hon. Spencer Perceval 1810 William Hanbury Bateman 1812 Earl Compton 1818 Sir Edward Kerrison, Bt. 1820 Sir George Robinson, 6th Bt. William Leader Maberly 1830 Sir Robert Gunning, Bt. 1831 Robert Vernon Smith Whig 1832 Charles Ross Conservative 1837 Raikes Currie Whig 1857 Charles Gilpin Whig 1859 Liberal Liberal 1859 by-election The Lord Henley Liberal February 1874 Pickering Phipps Conservative October 1874 by-election Charles George Merewether  Conservative 1880 Henry du Pré Labouchère Liberal Charles Bradlaugh Liberal 1891 by-election (Sir) Moses Philip Manfield Liberal 1895 Charles Gustavus Adolphus Drucker Conservative 1900 John Greenwood Shipman Liberal 1906 Herbert Woodfield Paul Liberal Jan. 1910 Hastings Bertrand Lees-Smith Liberal Charles McCurdy Liberal 1918 Representation reduced to one member
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "History of Parliament". http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/constituencies/northampton. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j "History of Parliament". http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/constituencies/northampton. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "History of Parliament". http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/constituencies/northampton. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- ^ On petition, Osborn was declared not to have been duly elected and his opponent Howe was declared elected in his place
- ^ Account of the 1874 by-election in The Times, Thursday, Oct 08, 1874; pg. 10; Issue 28128; col E "The Northampton Election" . Charles Merewether is among a list of former MPs who have died in 1884 in The Times, Wednesday, 31 December 1884; page. 7; Issue 31331; col A. At that time he was a Queen's Counsel. He was appointed Recorder of Leicester in 1868 Source: The Leicester Chronicle and the Leicestershire Mercury, Saturday, 24 October 1868; pg. 6. "Borough Sessions Wednesday 21 October".
Election Member Party 1918 Charles McCurdy Coalition Liberal 1922 National Liberal 1923 Margaret Bondfield Labour 1924 Sir Arthur Holland Conservative 1928 by-election Cecil Malone Labour 1931 Sir Mervyn Manningham-Buller Conservative 1940 by-election Spencer Summers Conservative 1945 Reginald Paget Labour Feb 1974 constituency abolished
- Robert Beatson, "A Chronological Register of Both Houses of Parliament" (London: Longman, Hurst, Res & Orme, 1807) 
- 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) 
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 2)
Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded by
vacant. Last was Cambridge University in 1806
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1809 - 1812
vacant. Next was Newport (Isle of Wight) in 1827
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