Southern West Riding of Yorkshire (UK Parliament constituency)


Southern West Riding of Yorkshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Southern West Riding of Yorkshire
Type = County
Year = 1865
Abolition = 1885
members = two

Southern West Riding of Yorkshire was a parliamentary constituency covering part of the historic West Riding of Yorkshire. It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

History

The constituency was created when the two-member West Riding of Yorkshire constituency was divided for the 1865 general election into two new constituencies, each returning two members: Northern West Riding of Yorkshire and Southern West Riding of Yorkshire. The extra seats were taken from parliamentary boroughs which had been disenfranchised for corruption.

In the redistribution which took effect for the 1868 general election the two divisions were redistributed into three. Eastern West Riding of Yorkshire was created and the Northern and Southern divisions modified. Each of the three divisions returned two members.

All three were abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. The Southern division was replaced by eight new single-member constituencies: Barnsley, Colne Valley, Doncaster, Hallamshire , Holmfirth, Morley, Normanton and Rotherham.

Boundaries

The place of election was at Wakefield.

From 1865 to 1868 the constituency comprised the south half of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The Reform Act 1867, as amended by the Boundary Act 1868, re-defined the constituency (as it existed between 1868 and 1885) as the wapentakes of Agbrigg, Strafforth and Tickhill and Staincross.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 1880: Southern West Riding of Yorkshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = William Henry Wentworth-Fitzwilliam
votes = 11,385
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = William Henry Leatham
votes = 11,181
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Walter Thomas William Spencer Stanhope
votes = 10,391
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lewis Randle Starkey
votes = 10,020
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winner = Liberal Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
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winner = Liberal Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
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Election box begin
title=General Election 1874: Southern West Riding of Yorkshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Walter Thomas William Spencer Stanhope
votes = 9,705
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lewis Randle Starkey
votes = 9,639
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = William Henry Leatham
votes = 8,265
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Henry Beaumont
votes = 8,148
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:At the Southern West Riding of Yorkshire by-election, 1872, Walter Thomas William Spencer Stanhope was elected unopposed.

Election box begin
title=General Election 1868: Southern West Riding of Yorkshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Viscount Milton
votes = 8,110
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Henry Beaumont
votes = 7,943
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Walter Thomas William Spencer Stanhope
votes = 7,935
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lewis Randle Starkey
votes = 7,621
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Election box begin
title=General Election 1865: Southern West Riding of Yorkshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Viscount Milton
votes = 7,258
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Henry Beaumont
votes = 6,975
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Christopher Beckett Denison
votes = 6,884
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Walter Thomas William Spencer Stanhope
votes = 6,819
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winner = Liberal Party (UK)
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winner = Liberal Party (UK)
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References

*Rayment


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