THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "E"
Last updated 12/09/2012
Date   Name Born Died Age
Dates in italics in the first column denote that the election held on that
date was a by-election. Dates shown in normal type were general elections,
or, in some instances, the date of a successful petition against a
previous election result.
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the MP was baptised on
that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate that the MP was
buried on that date
ELGINSHIRE
17 Jun 1708 Robert Urquhart Jan 1741
30 Oct 1710 Alexander Grant after 1673 19 Aug 1719
5 Jan 1720 James Brodie 1695 2 Oct 1720 25
29 Dec 1720 Alexander Brodie 17 Aug 1697 9 Mar 1754 56
25 May 1741 Ludovick Grant,later [1747] 7th baronet 13 Jan 1707 18 Mar 1773 66
16 Apr 1761 James Grant,later [1773] 8th baronet 19 May 1738 18 Feb 1811 72
21 Apr 1768 Francis Grant 10 Aug 1717 30 Dec 1781 64
2 Nov 1774 Arthur Duff 1743 2 Jun 1805 61
9 Apr 1779 Lord William Gordon 15 Aug 1744 1 May 1823 78
15 Apr 1784 James Duff,Earl Fife [I] 28 Sep 1729 24 Jan 1809 79
5 Jul 1790 Lewis Alexander Grant (Grant-Ogilvy from
1811),later [Feb 1811] 9th baronet and
[Oct 1811] 5th Earl of Seafield 22 Mar 1767 26 Oct 1840 73
16 Jun 1796 James Brodie 31 Aug 1744 17 Jan 1824 79
26 May 1807 Francis William Grant,later [1840] 6th Earl
of Seafield 6 Mar 1778 30 Jul 1853 75
NAME ALTERED TO " ELGIN
& NAIRNSHIRE" 1832
ELGIN & NAIRN
22 Dec 1832 Francis William Grant,later [1840] 6th Earl
of Seafield 6 Mar 1778 30 Jul 1853 75
25 Apr 1840 Charles Lennox Cumming-Bruce 20 Feb 1790 1 Jan 1875 84
20 Nov 1868 James Ogilvie Grant,later [1884] 9th Earl
of Seafield 27 Dec 1817 5 Jun 1888 70
13 Feb 1874 Alexander William George Duff,styled Viscount
Macduff,later [1879] 5th Earl Fife and [1889]
1st Duke of Fife 10 Nov 1849 29 Jan 1912 62
18 Sep 1879 Sir George MacPherson-Grant,3rd baronet 12 Aug 1839 5 Dec 1907 68
7 Jul 1886 Charles Henry Anderson 1838 25 Aug 1889 51
8 Oct 1889 John Seymour Keay 30 Mar 1839 27 Jun 1909 70
23 Jul 1895 John Edward Gordon 5 Feb 1850 19 Feb 1915 65
17 Jan 1906 Archibald Williamson,later [1909] 1st baronet
and [1922] 1st Baron Forres 13 Sep 1860 29 Oct 1931 71
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
ELLAND (YORKSHIRE)
3 Dec 1885 Thomas Wayman 26 Oct 1833 8 Feb 1901 67
8 Mar 1899 Charles Philips Trevelyan,later [1928] 3rd
baronet 28 Oct 1870 24 Jan 1958 87
14 Dec 1918 George Taylor Ramsden 6 Apr 1879 9 Oct 1936 57
15 Nov 1922 William Cornforth Robinson 12 Jul 1861 11 Jun 1931 69
6 Dec 1923 Sir Robert Newbold Kay 6 Aug 1869 24 Feb 1947 77
29 Oct 1924 William Cornforth Robinson 12 Jul 1861 11 Jun 1931 69
30 May 1929 Charles Roden Buxton 27 Nov 1875 16 Dec 1942 67
27 Oct 1931 Thomas Levy 1874 14 Feb 1953 78
26 Jul 1945 Frederick Arthur Cobb 11 Feb 1901 27 Mar 1950 49
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
ELLESMORE PORT & NESTON (CHESHIRE)
9 Jun 1983 Michael Woodcock 10 Apr 1943
9 Apr 1992 Andrew Peter Miller 23 Mar 1949
ELMET (WEST YORKSHIRE)
9 Jun 1983 Spencer Lee Batiste 5 Jun 1945
1 May 1997 Colin Burgon 22 Apr 1948
NAME ALTERED TO "ELMET AND ROTHWELL" 2010
ELMET AND ROTHWELL (WEST YORKSHIRE)
6 May 2010 Alec Shelbrooke 10 Jan 1976
ELTHAM (GREATER LONDON)
9 Jun 1983 Peter James Bottomley 30 Jul 1944
1 May 1997 Clive Stanley Efford 10 Jul 1958
ENFIELD (MIDDLESEX)
27 Nov 1885 William Pleydell-Bouverie,styled Viscount
Folkestone,later [1889] 5th Earl of Radnor 19 Jun 1841 3 Jun 1900 58
30 Mar 1889 Henry Ferryman Bowles,later [1926] 1st
baronet 19 Dec 1858 14 Oct 1943 84
19 Jan 1906 James Branch 27 Feb 1845 16 Nov 1918 73
21 Jan 1910 John Robert Bramston Pretyman
Newman [kt 1924] 22 Aug 1871 12 Mar 1947 75
14 Dec 1918 Henry Ferryman Bowles,later [1926] 1st
baronet 19 Dec 1858 14 Oct 1943 84
15 Nov 1922 Thomas Fermor-Hesketh,later [1924] 8th
baronet and [1935] 1st Baron Hesketh 17 Nov 1881 20 Jul 1944 62
6 Dec 1923 William Watson Henderson,later [1945] 1st
Baron Henderson 8 Aug 1891 4 Apr 1984 92
29 Oct 1924 Reginald Vincent Kempenfelt Applin 11 Apr 1869 3 Apr 1957 87
30 May 1929 William Watson Henderson,later [1945] 1st
Baron Henderson 8 Aug 1891 4 Apr 1984 92
27 Oct 1931 Reginald Vincent Kempenfelt Applin 11 Apr 1869 3 Apr 1957 87
14 Nov 1935 Bartle Brennan Bull 1 Apr 1902 17 Oct 1950 48
26 Jul 1945 Ernest Albert John Davies 18 May 1902 16 Sep 1991 89
SPLIT INTO "ENFIELD EAST"
AND "ENFIELD WEST" 1950
ENFIELD EAST
23 Feb 1950 Ernest Albert John Davies 18 May 1902 16 Sep 1991 89
8 Oct 1959 John Mackie,later [1981] Baron John-Mackie [L] 24 Nov 1909 25 May 1994 84
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
ENFIELD NORTH
28 Feb 1974 Bryan Davies,later [1997] Baron Davies
of Oldham [L] 9 Nov 1939
3 May 1979 Timothy John Crommelin Eggar 19 Dec 1951
1 May 1997 Joan Marie Ryan 8 Sep 1955
6 May 2010 Geoffrey Nicholas de Bois 23 Feb 1959
ENFIELD SOUTHGATE
28 Feb 1974 Anthony George Berry [kt 1983] 12 Feb 1925 12 Oct 1984 59
13 Dec 1984 Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo 26 May 1953
1 May 1997 Stephen Twigg 25 Dec 1966
5 May 2005 David John Barrington Burrowes 12 Jun 1969
ENFIELD WEST
23 Feb 1950 Iain Norman Macleod 11 Nov 1913 20 Jul 1970 56
19 Nov 1970 Cecil Edward Parkinson,later [1992] Baron
Parkinson [L] 1 Sep 1931
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
ENNIS (CLARE)
1801 John Ormsby Vandeleur c Nov 1765 28 Nov 1828 63
22 Jul 1802 James Fitzgerald c 1742 22 Jan 1835
25 Feb 1808 William Fitzgerald (Vesey-Fitzgerald from 1815),
later [1832] 2nd Baron Fitzgerald and Vesey c 1782 11 May 1843
24 Oct 1812 James Fitzgerald c 1742 22 Jan 1835
4 Jan 1813 William Fitzgerald (Vesey-Fitzgerald from 1815),
later [1832] 2nd Baron Fitzgerald and Vesey c 1782 11 May 1843
26 Jun 1818 Spencer Perceval 11 Sep 1795 16 Sep 1859 64
18 Mar 1820 Sir Ross Mahon,1st baronet 1763 10 Aug 1835 72
29 Jun 1820 Richard Wellesley 22 Apr 1787 1 Mar 1831 43
16 Jun 1826 Thomas Frankland Lewis,later [1846] 1st
baronet 14 May 1780 22 Jan 1855 74
23 Apr 1828 William Smith O'Brien 17 Oct 1803 18 Jun 1864 60
For further information on this MP,see the
note at the foot of this page
11 May 1831 William Vesey-Fitzgerald,later [1832]
2nd Baron Fitzgerald and Vesey c 1782 11 May 1843
28 Feb 1832 Augustine Fitzgerald c 1765 4 Dec 1834
20 Dec 1832 Francis Macnamara 27 Jun 1873
14 Jan 1835 Hewitt Bridgman c 1782 after 1852
3 Aug 1847 Charles James Patrick O'Gorman Mahon 17 Mar 1800 15 Jun 1891 91
13 Jul 1852 John David Fitzgerald,later [1882] Baron
Fitzgerald of Kilmarnock [L] 1 May 1816 16 Oct 1889 73
20 Feb 1860 William Stacpoole 1830 10 Jul 1879 49
26 Jul 1879 James Lysaght Finigan c 1844 Sep 1900
14 Nov 1882 Matthew Joseph Kenny 1861 8 Dec 1942 81
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1885
ENNISKILLEN (FERMANAGH)
1801 Arthur Cole-Hamilton 8 Aug 1750 1810 59
31 Jul 1802 John Beresford [he was also returned for 14 Mar 1738 5 Nov 1805 67
co.Waterford,for which he chose to sit]
24 Dec 1802 William Burroughs,later [1804] 1st baronet c 1753 1 Jun 1829
14 Mar 1806 John King 1759 Mar 1830 70
31 Jul 1806 William Henry Fremantle 28 Dec 1766 19 Oct 1850 83
20 Nov 1806 Nathaniel Sneyd [he was also returned for c 1767 31 Jul 1833
co.Cavan,for which he chose to sit]
14 Jan 1807 Richard Alexander Henry Bennet c 1771 11 Oct 1818
14 May 1807 Charles William Pochin 30 May 1777 13 Jun 1817 40
26 Oct 1812 Richard Magenis 1763 6 Mar 1831 67
11 Feb 1828 Arthur Henry Cole 28 Jun 1780 16 Jun 1844 63
18 Jun 1844 Henry Arthur Cole 14 Feb 1809 2 Jul 1890 81
12 Apr 1851 James Whiteside 12 Aug 1804 25 Nov 1876 72
21 Feb 1859 John Lowry Cole 8 Jun 1813 29 Nov 1882 69
18 Nov 1868 John Henry Crichton,styled Viscount Crichton,
later [1885] 4th Earl of Erne 16 Oct 1839 2 Dec 1914 75
6 Apr 1880 Lowry Egerton Cole,styled Viscount Cole,
later [1886] 4th Earl of Enniskillen 21 Dec 1845 28 Apr 1924 78
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1885
EPPING (ESSEX)
2 Dec 1885 Sir Henry John Selwin-Ibbetson,7th baronet,
later [1892] 1st Baron Rookwood 26 Sep 1826 15 Jan 1902 75
Jul 1892 Amelius Richard Mark Lockwood,later [1917]
1st Baron Lambourne 17 Aug 1847 26 Dec 1928 81
28 Jun 1917 Richard Beale Colvin 4 Aug 1856 17 Jan 1936 79
6 Dec 1923 Sir Charles Ernest Leonard Lyle,later [1932] 1st
baronet and [1945] 1st Baron Lyle of Westbourne 22 Jul 1882 6 Mar 1954 71
29 Oct 1924 Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill [KG 1953] 30 Nov 1874 24 Jan 1965 90
26 Jul 1945 Elizabeth Leah Manning 14 Apr 1886 15 Sep 1977 91
23 Feb 1950 Claude Nigel Byam Davies 2 Sep 1920 25 Sep 2004 84
25 Oct 1951 Graeme Bell Finlay,later [1964] 1st baronet 29 Oct 1917 21 Jan 1987 69
15 Oct 1964 Arthur Stanley Newens 4 Feb 1930
18 Jun 1970 Norman Beresford Tebbit,later [1992]
Baron Tebbit [L] 29 Mar 1931
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
EPPING FOREST (ESSEX)
28 Feb 1974 John Alec Biggs-Davison [kt 1981] 7 Jun 1918 17 Sep 1988 70
15 Dec 1988 Steven John Norris 24 May 1945
1 May 1997 Eleanor Fulton Laing 1 Feb 1958
EPSOM (SURREY)
30 Nov 1885 George Cubitt,later [1892] 1st Baron Ashcombe 4 Jun 1828 26 Feb 1917 88
Jul 1892 Thomas Townsend Bucknill [kt 1899] 18 Apr 1845 4 Oct 1915 70
23 Jan 1899 William Keswick 1 Jan 1835 9 Mar 1912 77
21 Mar 1912 Henry Keswick 20 Oct 1870 29 Nov 1928 58
14 Dec 1918 George Rowland Blades,later [1922] 1st
baronet and [1928] 1st Baron Ebbisham 15 Apr 1868 24 May 1953 85
4 Jul 1928 Archibald Richard James Southby,later [1937]
1st baronet 8 Jul 1886 30 Oct 1969 83
4 Dec 1947 Malcolm Stewart McCorquodale,later [1955]
1st Baron McCorquodale 29 Mar 1901 25 Sep 1971 70
26 May 1955 Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson [kt 1962],
later [1978] Baron Rawlinson of Ewell [L] 26 Jun 1919 28 Jun 2006 87
NAME ALTERED TO "EPSOM
& EWELL" FEB 1974
EPSOM & EWELL (ESSEX)
28 Feb 1974 Sir Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson,
later [1978] Baron Rawlinson of Ewell [L] 26 Jun 1919 28 Jun 2006 87
27 Apr 1978 Archibald Gavin Hamilton kt 1994],later [2005]
Baron Hamilton of Epsom [L] 30 Dec 1941
7 Jun 2001 Christopher Stephen Grayling 1 Apr 1962
ERDINGTON (BIRMINGHAM)
14 Dec 1918 Sir Arthur Herbert Drummond Ramsay
Steel-Maitland,1st baronet 5 Jul 1876 30 Mar 1935 58
30 May 1929 Charles James Simmons 9 Apr 1893 11 Aug 1975 82
27 Oct 1931 John Frederick Eales 19 Jan 1881 6 Aug 1936 55
20 Oct 1936 John Allan Cecil Wright 28 Aug 1886 14 Jul 1982 95
26 Jul 1945 Julius Silverman 8 Dec 1905 21 Sep 1996 90
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1955,
BUT REVIVED 1974
28 Feb 1974 Julius Silverman 8 Dec 1905 21 Sep 1996 90
9 Jun 1983 Robin Corbett,later [2001] Baron Corbett of
Castle Vale [L] 22 Dec 1933 19 Feb 2012 78
7 Jun 2001 Sion Llewelyn Simon 23 Dec 1968
6 May 2010 Jack Dromey 29 Sep 1948
EREWASH (DERBYSHIRE)
9 Jun 1983 Peter Lewis Rost 19 Sep 1930
9 Apr 1992 Angela Ann Knight 31 Oct 1950
1 May 1997 Elizabeth Marion Blackman 26 Sep 1949
6 May 2010 Jessica Katherine Lee 7 Apr 1976
ERITH & CRAYFORD
26 May 1955 Norman Noel Dodds 25 Dec 1903 22 Aug 1965 61
11 Nov 1965 Alfred James Wellbeloved 29 Jul 1926 10 Sep 2012 86
9 Jun 1983 David Anthony Evennett 3 Jun 1949
NAME ALTERED "TO ERITH &
THAMESMEAD" 1997
ERITH & THAMESMEAD
1 May 1997 John Eric Austin 21 Aug 1944
6 May 2010 Teresa Pearce 1 Feb 1955
ESHER (SURREY)
23 Feb 1950 William Robson Brown [kt 1957] 1 Sep 1900 25 Feb 1975 74
18 Jun 1970 David Carol Macdonnell Mather [kt 1987] 3 Jan 1919 3 Jul 2006 87
11 Jun 1987 Ian Colin Taylor 18 Apr 1945
NAME ALTERED TO "ESHER AND WALTON" 1997
ESHER AND WALTON (SURREY)
1 May 1997 Ian Colin Taylor 18 Apr 1945
6 May 2010 Dominic Rennie Raab 25 Feb 1974
ESKDALE (CUMBERLAND)
2 Dec 1885 Robert Andrew Allison [kt 1910] 3 Mar 1838 15 Jan 1926 87
11 Oct 1900 Claude William Henry Lowther 1872 17 Jun 1929 56
19 Jan 1906 Geoffrey William Algernon Howard 12 Feb 1877 20 Jun 1935 58
Dec 1910 Claude William Henry Lowther 1872 17 Jun 1929 56
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
ESSEX
17 Apr 1660 John Bramston [kt 1661] (to 1679) 11 Sep 1611 4 Feb 1700 88
Edward Turnor c 1617 4 Mar 1676
19 Mar 1661 Sir Benjamin Ayloffe,2nd baronet 29 Aug 1592 Mar 1662 69
17 Mar 1663 Banastre Maynard,later [1699] 3rd
Baron Maynard c 1642 3 Mar 1718
25 Feb 1679 Sir Eliab Harvey 3 Jun 1635 20 Feb 1699 63
Henry Mildmay (to 1685) 25 Nov 1619 13 Dec 1692 73
12 Aug 1679 John Lamotte Honywood 21 May 1647 16 Jan 1694 46
14 Apr 1685 Sir William Maynard,1st baronet 6 Oct 1641 7 Nov 1685 44
Sir Thomas Fanshawe 8 Jun 1628 29 Mar 1705 76
15 Jan 1689 Henry Mildmay (to 1693) 25 Nov 1619 13 Dec 1692 73
John Wroth c 1646 6 Mar 1708
11 Mar 1690 Sir Francis Masham,3rd baronet (to 1698) c 1646 7 Feb 1723
10 Jan 1693 John Lamotte Honywood 21 May 1647 16 Jan 1694 46
23 Feb 1694 Sir Charles Barrington,5th baronet (to 1705) c 1671 29 Jan 1715
29 Jul 1698 Edward Bullock 24 Jun 1663 6 Dec 1705 42
14 Jan 1701 Sir Francis Masham,3rd baronet (to 1710) c 1646 7 Feb 1723
15 May 1705 Henry Howard,styled Baron Howard de Walden,
later [1706] 1st Earl of Bindon and [1709]
6th Earl of Suffolk 1670 19 Sep 1718 48
21 Jan 1707 Thomas Middleton (to 1713) 12 Sep 1676 29 Apr 1715 38
24 Oct 1710 Sir Richard Child,3rd baronet,later [1718] 1st
Viscount Castlemaine [I] and [1731] 1st Earl
Tylney of Castlemaine [I] (to 1722) 5 Feb 1680 Mar 1750 70
25 Aug 1713 Sir Charles Barrington,5th baronet c 1671 29 Jan 1715
8 Feb 1715 Thomas Middleton 12 Sep 1676 29 Apr 1715 38
31 May 1715 William Harvey [he was unseated on petition 18 Dec 1663 31 Oct 1731 67
in favour of Robert Honywood 18 May 1716]
18 May 1716 Robert Honywood (to 1727) by 1676 Jan 1735
27 Mar 1722 William Harvey 18 Dec 1663 31 Oct 1731 67
5 Sep 1727 Richard Child,1st Viscount Castlemaine [I] later
[1731] 1st Earl Tylney of Castlemaine [I] 5 Feb 1680 Mar 1750 70
Sir Robert Abdy,3rd baronet (to 1748) 8 Apr 1688 27 Aug 1748 60
8 May 1734 Thomas Bramston c 1690 14 Nov 1765
14 Jul 1747 William Harvey (to 1763) 9 Jun 1714 11 Jun 1763 49
13 Dec 1748 Sir John Abdy,4th baronet c 1714 1 Apr 1759
8 May 1759 Sir William Maynard,4th baronet (to 1772) 19 Apr 1722 18 Jan 1772 49
13 Dec 1763 John Luther (to 1784) c 1739 13 Jan 1786
25 Feb 1772 John Conyers 13 Dec 1717 8 Sep 1775 57
28 Nov 1775 William Harvey 10 Sep 1754 24 Apr 1779 24
11 May 1779 Thomas Berney Bramston (to 1802) 7 Dec 1733 12 Mar 1813 79
6 Apr 1784 John Bullock (to 1810) 31 Dec 1731 28 Dec 1809 77
12 Jul 1802 Eliab Harvey (to 1812) 5 Dec 1758 20 Feb 1830 71
16 Feb 1810 John Archer-Houblon (to 1820) 1 Dec 1773 31 May 1831 57
19 Oct 1812 Charles Callis Western,later [1833] 1st Baron
Western (to 1832) 9 Aug 1767 4 Nov 1844 77
13 Mar 1820 Sir Eliab Harvey 5 Dec 1758 20 Feb 1830 71
11 Mar 1830 Thomas Gardiner Bramston 24 Jul 1770 3 Feb 1831 60
23 Aug 1830 John Tyssen Tyrell,later [1832] 2nd baronet 21 Dec 1795 19 Sep 1877 81
11 May 1831 William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley,later
[1845] 4th Earl of Mornington 22 May 1788 1 Jul 1857 69
COUNTY SPLIT INTO NORTH
& SOUTH DIVISIONS 1832
ESSEX EAST
28 Nov 1868 James Round (to 1885) 6 Apr 1842 25 Dec 1916 74
Samuel Brise Ruggles Brise 29 Dec 1825 28 May 1899 73
25 Aug 1883 Charles Hedley Strutt 18 Apr 1849 19 Dec 1926 77
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "CHELMSFORD","EPPING","ESSEX SOUTH-
EAST","HARWICH","MALDON","ROMFORD",
"SAFFRON WALDEN" AND
"WALTHAMSTOW"
ESSEX NORTH
24 Dec 1832 Sir John Tyssen Tyrell,2nd baronet (to 1857) 1795 19 Sep 1877 82
Alexander Baring,later [1835] 1st Baron
Ashburton 27 Oct 1774 12 May 1848 73
4 May 1835 John Payne Elwes 13 May 1798 26 Aug 1849 51
29 Jul 1837 Charles Gray Round 28 Jan 1797 1 Dec 1867 70
12 Aug 1847 William Beresford (to 1865) 17 Apr 1797 6 Oct 1883 86
31 Mar 1857 Charles du Cane [kt 1875] (to 1868) 5 Dec 1825 25 Feb 1889 63
24 Jul 1865 Sir Thomas Burch Western,1st baronet 22 Aug 1795 30 May 1873 77
SPLIT INTO EAST & WEST DIVISIONS 1868
BUT REVIVED 1997
1 May 1997 Bernard Christison Jenkin 9 Apr 1959
NAME ALTERED TO "HARWICH AND NORTH
ESSEX" 2010
ESSEX SOUTH
20 Dec 1832 Robert Westley Hall Dare (to 1836) 20 May 1836
Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard,1st baronet 6 Jan 1762 25 Jun 1857 95
19 Jan 1835 Thomas William Bramston (to 1865) 1796 21 May 1871 74
9 Jun 1836 George Palmer c 1771 12 May 1853
9 Aug 1847 Sir Edward North Buxton,2nd baronet 16 Sep 1812 11 Jun 1858 45
19 Jul 1852 Sir William Bowyer-Smijth,11th baronet 22 Apr 1814 20 Nov 1883 69
4 Apr 1857 Richard Baker Wingfield Baker 1801 15 Mar 1880 78
7 May 1859 John Watlington Perry Watlington 1823 24 Feb 1882 58
22 Jul 1865 Henry John Selwin-Ibbetson,later [1869] 7th
baronet and [1892] 1st Baron Rookwood 26 Sep 1826 15 Jan 1902 75
Lord Eustace Henry Brownlow
Gascoyne-Cecil 24 Apr 1834 3 Jul 1921 87
16 Nov 1868 Richard Baker Wingfield Baker 1801 15 Mar 1880 78
Andrew Johnston 1835 1895 60
10 Feb 1874 Thomas Charles Baring 16 May 1831 2 Apr 1891 59
William Thomas Makins,later [1903]
1st baronet 16 Mar 1840 2 Feb 1906 65
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "CHELMSFORD","EPPING","ESSEX SOUTH-
EAST","HARWICH","MALDON","ROMFORD",
"SAFFRON WALDEN" AND
"WALTHAMSTOW"
ESSEX SOUTH-EAST
5 Dec 1885 William Thomas Makins,later [1903]
1st baronet 16 Mar 1840 2 Feb 1906 65
15 Jul 1886 Frederic Carne Rasch,later [1903] 1st
baronet 9 Nov 1847 26 Sep 1914 66
10 Oct 1900 Edward Tufnell 13 Jun 1848 15 Aug 1909 61
22 Jan 1906 Rowland Edward Whitehead 1 Sep 1863 9 Oct 1942 79
21 Jan 1910 John Hendley Morrison Kirkwood 11 May 1877 7 Feb 1924 46
16 Mar 1912 Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness,styled
Viscount Elveden,later [1927] 2nd Earl of Iveagh 29 Mar 1874 14 Sep 1967 93
14 Dec 1918 Frank Hilder 3 Oct 1864 23 Apr 1951 86
6 Dec 1923 Philip Christopher Hoffman 26 Jun 1878 20 Apr 1959 80
29 Oct 1924 Herbert William Looker 2 Dec 1871 13 Dec 1951 80
30 May 1929 John Richard Anthony Oldfield 5 Jul 1899 11 Dec 1999 100
27 Oct 1931 Henry Victor Alpin MacKinnon Raikes [kt 1953] 19 Jan 1901 18 Apr 1986 85
26 Jul 1945 Raymond Jones Gunter 30 Aug 1909 12 Apr 1977 67
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950,
BUT REVIVED 1955
26 May 1955 Bernard Richard Braine [kt 1972],later [1992]
Baron Braine of Wheatley [L] 24 Jun 1914 5 Jan 2000 85
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
ESSEX WEST
19 Nov 1868 Lord Eustace Henry Brownlow
Gascoyne-Cecil 24 Apr 1834 3 Jul 1921 87
Henry John Selwin-Ibbetson,later [1869] 7th
baronet and [1892] 1st Baron Rookwood 26 Sep 1826 15 Jan 1902 75
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "CHELMSFORD","EPPING","ESSEX SOUTH-
EAST","HARWICH","MALDON","ROMFORD",
"SAFFRON WALDEN" AND
"WALTHAMSTOW"
ETON & SLOUGH (BUCKINGHAMSHIRE)
26 Jul 1945 Benn Wolfe Levy 7 Mar 1900 7 Dec 1973 73
23 Feb 1950 Archibald Fenner Brockway,later [1964]
Baron Brockway [L] 1 Nov 1888 28 Apr 1988 99
15 Oct 1964 Sir Anthony John Charles Meyer,3rd
baronet 27 Oct 1920 24 Dec 2004 84
31 Mar 1966 Joan Lestor,later [1997] Baroness Lestor
of Eccles [L] 13 Nov 1931 27 Mar 1998 66
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
EVERTON (LIVERPOOL)
25 Nov 1885 Edward Whitley 1825 14 Jan 1892 66
15 Feb 1892 John Archibald Willox [kt 1897] 1842 9 Jun 1905 62
22 Feb 1905 John Sutherland Harmood-Banner [kt 1913],
later [1924] 1st baronet 8 Sep 1847 24 Feb 1927 79
29 Oct 1924 Herbert Charles Woodcock 2 Jun 1871 18 Jan 1950 78
30 May 1929 Derwent Hall-Caine [kt 1933],later [1937]
1st baronet 12 Sep 1891 2 Dec 1971 80
27 Oct 1931 Frank Hornby 15 May 1863 21 Sep 1936 73
14 Nov 1935 Bertie Victor Kirby 2 May 1887 1 Sep 1953 66
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
EVESHAM (WORCESTERSHIRE)
4 Apr 1660 John Egioke c 1616 22 Dec 1663
Sir Thomas Rous,1st baronet 27 Mar 1608 27 May 1676 68
11 Apr 1661 William Sandys (to 1670) c 1607 Dec 1669
Sir Abraham Cullen.1st baronet c 1624 28 Aug 1668
29 Oct 1669 Sir John Hanmer,later [1678] 3rd baronet c 1627 12 Aug 1701
(to 1679) Election declared void 22 Nov 1669.
At the subsequent by-election held on 7 Dec
1669,Hanmer was again elected
22 Feb 1670 Sir James Rushout,1st baronet (to 1685) 22 Mar 1644 16 Feb 1698 53
4 Feb 1679 Henry Parker,later [1697] 2nd baronet 25 Jul 1638 25 Oct 1713 75
17 Feb 1681 Edward Rudge 22 May 1630 Oct 1696 66
17 Mar 1685 Henry Parker,later [1697] 2nd baronet 25 Jul 1638 25 Oct 1713 75
Sir John Matthewes c 1630 28 Mar 1694
27 Feb 1690 Sir James Rushout,1st baronet (to 1698) 22 Mar 1644 16 Feb 1698 53
Edward Rudge 22 May 1630 Oct 1696 66
2 Nov 1695 Sir Henry Parker,2nd baronet (to Jan 1701) 25 Jul 1638 25 Oct 1713 75
11 Mar 1698 John Rudge (to Nov 1701) 15 Oct 1669 22 Mar 1740 70
16 Jan 1701 Sir James Rushout,2nd baronet (to 1702) c 1676 11 Dec 1705 29
26 Nov 1701 Hugh Parker (to 1708) 16 Dec 1673 2 Jan 1713 39
22 Jul 1702 John Rudge (to 1734) 15 Oct 1669 22 Mar 1740 70
11 May 1708 Sir Edward Goodere,1st baronet (to 1715) 1657 29 Mar 1739 81
26 Jan 1715 John Deacle c 1664 25 Oct 1723
24 Mar 1722 Sir John Rushout,4th baronet (to 1768) 6 Feb 1685 2 Feb 1775 89
30 Apr 1734 William Taylor c 1697 17 Apr 1741
7 May 1741 Edward Rudge 22 Oct 1703 6 Jun 1763 59
15 Apr 1754 John Porter c 1711 11 Apr 1756
23 Apr 1756 Edward Rudge 22 Oct 1703 6 Jun 1763 59
2 Apr 1761 John Rushout,later [1775] 5th baronet and
[1797] 1st Baron Northwick (to 1796) 23 Jul 1738 20 Oct 1800 62
21 Mar 1768 George Durant 20 Nov 1731 4 Aug 1780 48
18 Oct 1774 Henry Seymour 21 Oct 1729 14 Apr 1807 77
23 Sep 1780 Charles William Boughton Rouse (Rouse Boughton
from 1794),later [1794] 9th baronet 16 Dec 1747 26 Feb 1821 73
3 Jul 1790 Thomas Thompson (to 1802) 1767 29 Jul 1818 51
6 Jun 1796 Charles Thellusson (to 1806) 2 Feb 1770 2 Nov 1815 45
12 Jul 1802 Patrick Crauford Bruce 24 Jan 1748 30 Mar 1820 72
3 Nov 1806 William Manning (to 1818) 1 Dec 1763 17 Apr 1835 71
Humphrey Howorth 9 Nov 1749 14 Sep 1827 77
13 May 1807 Sir Manasseh Masseh Lopes,1st baronet 27 Jan 1755 26 Mar 1831 76
[he was unseated on petition in favour of
Humphrey Howorth 22 Feb 1808]
22 Feb 1808 Humphrey Howorth (to 1820) 9 Nov 1749 14 Sep 1827 77
2 Jul 1818 William Edward Rouse-Boughton,later [1821]
10th baronet [he was unseated on petition 14 Sep 1788 22 May 1856 67
in favour of Sir Charles Cockerell 23 Feb 1819]
23 Feb 1819 Sir Charles Cockerell,1st baronet (to Dec 1830) 18 Feb 1755 6 Jan 1837 81
6 Mar 1820 Sir William Edward Rouse-Boughton,10th
baronet 14 Sep 1788 22 May 1856 67
16 Jun 1826 Edward Davis (Davis-Protheroe from 1845) 1798 18 Aug 1852 54
4 Aug 1830 Archibald Kennedy,styled Lord Kennedy 4 Jun 1794 12 Aug 1832 38
[Both sitting members (Cockerell and
Kennedy) were unseated on petition 22 Dec
1830. Writ suspended until May 1831]
6 May 1831 Sir Charles Cockerell,1st baronet (to 1837) 18 Feb 1755 6 Jan 1837 81
Thomas Hudson 18 Oct 1772 14 Apr 1852 79
6 Jan 1835 Peter Borthwick (to 1838) [following the 13 Sep 1805 18 Dec 1852 47
general election in Jul 1837,he was unseated
on petition in favour of Lord Arthur Marcus
Cecil Hill 20 Mar 1838]
4 Feb 1837 George Rushout-Bowles,later [1859] 3rd
Baron Northwick (to 1841) 30 Aug 1811 18 Nov 1887 76
20 Mar 1838 Lord Arthur Marcus Cecil Hill,
later [1860] 3rd Baron Sandys (to 1852) 28 Jan 1798 10 Apr 1863 65
30 Jun 1841 Peter Borthwick 13 Sep 1805 18 Dec 1852 47
29 Jul 1847 Sir Henry Pollard Willoughby,3rd baronet 17 Nov 1796 23 Mar 1865 68
(to 1865)
7 Jul 1852 Charles Lennox Granville Berkeley 30 Mar 1806 25 Sep 1896 90
11 Jul 1855 Edward Holland (to 1868) 12 Feb 1806 5 Jan 1875 68
4 Apr 1865 James Bourne,later [1880] 1st baronet 8 Oct 1812 14 Mar 1882 69
(to 1880)
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1868
1 Apr 1880 Daniel Rawlinson Ratcliff [his election was 1839
declared void 8 Jun 1880]
9 Jul 1880 Augustus Frederick Lehmann [he was 22 Aug 1891
unseated on petition in favour of Frederick
Dixon Dixon-Hartland 6 Jan 1881]
6 Jan 1881 Frederick Dixon Dixon-Hartland,later [1892]
1st baronet 1 May 1832 15 Nov 1909 77
3 Dec 1885 Sir Richard Temple,1st baronet 8 Mar 1826 15 Mar 1902 76
Jul 1892 Sir Edmund Anthony Harley Lechmere,3rd
baronet 8 Dec 1826 18 Dec 1894 68
22 Jan 1895 Charles Wigram Long 1842 13 Dec 1911 69
25 Jan 1910 Bolton Meredith Eyres-Monsell,later [1935]
1st Viscount Monsell 22 Feb 1881 21 Mar 1969 88
14 Nov 1935 Rupert de la Bere [kt 1952],later [1953]
1st baronet 16 Jun 1893 25 Feb 1978 84
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
EXCHANGE (LIVERPOOL)
25 Nov 1885 Laurence Richardson Baily 9 Jul 1815 18 Apr 1887 71
2 Jul 1886 David Duncan 1831 30 Dec 1886 55
26 Jan 1887 Ralph Neville [kt 1906] 1848 13 Oct 1918 70
18 Jul 1895 John Charles Bigham,later [1916] 1st Viscount
Mersey 3 Aug 1840 3 Sep 1929 89
10 Nov 1897 Charles McArthur May 1844 3 Jul 1910 66
16 Jan 1906 Richard Robert Cherry 19 Mar 1859 10 Feb 1923 63
18 Jan 1910 Max Muspratt,later [1922] 1st baronet 3 Feb 1872 20 Apr 1934 62
Dec 1910 Leslie Frederic Scott [kt 1922] 29 Oct 1869 19 May 1950 80
30 May 1929 Sir James Philip Reynolds,1st baronet 17 Feb 1865 12 Dec 1932 67
19 Jan 1933 John Joseph Shute [kt 1935] 1873 13 Sep 1948 75
26 Jul 1945 Elizabeth Margaret Braddock 24 Sep 1899 13 Nov 1970 71
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page
18 Jun 1970 Robert Parry 8 Jan 1933 9 Mar 2000 67
NAME ALTERED TO "SCOTLAND
EXCHANGE" FEB 1974
EXCHANGE (MANCHESTER)
14 Dec 1918 Sir John Scurrah Randles 25 Dec 1857 11 Feb 1945 87
15 Nov 1922 Sir Edwin Forsyth Stockton 18 Mar 1873 4 Dec 1939 66
6 Dec 1923 Robert Noton Barclay [kt 1936] 11 May 1872 24 Nov 1957 85
29 Oct 1924 Edward Brocklehurst Fielden 10 Jun 1857 31 Mar 1942 84
14 Nov 1935 Peter Thorp Eckersley 2 Jul 1904 13 Aug 1940 36
21 Sep 1940 Thomas Henry Hewlett 23 Nov 1882 25 May 1956 73
26 Jul 1945 Norman Harold Lever,later [1979] Baron Lever
of Manchester [L] 15 Jan 1914 6 Aug 1995 81
23 Feb 1950 William Griffiths 7 Apr 1912 14 Apr 1973 61
27 Jun 1973 Frank Hatton 25 Sep 1921 16 May 1978 56
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
EXETER (DEVON)
Apr 1660 John Maynard 18 Jul 1604 8 Oct 1690 86
Thomas Bampfield c 1623 8 Oct 1693
Richard Ford
Double return between Maynard and Ford.
Maynard declared elected 4 Jun 1660
16 Apr 1661 Robert Walker c 1597 23 Aug 1673
Sir James Smyth (to 1679) c 1621 18 Nov 1681
20 Nov 1673 Thomas Walker c 1632 24 Nov 1682
25 Feb 1679 William Glyde 20 Aug 1710
Malachi Pyne c 1683
22 Feb 1681 Sir Thomas Carew 19 Jul 1624 25 Jul 1681 57
Thomas Walker c 1632 24 Nov 1682
17 Mar 1685 James Walker c 1635 16 Jan 1692
Sir Edward Seymour,4th baronet (to 1695) 1633 17 Feb 1708 74
14 Jan 1689 Henry Pollexfen c 1632 15 Jun 1691
6 Jun 1689 Christopher Bale by Dec 1708
12 Nov 1695 Edward Seyward 28 Oct 1634 1 Mar 1704 69
Joseph Tily [kt 1696] c 1654 Jan 1708
16 Aug 1698 Sir Edward Seymour,4th baronet 1633 17 Feb 1708 74
(to Apr 1708)
Sir Bartholomew Shower 14 Dec 1658 4 Dec 1701 42
27 Jan 1702 John Snell (to May 1708) c 1638 26 Aug 1717
13 Apr 1708 John Harris (to 1710) c 1675 1714
11 May 1708 Nicholas Wood 1742
24 Oct 1710 Sir Coplestone Warwick Bampfylde,3rd baronet c 1689 7 Oct 1727
John Snell c 1638 26 Aug 1717
4 Sep 1713 John Rolle 8 Dec 1679 6 May 1730 50
Francis Drewe (to 1734) c 1674 13 Sep 1734
8 Feb 1715 John Bampfylde 8 Apr 1691 17 Sep 1750 59
27 Mar 1722 John Rolle 8 Dec 1679 6 May 1730 50
5 Sep 1727 Samuel Molyneux 16 Jul 1689 13 Apr 1728 38
25 May 1728 John Belfield 21 Dec 1669 19 Oct 1751 81
7 May 1734 John King,later [1734] 2nd Baron King of Ockham 13 Jan 1706 10 Feb 1740 34
Thomas Balle (to 1741) 28 Jun 1671 11 Jun 1749 77
11 Mar 1735 Sir Henry Northcote,5th baronet (to 1743) 1710 24 May 1743 32
26 May 1741 Humphrey Sydenham (to 1754) 24 Oct 1694 12 Aug 1757 62
20 Dec 1743 Sir Richard Warwick Bampfylde,4th baronet 21 Nov 1722 15 Jul 1776 53
1 Jul 1747 John Tuckfield (to 1767) c 1719 6 Dec 1767
19 Apr 1754 John Rolle Walter (to 1776) c 1714 30 Nov 1779
19 Dec 1767 William Spicer c 1735 21 Oct 1788
17 Mar 1768 John Buller 28 Feb 1745 26 Nov 1793 48
7 Oct 1774 Sir Charles Warwick Bampfylde,5th baronet 23 Jan 1753 19 Apr 1823 70
(to 1790)
9 Nov 1776 John Baring (to 1802) 5 Oct 1730 29 Jan 1816 85
17 Jun 1790 James Buller 14 May 1766 18 Aug 1827 61
27 May 1796 Sir Charles Warwick Bampfylde,5th baronet 23 Jan 1753 19 Apr 1823 70
(to 1812)
5 Jul 1802 James Buller (to 1818) 14 May 1766 18 Aug 1827 61
6 Oct 1812 William Courtenay (to Feb 1826) 19 Jun 1777 19 Mar 1859 81
20 Jun 1818 Robert William Newman,later [1836] 1st
baronet (to Jun 1826) 18 Aug 1776 24 Jan 1848 71
9 Feb 1826 Samuel Trehawke Kekewich (to 1830) 31 Oct 1796 1 Jun 1873 76
10 Jun 1826 Lewis William Buck (to 1832) 25 Apr 1784 25 Apr 1858 74
29 Jul 1830 James Wentworth Buller (to 1835) 1 Oct 1798 13 Mar 1865 66
12 Dec 1832 Edward Divett (to 1864) 25 Jul 1864
8 Jan 1835 Sir William Webb Follett 2 Feb 1798 28 Jun 1845 47
7 Jul 1845 Sir John Thomas Buller Duckworth,2nd
baronet 17 Mar 1809 29 Nov 1887 78
27 Mar 1857 Richard Sommers Gard (to 1865) 1797 16 Dec 1868 71
4 Aug 1864 Edward Baldwin Courtenay,styled Viscount
Courtenay,later [1888] 12th Earl of Devon 7 May 1836 15 Jan 1891 54
(to 1868)
11 Jul 1865 John Duke Coleridge [kt 1868],later [1874]
1st Baron Coleridge (to 1873) 3 Dec 1821 14 Jun 1894 72
16 Nov 1868 Edgar Alfred Bowring (to 1874) 1826 8 Aug 1911 85
11 Dec 1873 Arthur Mills (to 1880) 20 Jul 1816 12 Oct 1898 82
5 Feb 1874 John George Johnson 1829
2 Apr 1880 Edward Johnson 1833 2 Nov 1894 61
Henry Stafford Northcote,later [1887] 1st
baronet and [1900] 1st Baron Northcote 18 Nov 1846 29 Sep 1911 64
(to 1899)
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1885
6 Nov 1899 Sir Edgar Vincent,later [1926] 1st Viscount
D'Abernon 19 Aug 1857 1 Nov 1941 84
17 Jan 1906 Sir George William Kekewich 1 Apr 1841 5 Jul 1921 80
17 Jan 1910 Henry Edward Duke,later [1925] 1st Baron
Merrivale 5 Nov 1855 20 May 1939 83
Dec 1910 Richard Harold St.Maur 1869 5 Apr 1927 57
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of the page which contains
details of the Dukes of Somerset. For further
information about this election,see the note
at the foot of this page
11 Apr 1911 Henry Edward Duke,later [1925] 1st Baron
Merrivale 5 Nov 1855 20 May 1939 83
7 May 1918 Sir Robert Hunt Stapylton Dudley Lydston
Newman,4th baronet,later [1931] 1st
Baron Mamhead of Exeter 27 Oct 1871 2 Nov 1945 74
27 Oct 1931 Arthur Conrad Reed [kt 1945] 1881 15 Jan 1961 79
26 Jul 1945 John Cyril Maude 3 Apr 1901 16 Aug 1986 85
25 Oct 1951 Rolf Dudley Dudley-Williams (Williams until 1964),
later [1964] 1st baronet 17 Jun 1908 8 Oct 1987 79
31 Mar 1966 Gwyneth Patricia Dunwoody 12 Dec 1930 17 Apr 2008 77
18 Jun 1970 John Gordon Hannam [kt 1992] 2 Aug 1929
1 May 1997 Benjamin Peter James Bradshaw 30 Aug 1960
EYE (SUFFOLK)
5 Apr 1660 Charles Cornwallis,later [1662] 2nd Baron
Cornwallis 19 Apr 1632 13 Apr 1673 40
Sir George Reeve,later [1663] 1st baronet c 1618 c Oct 1678
(to 1678)
20 Jan 1662 Charles Cornwallis c 1619 28 Aug 1675
3 Nov 1675 Robert Reeve,later [1678] 2nd baronet (to 1679) 29 Jun 1652 19 Aug 1688 36
8 Nov 1678 Sir Charles Gawdy,1st baronet c 1635 15 Sep 1707
22 Aug 1679 Charles Fox 2 Jan 1660 21 Sep 1713 53
George Walsh c 1621 12 Nov 1692
Sir Charles Gawdy,1st baronet c 1635 15 Sep 1707
Sir Robert Reeve,2nd baronet 29 Jun 1652 19 Aug 1688 36
Double return. Fox and Walsh declared
elected 8 Dec 1680
26 Feb 1681 Sir Charles Gawdy,1st baronet (to 1689) c 1635 15 Sep 1707
Sir Robert Reeve,2nd baronet 29 Jun 1652 19 Aug 1688 36
21 Mar 1685 Sir John Rous,2nd baronet c 1656 8 Apr 1730
10 Jan 1689 Thomas Knyvett Feb 1656 28 Sep 1693 37
Henry Poley (to 1695) 5 Jan 1654 7 Aug 1707 53
8 Mar 1690 Thomas Davenant (to 1697) 25 Jul 1697
7 Nov 1695 Charles Cornwallis,later [1698] 4th Baron
Cornwallis (to 1698) c 1675 20 Jan 1722
14 Dec 1697 Sir Joseph Jekyll (to 1713) 3 Oct 1662 19 Aug 1738 75
3 Jun 1698 Spencer Compton,later [1730] 1st Earl
of Wilmington c 1674 2 Jul 1743
10 Oct 1710 Thomas Maynard (to 1715) c 1686 6 Sep 1742
1 Sep 1713 Edward Hopkins (to 1727) 5 Jan 1675 17 Jan 1736 61
1 Feb 1715 Thomas Smith 1686 3 Aug 1728 42
24 Mar 1722 Spencer Compton,later [1730] 1st Earl c 1674 2 Jul 1743
of Wilmington [he was also returned for Sussex,
for which he chose to sit]
3 Nov 1722 James Cornwallis 16 Sep 1701 28 May 1727 25
18 Aug 1727 Stephen Cornwallis 23 Dec 1703 12 May 1743 39
John Cornwallis (to 1747) 23 Dec 1706 9 Jun 1768 61
9 Dec 1743 Edward Cornwallis (to 1749) 22 Feb 1713 14 Jan 1776 62
19 Jun 1747 Roger Townshend 5 Jun 1708 7 Aug 1760 52
15 Feb 1748 Nicholas Hardinge (to 1758) 7 Feb 1699 9 Apr 1758 59
5 May 1749 Sir Courthorpe Clayton (to Mar 1761) c 1706 22 Mar 1762
25 Apr 1758 Henry Townshend 26 Sep 1736 24 Jun 1762 25
25 Jan 1760 Charles Cornwallis,styled Viscount Brome,
later [1792] 1st Marquess Cornwallis (to 1762) 31 Dec 1738 5 Oct 1805 66
30 Mar 1761 Henry Cornwallis 10 Sep 1740 Apr 1761 20
4 Dec 1761 Henry Townshend 26 Sep 1736 24 Jun 1762 25
1 Dec 1762 Joshua Allen,5th Viscount Allen [I] (to 1770) 26 Apr 1728 1 Feb 1816 87
Richard Burton (Phillipson from 1766) c 1723 18 Aug 1792
18 Mar 1768 William Cornwallis (to Mar 1774) 20 Feb 1744 5 Jul 1819 75
14 Apr 1770 Richard Phillipson (to 1792) c 1723 18 Aug 1792
22 Mar 1774 Francis Godolphin Osborne,styled Marquess of
Carmarthen,later [1776] Baron Osborne and
[1789] 5th Duke of Leeds 29 Jan 1751 31 Jan 1799 48
10 Oct 1774 John St.John c 1746 8 Oct 1793
8 Sep 1780 Arnoldus Jones-Skelton c 1750 23 Mar 1793
3 Apr 1782 William Cornwallis 20 Feb 1744 5 Jul 1819 75
2 Apr 1784 Peter Bathurst 8 Jan 1723 20 Dec 1801 78
19 Jun 1790 William Cornwallis (to Jan 1807) 20 Feb 1744 5 Jul 1819 75
11 Sep 1792 Peter Bathurst 8 Jan 1723 20 Dec 1801 78
6 Nov 1795 Charles Cornwallis,styled Viscount Brome,
later [1805] 2nd Marquess Cornwallis 19 Oct 1774 9 Aug 1823 48
27 May 1796 Mark Singleton 1762 17 Jul 1840 78
30 Oct 1799 James Cornwallis,later [1824] 5th Earl Cornwallis 20 Sep 1778 21 May 1852 73
3 Nov 1806 George Gordon, styled Marquess of Huntly,
later [1827] 5th Duke of Gordon (to Apr 1807) 2 Feb 1770 28 May 1836 66
12 Jan 1807 James Cornwallis,later [1824] 5th Earl Cornwallis
(to May 1807) 20 Sep 1778 21 May 1852 73
20 Apr 1807 Henry Wellesley,later [1828] 1st Baron Cowley
(to 1809) 20 Jan 1773 27 Apr 1847 74
7 May 1807 Mark Singleton (to 1820) 1762 17 Jul 1840 78
18 Apr 1809 Charles Arbuthnot 14 Mar 1767 18 Aug 1850 83
6 Oct 1812 Sir William Garrow 13 Apr 1760 24 Sep 1840 80
16 May 1817 Sir Robert Gifford,later [1824] 1st Baron Gifford
(to 1824) 24 Feb 1779 4 Sep 1826 47
8 Mar 1820 Sir Miles Nightingall (to 1829) 25 Dec 1768 12 Sep 1829 60
13 Feb 1824 Sir Edward Kerrison,1st baronet (to 1852) 30 Jul 1776 9 Mar 1853 76
19 Oct 1829 Sir Philip Charles Sidney,later [1835] 1st
Baron de L'Isle and Dudley 11 Mar 1800 4 Mar 1851 50
14 Mar 1831 William Burge c 1786 12 Nov 1849
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1832
8 Jul 1852 Edward Clarence Kerrison,later [1853] 2nd
baronet 2 Jan 1821 12 Jul 1886 65
27 Jul 1866 George William Barrington,later [1867] 7th
Viscount Barrington 14 Feb 1824 7 Nov 1886 62
1 Apr 1880 Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett [kt 1892] 20 Aug 1848 18 Jan 1902 53
4 Dec 1885 Francis Seymour Stevenson 24 Nov 1862 9 Apr 1938 75
3 Apr 1906 Weetman Harold Miller Pearson,later [1927]
2nd Viscount Cowdray 18 Apr 1882 5 Oct 1933 51
14 Dec 1918 Alexander Lyle-Samuel 10 Aug 1883 19 Nov 1942 59
6 Dec 1923 William Charles Arcedeckne Vanneck,
5th Baron Huntingfield [I] 3 Jan 1883 20 Nov 1969 86
30 May 1929 Edgar Louis Granville,later [1967] Baron
Granville of Eye [L] 12 Feb 1898 14 Feb 1998 100
25 Oct 1951 James Harwood Harrison,later [1961] 1st baronet 6 Jun 1907 11 Sep 1980 73
3 May 1979 John Selwyn Gummer,later [2010] Baron Deben [L] 26 Nov 1939
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
William Smith O'Brien, MP for Ennis 1828-1831 and Limerick County 1835-1848
The following biography is taken from the Australian monthly magazine "Parade" in its issue
for February, 1961. The article, not surprisingly, focuses on Smith O'Brien's period as a convict
in Australia. It should also be noted that, while the article consistently refers to "Tasmania,"
the correct name of the colony at that time was Van Diemen's Land - it did not become
Tasmania until 1 January 1856.
'On August 2, 1850, the schooner Victoria rode at anchor off Maria Island, on the south-east
coast of Tasmania. From the ship a small boat pulled rapidly towards the beach, where a man
was scrambling over rocks and seaweed to meet it. Suddenly a musket shot echoed in the
quiet bay. A party of soldiers emerged on to the beach, waded into the water and seized the
waiting man. From within a few yards of rescue and freedom, William Smith O'Brien, Irish
patriot and convicted rebel, was dragged back to his solitary prison and four more years of
exile.
'Smith O'Brien was the most celebrated and colourful of all the band of Irish revolutionaries
shipped to Australia after the bloody but abortive insurrection of July, 1848. Reprieved from
the gallows, he was sentenced to transportation for life, but was freed after five years, his
health broken and his political hopes crushed. O'Brien was the subject of ruthless persecution
by the Tasmanian Governor. After his own escape attempt failed he was the central figure in
plots to smuggle his comrades from under the nose of authority. He lived to quit Australia a
hero, feasted by his Irish fellow-countrymen, and having added a notable name to the long
list of political felons whom fate threw on our shores.
'William Smith O'Brien, younger son of a landowning baronet [Sir Edward O'Brien, 4th baronet],
was born in County Clare on October 17, 1803. He was always inordinately proud of his
descent from one of the oldest Irish families. Educated in England at Harrow and Cambridge,
young O'Brien grew up a staunch conservative, favouring Catholic emancipation but strongly
opposed to the wilder demands of the Irish nationalists. He fought a duel with a lieutenant of
the great "Liberator" Daniel O'Connell. When he entered Parliament in 1828, O'Brien bitterly
attacked O'Connell's campaign for political separation from Britain.
'Gradually, however, the deepening economic misery of Ireland burnt itself into the aristocratic
mind of O'Brien. The onset of the Hungry Forties completed his conversion to the patriotic
cause. When O'Connell was arrested for sedition in 1843, O'Brien was one of the founders of
the Repeal Association. Soon he was second only to the old "Liberator" on the black list of
Dublin Castle officialdom. As the spectres of famine and disease stalked hand in hand across
Ireland, O'Brien became more violent. To the Young Ireland movement, even O'Connell was a
weak and shilly-shallying compromiser.
The split came in 1846. O'Brien, young Gavan Duffy [qv] (editor of the Young Ireland journal
The Nation), Thomas Meagher, John Mitchel [qv] and others formed the Irish Confederation
and broke with O'Connell. A year later the disillusioned Liberator was dead. Civil war, which he
he had fought to avert, threatened to engulf Ireland. By 1848 the powder train of rebellion
was ready for firing. While their disease-blighted potatoes rotted in the fields, thousands of
Irish peasants lay down to die of starvation in their mud cabins. Countless numbers more fled
in great waves of emigration.
'On March 15, 1848, at a mass meeting in Dublin, O'Brien called on the Confederation to arm
against the English tyrants. A few weeks later he led a delegation to Paris, where revolution
had just hurled King Louis Philippe from the throne, and appealed to the French Republicans
for aid in throwing off the British yoke. The new French rulers cautiously refused. On April 10,
O'Brien vented his disappointment in his last and most firebrand speech in the House of
Commons. Amid a bedlam of shouts and groans, he swore that the Confederation would
proclaim an Irish Republic within a year unless its claims were met. Openly he called on
Irishmen to arm themselves for the struggle.
'In British eyes O'Brien was now a self-confessed traitor. He was arrested as soon as he
returned to Dublin, but the case collapsed when the jury disagreed. Undaunted by this escape,
O'Brien hastened on plans for the rebellion. In Dublin, the Confederation set up a military
council of five members. Early August was the date fixed for a rising all over Ireland. Lord
Clarendon, the British Lord Lieutenant. Replied by suspending the Habeas Corpus Act. Only a
handful of the Confederate chiefs escaped the net when troops swooped on their Dublin head-
quarters.
'Meeting the survivors at Ballynakill, O'Brien decided on immediate action, but already the
rebels were divided and disorganised. Failing to raise Kilkenny or Cashel, O'Brien fell back on
the rural districts. By July 25, at Mullinahone, he had mustered an "army" of peasants armed
only with pikes, clubs and a few ancient muskets. Four days later, while church bells pealed
to rouse the countryside to support, O'Brien led his pitiful rabble against 50 troops barricaded
in a house outside Ballingarry. The "battle of Widow McCormack's cabbage garden" was a
bloody fiasco. The peasants fled in panic from the soldier's volleys. In other districts the
rising petered out into sporadic murders and reprisals. With a price of 500 on his head
O'Brien eluded capture for only a week. On August 5 he was seized by a railway official on
Thurles station and sent to Clonmel to stand trial for high treason.
'His conviction was certain. On October 9, he was sentenced to death. Half a dozen of his
leading supporters were ordered to transportation to Tasmania for terms of up to 14 years.
O'Brien's sentence was commuted to transportation for life, though he declared that he
would sooner die and begged in vain that the execution be carried out.
'On July 29, 1849, with his comrades Mitchel, Meagher, McManus O'Donohue and O'Doherty,
the "most notorious traitor" Smith O'Brien sailed from Dublin Bay in the convict transport
Swift. When the ship reached Hobart, O'Brien, unlike his compatriots, refused to apply for a
ticket-of-leave by giving his parole to the Governor, Sir William Denison [1804-1871,
Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land 1847-1855 and later Governor of New South Wales
and Madras]. As a result, while the others were allowed to live in comparative liberty, O'Brien
was sent to the dreary, rock-bound penal settlement on Maria Island off the south-east coast
of Tasmania. O'Brien was confined in a tiny two-roomed hut. When he was allowed to walk for
exercise the free settlers were forbidden to speak to him on pain of being deported from their
farms. Night and day he was watched by the sentry who cooked his coarse convict rations - a
brutal ruffian who had served a long term on Norfolk Island for murder. Governor Denison
refused to allow him books or papers and even, with petty malice, prevented his sympathisers
from sending him extra food, wine and cigars from Hobart.
'Before long, O'Brien's friends, led by a Catholic priest, a doctor and several other Hobart
residents were actively planning for his escape. They smuggled news of their preparations to
the prisoner. By late July, 1850, all was ready. Captain Ellis, skipper of the schooner Victoria
bound for California, was paid 400 to anchor off Maria Island and send a boat ashore to pick
up O'Brien from the beach. O'Brien, after watching anxiously for several days, at last saw the
sail on August 2. But unfortunately his watch-dog, Corporal Hamilton, had seen it too. As the
schooner's boat pulled towards the shore, O'Brien dashed for the beach to meet it with
Hamilton and the soldiers hot on his heels. Entangled in clinging seaweed among the rocks,
O'Brien floundered helplessly till a musket shot over his head told him the attempt had failed.
Pursued by the redcoats' curses, the boat withdrew out of range.
'O'Brien was hauled back to his prison. Governor Denison, alarmed by the incident, soon
transferred him to the greater security of the main convict establishment at Port Arthur. By
now, O'Brien was "rapidly sinking in health and haunted by the ghosts of buried hopes." His
fellow exiles sent him a petition begging him to join them in accepting a ticket-of-leave. At
last the fiery rebel swallowed his pride and consented. On November 18, 1850, he stepped
ashore in Hobart Town to the cheers of a rapturous welcome from his Irish sympathisers, free
and exiled.
Denison, however, was determined to exclude him from the society of Hobart. He ordered
O'Brien to live in the New Norfolk district on the upper Derwent River [20 miles north-west of
Hobart]. Here, in lodgings at Elwin's Inn, amid the peaceful surroundings of orchards, hop-
gardens and farms, O'Brien settled down to reading, writing and talking Irish politics. His
relatives in Ireland told him that if he was prepared to "make some kind of submission" to the
British Government he would probably receive a free pardon. O'Brien ignored the hints.
'Instead, he was soon mixed up in plots to smuggle some of his comrades out of Tasmania
with Patrick Smyth, one of the 1848 rebels who had escaped to America after the collapse
of the rising. Smyth made several visits to Australia in 1852 and 1853 to organise an escape
route through American ships, and Thomas Meagher made a successful getaway to New York.
In January, 1853, Smyth was back in Tasmania, secretly conferring with O'Brien, Mitchel and
O'Donohue in Mitchel's farmhouse at Bothwell. O'Brien, a sick man, refused to stir. But by his
aid, Mitchel made his way across country disguised as a priest and escaped from Hobart in
the American brig Emma in the following July. [For further information, see the note regarding
Mitchel under the constituency of Tipperary]
'Early in 1854 Smyth turned up again in Melbourne, determined to rescue O'Brien himself. By
then, however, O'Brien and the remaining exiles had been told that conditional pardons were
on their way. In June, 1854, the pardons arrived - conditional upon the convicts agreeing
never to return to Ireland. The Government was taking no chances with O'Brien's turbulent
tongue.
'The Irish community in Australia hailed O'Brien's freedom with an outburst of rejoicing,
beginning with the presentation of an address in Launceston. When he crossed to Melbourne,
the United Irishmen of Victoria - mostly miners from the gold diggings - feasted him at a
sumptuous dinner and gave him a vase of solid gold made from Ballarat nuggets. A month
later O'Brien sailed for Europe and settled with his family in Brussels. Enfeebled by sickness
and the rigors of his confinement on Maria Island, he took little interest in Irish affairs.
'In July, 1856, he was permitted to return to his homeland. After living in retirement for
another eight years he died on June 18, 1864 while on holiday at a small inn at Bangor in
Wales. The arrival of his body in Dublin was the scene of a huge patriotic demonstration.
Weeping crowds followed the cortege to the church graveyard at Rathronan in County
Limerick.'
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Margaret Braddock, MP for Liverpool Exchange 1945-1970
Elizabeth Margaret Bamber, who was always known as Bessie, was born in Liverpool in 1899.
Her mother, Mary Bamber, was a lifelong radical and champion of underpaid working women.
Bessie later said that her earliest memories were of watching her mother ladling out free
soup to Liverpool strikers and seeing the expressions of despair on hungry faces still in the
queue when the supply ran out.
At 15, Bessie Bamber went off to her first job as a shop assistant. As she left the house her
mother shouted after her: "And don't come home until you've joined the union."
In 1922 she married Jack Braddock, who was then head of the Liverpool unemployment
committee, and later leader of the Labour Party group in the Liverpool City Council. Both
Bessie and Jack were members of the Communist Party, and the wedding date had been
decided by the Party, on the basis that "if Jack gets stuck in prison again, contact with him
will be easier if the pair of you are married."
However, in 1924, the Braddocks resigned from the Party. Bessie later became one of the
Communist Party's most vociferous critics because, she said, she was a rebel who refused
to blindly follow orders without the right of any prior discussion. In 1930, she joined her
husband as a Labour member of the Liverpool City Council and soon made her presence felt.
On one occasion, she yelled at her opponents on the Council that she wished she had a
machine-gun to turn on them. She told the Council that "we have a council rat-catcher,
but he goes after the wrong sort of rats." In order to get a proper hearing before the
Council, she would take a bell with her to the meetings and ring it loudly. Later she would
appear with a megaphone through which she bellowed to gain attention. Several times, she
was escorted from the Council chamber by police.
Despite such antics, Bessie worked tirelessly to improve the conditions of the people she
represented. At that time, Liverpool's infant mortality rate was the highest in England, and
only declined after Bessie pushed through the building of modern baby clinics. Once she
got a council flat scheme started by holding up a dead rat at a Council meeting, telling her
fellow councillors that the rat had been found crawling over a child in a slum house.
Following a stint as an ambulance driver during WW2, Bessie was returned for the Exchange
division of Liverpool in the 1945 general election. Here she continued her uncompromising
ways. In her maiden speech, she stated that "Our people are living in flea-ridden, bug-
ridden, rat-ridden, lousy hell-holes. I will agitate and kick up a row until we get rid of these
evils."
Bessie was a very large woman, weighing about 16 stones, although she was only around
5 feet, 2 inches tall, and was described as having a 50-40-50 figure. She irritated and
amused other MPs with her pugnacious tactics and stubborn refusal to see any side of a
question but her own. She had difficulty with the courtesies of Parliament, often referring
to her opponents as "the honourable old man over there."
Her weight and outsize figure made her the butt of jokes both inside and outside the House
of Commons. On one occasion, Bessie accused a 10-stone Tory member of punching her on
the shoulder during an argument in the House lobby. She added that, had this offence taken
place outside the House, "the honourable member would not have been on his feet for two
seconds." In 1953, she received a letter from the crew of the British submarine 'Scythian'
requesting a pin-up picture of her. Her sailor admirers were delighted with the pictures she
sent, one of the sailors telling a reporter that Bessie's picture had replaced those of
Marilyn Monroe and other screen sex symbols and that the sailors would rather have photos
of 'our Bessie.'
Throughout her parliamentary career, Bessie was returned at election after election, with
huge majorities. There were, however, some bumps along the road. In 1952, she became
the first female MP to be suspended from the House. In 1954, she was the only member
who refused to sign an 80th birthday presentation book honouring Sir Winston Churchill -
her reasons were that, in his early career, Churchill had been involved in attacks on the
working-class, particularly in strike-breaking incidents.
Bessie retired at the 1970 general election and died five months later. Harold Wilson summed
her up when he said that "she was as uncompromising as a steamroller."
The Exeter election of December 1910
At the declaration of the poll following voting in this election, the returning officer declared the
number of votes for each candidate as St.Maur (Liberal) - 4,786 and Duke (Unionist) - 4,782,
giving St.Maur a majority of 4
On 29 December, Duke's solicitors filed a petition on his behalf which claimed that their client
had received a majority of lawful votes, and alleging that some dead men whose names were
still on the electoral roll had been impersonated by Liberal supporters.
The petition was heard during April 1911, and during the hearing the number of votes for each
of the candidates was adjusted on several occasions, until finally the votes were tied at 4,777
each.
A final decision in the matter was reached on 11 April 1911, as reported in 'The Times' the
following day:-
'The hearing of the Exeter Election Petition....was ended yesterday and Mr. Justice Ridley and
Mr. Justice Channell announced their intention of reporting that Mr, Duke, the Unionist ex-
member, who was declared by the returning officer at the General Election to have been
defeated by Mr. St.Maur, the Liberal candidate, had been duly elected. The proceedings were
resumed amid much suppressed excitement with the votes of each candidate standing at a
total of 4,777. Various votes were challenged by St.Maur's side without success. Then with
the figures still unaltered the case for the respondent [St.Maur] was closed. Counsel for Mr.
Duke, the petitioner, immediately challenged the vote of a man who was said to have received
payment for acting as tally clerk and had voted for Mr. St.Maur. Their Lordships disallowed this
vote and the final figures were:-
Mr. H. E. Duke (U.) .. .. .. .. .. .. 4,777
Mr. H. St.Maur (L.) .. .. .. .. .. .. 4,776
Liberal majority of four converted into a Unionist majority of one'
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