THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "L"
Last updated 20/01/2014
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
LEICESTER (LEICESTERSHIRE)
13 Apr 1660 John Grey c 1628 Feb 1709
Thomas Armeston c 1606 early 1685
29 Mar 1661 Sir William Hartopp (to 1679) c 1626 after 1692
Sir John Pretyman,1st baronet c 1612 22 Dec 1676
John Grey c 1628 Feb 1709
Double return between Pretyman and Grey.
Pretyman declared elected 17 Jul 1661
2 Mar 1677 John Grey (to 1685) c 1628 Feb 1709
19 Feb 1679 Sir Henry Beaumont,2nd baronet (to 1689) 12 Apr 1638 27 Jan 1689 50
13 Mar 1685 Thomas Babington (to 1690) c 1635 16 Apr 1708
10 Jan 1689 Lawrence Carter (to 1695) Jun 1641 1 Jun 1710 68
7 Mar 1690 Sir Edward Abney (to 1698) 6 Feb 1631 3 Jan 1728 96
23 Oct 1695 Archdale Palmer 3 Dec 1661 15 Sep 1732 70
27 Jul 1698 Sir William Villiers,3rd baronet 9 Jan 1645 27 Feb 1712 67
Lawrence Carter 30 Sep 1671 14 Mar 1744 72
24 Nov 1701 James Winstanley (to 1719) c 1667 22 Jan 1719
Lawrence Carter Jun 1641 1 Jun 1710 68
20 Jul 1702 Sir George Beaumont,4th baronet (to 1737) c 1664 9 Apr 1737
3 Feb 1719 Thomas Noble c 1656 3 May 1730
21 Mar 1722 Lawrence Carter 30 Sep 1671 14 Mar 1744 72
27 Jan 1727 Thomas Boothby-Skrymsher c 1698 6 Jun 1751
21 Aug 1727 George Wrighte (to 1766) c 1706 Jan 1766
27 Apr 1737 James Wigley 10 Aug 1700 21 Jun 1765 64
23 Dec 1765 Anthony James Keck (to 1768) c 1740 18 Feb 1782
27 Jan 1766 John Darker c 1722 8 Feb 1784
6 Apr 1768 Booth Grey (to Apr 1784) 15 Aug 1740 4 Mar 1802 61
Eyre Coote [kt 1770] 1726 27 Apr 1783 56
10 Oct 1774 John Darker c 1722 8 Feb 1784
14 Feb 1784 Shukburgh Ashby 6 Oct 1724 28 Jan 1792 67
3 Apr 1784 John Macnamara 8 Jun 1756 3 May 1818 61
Charles Loraine-Smith 1 Apr 1751 24 Aug 1835 84
25 Jun 1790 Thomas Boothby Parkyns,later [1795] 1st
Baron Rancliffe [I] 24 Jul 1755 17 Nov 1800 45
Samuel Smith (to 1818) 14 Apr 1754 12 Mar 1834 79
17 Dec 1800 Thomas Babington 18 Dec 1758 21 Nov 1837 78
16 Jun 1818 John Mansfield 13 Mar 1778 9 Jan 1839 60
Thomas Pares 30 Oct 1790 26 Apr 1866 75
23 Jun 1826 Sir Charles Abney-Hastings,2nd baronet 1 Oct 1792 30 Jul 1858 65
(to 1831)
Robert Otway-Cave 1 Mar 1796 29 Nov 1844 48
2 Aug 1830 William Evans (to 1835) 17 Jan 1788 8 Apr 1856 68
4 May 1831 Wynne Ellis Jul 1790 20 Nov 1875 85
9 Jan 1835 Edward Goulburn 1787 24 Aug 1868 81
Thomas Gladstone,later [1851] 2nd baronet 25 Jul 1804 20 Mar 1889 84
26 Jul 1837 Samuel Duckworth 3 Dec 1847
Sir John Easthope,1st baronet (to 1847) 29 Oct 1784 11 Dec 1865 81
22 Mar 1839 Wynne Ellis Jul 1790 20 Nov 1875 85
30 Jul 1847 Sir Joshua Walmsley 1794 17 Nov 1871 77
Richard Gardner 1813 4 Jun 1856 42
[Election declared void 1 Jun 1848]
2 Sep 1848 Richard Harris 1777 2 Feb 1854 76
John Ellis 3 Aug 1789 26 Oct 1862 73
9 Jul 1852 Sir Joshua Walmsley (to 1857) 1794 17 Nov 1871 77
Richard Gardner 1813 4 Jun 1856 42
18 Jun 1856 John Biggs (to 1862) 1801 4 Jun 1871 69
30 Mar 1857 John Dove Harris 1809 20 Nov 1878 69
2 May 1859 Joseph William Noble 1799 6 Jan 1861 61
7 Feb 1861 William Unwin Heygate (to 1865) 12 Mar 1825 2 Mar 1902 76
17 Feb 1862 Peter Alfred Taylor (to 1884) 30 Jul 1819 20 Dec 1891 72
13 Jul 1865 John Dove Harris 1809 20 Nov 1878 69
6 Feb 1874 Alexander McArthur (to 1892) 10 Mar 1814 1 Aug 1909 95
26 Jun 1884 James Allanson Picton (to 1894) 8 Aug 1832 4 Feb 1910 77
Jul 1892 Sir James Whitehead,1st baronet 2 Mar 1834 20 Oct 1917 83
29 Aug 1894 Henry Broadhurst (to Mar 1906) 13 Apr 1840 11 Oct 1911 71
Walter Hazell 1843 12 Feb 1919 75
2 Oct 1900 Sir John Fowke Lancelot Rolleston 26 Mar 1848 9 Apr 1919 71
15 Jan 1906 James Ramsay Macdonald (to 1918) 12 Oct 1866 9 Nov 1937 71
29 Mar 1906 Franklin Thomasson 1873 29 Oct 1941 68
17 Jan 1910 Eliot Crawshay-Williams 4 Sep 1879 11 May 1962 82
27 Jun 1913 Gordon Hewart [kt 1916],later [1940] 1st
Viscount Hewart 7 Jan 1870 5 May 1943 73
SPLIT INTO 3 DIVISIONS 1918
SEE BELOW
LEICESTER EAST
14 Dec 1918 Sir Gordon Hewart,later [1940] 1st Viscount
Hewart 7 Jan 1870 5 May 1943 73
30 Mar 1922 George Banton 1856 19 Apr 1932 75
15 Nov 1922 Henry Arthur Evans [kt 1944] 24 Sep 1898 25 Sep 1958 60
6 Dec 1923 George Banton 1856 19 Apr 1932 75
29 Oct 1924 John de Vere Loder,later [1936] 2nd Baron
Wakehurst 5 Feb 1895 30 Oct 1970 75
30 May 1929 Edward Frank Wise 3 Jul 1885 5 Nov 1933 48
27 Oct 1931 Abraham Montagu Lyons 10 Feb 1894 29 Nov 1961 67
26 Jul 1945 Terence Norbert Donovan,later [1964]
Baron Donovan [L] 13 Jun 1898 12 Dec 1971 73
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950,
BUT REVIVED FEB 1974
28 Feb 1974 Thomas George Bradley 13 Apr 1926 9 Sep 2002 76
9 Jun 1983 Peter Nigel Edward Bruinvels 30 Mar 1950
11 Jun 1987 Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz 26 Nov 1956
LEICESTER NORTH EAST
23 Feb 1950 Terence Norbert Donovan,later [1964]
Baron Donovan [L] 13 Jun 1898 12 Dec 1971 73
28 Sep 1950 Arwyn Lynn Ungoed-Thomas [kt 1951] 29 Jun 1904 4 Dec 1972 68
12 Jul 1962 Thomas George Bradley 13 Apr 1926 9 Sep 2002 76
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
LEICESTER NORTH WEST
23 Feb 1950 Barnett Janner [kt 1961],later [1970] Baron
Janner [L] 20 Jun 1892 4 May 1982 89
18 Jun 1970 Greville Ewan Janner,later [1997] Baron Janner
of Braunstone [L] 11 Jul 1928
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
LEICESTER SOUTH
14 Dec 1918 Thomas Andrew Blane 1881 19 Aug 1940 59
15 Nov 1922 William George Waterhouse Reynolds 1860 3 Sep 1928 68
6 Dec 1923 Ronald Wilberforce Allen [kt 1932] 24 Nov 1889 10 Aug 1936 46
29 Oct 1924 Charles Waterhouse 1 Jul 1893 2 Mar 1975 81
26 Jul 1945 Herbert William Bowden,later [1967] Baron
Aylestone [L] 20 Jan 1905 30 Apr 1994 89
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950,
BUT REVIVED FEB 1974
28 Feb 1974 Thomas Gray Boardman,later [1980] Baron
Boardman [L] 12 Jan 1919 10 Mar 2003 84
10 Oct 1974 James Marshall 13 Mar 1941 27 May 2004 63
9 Jun 1983 Derek Harold Spencer [kt 1992] 31 Mar 1936
11 Jun 1987 James Marshall 13 Mar 1941 27 May 2004 63
15 Jul 2004 Parmjit Singh Gill 20 Dec 1966
5 May 2005 Sir Peter Alfred Soulsby 27 Dec 1948
5 May 2011 Jonathan Ashworth 14 Oct 1978
LEICESTER SOUTHEAST
23 Feb 1950 Charles Waterhouse 1 Jul 1893 2 Mar 1975 81
28 Nov 1957 William John Peel [kt 1973] 16 Jun 1912 8 May 2004 91
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
LEICESTER SOUTHWEST
23 Feb 1950 Herbert William Bowden,later [1967] Baron
Aylestone [L] 20 Jan 1905 30 Apr 1994 89
2 Nov 1967 Thomas Gray Boardman,later [1980] Baron
Boardman [L] 12 Jan 1919 10 Mar 2003 84
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
LEICESTER WEST
14 Dec 1918 Joseph Frederick Green 5 Jul 1855 1 May 1932 76
15 Nov 1922 Alfred Hill 1867 14 Jul 1945 78
6 Dec 1923 Frederick William Pethick-Lawrence,
later [1945] 1st Baron Pethick-Lawrence 28 Dec 1871 10 Sep 1961 89
27 Oct 1931 Ernest Harold Pickering 1881 31 Jan 1957 75
14 Nov 1935 Harold George Nicholson 21 Nov 1886 1 May 1968 81
26 Jul 1945 Barnett Janner [kt 1961],later [1970] Baron
Janner [L] 20 Jun 1892 4 May 1982 89
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950,
BUT REVIVED FEB 1974
28 Feb 1974 Greville Ewan Janner,later [1997] Baron Janner
of Braunstone [L] 11 Jul 1928
1 May 1997 Patricia Hope Hewitt 2 Dec 1948
6 May 2010 Elizabeth Louise Kendall 1971
LEICESTERSHIRE
22 Apr 1660 Thomas Merry c 1605 c Oct 1682
Matthew Babington 17 May 1612 27 Sep 1669 57
21 Mar 1661 John Manners,styled Baron Roos,later [1670]
9th Earl of Rutland and [1703] 1st Duke of
of Rutland (to Apr 1679) 29 May 1638 10 Jan 1711 72
George Faunt 4 Nov 1697
27 Feb 1679 John Manners,styled Baron Roos,later [1670]
9th Earl of Rutland and [1703] 1st Duke
of Rutland [his election was declared 29 May 1638 10 Jan 1711 72
void 15 Apr 1679]
Bennet Sherard,2nd Baron Sherard [I] (to 1695) 30 Nov 1621 15 Jan 1700 78
24 Apr 1679 Sir John Hartopp,3rd baronet 31 Oct 1637 1 Apr 1722 84
19 Mar 1685 John Verney c 1652 31 Oct 1707
14 Jan 1689 Sir Thomas Halford,3rd baronet c 1663 30 May 1690
13 Mar 1690 Sir Thomas Hesilrige,4th baronet 1664 11 Jul 1700 36
14 Nov 1695 John Verney (to 1701) c 1652 31 Oct 1707
George Ashby 16 Jul 1656 11 Feb 1728 71
21 Jul 1698 John Wilkins 13 May 1661 19 Feb 1726 64
4 Dec 1701 John Manners,styled Baron Roos until 1703,then
Marquess of Granby,later [1711] 2nd Duke of
Rutland 18 Sep 1676 22 Feb 1721 44
Bennet Sherard,3rd Baron Sherard later [1719]
1st Earl of Harborough 9 Oct 1677 16 Oct 1732 55
16 Jul 1702 John Verney c 1652 31 Oct 1707
John Wilkins (to 1708) 13 May 1661 19 Feb 1726 64
4 Dec 1707 George Ashby 16 Jul 1656 11 Feb 1728 71
20 May 1708 Sir Geoffrey Palmer,later [1713] 3rd baronet 12 Jun 1655 29 Dec 1732 77
(to 1713)
Sir Gilbert Pickering,3rd baronet c 1669 29 Feb 1736
5 Oct 1710 John Manners,styled Marquess of Granby,
later [1711] 2nd Duke of Rutland 18 Sep 1676 22 Feb 1721 44
22 Feb 1711 Sir Thomas Cave,3rd baronet (to 1719) 9 Apr 1681 21 Apr 1719 38
3 Sep 1713 Robert Shirley,styled Viscount Tamworth 28 Dec 1692 5 Jul 1714 21
5 Aug 1714 Sir Geoffrey Palmer,3rd baronet (to 1722) 12 Jun 1655 29 Dec 1732 77
17 Dec 1719 Lord William Manners (to May 1734) 13 Nov 1697 23 Apr 1772 74
5 Apr 1722 Edmund Morris c 1686 30 Jul 1759
17 Aug 1727 Sir Clobery Noel c 1695 30 Jul 1733
5 Feb 1734 Ambrose Phillipps (to 1738) c 1707 6 Nov 1737
16 May 1734 Edward Smith (to 1762) c 1704 15 Feb 1762
16 Feb 1738 Harry Grey,styled Baron Grey of Groby,later
[1739] 4th Earl of Stamford 18 Jun 1715 30 May 1768 52
20 Dec 1739 Heneage Finch,styled Baron Guernsey,later
[1757] 3rd Earl of Aylesford 6 Nov 1715 9 May 1777 61
7 May 1741 Sir Thomas Cave,5th baronet 27 May 1712 7 Aug 1778 66
6 Jul 1747 Wrightson Mundy c 1712 18 Jun 1762
2 May 1754 Sir Thomas Palmer,4th baronet (to 1765) 1702 14 Jun 1765 62
25 Mar 1762 Sir Thomas Cave,5th baronet (to 1774) 27 May 1712 7 Aug 1778 66
26 Dec 1765 Sir John Palmer,5th baronet (to 1780) 20 Feb 1735 11 Feb 1817 81
20 Oct 1774 Thomas Noel,later [1774] 2nd Viscount
Wentworth 18 Nov 1745 17 Apr 1815 69
12 Jan 1775 John Peach-Hungerford (to 1790) 1719 3 Jun 1809 89
14 Sep 1780 William Pochin (to 1798) 7 Apr 1731 10 Sep 1798 67
28 Jun 1790 Sir Thomas Cave,7th baronet 6 Oct 1766 16 Jan 1792 25
27 Feb 1792 Penn Assheton Curzon 31 Jan 1757 3 Sep 1797 40
25 Oct 1797 George Anthony Legh-Keck (to 1818) 15 Jul 1774 4 Sep 1860 86
1 Nov 1798 Sir Edmund Cradock-Hartopp,1st baronet 21 Apr 1749 10 Jun 1833 84
6 Nov 1806 Lord Robert William Manners (to 1831) 14 Dec 1781 15 Nov 1835 53
26 Jun 1818 Charles March-Phillipps 28 May 1779 24 Apr 1862 82
14 Mar 1820 George Anthony Legh-Keck 15 Jul 1774 4 Sep 1860 86
10 May 1831 Charles March-Phillipps 28 May 1779 24 Apr 1862 82
Thomas Paget 30 Dec 1778 25 Nov 1862 83
COUNTY SPLIT INTO NORTH &
SOUTH DIVISIONS 1832
LEICESTERSHIRE NORTH
24 Dec 1832 Lord Robert William Manners 14 Dec 1781 15 Nov 1835 53
Charles March-Phillipps (to 1837) 28 May 1779 24 Apr 1862 82
29 Dec 1835 Lord Charles Henry Somerset Manners
(to 1852) 24 Oct 1780 25 May 1855 74
2 Aug 1837 Edward Basil Farnham (to 1859) 19 Apr 1799 13 May 1879 80
14 Jul 1852 Charles Cecil John Manners,styled Marquess
of Granby,later [1857] 6th Duke of Rutland 16 May 1815 3 Mar 1888 72
22 Mar 1857 Lord John James Robert Manners,later [1888]
7th Duke of Rutland (to 1885) 13 Dec 1818 4 Aug 1906 87
9 May 1859 Edward Bourchier Hartopp 14 Dec 1808 1868 59
23 Nov 1868 Samuel William Clowes 27 Jan 1821 31 Dec 1898 77
14 Apr 1880 Edwyn Sherard Burnaby 1830 31 May 1883 52
16 Jun 1883 Montagu Curzon 21 Sep 1846 1 Sep 1907 60
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "BOSWORTH","HARBOROUGH",
"LOUGHBOROUGH" AND "MELTON"
LEICESTERSHIRE NORTH WEST
9 Jun 1983 David Glyn Ashby 14 May 1940
1 May 1997 David Leslie Taylor [following his death the 22 Aug 1946 26 Dec 2009 63
seat remained vacant until the May 2010
General Election]
6 May 2010 Andrew James Bridgen 28 Oct 1964
LEICESTERSHIRE SOUTH
15 Dec 1832 Sir Henry Halford,2nd baronet (to 1857) 1797 22 May 1868 70
Edward Dawson 14 Mar 1802 1 Jun 1859 57
15 Jan 1835 Thomas Frewen Turner 26 Aug 1811 14 Oct 1870 59
18 Feb 1836 Charles William Packe (to 1867) 23 Sep 1792 27 Oct 1867 75
30 Mar 1857 George Augustus Frederick Louis Howe,styled
Viscount Curzon,later [1870] 2nd Earl Howe
(to 1870) 16 Jan 1821 4 Feb 1876 55
30 Nov 1867 Thomas Tertius Paget 27 Dec 1807 16 Oct 1892 84
26 Nov 1868 Albert Pell (to 1885) 12 Mar 1820 7 Apr 1907 87
13 Jun 1870 William Unwin Heygate 12 Mar 1825 2 Mar 1902 76
9 Apr 1880 Thomas Tertius Paget 27 Dec 1807 16 Oct 1892 84
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "BOSWORTH","HARBOROUGH",
"LOUGHBOROUGH" AND "MELTON"
BUT RE-CREATED 2010
6 May 2010 Andrew Robert George Robathan 17 Jul 1951
LEIGH (LANCASHIRE)
1 Dec 1885 Caleb Wright 1810 18 Apr 1898 87
24 Jul 1895 Charles Prestwich Scott 26 Oct 1846 1 Jan 1932 85
22 Jan 1906 John Fowler Leece Brunner,later [1919]
2nd baronet 24 May 1865 16 Jan 1929 63
26 Jan 1910 Peter Wilson Raffan 1863 23 Jun 1940 76
15 Nov 1922 Henry Twist 30 Jan 1870 16 May 1934 64
6 Dec 1923 John Joseph Tinker 1875 30 Jul 1957 82
26 Jul 1945 Harold Boardman 12 Jun 1907 1 Aug 1994 87
3 May 1979 Lawrence Francis Cunliffe 25 Mar 1929
7 Jun 2001 Andrew Murray Burnham 7 Jan 1970
LEITH (EDINBURGH)
18 Dec 1832 John Archibald Murray [kt 1839] 1779 7 Mar 1859 79
22 Apr 1839 Andrew Rutherfurd 13 Dec 1791 13 Dec 1854 63
14 Apr 1851 James Moncreiff,later [1871] 1st baronet
and [1874] 1st Baron Moncreiff 29 Nov 1811 27 Apr 1895 83
30 Apr 1859 William Miller,later [1874] 1st baronet 25 Mar 1809 10 Oct 1887 78
18 Nov 1868 Robert Andrew Macfie 4 Oct 1811 17 Feb 1893 81
7 Feb 1874 Donald Robert Macgregor 1824 9 Dec 1889 65
29 Jan 1878 Andrew Grant 1830 Oct 1924 94
30 Nov 1885 William Jacks 18 Mar 1841 9 Aug 1907 66
2 Jul 1886 William Ewart Gladstone [he was also 29 Dec 1809 19 May 1898 88
returned for Midlothian, for which he chose
to sit]
20 Aug 1886 Ronald Crauford Munro-Ferguson [kt 1914],later
[1920] 1st Viscount Novar 6 Mar 1860 30 Mar 1934 74
26 Feb 1914 George Welsh Currie 9 Feb 1870 3 Jun 1950 80
14 Dec 1918 William Wedgwood Benn,later [1942] 1st
Viscount Stansgate 10 May 1877 17 Nov 1960 83
23 Mar 1927 Alfred Ernest Brown 27 Aug 1881 16 Feb 1962 80
26 Jul 1945 James Hutchison Hoy,later [1970] Baron Hoy [L] 21 Jan 1909 7 Aug 1976 67
18 Jun 1970 Ronald King Murray,later [1979] Lord Murray 15 Jun 1922
[Lord of Session]
3 May 1979 Ronald Duncan McLaren Brown 29 Jun 1940 3 Aug 2007 67
9 Apr 1992 Malcolm George Richardson Chisholm 7 Mar 1949
NAME ALTERED TO "EDINBURGH
NORTH AND LEITH" 1997
LEITRIM
1801 Nathaniel Clements,styled Viscount Clements
later [1804] 2nd Earl of Leitrim (to 1805) 9 May 1768 31 Dec 1854 86
Theophilus Jones 1729 8 Dec 1811 82
24 Jul 1802 Peter Latouche (to 1806) c 1775 11 Feb 1830
5 Feb 1805 Henry John Clements (to 1818) 16 Jul 1781 12 Jan 1843 61
21 Nov 1806 William Gore (Ormsby-Gore from Oct 1814) 14 Mar 1779 4 May 1860 81
18 May 1807 John Latouche (to 1820) by Apr 1775 30 Jan 1820
15 Jul 1818 Luke White (to 1824) c 1750 25 Feb 1824
21 Mar 1820 John Marcus Clements (to 1826) 4 May 1789 17 Nov 1833 44
5 Apr 1824 Samuel White (to 1847) c 1784 29 May 1854
20 Jun 1826 Robert Bermingham Clements,styled Viscount
Clements May 1805 24 Jan 1839 33
16 Aug 1830 John Marcus Clements 1789 1833 44
24 Dec 1832 Robert Bermingham Clements,styled Viscount
Clements May 1805 24 Jan 1839 33
6 Mar 1839 William Sydney Clements,styled Viscount
Clements,later [1854] 3rd Earl of Leitrim 17 Oct 1806 2 Apr 1878 71
12 Aug 1847 Edward King Tenison 1805 19 Jun 1878 72
Charles Skeffington Clements 1807 29 Sep 1877 70
26 Jul 1852 Hugh Lyons Montgomery 1816 16 Jul 1882 66
John Brady (to 1880) 1812
17 Apr 1858 William Richard Ormsby-Gore,later [1876]
2nd Baron Harlech 3 Mar 1819 27 Jun 1904 85
17 Jul 1876 Francis O'Beirne (to 1885) 11 Apr 1899
10 Apr 1880 Arthur Loftus Tottenham 5 Apr 1838 4 Dec 1887 49
SPLIT INTO NTH & STH DIVISIONS 1885
RE-UNITED 1918
14 Dec 1918 James Nicholas Dolan 1884 13 Jul 1955 71
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
LEITRIM NORTH
5 Dec 1885 Michael Conway 1844
Jul 1892 Patrick Aloysius McHugh [at the general 29 Sep 1858 30 May 1909 50
election in Jan 1906, he was also returned
for Sligo North, for which he chose to sit]
28 Feb 1906 Charles Joseph Dolan 18 Aug 1881 Jun 1963 81
17 Feb 1908 Francis Edward Meehan 17 Sep 1868 22 Dec 1946 78
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
LEITRIM SOUTH
9 Dec 1885 Luke Patrick Hayden 1850 23 Jun 1897 46
Jul 1892 Jasper Tully 1858 16 Sep 1938 80
16 Jan 1906 Thomas Francis Smyth 8 May 1875 Dec 1937 62
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
LEIX (QUEEN'S COUNTY)
3 Dec 1885 Richard Lalor 1823 13 Nov 1893 70
Jul 1892 Mark Antony MacDonnell 1854 9 Jul 1906 52
19 Jan 1906 Patrick Aloysius Meehan 1852 10 May 1913 60
9 Jun 1913 Patrick Joseph Meehan 28 Mar 1877
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
LEOMINSTER (HEREFORDSHIRE)
7 Apr 1660 John Birch 7 Sep 1615 10 May 1691 75
Edward Pytts c 1606 3 Nov 1672
9 Apr 1661 Ranald Grahme c 1605 late 1685
Humphrey Cornewall 14 Jul 1616 7 Jul 1688 71
10 Feb 1679 James Pytts c 1627 early 1686
John Dutton Colt (to 1685) 16 Mar 1643 19 Apr 1722 79
10 Sep 1679 Thomas Coningsby,later [1692] 1st Baron
Coningsby [I] and [1719] 1st Earl Coningsby 2 Nov 1657 1 May 1729 71
(to 1710)
23 Mar 1685 Robert Cornewall 17 Jun 1647 9 Nov 1705 58
16 Jan 1689 John Dutton Colt 16 Mar 1643 19 Apr 1722 79
29 Jul 1698 Edward Harley 7 Jun 1664 30 Aug 1735 71
8 Jan 1701 John Dutton Colt [he was unseated on petition 16 Mar 1643 19 Apr 1722 79
in favour of Edward Harley 3 Apr 1701]
3 Apr 1701 Edward Harley (to 1722) 7 Jun 1664 30 Aug 1735 71
7 Oct 1710 Edward Bangham c 1659 c 1712
4 Sep 1713 Henry Gorges c 1665 14 Mar 1718
1 Feb 1715 Thomas Coningsby,1st Baron Coningsby [I]
later [1719] 1st Earl Coningsby 2 Nov 1657 1 May 1729 71
19 Mar 1717 George Caswall [his election was declared 22 Sep 1742
void 30 May 1717. At the subsequent
by-election held on 17 Jun 1717,Caswall was
again returned. He was later expelled from
the House on 10 Mar 1721]
24 Mar 1721 William Bateman,later [1725] 1st Viscount
Bateman [I] c 1695 Dec 1744
27 Mar 1722 Sir Archer Croft,2nd baronet 3 Apr 1683 10 Dec 1753
Sir George Caswall (to 1741) 22 Sep 1742
22 Aug 1727 William Bateman,1st Viscount Bateman [I] c 1695 Dec 1744
29 Apr 1734 Robert Harley c 1706 15 Mar 1774
8 May 1741 John Caswall c 1701 18 Mar 1742
Capel Hanbury (to 1747) 2 Dec 1707 7 Dec 1765 58
29 Mar 1742 Robert Harley c 1706 15 Mar 1774
30 Jun 1747 Robert de Cornwall 21 Apr 1700 11 Apr 1756 55
James Peachey 5 Nov 1683 16 Feb 1771 87
17 Apr 1754 Sir Charles Hanbury-Williams 8 Dec 1708 2 Nov 1759 50
Richard Gorges (to 1761) c 1730 1780
1 Dec 1759 Chase Price (to 1767) c 1731 28 Jun 1777
27 Mar 1761 Jenison Shafto (to Mar 1768) c 1728 13 May 1771
21 Mar 1767 Edward Willes 6 Nov 1723 14 Jan 1787 63
6 Feb 1768 John Carnac (to 1774) c 1720 29 Nov 1809
16 Mar 1768 John Bateman,2nd Viscount Bateman [I]
(to 1784) Apr 1721 2 Mar 1802 80
8 Oct 1774 Thomas Hill 28 Sep 1721 23 Aug 1776 54
27 Sep 1776 Frederick Cornewall (Walker-Cornewall
from 1781) 13 Apr 1752 Mar 1783 30
9 Sep 1780 Richard Payne Knight c 1750 23 Apr 1824
3 Apr 1784 John Hunter (to 1797) c 1724 16 Dec 1802
Penn Assheton Curzon 31 Jan 1757 3 Sep 1797 40
21 Jun 1790 John Sawyer [he was unseated on petition c 1762 26 Feb 1845
in favour of Richard Beckford 28 Mar 1791]
28 Mar 1791 Richard Beckford 12 Aug 1796
30 May 1796 George Augustus Pollen (to 1802) Jan 1775 7 Apr 1808 33
For information on the death of this MP,see
the note at the foot of the page containing
details of the members for Reigate,under the
note regarding Philip Yorke,Viscount Royston
14 Jun 1797 William Taylor c 1753 1 May 1825
7 Jul 1802 John Lubbock (to 1812) 20 Aug 1744 24 Feb 1816 71
Charles Kinnaird,later [1805] 8th Lord Kinnaird 12 Apr 1780 12 Dec 1826 46
31 Jan 1806 William Lamb,later [1828] 2nd Viscount
Melbourne 15 Mar 1779 24 Nov 1848 69
1 Nov 1806 Henry Bonham 31 Jul 1765 9 Apr 1830 64
9 Oct 1812 John William Lubbock,later [1816] 2nd baronet 27 Dec 1773 22 Oct 1840 66
(to 1820)
John Harcourt c Jan 1826
25 Jun 1818 Sir William Cuningham-Fairlie,7th baronet c 1777 1 Feb 1837
[he was unseated on petition in favour of John
Harcourt 15 Feb 1819]
15 Feb 1819 John Harcourt c Jan 1826
11 Mar 1820 Beaumont Hotham,3rd Baron Hotham [I]
(to 1831) 9 Aug 1794 12 Dec 1870 76
Sir William Cuningham-Fairlie,7th baronet c 1777 1 Feb 1837
14 Jun 1826 Beaumont Hotham,3rd Baron Hotham [I] 9 Aug 1794 12 Dec 1870 76
Thomas Bish 1780 Jan 1843 62
Rowland Stephenson [his seat was declared 19 May 1782 2 Jul 1856 74
vacant 4 Feb 1830]
For further information on this MP, see
the note at the foot of this page.
Double return. Hotham and Stephenson
declared elected 16 Feb 1827
11 Feb 1830 John Ward 22 Dec 1779 24 Feb 1855 75
2 Aug 1830 William Marshall 26 May 1796 16 May 1872 75
3 May 1831 William Bertram Evans (to 1832) 23 Nov 1801 22 Nov 1850 48
Thomas Brayen 1 Jan 1800 28 Jan 1864 64
22 Dec 1831 Beaumont Hotham,3rd Baron Hotham [I]
(to 1841) 9 Aug 1794 12 Dec 1870 76
10 Dec 1832 Thomas Bish 1780 Jan 1843 62
25 Jul 1837 Charles Greenaway (to 1845) 25 Nov 1859
28 Jun 1841 James Wigram [kt 1842] 5 Nov 1793 29 Jul 1866 72
8 Feb 1842 George Arkwright (to 1856) 1807 5 Feb 1856 48
26 Apr 1845 Henry Barkly 24 Feb 1815 20 Oct 1898 83
6 Feb 1849 Frederick Peel [kt 1869] 26 Oct 1823 6 Jun 1906 82
7 Jul 1852 John George Phillimore (to 1857) 5 Jan 1808 27 Apr 1865 57
19 Feb 1856 Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy,later [1878] 1st
Viscount Cranbrook and [1892] 1st Earl of 1 Oct 1814 30 Oct 1906 92
Cranbrook [at the general election in Jul 1865,he
was also returned for Oxford University,for which
he chose to sit]
27 Mar 1857 John Pollard Willoughby,later [1865] 4th
baronet 21 Apr 1799 15 Sep 1866 67
22 Oct 1858 Charles Spencer Bateman Hanbury
Kincaid-Lennox 8 Oct 1827 22 Mar 1912 84
12 Jul 1865 Arthur Walsh,later [1881] 2nd Baron
Ormathwaite (to 1868) 14 Apr 1827 27 Mar 1920 92
26 Feb 1866 Richard Arkwright (to 1875) 1835 14 Nov 1918 83
27 Apr 1868 Arthur Philip Stanhope,styled Viscount Mahon,
later [1875] 6th Earl Stanhope 13 Sep 1838 19 Apr 1905 66
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1868
16 Feb 1876 Thomas Blake 1825 31 Mar 1901 75
1 Apr 1880 James Rankin,later [1898] 1st baronet 26 Dec 1842 17 Apr 1915 72
2 Dec 1885 Thomas Duckham 26 Sep 1816 2 Mar 1902 85
7 Jul 1886 James Rankin,later [1898] 1st baronet 26 Dec 1842 17 Apr 1915 72
18 Jan 1906 Edmund George Lamb 8 Jul 1863 3 Jan 1925 61
20 Jan 1910 Sir James Rankin,1st baronet 26 Dec 1842 17 Apr 1915 72
18 Mar 1912 Henry FitzHerbert Wright 9 Oct 1870 23 Feb 1947 76
14 Dec 1918 Charles Lionel Atkins Ward-Jackson 31 Jan 1869 28 Apr 1930 61
15 Nov 1922 Ernest Whittome Shepperson [kt 1929],later
[1945] 1st baronet 4 Oct 1874 22 Aug 1949 74
26 Jul 1945 Sir Archer Ernest Baldwin 30 Dec 1883 27 Mar 1966 82
8 Oct 1959 Clive Bossom,later [1965] 2nd baronet 4 Feb 1918
28 Feb 1974 Peter Temple-Morris,later [2001] Baron
Temple-Morris [L] 12 Feb 1938
7 Jun 2001 William David Wiggin 4 Jun 1966
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 2010
LEWES (SUSSEX)
c Apr 1660 Nizel Rivers 19 May 1614 11 Jan 1695 80
Sir John Stapley,1st baronet (to 1679) 29 Jun 1628 22 Aug 1701 73
23 Mar 1661 Sir Thomas Woodcock 31 Mar 1622 15 Mar 1680 57
13 Feb 1679 William Morley 10 Sep 1653 23 May 1679 25
Richard Bridger (to 1695) 13 Feb 1620 8 Jan 1699 78
13 Aug 1679 Thomas Pelham,later [1706] 1st Baron Pelham c 1653 23 Feb 1712
of Laughton (to Nov 1702) [at the general
election in Jul 1702,Pelham was also returned for
Sussex,for which he chose to sit]
12 Nov 1695 Henry Pelham c 1661 1 Apr 1721
7 Jan 1701 Sir Thomas Trevor,later [1712] 1st Baron Trevor 8 Mar 1658 19 Jun 1730 72
21 Nov 1701 Henry Pelham c 1661 1 Apr 1721
15 Jul 1702 Richard Payne (to 1708) 31 Jan 1661 18 Mar 1725 64
24 Nov 1702 Sir Nicholas Pelham c 1650 8 Nov 1739
9 May 1705 Thomas Pelham (to 1741) c 1678 10 Dec 1759
3 May 1708 Peter Gott [he was also returned for 22 May 1653 16 Apr 1712 59
Sussex,for which he chose to sit]
6 Dec 1708 Samuel Gott 20 Apr 1682 by Mar 1725 42
4 Oct 1710 Peter Gott 22 May 1653 16 Apr 1712 59
5 May 1712 John Morley Trevor 31 Aug 1681 7 Apr 1719 37
21 Apr 1719 Philip Yorke,later [1754] 1st Earl of Hardwicke 1 Dec 1690 6 Mar 1764 73
24 Mar 1722 Henry Pelham c 1694 2 Jun 1725
27 Jan 1726 Sir Nicholas Pelham c 1650 8 Nov 1739
14 Aug 1727 Thomas Pelham c 1705 21 Dec 1737
13 Feb 1738 John Trevor (to 1743) c 1717 Sep 1743
2 May 1741 Thomas Pelham c 1705 1 Aug 1743
6 Dec 1743 Sir John Shelley,4th baronet 5 Mar 1692 6 Sep 1771 79
Sir Francis Poole (to 1763) c 1682 15 Feb 1763
27 Jun 1747 Thomas Sergison (to 1766) 20 Feb 1701 13 Dec 1766 65
21 Feb 1763 William Plumer (to 1768) 24 May 1736 17 Jan 1822 85
23 Dec 1766 Lord Edward Charles Bentinck 3 Mar 1744 8 Oct 1819 75
16 Mar 1768 Thomas Hampden,later [1783] 2nd Viscount
Hampden 11 Sep 1746 20 Aug 1824 77
Thomas Hay (to 1780) 3 Jul 1733 9 Feb 1786 52
11 Oct 1774 Sir Thomas Miller,5th baronet 5 May 1731 4 Sep 1816 85
12 Sep 1780 Henry Pelham 10 Jul 1759 16 Jan 1797 37
Thomas Kemp (to 1802) 25 Sep 1745 3 May 1811 65
26 May 1796 John Cressett-Pelham c 1769 29 Aug 1838
23 Aug 1802 Lord Francis Godolphin Osborne,later [1832] 1st
Baron Godolphin 18 Oct 1777 15 Feb 1850 72
Henry Shelley (to 1812) 12 Apr 1767 31 Dec 1811 44
29 Oct 1806 Thomas Kemp 25 Sep 1745 3 May 1811 65
10 May 1811 Thomas Read Kemp (to 1816) 23 Dec 1782 20 Dec 1844 61
13 Jan 1812 Sir George Shiffner (to 1826) 17 Nov 1762 3 Feb 1842 79
13 Mar 1816 Sir John Shelley,6th baronet (to 1831) 3 Mar 1772 28 Mar 1852 80
10 Jun 1826 Thomas Read Kemp (to 1837) 23 Dec 1782 20 Dec 1844 61
29 Apr 1831 Sir Charles Richard Blunt,4th baronet (to 1840) 6 Dec 1775 29 Feb 1840 64
21 Apr 1837 Henry Fitzroy (to 1841) 2 May 1807 22 Dec 1859 52
9 Mar 1840 George John Frederick Sackville,styled
Viscount Cantilupe 26 Apr 1814 25 Jun 1850 36
30 Jun 1841 Summers Harford [he was unseated on 2 Jun 1873
petition in favour of Henry Fitzroy 21 Mar 1842]
Sir Howard Elphinstone,2nd baronet (to 1847) 9 Jun 1804 16 Mar 1893 88
21 Mar 1842 Henry Fitzroy (to 1860) 2 May 1807 22 Dec 1859 52
17 Mar 1847 Robert Perfect 1790 29 Jul 1875 85
6 Jul 1852 Henry Bouverie William Brand,later [1884] 1st
Viscount Hampden of Glynde (to 1868) 24 Dec 1814 14 Mar 1892 77
16 Jan 1860 John George Blencowe 1818 28 Apr 1900 81
13 Jul 1865 Walter John Pelham,styled Baron Pelham,
later [1886] 4th Earl of Chichester (to 1874) 22 Sep 1838 28 May 1902 63
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1868
6 Feb 1874 William Langham Christie 31 May 1830 28 Nov 1913 83
5 Dec 1885 Sir Henry Fletcher (Aubrey-Fletcher from 1903),
4th baronet 24 Sep 1835 19 May 1910 74
16 Jun 1910 William Robert Campion [kt 1924] 3 Jul 1870 2 Jan 1951 80
9 Jul 1924 Tufton Percy Hamilton Beamish 26 Jul 1874 2 May 1951 76
27 Oct 1931 John de Vere Loder,later [1936] 2nd Baron
Wakehurst 5 Feb 1895 30 Oct 1970 75
18 Jun 1936 Tufton Percy Hamilton Beamish 26 Jul 1874 2 May 1951 76
26 Jul 1945 Sir Tufton Victor Hamilton Beamish,
later [1974] Baron Chelwood [L] 27 Jan 1917 6 Apr 1989 72
28 Feb 1974 Timothy John Rankin Rathbone 17 Mar 1933 12 Jul 2002 69
1 May 1997 Norman John Baker 26 Jul 1957
LEWISHAM
25 Nov 1885 William Heneage Legge,styled Viscount
Lewisham,later [1891] 6th Earl of Dartmouth 6 May 1851 11 Mar 1936 84
26 Aug 1891 John Penn 30 Mar 1848 21 Nov 1903 55
15 Dec 1903 Edward Feetham Milnes-Coates,later [1911] 1st
baronet 28 Feb 1853 14 Aug 1921 68
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO EAST
& WEST DIVISIONS 1918
LEWISHAM DEPTFORD
28 Feb 1974 John Ernest Silkin 18 Mar 1923 26 Apr 1987 64
11 Jun 1987 Joan Mary Ruddock [Dame 2012] 28 Dec 1943
LEWISHAM EAST
14 Dec 1918 Assheton Pownall [kt 1926] 3 Oct 1877 29 Oct 1953 76
26 Jul 1945 Herbert Stanley Morrison,later [1959] Baron
Morrison of Lambeth [L] 3 Jan 1888 6 Mar 1965 77
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
BUT REVIVED FEB 1974
28 Feb 1974 Roland Dunstan Moyle 12 Mar 1928
9 Jun 1983 Colin Berkeley Moynihan,later [1997] 4th
Baron Moynihan 13 Sep 1955
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of the page containing
details of the Moynihan peerage.
9 Apr 1992 Bridget Theresa Prentice 28 Dec 1952
6 May 2010 Heidi Alexander 17 Apr 1975
LEWISHAM NORTH
23 Feb 1950 Sir Austin Uvedale Morgan Hudson,1st
baronet 6 Feb 1897 29 Nov 1956 59
14 Feb 1957 Niall MacDermot 10 Sep 1916 22 Feb 1996 79
8 Oct 1959 Christopher John Chataway [kt 1995] 31 Jan 1931 19 Jan 2014 82
31 Mar 1966 Roland Dunstan Moyle 12 Mar 1928
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
LEWISHAM SOUTH
23 Feb 1950 Herbert Stanley Morrison,later [1959] Baron
Morrison of Lambeth [L] 3 Jan 1888 6 Mar 1965 77
8 Oct 1959 Carol Alfred Johnson 24 Nov 1903 30 Jul 2000 96
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
LEWISHAM WEST
14 Dec 1918 Sir Edward Feetham Milnes-Coates,1st baronet 1853 14 Aug 1921 68
13 Sep 1921 Sir Philip Dawson 6 Oct 1866 24 Sep 1938 71
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page
24 Nov 1938 Henry Brooke,later [1966] Baron Brooke
of Cumnor [L] 9 Apr 1903 29 Mar 1984 80
26 Jul 1945 Arthur Massey Skeffington 4 Sep 1909 18 Feb 1971 61
23 Feb 1950 Henry Alfred Price 3 Jan 1911 4 Dec 1982 71
15 Oct 1964 Patrick Michael Ernest David McNair-
Wilson [kt 1989] 28 May 1929
31 Mar 1966 James McCulloch York Dickens 4 Apr 1931 5 Apr 2013 82
18 Jun 1970 John Selwyn Gummer,later [2010] Baron Deben [L] 26 Nov 1939
28 Feb 1974 Christopher Price 26 Jan 1932
9 Jun 1983 John Cradock Maples,later [2010] Baron
Maples [L] 22 Apr 1943 9 Jun 2012 69
9 Apr 1992 James Patrick Dowd 5 Mar 1951
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 2010
LEWISHAM WEST AND PENGE
6 May 2010 James Patrick Dowd 5 Mar 1951
LEYTON
23 Feb 1950 Reginald William Sorensen,later [1964] Baron
Sorensen [L] 19 Jun 1891 8 Oct 1971 80
21 Jan 1965 Ronald Carlile Buxton 20 Aug 1923
31 Mar 1966 Patrick Chrestien Gordon-Walker,
later [1974] Baron Gordon-Walker [L] 7 Apr 1907 2 Dec 1980 73
28 Feb 1974 Bryan Edgar Magee 12 Apr 1930
9 Jun 1983 Harry Michael Cohen 10 Dec 1949
NAME ALTERED TO "LEYTON AND WANSTEAD"
1997
LEYTON AND WANSTEAD
1 May 1997 Harry Michael Cohen 10 Dec 1949
6 May 2010 John Robert Cryer 11 Apr 1964
LEYTON EAST
14 Dec 1918 Cecil John L'Estrange Malone 7 Sep 1890 25 Feb 1965 74
For further information on this MP, see
the note at the foot of this page
15 Nov 1922 Ernest Edward Alexander 28 Jun 1872 29 Sep 1946 74
6 Dec 1923 Archibald George Church 7 Sep 1886 23 Aug 1954 67
29 Oct 1924 Ernest Edward Alexander 28 Jun 1872 29 Sep 1946 74
30 May 1929 Archibald Fenner Brockway,later [1964]
Baron Brockway [L] 1 Nov 1888 28 Apr 1988 99
27 Oct 1931 Sir Frederick Mills,1st baronet 23 Apr 1865 22 Dec 1953 88
26 Jul 1945 Albert Eric Bechervaise 15 Jul 1884 20 Dec 1966 82
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
LEYTON WEST
14 Dec 1918 Harry Wrightson 1874 29 Jan 1919 44
1 Mar 1919 Alfred Ernest Newbould Oct 1873 25 Apr 1952 78
15 Nov 1922 James Dale Cassels [kt 1939] 22 Mar 1877 7 Feb 1972 94
30 May 1929 Reginald William Sorensen,later [1964] Baron
Sorensen [L] 19 Jun 1891 8 Oct 1971 80
27 Oct 1931 Sir Wilfrid Hart Sugden 1889 27 Apr 1960 70
14 Nov 1935 Reginald William Sorensen,later [1964] Baron
Sorensen [L] 19 Jun 1891 8 Oct 1971 80
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
LICHFIELD (STAFFORDSHIRE)
c Apr 1660 Michael Biddulph (to 1661) 6 Nov 1610 3 Nov 1666 55
Daniel Watson [he was unseated on petition c 1617 Jun 1683
in favour of Thomas Minors 27 Jun 1660]
27 Jun 1660 Thomas Minors 26 Oct 1609 30 Sep 1677 67
2 May 1661 John Lane 8 Apr 1609 31 Aug 1667 58
Sir Theophilus Biddulph,1st baronet c 1612 25 Mar 1683
(to Feb 1679)
5 Dec 1667 Richard Dyott c 1619 5 Nov 1677
21 Feb 1678 Sir Henry Lyttelton,2nd baronet (to Aug 1679) c 1624 24 Jun 1693
27 Feb 1679 Michael Biddulph,later [1683] 2nd baronet 18 May 1654 2 Apr 1718 63
(to 1685)
7 Aug 1679 Daniel Finch,later [1682] 2nd Earl of Nottingham
and [1729] 7th Earl of Winchilsea 2 Jul 1647 1 Jan 1730 82
[At the general election held in Feb 1681,he
was also returned for Newtown (IOW),but
the Parliament was dissolved before he
could choose which seat to represent]
9 Apr 1685 Thomas Orme c 1637 22 May 1716
Richard Leveson 12 Jul 1659 Mar 1699 39
14 Jan 1689 Sir Michael Biddulph,2nd baronet 18 May 1654 2 Apr 1718 63
Robert Burdett,later [1696] 3rd baronet (to 1698) 11 Jan 1640 18 Jan 1716 76
27 Feb 1690 Richard Dyott 9 May 1667 13 May 1719 52
7 Nov 1695 Sir Michael Biddulph,2nd baronet (to Jan 1701) 18 May 1654 2 Apr 1718 63
11 Aug 1698 Richard Dyott (to 1708) 9 May 1667 13 May 1719 52
23 Jan 1701 William Walmisley 15 Jul 1713
27 Nov 1701 Sir Michael Biddulph,2nd baronet 18 May 1654 2 Apr 1718 63
10 May 1705 Sir Henry Gough 3 Jan 1650 24 Jan 1725 75
13 May 1708 John Cotes (to 1715) 29 Jun 1682 12 May 1756 73
Sir Michael Biddulph,2nd baronet 18 May 1654 2 Apr 1718 63
26 Oct 1710 Richard Dyott 9 May 1667 13 May 1719 52
10 Feb 1715 Walter Chetwynd c 1680 5 Feb 1732
Samuel Hill (to 1722) c 1691 21 Feb 1758
24 Apr 1718 William Sneyd [he was unseated on petition c 1693 11 Feb 1745
in favour of Walter Chetwynd 10 Dec 1718]
10 Dec 1718 Walter Chetwynd (to 1731) c 1680 5 Feb 1732
20 Mar 1722 Richard Plumer (to 1734) c 1689 25 Nov 1750
20 May 1731 George Venables-Vernon,later [1762] 1st
Baron Vernon (to 1747) 9 Feb 1710 21 Aug 1780 70
16 May 1734 Sir Rowland Hill,1st baronet 28 Sep 1705 7 Aug 1783 77
14 May 1741 Sir Lister Holte,5th baronet 26 Apr 1720 8 Apr 1770 49
2 Jul 1747 Richard Leveson-Gower 30 Apr 1726 19 Oct 1753 27
Thomas Anson (to 1770) c 1695 30 Mar 1773
24 Nov 1753 Sir Thomas Gresley,5th baronet [he was 12 Jul 1722 23 Dec 1753 31
unseated on petition in favour of Henry
Vernon 29 Jan 1754]
29 Jan 1754 Henry Vernon 13 Sep 1718 25 May 1765 46
15 Apr 1754 Granville Leveson-Gower,styled Viscount
Trentham,later [Dec 1754] 2nd Earl Gower
and [1786] 1st Marquess of Stafford 4 Aug 1721 26 Oct 1803 82
15 Jan 1755 Henry Vernon 13 Sep 1718 25 May 1765 46
30 Mar 1761 John Levett [he was unseated on petition 17 Jul 1721 22 Nov 1799 78
in favour of Hugo Meynell 1 Feb 1762]
1 Feb 1762 Hugo Meynell Jun 1735 14 Dec 1808 73
19 Mar 1768 Thomas Gilbert (to 1795) c 1719 18 Dec 1798
31 Jan 1770 George Adams (Anson from 1773) 25 Jul 1731 27 Oct 1789 58
5 Dec 1789 Thomas Anson,later [1806] 1st Viscount Anson
(to Feb 1806) 14 Feb 1767 31 Jul 1818 51
14 Jan 1795 Lord Granville Leveson-Gower,later [1815] 1st
Viscount Granville and [1833] 1st Earl Granville 12 Oct 1773 8 Jan 1846 72
2 Mar 1799 Sir John Wrottesley,9th baronet,later [1838]
1st Baron Wrottesley (to Nov 1806) 25 Oct 1771 16 Mar 1841 69
24 Feb 1806 George Anson [kt 1815] (to 1841) 1769 4 Nov 1849 80
4 Nov 1806 George Granville Venables Vernon (Harcourt
from 15 Jan 1831) 6 Aug 1785 19 Dec 1861 76
29 Apr 1831 Sir Edward Dolman Scott,2nd baronet 22 Oct 1793 27 Dec 1851 58
24 Jul 1837 Lord Alfred Henry Paget (to 1865) 29 Jun 1816 24 Aug 1888 72
15 Sep 1841 Granville George Leveson-Gower,styled Baron
Leveson,later [1846] 2nd Earl Granville 11 May 1815 31 Mar 1891 75
31 Jan 1846 Edward Mostyn Lloyd-Mostyn,later [1854] 2nd
Baron Mostyn 13 Jan 1795 17 Mar 1884 89
29 Jul 1847 Thomas George Anson,styled Viscount Anson,
later [1854] 2nd Earl of Lichfield 15 Aug 1825 7 Jan 1892 66
9 May 1854 Henry Manners Cavendish,3rd Baron
Waterpark [I] 8 Nov 1793 31 Mar 1863 69
30 May 1856 Dudley Francis Stuart Ryder,styled Viscount
Sandon,later [1882] 3rd Earl of Harrowby 16 Jan 1831 26 Mar 1900 69
29 Apr 1859 Augustus Henry Archibald Anson VC (to 1868) 5 Mar 1835 17 Nov 1877 42
For further information on this MP and VC
winner,see the note at the foot of this page
12 Jul 1865 Richard Dyott (to 1880) [following the 26 May 1808 13 Feb 1891 82
general election in Apr 1880, his election
was declared void 5 Jul 1880]
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1868
15 Jul 1880 Theophilus John Levett 11 Dec 1829 26 Feb 1899 69
28 Nov 1885 Sir John Swinburne,7th baronet 1831 15 Jul 1914 83
Jul 1892 Leonard Darwin 15 Jan 1850 26 Mar 1943 93
18 Jul 1895 Henry Charles Fulford [he was unseated 1849 18 Jan 1897 47
on petition 19 Dec 1895]
26 Feb 1896 Thomas Courtenay Theydon Warner,later
[1910] 1st baronet 19 Jul 1857 15 Dec 1934 77
6 Dec 1923 Frank Hodges 30 Apr 1887 3 Jun 1947 60
29 Oct 1924 Roderick Roy Wilson [kt 1929] 10 Aug 1876 27 Aug 1942 66
30 May 1929 James Alexander Lovat-Fraser 16 Mar 1868 18 Mar 1938 70
5 May 1938 Cecil Charles Poole 1902 2 Feb 1956 53
NAME ALTERED TO "LICHFIELD
& TAMWORTH" 1950 BUT REVERTED 1997
1 May 1997 Michael Louis David Fabricant 12 Jun 1950
Rowland Stephenson, MP for Leominster 1827-1830
Stephenson was head of the old-established banking house of Remington & Co, of 69
Lombard Street, London, and had been returned to the House of Commons as member for
Leominster. He was also the treasurer of St. Bartholomew's Hospital and lived at 'Marshalls',
a large country seat near Romford, in Essex, where he was reported that he kept a
princely establishment, entertaining lavishly.
Early in December 1828, there were rumours that Messrs Remington & Co were in difficulties,
which led to the withdrawal of many large accounts, and it was feared that, as a result, the
bank might have to suspend payment. An inquiry being demanded, an investigation was
made by five leading bankers, who not only declared their belief that the bank was entirely
solvent, but each advanced the sum of 20,000 on the securities in the possession of
Remington & Co. Unfortunately, the judgment of these five bankers was totally incorrect.
On 29 December 1828, the greatest consternation was caused in the City by the news that
Rowland Stephenson had disappeared, together his head clerk, Lloyd, taking with him a
large sum of money. He had spent the night in his rooms and, leaving secretly at 4 o'clock
in the morning, had fled to the west coast of England. The next day, Remington & Co. was
forced to close its doors, and subsequently it was found that its liabilities exceeded its
assets by nearly 200,000.
Stephenson and Lloyd initially fled to Clovelly, on the north coast of Devonshire, where they
remained for three days. The fugitives were tracked to Clovelly by the City Marshal, Mr.
Cope, but he arrived too late to prevent them from embarking in a skiff which landed them
at Milford Haven, from where they travelled to Angle Bay, a small inlet in Milford Haven
harbour. Here they found the brig 'Kingston', whose captain was totally unaware of the
events surrounding Stephenson and Lloyd and therefore made no difficulty in selling passage
for the two to Savannah, Georgia.
In late February 1829, the 'Kingston' arrived in Savannah, to where news of Stephenson's
crimes had already reached. Being immediately recognised, he was placed under arrest and
taken to New York. A large reward had been offered by the British government for his return
to England, but the American judicial authorities declared that his arrest had been illegal,
and refused all extradition requests from London, ordering Stephenson to be set at liberty.
Sir Philip Dawson, MP for Lewisham West 1921-1938
Dawson was one of England's leading electrical engineers in the period prior to 1921. He
worked on a large number of major engineering projects throughout the British Empire,
Europe and South America. During WWI, he worked for the Ministry of Munitions and was
rewarded for his services when he was knighted in 1920.
Following the death of the sitting member in 1921, Dawson stood for Parliament in the seat
of Lewisham West. It appears to have been a somewhat dirty campaign, with Dawson's
opponents attempting to smear his background.
Reference to works such as "Who's Who" or his Wikipedia biography will reveal no details of
Dawson's parentage. However, when he stood for Parliament, Dawson was forced to reveal
such details to his constituents in order to counter a number of rumours spread by his
political opponents.
The following is an article which appeared in the 'Washington Post' on 30 September 1921:-
'Sir Philip Dawson, conservative candidate in the Lewisham [West] by-election for
parliament, who was knighted last year for services rendered to the crown as a very active
member of the ministry of munitions in the great war, was years ago known by the name of
Duvalle. In some way or other his political adversaries acquired an inkling of this, and at
once began to circulate stories to the effect that he had assumed the name of Dawson to
conceal a German patronymic, and that in spite of his having made his home in the
Lewisham district for nearly twenty years he was in reality a hostile alien, who should have
been interned during the war instead of being admitted to the inner councils of the ministry
of munitions. To such an extent did his political foes manage to poison the minds of the
Lewisham electorate that Sir Philip Dawson has felt himself compelled to reveal the secret
of his birth.
'According to his own admission, issued to his constituents, he is the only son of the late
Field Marshal Sir Neville Chamberlain, commander-in-chief of the British armies in India, and
a veteran of the terrible Sepoy mutiny there in 1857. The field marshal was a younger son
of Sir Henry Chamberlain, who received a baronetcy for the services which he rendered at
Rio [de Janiero] as British envoy at the time of Brazil's declaration of independence.
'It seems that Sir Neville in his forty-sixth year contracted an attachment while in India for
a very beautiful Englishwoman, [Hannah] daughter of a Mr. George Brown, of the Indian
civil service, at Bhaulpore. Owing to her desertion by her husband and her inability to secure
a dissolution of her marriage she was unable to legitimatize her relations with Sir Neville,
to whom she bore a son in 1866 in Paris, where Sir Neville had the child's birth registered as
his son at the British embassy.
'The lady did not return to India, but made her home in France, where her boy was brought
up as Philip Duvalle. By the time he had attained the age of 16 the question was raised as
to his eventual obligatory military service in the French army. It was then that his mother
established the fact that although she had styled herself Mme. Duvalle and had given that
name to her boy, yet that she was an Englishwoman and that her boy had been registered
at the British embassy in Paris as a British subject by his father, Sir Neville Chamberlain. But
in order to put an end to any further questions and confusions Mme. Duvalle and her son
assumed the name of Dawson and transferred their residence from France to England.
'When the lad grew up, he prospered in business, and was knighted last year as Sir Philip
Dawson. He did not learn the secret of his parentage until 1888, when he was in his
twenty-second year, and then he met his father, the late Sir Neville, for the second time.
The first occasion that he could recall having seen him was when he was a child four years
old.
'Meanwhile, the field marshal had married a daughter of Gen. Sir William Reid, G.C.M.G., of
the Royal Engineers. That was in 1873, when his son by Mrs. Duvalle was seven years old.
Lady Chamberlain died in 1896 and Sir Neville followed her to the grave in 1902, having
made ample provision for his son, now Sir Philip Dawson.
'Sir Philip Dawson is generally commended for having made this declaration. It relieves him
of all imputation of having been a hostile alien. It shows that he was not responsible for the
name of Duvalle or of Dawson, which he successively bore, and it also shows that he
belongs to an honored family, which has rendered valuable service to the empire in many
lands, and that he is the son of a British field marshal and of an English gentlewoman who
was prevented from legitimatizing her relations with Sir Neville Chamberlain owing to her
inability to judicially establish the death of her long-vanished husband.'
Dawson continued to represent Lewisham West until his death in 1938. He became an
admirer of Mussolini, and, in April 1938, chairman of the Anglo-Italian Parliamentary
Committee. In September 1938, he died from heart disease in Berlin.
Cecil John L'Estrange Malone, MP for Leyton East 1918-1922 and Northampton
1928-1931
Malone was the first member of the Communist Party to sit in the House of Commons. After
service in the Royal Navy, where he was a pioneer in naval aviation and rose to the rank of
Commander, he switched to the Army as a Lieutenant-Colonel. For further information on
his early naval aviation exploits, see his obituary in "The Times" of 27 February 1965.
At the December 1918 general election, Malone was returned for Leyton East as a Coalition
Liberal and was awarded the OBE. However, in September 1919, he visited Russia where he
appears to have undergone a remarkable conversion to socialism. On his return to England
he joined the British Socialist Party, a body which, together with a number of other socialist
groups, became the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1920. Malone was soon elected to
the new party's central committee.
Malone found himself in trouble in November 1920, following a speech he made at the Albert
Hall. The following report of his subsequent trial appeared in the "New York Times" of 20
November 1920:-
'Former Lieut. Col. L'Estrange Malone, M.P., was sentenced today at the Bow Street Police
Court to six months' imprisonment in the Second Division for making a seditious speech at a
Bolshevist meeting at Albert Hall. He was also bound over in 4,000 to be of good behaviour
for twelve months. Malone is appealing against the prison sentence.
'The Crown prosecutor read extracts from the speech in which Malone asked "What are a
few Churchills or a few Curzons on lamp posts compared to the massacres of thousands of
human beings?" and pointed out that the speech was made to an audience including many
weakminded aliens only too likely to respond to an incitement to loot, burn and murder.
'Two loaded revolvers were discovered in Malone's apartment and also tickets showing that
he had checked at the nearest subway station parcels containing a typewritten pamphlet
intended as a "guide for teaching the Red officer's course." This was a course of military
training for members of a Red army. The preface read: "We are the soldiers of the Red army,
and we shall soon be fighting in all five continents. We shall not lay down our arms until the
world is ours."
'There was a warning that they must conduct their operations underground and with
absolute strict secrecy. The King's army was always referred to as the enemy. "We can
reduce that army by propaganda," said the pamphlet, "and half of it will no doubt come over
to our side." Further extracts detailed what steps were to be taken to organize street
fighting, and precautions to be taken in big towns for defending the Red army barracks
against the regular forces. The forces of the Crown were described in detail.
In defence Malone's counsel urged that his Albert Hall speech was a mere matter of
rhetoric.
'There were loud cries of "Shame" from Malone sympathizers in court when the sentence
was pronounced.
'Prior to the sentence Malone declared through his attorney that he withdrew nothing and
apologized for nothing in his Albert Hall speech and was willing to stand trial. The case
has caused a sensation in England because of Malone's position as a member of the House
of Commons and his notable war record.
'The definition of what constituted seditious utterances over which the opposing counsel
had a lengthy argument was settled by Magistrate Chester Jones, who in passing sentence
declared that any advocacy of overturning the Government of a country by force
constituted sedition. Of this, he held, the accused was undoubtedly guilty. He added that
Malone went further and advocated murder under certain circumstances, not only of cabinet
members, but of labor leaders.
'The Magistrate declared that the pamphlets were of such a nature that the author might
well be charged with high treason. Malone's attorney held that his client had a perfect right
to state publicly the Communist views which he honestly held, and that his references to
Churchill, Curzon and lamp posts were attributable to "rhetorical argument." The authorities,
said the attorney, did not have the right to suppress the discussion of Communism simply
because it inconvenienced the powers of the day.'
As well as being sentenced to six months' imprisonment, Malone was also stripped of his
OBE. He began agitating for the merger of the Communist Party with the Labour Party, but
when this fell through, he joined the Independent Labour Party, for which party he again sat
in the House of Commons for Northampton between 1928 and 1931.
Augustus Henry Archibald Anson VC, MP for Bewdley 1859-1868 and Bewdley
1869-1874
Anson, a son of the 1st Earl of Lichfield, was a Captain in the 84th Regiment of Foot during
the Indian Mutiny when he was awarded the Victoria Cross. The citation to the award,
which was gazetted on 24 December 1858, reads as follows:-
'For conspicuous bravery at Bolundshahur on the 28th of September, 1857. The 9th Light
Dragoons had charged through the town, and were reforming in the Serai; the enemy
attempted to close the entrance by drawing their carts across it, so as to shut in the
cavalry and form a cover from which to fire upon them. Captain Anson, taking a lance,
dashed out of the gateway and knocked the drivers off their carts. Owing to a wound in
his left hand, received at Delhi, he could not stop his horse, and rode into the middle of
the enemy, who fired a volley at him, one ball passing through his coat. At Lucknow, at
the assault of the Secundra Bagh, on the 16th of November, 1857, he entered with the
storming party on the gates being burst open. He had his horse killed, and was himself
slightly wounded. He has shown the greatest gallantry on every occasion, and has slain
many enemies in fight.'
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