Scarborough (UK Parliament constituency)

Scarborough was the name of a constituency in Yorkshire, electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons, at two periods. From 1295 until 1918 it was a parliamentary borough consisting only of the town of Scarborough, electing two MPs until 1885 and one from 1885 until 1918. In 1974 the name was revived for a county constituency, covering a much wider area; this constituency was abolished in 1997.

Scarborough
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Scarborough in Yorkshire, 1885–1918
CountyNorth Yorkshire
Major settlementsScarborough, Whitby
February 1974–1997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byScarborough and Whitby
Created fromScarborough and Whitby
1295–1918
Number of membersTwo (1295–1885)
One (1885–1918)
Type of constituencyBorough constituency

Boundaries

1974–1983: The Borough of Scarborough, the Urban Districts of Pickering and Scalby, and the Rural Districts of Pickering and Scarborough.

1983–1997: The Borough of Scarborough wards of Ayton, Castle, Cayton, Central, Danby, Derwent, Eastfield, Eskdaleside, Falsgrave, Fylingdales, Lindhead, Mayfield, Mulgrave, Newby, Northstead, Scalby, Seamer, Streonshalh, Weaponness, and Woodlands.

History

Scarborough was first represented in a Parliament held at Shrewsbury in 1282, and was one of the boroughs sending 2 MPs to the Model Parliament of 1295 which is now generally considered to be the first parliament in the modern sense.

Until the Great Reform Act of 1832 Scarborough was a corporation borough, the right of election resting solely with the 44-member corporation or "common council". At an earlier period, it seems to have been a matter of some dispute whether the freemen of the borough could also vote, but at an election in 1736 the corporation and the (much more numerous) freemen backed different candidates. The candidate of the freemen was returned to Parliament, but on petition from his defeated opponent the House of Commons decided that only the corporation votes should stand, and overturned the result. In later days the Corporation was entirely under the influence of the Duke of Rutland and Earl of Mulgrave, who each nominated one of the Members of Parliament; by 1832, Scarborough had continuously been represented by junior members of their respective families for more than half a century. The restriction on the franchise was challenged in 1791, and Parliament declared in favour of "the ancient right of inhabitant householders" in the borough to vote, but the decision seems to have been a dead-letter for at the election of 1802, the last to be contested before the Reform Act, only 33 voters cast their votes.

At the time of the Reform Act, the borough had a population of about 8,760 in just over 2,000 houses, and the Act left its boundaries and two members intact, though widening the franchise. (There were 431 electors registered at the 1832 election.) The constituency remained broadly unchanged until 1918, though from 1885 its representation was reduced from two MPs to one.

After abolition in 1918, the constituency was absorbed into the new Scarborough and Whitby county constituency. However, the boundary changes which came into effect at the February 1974 general election created a new constituency named Scarborough. This was a county constituency including, in addition to Scarborough itself and its suburb Scalby, the town of Pickering and the Scarborough and Pickering rural districts.

There were further boundary changes at the 1983 general election, which brought in Whitby and its surrounding area in place of the Pickering district. The constituency was abolished once more for the 1997 general election, when it was again largely replaced by a new Scarborough and Whitby constituency.

Members of Parliament

  • Constituency created (1295)

MPs 1295–1540

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1298John RostonRobert Pau
1301John PickfordJohn Hammond
1305[1]Robert de CoronerJohn Hammond
1306[1]John SemerJohn Hammond
1307Amaury GeggRobert Wawayn
1308Radus GeggJohn Gegg
1310Roger OughtredJohn de Cropton
1313Roger OughtredJohn de Cropton
1314Roger OughtredThomas de Cropton
1315Roger OughtredJohn Huterburgh
1319Evericus GodgeWilliam de St Thomas
1321Adam de SeamerHenry de Roston
1327Henry de RostonRobert de Hubthorpe
1327Henry de NewcastleJohn de Bergh
1328Robert the CoronerJohn le Skyron
1328Henry de NewcastleWilliam de Hedon
1329Henry de NewcastleWilliam de Hedon
1330Philip HumburyJohn le Serjeant
1332Henry the CoronerHenry de Roston
1333Henry the CoronerHenry de Roston
1334Robert de HelperthorpeHenry the Coroner
1335Henry de NewcastleWilliam de Bedale
1335Richard de WillsthorpeJohn de Mounte Pesselers
1336Thomas le BloundHenry de Newcastle
1337Henry de NewcastleThomas the Coroner
1338Henry de RostonHenry de Newcastle
1339Henry de RostonHenry de Newcastle
1340Henry de RostonRobert the Coroner
1346William de KilhamJohn de Ireland
1347Robert ScardeburghWilliam Cutt
1348Robert ScardeburghWilliam son of Roger
1351John BeaucolaHenry de Roston
1354Henry de RostonRichard de Newcastle
1356John BurnistonWilliam Barton
1358Robert the CoronerJohn Hammund
1359Henry RostonPeter Percy
1360Richard de NewcastlePeter Percy
1361Peter PercyJohn del Aumery
1362Edward Thwailes?
1365Richard del KichenRichard Chelman
1368Stephen CarterHenry de Roston
1369Robert AclomJohn de Barton
1373William CobberihamJohn Aclom
1376John de StolwichHenry de Roston
1378William de SeamerJohn de Moresham, jnr
1379Henry de RostonThomas de Brune
1382Henry de RostonJohn Aclom
1383John StockwichRichard Chelman
1384John AclomHenry de Roston
1385Robert MartynJohn de Moresham
1386William de SeamerJohn Carter[2]
1388 (Feb)Willam SageJohn Aclom [2]
1388 (Sep)John FolktonJohn Carter [2]
1390 (Jan)
1390 (Nov)
1391John Carter
1392John CarterJohn Martyn [2]
1393Robert de AlnwickJohn de Moresham, jnr [2]
1394Robert ShilbottleWilliam Carter [2]
1395Henry de HaromRobert Shillbottle [2]
1397 (Jan)John CarterWilliam Percy [2]
1397 (Sep)
1400John AclomWilliam Harom [2]
1401John MosdaleRobert Aclom [2]
1402Thomas CarethorpWilliam Harom [2]
1404/5 (Jan)John MosdaleWilliam Sage [2]
1404/4 (Sep)John MosdaleRobert Aclom [2]
1406William PercyWilliam Harom [2]
1407William StapletonWilliam Carter [2]
1410
1411John MosdaleWilliam Sage [2]

John Carter

1412/3 (Feb)
1413 (May)Thomas CarethorpJohn Mosdale [2]
1414 (Apr)
1414 (Nov)John MosdaleWilliam Sage [2]
1415Robert BamburghGeorge Topcliffe [2]
1415/6 (Mar)Thomas CarethorpRoger de Stapelton [2]
1416 (Oct)
1417
1419William ForsterWilliam Sage [2]
1420John CarterThomas Copeland [2]
1421 (May)John CarterWilliam Sage [2]
1421 (Dec)John AclomWilliam Forster [2]
1422Hugo RaysynWilliam Forster
1423William ForsterJack Daniell
1425Robert BamberghWilliam Forster
1428John DanyellWilliam Forster
1429John DanyellWilliam Forster
1432William ForsterJack Daniell
1442William ForsterRobert Carethorp
1447William HelperbyJohn Aclom
1449Henry EyreWilliam Paulin
1450John AclomRobert Benton
1451George TopcliffThomas Benton
1455Jack DaniellRobert Hoggson
1460John SherrifleThomas Hoggson
1467John PaulinJohn Robinson
1510–1523No names known
1529Sir Ralph EllerkerGeorge Flinton
1536?
1539?

MPs 1542–1640

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
Parliament of 1542–1544 Sir Ralph Eure Sir Nicholas Fairfax
Parliament of 1545–1547 Reginald Beseley William Lockwood
Parliament of 1547–1552 Richard Whaley Reginald Beseley
First Parliament of 1553 Thomas Eyns General Dakins
Second Parliament of 1553 John Tregonwell Leonard Chamberlain
Parliament of 1554 Anthony Brann Robert Massey
Parliament of 1554–1555 Reginald Beseley Tristram Cook
Parliament of 1555 William Hasye Francis Aislabie
Parliament of 1558 Richard Jones Edward Beseley
Parliament of 1559 William Strickland Sir Henry Gates
Parliament of 1563–1567
Parliament of 1571 Edward Gate
Parliament of 1572–1583 Sir Henry Gates Edward Carey
Parliament of 1584–1585 William Strickland John Hotham
Parliament of 1586–1587 Sir Ralph Bourchier Edward Hutchinson
Parliament of 1588–1589 Edward Gates William Fish
Parliament of 1593 Roger Dalton
Parliament of 1597–1598 Sir Thomas Posthumous Hoby Walter Pye
Parliament of 1601 Edward Stanhope William Eure
Parliament of 1604–1611 Sir Thomas Posthumous Hoby Francis Eure
Addled Parliament (1614) Edward Smith William Conyers
Parliament of 1621–1622 Sir Richard Cholmeley
Happy Parliament (1624–1625) (Sir) Hugh Cholmeley[3]
Useless Parliament (1625) William Thompson
Parliament of 1625–1626 Stephen Hutchinson
Parliament of 1628–1629 Sir William Constable John Harrison
No Parliament summoned 1629–1640

MPs 1640–1885

ElectionFirst member[4]First partySecond member[4]Second party
April 1640 John Hotham the youngerRoyalist Sir Hugh Cholmeley
November 1640
April 1642 Cholmley disabled to sit – seat vacant
September 1643 Hotham disabled to sit – seat vacant
1645 Luke Robinson Sir Matthew Boynton, Bt. (d. March 1647)
1647 John Anlaby
1653 Scarborough was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament
1654 John Wildman Scarborough had only one seat in the First and
Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
1656 Colonel Edward Salmon
January 1659 Thomas Chaloner
May 1659 Luke Robinson[5] One seat vacant
April 1660 John Legard
June 1660 William Thompson
July 1660 John Legard[6]
1661 Sir Jordan Crosland
1670 Sir Philip Monckton
1679 Francis Thompson
1685 Sir Thomas Slingsby, Bt William Osbaldeston
1689 William Thompson Francis Thompson
1692 John Hungerford
1693 The Viscount of Irvine
1695 Sir Charles Hotham, BtCourt Whig
1701 William Thompson
1702 John HungerfordTory
1705 Robert Squire
1707 John HungerfordTory
1722 Sir William Strickland, BtWhig
1730 William Thompson
January 1736 Viscount Dupplin[7]
April 1736 William Osbaldeston
1744 Edwin Lascelles
1747 Roger Handasyde
1754 Sir Ralph Milbanke, Bt William Osbaldeston
1761 John Major[8]
1766 Fountayne Wentworth Osbaldeston
1768 George Manners
1770 Sir James Pennyman, Bt
1772 The Earl of TyrconnelTory[9]
1774 Sir Hugh Palliser, Bt
1779 Charles Phipps
1784 George Osbaldeston
1790 Hon Henry Phipps[10]Tory[9]
1794 Hon. Edmund PhippsTory[9]
1796 Lord Charles SomersetTory[9]
1802 Lord Robert MannersTory[9]
1806 Charles Manners SuttonTory[9]
1818 Viscount NormanbyWhig[9]
1820 Hon Edmund PhippsTory[9]
1832 Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, BtWhig[9]Sir George Cayley, Bt Whig[9]
1835 Conservative[9] Sir Frederick Trench Conservative[9]
1837 Sir Thomas Style, BtWhig[9][11][12]
1841 Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, Bt Conservative[9]
1847 Peelite[13][14] Earl of Mulgrave Whig[13][14]
1851 George Frederick Young Conservative
1852 Earl of Mulgrave Whig[13][14]
1857John DentWhig[15][16]
1859LiberalWilliam DenisonLiberal
1860 John Dent Liberal
1869 Sir Harcourt Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, Bt Liberal
1874 Sir Charles Legard, Bt Conservative
1880 William Sproston Caine Liberal
1880 John George Dodson Liberal
1884 Richard Steble Liberal
  • Representation reduced to one member (1885)

MPs 1885–1918

ElectionMember[4]Party
1885Sir George SitwellConservative
1886Joshua RowntreeLiberal
1892Sir George SitwellConservative
1895Joseph Compton-RickettLiberal
1906Walter ReaLiberal
1918 constituency abolished

MPs 1974–1997

ElectionMember[4]Party
1974Sir Michael ShawConservative
1992John SykesConservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections 1640–1885

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Scarborough (2 seats)[17][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone 296 37.7
Conservative Frederick Trench 253 32.2
Whig Charles Beaumont Phipps 237 30.2
Majority 16 2.0
Turnout 510 90.4
Registered electors 564
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Whig Swing
General election 1847: Scarborough (2 seats)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Peelite John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone Unopposed
Whig George Phipps Unopposed
Registered electors 670
Peelite gain from Conservative
Whig gain from Conservative

Elections in the 1850s

Phipps was appointed Comptroller of the Household, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 19 July 1851: Scarborough (1 seat)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Frederick Young 314 52.8 N/A
Whig George Phipps 281 47.2 N/A
Majority 33 5.5 N/A
Turnout 595 80.1 N/A
Registered electors 743
Conservative gain from Whig Swing N/A
General election 1852: Scarborough (2 seats)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Peelite John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone 422 37.6 N/A
Whig George Phipps 387 34.5 N/A
Conservative George Frederick Young 313 27.9 N/A
Turnout 561 (est) 69.7 (est) N/A
Registered electors 805
Majority 35 3.1 N/A
Peelite hold Swing N/A
Majority 74 6.6 N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A

Phipps was appointed Treasurer of the Household, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 1 January 1853: Scarborough (1 seat)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig George Phipps Unopposed
Whig hold
General election 1857: Scarborough (2 seats)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Peelite John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone 540 40.8 +3.2
Whig George Phipps 508 38.4 +3.9
Conservative Augustus Frederick Bayford[18][19] 275 20.8 −7.1
Turnout 662 (est) 70.8 (est) +1.1
Registered electors 934
Majority 32 2.4 −0.7
Peelite hold Swing +3.4
Majority 233 17.6 +11.0
Whig hold Swing +3.7

Phipps resigned after being appointed Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, causing a by-election.

By-election, 14 December 1857: Scarborough (1 seat)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig John Dent 373 57.1 +18.7
Conservative George John Cayley[20] 280 42.9 +22.1
Majority 93 14.2 −3.4
Turnout 653 69.9 −0.9
Registered electors 934
Whig hold Swing −1.7
General election 1859: Scarborough (2 seats)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Denison 562 35.2 N/A
Liberal John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone 540 33.8 −7.0
Liberal John Dent 428 26.8 −11.6
Conservative George John Cayley 66 4.1 −16.7
Majority 112 7.0 +4.6
Turnout 798 (est) 82.5 (est) +11.7
Registered electors 967
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing +0.7

Elections in the 1860s

Denison succeeded to the peerage, becoming Lord Londesborough and causing a by-election.

By-election, 1 February 1860: Scarborough (1 seat)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Dent 472 58.1 +31.3
Liberal James Molyneux Caulfield[21] 340 41.9 N/A
Majority 132 16.3 +9.3
Turnout 812 75.3 −7.2
Registered electors 1,078
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1865: Scarborough (2 seats)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone 932 45.5 +11.7
Liberal John Dent 674 32.9 +6.1
Conservative George John Cayley 441 21.5 +17.4
Majority 233 11.4 +4.4
Turnout 1,244 (est) 92.1 (est) +9.6
Registered electors 1,351
Liberal hold Swing +1.5
Liberal hold Swing −1.3
General election 1868: Scarborough (2 seats)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone 1,826 43.0 −2.5
Liberal John Dent 1,678 39.5 +6.6
Conservative George John Cayley[22] 742 17.5 −4.0
Majority 936 22.0 +10.6
Turnout 2,494 (est) 84.1 (est) −8.0
Registered electors 2,964
Liberal hold Swing −0.3
Liberal hold Swing +4.3

Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 12 March 1869: Scarborough (1 seat)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harcourt Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1870s

General election 1874: Scarborough (2 seats)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Legard 1,280 32.4 +14.9
Liberal Harcourt Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone 1,103 27.9 −15.1
Liberal John Dent 799 20.2 −19.3
Liberal Thorold Rogers[23] 772 19.5 N/A
Majority 177 4.5 N/A
Turnout 2,617 (est) 72.1 (est) −12.0
Registered electors 3,631
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +16.1
Liberal hold Swing −15.0

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1880: Scarborough (2 seats)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harcourt Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone 2,157 29.3 −4.5
Liberal William Sproston Caine 2,065 28.0 −5.8
Conservative John Cookson Fife-Cookson[24] 1,581 21.5 +5.3
Conservative Charles Legard 1,562 21.2 +5.0
Majority 484 6.6 N/A
Turnout 3,683 (est) 85.6 (est) +13.5
Registered electors 4,302
Liberal hold Swing −4.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing −5.4

Jonhstone's resignation caused a by-election.

By-election, 31 Jul 1880: Scarborough[25][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Dodson 1,828 53.2 −4.1
Conservative Arthur Duncombe[26] 1,606 46.8 +4.1
Majority 222 6.5 −0.1
Turnout 3,434 79.8 −5.8 (est)
Registered electors 4,302
Liberal hold Swing −4.1

Dodson was elevated to the peerage, becoming Lord Monk Bretton, causing a by-election.

By-election, 5 Nov 1884: Scarborough[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Steble 1,895 54.1 −3.2
Conservative George Sitwell 1,606 45.9 +3.2
Majority 289 8.3 +1.7
Turnout 3,501 84.0 −1.6 (est)
Registered electors 4,167
Liberal hold Swing −3.2

Caine was appointed Civil Lord of the Admiralty, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 28 Nov 1884: Scarborough[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Sproston Caine 1,832 52.8 −4.5
Conservative George Sitwell 1,639 47.2 +4.5
Majority 193 5.6 −1.0
Turnout 3,471 83.3 −2.3 (est)
Registered electors 4,167
Liberal hold Swing −4.5

Elections 1885–1918

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1885: Scarborough [27][28][29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Sitwell 2,185 51.6 +8.9
Liberal John Glover 2,048 48.4 −8.9
Majority 137 3.2 N/A
Turnout 4,233 90.7 +5.1 (est)
Registered electors 4,666
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.9
General election 1886: Scarborough [27][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joshua Rowntree 2,122 51.2 +2.8
Conservative George Sitwell 2,020 48.8 −2.8
Majority 102 2.4 N/A
Turnout 4,142 88.8 −1.9
Registered electors 4,666
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.8

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: Scarborough [27][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Sitwell 2,293 51.9 +3.1
Liberal Joshua Rowntree 2,122 48.1 −3.1
Majority 171 3.8 N/A
Turnout 4,415 90.5 +1.7
Registered electors 4,877
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.1
General election 1895: Scarborough [27][28][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Compton-Rickett 2,415 50.2 +2.1
Conservative George Sitwell 2,391 49.8 −2.1
Majority 24 0.4 N/A
Turnout 4,806 91.0 +0.5
Registered electors 5,284
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.1

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Scarborough [27][28][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Compton-Rickett 2,548 51.1 +0.9
Conservative George Sitwell 2,441 48.9 −0.9
Majority 107 2.2 +1.8
Turnout 4,989 87.1 −3.9
Registered electors 5,730
Liberal hold Swing +0.9
General election 1906: Scarborough [27][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Walter Rea 3,128 54.4 +3.3
Conservative Charles Edward Hunter 2,619 45.6 −3.3
Majority 509 8.8 +6.6
Turnout 5,747 92.0 +4.9
Registered electors 6,250
Liberal hold Swing +3.3

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: Scarborough [27][31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Walter Rea 3,011 52.5 −1.9
Conservative George Monckton-Arundell 2,719 47.5 +1.9
Majority 292 5.0 −3.8
Turnout 5,730 92.9 +0.9
Registered electors 6,166
Liberal hold Swing −1.9
General election December 1910: Scarborough [27][31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Walter Rea 2,763 50.5 −2.0
Conservative George Monckton-Arundell 2,711 49.5 +2.0
Majority 52 1.0 −4.0
Turnout 5,474 88.8 −4.1
Registered electors 6,166
Liberal hold Swing −2.0

General election 1914/15:

Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

By-election, 1915: Scarborough [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Walter Rea Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections 1970–1997

Elections in the 1970s

General election February 1974: Scarborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Shaw 21,858 47.66
Liberal M. F. Pitts 16,751 36.53
Labour D. J. Taylor-Goodby 7,034 15.34
Independent M. J. Ellis 114 0.25
Ind. Conservative B. M. Stoker 102 0.22
Majority 5,107 11.14
Turnout 78.93
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Scarborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Shaw 19,831 49.73
Liberal M. J. L. Brook 10,123 25.39
Labour D. J. Taylor-Goodby 9,923 24.88
Majority 9,708 24.34
Turnout 68.10
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1979: Scarborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Shaw 23,669 53.16
Labour E. J. Lahteela 11,344 25.48
Liberal S. Galloway 9,025 20.27
Independent T. Yelin 487 1.09
Majority 12,325 27.68
Turnout 73.12
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: Scarborough[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Shaw 27,977 54.25
Social Democratic Rosamund Jordan 14,048 27.24
Labour J. Battersby 9,545 18.51
Majority 13,929 27.01
Turnout 71.27
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1987: Scarborough[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Shaw 27,672 50.65
Social Democratic H. Callan 14,046 25.71
Labour Mark Wolstenholme 12,913 23.64
Majority 13,626 24.94
Turnout 73.22
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1990s

General election 1992: Scarborough[34][35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Sykes 29,334 49.8 −0.9
Labour David L. Billing 17,600 29.9 +6.2
Liberal Democrats A. Davenport 11,133 18.9 −6.8
Green Richard C. Richardson 876 1.5 +1.5
Majority 11,734 19.9 −5.0
Turnout 58,943 77.2 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing −3.6

See also

Notes and references

  1. Hinderwell, Thomas. The history and antiquities of Scarborough: with a brief memoir of the author. p. 138.
  2. "History of Parliament". Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  3. Knighted 1626
  4. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 2)
  5. Cobbett's Parliamentary History records that "21 June 1660, Mr Robinson was discharged by an Order of the House from sitting, and a writ ordered to be issued to elect another in his room; but the Journals do not give us the reason for this expulsion"
  6. Created a baronet as Sir John Legard, December 1660
  7. Dupplin beat Osbaldeston in the by-election by 154 votes to 27, but Dupplin's votes came mostly from the freemen and Osbaldeston had the majority of corporation votes (26 to 18). On petition the freemen's votes were discounted, Dupplin's election voided and Osbaldeston declared duly elected.
  8. Created a baronet as Sir John Major, 1765
  9. Stooks Smith, Henry (1845). The Parliaments of England, from 1st George I., to the Present Time. Vol II: Oxfordshire to Wales Inclusive. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. pp. 167–169. Retrieved 1 December 2018 via Google Books.
  10. Became Lord Mulgrave in 1792
  11. Churton, Edward (1838). The Assembled Commons or Parliamentary Biographer: 1838. p. 218. Retrieved 1 December 2018 via Google Books.
  12. Mosse, Richard Bartholomew (1838). The Parliamentary Guide: a concise history of the Members of both Houses, etc. p. 221. Retrieved 1 December 2018 via Google Books.
  13. "The Elections". London Daily News. 29 July 1847. pp. 3–6. Retrieved 8 July 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  14. "Scarborough". Monmouthshire Beacon. 31 July 1847. p. 3. Retrieved 8 July 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  15. Dod, Charles Roger; Dod, Robert Phipps (1854). Dod's Parliamentary Companion, Volume 22. Dod's Parliamentary Companion. pp. 166–167. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  16. "Election Intelligence". Cambridge Independent Press. 19 December 1857. p. 4. Retrieved 8 July 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  17. Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  18. "Election Intelligence". Yorkshire Gazette. 21 March 1857. p. 10. Retrieved 8 July 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  19. "Abstract of Title to the Folly Farm and Cross Lane Cottages, p. Guilsfield". The National Archives. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Oxford University
Constituency represented by the Speaker
1817–1832
Succeeded by
Cambridge University

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