Arundel (UK Parliament constituency)

Arundel was twice a parliamentary constituency in the Kingdom of England, the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. The first incarnation strictly comprised the town centre of Arundel and was a borough constituency in Sussex first enfranchised in 1332 and disfranchised in 1868 under the Reform Act 1867. Arundel initially elected two members, but this was reduced to one in 1832 by the Great Reform Act.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Arundel
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CountySussex
Major settlementsArundel
1974 (1974)1997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byArundel & South Downs and Bognor Regis & Littlehampton
Created fromArundel & Shoreham
1332–1868
Number of members1332–1832: Two
1832–1868: One
Type of constituencyBorough constituency
Replaced byWest Sussex

The second incarnation was broader, reaching to Bognor Regis. It was created by the Boundary Commission in the 1974 boundary changes, and existed until 1997. This Arundel seat elected only one member. The territory previously covered by Arundel was split between Arundel & South Downs and Bognor Regis & Littlehampton constituencies.

Members of Parliament

1332-16401640-18321832-1868Jump to Elections



1332-1640

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1386William ColynRichard Wodeland[1]
1388 (Feb)Roger ClerkJohn Hereward[1]
1388 (Sep)Robert FisherNicholas Hereward[1]
1390 (Jan)William ColcheterRobert Fisher[1]
1390 (Nov)
1391Hugh HasellRichard Wodeland[1]
1393John ChamberlainRobert Fisher[1]
1394
1395Richard WodelandRobert Fisher[1]
1397 (Jan)Henry SkimmerRichard Wodeland[1]
1397 (Sep)John PatchingRichard Wodeland[1]
1399John EsshingWilliam Terry[1]
1401William TerryJohn Wiltshire[1]
1402John DusseJohn Wyldebess[1]
1404 (Jan)
1404 (Oct)
1406John PatchingThomas Spicer[1]
1407John DusseJohn Patching[1]
1410John Wiltshire[13]
1411
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May)John DusseJohn Wiltshire[1]
1414 (Apr)
1414 (Nov)John DusseJohn Patching[1]
1415
1416 (Mar)William ChapmanRichard Smith[1]
1416 (Oct)
1417Thomas DusseRichard Smith[1]
1419John HillyThomas Kyng[1]
1420Thomas DusseThomas Pursell[1]
1421 (May)John HillyAlan Chamber[1]
1421 (Dec)Thomas PursellThomas Dusse[1]
1449Thomas Bellingham[13]
1459Thomas Bellingham[13]
1510-1523No names known[3]
1529Richard SackvilleThomas Prestall[3]
1536?
1539?
1542?
1545?
1547Sir Nicholas PelhamThomas Carpenter[3]
1553 (Mar)Thomas PalmerThomas Morley[3]
1553 (Oct)Sir Thomas PalmerThomas Gawdy[3]
1554 (Apr)Sir Thomas HolcroftSir Thomas Stradling[3]
1554 (Nov)John BurnetRichard Bowyer[3]
1555Sir Henry PagetSir William Damsell[3][14]
1558Edward StradlingDavid Stradling[3]
1559Sir Francis KnollysThomas Heneage[4]>
1562/3Sir John St LegerWilliam Aubrey[4]
1571Thomas BrowneMichael Heneage[4]
1572Thomas FanshaweRichard Browne[4]
1584Thomas FanshaweRobert Buxton[4]
1586Thomas FanshaweThomas Palmer[4]
1588Sir Owen HoptonThomas Fanshawe[4]
1593Thomas FanshaweRichard Baker[4]
1597William EssexJames Smith[4]
1601Thomas PalmerThomas Baker[4]
1604-1611Thomas PrestonJohn Tye
1614Sir Henry SpillerEdward Morley
1621Lionel Cranfield, ennobled Sep 1622
and repl. Nov 1622 by
Sir Richard Weston
Sir Henry Spiller
1624Sir Henry SpillerSir George Chaworth
replaced 1624 on petition by William Mill
1625Sir Henry SpillerWilliam Mill
1626Nicholas JordainWilliam Mill
1628John AlfordHenry Lord Maltravers
1629–1640No Parliaments summoned

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1640-1832

YearFirst member[15]First partySecond member[15]Second party
April 1640Henry GartonParliamentarian Henry Goring
November 1640 Henry GartonParliamentarian Sir Edward AlfordRoyalist
1641 John Downes[16]Parliamentarian
January 1644 Alford disabled from sitting - seat vacant
1645 Herbert Hay
December 1648 Hay excluded in Pride's Purge - seat vacant
1653 Arundel was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament
1654 Anthony Shirley Arundel had only one seat in the First and
Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
1656 Sir John Trevor
January 1659 Henry Onslow Richard Marriot
May 1659 John Downes One seat vacant
April 1660 The Earl of Orrery The Viscount Falkland
May 1660John Trevor
1661The Lord Aungier of Longford
1679 William Garway James Butler
1685William Westbrooke
1689William Morley
1690James Butler
January 1694Lord Walden
February 1694John Cooke
1695Lord Walden Edmund Dummer
1698John Cooke Christopher Knight
January 1701Edmund Dummer
November 1701Carew Weekes
1702Edmund Dummer
1705James Butler
May 1708Sir Henry Peachey, Bt The Viscount Shannon
December 1708Viscount Lumley
1710The Earl of Thomond Viscount LumleyWhig
1715General Henry Lumley Thomas Micklethwaite
1718Joseph Micklethwaite
1722Thomas Lumley
1727Sir John Shelley, Bt The Viscount Gage
1728John Lumley
1739Garton Orme
1741James Lumley
1747Theobald Taafe
1754Sir George Colebrooke, Bt Thomas Griffin
1761John Bristow
1768Lauchlin Macleane
1771John Stewart
1774Thomas Brand George Newnham
1780Sir Patrick CraufordWhig[17] Thomas FitzherbertTory[17]
1781Peter William Baker
April 1784Earl of SurreyWhig[17]
June 1784Richard BeckfordWhig[17]
1790Sir George Thomas, BtTory[17] Henry HowardWhig[17]
1795Sir Thomas Gascoigne, Bt
1796James GreeneWhig[17]
1797Nisbet Balfour
1802Viscount AndoverWhig John AtkinsTory[17]
1806Sir Arthur PiggottWhig[17] Francis WilderWhig[17]
January 1807The Lord LecaleWhig[17]
May 1807Francis WilderWhig[17]
October 1812Henry Molyneux-HowardWhig[17]
December 1812Sir Samuel RomillyWhig[17]
1818Lord Henry Howard-Molyneux-HowardWhig[17] Sir Arthur PiggottWhig[17]
1819Robert BlakeTory[17]
1820Viscount BuryWhig[17]
1823Thomas Read KempWhig[17]
1826Edward LombeWhig[17] John AtkinsTory[17]
1830Lord Dudley StuartWhig[17][18]
1832 Representation reduced to one member

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1832-1868

YearMember[15]Party
1832Lord Dudley StuartWhig[17][18]
1837Henry Fitzalan-Howard, Earl of ArundelWhig[17][19]
1851Edward StruttWhig[20][21][22][23]
1852Lord Edward Fitzalan-HowardWhig[24]
1859Liberal
1868 Constituency abolished

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Arundel County Constituency (1974-1997)

ElectionMember[15]Party
Feb 1974Sir Michael MarshallConservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Arundel and South Downs &
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

Elections

1830s1840s1850s1860s1970s1980s1990s



Elections in the 1830s

General election 1830: Arundel[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Dudley Stuart Unopposed
Tory John Atkins Unopposed
Whig hold
Tory hold
General election 1831: Arundel[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Tory John Atkins 85 49.4 N/A
Whig Dudley Stuart 85 49.4 N/A
Radical Godfrey Webster 2 1.2 N/A
Majority 83 48.3 N/A
Turnout 87 N/A
Tory hold Swing N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
General election 1832: Arundel[17][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Dudley Stuart Unopposed
Registered electors 351
Whig hold
General election 1835: Arundel[17][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Dudley Stuart Unopposed
Registered electors 360
Whig hold
General election 1837: Arundel[17][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Henry Fitzalan-Howard 176 62.6 N/A
Whig Dudley Stuart 105 37.4 N/A
Majority 71 25.3 N/A
Turnout 281 87.3 N/A
Registered electors 322
Whig hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Arundel[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Henry Fitzalan-Howard Unopposed
Registered electors 261
Whig hold
General election 1847: Arundel[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Henry Fitzalan-Howard Unopposed
Registered electors 221
Whig hold

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Elections in the 1850s

FitzAlan-Howard's resignation in protest at the passing of the Ecclesiastical Titles Act 1851 caused a by-election.[26]

By-election, 16 July 1851: Arundel[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Edward Strutt Unopposed
Whig hold
General election 1852: Arundel[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Edward Fitzalan-Howard Unopposed
Registered electors 208
Whig hold
General election 1857: Arundel[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Edward Fitzalan-Howard Unopposed
Registered electors 199
Whig hold
General election 1859: Arundel[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Fitzalan-Howard Unopposed
Registered electors 196
Liberal hold

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Elections in the 1860s

General election 1865: Arundel[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Fitzalan-Howard Unopposed
Registered electors 174
Liberal hold

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Elections in the 1970s

General election February 1974: Arundel
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Marshall 37,655 57.1 N/A
Liberal John Rex Kingsbury 17,712 26.9 N/A
Labour Ben Pimlott 10,597 16.1 N/A
Majority 19,943 30.2 N/A
Turnout 65,964 79.6 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General election October 1974: Arundel
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Marshall 34,215 56.2 −0.9
Liberal John Rex Kingsbury 15,404 25.3 −1.6
Labour Michael Ewart Stedman 11,268 18.5 +2.4
Majority 18,811 30.9
Turnout 60,887 73.0 −6.6
Conservative hold Swing +0.4
General election 1979: Arundel
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Marshall 43,968 65.0 +8.8
Liberal John Rex Kingsbury 13,208 19.5 −5.8
Labour John Nigel Tizard 10,509 15.5 −3.0
Majority 30,760 35.5
Turnout 67,685 73.9 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing +7.3

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Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: Arundel[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Marshall 31,096 59.6 −5.4
Liberal James Walsh 15,391 29.5 +10.0
Labour Gareth Rees 4,302 8.2 −7.3
Conservative for Corporal Punishment John Wadman 1,399 2.7 N/A
Majority 15,705 30.1
Turnout 52,188 69.7 −4.2
Conservative hold Swing −7.7
General election 1987: Arundel[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Marshall 34,356 61.3 +1.7
Liberal James Walsh 15,476 27.6 −1.9
Labour Peter Slowe 6,177 11.0 +2.8
Majority 18,880 33.7
Turnout 56,009 71.2 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing +1.8

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Elections in the 1990s

General election 1992: Arundel[29][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Marshall 35,405 58.0 −3.4
Liberal Democrats James Walsh 15,542 25.5 −2.2
Labour Roger Nash 8,321 13.6 +2.6
Liberal Denise Renson 1,103 1.8 −25.8
Green Robert Corbin 693 1.1 N/A
Majority 19,863 32.5 −1.2
Turnout 61,064 77.0 +5.8
Conservative hold Swing −0.6

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See also

Notes and references

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  14. Stanley T. Bindoff, The House of Commons|| 1509-1558, vol. 4, p. 9.
  15. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 3)
  16. Downes was elected after a disputed return at the by-election which followed the death of Garton
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  18. "The General Election". Morning Post. 24 July 1847. p. 3. Retrieved 22 October 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
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  20. Pickard, Willis (Winter 2010–11). "The 'Member for Scotland': Duncan McLaren and the Liberal Dominance of Victorian Scotland" (PDF). Journal of Liberal History. 69: 22. Retrieved 7 April 2018.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  21. Walker, Martyn (2017). The Development of the Mechanics' Institute Movement in Britain and Beyond: Supporting further education for the adult working classes. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781315685021. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
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