Nottingham (UK Parliament constituency)
Nottingham was a parliamentary borough in Nottinghamshire, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1295. In 1885 the constituency was abolished and the city of Nottingham divided into three single-member constituencies.
|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||two|
|Replaced by||Nottingham East, Nottingham South and Nottingham West|
Nottingham sent two representatives to Parliament from 1283 onwards.
The constituency was abolished in 1885 and replaced by Nottingham East, Nottingham South and Nottingham West.
Members of Parliament
|Parliament||First member||Second member|
|1318||Robert Ingram||Simon Folville|
|1322 (May)||Geoffrey le Flemyng||Simon Folville|
|1327 (Jan)||Robert Ingram of Nottingham||Simon Folville|
|1384 (Apr)||John Tansley|
|1386||William Butler||Robert Howden|
|1388 (Feb)||John Crowshaw||John Plumtre|
|1388 (Sep)||William Butler||Thomas Mapperley|
|1390 (Jan)||William Butler||Robert German|
|1391||William Butler||Thomas Mapperley|
|1393||William Butler||Nicholas Alestre|
|1395||Thomas Mapperley||Robert German|
|1397 (Jan)||Thomas Mapperley||Robert German|
|1397 (Sep)||William Gresley||John Hodings|
|1399||John Plumtre||John Tansley|
|1406||Walter Stacy||Thomas Fox|
|1407||John Bothall||John Jorce|
|1411||Thomas Mapperley||John Hodings|
|1413 (Feb)||Thomas Mapperley||John Hodings 1|
|1413 (May)||Thomas Mapperley||John Tansley|
|1414 (Apr)||John Tansley||Robert Glade|
|1414 (Nov)||Walter Stacy||Henry Preston|
|1416 (Mar)||John Alestre||John Bingham|
|1417||Henry Preston||William Burton|
|1419||Robert Glade||Richard Samon|
|1420||John Bingham||Thomas Poge|
|1421 (May)||Robert Glade||John Alestre|
|1421 (Dec)||Richard Samon||Thomas Poge|
|1422||John Alestre||Thomas Poge|
|1510–1523||No names known|
|1529||Anthony Babington||Henry Statham, died and |
replaced Jan 1535 by Nicholas Quarnby
|1536||?Sir Anthony Babington||?|
|1539||Sir John Markham||George Pierrepont|
|1542||Edward Chamberlain||?Sir John Markham|
|1545||Sir John Markham||Nicholas Powtrell|
|1547||John Paston||Nicholas Powtrell|
|1553 (Mar)||Robert Haselrigg||Francis Colman|
|1553 (Oct)||Humphrey Quarnby||Thomas Markham|
|1554 (Apr)||Humphrey Quarnby||Francis Colman|
|1554 (Nov)||Nicholas Powtrell||William Markham|
|1555||Hugh Thornhill||John Bateman|
|1558||Francis Colman||Edward Boun|
|1558 (Dec)||Thomas Markham||John Bateman|
|1562/1563||Humphrey Quarnby, died and |
replaced 1566 by Ralph Barton
|1571||Ralph Barton||William Ball|
|1572 (Apr)||Sir Thomas Manners||John Bateman|
|1584 (Oct)||Richard Parkins||John Bateman|
|1586||Sir Robert Constable||Richard Parkins|
|1588/1589||Richard Parkins||George Manners|
|1593||Richard Parkins||Humphrey Bonner|
|1597 (Sep)||Humphrey Bonner||Anchor Jackson|
|1601||William Gregory||William Greaves|
|1604–1611||Richard Harte (or Hunt)||Anchor Jackson|
|1614||William Gregory||Robert Staples|
|1621||Michael Purefoy||George Lascelles|
|1623||John Byron||Sir Charles Cavendish|
|1625||Robert Greaves||John Martyn|
|1626||Sir Gervase Clifton||John Byron|
|1628||Sir Charles Cavendish||Viscount Newark|
|1629–1640||No Parliaments convened|
- Later General; knighted 1775
- Later Rear-Admiral
- On petition, Birch was found not to have been duly elected
- On petition, Walter's election was declared void and a by-election held, in which his son, John Walter (junior), took his place as Conservative candidate and was defeated
- On petition, the election of 1865 was declared void and a by-election held
Elections in the 1840s
Ferguson's death caused a by-election.
|Conservative||John Walter Sr.||1,983||53.2|
|Conservative gain from Whig||Swing|
|Conservative||John Walter Sr.||144||10.7|
|Conservative||Thomas Broughton Charlton||142||10.6|
|Turnout||671 (est)||14.3 (est)|
Larpent resigned by accepting the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, causing a by-election.
|Conservative||John Walter Sr.||1,885||51.1||+29.8|
|Conservative gain from Whig||Swing||+10.1|
Walter's election was declared void, on petition, due to bribery by his agents, on 23 March 1843, causing a by-election.
|Conservative||John Walter Jr.||1,728||48.4||+27.1|
Hobhouse was appointed President of the Board of Control for the Affairs of India, requiring a by-election.
|Conservative||John Walter Jr.||1,683||34.8||+13.5|
|Turnout||2,416 (est)||46.9 (est)||+32.6|
|Conservative gain from Whig||Swing||+16.1|
|Chartist gain from Radical||Swing||N/A|
Elections in the 1850s
|Peelite||John Walter Jr.||1,863||43.0||+8.2|
|Turnout||2,168 (est)||41.2 (est)||−5.7|
|Whig gain from Chartist||Swing||+15.8|
|Peelite gain from Conservative||Swing||+7.7|
Strutt was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, requiring a by-election.
Strutt was elevated to the peerage, becoming 1st Baron Belper, requiring a by-election.
|Radical gain from Whig|
|Peelite||John Walter Jr.||1,836||37.9||−5.1|
|Chartist||Ernest Charles Jones||614||12.7||+0.9|
|Turnout||2,422 (est)||42.9 (est)||+1.7|
|Radical gain from Whig||Swing||+1.9|
|Chartist||Ernest Charles Jones||151||2.3||−10.4|
|Turnout||3,312 (est)||55.1 (est)||+12.2|
Elections in the 1860s
|Independent Liberal||Robert Juckes Clifton||2,513||69.1||N/A|
|Independent Liberal gain from Liberal||Swing||N/A|
|Independent Liberal||Robert Juckes Clifton||2,352||25.3||N/A|
|Turnout||4,657 (est)||78.5 (est)||+23.4|
|Independent Liberal gain from Liberal||Swing||N/A|
|Independent Liberal||Ralph Bernal Osborne||2,518||25.9||N/A|
|Independent Liberal||David Faulkner||3||0.0||N/A|
|Turnout||4,867 (est)||82.0 (est)||+3.5|
|Independent Liberal hold||Swing||N/A|
|Independent Liberal||Robert Juckes Clifton||5,285||28.4||+3.1|
|Conservative||Charles Ichabod Wright||4,591||24.6||+0.5|
|Independent Liberal||Ralph Bernal Osborne||2,031||10.9||N/A|
|Turnout||11,609 (est)||81.9 (est)||+3.4|
|Independent Liberal hold||Swing||+5.3|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+4.0|
Clifton's death caused a by-election.
|Independent Liberal||William Digby Seymour||4,517||49.4||N/A|
|Liberal gain from Independent Liberal||Swing||N/A|
Elections in the 1870s
Wright's resignation caused a by-election.
|Independent Liberal||William Digby Seymour||4,675||48.5||N/A|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||N/A|
|Conservative||William Evelyn Denison||5,268||24.9||+12.6|
|Independent Liberal||Richard Birkin||1,074||5.1||N/A|
|Turnout||10,581 (est)||65.5 (est)||−16.4|
|Conservative gain from Independent Liberal||Swing||+5.6|
Elections in the 1880s
|Liberal||John Skirrow Wright||8,055||29.6||+12.8|
|Turnout||13,591 (est)||72.7 (est)||+7.2|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+7.9|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+9.6|
Wright's death caused a by-election.
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