Wallingford (UK Parliament constituency)

Wallingford (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Wallingford
Type = Borough
Year = 1295
Abolition = 1885

Wallingford was a constituency in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was a parliamentary borough created in 1295, centred on the market town Wallingford in Berkshire (now in Oxfordshire). It used to return two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons; this was cut to one in 1832, and the constituency was abolished in 1885. The town of Wallingford is now within the constituency of Wantage.

History

Before 1832 the borough consisted only of the town of Wallingford, which by the 19th century was divided into four parishes. The franchise was limited to (male) inhabitants paying scot and lot, a local tax. Namier and Brooke estimated that the number of electors in the mid-eighteenth century was about 200; but the number fluctuated considerably with the fortunes of the town, which had no manufacturing interests and considerable unemployment at some periods. There were never enough voters to avoid the risk of corruption, and systematic bribery generally prevailed, with anything up to 150 votes being bought and sold at any one election. (In 1754, Thomas Sewell, one of the Whig candidates, spent over £1000 of his own money and not only was this reimbursed from the "secret service" funds but the government spent further money unsuccessfully attempting to secure him a seat in Wallingford.) By the 19th century Wallingford was regarded as one of the worst of the rotten boroughs, and Oldfield recorded in 1816 that the price of a vote was 40 guineas.

The 1831 census found the borough had a population of approximately 2,500, and 485 houses. Under the Reform Act 1832, the constituency was allowed to survive and to keep one of its two MPs, but the boundaries were considerably extended, taking in the Wallingford Castle precincts, which had previously been excluded, and all or part of a dozen neighbouring parishes including Benson and Crowmarsh, and part of Cholsey. This change of boundaries almost trebled the population, but the effect on the electorate was much smaller. According to the reports on which the Reform Act was based, Wallingford had about 300 men qualified to vote in 1831 (though no more than 230 had ever voted in the previous thirty years). Yet despite the widening of the right to vote, which preserved the ancient right voters of the borough while adding new electors on an occupation franchise, there were only 453 names on the 1832 electoral register for the extended borough. (Stooks Smith records that 166 of these claimed their vote as scot and lot payers, while 287 qualified as £10 occupiers; but many of the latter group presumably paid scot and lot within the old boundaries and could have voted before the Reform Act.)

In 1868 the franchise was further extended and there were 942 registered electors, but the constituency was much too small to survived the Third Reform Act, and was abolished with effect from the general election of 1885. The constituency was mostly included in the new Berkshire North or Abingdon county constituency, but Benson and the other parts of the extended borough on the Oxfordshire side of the Thames were placed in the Oxfordshire South or Henley division of that county.

Members of Parliament

1295-1660

* 1302: Osbert de Notele, William Clericus
* 1304: Nicholas de la Barre, William Mareschal
* 1306: Nicholas de la Barre, Richard de Cippenham
* 1306: John Mariot, Osbert de Notele
* 1307: Nicholas de la Barre, John Mariot
* 1309: Thomas de Morton, Thomas Bene
* 1311: Nicholas de la Barre, Osbert de Notele
* 1311: Nicholas de la Barre, Osbert de Notele
* 1312: Nicholas de la Barre, Richard de Cippenham
* 1313: Nicholas de la Barre, William Butty
* 1314: Walter at Russhe, William Butty
* 1314-5: Osbert de Notele, Thomas Bone
* 1318: Thomas Garston, Thomas Bone
* 1327: John Osbern, Richard Grotard
* 1320: Thomas Bone, Thomas Bortorat
* 1321: Nicholas de la Barre, John Osbern
* 1322: Reginald de Bradebourn, Alexander le Vacher
* 1322: Thomas at Gaston, Alexander le Vacher
* 1323: Osbert de Notele, Reginald de Bradebourn
* 1325: Robert Butty, Richard Reswald
* 1327: John Osbern, Roger de Saucer
* 1328: Thomas Bone, John Osbern
* 1328: John Osbern, John Breton
* 1329: John Mariot, William Arnyot
* 1330: John Mariot, Robert Butty
* 1331: John Mariot, Robert Butty
* 1331: Thomas Bone, William de Dene
* 1333: John Mariot, John de Preston
* 1335: William de Cornwall, Philip Preston
* 1335: William de Cornwall, Thomas Bone
* 1336: William de Cornwall, Edmund Bonham
* 1336: William de Cornwall, Thomas Bone
* 1337: John Mariot, William de Cornwall
* 1337: John Mariot, William de Cornwall
* 1338: William le Goldsmith, John Berewyk
* 1338: John Mariot, William Arnyat
* 1339: John Stacy, Thomas Batheshall
* 1339: Robert Butty, William le Goldsmith
* 1341: John Mariot, Robert Butty
* 1344: Roger Tylewyne, John Berewyk
* 1347: John atte Ruysshe, John at Barston
* 1348: Philip de Preston, William le Goldsmith
* 1350-1: William Harewell, Thomas Reynald
* 1355: John Louch, John Brightwalton
* 1357-8: Robert Berot, John Heronn
* 1360: John Louch, John Andrew
* 1360: Nicholas Payable, Roger Preston
* 1362: William Harewell, Henry Redyng
* 1363: William Harewell, Alexander Absolan
* 1364: John James, Roger Preston
* 1366: John James, Nicholas Payable
* 1368: Nicholas Tanner,
* 1369: John James, Nicholas Tanner
* 1370: John James, Richard Attefelde
* 1371: John James, Richard Attefelde
* 1372: Richard Attefelde, Roger Melbourne
* 1373: Thomas Grove, Roger Arnyate
* 1375: John James, Richard Attefelde
* 1376: Thomas Beneshef, Henry de Bedyng
* 1377: Thomas Reynald, Richard Attefelde
* 1378: Roger Arnyate
* 1379-80: Roger Melbourne, Walter Hervy
* 1381: Roger Melbourne
* 1383: Thomas Grove, Robert Oxenford
* 1383: Roger Melbourne, John Kerre
* 1383: Roger Arnyate, John Kerre
* 1384: Thomas Grove, John Lyttel
* 1384: Thomas Grove, Walter Harby
* 1385: Thomas Beneshef, Robert Oxenford
* 1386: Thomas Beneshef, John Derby
* 1387: Thomas Beneshef, Roger Melbourne
* 1388: Richard de Brugge, John Bernard
* 1389: John Cotterell, Roger Melbourne
* 1391: Richard Hovelock, William Hende
* 1392: John Cotterell, William Cary
* 1393: John Cotterell, John Derby
* 1394: John Cotterell, John Derby
* 1396: John Cotterell, Robert Oxenford
* 1397: John Cotterell, Walter Colete
* 1399: Walter Hervy, John Culham
* 1405-6: William Essex, Walter Hyndon
* 1407: John Culham, William Clowd
* 1409-10: John Cotterell, William Cotterell
* 1413: Thomas Ravening, Lewys Ihon
* 1413-4: Robert Deffonte, Robert Carswell
* 1419: John Denby, Richard Algate
* 1420: John Cotterell, Richard Algate
* 1421: John Cotterell, John Mercham
* 1421: John Warfeld, William Bodyngton
* 1422: John Warfeld, Laurence Haweman
* 1423: Laurence Haweman, Henry Payne
* 1429: John Mercham, Thomas Jones
* 1425-6: Laurence Haweman, John Denby
* 1427: John Warfeld, William Borde
* 1429: John Warfeld, Laurence Haweman
* 1430-1: John Warfeld, Thomas Ramsey
* 1432: John Warfeld, William Bodyngton
* 1433: John Warfeld, William Bodyngton
* 1435: John Warfeld, William Borde
* 1436-7: John Warfeld, William Borde
* 1441-2: John Bruggewater, John Stoke
* 1446: John Stoke, Robert Dalby
* 1448: Thomas Carlyll. Henry Herleton
* 1449: Robert Hopton, Thomas Browne
* 1450: Henry Spencer, Richard Bulstrode
* 1452-3: Thomas Preston, John Burgh
* 1459: Richard Houghton, Henry Spencer
* 1460: William Bedeston, John Bydon
* 1467: John Colynggrugge, Robert Hopton
* 1472: Thomas Roos, Thomas Ashynden
* 1477-8: Thomas Wode, Thomas Vynsent
* 1529: Edward Chamberlain, Godelacius Overton
* 1547: Sir Thomas Parry, Henry Hontley
* 1552-3: Sir Thomas Parry, George Wright
* 1553: George Wright, Edmund Plowden
* 1554: Edmund Ashfield, Anthony Butler
* 1554: Edmund Ashfield, Robert Cockson
* 1555: Sir Thomas Parry, Thomas Mynde
* 1557: Thomas Mynde, Radulphus Pollyngton
* 1558-9: Thomas Mynde, John Fortesque
* 1563: William Dunch, Thomas Brown
* 1571: Sir Edmund Dunch, Thomas Dudley
* 1572: Thomas Digges, John Fortesque
* 1584: Christopher Edmonds, Richard Knollys
* 1586: Richard Knollys, Thomas Stampe
* 1588-9: Michael Molyns, Thomas Stampe
* 1592-3: Thomas Fortesque, Anthony Bacon
* 1597: Thomas Fortesque, Owen Oglethorpe
* 1603: (John Harberte), Henry Doyley, Thomas Fortesque (who took John Harberte's seat as he served for Glamorgan)
* 1603: Sir William Dunch, Griffith Payne
* 1614: William Reynolds, George Symonds
* 1620: Sir George Simeon, Samuel Dunch
* 1623: (Sir Edward Howarde), Sir George Simeon, Sir Anthony Forrest (who took Edward Howarde's seat as he served for Calne, Wilts)
* 1625: Sir Anthony Forrest, Michael Molyns
* 1625: Sir Anthony Forrest, Unton Croke
* 1627: Sir Robert Knollys, Edmund Dunch
* 1640-1653: Edmund Dunch (Parliamentarian), Unton Croke
* 1640-1644: Thomas Howard (Royalist) - "disabled to sit, January 1644"
* 1646(?)-1648: Robert Packer - "excluded in Pride's Purge, December 1648"
* 1658: William Cook, Walter Bigg

1660-1832

Elections in the 1750-1760s

Election box begin
title=General Election 15 April 1754: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = John Hervey
votes = Elected
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Richard Neville Aldworth
votes = Elected
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Thomas Sewell
votes = Defeated
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = The 5th Viscount Castlecomer 1
votes = Defeated
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 25 March 1761: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = John Hervey
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Sir John Gibbons, Bt
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Death of Hervey"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 15 January 1765: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Sir George Pigot, Bt
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

* "Creation of Pigot as the 1st Baron Pigot in the Peerage of Ireland, 1766"

Election box begin
title=General Election 16 March 1768: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = John Aubrey
votes = 69
percentage = 39.66
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Robert Pigot
votes = 67
percentage = 38.51
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Sir John Gibbons, Bt
votes = 38
percentage = 21.84
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 174
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1770-1780s

* "Seat vacated on the appointment of Pigot as Warden of the Mint"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 27 January 1772: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = John Cator
votes = 90
percentage = 52.94
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Robert Pigot
votes = 80
percentage = 47.06
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10
percentage = 5.88
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 170
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 8 October 1774: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = John Cator
votes = Elected
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Sir Robert Barker
votes = Elected
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Thomas Francis Wenman
votes = Defeated
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = William Nedham
votes = Defeated
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 8 September 1780: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = John Aubrey
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Chaloney Arcedeckne
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated on the appointment of Aubrey as a Lord of the Admiralty 2 "

Election box begin
title=By-Election 15 July 1782: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = John Aubrey
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated on the appointment of Aubrey to an office"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 30 December 1783: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = John Aubrey
votes = 113
percentage = 66.08
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Thomas Keating
votes = 58
percentage = 33.92
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 55
percentage = 32.16
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 171
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated on the appointment of Aubrey as a Commissioner of the Treasury 2 "

Election box begin
title=By-Election January 1784: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Sir Francis Sykes, Bt
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

* "Note (1784 by-election): Namier and Brooke do not include this by-election, which is noted in Stooks Smith's book. Stooks Smith does not include the previous by-election won by Aubrey."

Election box begin
title=General Election 31 March 1784: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Sir Francis Sykes, Bt
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Thomas Aubrey
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1790s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1790: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Sir Francis Sykes, Bt
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Nathaniel William Wraxall
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Resignation of Wraxall"

Election box begin
title=By-Election March 1794: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Francis Sykes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box gain with party link
winner = Tory Party
loser = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1796: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Sir Francis Sykes, Bt
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = "'The Lord Eardley 1"'
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1800s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1802: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Sir Francis Sykes, Bt
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Lewis Hughes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Death of Sykes"

Election box begin
title=By-Election February 1804: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = George Galway Mills
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box gain with party link
winner = Non Partisan
loser = Tory Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1806: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Lewis Hughes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Richard Benyon
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1807: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Lewis Hughes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Richard Benyon
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1810s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1812: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Lewis Hughes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Ebenezer Fuller Maitland
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1818: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Lewis Hughes
votes = Elected
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Ebenezer Fuller Maitland
votes = Elected
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = George James Robarts
votes = Defeated
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1820s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1820: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Lewis Hughes
votes = Elected
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = George James Robarts
votes = Elected
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Ebenezer Fuller Maitland
votes = Defeated
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1826: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Lewis Hughes
votes = 151
percentage = 42.42
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = George James Robarts
votes = 125
percentage = 35.11
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = John Dodson |votes = 80
percentage = 22.47
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 356
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Resignation of Robarts"

Election box begin
title=By-Election December 1826: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Robert Knight
votes = 117
percentage = 58.21
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = John Bailey
votes = 84
percentage = 41.79
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 33
percentage = 16.42
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 201
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = British Whig Party
swing = "N/A"

Elections in the 1830s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1830: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Lewis Hughes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Robert Knight
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1831: Wallingford (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Lewis Hughes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Robert Knight
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Creation of Hughes as the 1st Baron Dinorben"

Election box begin
title=By-Election September 1831: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Thomas Charles Leigh
votes = 119
percentage = 63.64
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = William Seymour Blackstone
votes = 68
percentage = 36.36
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 51
percentage = 27.27
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 187
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = British Whig Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1832: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = William Seymour Blackstone
votes = 202
percentage = 55.04
change = +18.68
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Charles Eyston
votes = 165
percentage = 44.96
change = -18.68
Election box majority
votes = 37
percentage = 10.08
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 367
percentage = 81.02
change = "N/A"
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 453
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = British Whig Party
swing = +18.68

* "Note (1832): Change and swing calculated from the 1831 by-election. Stooks Smith classifies Blackstone as a Tory and Eyston as a Whig. Blackstone used crimson and white colours and Eyston used green."

Election box begin
title=General Election 1835: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = William Seymour Blackstone
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 366
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

* "Note (1835): Stooks Smith classifies Blackstone as a Tory and gives the registered electors as 344."

Election box begin
title=General Election 1837: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = William Seymour Blackstone
votes = 159
percentage = 57.40
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Thomas Teed
votes = 118
percentage = 42.60
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 41
percentage = 14.80
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 277
percentage = 83.18
change = "N/A"
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 333
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

* "Note (1837): Stooks Smith classifies Blackstone as a Tory and Teed as a Whig. He also gives the registered electorate as 322. Blackstone used crimson and white colours and Teed used light blue."

Elections in the 1840s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1841: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = William Seymour Blackstone
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 386
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

* "Note (1841): Stooks Smith classifies Blackstone as a Tory and gives the registered electors as 368."

Election box begin
title=General Election 1847: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = William Seymour Blackstone
votes = 166
percentage = 51.88
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Alfred Morrison
votes = 154
percentage = 48.13
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12
percentage = 3.75
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 320
percentage = 80.40
change = "N/A"
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 398
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

* "Note (1847): Stooks Smith classifies Blackstone as a Tory and Morrison as a Whig."

Elections in the 1850s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1852: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Malins
votes = 174
percentage = 50.88
change = -1.00
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Alfred Morrison
votes = 168
percentage = 49.12
change = +0.99
Election box majority
votes = 6
percentage = 1.75
change = -2.00
Election box turnout
votes = 342
percentage = 79.91
change = -0.49
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 428
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -1.00

Election box begin
title=General Election 1857: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Malins
votes = 149
percentage = 52.46
change = +1.58
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = A. Sartoris
votes = 135
percentage = 47.54
change = -1.58
Election box majority
votes = 14
percentage = 4.93
change = +3.18
Election box turnout
votes = 284
percentage = 76.55
change = -3.36
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 371
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +1.58

Election box begin
title=General Election 1859: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Malins
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 381
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Elections in the 1860s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1865: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, Bt
votes = 158
percentage = 54.48
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Malins
votes = 132
percentage = 45.52
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 26
percentage = 8.97
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 290
percentage = 81.23
change = "N/A"
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 357
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1868: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stanley Vickers
votes = 453
percentage = 55.86
change = +10.34
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, Bt
votes = 358
percentage = 44.14
change = -10.34
Election box majority
votes = 95
percentage = 11.71
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 811
percentage = 86.09
change = +4.86
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 942
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Party (UK)
swing = +10.34

Elections in the 1870s

* "Death of Vickers"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 9 March 1872: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Edward Wells
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1874: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Edward Wells
votes = 575
percentage = 56.82
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = E. Jones
votes = 437
percentage = 43.18
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 138
percentage = 13.64
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 1,012
percentage = 88.69
change = "N/A"
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 1,141
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Elections in the 1880s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1880: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Walter Wren
votes = 582
percentage = 51.83
change = +8.65
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Edward Wells
votes = 541
percentage = 48.17
change = -8.65
Election box majority
votes = 41
percentage = 3.65
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 1,123
percentage = 91.60
change = +2.91
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 1,226
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -8.65

* "Election declared void on petition"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 1 July 1880: Wallingford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Pandeli Ralli
votes = 567
percentage = 50.85
change = -0.98
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Robert William Hanbury
votes = 548
percentage = 49.15
change = +0.98
Election box majority
votes = 19
percentage = 1.70
change = -1.95
Election box turnout
votes = 1,115
percentage = 90.95
change = -0.65
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 1,226
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
swing = +0.98

* "Constituency abolished (1885)"

Notes:-
* 1 A Peer of Ireland.
* 2 This is the office attributed to the MP by Stooks Smith. However Pigot in 1772 does not appear on the Wikipedia list of Masters of the Mint.

References

* "British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (The Macmillan Press 1977)
* J.K. Hedges, "Wallingford History" (London: Wm Clowes, 1881)
* Sir Lewis Namier and John Brooke, "The House of Commons 1754-1790", (London: HMSO, 1964)
* Lewis Namier, "The Structure of Politics at the Accession of George III" (2nd edition - London: St Martin's Press, 1961)
* Robert Henry O'Byrne "The representative history of Great Britain and Ireland, comprising biographical and genealogical notices of the Members of Parliament from Edward VI 1547 to Victoria 1847." (London, John Ollivier, 1848)
* T H B Oldfield, "The Representative History of Great Britain and Ireland" (London: Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, 1816)
* J Holladay Philbin, "Parliamentary Representation 1832 - England and Wales" (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965)
* M. Stenton (ed.), "Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume I 1832-1885" (The Harvester Press, 1976)
* Henry Stooks Smith, "The Parliaments of England" (1st edition in three volumes, 1844-50; 2nd edition edited in one volume by F.W.S. Craig, Political Reference Publications, 1973)
* Frederic A Youngs, jr, "Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol I" (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979)
*Rayment

External links

* [http://uk.geocities.com/david.hemming1@btinternet.com/history Wallingford History Gateway]


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