Helston (UK Parliament constituency)

Helston (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Helston
Type = Borough
Year = 1298
Abolition = 1885
members = 1298–1832: two
1832–1885: one

Helston was a parliamentary borough centred on the small town of Helston in Cornwall.

It returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until the 1832 general election, when its representation was reduced to one member. Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, it was abolished with effect from the 1885 general election.

Members of Parliament

Before 1640

* 1572: William Killigrew
* 1597: William Cooke
* 1601: William Twysden
* 1604-1611: Sir John Leigh
* 1604-1611: Robert Nanton
* 1614: Sir Robert Killigrew
* 1614: Henry Bulstrode
* 1621-1622: Sir Thomas Stafford
* 1621-1622: William Noy
* 1628-1629: Sidney Godolphin

1640-1832

1832-1885

Notes

Elections

References

*Robert Beatson, "A Chronological Register of Both Houses of Parliament" (London: Longman, Hurst, Res & Orme, 1807) [http://books.google.com/books?vid=024wW9LmFc5kXY0FI2&id=Gh2wKY2rkDUC&printsec=toc&dq=Return+of+Members+of+Parliament&as_brr=1&sig=SK5GVtGLfWQ9ovZDbyZObAyIO5I#PPP9,M1]
*D Brunton & D H Pennington, "Members of the Long Parliament" (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954)
*"Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803" (London: Thomas Hansard, 1808) [http://www2.odl.ox.ac.uk/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?e=p-000-00---0modhis06--00-0-0-0prompt-10---4------0-1l--1-en-50---20-about---00001-001-1-1isoZz-8859Zz-1-0&a=d&cl=CL1]
*F W S Craig, "British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885" (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
* Maija Jansson (ed.), "Proceedings in Parliament, 1614 (House of Commons)" (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1988)
* J E Neale, "The Elizabethan House of Commons" (London: Jonathan Cape, 1949)
*Rayment


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