Sudbury (UK Parliament constituency)

Sudbury (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Sudbury
Type = Borough
Year = 1559
Abolition = 1844
members = two
UK former constituency infobox
Name = Sudbury
Type = County
Year = 1885
Abolition = 1950
members = one

Sudbury was a parliamentary constituency which was represented in the British House of Commons. A parliamentary borough consisting of the town of Sudbury in Suffolk, it returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) from 1559 until it was disenfranchised for corruption in 1844. The Sudbury election of 1835, which Charles Dickens reported for the "Morning Chronicle", is thought by many experts to be the inspiration for the famous Eatanswill election in his novel "Pickwick Papers".

A county constituency of the same name was established by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, electing one MP by the first past the post voting system. It was abolished for the 1950 general election.

Boundaries

Members of Parliament

1559-1640

* 1604-1611: Sir T Beckingham
* 1604-1611: Thomas Eden, junior
* 1614: Robert Crane
* 1614: Henry Binge
* 1621-1622: Edward Osburne
* 1621-1622: Brampton Gurdon
* 1624-1625: Robert Crane
* 1628-1629: Sir Robert Crane

1640-1844

1885-1950

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)
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* Maija Jansson (ed.), "Proceedings in Parliament, 1614 (House of Commons)" (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1988) [http://books.google.com/books?id=L9GqTX0uoT8C&pg=PR9&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=0_0&sig=UkEf4ZrrR7tKn1fYUF0yU1YkPwc#PPR5,M1]
* H G Nicholas, "To The Hustings: Election scenes from English fiction" (London, Cassell & Co., 1956)
*Rayment


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