Cambridge University (UK Parliament constituency)


Cambridge University (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Cambridge University
Type = University
Year = 1603
Abolition = 1950
members = two

Cambridge University was a university constituency electing two members to the British House of Commons, from 1603 to 1950.

Boundaries, Electorate and Election Systems

This university constituency was created by a Royal Charter of 1603. It was abolished in 1950 by the Representation of the People Act 1948.

The constituency was not a physical area. Its electorate consisted of the graduates of the University. Before 1918 the franchise was restricted to male graduates with a Doctorate or MA degree. Sedgwick records that the electors numbered 377, in 1727. For the 1754-1790 period Namier and Brooke estimated the electorate at about 500.

The constituency returned two Members of Parliament. Before 1918 they were elected using the bloc vote. From 1918, the MPs were elected by the Single Transferable Vote method of Proportional Representation.

History

In the early eighteenth century the University electorate were mostly Tory. However the Whig ministers of King George I were able to persuade the King to use the royal prerogative power to confer doctorates, so from 1727 the University returned Whig representatives. Oxford University, where the King did not have the same prerogative power, remained safely Tory (indeed often Jacobite) in sympathies.

The leading mid-eighteenth century Whig politician, the Duke of Newcastle, was for many years (1748-1768) Chancellor of the University. He "recommended" suitable candidates to represent the institution in Parliament. This practise continued under his successor, another Whig Duke and Prime Minister (1768-1770), the Duke of Grafton (Chancellor 1768-1811). However Grafton was less prominent as a politician than Newcastle had been and less attentive to the University. As a result some of Grafton's choices were criticised, notably that of the Duke's friend Richard Croftes.

Croftes lacked the sort of characteristics a University MP usually had. He was neither the son of a peer (like the Hon. John Townshend, the Marquess of Granby or Grafton's own son the Earl of Euston), a distinguished lawyer-politician (such as William de Grey, James Mansfield or Sir Vicary Gibbs) nor a prominent political figure (like William Pitt or Lord Henry Petty).

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Pittite/Tory candidates began to be elected. At the start of this political development some of the Pittite MPs, like William Pitt himself (MP for the University 1784-1806), called themselves Whigs. As time passed the division between the nineteenth century Tory and Whig parties became clearer.

The future Prime Minister, the Viscount Palmerston, retained his seat as a Whig after he left the Tory ranks. However by 1831 he was defeated. After the Viscount ceased to represent the University he was elected by a territorial constituency. No further non Tory/Conservative MP was to represent the University until the 1920s.

Even after the introduction of the single transferable vote in 1918, most Cambridge University MPs continued to be Conservatives.

Members of Parliament

This is a list of people who have been elected to represent this University in the Parliament of the United Kingdom,

1660 to 1784

Elections in the 1710s

Election box begin
title=General Election 26 January 1715: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Hon. Dixie Windsor
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Thomas Paske
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1720s

* "Death of Paske"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 19 December 1720: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Thomas Willoughby
votes = 176
percentage = 55.17
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Henry Finch
votes = 143
percentage = 44.83
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 33
percentage = 10.34
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 319
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Tory Party
swing = "N/A"

* "Note (1722): Stooks Smith gives Willoughby 319 votes."

Election box begin
title=General Election 22 March 1722: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Hon. Dixie Windsor
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Thomas Willoughby
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 22 August 1727: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Edward Finch
votes = 221
percentage = 37.14
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Thomas Townshend
votes = 198
percentage = 33.28
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Hon. Dixie Windsor
votes = 176
percentage = 29.58
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 595 (377 voted)
percentage = 79.70
change = "N/A"
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 473

* "Note (1727): Unusually, for a pre-1832 election, Stooks Smith records the total number of electors for the constituency as well as the number who voted; so a turnout figure can be calculated."

Elections in the 1730s

Election box begin
title=General Election 29 April 1734: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Thomas Townshend
votes = 222
percentage = 30.33
change = -2.95
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Edward Finch
votes = 209
percentage = 28.55
change = -8.59
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = -. Goodrick
votes = 174
percentage = 23.77
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Hon. Dixie Windsor
votes = 137
percentage = 17.35
change = -12.23
Election box turnout
votes = 732
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Note (1734): Goodrick was an Opposition Whig"

Elections in the 1740s

Election box begin
title=General Election 6 May 1741: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Edward Finch
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Thomas Townshend
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated when Finch was appointed a Groom of the Bedchamber"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 23 July 1742: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Edward Finch
votes = Unopposed
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 26 June 1747: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Edward Finch
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Thomas Townshend
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1750s

Election box begin
title=General Election 17 April 1754: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Edward Finch
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Thomas Townshend
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated when Finch was appointed to an office"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 14 June 1757: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Edward Finch
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = British Whig Party
swing = "N/A"

Elections in the 1760s

* "Seat vacated when Finch was appointed to an office"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 14 January 1761: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Edward Finch
votes = Unopposed
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 27 March 1761: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Edward Finch
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Thomas Townshend
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 19 March 1768: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Hon. Charles Yorke
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Hon. Thomas Townshend
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1770s

* "Seat vacated on the appointment of Yorke as Lord Chancellor"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 1 February 1770: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = William de Grey
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 de Grey as Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 4 February 1771: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Richard Croftes
votes = 76
percentage = 62.81
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = William Wynne
votes = 45
percentage = 37.19
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 31
percentage = 25.62
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 121
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 10 October 1774: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Marquess of Granby
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Richard Croftes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Succession of Granby as the 4th Duke of Rutland"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 10 June 1779: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = James Mansfield
votes = 157
percentage = 35.68
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Hon. John Townshend
votes = 145
percentage = 32.95
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Lord Hyde
votes = 138
percentage = 31.36
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12
percentage = 2.73
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 440
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

Elections in the 1780s

Election box begin
title=General Election 9 September 1780: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = James Mansfield
votes = 277
percentage = 27.10
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Hon. John Townshend
votes = 247
percentage = 24.17
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Lord Hyde
votes = 206
percentage = 20.16
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Richard Croftes
votes = 150
percentage = 14.68
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Hon. William Pitt
votes = 142
percentage = 13.89
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 1,022 (546 voters)
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Note (1780): Stooks Smith records Townshend as getting 237 votes."
* "Seat vacated on Townshend being appointed to an office"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 3 April 1782: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Hon. John Townshend
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated on Townshend being appointed to an office"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 11 April 1783: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Hon. John Townshend
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated on Mansfield being appointed as Solicitor General for England and Wales"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 26 November 1783: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = James Mansfield
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Non Partisan
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 3 April 1784: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = "'Rt Hon. William Pitt
votes = 351
percentage = 31.65
change = +17.76
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Earl of Euston
votes = 299
percentage = 26.96
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Hon. John Townshend
votes = 278
percentage = 25.07
change = +0.90
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = James Mansfield
votes = 181
percentage = 16.32
change = -10.78
Election box turnout
votes = 1,109 (588 voters)
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Note The 1784 election was broadly fought as a contest between the new government of Pitt and the ousted Fox-North Coalition, in which boh Townshend and Mansfield had held office."

Elections in the 1790s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1790: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = "'Rt Hon. William Pitt
votes = 510
percentage = 42.50
change = +10.85
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Earl of Euston
votes = 483
percentage = 40.25
change = +13.29
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Lawrence Dundas
votes = 207
percentage = 17.25
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 1,200 (684 voters)
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Note (1790): Party labels in the 1790-1832 period follow Stooks Smith, who classifies Pitt and his Pittite supporters as Tories without regard to what they would have actually called themselves."
* "Seat vacated on Pitt being appointed Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 1792: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Rt Hon. William Pitt
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Tory Party
swing = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated on Euston being appointed to an office"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 1794: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Earl of Euston
votes = Unopposed
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 1796: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Rt Hon. William Pitt
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Earl of Euston
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1800s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1802: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Rt Hon. William Pitt
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Earl of Euston
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated on Pitt being appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 1804: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Rt Hon. William Pitt
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Tory Party
swing = "N/A"

* "Death of Pitt"

Election box begin
title=By-Election February 1806: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Lord Henry Petty
votes = 331
percentage = 54.80
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Viscount Althorp
votes = 145
percentage = 24.01
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = The Viscount Palmerston
votes = 128
percentage = 21.19
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 186
percentage = 30.79
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 604
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box gain with party link
winner = British Whig Party
loser = Tory Party
swing = "N/A"

* "Palmerston was a Peer of Ireland"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1806: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Rt Hon. Lord Henry Petty
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Earl of Euston
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1807: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Earl of Euston
votes = 324
percentage = 26.75
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = "'Sir Vicary Gibbs
votes = 312
percentage = 25.76
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = The Viscount Palmerston
votes = 310
percentage = 25.60
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Rt Hon. Lord Henry Petty
votes = 265
percentage = 21.88
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 1,211 (631 voters)
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1810s

* "Succession of Euston as the 4th Duke of Grafton"

Election box begin
title=By-Election March 1811: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = The Viscount Palmerston
votes = 451
percentage = 56.66
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = John Henry Smyth
votes = 345
percentage = 43.34
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 106
percentage = 13.32
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 796
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box gain with party link
winner = Tory Party
loser = British Whig Party
swing = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated on Gibbs being appointed a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 1812: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = John Henry Smyth
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box gain with party link
winner = British Whig Party
loser = Tory Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1812: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = The Viscount Palmerston
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = John Henry Smyth
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1818: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = The Viscount Palmerston
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = John Henry Smyth
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1820s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1820: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = The Viscount Palmerston
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = John Henry Smyth
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Death of Smyth"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 1822: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = William John Bankes
votes = 419
percentage = 45.59
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Lord Harvey
votes = 281
percentage = 30.58
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = James Scarlett
votes = 219
percentage = 23.83
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 138
percentage = 15.02
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 919
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box gain with party link
winner = Tory Party
loser = British Whig Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1826: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = "'Sir John Singleton Copley
votes = 772
percentage = 32.88
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = The Viscount Palmerston
votes = 631
percentage = 26.87
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = William John Bankes
votes = 508
percentage = 21.64
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Goulburn
votes = 437
percentage = 18.61
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 2,348 (1,293 voters)
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated on the appointment of Copley as Lord Chancellor and creation as 1st Baron Lyndhurst"

Election box begin
title=By-Election May 1827: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal
votes = 479
percentage = 55.89
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = William John Bankes
votes = 378
percentage = 44.11
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 101
percentage = 11.79
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 857
percentage = 43.93
change = "N/A"
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 1,951
Election box hold with party link
winner = Tory Party
swing = "N/A"

* "Note (1827): Unusually for a pre-1832 election Stooks Smith provides a total electorate figure, so a turnout percentage can be calculated. See the 1727 result above for another instance."
* "Seat vacated on the appointment of Tindal as Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas"

Election box begin
title=By-Election June 1829: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Cavendish
votes = 609
percentage = 56.86
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = William John Bankes
votes = 462
percentage = 43.14
change = -0.97
Election box majority
votes = 147
percentage = 13.73
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 1,071
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box gain with party link
winner = British Whig Party
loser = Tory Party
swing = "N/A"

Elections in the 1830s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1830: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = The Viscount Palmerston
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Cavendish
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Seat vacated on the appointment of Palmerston as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs"

Election box begin
title=By-Election November 1830: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = The Viscount Palmerston
votes = Unopposed
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 1831: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Goulburn
votes = 805
percentage = 28.26
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory Party
candidate = "'William Yates Peel
votes = 804
percentage = 28.22
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Cavendish
votes = 630
percentage = 22.11
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = The Viscount Palmerston
votes = 610
percentage = 21.41
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 2,849
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 12 December 1832: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Goulburn
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Charles Manners-Sutton
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 2,319
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Note (1832): Manners-Sutton was the Speaker of the House of Commons."

Election box begin
title=General Election 6 January 1835: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Goulburn
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Charles Manners-Sutton
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 2,319
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Manners-Sutton created 'The 1st Viscount Canterbury'."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 21 March 1835: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Hon. Charles Evan Law
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 25 July 1837: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Goulburn
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Hon. Charles Evan Law
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 2,613
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Note (1837): McCalmont's Parliamentary Poll Book classifies Law as a Peelite between this election and that of 1847."

Elections in the 1840s

Election box begin
title=General Election 30 June 1841: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Goulburn
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Hon. Charles Evan Law
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 2,873
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Note (1841): McCalmont's Parliamentary Poll Book classifies Goulburn as a Liberal Conservative and Law as a Peelite for this election."
* "Goulburn appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 15 September 1841: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Goulburn
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 3 August 1847: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Hon. Charles Evan Law
votes = 1,486
percentage = 31.74
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Goulburn
votes = 1,189
percentage = 25.40
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Viscount Feilding
votes = 1,147
percentage = 24.50
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = John George Shaw-Lefevre
votes = 860
percentage = 18.37
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 3,800
percentage = 61.61
change = "N/A"

* "Note 1 (1847): 3,800 registered electors; 4,682 votes cast; minimum possible turnout estimated by dividing votes by 2. To the extent that electors did not use both their votes, the figure will be an underestimate."
* "Note 2 (1847): McCalmont's Parliamentary Poll Book classifies Goulburn as a Liberal Conservative and Law as a Peelite for this election."

Elections in the 1850s

* "Death of Law."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 4 October 1850: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Loftus Tottenham Wigram
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 10 July 1852: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Goulburn
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Loftus Tottenham Wigram
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 4,063
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Note (1852): McCalmont's Parliamentary Poll Book classifies Goulburn as a Liberal Conservative for this election."
* "Death of Goulburn."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 11 February 1856: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole
votes = 886
percentage = 67.89
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Hon. George Denman
votes = 419
percentage = 32.11
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 467
percentage = 35.79
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 4,552
percentage = 28.67
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 28 March 1857: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Loftus Tottenham Wigram
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 4,552
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Appointment of Walpole as Secretary of State for the Home Department."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 4 March 1858: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole
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 29 April 1859: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Charles Jasper Selwyn
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 4,566
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1860s

Election box begin
title=General Election 11 July 1865: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Charles Jasper Selwyn
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 5,184
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Appointment of Walpole as Secretary of State for the Home Department."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 11 July 1866: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

* "Appointment of Selwyn as Solicitor-General."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 22 July 1867: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Charles Jasper Selwyn
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

* "Appointment of Selwyn as Judge of the Court of Appeal in Chancery."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 24 February 1868: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alexander Beresford Hope
votes = 1,931
percentage = 57.97
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = A. Cleasby
votes = 1,400
percentage = 42.03
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 531
percentage = 15.94
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 5,184
percentage = 64.26
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 16 November 1868: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alexander Beresford Hope
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 5,435
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1870s

Election box begin
title=General Election 2 February 1874: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alexander Beresford Hope
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 5,855
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1880s

Election box begin
title=General Election April 1880: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alexander Beresford Hope
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 6,161
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Resignation of Walpole."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 23-28 November 1882: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Cecil Raikes
votes = 3,491
percentage = 72.85
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = James Stuart
votes = 1,301
percentage = 27.15
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,190
percentage = 45.70
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 6,371
percentage = 75.22
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 24 November 1885: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alexander Beresford Hope
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Cecil Raikes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 2 July 1886: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alexander Beresford Hope
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Cecil Raikes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Appointment of Raikes as Postmaster General"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 13 August 1886: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Henry Cecil Raikes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

* "Death of Beresford Hope."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 17 November 1887: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Prof. George Gabriel Stokes
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Elections in the 1890s

* "Death of Raikes."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 9 October 1891: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Prof. Richard Claverhouse Jebb
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 July 1892: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Sir John Eldon Gorst
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Prof. Richard Claverhouse Jebb
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 13 July 1895: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Sir John Eldon Gorst
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Prof. Richard Claverhouse Jebb
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 1900s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1 October 1900: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Sir John Eldon Gorst
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Death of Jebb - seat vacant at dissolution."

Election box begin
title=General Election 18 January 1906: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Samuel Henry Butcher
votes = 3,050
percentage = 39.72
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Frederick Peel Rawlinson
votes = 2,976
percentage = 38.76
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Free Trade
candidate = Rt Hon. Sir John Eldon Gorst
votes = 1,653
percentage = 21.53
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 4,063
percentage = 65.8
change = "N/A"

* Note (1906): Turnout is as in Craig.

Elections in the 1910s

Election box begin
title=General Election 15 January 1910: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Samuel Henry Butcher
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Frederick Peel Rawlinson
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election December 1910: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Samuel Henry Butcher
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Frederick Peel Rawlinson
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Death of Butcher."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 11-16 February 1911: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Joseph Larmor
votes = 2,308
percentage = 50.24
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Free Trade
candidate = H. Cox
votes = 1,954
percentage = 42.53
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Conservative
candidate = T.E. Page
votes = 332
percentage = 7.23
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 354
percentage = 7.71
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 7,129
percentage = 64.44
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Election by Single Transferable Vote 1918-1950

General Elections, from 1918 when most constituencies polled on the same day, were on different polling days than for territorial constituencies. The polls for university constituencies were open for five days.

Elections in the 1910s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1918: Cambridge University (2 seats) - 1st Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Conservative
candidate = John Frederick Peel Rawlinson
votes = 2,034
percentage = 35.16
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Conservative
candidate = Sir Joseph Larmor
votes = 1,891
percentage = 32.69
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = W.C.D. Whetham
votes = 1,220
percentage = 21.09
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Collings Squire
votes = 640
percentage = 11.06
change = "N/A"
Election box total votes
total votes = 5,785
Election box quota
quota = 1,929
Election box turnout
votes = 9,282
percentage = 62.32
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1918: Cambridge University (2 seats) - 2nd Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Conservative
candidate = John Frederick Peel Rawlinson
votes = 1,929
percentage = "N/A"
change = -105
Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Conservative
candidate = Sir Joseph Larmor
votes = 1,986
percentage = "N/A"
change = +95
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = W.C.D. Whetham
votes = 1,229
percentage = "N/A"
change = +9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Collings Squire
votes = 641
percentage = "N/A"
change = +1
Election box total votes
total votes = 5,785
Election box quota
quota = 1,929

Elections in the 1920s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1922: Cambridge University (2 seats) - Only Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Frederick Peel Rawlinson
votes = 4,192
percentage = 49.39
change = +14.23
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Liberal
candidate = James Ramsay Montagu Butler
votes = 3,453
percentage = 39.86
change = +39.86
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Prof. William Ritchie Sorley
votes = 1,018
percentage = 11.75
change = +11.75
Election box total votes
total votes = 8,663
Election box quota
quota = 2,888
Election box turnout
votes = 13,592
percentage = 63.74
change = +1.42

Election box begin
title=General Election 1923: Cambridge University (2 seats) - 1st Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. John Frederick Peel Rawlinson
votes = 4,207
percentage = 40.85
change = -8.54
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Liberal
candidate = James Ramsay Montagu Butler
votes = 3,248
percentage = 31.54
change = -8.32
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir George Geoffrey Gilbert Butler
votes = 2,844
percentage = 27.61
change = +27.61
Election box total votes
total votes = 10,229
Election box quota
quota = 3,434
Election box turnout
votes = 14,974
percentage = 68.78
change = +5.04

Election box begin
title=General Election 1923: Cambridge University (2 seats) - 2nd Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. John Frederick Peel Rawlinson
votes = 3,434
percentage = "N/A"
change = -773
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir George Geoffrey Gilbert Butler
votes = 3,560
percentage = "N/A"
change = +716
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Liberal
candidate = James Ramsay Montagu Butler
votes = 3,283
percentage = "N/A"
change = +35
Election box candidate with party link
party = non transferable
candidate = "N/A"
votes = 22
percentage = "N/A"
change = +22
Election box total votes
total votes = 10,229
Election box quota
quota = 3,434

Election box begin
title=General Election 1924: Cambridge University (2 seats) - Only Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. John Frederick Peel Rawlinson
votes = 4,569
percentage = 38.60
change = -2.25
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir George Geoffrey Gilbert Butler
votes = 4,026
percentage = 34.01
change = +6.40
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Liberal
candidate = James Ramsay Montagu Butler
votes = 3,241
percentage = 27.38
change = -4.16
Election box total votes
total votes = 11,836
Election box quota
quota = 3,946
Election box turnout
votes = 16,621
percentage = 71.21
change = +2.43

* "Death of Rawlinson."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 13 February 1926: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John James Withers
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

* "Death of Butler - seat vacant at dissolution."

Election box begin
title=General Election 1929: Cambridge University (2 seats) - 1st Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John James Withers
votes = 6,356
percentage = 39.76
change = +39.76
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Godfrey Harold Alfred Wilson
votes = 5,069
percentage = 31.71
change = +31.71
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = H.D. Henderson
votes = 3,099
percentage = 19.38
change = +19.38
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Dr. A. Wood
votes = 1,463
percentage = 9.15
change = +9.15
Election box total votes
total votes = 15,987
Election box quota
quota = 5,330
Election box turnout
votes = 23,978
percentage = 66.67
change = -4.54

Election box begin
title=General Election 1929: Cambridge University (2 seats) - 2nd Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John James Withers
votes = 5,330
percentage = "N/A"
change = -1,026
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Godfrey Harold Alfred Wilson
votes = 6,046
percentage = "N/A"
change = +977
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = H.D. Henderson
votes = 3,131
percentage = "N/A"
change = +32
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Dr. A. Wood
votes = 1,480
percentage = "N/A"
change = +17
Election box total votes
total votes = 15,987
Election box quota
quota = 5,330

Elections in the 1930s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1931: Cambridge University (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Godfrey Harold Alfred Wilson
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir John James Withers
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

* "Resignation of Wilson."

Election box begin
title=By-Election 23 February 1935: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn
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 1935: Cambridge University (2 seats) - Only Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir John James Withers
votes = 7,602
percentage = 42.30
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn
votes = 6,917
percentage = 38.49
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = H.L. Elvin
votes = 3,453
percentage = 19.21
change = "N/A"
Election box total votes
total votes = 17,972
Election box quota
quota = 5,991
Election box turnout
votes = 33,617
percentage = 53.46
change = "N/A"

* "Death of Withers."

Elections in the 1940s

Election box begin
title=By-Election 19-23 February 1940: Cambridge University
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Conservative
candidate = Dr. Archibald Vivian Hill
votes = 9,840
percentage = 64.62
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Progressive
candidate = John A. Ryle
votes = 5,387
percentage = 35.38
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,453
percentage = 29.24
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 39,171
percentage = 38.87
change = "N/A"
Election box gain with party link
winner = Independent Conservative
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: Cambridge University (2 seats) - 1st Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn
votes = 10,202
percentage = 46.18
change = +7.69
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Progressive
candidate = John Boynton Priestley
votes = 5,041
percentage = 22.82
change = +22.82
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Henry Wilson Harris
votes = 3,574
percentage = 16.18
change = +16.18
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Dr. Charles Hill
votes = 2,238
percentage = 10.13
change = +10.13
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Independent
candidate = E.L. Howard-Williams
votes = 1,036
percentage = 4.69
change = +4.69
Election box total votes
total votes = 22,091
Election box quota
quota = 7,364
Election box turnout
votes = 42,012
percentage = 52.58
change = -0.88

Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: Cambridge University (2 seats) - 2nd Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn
votes = 7,364
percentage = "N/A"
change = -2,838
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Progressive
candidate = John Boynton Priestley
votes = 5,128
percentage = "N/A"
change = +87
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Henry Wilson Harris
votes = 4,709
percentage = "N/A"
change = +1,135
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Dr. Charles Hill
votes = 3,092
percentage = "N/A"
change = +854
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Independent
candidate = E.L. Howard-Williams
votes = 1,798
percentage = "N/A"
change = +762
Election box total votes
total votes = 22,091
Election box quota
quota = 7,364

Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: Cambridge University (2 seats) - 3rd Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn
votes = 7,364
percentage = "N/A"
change = ..
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Progressive
candidate = John Boynton Priestley
votes = 5,238
percentage = "N/A"
change = +110
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Henry Wilson Harris
votes = 5,185
percentage = "N/A"
change = +476
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Dr. Charles Hill
votes = 3,595
percentage = "N/A"
change = +503
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Independent
candidate = E.L. Howard-Williams
votes = ..
percentage = "N/A"
change = -1,798
Election box candidate with party link
party = non transferable
candidate = "N/A"
votes = 709
percentage = "N/A"
change = +709
Election box total votes
total votes = 22,091
Election box quota
quota = 7,364

Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: Cambridge University (2 seats) - 4th Count
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn
votes = 7,364
percentage = "N/A"
change = ..
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Henry Wilson Harris
votes = 6,556
percentage = "N/A"
change = +1,371
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Progressive
candidate = John Boynton Priestley
votes = 5,745
percentage = "N/A"
change = +507
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Dr. Charles Hill
votes = ..
percentage = "N/A"
change = -3,595
Election box candidate with party link
party = non transferable
candidate = "N/A"
votes = 2,426
percentage = "N/A"
change = +1,717
Election box total votes
total votes = 22,091
Election box quota
quota = 7,364

*"Constituency abolished" (1950)

ee also

*List of former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies

References

* "Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
* "British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Macmillan Press 1977)
* "British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Macmillan Press 1974)
* "British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Macmillan Press, revised edition 1977)
* "McCalmont's Parliamentary Poll Book: British Election Results 1832-1918" (8th edition, The Harvester Press 1971)
* "The House of Commons 1715-1754", by Romney Sedgwick (HMSO 1970)
* "The House of Commons 1754-1790", by Sir Lewis Namier and John Brooke (HMSO 1964)
* "The Parliaments of England" by Henry Stooks Smith (1st edition published in three volumes 1844-50), second edition edited (in one volume) by F.W.S. Craig (Political Reference Publications 1973)
* "Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume I 1832-1885", edited by M. Stenton (The Harvester Press 1976)
* "Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume II 1886-1918", edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1978)
* "Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume III 1919-1945", edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1979)
* "Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume IV 1945-1979", edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1981)
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