Wisbech (UK Parliament constituency)


Wisbech (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Wisbech
Type = County
Year = 1885
Abolition = 1918
members = one

Wisbech is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency. It was created upon the abolition of an undivided Cambridgeshire county constituency in 1885 and was itself abolished in 1918.

Boundaries

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 split the former three-member Cambridgeshire county constituency into three single-member divisions. Wisbech was the North division of the historic county of Cambridgeshire.

The area was bounded by the constituencies of Spalding to the north, North West Norfolk and South West Norfolk to the east, the other Cambridgeshire divisions of Newmarket and Chesterton to the south and Ramsey, Peterborough and North Northamptonshire to the west.

The constituency was dominated by the Fens, a district of Liberal inclined smallholders. The towns in the division, predominantly Conservative Wisbech and the more Liberal inclined March, were outvoted by the rural areas.

Members of Parliament

* "Constituency created" (1885)
*"Constituency abolished" (1918)

Elections

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)
* "Social Geography of British Elections 1885-1910", by Henry Pelling (Macmillan 1967)
*Rayment


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