- British general election, 1722
The British general election, 1722 returned members to serve in the House of Commons of the 6th
Parliament of Great Britainto be held, after the merger of the Parliament of Englandand the Parliament of Scotlandin 1707.
ummary of the Constituencies
British general election, 1796for details. The constituencies used were the same throughout the existence of the Parliament of Great Britain.
Dates of Election
The general election was held between
19 March 1722and 9 May 1722.
At this period elections did not take place at the same time in every constituency. The returning officer in each county or
parliamentary boroughfixed the precise date (see hustingsfor details of the conduct of the elections).
List of Parliaments of Great Britain
MPs elected in the British general election, 1722
* "British Electoral Facts 1832-1999", compiled and edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher (Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2000). (For dates of elections before 1832, see the footnote to Table 5.02).
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