West Monmouthshire (UK Parliament constituency)


West Monmouthshire (UK Parliament constituency)
Western Monmouthshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1885 (1885)1918 (1918)
Number of members one
Replaced by Abertillery, Bedwellty and Ebbw Vale
Created from Monmouthshire

Western Monmouthshire (also known as the Western Division of the County of Monmouth) was a parliamentary constituency in Monmouthshire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Contents

History

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. It was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries

The constituency (shown in pink) within Monmouthshire

The constituency was defined as comprising the "Sessional Division of Bedwellty (except the Parishes of Bedwas and Mynyddislwyn)", and thus constituted the following civil parishes:[1]

On abolition by the Representation of the People Act 1918, West Monmouthshire's area was divided between three constituencies: Abertillery, Bedwellty and Ebbw Vale.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Cornelius Marshall Warmington
1895 Sir William Vernon Harcourt Liberal
1904 Thomas Richards Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections

References

  1. ^ Seventh Schedule to the Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885 (48 & 49 Vict c.23)



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