Leicestershire (UK Parliament constituency)

Leicestershire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Leicestershire
Type = County
Year = 1290
Abolition = 1832
members =two

Leicestershire was a county constituency in Leicestershire, represented in the British House of Commons. It elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) by the bloc vote system of election, to the Parliament of England until 1707, to the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 until 1800, and then to Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1832.



The constituency was abolished by the Reform Act 1832 for the 1832 general election, when it was replaced by the Northern and Southern divisions, each of which elected two MPs.

Both divisions were abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, when they were replaced by four new single-seat constituencies: Bosworth, Harborough, Loughborough and Melton.

Members of Parliament


* 1547-1554: Edward Hastings
* 1614: Sir Thomas Hesilrige
* 1624-1625: Sir Thomas Hesilrige
* 1628-1629: Sir Edward Hartopp
* 1640-1645: Sir Arthur Hesilrige
* 1653: Edward Smith
* 1654-1659: (Sir) Thomas Beaumont [Beaumont was created a baronet by the Lord Protector in March 1658. This baronetcy was not recognised after the Restoration, but Charles II created a new baronetcy for Beaumont in February 1661.]


Election results



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