Worcester (UK Parliament constituency)

Worcester is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Since 1885 it has elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election; from 1295 to 1885 it elected two MPs.

Worcester
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Worcester2007Constituency
Boundary of Worcester in Worcestershire.
EnglandWorcestershire
Location of Worcestershire within England.
County Worcestershire
Electorate 73,960 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1295
Member of parliament Robin Walker (Conservative)
Number of members 1885–present: One
1295–1885: Two
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Boundaries

1918-1950: The County Borough of Worcester.

1950-1983: The County Borough of Worcester, the Municipal Borough of Droitwich, and the Rural District of Droitwich.

1983-1997: The City of Worcester, and the District of Wychavon wards of Drakes Broughton, Inkberrow, Lenches, Pinvin, Spetchley, and Upton Snodsbury.

1997-present: The City of Worcester.

The constituency covers the city of Worcester, with (since the 1997 redistribution) exactly the same boundaries as the city. It borders the Mid Worcestershire constituency to the east, and West Worcestershire to the west.

History

A safe Conservative seat for many years, Worcester was represented by the high-profile Conservative cabinet minister Peter Walker for three decades, from a by-election in 1961 until he stood down in 1992. Peter Luff held the seat for the Conservatives until 1997; when he moved to the redrawn Mid Worcestershire constituency.

Michael Foster of the Labour Party gained the seat at the 1997 general election. This can be put down to a combination of Labour's landslide victory nationally, but also to the fact that boundary changes meant the constituency was now solely an urban area; rather than also containing much of the surrounding countryside.

Peter Walker's son, Robin Walker, was elected as the Conservative MP at the 2010 general election. The constituency is marginal and was selected as a "target" by the Labour Party in 1997, and by the Conservative Party in 2010.

Many political commentators and journalists look on Worcester as having the demographic statistics which most closely mirror those in the United Kingdom as a whole. As such the term "Worcester woman" has come into use as a description for a typical swing voter.

Members of Parliament

  • Constituency created in 1295
Parliament First member Second member
1372 (Nov) John Atte Wode[2]
1373 (Nov) John Atte Wode[2]
1376 (Apr) John Atte Wode[2]
1380 (Jan) John Atte Wode[2]
1380 (Nov) John Atte Wode[2]
1386 Richard Maisemore Robert Stevens[3]
1388 (Feb) Roger Lichfield John Bredon[3]
1388 (Sep) John Cole John Somery[3]
1390 (Jan) Roger Lichfield Thomas Belne[3]
1390 (Nov) Richard Maisemore John Bredon[3]
1391 Thomas Belne Richard Maisemore[3]
1393 Thomas Belne John Hereford[3]
1394 Thomas Belne John Barrel[3]
1395 Thomas Belne John Cooper[3]
1397 (Jan) Thomas Belne John Bredon[3]
1397 (Sep)
1399 Thomas Belne John Bredon[3]
1401 John Barrel Richard Halle[3]
1402 Thomas Belne John Bredon[3]
1404 (Jan) Richard Halle John Malley[3]
1404 (Oct)
1406 Richard Halle Richard Oseney[3]
1407 Thomas Belne John Malley[3]
1410 John Weston Thomas Belne[3]
1411
1413 (Feb) Sir John Phelip[3]
1413 (May) John Weston John Wood[3]
1414 (Apr)
1414 (Nov) John Weston Richard Norton[3]
1415 John Wood John Weston[3]
1416 (Mar) John Wood Ralph Merston[3]
1416 (Oct)
1417 John Boyle Geoffrey Friar[3]
1419 John Weston William Boughton[3]
1420 John Forthey William Ward[3]
1421 (May) John Forthey Robert Nelme[3]
1421 (Dec) John Forthey Geoffrey Friar[3]
1510-1523 No names known[4]
1529 Hugh Dee, died
and replaced after 1530 by
?Thomas Hill
John Braughing[4]
1536 Thomas Hill ?[4]
1539 ?
1542 John Braughing Thomas Sheldon[4]
1545 Richard Calowhill Thomas Sheldon[4]
1547 John Braughing died
and replaced by Jan 1552 by
Thomas Wylde
Robert Youle[4]
1553 (Mar) William Robinson Edward Brogden[4] - his biography gives other versions of his surname: Bragdan and Brockenden."
1553 (Oct) Sir John Bourne John Emery[4]
1554 (Apr) John Ainsworth Thomas Hill[4]
1554 (Nov) Robert Youle Edward Brogden[4]
1555 Robert Youle William Adyes[4]
1558 Robert Youle Thomas Wylde[4]
1559 Richard Bullingham Guthlac Edwards[5]
1562/3 William Gibbes John More[5]
1571 Francis Streate Richard Bullingham[5]
1572 Christopher Deighton Thomas Walsgrove alias Fleet[5]
1584 Richard Nash Walter Jones[5]
1586 Ralph Wyat Walter Jones[5]
1588 Walter Jones John Walsgrove alias Fleet[5]
1593 Walter Jones Rowland Berkeley[5]
1597 Rowland Berkeley William Bagnall[5]
1601 Rowland Berkeley Christopher Deighton[5]
1604 John Coucher Christopher Deighton, died
and repl. 1605 by
Rowland Berkeley
1614 John Coucher Thomas Chettle
1621 John Coucher Robert Berkeley
1624 John Coucher Robert Berkeley
1625 Walter Devereux Henry Spelman
1626 John Spelman John Haselock
1628 John Coucher John Haselock
1640 (Apr) John Coucher John Nash
1640 (Nov) John Coucher John Nash, secluded 1648
1654 William Collins Edward Elvines (Alderman)
1656 William Collins Edmund Giles
1659 William Collins Thomas Street

MPs 1660–1885

Election First member[6] Party Second member[6] Party
1660 Thomas Street Thomas Hall
1661 Sir Rowland Berkeley
1679 Sir Francis Winnington
1681 Henry Herbert, later Baron Herbert
1685 Sir William Bromley Bridges Nanfan
1689 Sir John Somers
1693 Samuel Swift
1694 Charles Cocks
1695 Samuel Swift
1701 Thomas Wylde
1718 by-election Samuel Sandys, later Baron Sandys
1727 Sir Richard Lane
1734 Richard Lockwood
1741 Thomas Winnington
1744 by-election Sir Henry Harpur
1746 by-election Thomas Vernon
1747 Thomas Geers Winford[7]
1748 [7] Robert Tracy
1754 Henry Crabb-Boulton
1761 John Walsh
1773 by-election Thomas Bates Rous Tory
1774, Mar by-election Nicholas Lechmere Tory
1774, Oct Thomas Bates Rous Tory
1780 William Ward, later Viscount Dudley
1784 Samuel Smith
1789 by-election Edmund Wigley
1790 Edmund Lechmere
1796 Abraham Robarts Whig
1802 Joseph Scott Whig
1806 Henry Bromley Whig
1807 by-election William Gordon Tory
1816 by-election Viscount Deerhurst Tory
1818 Thomas Henry Hastings Davies Whig
1826 George Richard Robinson Whig
1835 Joseph Bailey Conservative
1837 Thomas Henry Hastings Davies Liberal
1841 Sir Thomas Wilde Liberal
1846 by-election Sir Denis Le Marchant, Bt Liberal
1847 Osman Ricardo Whig[8][9] Francis Rufford Conservative
1852 William Laslett Radical[10][11][12]
1859 Liberal Liberal
1860 by-election Richard Padmore Liberal
1865 Alexander Clunes Sheriff Liberal
1868 William Laslett Conservative
1874 Thomas Rowley Hill Liberal
1878 by-election John Derby Allcroft Conservative
1880 Aeneas John McIntyre Liberal
1885 Representation reduced to one member

MPs since 1885

Election Member[6] Party Notes
1885 George Allsopp Conservative Brewer, of Samuel Allsopp & Sons
1906 George Henry Williamson Conservative Election overturned on petition in 1906, writ suspended until 1908
1908 by-election Edward Goulding Conservative Made a baronet in 1915. Later ennobled as Baron Wargrave
1922 Richard Robert Fairbairn Liberal contested the seat 8 times, but won only once
1923 Crawford Greene Conservative
1945 George Ward Conservative ennobled in 1960 as Viscount Ward of Witley
1961 by-election Peter Walker Conservative Cabinet minister 1970–1974, 1979–1990
1992 Peter Luff Conservative MP for Mid Worcestershire 1997-2015
1997 Mike Foster Labour Under-Secretary of State for International Development 2008–2010
2010 Robin Walker Conservative son of Peter Walker, MP for Worcester 1961–1992

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2017: Worcester[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robin Walker 24,713 48.1 Increase 2.8
Labour Joy Squires 22,223 43.2 Increase 9.3
Liberal Democrat Stephen Kearney 1,757 3.4 Steady
UKIP Paul Hickling 1,354 2.6 Decrease 10.2
Green Louis Stephen 1,211 2.4 Decrease 1.7
Independent Alex Rugg 109 0.2 New
Compass Party Mark Shuker 38 0.1 Steady
Majority 2,490 4.9 Decrease 6.5
Turnout 51,529 70.6 Increase 0.6
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 3.3
General Election 2015: Worcester[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robin Walker 22,534 45.3 Increase 5.8
Labour Joy Squires 16,888 34.0 Increase 0.5
UKIP James Goad 6,378 12.8 Increase 10.1
Green Louis Stephen 2,024 4.1 Increase 2.6
Liberal Democrat Federica Smith 1,677 3.4 Decrease 16.1
TUSC Pete McNally 153 0.3 Increase 0.3
Independent Mark Shuker 69 0.1 Increase 0.1
Majority 5,646 11.4
Turnout 70.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: Worcester[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robin Walker 19,358 39.5 Increase 4.4
Labour Michael Foster 16,376 33.4 Decrease 8.5
Liberal Democrat Jackie Alderson 9,525 19.4 Increase 3.1
UKIP Jack Bennett 1,360 2.8 Increase 0.4
BNP Spencer Kirby 1,219 2.5 Increase 0.4
Green Louis Stephen 735 1.5 Decrease 0.5
Pirate Andrew Robinson 173 0.3 N/A
Independent Peter Nielsen 129 0.2 N/A
Independent Andrew Christian-Brookes 99 0.2 N/A
Majority 2,982 6.1
Turnout 48,974 67.2 Increase 2.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase 6.4

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Worcester[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Foster 19,421 41.9 Decrease 6.7
Conservative Margaret Harper 16,277 35.1 Decrease 0.4
Liberal Democrat Mary Dhonau 7,557 16.3 Increase 3.7
UKIP Richard Chamings 1,113 2.4 Decrease 0.9
BNP Martin Roberts 980 2.1 N/A
Green Chris Lennard 921 2.0 N/A
Independent Prudence Dowson 119 0.3 N/A
Majority 3,144 6.8
Turnout 46,388 64.1 Increase 2.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease 3.2
General Election 2001: Worcester[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Foster 21,478 48.6 Decrease 1.5
Conservative Richard Adams 15,712 35.5 Decrease 0.2
Liberal Democrat Paul Chandler 5,578 12.6 Increase 0.1
UKIP Richard Chamings 1,442 3.3 Increase 1.5
Majority 5,766 13.1
Turnout 44,210 62.0 Decrease 12.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Worcester[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Foster 25,848 50.1
Conservative Nicholas Bourne 18,423 35.7
Liberal Democrat Paul Chandler 6,462 12.5
UKIP P. Wood 886 1.7
Majority 7,452 14.4
Turnout 74.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1992: Worcester[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Luff 27,883 46.4 Decrease 1.8
Labour Roger E. Berry 21,731 36.2 Increase 7.7
Liberal Democrat John J. Caiger 9,561 15.9 Decrease 7.5
Green Mike J. Foster 592 1.0 N/A
Independent Martin C. Soden 343 0.6 N/A
Majority 6,152 10.2 Decrease 9.5
Turnout 60,110 81.0 Increase 4.3
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 4.8

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Worcester[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Walker 25,504 48.17
Labour Michael Webb 15,051 28.43
Social Democratic John Craiger 12,386 23.40
Majority 10,453 19.74
Turnout 76.75
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Worcester[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Walker 24,381 49.45
Social Democratic Colin Phipps 13,510 27.40
Labour J. Rudd 11,208 22.73
BNP K.A. Axon 208 0.42
Majority 10,871 22.05
Turnout 74.11
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General Election 1979: Worcester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Walker 30,194 51.31
Labour D. Sparks 18,605 31.62
Liberal D. Elliott 8,886 15.10
Ecology J. Davenport 707 1.20
National Front K. Stevens 450 0.76
Majority 11,589 19.70
Turnout 75.41
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Worcester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Walker 25,183 45.57
Labour W.B. Morgan 20,194 36.54
Liberal D. Elliott 9,888 17.89
Majority 4,989 9.03
Turnout 73.84
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Worcester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Walker 27,377 45.62
Labour W.B. Morgan 19,910 33.18
Liberal D.S. Smith 12,724 21.20
Majority 7,467 12.44
Turnout 80.95
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Worcester[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Walker 29,717 58.28
Labour Peter Jones 21,275 41.72
Majority 8,442 16.56
Turnout 72.84
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General Election 1966: Worcester[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Walker 25,398 53.52
Labour Frank Barrington-Ward 22,057 46.48
Majority 3,341 7.04
Turnout 77.89
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Worcester [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Walker 24,345 50.90
Labour John Martin 17,038 35.62
Liberal John G. Parry 6,448 13.48
Majority 7,307 15.28
Turnout 47,831 79.34
Conservative hold Swing
Worcester by-election, 1961
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Walker 15,087 39.7 Decrease 18.0
Labour Bryan Stanley 11,490 30.2 Decrease 12.1
Liberal Robert Glenton 11,435 30.1 n/a
Majority 3,597 9.5 Decrease 5.9
Turnout 38,012 64.2 Decrease 15.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 3.0

Elections in the 1950s

General Election 1959: Worcester [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Ward 27,024 57.67
Labour Bryan Stanley 19,832 42.33
Majority 7,192 15.35
Turnout 79.26
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Worcester[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Ward 25,610 56.76
Labour Leonard V Pike 19,508 43.24
Majority 6,102 13.52
Turnout 77.77
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Worcester [28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Ward 26,060 55.48
Labour Leonard V Pike 20,909 44.52
Majority 5,151 10.97
Turnout 82.13
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Worcester Electorate 56,622[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Ward 24,147 49.54
Labour Co-op J. Evans 19,807 40.64
Liberal W.H.P. Gardiner 4,786 9.82
Majority 4,340 8.90
Turnout 86.08
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General Election 1945: Worcester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Ward 13,523 42.93
Labour Co-op J. Evans 13,519 42.92
Liberal Ronald James Bowker 4,459 14.16
Majority 4 0.01
Turnout 75.86
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1939/40: Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1935: Worcester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Crawford Greene 13,398 50.68
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 6,885 26.05
Labour James Ferguson 6,152 23.27
Majority 6,513 24.64
Turnout 76.75
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Worcester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Crawford Greene 16,357 60.9
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 6,611 24.6
Labour Hubert Bolton 3,874 14.4
Majority 9,746 36.3
Turnout 79.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1929: Worcester[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Crawford Greene 13,181 47.2 Decrease 8.8
Labour Kenneth Lindsay 8,208 29.3 Increase 14.0
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 6,588 23.5 Decrease 5.2
Majority 4,974 17.9 Decrease 9.4
Turnout 65.4 Decrease 18.0
Unionist hold Swing Decrease 11.4
General Election 1924: Worcester[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Crawford Greene 11,956 56.0
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 6,139 28.7
Labour Percy Williams 3,272 15.3
Majority 5,817 27.3
Turnout 83.4
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1923: Worcester[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Crawford Greene 10,971 50.9 Increase 2.9
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 9,743 45.3 Decrease 6.7
Labour Percy Williams 815 3.8 n/a
Majority 1,228 5.6 Increase 9.6
Turnout 85.8
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing Increase 4.8
General Election 1922 : Worcester[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 10,143 52.0 Increase 17.4
Unionist Henry Lygon 9,370 48.0 Decrease 17.4
Majority 773 4.0 Increase 34.8
Turnout 82.4 Increase 20.1
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing Increase 17.4

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1918 Worcester[32] Electorate 22,667
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Edward Goulding 9,243 65.4 +8.5
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 4,889 34.6 −8.5
Majority 4,364 30.8 +17.0
Turnout 14,132 62.3 −22.3
Registered electors 22,667
Unionist hold Swing +8.5
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
General Election December 1910 Worcester[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Goulding 4,193 56.9 −0.4
Liberal Richard Fairbairn 3,172 43.1 +0.4
Majority 1,021 13.8 −0.8
Turnout 7,365 84.6 −7.0
Registered electors 8,701
Conservative hold Swing −0.4
General Election January 1910 Worcester[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Goulding 4,561 57.3 +6.5
Liberal J. Morgan 3,405 42.7 −6.5
Majority 1,156 14.6 +13.0
Turnout 7,966 91.6 +0.9
Registered electors 8,701
Conservative hold Swing +6.5

Elections in the 1900s

Worcester by-election, 1908[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Goulding 4,361 58.7 +7.9
Liberal Harold Elverston 3,069 41.3 -7.9
Majority 1,292 17.4 +15.8
Turnout 7,430 87.8 -2.9
Registered electors 8,460
Conservative hold Swing +7.9
General Election 1906 Worcester[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Henry Williamson 3,881 50.8 N/A
Liberal Henry Devenish Harben 3,752 49.2 N/A
Majority 129 1.6 N/A
Turnout 7,633 90.7 N/A
Registered electors 8,412
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1900 Worcester[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Allsopp Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890s

General Election 1895 Worcester[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Allsopp 3,530 60.3 +4.1
Liberal James Thorpe Hincks[34] 2,328 39.7 −2.8
Majority 1,202 20.6 +6.9
Turnout 5,858 76.9 −8.4
Registered electors 7,617
Conservative hold Swing +2.8
General Election 1892 Worcester[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Allsopp 3,353 56.2 +4.9
Liberal Esme William Howard[35] 2,540 42.5 −6.2
Independent Joseph Thomas Rushton 79 1.3 N/A
Majority 813 13.7 +11.1
Turnout 5,972 85.3 +1.3
Registered electors 6,999
Conservative hold Swing +5.6

Elections in the 1880s

General Election 1886 Worcester (1 seat)[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Allsopp 2,892 51.3 +0.6
Liberal Thomas Rowley Hill 2,749 48.7 −0.6
Majority 143 2.6 N/A
Turnout 5,641 84.0 −3.3
Registered electors 6,714
Liberal hold Swing +0.6
General Election 1885 Worcester (1 seat)[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Allsopp 2,974 50.7 +18.3
Liberal Thomas Rowley Hill 2,890 49.3 −18.3
Majority 84 1.4 N/A
Turnout 5,864 87.3 +6.0 (est)
Registered electors 6,714
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +18.3
General Election 1880 Worcester (2 seats)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Rowley Hill 2,716 35.1 +8.3
Liberal Æneas John McIntyre 2,511 32.5 +4.2
Conservative John Derby Allcroft 2,502 32.4 −12.5
Majority 9 0.1 −2.5
Turnout 5,218 (est) 81.3 (est) +8.9
Registered electors 6,422
Liberal hold Swing +7.3
Liberal hold Swing +5.2

Elections in the 1870s

Worcester by-election, 1878 (1 seat)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Derby Allcroft 2,609 54.8 +9.9
Liberal Francis Lycett 2,155 45.2 -9.9
Majority 454 9.5 N/A
Turnout 4,764 75.7 +3.3
Registered electors 6,290
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.9
  • Caused by Sheriff's death.
General Election 1874 Worcester (2 seats)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alexander Clunes Sheriff 2,284 28.3 +0.3
Liberal Thomas Rowley Hill 2,164 26.8 +5.2
Conservative John Derby Allcroft 1,958 24.2 +7.6
Conservative William Laslett 1,672 20.7 +4.1
Majority 206 2.6 N/A
Turnout 4,039 (est) 72.4 (est) −16.0
Registered electors 5,578
Liberal hold Swing −2.8
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing −0.3

Elections in the 1860s

General Election 1868 Worcester (2 seats)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Laslett 2,439 33.2 +3.3
Liberal Alexander Clunes Sheriff 2,063 28.0 −10.4
Liberal Thomas Rowley Hill 1,586 21.6 N/A
Liberal Francis Lycett 1,269 17.2 N/A
Majority 376 5.1 N/A
Turnout 4,898 (est) 88.4 (est) −3.5
Registered electors 5,542
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.9
Liberal hold Swing −6.9
General Election 1865 Worcester (2 seats)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alexander Clunes Sheriff 1,255 38.4 N/A
Liberal Richard Padmore 1,033 31.6 N/A
Conservative James Levick[37] 978 29.9 N/A
Majority 55 1.7 N/A
Turnout 2,122 (est) 91.9 (est) N/A
Registered electors 2,309
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
By-election, 12 March 1860: Worcester[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Padmore Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1850s

General Election 1859 Worcester (2 seats)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Laslett Unopposed
Liberal Osman Ricardo Unopposed
Registered electors 2,563
Liberal hold
Liberal hold
General Election 1857 Worcester (2 seats)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Radical William Laslett 1,137 41.3 +1.4
Whig Osman Ricardo 1,003 36.4 −1.9
Peelite Thomas Sidney[38] 615 22.3 +0.5
Turnout 1,378 (est) 54.4 (est) N/A
Registered electors 2,530
Majority 134 4.9 +3.3
Radical hold Swing +1.7
Majority 388 14.1 −2.5
Whig hold Swing −1.7
General Election 1852 Worcester (2 seats)[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Radical William Laslett 1,212 39.9
Whig Osman Ricardo 1,164 38.3
Conservative John Walter Huddleston 661 21.8
Turnout 1,849 (est) 80.7 (est)
Registered electors 2,290
Majority 48 1.6 N/A
Radical gain from Conservative Swing
Majority 503 16.6
Whig hold Swing
By-election, 28 April 1852 Worcester[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Radical William Laslett Unopposed
Radical gain from Conservative

See also

Notes and references

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