Bury St Edmunds

Number of seats: 2 seats 1832-1885
County (pre 1974): Suffolk
County (post 1974): Suffolk
Authority (1995): Not specified
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 39
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 85
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): 453
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): 485
Formed 1832
Disbanded current
Notes: Full name (in Craig 3,4) Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds

Elected Members

  1. Charles Fitzroy

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1847
    Date of exit: 29 July 1847
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: First elected 1831; also MP for Thetford in several Parliaments before 1832.
  2. Jermyn

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1859*
    Date of exit: 15 February 1859
    Nature of exit: Succession to peerage
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: First elected for this seat in 1830.
  3. Edward Bunbury

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1847
    Date of election: 29 July 1847
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1852
    Date of exit: 7 July 1852
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  4. James Oakes

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1852*
    Date of election: 4 December 1852
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1857
    Date of exit: 27 March 1857
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. Joseph Hardcastle

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1857
    Date of election: 27 March 1857
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1874
    Date of exit: 31 January 1874
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  6. Alfred Hervey

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1859*
    Date of election: 7 March 1859
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1865
    Date of exit: 11 July 1865
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  7. Edward Greene

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1865
    Date of election: 11 July 1865
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: check reason
  8. Francis Hervey

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1874
    Date of election: 31 January 1874
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1880
    Date of exit: 31 March 1880
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  9. Joseph Hardcastle

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1880
    Date of election: 31 March 1880
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  10. Francis Hervey

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1892*
    Date of exit: c. 1892*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit August 1892 on appointment as Civil Service Commissioner.
  11. Chelsea

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1892*
    Date of election: 23 August 1892
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1900
    Date of exit: 1 October 1900
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  12. Edward Greene

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1900
    Date of election: 1 October 1900
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1906
    Date of exit: 12 January 1906
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  13. Frederick Hervey

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1906
    Date of election: 12 January 1906
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1907*
    Date of exit: 7 August 1907
    Nature of exit: Succession to peerage
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  14. Walter Guinness

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1907*
    Date of election: 24 August 1907
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1931
    Date of exit: 27 October 1931
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  15. Frank Heilgers

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1931
    Date of election: 27 October 1931
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1944*
    Date of exit: 16 January 1944
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  16. Edgar Keatinge

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1944*
    Date of election: 29 February 1944
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1945
    Date of exit: 5 July 1945
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  17. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1945
    Date of election: 5 July 1945
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1950
    Date of exit: 23 February 1950
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  18. William Aitken

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 23 February 1950
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1964*
    Date of exit: 19 January 1964
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  19. Eldon Griffiths

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1964*
    Date of election: 14 May 1964
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1992
    Date of exit: 9 April 1992
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. Philip Bennet

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 1832-12-10 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  2. Robert Buxton

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1859
    Date of election: 1859-04-28 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  3. John Jameson

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1892
    Date of election: 1892-07-04 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  4. Joseph Hardcastle

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1852*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
  5. Horace Twiss

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1847
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  6. Tommy Sheppard

    Connection with constituency: Unknown
    Year of election: 1992
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour Party