Oswestry

Number of seats: Not specified
County (pre 1974): Shropshire
County (post 1974): Not specified
Authority (1995): N/A
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 361
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): 434
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): 470
Formed 1885
Disbanded 1983
Notes: Full name (in Craig 2,3,4) Shropshire, Oswestry

Elected Members

  1. Stanley Leighton

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1901*
    Date of exit: 4 May 1901
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  2. George Ormsby-Gore

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1901*
    Date of election: 24 May 1901
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1904*
    Date of exit: 27 June 1904
    Nature of exit: Succession to peerage
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  3. Allan Bright

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1904*
    Date of election: 26 July 1904
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1906
    Date of exit: 12 January 1906
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  4. William Bridgeman

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1906
    Date of election: 12 January 1906
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1929
    Date of exit: 30 May 1929
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. Bertie Leighton

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: 30 May 1929
    Nature of election: General 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
  6. William Ormsby-Gore

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 23 February 1950
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1961*
    Date of exit: 1 June 1961
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Resigned on appointment as Ambassador to the USA.
  7. John Biffen

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1961*
    Date of election: 8 November 1961
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1983
    Date of exit: 9 June 1983
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. Brian Walden

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1961*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Labour
  2. Owen Thomas

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1895
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  3. William Bridgeman

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1904*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Conservative
  4. Allan Bright

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1901*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal