Bridgwater

Number of seats: 2 seats 1832-1885
County (pre 1974): Somerset
County (post 1974): N/A
Authority (1995): N/A
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 32
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
Formed 1832
Disbanded 1870
Notes: Disenfranchised for corruption in 1870. Constituency of same name reformed 1885.

Elected Members

  1. William Tayleur

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1835
    Date of exit: 6 January 1835
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Charles Kemeys-Tynte

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1837
    Date of exit: 24 July 1837
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: First elected for this constituency in 1820.
  3. John Leader

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: 6 January 1835
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1837*
    Date of exit: c. 1837*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit in or before May 1837; resigned to contest by-election at Westminster.
  4. Henry Broadwood

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1837*
    Date of election: 16 May 1837
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1852
    Date of exit: 7 July 1852
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. Thomas Forman

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1841
    Date of election: 29 June 1841
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1847
    Date of exit: 29 July 1847
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  6. Charles Kemeys-Tynte

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1847
    Date of election: 29 July 1847
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1865
    Date of exit: 11 July 1865
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  7. Brent Follett

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1852
    Date of election: 7 July 1852
    Nature of election: General 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
  8. Alexander Kinglake

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1857
    Date of election: 27 March 1857
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1868*
    Date of exit: 17 November 1868
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  9. Henry Westropp

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1865
    Date of election: 11 July 1865
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1866*
    Date of exit: c. 1866*
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit in or before May 1866, unseated on petition.
  10. Philip Vanderbyl

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1866*
    Date of election: 12 July 1866
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1869*
    Date of exit: c. 1869*
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Disqualified after 1868 General Election; constituency disenfranchised for corruption.

Other candidates

  1. Alexander Kinglake

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1852
    Date of election: 1852-07-07 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  2. Henry Westropp

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1859
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  3. Henry Westropp

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1868
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  4. Henry Broadwood

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  5. Richard Sheridan

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1837*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  6. Richard Sheridan

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1837
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes: