Durham [city]

Number of seats: 2 seats 1832-1885
County (pre 1974): Durham
County (post 1974): Durham
Authority (1995): Not specified
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 66
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 102
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): 326
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): 366
Formed 1832
Disbanded current
Notes: Full name (in Craig 3,4) Durham, Durham

Elected Members

  1. William Chaytor

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1835
    Date of exit: 6 January 1835
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: First elected 1831.
  2. William Harland

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1841
    Date of exit: 29 June 1841
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  3. Dungannon

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: 6 January 1835
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1841
    Date of exit: 29 June 1841
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Also MP for New Romney in 1830, and for Durham [city] 1831-1832.
  4. Thomas Granger

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1841
    Date of election: 29 June 1841
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1852*
    Date of exit: 13 August 1852
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. Robert Fitzroy

    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: 1843*
    Date of exit: c. 1843*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: appted Gov of NZ
  6. Dungannon

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1843*
    Date of election: 5 April 1843
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1843*
    Date of exit: c. 1843*
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Unseated on petition - Stenton gives date as 26/07/1843, but Craig gives resulting by-election date as 16/07/1843.
  7. John Bright

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1843*
    Date of election: 16 July 1843
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1847
    Date of exit: 29 July 1847
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  8. William Atherton

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1852
    Date of election: 7 July 1852
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1864*
    Date of exit: 22 January 1864
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  9. Adolphus Vane

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1852*
    Date of election: 3 December 1852
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1853*
    Date of exit: c. 1853*
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit June 1853; election declared void on petition.
  10. John Mowbray

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1853*
    Date of election: 25 June 1853
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1868
    Date of exit: 17 November 1868
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  11. John Henderson

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1864*
    Date of election: 9 February 1864
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1874*
    Date of exit: c. 1874*
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  12. John Davison

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1868
    Date of election: 17 November 1868
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1871*
    Date of exit: 15 April 1871
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  13. John Wharton

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1871*
    Date of election: 28 April 1871
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1874
    Date of exit: 31 January 1874
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  14. Thomas Thompson

    Party: Liberal
    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: 1874*
    Date of exit: c. 1874*
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit June 1874; unseated on petition.
  15. Arthur Monck

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1874*
    Date of election: 13 June 1874
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1880
    Date of exit: 31 March 1880
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  16. Farrer Herschell

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1874*
    Date of election: 13 June 1874
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  17. Thomas Thompson

    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: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  18. Thomas Milvain

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1892
    Date of exit: 4 July 1892
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  19. Matthew Fowler

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1892
    Date of election: 4 July 1892
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1898*
    Date of exit: 13 June 1898
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  20. Arthur Elliot

    Party: LU
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1898*
    Date of election: 30 June 1898
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1906
    Date of exit: 12 January 1906
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: LU
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: may have been Lib again after 1902-check
  21. John Hills

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1906
    Date of election: 12 January 1906
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1922
    Date of exit: 15 November 1922
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  22. Joshua Ritson

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: 15 November 1922
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1931
    Date of exit: 27 October 1931
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: MFGB
    Notes: None
  23. William McKeag

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1931
    Date of election: 27 October 1931
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1935
    Date of exit: 14 November 1935
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  24. Joshua Ritson

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1935
    Date of election: 14 November 1935
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1945
    Date of exit: 5 July 1945
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: MFGB
    Notes: None
  25. Charles Grey

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1945
    Date of election: 5 July 1945
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1970
    Date of exit: 18 June 1970
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: NUM
    Notes: None
  26. William Hughes

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1970
    Date of election: 18 June 1970
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1983
    Date of exit: 9 June 1983
    Nature of exit: Unknown
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: check const
  27. William Hughes

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1983
    Date of election: 9 June 1983
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1987
    Date of exit: 11 June 1987
    Nature of exit: Deselection by party
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  28. Gerry Steinberg

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1987
    Date of election: 11 June 1987
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 2005
    Date of exit: 5 May 2005
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. Thomas Granger

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: 1835-01-06 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  2. Thomas Granger

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1837
    Date of election: 1837-07-24 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  3. Henry Fenwick

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1852*
    Date of election: 1852-12-03 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
  4. Arthur Elliot

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1895
    Date of election: 1895-07-13 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: LU
  5. Arthur Elliot

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1906
    Date of election: 1906-01-12 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  6. William McKeag

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1924
    Date of election: 1924-10-29 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  7. William McKeag

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: 1929-05-30 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  8. William McKeag

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1935
    Date of election: 1935-11-14 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Nat. Lib.
  9. Timothy Kirkhope

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1974ยน
    Date of election: 1974-02-28 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  10. Cecil Cochrane

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1910
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  11. William Chaytor

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1837
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  12. Derek Conway

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1974
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  13. Francis Duncan

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1874*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Not specified
  14. John Wharton

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1868
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  15. John Wharton

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1880
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  16. Dungannon

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  17. Adolphus Vane

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1852
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  18. John Bright

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1843*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
  19. Joshua Ritson

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour