Peterborough

Number of seats: 2 seats 1832-1885
County (pre 1974): Northamptonshire
County (post 1974): Cambridgeshire
Authority (1995): Not specified
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 132
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 158
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): 454
Formed 1832
Disbanded current
Notes: Full name (in Craig 4) Northamptonshire (and the Soke of Peterborough), Peterborough

Elected Members

  1. John Fazakerley

    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: 1841
    Date of exit: 29 June 1841
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: First elected for this constituency 1830; also MP for Great Grimsby (twice), Lincoln (twice) and Tavistock.
  2. Robert Heron

    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: 1847
    Date of exit: 29 July 1847
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: First elected in 1820.
  3. George Wentworth-Fitzwilliam

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1841
    Date of election: 29 June 1841
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1859
    Date of exit: 28 April 1859
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  4. Richard Watson

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1852
    Date of election: 7 July 1852
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1852*
    Date of exit: 24 July 1852
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. George Whalley

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1852*
    Date of election: 6 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: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit June 1853; unseated on petition.
  6. George Whalley

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1853*
    Date of election: 25 June 1853
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1853*
    Date of exit: c. 1853*
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Unseated on petition.
  7. Thomson Hankey

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    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: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: def in 1853, but seated on petition
  8. George Whalley

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1859
    Date of election: 28 April 1859
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1878*
    Date of exit: 7 October 1878
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  9. William Wells

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1868
    Date of election: 17 November 1868
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1874
    Date of exit: 31 January 1874
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  10. Thomson Hankey

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1874
    Date of election: 31 January 1874
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1880
    Date of exit: 31 March 1880
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  11. William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1878*
    Date of election: 29 October 1878
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  12. George Whalley

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1880
    Date of election: 31 March 1880
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1883*
    Date of exit: c. 1883*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit in or before June 1883.
  13. Sydney Buxton

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1883*
    Date of election: 23 June 1883
    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
  14. William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam

    Party: Ind. Lib.
    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: 1886
    Date of exit: 1 July 1886
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Party: Ind. Lib.
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  15. William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam

    Party: LU
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1886
    Date of election: 1 July 1886
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1889*
    Date of exit: 11 September 1889
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: LU
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  16. Alpheus Morton

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1889*
    Date of election: 7 October 1889
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1895
    Date of exit: 13 July 1895
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  17. Granville Greenwood

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1906
    Date of election: 12 January 1906
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  18. Henry Brassey

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: 14 December 1918
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1929
    Date of exit: 30 May 1929
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  19. James Horrabin

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: 30 May 1929
    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: None known
    Notes: None
  20. Burghley

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1931
    Date of election: 27 October 1931
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1943*
    Date of exit: 20 September 1943
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Resigned on appointment as Governor of Bermuda.
  21. Stanley Tiffany

    Party: Lab. & Co-op.
    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: 1950
    Date of exit: 23 February 1950
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Lab. & Co-op.
    Sponsorship: Co-op
    Notes: None
  22. Harmar Nicholls

    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: 1974¹
    Date of exit: 28 February 1974
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  23. Michael Ward

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1974²
    Date of election: 10 October 1974
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1979
    Date of exit: 3 May 1979
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  24. Brian Mawhinney

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1979
    Date of election: 3 May 1979
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1997
    Date of exit: 1 May 1997
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. Thomas Gladstone

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1841
    Date of election: 1841-06-29 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  2. John Clifton

    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: Conservative
    Notes:
  3. Granville Greenwood

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1886
    Date of election: 1886-07-01 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  4. Ernest Davies

    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: Labour
    Notes:
  5. Betty Boothroyd

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1959
    Date of election: 1959-10-08 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  6. Andrew Mackinlay

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1987
    Date of election: 1987-06-11 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  7. Michael Ward

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1974¹
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  8. Robert Tennant

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1880
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  9. Stewart Jackson

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 2001
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  10. Thomson Hankey

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1853*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  11. John Lawrance

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1878*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  12. George Lewis

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1852*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  13. Michael Ward

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1966
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  14. Michael Ward

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1970
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes: