Preston

Number of seats: 2 seats 1832-1885
County (pre 1974): Lancashire
County (post 1974): N/A
Authority (1995): N/A
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 138
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 162
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): 210
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
Formed 1832
Disbanded 1950
Notes: Constituency of same name reformed 1983.

Elected Members

  1. Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    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: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Charles Grenfell

    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
  3. Richard Cross

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1857
    Date of election: 27 March 1857
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1862*
    Date of exit: c. 1862*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  4. Charles Grenfell

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1857
    Date of election: 27 March 1857
    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
  5. Thomas Hesketh

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1862*
    Date of election: 4 April 1862
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1872*
    Date of exit: 20 August 1872
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  6. Frederick Stanley

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1865
    Date of election: 11 July 1865
    Nature of election: General 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
  7. Edward Hermon

    Party: Conservative
    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: 1881*
    Date of exit: 6 May 1881
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  8. John Holker

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1872*
    Date of election: 16 September 1872
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1882*
    Date of exit: c. 1882*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: appted Ld Justice of Appeal
  9. William Ecroyd

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1881*
    Date of election: 23 May 1881
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  10. Henry Raikes

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1882*
    Date of election: 4 February 1882
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1882*
    Date of exit: c. 1882*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit before 25 November 1882; resigned to contest by-election at Cambridge University.
  11. William Tomlinson

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1882*
    Date of election: 25 November 1882
    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: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  12. Robert Hanbury

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1903*
    Date of exit: 28 April 1903
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  13. John Kerr

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1903*
    Date of election: 14 May 1903
    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: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  14. John Macpherson

    Party: Labour
    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: 1910¹
    Date of exit: 15 January 1910
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: LRC
    Notes: None
  15. Harold Cox

    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: 1910¹
    Date of exit: 15 January 1910
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  16. Alfred Tobin

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1910¹
    Date of election: 15 January 1910
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1915*
    Date of exit: c. 1915*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit in or before May 1915; resigned on appointment as County Court Judge.
  17. Urban Broughton

    Party: UKU
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1915*
    Date of election: 9 June 1915
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: UKU
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: check reason
  18. Thomas Shaw

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: 14 December 1918
    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
  19. James Hodge

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: 15 November 1922
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1924
    Date of exit: 29 October 1924
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  20. Alfred Kennedy

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1924
    Date of election: 29 October 1924
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1929*
    Date of exit: c. 1929*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  21. William Jowitt

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: 30 May 1929
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1929*
    Date of exit: 12 July 1929
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Resigned to contest by-election on joining Labour Party.
  22. William Jowitt

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1929*
    Date of election: 31 July 1929
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1931
    Date of exit: 27 October 1931
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  23. Adrian Moreing

    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: 1940*
    Date of exit: 10 July 1940
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  24. William Kirkpatrick

    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: 1936*
    Date of exit: 19 October 1936
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  25. Edward Cobb

    Party: Nat. Unionist
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1936*
    Date of election: 25 November 1936
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1945
    Date of exit: 5 July 1945
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Nat. Unionist
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: def contesting Eton and Slough
  26. Randolph Churchill

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1940*
    Date of election: 25 September 1940
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1945
    Date of exit: 5 July 1945
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  27. Samuel Segal

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: None known
    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: Boundary revision / defeat
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Defeated contesting Preston North at 1950 General Election.
  28. Edward Shackleton

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1946*
    Date of election: 31 January 1946
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1950
    Date of exit: 23 February 1950
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. John Clifton

    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
    Notes:
  2. Edward Howard

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1868
    Date of election: 1868-11-17 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  3. Keir Hardie

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1900
    Date of election: 1900-10-01 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: ILP
    Notes:
  4. John Macpherson

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1910¹
    Date of election: 1910-01-15 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Ind. Lab.
    Notes:
  5. William Kirkpatrick

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1923
    Date of election: 1923-12-06 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  6. Charles Emmott

    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: Conservative
    Notes:
  7. Julian Amery

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1945
    Date of election: 1945-07-05 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  8. John Hodge

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1903*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  9. Robert Hanbury

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1882*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  10. John Gorst

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1910
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  11. George Melly

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1862*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  12. Harmar Nicholls

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1946*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  13. Thomas Thompson

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  14. John O'Neill

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  15. Francis Bowles

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1936*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  16. Edward Howard

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1868*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  17. Thomas Russell

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes: