Wigan

Number of seats: 2 seats 1832-1885
County (pre 1974): Lancashire
County (post 1974): Greater Manchester
Authority (1995): Not specified
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 190
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 197
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): 262
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): 305
Formed 1832
Disbanded current
Notes: None

Elected Members

  1. Richard Potter

    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: 1839*
    Date of exit: c. 1839*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit in or before March 1839.
  2. Ralph Thicknesse

    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: None
  3. William Ewart

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1839*
    Date of election: 9 March 1839
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1841
    Date of exit: 29 June 1841
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  4. Peter Greenall

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1841
    Date of election: 29 June 1841
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1845*
    Date of exit: c. 1845*
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. Thomas Crosse

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1841
    Date of election: 29 June 1841
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1842*
    Date of exit: c. 1842*
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  6. James Lindsay

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1845*
    Date of election: 16 October 1845
    Nature of election: By-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
  7. James Lindsay

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1845*
    Date of election: 16 October 1845
    Nature of election: By-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. Ralph Thicknesse

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1847
    Date of election: 29 July 1847
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1854*
    Date of exit: 22 August 1854
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  9. Joseph Acton

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1854*
    Date of election: 3 October 1854
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1857
    Date of exit: 27 March 1857
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  10. Henry Woods

    Party: Liberal
    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: 1874
    Date of exit: 31 January 1874
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  11. James Lindsay

    Party: Conservative
    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: 1865*
    Date of exit: c. 1865*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit in or before March 1865.
  12. James Lindsay

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1859
    Date of election: 28 April 1859
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1865*
    Date of exit: c. 1865*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit in or before March 1865.
  13. Nathaniel Eckersley

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1866*
    Date of election: 27 March 1866
    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: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: check reason
  14. John Lancaster

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1868
    Date of election: 17 November 1868
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1874
    Date of exit: 31 January 1874
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  15. Thomas Knowles

    Party: Conservative
    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: 1883*
    Date of exit: 3 December 1883
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  16. Lindsay

    Party: Conservative
    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: 1880*
    Date of exit: 13 December 1880
    Nature of exit: Succession to peerage
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  17. Algernon Egerton

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1882*
    Date of election: 4 December 1882
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  18. Nathaniel Eckersley

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1883*
    Date of election: 21 December 1883
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  19. Henry Twist

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1910¹
    Date of election: 15 January 1910
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1910²
    Date of exit: 3 December 1910
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  20. Reginald Neville

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1910²
    Date of election: 3 December 1910
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  21. William Foster

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1942*
    Date of election: 11 March 1942
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1947*
    Date of exit: 2 December 1947
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: NUM
    Notes: None
  22. Ronald Williams

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1948*
    Date of election: 4 March 1948
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1958*
    Date of exit: 14 March 1958
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: NUM
    Notes: None
  23. Roger Stott

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1983
    Date of election: 9 June 1983
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1999*
    Date of exit: 8 August 1999
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. Peter Greenall

    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: Conservative
  2. Charles Grenfell

    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: Liberal
  3. John Lancaster

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1880
    Date of election: 1880-03-31 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  4. Reginald Neville

    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: Conservative
  5. Reginald Neville

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: 1918-12-14 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  6. Balniel

    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
  7. David Maxwell Fyfe

    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: Conservative
  8. Robert Grant-Ferris

    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: Conservative
  9. Robert Alstead

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  10. Walter Wren

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1882*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
  11. John Lancaster

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1881*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal