Chester

Number of seats: 2 seats 1832-1885
County (pre 1974): Cheshire
County (post 1974): Cheshire
Authority (1995): Not specified
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 46
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 91
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): 285
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): 329
Formed 1832
Disbanded current
Notes: Also known as City of Chester

Elected Members

  1. Robert Grosvenor

    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: 1847*
    Date of exit: c. 1847*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: First elected for this constituency in 1826. Exit before 30 January 1847; resigned to contest by-election at Middlesex.
  2. John Jervis

    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: 1850*
    Date of exit: c. 1850*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  3. Grosvenor

    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: 1869*
    Date of exit: 31 October 1869
    Nature of exit: Succession to peerage
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  4. Enoch Salisbury

    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: 1859
    Date of exit: 28 April 1859
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. Philip Humberston

    Party: Lib. Con.
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1859
    Date of election: 28 April 1859
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1865
    Date of exit: 11 July 1865
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Lib. Con.
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  6. William Gladstone

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    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: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  7. Henry Raikes

    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: 1880
    Date of exit: 31 March 1880
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  8. Norman Grosvenor

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1869*
    Date of election: 4 December 1869
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1874
    Date of exit: 31 January 1874
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  9. John Dodson

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1874
    Date of election: 31 January 1874
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1880*
    Date of exit: 8 May 1880
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Disqualified on petition after by-election (on appointment as President of the Local Government Board), 08/05/1880.
  10. Beilby Lawley

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1880
    Date of election: 31 March 1880
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1880*
    Date of exit: c. 1880*
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit after April 1880; unseated on petition.
  11. Robert Yerburgh

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1886
    Date of election: 1 July 1886
    Nature of election: General 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. Alfred Mond

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    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: Relocation
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  13. Robert Yerburgh

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1910¹
    Date of election: 15 January 1910
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1916*
    Date of exit: 22 February 1916
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  14. Charles Cayzer

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: 15 November 1922
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1940*
    Date of exit: 18 February 1940
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  15. Basil Nield

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1940*
    Date of election: 7 March 1940
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1956*
    Date of exit: c. 1956*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit before 15 November 1956.
  16. John Temple

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1956*
    Date of election: 15 November 1956
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1974¹
    Date of exit: 28 February 1974
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  17. Peter Morrison

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1974¹
    Date of election: 28 February 1974
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1992
    Date of exit: 9 April 1992
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. Henry Grenfell

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1857
    Date of election: 1857-03-27 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  2. Robert Yerburgh

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 1885-11-24 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  3. Thomas Idris

    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: Liberal
  4. George Muff

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: 1922-11-15 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
  5. George Muff

    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: Labour
  6. Emlyn Evans

    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: Liberal
  7. David Jones

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 2001
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  8. Henry Raikes

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1865
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  9. Lewis Carter-Jones

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1956*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Labour
  10. Lewis Carter-Jones

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1959
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
  11. Enoch Salisbury

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1868
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  12. Edward Egerton

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1850*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Lib. Con.