King's Lynn

Number of seats: 2 seats 1832-1885
County (pre 1974): Norfolk
County (post 1974): N/A
Authority (1995): N/A
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 95
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 119
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): 415
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): 448
Formed 1832
Disbanded 1974¹
Notes: Full name (in Craig 3,4) Norfolk, King's Lynn. Known as Lynn Regis prior to 1832.

Elected Members

  1. George Bentinck

    Party: Conservative
    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: 1848*
    Date of exit: 21 September 1848
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: First elected for this constituency in 1828
  2. William Lennox

    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: 1835
    Date of exit: 6 January 1835
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: First elected for this constituency in 1831.
  3. Stratford Canning

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: 6 January 1835
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1841*
    Date of exit: c. 1841*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  4. Jocelyn

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1842*
    Date of election: 10 February 1842
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1854*
    Date of exit: 12 August 1854
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. Edward Stanley

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1848*
    Date of election: 22 December 1848
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1869*
    Date of exit: 23 October 1869
    Nature of exit: Succession to peerage
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  6. John Gurney

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1854*
    Date of election: 16 September 1854
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1865
    Date of exit: 11 July 1865
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  7. Thomas Buxton

    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: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  8. Robert Bourke

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1868
    Date of election: 17 November 1868
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1886*
    Date of exit: c. 1886*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  9. Claud Hamilton

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1869*
    Date of election: 9 December 1869
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1880
    Date of exit: 31 March 1880
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  10. William Ffolkes

    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: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  11. Alexander Jarvis

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1886*
    Date of election: 25 August 1886
    Nature of election: By-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
  12. Thomas Bowles

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1892
    Date of election: 4 July 1892
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1900
    Date of exit: 1 October 1900
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  13. Carlyon Bellairs

    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: Relocation / defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Sat as LU for latter part of this service. Defeated contesting Salford West at 1910¹ General Election.
  14. Thomas Bowles

    Party: Liberal
    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: 1910²
    Date of exit: 3 December 1910
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  15. Holcombe Ingleby

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    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: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  16. Neville Jodrell

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: 14 December 1918
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1923
    Date of exit: 6 December 1923
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  17. George Woodwark

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1923
    Date of election: 6 December 1923
    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
  18. Fermoy

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1924
    Date of election: 29 October 1924
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1935
    Date of exit: 14 November 1935
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  19. Somerset Maxwell

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1935
    Date of election: 14 November 1935
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1942*
    Date of exit: c. 1942*
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  20. Fermoy

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1943*
    Date of election: 12 February 1943
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1945
    Date of exit: 5 July 1945
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  21. Frederick Wise

    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: 1951
    Date of exit: 25 October 1951
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  22. Ronald Scott-Miller

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1951
    Date of election: 25 October 1951
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1959
    Date of exit: 8 October 1959
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  23. Denys Bullard

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1959
    Date of election: 8 October 1959
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1964
    Date of exit: 15 October 1964
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  24. Derek Page

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1964
    Date of election: 15 October 1964
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1970
    Date of exit: 18 June 1970
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. Edmund Wodehouse

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1874
    Date of election: 1874-01-31 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  2. Frank Lockwood

    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
  3. Hubert Beaumont

    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: Liberal
  4. George Woodwark

    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: Liberal
  5. Hugh Lawson

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1955
    Date of election: 1955-05-26 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
  6. George Jackson

    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
  7. Richard Young

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1869*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
  8. Frederick Walpole

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1865
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  9. Frederick Booth

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1900
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  10. Alan Burgoyne

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1906
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  11. Edward Cadogan

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1910¹
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  12. Frederick Wise

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1943*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Ind. Lab.
  13. Ronald Scott-Miller

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative