Rochester

Number of seats: 2 seats 1832-1885
County (pre 1974): Kent
County (post 1974): N/A
Authority (1995): N/A
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 144
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 165
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
Formed 1832
Disbanded 1918
Notes: None

Elected Members

  1. Ralph Bernal

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    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: Relocation / defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Also MP for Lincoln, before 1820; first elected for this constituency in 1820. Defeated contesting Weymouth and Melcombe Regis at 1841 General Election.
  2. John Mills

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    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: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: First elected for this constituency in 1831.
  3. Thomas Hodges

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: 6 January 1835
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1837
    Date of exit: 24 July 1837
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: check reason
  4. Thomas Hobhouse

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1837
    Date of election: 24 July 1837
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1841
    Date of exit: 29 June 1841
    Nature of exit: Unknown
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. James Douglas

    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: 1847
    Date of exit: 29 July 1847
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  6. William Bodkin

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1841
    Date of election: 29 June 1841
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1847
    Date of exit: 29 July 1847
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  7. Ralph Bernal

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1847
    Date of election: 29 July 1847
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1852
    Date of exit: 7 July 1852
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  8. Thomas Hodges

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1847
    Date of election: 29 July 1847
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1852
    Date of exit: 7 July 1852
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  9. Thomas Maddock

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1852
    Date of election: 7 July 1852
    Nature of election: General 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
  10. Francis Child-Villiers

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1852
    Date of election: 7 July 1852
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1856*
    Date of exit: c. 1856*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit January 1856
  11. Philip Wykeham-Martin

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1856*
    Date of election: 8 February 1856
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1878*
    Date of exit: 31 May 1878
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  12. John Kinglake

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1857
    Date of election: 27 March 1857
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1870*
    Date of exit: 9 July 1870
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  13. Julian Goldsmid

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1870*
    Date of election: 19 July 1870
    Nature of election: By-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
  14. Arthur Otway

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1878*
    Date of election: 14 June 1878
    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: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  15. Roger Leigh

    Party: Conservative
    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: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  16. Francis Hughes-Hallett

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1889*
    Date of exit: c. 1889*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit March 1889.
  17. Edward Knatchbull-Hugesson

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1889*
    Date of election: 16 April 1889
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1892
    Date of exit: 4 July 1892
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  18. Horatio Davies

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1892
    Date of election: 4 July 1892
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1893*
    Date of exit: c. 1893*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  19. Cranborne

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1893*
    Date of election: 8 February 1893
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1903*
    Date of exit: 22 August 1903
    Nature of exit: Succession to peerage
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  20. Charles Tuff

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1903*
    Date of election: 23 September 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
  21. Ernest Lamb

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    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: Unknown
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  22. Ernest Lamb

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1910¹
    Date of election: 15 January 1910
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  23. Samuel Ridley

    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: 1910²
    Date of exit: 3 December 1910
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. James Douglas

    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
    Notes:
  2. Melgund

    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
    Notes:
  3. Cecil Grenfell

    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
    Notes:
  4. Horatio Davies

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1889*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  5. Charles Wellesley

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes: