Mid Somerset (UK Parliament constituency)

Mid Somerset
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members two

Mid Somerset was a parliamentary constituency in the county of Somerset, which returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the bloc vote system.

It was created for the 1868 general election,[1] and abolished for the 1885 general election, when Somerset was divided into several new single-member constituencies: Bridgwater, Frome, East Somerset, North Somerset, South Somerset, Wellington and Wells.

Members of Parliament

Year1st Member1st Party2nd Member2nd Party
1868 Richard Horner Paget Ralph Neville Grenville[2]
1878 by-election William Stephen Gore-Langton[3][2] Conservative
1885 by-election John Kenelm Digby Wingfield-Digby[2]
1885 constituency abolished


  1. "Parliamentary representation". Somerset County Council. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 "Somerset Mid 1868-1885". Hansard. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  3. "Mid Somerset". Hansard. Retrieved 5 October 2012.

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