South Shropshire (UK Parliament constituency)

South Shropshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members two
Replaced by Ludlow and Wellington
Created from Bishop's Castle and Shropshire

South Shropshire is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency. It was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 to 1885. It was represented by two Knights of the Shire.

The constituency was abolished, along with North Shropshire, under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, with effect from the 1885 general election. The county was then divided between four new single-member constituencies: Ludlow, Newport, Oswestry and Wellington.

Members of Parliament

ElectionFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
1832 The Earl of Darlington Tory Hon. Robert Clive Tory
1834 Conservative Conservative
1842 by-election Viscount Newport Conservative
1854 by-election Hon. Robert Windsor-Clive Conservative
1859 by-election Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bt Conservative
April 1865 by-election Hon. Sir Percy Egerton Herbert Conservative
July 1865 Robert Jasper More Liberal
1868 Edward Corbett Conservative
1876 by-election John Edmund Severne Conservative
1877 by-election Sir Baldwyn Leighton, Bt Conservative
1885 Constituency abolished


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