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The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 (48 & 49 Vict., c. 23) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was a piece of electoral reform legislation that redistributed the seats in the House of Commons, introducing the concept of equally-populated constituencies, in an attempt to equalize representation across the UK. It was associated with, but not part of, the Reform Act 1884.

The Act made the following changes:

  • Seventy-nine towns with populations smaller than 15,000 lost their right to elect an MP;
  • Thirty-six towns with populations between 15,000 and 50,000 lost one of their MPs and became single member constituencies;
  • Towns with populations between 50,000 and 165,000 were given two seats;
  • Larger towns and the county constituencies were divided into single member constituencies

As support of the Irish members was needed by both major parties, the representation of Ireland in Parliament was not reduced, even though it had suffered a relative loss of population compared with the rest of the United Kingdom, due to emigration.

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Background

The first major reform of parliamentary seats took place under the Reform Act 1832. The next redistribution of parliamentary seats occurred in three parliamentary acts in 1867/68. The Reform Act 1867 applied to English and Welsh constituencies. This was followed by Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 which redistributed Scottish seats and gave Scotland extra seats at the expense of England. The third act was the Representation of the People (Ireland) Act 1868.

By the 1880s continued industrial growth had resulted in an increased imbalance between the seats and the population. William Ewart Gladstone leading a Liberal government, introduced firstly a Representation of the People Act 1884 and secondly the Redistribution of Seats Act in 1885.

Key provisions

In total, 160 seats were redistributed and in England and Wales, 79 boroughs of less than 15,000 inhabitants lost one seat each. London increased its number of seats from 22 to 62 and most constituencies became single member, to the benefit of the Conservatives in the towns.

Consequences

Old historic communities were broken up when new single-member constituencies were created and the redistribution finally ended the under-representation of London and the industrial north and the predominance of the rural south. The division of formerly two member constituencies had important political consequences. It hastened the decline of the aristocracy and the landed class domination of Parliament – however the aristocracy continued to dominate the Cabinet and the political power of the landed classes was evident in the power of the Lords to veto legislation until 1911. After 1885, for the first time, the number of Members of Parliament connected to industry and commerce outnumbered the number connected to the gentry – a trend accelerated by the agricultural depression of 1870s into the 20th Century.

There was a growing radicalisation of parties. In the Liberal party, in two member constituencies a Whig had been paired with a Radical, but with only one MP to be returned the Whigs lost out as the Radicals gained support from the new rural voters. Joseph Chamberlain, encouraged by the growing radicalisation of the Liberals, mounted his assault on the Whigs firmly entrenched in power with his 'Unauthorised Programme' of 1885 or proposed radical reforms (although Gladstone was able to ignore it). The expansion of the working class electorate meant that the number of 'Lib/Lab' MPs rose from 2 in 1874 to 13 in 1885.

There was also a Conservative resurgence, as they gained massively from the constitutional changes they had helped to engineer. The majority of the 132 seats taken from small boroughs to be redistributed had been Liberal and in many of the new single member constituencies, particularly the suburban ones, the Conservatives were triumphant – the electorate were discouraged by Chamberlain’s radicalism and not appeased by Gladstone’s Home Rule crusade. The Liberals won the 1885 General Election, but the Conservatives dominated the final years of the 19th century, following Liberal splits connected with Irish Home Rule.

Before and After - England

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Bedfordshire

Old change New
Bedford
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Bedford
Bedfordshire
(Two members)
Split Biggleswade
Luton

Berkshire

Old change New
Abingdon Borough to County Abingdon
Berkshire
(Three members)
Split Newbury
Wokingham
Reading
(Two members)
Reduced to one Reading
Wallingford Merged with Abingdon
Windsor No change Windsor

Buckinghamshire

Old change New
Aylesbury
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Aylesbury
Buckingham No change Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
(Three members)
Replaced
Great Marlow Replaced
Wycombe No change Wycombe

Cambridgeshire

Old change New
Cambridge
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
(Three members)
Split Chesterton
Newmarket
Wisbech
Peterborough
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Peterborough

Cheshire

Old change New
Birkenhead No change Birkenhead
Cheshire East
(Two members)
Cheshire Mid
(Two members)
Cheshire West
(Two members)
Reorganised Altrincham
Crewe
Eddisbury
Hyde
Knutsford
Macclesfield
Northwich
Wirral
Chester No change Chester
Stalybridge No change Stalybridge
Stockport
(Two members)
No change Stockport
(Two members)

Cornwall

Old change New
Bodmin Borough to County Bodmin
Cornwall East
(Two members)
Replaced
Cornwall West Replaced
Helston Replaced
Launceston Borough to County Launceston
Liskeard Replaced
Penryn and Falmouth
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Penryn and Falmouth
St Ives Borough to County St Ives
Truro
(Two members)
Borough to County - one seat Truro
Established Camborne
St Austell

Cumberland

Old change New
Carlisle
(Two members)
Reduced to one Carlisle
Cockermouth Borough to County Cockermouth
Cumberland East
(Two members)
Replaced
Cumberland West
(Two members)
Replaced
Whitehaven Borough to County Whitehaven
Established Egremont
Eskdale
Penrith

Derbyshire

Old change New
Derby
(Two members)
No change Derby
(Two members)
Derbyshire East
(Two members)
Derbyshire North
(Two members)
Derbyshire South
(Two members)
Reorganised Chesterfield
Derbyshire Mid
Derbyshire North East
Derbyshire South
Derbyshire West
High Peak
Ilkeston

Devon

Old change New
Barnstaple
(Two members)
Reduced to one Barnstaple
Exeter
(Two members)
Reduced to one Exeter
Devonport
(Two members)
No change Devonport
(Two members)
Devonshire East
(Two members)
Replaced Honiton
Devonshire North
(Two members)
Devonshire South
(Two members)
Reorganised South Molton
Torquay
Totnes
Plymouth
(Two members)
No change Plymouth
(Two members)
Tavistock Borough to County Tavistock
Tiverton
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Tiverton
Established Ashburton

Dorset

Old change New
Bridport Replaced
Dorchester Replaced
Dorset
(Three members)
Split Dorset East
Dorset North
Dorset South
Dorset West
Poole Replaced
Shaftesbury Replaced
Wareham Replaced
Weymouth and Melcombe Regis
(Two members)
Replaced

Durham

Old change New
Darlington No change Darlington
Durham City
(Two members)
Reduced to one Durham City
Durham County North
(Two members)
Replaced Chester-le-Street
Durham County South Split Barnard Castle
Bishop Auckland
Houghton-le-Spring
Jarrow
Durham Mid
Durham North West
Durham South East
Hartlepool Renamed Hartlepool
Stockton Rename Stockton-on-Tees

Essex

Old change New
Colchester
(Two members)
Reduced to one Colchester
Essex East
(Two members)
Replaced
Essex South
(Two members)
Split Essex South East
Epping
Romford
Walthamstow
West Ham North
West Ham South
Essex West
(Two members)
Split Chelmsford
Saffron Walden
Harwich No change Harwich
Maldon No change Maldon

Gloucestershire

Old change New
Bristol
(Two members)
Split Bristol East
Bristol North
Bristol South
Bristol West
Cheltenham No change Cheltenham
Cirencester Borough to county Cirencester
Gloucester
(Two members)
No change Gloucester
(Two members)
Gloucestershire East
(Two members)
Replaced
Gloucestershire West
(Two members)
Replaced Forest of Dean
Thornbury
Stroud
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Stroud
Tewkesbury No change Tewkesbury

Hampshire

Old change New
Andover Borough to County Andover
Christchurch No change Christchurch
Hampshire North
(Two members)
Replaced
Hampshire South
(Two members)
Replaced
Lymington Replaced
Petersfield Borough to County Petersfield
Portsmouth
(Two members)
No change Portsmouth
(Two members)
Southampton
(Two members)
No change Southampton
(Two members)
Winchester
(Two members)
Reduced to one Winchester
Established Basingstoke
Fareham
New Forest

Herefordshire

Old change New
Hereford
(Two members)
Reduced to one Hereford
Herefordshire
(Three members)
Replaced Ross
Leominster No change Leominster

Hertfordshire

Old change New
Hertford Borough to County Hertford
Hertfordshire
(Three members)
Replaced Hitchin
St Albans
Watford

Huntingdonshire

Old change New
Huntingdon No change Huntingdon
Huntingdonshire
(Two members)
Replaced Ramsey

Isle of Wight

Old change New
Isle of Wight No change Isle of Wight
Newport (Isle of Wight) Replaced

Kent

Old change New
Canterbury No change Canterbury
Chatham No change Chatham
Dover
(Two members)
Reduced to one Dover
Gravesend No change Gravesend
Greenwich
(Two members)
Reduced to one Greenwich
(Two members)
Hythe No change Hythe
Kent East
(Two members)
Kent Mid
(Two members)
Kent West
(Two members)
Reorganised Ashford
Dartford
Faversham
Isle of Thanet
Medway
St Augustine's
Sevenoaks
Tunbridge
Maidstone
(Two members)
No change Maidstone
Rochester
(Two members)
Reduced to one Rochester
Sandwich
(Two members)
Replaced
Established Deptford
Lewisham
Woolwich

Lancashire

Old change New
Ashton-under-Lyne No change Ashton-under-Lyne
Blackburn
(Two members)
No change Blackburn
(Two members)
Bolton
(Two members)
No change Bolton
(Two members)
Burnley No change Burnley
Bury No change Bury
Clitheroe No change Clitheroe
Lancashire North
(Two members)
Split Barrow-in-Furness
Blackpool
Chorley
Lancaster
North Lonsdale
Lancashire North-East
(Two members)
Split Accrington
Darwen
Rossendale
Lancashire South-East
(Two members)
Split Eccles
Gorton
Heywood
Middleton
Prestwich
Radcliffe cum Farnworth
Stretford
Westhoughton
Lancashire South-West
(Two members)
Split Bootle
Ince

Leigh
Newton
Ormskirk
St Helens
Southport
Widnes

Liverpool
(Three members)
Split Liverpool Abercromby
Liverpool East Toxteth
Liverpool Exchange
Liverpool Kirkdale
Liverpool Scotland
Liverpool Walton
Liverpool West Derby
Liverpool West Toxteth
Manchester
(Three members)
Split Manchester East
Manchester North
Manchester North East
Manchester North West
Manchester South
Manchester South West
Oldham
(Two members)
No change Oldham
(Two members)
Preston
(Two members)
No change Preston
(Two members)
Rochdale No change Rochdale
Salford
(Two members)
Split Salford North
Salford South
Salford West
Warrington No change Warrington
Wigan
(Two members)
No change Wigan
Established Everton

Leicestershire

Old change New
Leicester
(Two members)
No change Leicester
(Two members)
Leicestershire North
(Two members)
Leicestershire South
(Two members)
Reorganised Bosworth
Harborough
Loughborough
Melton

Lincolnshire

Old change New
Boston No change Boston
Grantham
(Two members)
Reduced to one Grantham
Grimsby No change Grimsby
Lincoln
(Two members)
Reduced to one Lincoln
Lincolnshire Mid
(Two members)
Lincolnshire North
(Two members)
Lincolnshire South
(Two members)
Replaced Brigg
Gainsborough
Horncastle
Louth
Sleaford
Spalding
Stamford Borough to county Stamford

Middlesex

Old change New
Chelsea
(Two members)
Split Chelsea
Fulham
Hammersmith
Kensington North
Kensington South
City of London
(Four members)
Reduced to two City of London
(Two members)
Finsbury
(Two members)
Split Finsbury Central
Finsbury East
Holborn
Islington East
Islington North
Islington South
Islington West
Hackney
(Two members)
Split Bethnal Green North East
Bethnal Green South West
Hackney Central
Hackney North
Hackney South
Haggerston
Hoxton
Marylebone
(Two members)
Split Hampstead
Marylebone East
Marylebone West
Paddington North
Paddington South
St Pancras East
St Pancras North
St Pancras South
St Pancras West
Middlesex
(Two members)
Split Brentford
Ealing
Enfield
Harrow
Hornsey
Tottenham
Uxbridge
Tower Hamlets
(Two members)
Split Bow and Bromley
Limehouse
Mile End
Poplar
St George, Tower Hamlets
Stepney
Whitechapel
Westminster
(Two members)
Split Westminster
St George, Hanover Square
Strand

Norfolk

Old change New
King's Lynn
(Two members)
Reduced to one King's Lynn
(Two members)
Norfolk North
(Two members)
Norfolk South
(Two members)
Norfolk West
(Two members)
Reorganised Norfolk East
Norfolk Mid
Norfolk North
Norfolk North West
Norfolk South
Norfolk South West
Norwich
(Two members)
No change Norwich
(Two members)
Established Great Yarmouth

Northamptonshire

Old change New
Northampton
(Two members)
No change Northampton
(Two members)
Northamptonshire North
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Northamptonshire North
Northamptonshire South
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Northamptonshire South
Established Northamptonshire East
Northamptonshire Mid

Northumberland

Old change New
Berwick-upon-Tweed
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Berwick-upon-Tweed
Gateshead No change Gateshead
Morpeth No change Morpeth
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
(Two members)
No change Newcastle-upon-Tyne
(Two members)
Northumberland North
(Two members)
Replaced
Northumberland South
(Two members)
Replaced Hexham
Tyneside
Wansbeck
Sunderland
(Two members)
No change Sunderland
(Two members)
South Shields No change South Shields
Tynemouth and North Shields Replaced Tynemouth

Nottinghamshire

Old change New
East Retford
(Two members)
Replaced Bassetlaw
Newark
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Newark
Nottingham
(Two members)
Split Nottingham East
Nottingham South
Nottingham West
Nottinghamshire North
(Two members)
Replaced Mansfield
Nottinghamshire South
(Two members)
Replaced Rushcliffe

Oxfordshire

Old change New
Banbury Borough to County Banbury
Oxford
(Two members)
Reduced to one Oxford
Oxfordshire
(Three members)
Replaced Henley
Woodstock Borough to County Woodstock

Rutland

Old change New
Rutland
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Rutland

Shropshire

Old change New
Bridgnorth Replaced
Ludlow Borough to County Ludlow
Shrewsbury
(Two members)
Borough to County - one seat Shrewsbury
Shropshire North
(Two members)
Shropshire South
(Two members)
Replaced Newport
Oswestry
Wellington (Salop)
Wenlock
(Two members)
Replaced

Somerset

Old change New
Bath
(Two members)
No change Bath
(Two members)
Frome Borough to County Frome
Somerset East
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Somerset Eastern
Somerset Mid
(Two members)
Replaced Somerset Northern
Wells
Somerset West
(Two members)
Replaced Bridgwater
Somerset Southern
Wellington (Somerset)
Taunton
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Taunton

Staffordshire

Old change New
Lichfield No change Lichfield
Newcastle-under-Lyme
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Newcastle-under-Lyme
Stafford
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Stafford
Staffordshire East
(Two members)
Replaced Burton
Staffordshire North
(Two members)
Replaced Leek
Staffordshire North West
Staffordshire West
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Staffordshire West
Stoke-upon-Trent
(Two members)
Split Stoke-on-Trent Stoke
Hanley
Tamworth
(Two members)
Reduced to one Tamworth
Walsall No change Walsall
Wednesbury No change Wednesbury
Wolverhampton
(Two members)
Split Wolverhampton East
Wolverhampton South
Wolverhampton West
Established Handsworth
Kingswinford
West Bromwich

Suffolk

Old change New
Bury St Edmunds
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Bury St Edmunds
Eye Borough to County Eye
Ipswich
(Two members)
No change Ipswich
(Two members)
Suffolk East
(Two members)
Split Lowestoft
Stowmarket
Sudbury
Woodbridge
Suffolk West
(Two members)
Replaced

Surrey

Old change New
Guildford No change Guildford
Lambeth
(Two members)
Replaced Brixton
Kennington
Lambeth North
Norwood
Southwark
(Two members)
Split Bermondsey
Rotherhithe
Southwark West
Surrey East
(Two members)
Surrey Mid
(Two members)
Surrey West
(Two members)
Reorganised Chertsey
Croydon
Epsom
Kingston
Reigate
Wimbledon
Established Battersea
Camberwell North
Clapham
Dulwich
Newington West
Peckham
Walworth
Wandsworth

Sussex

Old change New
Brighton
(Two members)
No change Brighton
(Two members)
Hastings
(Two members)
Reduced to one Hastings
Horsham No change Horsham
Lewes No change Lewes
Midhurst Replaced
Sussex East
(Two members)
Replaced East Grinstead
Eastbourne
Sussex West
(Two members)
Replaced Chichester
Rye No change Rye
New Shoreham
(Two members)
Replaced

Warwickshire

Old change New
Birmingham
(Three members)
Split Birmingham Bordesley
Birmingham Central
Birmingham East
Birmingham Edgbaston
Birmingham North
Birmingham South
Birmingham West
Coventry
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Coventry
Warwick
(Two members)
Replaced Warwick and Leamington
Warwickshire North
(Two members)
Replaced Nuneaton
Rugby
Warwickshire South
(Two members)
Replaced Stratford upon Avon
Established Aston Manor

Westmorland

Old change New
Kendal No Change Kendal
Westmorland
(Two members)
Replaced Appleby

Wiltshire

Old change New
Calne Replaced
Chippenham Borough to County Chippenham
Cricklade
(Two members)
Borough to County - one seat Cricklade
Devizes Borough to County Devizes
Marlborough Replaced
Malmesbury Replaced
Salisbury
(Two members)
Reduced to one Salisbury
Wilton Borough to County Wilton
Wiltshire North
(Two members)
Replaced
Wiltshire South
(Two members)
Replaced
Westbury Borough to County Westbury

Worcestershire

Old change New
Bewdley Borough to County Bewdley
Droitwich Borough to County Droitwich
Dudley No change Dudley
Evesham Borough to County Evesham
Kidderminster No change Kidderminster
Worcester
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Worcester
Worcestershire East
(Two members)
Reduced to one Worcestershire East
Worcestershire West
(Two members)
Replaced Worcestershire North

Yorkshire East Riding

Old change New
Kingston upon Hull
(Two members)
Divided Kingston-upon-Hull Central
Kingston-upon-Hull East
Kingston-upon-Hull West
Yorkshire East Riding
(Two members)
Split Buckrose
Holderness
Howdenshire

Yorkshire North Riding

Old change New
Malton Replaced
Middlesbrough No change Middlesbrough
Northallerton Replaced
Richmond (Yorkshire) Borough to County Richmond
Ripon Borough to County Ripon
Yorkshire North Riding
(Two members)
Replaced Cleveland
Scarborough
(Two members)
Reduced to one seat Scarborough
Thirsk Renamed Thirsk and Malton
Whitby Borough to County Whitby
York
(Two members)
No change York
(Two members)

Yorkshire West Riding

Old change New
Bradford
(Two members)
Split Bradford Central
Bradford East
Bradford West
Dewsbury No change Dewsbury
Halifax
(Two members)
No change Halifax
(Two members)
Huddersfield No change Huddersfield
Knaresborough Replaced
Leeds
(Three members)
Split Leeds Central
Leeds East
Leeds North
Leeds South
Leeds West
Pontefract No change Pontefract
Sheffield
(Two members)
Split Sheffield, Attercliffe
Sheffield, Brightside
Sheffield, Central
Sheffield, Ecclesall
Sheffield, Hallam
Wakefield No change Wakefield
Yorkshire West Riding East
(Two members)
Split Barkston Ash
Osgoldcross
Otley
Pudsey
Spen Valley
Yorkshire West Riding North
(Two members)
Split Elland
Keighley
Shipley
Skipton
Sowerby
Yorkshire West Riding South
(Two members)
Split Barnsley
Colne Valley
Doncaster
Hallamshire
Holmfirth
Morley
Normanton
Rotherham

Universities

Old change New
Cambridge University
(Two members)
No change Cambridge University
(Two members)
London University Abolished
Oxford University
(Two members)
No change Oxford University
(Two members)

Before and After - Wales

Wales

Old change New
Anglesey No change Anglesey
Beaumaris Replaced
Brecon Replaced
Breconshire Renamed Brecknockshire
Carnarvon No change Carnarvon
Carnarvonshire Replaced Arfon
Eifion
Cardiff No change Cardiff District
Cardigan Replaced
Cardiganshire No Change Cardiganshire
Carmarthen No change Carmarthen District
Carmarthenshire
(Two members)
Split Carmarthenshire East
Carmarthenshire West
Denbigh No change Denbigh District
Denbighshire
(Two members)
Split Denbighshire East
Denbighshire West
Flint No change Flint
Flintshire No change Flintshire
Glamorganshire
(Two members)
Split Glamorganshire, East
Glamorganshire, Mid
Glamorganshire, South
Gower District
Rhondda
Merioneth Renamed Merionethshire
Merthyr Tydvil
(Two members)
No change Merthyr Tydfil
(Two members)
Monmouth Renamed Monmouth Boroughs
Monmouthshire
(Two members)
Split Monmouthshire North
Monmouthshire South
Monmouthshire West
Montgomery No change Montgomery District
Montgomeryshire No change Montgomeryshire
Pembroke
Haverfordwest
Replaced Pembroke and Haverfordwest District
Pembrokeshire No change Pembrokeshire
Radnor Replaced
Radnorshire No change Radnorshire
Swansea District No change Swansea District
Swansea Town

Before and after - Scotland

Aberdeenshire

Old change New
Aberdeen Aberdeen North
Aberdeen South
Aberdeenshire East Minor changes Aberdeenshire East
Aberdeenshire West Minor changes Aberdeenshire West

Angus

Old change New
Dundee
(Two members)
No change Dundee
(Two members)
Montrose Burghs No change Montrose District of Burghs

Argyllshire

Old change New
Argyllshire Argyllshire

Ayrshire

Old change New
Ayr Rename Ayr District of Burghs
Ayrshire North No change Ayrshire North
Ayrshire South No change Ayrshire South
Kilmarnock No change Kilmarnock Burghs

Banffshire

Old change New
Banffshire No change Banffshire

Berwickshire

Old change New
Berwickshire No change Berwickshire

Buteshire

Old change New
Buteshire No change Buteshire

Caithness, Ross and Cromarty

Old change New
Caithness No change Caithness
Ross and Cromarty No change Ross and Cromarty
Wick District Renamed Wick District of Burghs

Clackmannan and Kinross-shire

Old change New
Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire No change Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire

Dumfriesshire

Old change New
Dumfries No change Dumfries
Dumfriesshire No change Dumfriesshire

Dumbartonshire

Old change New
Dunbartonshire No change Dunbartonshire

Elgin and Nairn-shire

Old change New
Elgin Burghs No change Elgin District of Burghs
Elginshire and Nairnshire No change Elginshire and Nairnshire

Fife

Old change New
Fife Fife East
Fife West
Kirkcaldy Burghs No change Kirkcaldy District of Burghs
St Andrews No change St Andrews District of Burghs

Forfarshire

Old change New
Forfarshire No Change Forfarshire

Haddingtonshire

Old change New
Haddington Replaced
Haddingtonshire No change Haddingtonshire

Invernessshire

Old change New
Inverness No change Inverness District of Burghs
Inverness-shire No change Inverness-shire

Kincardineshire

Old change New
Kincardineshire No change Kincardineshire

Kirkcudbrightshire

Old change New
Kirkcudbright Kirkcudbrightshire

Lanarkshire

Old change New
Glasgow
(Three members)
Split Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown
Glasgow Bridgeton
| Glasgow Camlachie
Glasgow Central
Glasgow College
Glasgow Govan
Glasgow Partick
Glasgow St Rollox
Glasgow Tradeston
Greenock No change Greenock
Lanarkshire North Split Lanarkshire Mid
Lanarkshire North East
Lanarkshire North West
Lanarkshire South No change Lanarkshire South
Paisley No change Paisley

Linlithgowshire

Old change New
Linlithgowshire No change Linlithgowshire

Midlothian

Old change New
Edinburgh
(Two members)
Split Edinburgh Central
Edinburgh East
Edinburgh South
Edinburgh West
Leith Burghs No change Leith Burghs
Midlothian Renamed Midlothian

Orkney and Shetland

Old change New
Orkney and Shetland No change Orkney and Shetland

Peebles, Roxburgh and Selkirk-shire

Old change New
Hawick Rename Hawick District of Burghs
Peebles and Selkirk No change Peebles and Selkirk
Roxburghshire No change Roxburghshire

Perthshire

Old change New
Perth No change Perth
Perthshire Split Perthshire Eastern
Perthshire Western

Renfrewshire

Old change New
Renfrewshire Split Renfrewshire East
Renfrewshire West

Roxburghshire

Old change New

Stirlingshire

Old change New
Falkirk No change Falkirk District of Burghs
Stirling No change Stirling District of Burghs
Stirlingshire No change Stirlingshire

Sutherland

Old change New
Sutherland No change Sutherlandshire

Wigtownshire

Old change New
Wigtown Replaced
Wigtownshire No change Wigtownshire

Universities

Old change New
Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities No change Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities
Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities No change Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities

Ireland

Antrim

Old change New
Antrim
(Two members)
Split Antrim East
Antrim Mid
Antrim North
Antrim South
Belfast
(Two members)
Split Belfast East
Belfast North
Belfast South
Belfast West
Carrickfergus Replaced
Lisburne Replaced

Armagh

Old change New
Armagh Replaced Armagh Mid
Armagh County
(Two members)
Split Armagh North
Armagh South

Carlow

Old change New
Carlow Replaced
Carlow County
(Two members)
Reduced to one Carlow County

Cavan

Old change New
Cavan
(Two members)
Split Cavan East
Cavan West

Clare

Old change New
Clare
(Two members)
Split Clare East
Clare West
Ennis Replaced

Cork

Old change New
Bandon Replaced
Cork
(Two members)
No change Cork
(Two members)
County Cork
(Two members)
Split County Cork East
County Cork Mid
County Cork North
County Cork North East
County Cork South
County Cork South East
County Cork West
Kinsale Replaced
Mallow Replaced
Youghal Replaced

Donegal

Old change New
Donegal
(Two members)
Split Donegal East
Donegal North
Donegal South
Donegal West

Down

Old change New
Down
(Two members)
Split Down East
Down North
Down South
Down West
Downpatrick Replaced
Newry No change Newry

Dublin

Old change New
Dublin
(Two members)
Split Dublin College Green
Dublin Harbour
Dublin St Patrick's
Dublin St Stephen's Green
Dublin County
(Two members)
Split Dublin County North
Dublin County South
Dublin University Increased to two Dublin University (Two members)

Fermanagh

Old change New
Enniskillen Replaced
Fermanagh
(Two members)
Split Fermanagh North
Fermanagh South

Galway

Old change New
Galway Borough
(Two members)
Reduced to one Galway Borough
Galway County
(Two members)
Split Galway East
Galway North
Galway South
Connemara

Kerry

Old change New
Kerry
(Two members)
Split Kerry East
Kerry North
Kerry South
Kerry West
Tralee Replaced

Kildare

Old change New
Kildare
(Two members)
Split Kildare North
Kildare South

Kilkenny

Old change New
Kilkenny City No change Kilkenny City
County Kilkenny
(Two members)
Split County Kilkenny North
County Kilkenny South

King's County

Old change New
King's County
(Two members)
Split Tullamore
Birr

Leitrim

Old change New
Leitrim
(Two members)
Split Leitrim North
Leitrim South

Limerick

Old change New
Limerick City
(Two members)
Reduced to one Limerick City
Limerick County
(Two members)
Split County Limerick East
County Limerick West

Londonderry

Old change New
Coleraine Replaced
Londonderry No change Londonderry
Londonderry County
(Two members)
Split Londonderry North
Londonderry South

Longford

Old change New
Longford
(Two members)
Split Longford North
Longford South

Louth

Old change New
Drogheda Replaced
Dundalk Replaced
Louth County
(Two members)
Split Louth North
Louth South

Mayo

Old change New
Mayo
(Two members)
Split Mayo East
Mayo North
Mayo South
Mayo West

Meath

Old change New
Meath
(Two members)
Split Meath North
Meath South

Monaghan

Old change New
Monaghan
(Two members)
Split Monaghan North
Monaghan South

Queen's County

Old change New
Portarlington Replaced
Queen's County
(Two members)
Split Leix
Ossory

Roscommon

Old change New
Roscommon
(Two members)
Split Roscommon North
Roscommon South

Sligo

Old change New
Sligo County
(Two members)
Split Sligo North
Sligo South

Tipperary

Old change New
Clonmel Replaced
Tipperary
(Two members)
Split Tipperary East
Tipperary Mid
Tipperary North
Tipperary South

Tyrone

Old change New
Dungannon Replaced
Tyrone
(Two members)
Split Tyrone East
Tyrone Mid
Tyrone North
Tyrone South

Waterford

Old change New
Dungarvon Replaced
Waterford City
(Two members)
Reduced to one Waterford City
Waterford County
(Two members)
Split County Waterford East
County Waterford West

Westmeath

Old change New
Athlone Replaced
Westmeath
(Two members)
Split Westmeath North
Westmeath South

Wexford

Old change New
New Ross Replaced
Wexford Borough Replaced
Wexford County
(Two members)
Split Wexford North
Wexford South

Wicklow

Old change New
Wicklow
(Two members)
Split Wicklow East
Wicklow West

See also

References


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