Redistribution of Seats Act 1885

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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.wikipedia
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Aylesbury (UK Parliament constituency)

AylesburyAylesbury (seat 1/2)Aylesbury Division
The Borough continued to elect two MPs until its abolition by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 and transformation into a large county division, formally named the Mid or Aylesbury Division of Buckinghamshire.

Bedfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

BedfordshireBedfordshire (seat 1/2)Bedfordshire constituency
Bedfordshire was a United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency, which elected two Members of Parliament from 1295 until 1885, when it was divided into two constituencies under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.

1885 United Kingdom general election

1885 general election1885general election of 1885
The act received Royal Assent on 25 June, and the provisions of both the redistribution and representation acts first came into use at the 1885 general election.
This was the first general election after an extension of the franchise and redistribution of seats.

Reading (UK Parliament constituency)

ReadingReading (seat 1/2)Parliamentary Borough of Reading
Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, this representation was reduced to a single MP.

Buckingham (UK Parliament constituency)

BuckinghamBuckingham (seat 1/2)Buckingham constituency
The Borough was abolished altogether by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and it was transformed into a large county division, formally named the North or Buckingham Division of Buckinghamshire.

Representation of the People Act 1884

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The act received Royal Assent on 25 June, and the provisions of both the redistribution and representation acts first came into use at the 1885 general election. It was associated with, but not part of, the Representation of the People Act 1884.
c. 3, also known informally as the Third Reform Act) and the Redistribution Act of the following year were laws which further extended the suffrage in the UK after the Derby Government's Reform Act 1867.

Wycombe (UK Parliament constituency)

WycombeChipping WycombeChipping Wycombe (seat 1/2)
This was reduced to 1 MP by the Representation of the People Act 1867 and the Borough was abolished altogether by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.

Chesterton (UK Parliament constituency)

ChestertonChesterton or Western Division of Cambridgeshire Chesterton
The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 split the former three-member Cambridgeshire parliamentary county into three single-member divisions.

Cambridge (UK Parliament constituency)

CambridgeCambridge (seat 1/2)Cambridge BC
Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 representation was reduced to one member with effect from the 1885 general election.

Cambridgeshire (UK Parliament constituency)

CambridgeshireCambridgeshire (seat 1/2)Cambridgeshire CC
Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, the constituency was abolished and was divided into three single-member constituencies: the Western or Chesterton Division, the Eastern or Newmarket Division and the Northern or Wisbech Division.

Newbury (UK Parliament constituency)

NewburyNewbury CCNewbury parliamentary constituency
It was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 and has been in continual existence since then.

Newmarket (UK Parliament constituency)

NewmarketEastern or Newmarket DivisionEast Cambridgeshire
The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 split the former three-member Cambridgeshire parliamentary county into three single-member divisions.

Wisbech (UK Parliament constituency)

WisbechNorth CambridgeshireNorthern or Wisbech Division
The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 split the former three-member Cambridgeshire parliamentary county into three single-member divisions.

Bedford (UK Parliament constituency)

BedfordBedford (seat 1/2)Bedford constituency
The town was growing, and Bedford retained its borough status until the 1918 general election, although under the Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885, its representation was reduced to a single MP.

Helston (UK Parliament constituency)

HelstonHelston (seat 1/2)Helston, Cornwall
Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, it was abolished with effect from the 1885 general election.

Penryn and Falmouth (UK Parliament constituency)

Penryn and FalmouthPenryn & FalmouthPenryn and Falmouth Constituency
Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, its representation was reduced to one member, elected by the first past the post system.

Dorchester (UK Parliament constituency)

DorchesterDorchester (seat 1/2)the constituency of Dorchester
The constituency was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, after which Dorchester was placed in the new Dorset South constituency.

South Dorset (UK Parliament constituency)

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The constituency was created as a consequence of the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, although the area covered has changed since then.

St Ives (UK Parliament constituency)

St IvesSt Ives (seat 1/2)St. Ives
On extension of the franchise in 1868 of the "second Reform Act", the electorate never passed 1,500, and had fallen to barely 1,000 by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, the cornerstone of the third reform legislation, under which the "borough" for its parliamentary definition was abolished that year, the area becoming contributory to a larger county division.

Colchester (UK Parliament constituency)

ColchesterColchester (seat 1/2)Borough of Colchester
In 1885, representation was reduced to one, being one of 36 English boroughs and three Irish boroughs to which this occurred under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.

Wokingham (UK Parliament constituency)

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In the Redistribution of Seats Act of 1885 Berkshire was divided into three county constituencies, Northern (Abingdon), Southern (Newbury), and Eastern (Wokingham), and two borough constituencies, Reading and New Windsor, each returning one member.

Maldon (UK Parliament constituency)

MaldonMaldon (seat 1/2)Maldon constituency
Under the Reform Act of 1867, its representation was reduced to one and in 1885 the Parliamentary Borough was abolished and replaced with a Division of the County of Essex (later a County Constituency) under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.

Dorset (UK Parliament constituency)

DorsetDorset (seat 1/2)county of Dorset
The Great Reform Act increased its representation to three MPs with effect from the 1832 general election, and under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 the constituency was abolished for the 1885 election, and replaced by four single-member divisions: North Dorset, South Dorset, East Dorset and West Dorset.

Biggleswade (UK Parliament constituency)

BiggleswadeBiggleswade divisionNorthern or Biggleswade Division
The constituency was created as the Northern or Biggleswade Division of Bedfordshire under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, when the two-member Parliamentary County of Bedfordshire was divided into the two single-member constituencies of Biggleswade and Luton.