Cambridge Constituency Parliamentary Elections since 1832

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1832
G Pryme (Lib) 979
Rt Hon T S Rice (Lib) 709
Sir E B Sugden (Con) 540
No change, Lib Maj 169.
Election for 1 member 11/6/1834
Rt Hon T S Rice (Lib) 615
Sir E B Sugden (Con) 590
 
No change, Lib Maj 25.
1835
Rt Hon T S Rice (Lib) 736
G Pryme (Lib) 693
J L Knight (Con) 688
No change, Lib Maj 5.
1837
Rt Hon T S Rice (Lib) 690
G Pryme (Lib) 678
J L Knight (Con) 614
Hon J H T M Sutton (Con) 599
No change, Lib Maj 64.
By-election 5/9/1839
Hon J H T M Sutton (Con) 717
T M Gibson (Lib) 617
 
1 Con Gain, Maj 100.
Mr Rice had accepted the Chiltern Hundreds
By-election 22/5/1840
Sir A C Grant, Bt (Con) 736
T Starkie (Lib) 651
 
No change, Con Maj 85.
Mr Sutton had been unseated by a select committee.
1841
Hon J H T M Sutton (Con) 758
Sir A C Grant, Bt (Con) 722
R Foster (Lib) 695
Lord C G Russell (Lib) 656
1 Con Gain, Con Maj 27.
By-election 20/3/1843
F Kelly (Con) 713
R Foster (Lib) 680
 
No change, Con Maj 33.
Sir Alexander Grant had accepted the Chiltern Hundreds
By-election 15/7/1845
F Kelly (Con) 746
R A S Adair (Lib) 729
 
No change, Con Maj 17.
Mr Kelly sought re-election after appointment as Solicitor-General.
1847
R A S Adair (Lib) 811
Hon W F Campbell (Lib) 727
Hon J H T M Sutton (Con) 465
 
2 Lib Gains, Maj 262.
1852
K Macaulay (Con) 821
J H Astell (Con) 803
R A S Adair (Lib) 737
F Mowatt (Lib) 672
2 Con Gains, Maj 66.
Messrs Macaulay & Astell were unseated by a Select Committee of the House of Commons, for Bribery.
By-election 17/8/1854
R A S Adair (Lib) 757
F Mowatt (Lib) 731
Rt Hon Visct Maidstone (Con) 711
F W Slade (Con) 695
2 Lib Gains, Maj 20.
1857
K Macaulay (Con) 769
A Steuart (Con) 735
R A S Adair (Lib) 729
J Hibbert (Lib) 702
2 Con Gains, Maj 6.
1859
K Macaulay (Con) 753
A Steuart (Con) 750
Hon E T B Twisleton (Lib) 683
F Mowatt (Lib) 669
No change, Con Maj 67.
Byelection 11/2/1863
F S Powell (Con) 708
H Fawcett (Lib) 627
 
No change, Con Maj 81.
Mr Steuart had accepted the Chiltern Hundreds
1865
W Forsyth (Con) 762
F S Powell (Con) 760
Col R R Torrens (Lib) 726
W D Christie (Lib) 725
No change, Con Maj 34.
An Election Commission held that Mr Forsyth's post of Standing Counsel to the Secretary of State in Council for India was an Office of Profit under the Crown such as to disqualify him from sitting in Parliament, and his election was declared void.
Byelection 24/4/1866
J E Gorst (Con) 774
Col R R Torrens (Lib) 755
 
 
No change, Con Maj 19.
1868
Sir R R Torrens (Lib) 1,800
W Fowler (Lib) 1,785
F S Powell (Con) 1,405
J E Gorst (Con) 1,359
2 Lib Gains, Maj 380.
1874
A G Marten (Con) 1,856
P B Smollett (Con) 1,794
W Fowler (Lib) 1,774
Sir R R Torrens (Lib) 1,738
2 Con Gains, Maj 20.
1880
W Fowler (Lib) 2,386
H Shield (Lib) 2,326
A G Marten (Con) 2,003
P B Smollett (Con) 1,902
2 Lib Gains, Maj 323.
1885
R U P Fitzgerald (Con) 2,846 51.0%
W Fowler (Lib) 2,739 49.0%
 
Con Maj 107, 1.9%.
Boundary changes
1886
R U P Fitzgerald (Con) 2,937 54.2%
C J S Dodd (Lib) 2,479 45.8%
 
 
No change, Con Maj 458, 8.5%.
1892
R U P Fitzgerald (Con) 3,299 52.0%
R C Lehmann (Lib) 3,044 48.0%
No change, Con Maj 255, 4.0%.
1895
R U P Fitzgerald (Con) 3,574 55.0%
A J David (Lib) 2,920 45.0%
No change, Con Maj 654, 10.1%.
1900
Sir R U P Fitzgerald, Bt. (Con)
Elected unopposed
No change.
1906
S O Buckmaster (Lib) 4,232 51.9%
A H Paget (Con) 3,924 48.1%
Liberal Gain, Maj 308, 3.8%.
1910 (Jan)
A H Paget (Con) 4,667 53.4%
S O Buckmaster (Lib) 4,080 46.6%
Conservative Gain, Maj 587, 6.7%.
1910 (Dec)
A H Paget (Con) 4,427 52.0%
S O Buckmaster (Lib) 4,084 48.0%
No change, Con Maj 343, 4.0%.
Byelection 25/7/1917
Rt Hon Sir E C Geddes (Con)
Elected unopposed
 
No change.
1918
Rt Hon Sir E C Geddes (Co C) 11,553 75.3%
Rev T R Williams (Lab) 3,789 24.7%
No change, Coalition Maj 7,764, 50.6%.
Boundary changes
Byelection 16/3/1922
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 10,897 48.7%
E H J N Dalton (Lab) 6,954 31.1%
S C Morgan (Lib) 4,529 20.2%
No change, Con Maj 3,943, 17.6%.
1922
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 11,238 48.7%
S C Morgan (Lib) 7,005 30.4%
A S Firth (Lab) 4,810 20.9%
No change, Con Maj 4,233, 18.4%.
1923
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 9,814 41.9%
S C Morgan (Lib) 7,852 33.5%
A S Firth (Lab) 5,741 24.5%
No change, Con Maj 1,962, 8.4%.
1924
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 12,628 52.5%
A S Firth (Lab) 6,744 28.1%
F R Salter (Lib) 4,670 19.4%
No change, Con Maj 5,884, 24.5%.
1929
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 13,867 43.2%
D R Hardman (Lab) 10,116 31.5%
Sir M S Amos (Lib) 8,124 25.3%
No change, Con Maj 3,751, 11.7%.
1931
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 23,247 73.1%
A Wood (Lab) 8,552 26.9%
 
No change, Con Maj 14,695, 46.2%.
Byelection 8/2/1934
R L Tufnell (Con) 14,896 51.2%
A Wood (Lab) 12,176 41.8%
Rev D Macfadyen (Lib) 2,023 7.0%
No change, Con Maj 2,720, 9.3%.
1935
R L Tufnell (Con) 18,927 58.5%
A Wood (Lab) 13,436 41.5%
 
 
No change, Con Maj 5,491, 17.0%.
1945
A L Symonds (Lab) 19,671 50.9%
R L Tufnell (Con) 18,989 49.1%
 
 
Labour Gain, Maj 682, 1.8%.
1950
H W Kerr (Con) 25,151 49.5%
A L Symonds (Lab) 20,297 40.0%
Miss F L Josephy (Lib) 5,355 10.5%
Conservative Gain, Maj 4,854, 9.6%.
Boundary changes
1951
H W Kerr (Con) 26,570 52.4%
A L Symonds (Lab) 20,893 41.2%
Miss F L Josephy (Lib) 3,257 6.4%
No change, Con Maj 5,677, 11.2%.
1955
H W Kerr (Con) 27,059 57.6%
A L Symonds (Lab) 19,932 42.4%
 
No change, Con Maj 7,127, 15.2%.
1959
Sir H W Kerr, Bt. (Con) 24,350 51.1%
R M D Davies (Lab) 17,543 36.8%
A G de Montmorency (Lib) 5,792 12.1%
No change, Con Maj 6,807, 14.3%.
1964
Sir H W Kerr, Bt. (Con) 20,720 43.4%
R M D Davies (Lab) 19,331 40.5%
M W B O'Loughlin (Lib) 7,723 16.2%
 
No change, Con Maj 1,389, 2.9%.
1966
R M D Davies (Lab) 21,963 45.5%
D W S S Lane (Con) 20,972 43.4%
M W B O'Loughlin (Lib) 4,928 10.2%
P F King (Ind) 439 0.9%
Labour Gain, Maj 971, 2.0%.
Byelection 21/9/1967
D W S S Lane (Con) 20,488 51.6%
G B Scurfield (Lab) 14,510 36.6%
D R A Spreckley (Lib) 4,701 11.8%
 
Conservative Gain, Maj 5,978, 15.1%.
1970
D W S S Lane (Con) 26,252 55.3%
G B Scurfield (Lab) 21,191 44.7%
 
 
No change, Con Maj 5,061, 10.7%.
1974 (Feb)
D W S S Lane (Con) 24,119 40.6%
J Curran (Lab) 19,443 32.7%
M W B O'Loughlin (Lib) 15,491 26.1%
Miss S E Inkster (Ind) 369 0.6%
No change, Con Maj 4,676, 7.9%.
1974 (Oct)
D W S S Lane (Con) 21,790 41.3%
J Curran (Lab) 19,017 36.0%
M W B O'Loughlin (Lib) 11,129 21.1%
C J Curry (UDP) 885 1.7%
No change, Con Maj 2,773, 5.2%.
Byelection 2/12/1976
R V Rhodes James (Con) 19,620 51.0%
M H Smith (Lab) 9,995 26.0%
M W B O'Loughlin (Lib) 7,051 18.3%
J Sharpe (Ind) 711 1.8%
J Wotherspoon (NF) 700 1.8%
P Sargent (LBSFL) 374 1.0%
No change, Con Maj 9,625, 25.0%.
1979
R V Rhodes James (Con) 25,568 45.8%
M H Smith (Lab) 20,672 37.0%
J D Wakelin (Lib) 9,285 16.6%
D J Holland (NF) 311 0.6%
 
 
No change, Con Maj 4,896, 8.8%.
1983
R V Rhodes James (Con) 20,931 41.5%
M A Oakeshott (SDP) 14,963 29.7%
Ms J D Jones (Lab) 14,240 28.2%
J D I Dougrez-Lewis (MRLP) 286 0.6%
 
No change, Con Maj 5,968, 11.8%.
Boundary changes
1987
R V Rhodes James (Con) 21,624 40.0%
Rt Hon Mrs S V Williams (SDP) 16,564 30.6%
C J Howard (Lab) 15,319 28.3%
Ms M E Wright (Green) 597 1.1%
 
 
 
 
No change, Con Maj 5,060, 9.4%.
1992
Mrs A Campbell (Lab) 20,039 39.7%
M A Bishop (Con) 19,459 38.5%
D R Howarth (LDem) 10,037 19.9%
T H Cooper (Green) 720 1.4%
N J Brettell-Winnington (MRLP) 175 0.3%
R A Chalmers (NLP) 83 0.2%
 
 
Labour Gain, Maj 580, 1.1%.
1997
Mrs A Campbell (Lab) 27,436 53.4%
D W Platt (Con) 13,299 25.9%
G J Heathcock (LDem) 8,287 16.1%
W J S Burrows (Ref) 1,262 2.5%
Ms M E Wright (Green) 654 1.3%
Ms A Johnstone (Prolife) 191 0.4%
R J Athow (WRP) 107 0.2%
Ms M L P Gladwin (NLP) 103 0.2%
No change, Labour Maj 14,137, 27.5%.
2001
Mrs A Campbell (Lab) 19,316 45.1%
D R Howarth (LDem) 10,737 25.1%
G C Stuart (Con) 9,829 22.9%
S R Lawrence (Green) 1,413 3.3%
H A Senter (Soc All) 716 1.7%
A L Baynes (UKIP) 532 1.2%
Ms C J T Underwood (Prolife) 232 0.5%
Ms M M Courtney (WRP) 61 0.1%
No change, Labour Maj 8,579, 20.0%.
2005
D R Howarth (LDem) 19,152 44.0%
Mrs A Campbell (Lab) 14,813 34.0%
I C S Lyon (Con) 7,193 16.5%
M V Lucas-Smith (Green) 1,245 2.9%
Ms H Y Davies (UKIP) 569 1.3%
T A Woodcock (Respect) 477 0.1%
Ms S Forscey-Moore (Ind) 60 0.1%
G P Wilkinson (Ind) 60 0.1%
Liberal Democrat Gain, Maj 4,339, 10.0%.
2010
Julian Huppert (LDem) 19,621 39.1%
Nick Hillman (Con) 12,829 25.6%
Daniel Zeichner (Lab) 12,174 24.3%
Tony Juniper (Green) 3,804 7.6%
Peter Burkinshaw (UKIP) 1,195 2.4%
Martin Booth (CSoc) 362 0.7%
Old Holborn (Ind) 145 0.3%
 
No change, Maj 6,792, 13.5%.
2015
Daniel Zeichner (Lab) 18,646 36.0%
Julian Huppert (LDem) 18,047 34.9%
Chamali Fernando (Con) 8,117 15.7%
Rupert Read (Green) 4,109 7.9%
Patrick O’Flynn (UKIP) 2,668 5.2%
Keith Garrett (Other) 187 0.4%
Labour Gain Maj 599, 1.2%.
 


Tabulation copyright © Colin Rosenstiel & Keith Edkins 2015.