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Liverpool Abercromby (UK Parliament constituency)

Liverpool Abercromby
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lancashire
Number of members One
Created from Liverpool

Liverpool Abercromby or Abercromby (Liverpool) was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election and returned one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system until it was abolished at the 1918 general election.


  • Members of Parliament 1
  • Elections 2
    • 1880s 2.1
    • 1890s 2.2
    • 1900s 2.3
    • 1910s 2.4
  • References 3

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 William Lawrence Conservative
1906 J. E. B. Seely Liberal
1910 (Jan) Richard Chaloner Conservative
1917 by-election Edward Stanley, Lord Stanley Conservative
1918 Constituency abolished



General Election, 25 November 1885
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Lawrence 3789 56.0 N/A
Liberal Samuel Smith 2982 44.0 N/A
Majority 807 12.0 N/A
Turnout 6771 74.1 N/A
General Election, July 1886
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Lawrence 3583 55.7 −0.3
Liberal Thomas Brassey 2844 44.3 +0.3
Majority 739 11.4 −0.6
Turnout 6427 70.3 −3.8
Conservative hold Swing −0.3


General Election, July 1892
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Lawrence 3677 56.4 +0.7
Liberal WB Bowring 2846 43.6 −0.7
Majority 831 12.8 +1.4
Turnout 6523 72.0 +1.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election, July/August 1895
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Conservative William Lawrence Unopposed N/A N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A


General Election, September/October 1900
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Conservative William Lawrence Unopposed N/A N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election, 16 January 1906
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J. E. B. Seely 2933 51.8 N/A
Conservative William Lawrence 2734 48.2 N/A
Majority 199 3.6 N/A
Turnout 5667 76.4 N/A
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing


General Election, 18 January 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Chaloner 3088 54.7 +6.5
Liberal J. E. B. Seely 2562 45.3 −6.5
Majority 526 9.4 +5.8
Turnout 5650 81.6 +5.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.5
General Election, December 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Chaloner 3024 58.1 +3.4
Liberal Frederick Charles Bowring 2184 41.9 −3.4
Majority 840 16.2 +6.8
Turnout 5208 75.2 +6.4
Conservative hold Swing +3.4
By-election, 28 June 1917
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Stanley, Lord Stanley 2224 73.7 +15.6
NFDSS FB Hughes 794 26.3 N/A
Majority 1430 47.4 +31.2
Turnout 3008 50.1 -21.9
Conservative hold Swing


  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)
  • British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (The Macmillan Press 1974)
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