Northumberland South (UK Parliament constituency)

South Northumberland
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1832 (1832)1885 (1885)
Number of members two
Replaced by Hexham, Tyneside and Wansbeck
Created from Northumberland

South Northumberland (formally the "Southern Division of Northumberland") was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was represented by two Members of Parliament (MPs), elected by the bloc vote system.

The constituency was created by the Great Reform Act of 1832 by the splitting of Northumberland constituency into Northern and Southern divisions.

The constituency was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, being divided into single member divisions: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Hexham, Tyneside and Wansbeck.


Members of Parliament

  • Constituency created (1832)
Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 Thomas Wentworth Beaumont Liberal Matthew Bell Conservative
1837 Christopher Blackett Liberal
1841 Saville Craven Henry Ogle Liberal
1852 Wentworth Beaumont Liberal Hon. Henry Liddell Conservative
1878 Edward Ridley Conservative
1880 Albert Grey Liberal
1885 Redistribution of Seats Act: constituency abolished



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