Banbury

Single Member Borough

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Background Information

Right of Election:

in the corporation

Number of voters:

18

Elections

DateCandidate
15 Apr. 1754Frederick North, Lord North
4 June 1759North re-elected after appointment to office
27 Mar. 1761Frederick North, Lord North
17 Nov. 1766North re-elected after appointment to office
30 Nov. 1767North re-elected after appointment to office
18 Mar. 1768Frederick North, Lord North
7 Oct. 1774Frederick North, Lord North
9 June 1778North re-elected after appointment to office
8 Sept. 1780Frederick North, Lord North
9 Apr. 1783North re-elected after appointment to office
3 Apr. 1784Frederick North, Lord North

Main Article

Banbury was under the control of the Earl of Guilford, seated at Wroxton, three miles away.

Though there were disputes within the corporation,1 none of Lord North’s eleven elections in this period was contested.

Author: J. A. Cannon

Notes

  • 1. See Bodl. North mss and Waldeshare mss, Kent RO.

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