Newcastle under Lyme

Double 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 resident freemen

Number of voters:

about 600

Elections

DateCandidateVotes
16 Apr. 1754John Waldegrave 
 Baptist Leveson Gower 
26 Mar. 1761John Waldegrave 
 Henry Vernon 
27 Dec. 1762Sir Lawrence Dundas vice Vernon, appointed to office 
22 Nov. 1763Thomas Gilbert vice Waldegrave, called to the Upper House 
22 Mar. 1768John Wrottesley 
 Alexander Forrester 
28 Nov. 1768George Hay vice Wrottesley, vacated his seat 
20 Jan. 1774Hay re-elected after appointment to office 
11 Oct. 1774George Waldegrave, Visct. Chewton293
 Sir George Hay270
 Clement Kinnersley193
26 Jan. 1779George Granville Leveson Gower, Visct. Trentham, vice H