How to use the History of Parliament's constituency articles


This database holds the 2,831 constituency surveys so far published by the History of Parliament. The articles for the 1422-1504 and 1640-60 Sections are currently under preparation.

The History's constituency surveys provide information on elections and politics in each constituency. They are divided up by the section in which they were published, covering a specific period. They normally give information on the constituency’s type of franchise, internal politics and distinctive features, but the main emphasis is placed on an account of the general and by-elections, where this can be traced.The History has been compiled over a long period of time: the first articles were published in 1964 and the most recent were published in 2010. There is a considerable variation in the size and amount of information provided.

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