Guildford (UK Parliament Constituency)

Guildford (UK Parliament Constituency)

Coordinates: 51°14′46″N 0°33′07″W / 51.246°N 0.552°W / 51.246; -0.552

Guildford
County constituency
for the House of Commons

Boundary of Guildford in Surrey.

Location of Surrey within England.
County Surrey
Electorate 77,517 (December 2010)
Major settlements Guildford
Current constituency
Created 1885 (1885)
Member of Parliament Anne Milton (Conservative)
Number of members One
1295 (1295)–1885 (1885)
Number of members 1295–1868: Two
1868–1885: One
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

Guildford is a county constituency in Surrey which returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.

From 1295, it was a parliamentary borough represented in the House of Commons of England until 1708, then in the House of Commons of Great Britain until 1801, and in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom until 1885. Until 1868 it returned two MPs, elected by the bloc vote system of elections. Under the Reform Act 1867, its representation was reduced to one seat with effect from the 1868 general election.

The parliamentary borough was abolished under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and the name transferred to a county division of the same name which covered a much wider geographical area.

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... General Election January 1910 Guildford Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Sir Edgar Horne 9,264 64.80 Liberal Algernon Methuen 5,033 35.20 Majority 4,231 Turnout Conservative hold Swing. ...

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