Cambridge Constituency Parliamentary Elections since 1832

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1832
G Pryme (Lib) 979
Rt Hon T S Rice (Lib) 709
Sir E B Sugden (Con) 540
Election for 1 member 11/6/1834
Rt Hon T S Rice (Lib) 615
Sir E B Sugden (Con) 590
1835
Rt Hon T S Rice (Lib) 736
G Pryme (Lib) 693
J L Knight (Con) 688
No change, Lib Maj 169. No change, Lib Maj 25. No change, Lib Maj 5.
1837
Rt Hon T S Rice (Lib) 690
G Pryme (Lib) 678
J L Knight (Con) 614
Hon J H T M Sutton (Con) 599
By-election 5/9/1839
Hon J H T M Sutton (Con) 717
T M Gibson (Lib) 617
By-election 22/5/1840
Sir A C Grant, Bt (Con) 736
T Starkie (Lib) 651
No change, Lib Maj 64. 1 Con Gain, Maj 100.
Mr Rice had accepted the Chiltern Hundreds
No change, Con Maj 85.
Mr Sutton had been unseated by a select committee.
1841
Hon J H T M Sutton (Con) 758
Sir A C Grant, Bt (Con) 722
R Foster (Lib) 695
Lord C G Russell (Lib) 656
By-election 20/3/1843
F Kelly (Con) 713
R Foster (Lib) 680
By-election 15/7/1845
F Kelly (Con) 746
R A S Adair (Lib) 729
1 Con Gain, Con Maj 27. No change, Con Maj 33. Sir Alexander Grant had accepted the Stewardship of Her Majesty's Manor of Poynings No change, Con Maj 17.
Mr Kelly sought re-election after appointment as Solicitor-General.
1847
R A S Adair (Lib) 811
Hon W F Campbell (Lib) 727
Hon J H T M Sutton (Con) 465
1852
K Macaulay (Con) 821
J H Astell (Con) 803
R A S Adair (Lib) 737
F Mowatt (Lib) 672
Messrs Macaulay & Astell were unseated by a Select Committee of the House of Commons, for Bribery.
2 Lib Gains, Maj 262. 2 Con Gains, Maj 66.
By-election 17/8/1854
R A S Adair (Lib) 757
F Mowatt (Lib) 731
Rt Hon Visct Maidstone (Con) 711
F W Slade (Con) 695
1857
K Macaulay (Con) 769
A Steuart (Con) 735
R A S Adair (Lib) 729
J Hibbert (Lib) 702
1859
K Macaulay (Con) 753
A Steuart (Con) 750
Hon E T B Twisleton (Lib) 683
F Mowatt (Lib) 669
2 Lib Gains, Maj 20. 2 Con Gains, Maj 6. No change, Con Maj 67.
Byelection 11/2/1863
F S Powell (Con) 708
H Fawcett (Lib) 627
1865
W Forsyth (Con) 762
F S Powell (Con) 760
Col R R Torrens (Lib) 726
W D Christie (Lib) 725
An Election Commission held that Mr Forsyth's post of Standing Counsel to the Secretary of State in Council for India was an Office of Profit under the Crown such as to disqualify him from sitting in Parliament, and his election was declared void.
No change, Con Maj 81.
Mr Steuart had accepted the Chiltern Hundreds
No change, Con Maj 34.
Byelection 24/4/1866
J E Gorst (Con) 774
Col R R Torrens (Lib) 755
1868
Sir R R Torrens (Lib) 1,800
W Fowler (Lib) 1,785
F S Powell (Con) 1,405
J E Gorst (Con) 1,359
1874
A G Marten (Con) 1,856
P B Smollett (Con) 1,794
W Fowler (Lib) 1,774
Sir R R Torrens (Lib) 1,738
No change, Con Maj 19. 2 Lib Gains, Maj 380. 2 Con Gains, Maj 20.
1880
W Fowler (Lib) 2,386
H Shield (Lib) 2,326
A G Marten (Con) 2,003
P B Smollett (Con) 1,902
1885
R U P Fitzgerald (Con) 2,846 51.0%
W Fowler (Lib) 2,739 49.0%
1886
R U P Fitzgerald (Con) 2,937 54.2%
C J S Dodd (Lib) 2,479 45.8%
2 Lib Gains, Maj 323. Con Maj 107, 1.9%. Boundary changes No change, Con Maj 458, 8.5%.
1892
R U P Fitzgerald (Con) 3,299 52.0%
R C Lehmann (Lib) 3,044 48.0%
1895
R U P Fitzgerald (Con) 3,574 55.0%
A J David (Lib) 2,920 45.0%
1900
Sir R U P Fitzgerald, Bt. (Con)
Elected unopposed
No change, Con Maj 255, 4.0%. No change, Con Maj 654, 10.1%. No change.
1906
S O Buckmaster (Lib) 4,232 51.9%
A H Paget (Con) 3,924 48.1%
1910 (Jan)
A H Paget (Con) 4,667 53.4%
S O Buckmaster (Lib) 4,080 46.6%
1910 (Dec)
A H Paget (Con) 4,427 52.0%
S O Buckmaster (Lib) 4,084 48.0%
Liberal Gain, Maj 308, 3.8%. Con Gain, Maj 587, 6.7%. No change, Con Maj 343, 4.0%.
Byelection 25/7/1917
Rt Hon Sir E C Geddes (Con)
Elected unopposed
1918
Rt Hon Sir E C Geddes (Co C) 11,553 75.3%
Rev T R Williams (Lab) 3,789 24.7%
Byelection 16/3/1922
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 10,897 48.7%
E H J N Dalton (Lab) 6,954 31.1%
S C Morgan (Lib) 4,529 20.2%
No change. Coalition Maj 7,764, 50.6%. Boundary changes No change, Con Maj 3,943, 17.6%.
1922
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 11,238 48.7%
S C Morgan (Lib) 7,005 30.4%
A S Firth (Lab) 4,810 20.9%
1923
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 9,814 41.9%
S C Morgan (Lib) 7,852 33.5%
A S Firth (Lab) 5,741 24.5%
1924
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 12,628 52.5%
A S Firth (Lab) 6,744 28.1%
F R Salter (Lib) 4,670 19.4%
No change, Con Maj 4,233, 18.4%. No change, Con Maj 1,962, 8.4%. No change, Con Maj 5,884, 24.5%.
1929
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 13,867 43.2%
D R Hardman (Lab) 10,116 31.5%
Sir M S Amos (Lib) 8,124 25.3%
1931
Sir D G C Newton (Con) 23,247 73.1%
A Wood (Lab) 8,552 26.9%
Byelection 8/2/1934
R L Tufnell (Con) 14,896 51.2%
A Wood (Lab) 12,176 41.8%
Rev D Macfadyen (Lib) 2,023 7.0%
No change, Con Maj 3,751, 11.7%. No change, Con Maj 14,695, 46.2%. No change, Con Maj 2,720, 9.3%.
1935
R L Tufnell (Con) 18,927 58.5%
A Wood (Lab) 13,436 41.5%
1945
A L Symonds (Lab) 19,671 50.9%
R L Tufnell (Con) 18,989 49.1%
1950
H W Kerr (Con) 25,151 49.5%
A L Symonds (Lab) 20,297 40.0%
Miss F L Josephy (Lib) 5,355 10.5%
No change, Con Maj 5,491, 17.0%. Lab Gain, Maj 682, 1.8%. Con Maj 4,854, 9.6%. Boundary changes
1951
H W Kerr (Con) 26,570 52.4%
A L Symonds (Lab) 20,893 41.2%
Miss F L Josephy (Lib) 3,257 6.4%
1955
H W Kerr (Con) 27,059 57.6%
A L Symonds (Lab) 19,932 42.4%
1959
Sir H W Kerr, Bt. (Con) 24,350 51.1%
R M D Davies (Lab) 17,543 36.8%
A G de Montmorency (Lib) 5,792 12.1%
No change, Con Maj 5,677, 11.2%. No change, Con Maj 7,127, 15.2%. No change, Con Maj 6,807, 14.3%.
1964
Sir H W Kerr, Bt. (Con) 20,720 43.4%
R M D Davies (Lab) 19,331 40.5%
M W B O'Loughlin (Lib) 7,723 16.2%
1966
R M D Davies (Lab) 21,963 45.5%
D W S S Lane (Con) 20,972 43.4%
M W B O'Loughlin (Lib) 4,928 10.2%
P F King (Ind) 439 0.9%
Byelection 21/9/1967
D W S S Lane (Con) 20,488 51.6%
G B Scurfield (Lab) 14,510 36.6%
D R A Spreckley (Lib) 4,701 11.8%
No change, Con Maj 1,389, 2.9%. Lab Gain, Maj 971, 2.0%. Con Gain, Maj 5,978, 15.1%.
1970
D W S S Lane (Con) 26,252 55.3%
G B Scurfield (Lab) 21,191 44.7%
1974 (Feb)
D W S S Lane (Con) 24,119 40.6%
J Curran (Lab) 19,443 32.7%
M W B O'Loughlin (Lib) 15,491 26.1%
Miss S E Inkster (Ind) 369 0.6%
1974 (Oct)
D W S S Lane (Con) 21,790 41.3%
J Curran (Lab) 19,017 36.0%
M W B O'Loughlin (Lib) 11,129 21.1%
C J Curry (UDP) 885 1.7%
No change, Con Maj 5,061, 10.7%. No change, Con Maj 4,676, 7.9%. No change, Con Maj 2,773, 5.2%.
Byelection 2/12/1976
R V Rhodes James (Con) 19,620 51.0%
M H Smith (Lab) 9,995 26.0%
M W B O'Loughlin (Lib) 7,051 18.3%
J Sharpe (Ind) 711 1.8%
J Wotherspoon (NF) 700 1.8%
P Sargent (LBSFL) 374 1.0%
1979
R V Rhodes James (Con) 25,568 45.8%
M H Smith (Lab) 20,672 37.0%
J D Wakelin (Lib) 9,285 16.6%
D J Holland (NF) 311 0.6%
1983
R V Rhodes James (Con) 20,931 41.5%
M A Oakeshott (SDP) 14,963 29.7%
Ms J D Jones (Lab) 14,240 28.2%
J D I Dougrez-Lewis (MRLP) 286 0.6%
No change, Con Maj 9,625, 25.0%. No change, Con Maj 4,896, 8.8%. Con Maj 5,968, 11.8%. Boundary changes
1987
R V Rhodes James (Con) 21,624 40.0%
Rt Hon Mrs S V Williams (SDP) 16,564 30.6%
C J Howard (Lab) 15,319 28.3%
Ms M E Wright (Green) 597 1.1%
1992
Mrs A Campbell (Lab) 20,039 39.7%
M A Bishop (Con) 19,459 38.5%
D R Howarth (LDem) 10,037 19.9%
T H Cooper (Green) 720 1.4%
N J Brettell-Winnington (MRLP) 175 0.3%
R A Chalmers (NLP) 83 0.2%
1997
Mrs A Campbell (Lab) 27,436 53.4%
D W Platt (Con) 13,299 25.9%
G J Heathcock (LDem) 8,287 16.1%
W J S Burrows (Ref) 1,262 2.5%
Ms M E Wright (Green) 654 1.3%
Ms A Johnstone (Prolife) 191 0.4%
R J Athow (WRP) 107 0.2%
Ms M L P Gladwin (NLP) 103 0.2%
No change, Con Maj 5,060, 9.4%. Lab Gain, Maj 580, 1.1%. No change, Lab Maj 14,137, 27.5%.
2001
Mrs A Campbell (Lab) 19,316 45.1%
D R Howarth (LDem) 10,737 25.1%
G C Stuart (Con) 9,829 22.9%
S R Lawrence (Green) 1,413 3.3%
H A Senter (Soc All) 716 1.7%
A L Baynes (UKIP) 532 1.2%
Ms C J T Underwood (Prolife) 232 0.5%
Ms M M Courtney (WRP) 61 0.1%
2005
D R Howarth (LDem) 19,152 44.0%
Mrs A Campbell (Lab) 14,813 34.0%
I C S Lyon (Con) 7,193 16.5%
M V Lucas-Smith (Green) 1,245 2.9%
Ms H Y Davies (UKIP) 569 1.3%
T A Woodcock (Respect) 477 0.1%
Ms S Forscey-Moore (Ind) 60 0.1%
G P Wilkinson (Ind) 60 0.1%
2010
Julian Huppert (LDem) 19,621 39.1%
Nick Hillman (Con) 12,829 25.6%
Daniel Zeichner (Lab) 12,174 24.3%
Tony Juniper (Green) 3,804 7.6%
Peter Burkinshaw (UKIP) 1,195 2.4%
Martin Booth (CSoc) 362 0.7%
Old Holborn (Ind) 145 0.3%
No change, Lab Maj 8,579, 20.0%. Lib Dem Gain, Maj 4,339, 10.0%. No change, Maj 6,792, 13.5%.
2015
Daniel Zeichner (Lab) 18,646 36.0%
Julian Huppert (LDem) 18,047 34.9%
Chamali Fernando (Con) 8,117 15.7%
Rupert Read (Green) 4,109 7.9%
Patrick O’Flynn (UKIP) 2,668 5.2%
Keith Garrett (RBDem) 187 0.4%
2017
Daniel Zeichner (Lab) 29,032 51.9%
Julian Huppert (LDem) 16,371 29.3%
John Hayward (Con) 9,133 16.3%
Stuart Tuckwood (Green) 1,265 2.3%
Keith Garrett (RBDem) 133 0.2%
 
Lab Gain Maj 599, 1.2%. No Change, Maj 12,661, 22.6%.

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