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Parliamentary Constituencies in London
 1832-1868  1868-1885  1885-1918  1918-1950  1950-1974  1974-1983  1983-1997  1997-2010  Since 2010 

This is a list of constituencies returning members of parliament (MPs) to the parliament of the United Kingdom from the passing of the Second Reform Act of 1867/8 to the coming into effect of the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.[1]

Constituency Number of MPs Notes
City of London 4 Unchanged in 1868
Chelsea Parliamentary Borough 2

New constituency formed from four Middlesex parishes of
Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith and Kensington

Finsbury Parliamentary Borough 2 Unchanged in 1868
Greenwich Parliamentary Borough 2 Extended to include entire parishes of Charlton next Woolwich and Plumstead.
Hackney Parliamentary Borough 2 Split off from the existing Tower Hamlets constituency.
Comprising parishes of Bethnal Green, Hackney and Shoreditch.[2]
Lambeth Parliamentary Borough 2 Unchanged in 1868
Marylebone Parliamentary Borough 2 Unchanged in 1868
Southwark Parliamentary Borough 2 Unchanged in 1868
Tower Hamlets Parliamentary Borough 2 Reduced in size as three parishes removed from the constituency to become new Hackney Parliamentary Borough.
Revised constituency comprised the parish of St. George's-in-the-East,
the Hamlet of Mile End Old Town, the Poplar Union,
the Stepney Union, the Whitechapel Union and the Tower of London.[2]
Westminster Parliamentary Borough 2 Unchanged in 1868

References and SourcesEdit

  1. Youngs, Frederic A, Jr. (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0901050679. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Representation of the People Act 1867, Schedule C: New Boroughs formed by Division of the Borough of the Tower Hamlets.

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