Ashburton was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament at Westminster, for one Parliament in 1298 and regularly from 1640 until it was abolished for the 1868 general election. It was one of three Devon borough constituencies newly enfranchised (or re-enfranchised after a gap of centuries) in the Long Parliament. It returned two Members of Parliament until the 1832–33 general election when the number was reduced to one MP.
From the 1885 general election Ashburton was revived as a county division of Devon. It returned one member until it was abolished from the 1918 general election.
The Sessional Divisions of Crockernwell and Teignbridge.
Members of Parliament
Ashburton borough 1398–1868
Ashburton re-enfranchised by Parliament in Nov 1640
Mid or Ashburton division of Devon 1885–1918
Elections in the 1850s
Elections in the 1860s
Elections in the 1880s
Elections in the 1890s
Elections in the 1900s
Elections in the 1910s
General Election 1914/15:
Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;
- ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
- ^ Succeeded as 2nd Baronet, 1674
- ^ At the election of 1710, Lloyd and Tuckfield were returned but on petition both were found not to have been duly elected (in a dispute over the franchise), and Reynell and Courtenay were declared elected in their place
- ^ Courtenay had also been elected for Newport (Cornwall), which he chose to represent; on his being declared duly elected for Ashburton a new writ for a by-election was immediately issued, and Courtenay never sat for Ashburton
- ^ Yonge was also elected for Honiton, which he chose to represent, and never sat for Ashburton
- ^ Created a baronet, May 1782
- ^ Knighted, May 1795
- ^ Palk was re-elected in 1796 but was also elected for Devon, which he chose to represent, and did not sit for Ashburton again
- ^ Created a baronet, 1850
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- ^ a b c d e f g The Liberal Year Book, 1907
- ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1896
- ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
- ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
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- British History Online – list of speakers in the Parliaments of 1656 and 1658-9
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 3)