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Status checklistEdit

This lists all Parliaments now entered with per-term membership items and full metadata.

UKEdit

The checks
  • Imported - brought in from external source
  • Wikipedia - all MPs in relevant English Wikipedia category are present
  • Constituencies - all constituencies are valid (existed during the relevant period)
  • Parties - party data added
  • Changes - mid-term changes (of party) checked against a list
Term Period Seats Imported WP check Seats Party data Midterm changes Notes Overall status Maintenance queries
Member of the 11th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582546) 1832-34 658 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 12th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582548) 1835-37 658 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 13th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582550) 1837-41 658 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 14th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582553) 1841-47 658 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 15th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582555) 1847-52 656 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 16th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582556) 1852-57 654 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 17th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582557) 1857-59 654 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 18th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582558) 1859-65 654 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 19th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582559) 1865-68 658 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 20th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582560) 1868-74 658 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 21st Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582563) 1874-80 652 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 22nd Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582565) 1880-85 652 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 23rd Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582568) 1885-86 670 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 24th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582570) 1886-92 670 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 25th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582572) 1892-95 670 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 26th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582573) 1895-1900 670 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 27th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582575) 1900-06 670 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 28th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582577) 1906-10 670 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY One case with an ambiguous end date YesY

Member of the 29th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582579) 1910-10 670 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Two cases with ambiguous end dates YesY

Member of the 30th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582581) 1910-18 670 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY One case with an ambiguous end date YesY

Member of the 31st Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582582) 1918-22 707 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Five cases with ambiguous end dates YesY

Member of the 32nd Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582584) 1922-23 615 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 33rd Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582585) 1923-24 615 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 34th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582587) 1924-29 615 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Four unusual cases (three ambiguous end dates, one unclear if seat vacated before dissolution) YesY

Member of the 35th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582588) 1929-31 615 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 36th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582591) 1931-35 615 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 37th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582593) 1935-45 615 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 38th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582597) 1945-50 640 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 39th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582600) 1950-51 625 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 40th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582603) 1951-55 625 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 41st Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582604) 1955-59 630 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 42nd Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582606) 1959-64 630 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 43rd Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582608) 1964-66 630 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 44th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582609) 1966-70 630 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 45th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582612) 1970-74 630 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 46th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582615) 1974-74 635 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 47th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582617) 1974-79 635 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 48th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582619) 1979-83 635 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Most SDP members have split entries even if parties not present YesY

Member of the 49th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582621) 1983-87 650 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 50th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582624) 1987-92 650 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Lib Dem issues - need to sort out three "continuity SDP" MPs who did not merge; date of merger not clear and needs standardised. YesY

Member of the 51st Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q41582627) 1992-97 651 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Parties not systematically present before 1997 YesY

Member of the 52nd Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q36634044) 1997-2001 659 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 53rd Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q35921591) 2001-05 659 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Suspension of Jonathan Sayeed may not be properly modelled (may have briefly rejoined party in March 2005) YesY

Member of the 54th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q35647955) 2005-10 646 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 55th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q35494253) 2010-15 650 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Member of the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q30524718) 2015-17 650 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Brief suspensions of Naz Shah & Justin Tomlinson not currently modelled YesY

Member of the 57th Parliament of the United Kingdom (Q30524710) 2017-date 650 YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Updated for party changes as of June 2018 YesY

  • Exact dates of resignations have not been checked against an official list (eg); they may be a day or two out in some cases (eg day it was announced rather than formal date of resignation). Will confirm when matching to specific resignation items.
  • Forms of leaving a party (withdrawn, expelled, "left", etc) may need double-checking for consistency - most currently lumped under "left"

ScotlandEdit

Member of the 1st Scottish Parliament (Q30580541)

YesY All electoral data checked 2017-07-31 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 2nd Scottish Parliament (Q30580542)

YesY All electoral data checked 2017-07-31 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 3rd Scottish Parliament (Q30580544)

YesY All electoral data checked 2017-07-31 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 4th Scottish Parliament (Q30580545)

YesY All electoral data checked 2017-07-31 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 5th Scottish Parliament (Q30580546)

YesY All electoral data checked 2017-07-31 YesY P463 removed

Northern IrelandEdit

Member of the 6th Northern Ireland Assembly (Q37279107)

YesY All electoral data checked 2017-09-25 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 5th Northern Ireland Assembly (Q37279037)

YesY All electoral data checked 2017-09-25 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 4th Northern Ireland Assembly (Q37279086)

YesY All electoral data checked 2017-09-25 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 3rd Northern Ireland Assembly (Q37303713)

Some end causes missing. 2017-09-25 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 2nd Northern Ireland Assembly (Q37303721)

Some end causes missing. 2017-09-25 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 1st Northern Ireland Assembly (Q37303731)

YesY All electoral data checked. 2017-09-25 YesY P463 removed

WalesEdit

Member of the 5th National Assembly for Wales (Q42310659)

YesY All electoral data checked. 2017-11-12 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 4th National Assembly for Wales (Q42310652)

YesY All electoral data checked. 2017-11-12 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 3rd National Assembly for Wales (Q42310648)

YesY All electoral data checked. 2017-11-12 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 2nd National Assembly for Wales (Q42310642)

YesY All electoral data checked. 2017-11-12 YesY P463 removed
Member of the 1st National Assembly for Wales (Q42310633)

YesY All electoral data checked. 2017-11-12 YesY P463 removed


Known problem casesEdit

Where possible, these have been assigned to a month; this will show up in most queries as happening on the first of the month, which is not perfect but will work reasonably well for most modelling purposes and not be out by more than a few weeks.

1832-34 Parliament
1835-37 Parliament
1837-41 Parliament
1841-47 Parliament
1847-52 Parliament
1852-57 Parliament
1857-59 Parliament
1859-65 Parliament
1865-68 Parliament
1868-72 Parliament
1874-80 Parliament
1880-85 Parliament


1886-92 Parliament
1900-06 Parliament
1906-10 Parliament
  • George McCrae (Q5542296) accepted office as Vice-President of the Scottish Local Government Board, which vacated his seat (Gazette), but his formal appointment was two weeks after the by-election (Gazette). The writ was moved on 7 April (Journals) Assigned as 1909-04.
1910-10 Parliament
1910-18 Parliament
1918-22 Parliament
1924-29 Parliament
  • Alfred Ravenscroft Kennedy (Q17285479) was appointed a circuit court judge, exact date unknown - apparently shortly before dissolution in 1929. A news story on 10 May (day of dissolution) reported his appointment but said his first sitting day was 6 May - so announcement sometime in April? Could not find anything in the Gazette. Assigned as 1929-05
  • Frederick Sykes (Q3087169) resigned by taking the Chiltern Hundreds, but the date is not recorded on any of the lists published by Parliament. The Journals (vol 183) record a writ was issued on 27 June 1928, suggesting his resignation was sometime between 20 and 26 June. Assigned as 1928-06
  • George Stanley (Q5539480) is listed by Rallings & Thrasher as having his seat vacant at dissolution (May 1929), but this appears to stem from his appointment as Governor of Madras, which was in August (Gazette). Provisionally he is listed as holding his seat until dissolution.
  • Edward Grigg, 1st Baron Altrincham (Q5343190) is in a similar situation - a writ was moved for his seat on 10 June 1925 (Journals), stating explicitly that it was due to his appointment as Governor of Kenya, but his appointment was not until 20 July (Gazette). Provisionally assigned as 1925-06.
2001-05 Parliament
  • Brian Sedgemore (Q4965250) defected to the Lib Dems during the 2005 election campaign, but as this was after dissolution it is not recorded on the term item.
2019- Parliament
  • Neale Hanvey (Q75818970) was notionally elected as an SNP candidate, but was suspended by the party. Provisionally left as SNP for the time being until we know if he will sit as an independent
Seats vacant at dissolution

Between 1923 and 2005, the seats identified as vacant at dissolution are consistent with those in Rallings & Thrasher, British Electoral Facts, table 8.02 (7th edition, 2006). The exceptions are:

  • 1922 - We identify ten seats as vacant, not one (as in Rallings & Thrasher). The discrepancy is due to nine Irish seats which were left vacant after the incumbents died, and were abolished at the 1922 election following Irish independence.
  • 1929 - We identify seven seats as vacant, not eight (as in Rallings & Thrasher). The discrepancy is East Willesden, where George Stanley (Q5539480) does not seem to have been appointed as Governor of Madras until August, well after dissolution (see above)
  • 1955 - We identify two seats as vacant, not three (as in Rallings & Thrasher). The discrepancy is South Norwich, where the incumbent was given his peerage shortly after dissolution.
  • 1964 - We identify thirteen seats as vacant, not fourteen (as in Rallings & Thrasher). The discrepancy is Kettering, where the incumbent was given his peerage shortly after dissolution.
Election petitions

These should be standardised on the date of the court ruling reported to the Commons in the Journals, where possible, rather than relying on contemporary news reports. Should be possible to ID these from references.

History of Parliament importEdit

Volume 1386-1421 1509-1558 1558-1603 1604-1629 1660-1690 1690-1715 1715-1754 1754-1790 1790-1820 1820-1832
Initial import  Y  Y  Y partial (to 1640) partial (to 1640) very partial (to 1640) - - - -
Import completeness check  Y  Y  Y
Edge cases identified  Y  Y  Y
Edge cases corrected  Y
Errors logged  Y
All validated!  Y
Constituency count check  Y


Known issuesEdit

1386-1421
1509-1558
1509-1558 & 1558-1603 crossmatch issues
1558-1603
1790-1820

Questions for future workEdit

  • Is it worth distinguishing between borough and county Westminster constituencies in P31?
  • Should Scottish/Welsh regions be distinguished from single-member constituencies with P31? (Probably yes)
  • There is nothing currently connecting constituencies to the overall legislature (weirdly). Should this be represented on the constituency items or in constituency of the House of Commons (Q27971968) etc? The latter is probably more elegant.
  • number of seats (P1342) is defined as applying to legislatures, but we need something to define number of members a constituency returns, both for old Westminster seats and for the Scottish/Welsh regions
  • How best to describe the areas contained within a constituency? We probably don't want to use contains administrative territorial entity (P150) because we don't want these to be treated as a layer in the administrative hierarchy (which they're not). For older seats we'll probably also need some interesting qualifiers - Norfolk (Q11797278), for example, covered "all of the county except Norwich", and explicitly included four other towns which were themselves constituencies.
  • We will need some kind of property for "method of election" - it's FPTP in all seats at Westminster these days, but Holyrood/Wales use a mix in different seats, and historically non-FPTP seats lasted until 1950. It seems best to have this on the seat rather than on the overall legislature or the election to account for local variation
  • Find a good way to apply sponsor (P859) for historic patronage seats
  • Sort out remaining multiple end dates
  • Crossref to Cheffins 1998. Parliamentary constituencies and their registers since 1832
  • Chiltern Hundreds lists
  • Welsh historic summaries
  • Early Lancashire MPs
  • We do not currently model any suspensions from parliament (as opposed to a party): w:Suspension from the UK parliament. Will need to work on this.

Properties for parliamentary termsEdit

Open questions to resolveEdit

  • Should we include electoral data, such as seat majorities? How?
  • How should we handle the 1653-1659 Commonwealth/Protectorate parliaments?

Maintenance queriesEdit

History of ParliamentEdit
Volume 1386-1421 1509-1558 1558-1603 1604-1629 1660-1690 1690-1715 1715-1754 1754-1790 1790-1820 1820-1832
WP articles by category without the correct HoP volume - [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Died too early [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19]