Glamorganshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members two
Replaced by East Glamorganshire, South Glamorganshire, Mid Glamorganshire, Gower and Rhondda

Glamorganshire was a parliamentary constituency in Wales, returning two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the British House of Commons. The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 divided it into five new constituencies: East Glamorganshire, South Glamorganshire, Mid Glamorganshire, Gower and Rhondda.


This constituency comprised the whole of Glamorganshire.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1541-1832

Year Member
1541 Sir George Herbert
1545 not known
1547 John Thomas Bassett
1553 (Mar) George Mathew
1553 (Oct) Anthony Mansell
1554 (Apr) Edward Mansell
1554 (Nov) Sir Edward Carne
1555 not known
1558 William Herbert I
1559 William Herbert I
1562/3 William Bassett
1571 William Bassett
1572 William Herbert II, died
and replaced 1577 by William Mathew
1584 Robert Sidney
1586 Thomas Carne
1588 Thomas Carne
1593 Sir Robert Sidney
1597 Sir Thomas Mansell
1601 Sir John Herbert
1604 Philip Herbert, ennobled
and replaced 1505 by
Sir Thomas Mansell
1614 Sir Thomas Mansell
1621 William Price
1624 Sir Robert Mansell
1625 Sir Robert Mansell
1626 Sir John Stradling
1628 Sir Robert Mansell
1640 (Apr) Sir Edward Stradling
1640 (Nov) Philip, Lord Herbert (inherited peerage 1649)
1653 Not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 Philip Jones
Edmund Thomas
1656 Philip Jones
Edmund Thomas
1659 Evan Seys
1660 Sir Edward Mansel
1661 William Herbert, later Earl of Pembroke
1670 Sir Edward Mansel
1679 Bussy Mansel
1681 Sir Edward Mansel
1689 Bussy Mansel
1699 Thomas Mansel, later Baron Mansel
1712 Robert Jones
1716 Sir Charles Kemeys
1734 William Talbot, later Earl Talbot
1737 Bussy Mansel, later Baron Mansel
1745 Thomas Mathews
1747 Charles Edwin
1756 Thomas William Mathews
1761 Sir Edmund Thomas
1767 Richard Turbervill
1768 George Venables-Vernon, later Baron Vernon
1780 Charles Edwin
1789–1814 Thomas Wyndham
1814 Benjamin Hall
1817 Sir Christopher Cole
1818 John Edwards
1820 Sir Christopher Cole
1830 Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot

MPs 1832-1885

Election First member 1st Party 2nd member 2nd Party
1832 representation increased to two members under the Reform Act 1832
1832 Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot Liberal Lewis Weston Dillwyn
1837 Edwin Wyndham-Quin, Viscount Adare
1851 George Tyler
1857 Sir Henry Hussey Vivian
1885 constituency abolished: see East Glamorganshire, South Glamorganshire, Mid Glamorganshire, Gower and Rhondda

Election results