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Kingston-upon-Thames was a parliamentary constituency in the South-West Londonmarker suburb of Kingston upon Thamesmarker.

It was established as Kingston for the 1885 general election from part of the East Surrey constituency. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commonsmarker of the Parliament of the United Kingdommarker from then until it was abolished for the 1997 general election. Its territory was then divided between the new constituencies of Kingston and Surbitonmarker & Richmond Parkmarker.

Its most high-profile MP was the Conservative Norman Lamont, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1990 to 1993.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Sir John Whittaker Ellis, Bt. Conservative
1892 Sir Richard Temple Conservative
1895 Sir Thomas Skewes-Cox Conservative
1906 Sir George Cave Conservative
1918 John Gordon Drummond Campbell
1922 Sir Frederick Penny Conservative
1937 by-election Sir Percy Royds Conservative
1945 John Boyd-Carpenter Conservative
1972 by-election Norman Lamont Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Kingston and Surbitonmarker & Richmond Parkmarker


  • British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (The Macmillan Press 1974)

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