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HISTORY OF EAST GRINSTEAD.
now a Railway Commissioner, was chosen to succeed him. The next Member, the Hon. G. J. Goschen, son of Viscount Goschen, opened his political campaign on January 17th, 1894, Lord Cantelupe and Mr. C. Goring, who both sought to come forward in the Conservative interest, having retired in his favour. Mr. Goschen was duly elected and again chosen on October 10th, 1900. The Government then formed remained in power until the close of 1905, and Mr. Goschen sat for the constitu­ency until the dissolution in January, 1906.
At this election Mr. C. H. Corbett, of Woodgate, Danehill, stood for the third time, his opponent being Mr. E. M. Crookshank, of Saint Hill, East Grinstead. The former was declared elected on January 26th, 1906, and thus became the first Liberal Member for the Division. Appended are the results of all contests in the constitu­ency :—
1885.
Mr. G. B. Gregory (Conservative) ........ 3530
Mr. C. J. Heald (Liberal) ................ 2579— 951
1886.
Hon. A. E. G. Hardy (Conservative) ...... 3289
Mr. C. J. Heald (Liberal) ................ 1877—1412
1892.
Hon. A. E. G. Hardy (Conservative) ...... 3987
Sir E. G. Jenkinson (Liberal) ............ 2349 — 1638
1895.
Hon. G. J. Goschen (Conservative) ........ 3731
Mr. C. H. Corbett (Liberal) .............. 2874— 857
1900.
Hon. G. J. Goschen (Conservative) ........ 3890
Mr. C. H. Corbett (Liberal) .............. 3003— 887
1906.
Mr. C. H. Corbett (Liberal) .............. 4793
Mr. E. M. Crookshank (Conservative)...... 4531— 262
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