Aberdeen and Kincardine East (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire
Number of members One
Replaced by East Aberdeenshire
Created from Eastern Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen and Kincardine East (or East Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire) was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1950. The constituency elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

As created in 1918, the constituency was largely a replacement for Eastern Aberdeenshire. In 1950, it was replaced by East Aberdeenshire.


Aberdeen and Kincardine East was created by the Representation of the People Act 1918 and first used in the 1918 general election. The constituency was entirely within the county of Aberdeen and one of five constituencies covering the county Aberdeen, the city of Aberdeen and the county of Kincardine (except that the Kincardine burgh of Inverbervie was part of a sixth constituency, Montrose Burghs). Also entirely within the county of Aberdeen, there was Aberdeen and Kincardine Central. Kincardine and West Aberdeen covered the county of Kincardine (minus the burgh of Inverbervie) and part of the county of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen and Kincardine East consisted of "The county districts of Deer and Turriff, inclusive of all burghs situated therein." Therefore it included the burghs of Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Rosehearty and Turriff.[1]

The same boundaries were used in the 1922 general election, the 1923 general election, the 1924 general election, the 1929 general election, the 1931 general election, the 1935 general election and the 1945 general election.

The House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949 created new boundaries for the 1950 general election. Aberdeen and Kincardine East was mergeed with part of Aberdeen and Kincardine Central to form East Aberdeenshire, which one of four constituencies covering the county of Aberdeen and the city of Aberdeen. East Aberdeenshire and West Aberdeenshire were entirely within the county, and Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South were entirely within the city.[1]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Sir William Henry Cowan Coalition Liberal
1922 Frederick Martin Liberal
1924 Robert Boothby Unionist
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Sir Henry Cowan
General Election 1918: Aberdeen and Kincardine East[2]


Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Liberal Sir William Henry Cowan 4,430 50.5
Independent Unionist Falconer Lewis Wallace 4,343 49.5
Majority 87 1.0
Turnout 8,773
Coalition Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Frederick Martin
General Election 1922: Aberdeen and Kincardine East[3]

Electorate 29,079

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frederick Martin 8,018 60.5 n/a
National Liberal Sir William Henry Cowan 5,227 39.5 -11.0
Majority 2,791 21.0 22.0
Turnout 13,245 45.5
Liberal gain from National Liberal Swing n/a
General Election 1923: Aberdeen and Kincardine East[4]

Electorate 27,318

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frederick Martin 8,793 55.9 -4.6
Unionist Falconer Lewis Wallace 6,949 44.1 n/a
Majority 1,844 11.8 -9.2
Turnout 15,742 57.6 +12.1
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Aberdeen and Kincardine East[5]

Electorate 27,026

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Robert John Graham Boothby 7,363 46.2 +2.1
Liberal Frederick Martin 4,680 29.4 -26.5
Labour William Sloan Cormack 3,899 24.4 n/a
Majority 2,683 16.8 28.6
Turnout 15,942 59.0 +1.4
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +14.3
General Election 1929: Aberdeen and Kincardine East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Robert John Graham Boothby 13,354
Labour J.E. Hamilton 10,110

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Aberdeen and Kincardine East[7]

Electorate 34,527

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Robert John Graham Boothby 16,396 72.2
Labour Frederick Martin 6,299 27.8
Majority 10,097 44.4
Turnout 22,695 80.5
Unionist hold Swing


General Election 1935: Aberdeen and Kincardine East[8]

Electorate 35,839

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Robert John Graham Boothby 12,748 57.0
Labour Frederick Martin 9,627 43.0
Majority 3,121 14.0
Turnout 22,375 62.4
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Aberdeen and Kincardine East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Robert John Graham Boothby 13,290 54.90
Labour J.R. Allen 10,918 45.10


  1. ^ a b Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972 (ISBN 0-900178-09-4), F. W. S. Craig 1972
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  3. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
  4. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  5. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
  6. ^ The Times, 1 June 1929
  7. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge31/i01.htm
  8. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge35/i01.htm
  9. ^ UK General Election results: July 1945 [Archive]

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