Berwickshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Berwickshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Berwickshire
17081918
Number of members One
Replaced by Berwick & Haddington

Berwickshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1708 to 1918, when it was amalgamated with neighbouring Haddington(shire) to form a new Berwick and Haddington constituency. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP), using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1708 George Baillie
1734 Hon. Alexander Hume-Campbell
1761 James Pringle
1779 Sir John Paterson
1780 Hugh Hepburne-Scott
1784 Patrick Home
1796 George Baillie
1818 Sir John Marjoribanks[1] Tory
1826 Anthony Maitland
1832 Charles Albany Marjoribanks[1] Liberal
1834 by-election Sir Hugh Purves-Hume-Campbell
1847 Francis Scott Conservative
1859 David Robertson Liberal
1873 by-election William Miller Liberal
1874 Hon. Robert Baillie-Hamilton Conservative
1880 Edward Marjoribanks Liberal
1894 by-election Harold Tennant Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Harold Tennant
General Election Dec 1910: Berwickshire [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon Harold John Tennant 3,005
Conservative Capt the Hon John Beresford Campbell 2,000
General Election Jan 1910: Berwickshire [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon Harold John Tennant 2,992
Conservative Sir Henry Seton-Karr CMG 2,060
General Election 1906: Berwickshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harold John Tennant 2,975
Conservative R. Fitzroy Bell 1,624
General Election 1900: Berwickshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harold John Tennant 2,518
Conservative Lord Dunglass 1,968
General Election 1895: Berwickshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harold John Tennant 2,673
Conservative Charles Barrington Balfour 2,166
General Election 1892: Berwickshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon Edward Marjoribanks 2,704
Conservative Charles Barrington Balfour 1,956
General Election 1886: Berwickshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon Edward Marjoribanks 2,778
Liberal Unionist Robert Henry Elliot 1,177

After accepting office as Comptroller of the Household, Edward Marjoribanks was returned unopposed at a by-election on 14 February 1886.[5]

General Election 1885: Berwickshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hon Edward Marjoribanks 3,758
Conservative Lieut Col David Milne Home 1,225
General Election 1868: Berwickshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Robertson unopposed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marjoribanks,Roger (2014) "Edinburgh Portrait, Sir John Marjoribanks , Bart, MP (1763–1833)" The Book of the Edinburgh Club, Volume 10, Pp 151-156, ISBN 0-9517284-9-0
  2. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  4. ^ a b c Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  5. ^ a b c Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons, 1870

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