Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities
Former University constituency
for the House of Commons
1868 (1868)1918 (1918)
Number of members One
Replaced by Combined Scottish Universities

Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities, in Scotland, was a university constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1868 until 1918. It was merged with the Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities constituency to form the Combined Scottish Universities constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] [2] Party
1868 James Moncreiff Liberal
1869 by-election Edward Strathearn Gordon Conservative
1876 by-election William Watson Conservative
1880 James Alexander Campbell Conservative
1906 Sir Henry Craik Unionist
1918 constituency abolished: see Combined Scottish Universities

Election results[edit]

General Election Dec 1910: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Henry Craik unopposed
General Election Jan 1910: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Henry Craik 4,879
Unionist and Free Trader Sir Frederick Pollock LLD 3,411
General Election 1906: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Henry Craik 3,543
Liberal Prof. Alexander Falconer Murison 2,450
Independent Conservative Prof. W.R. Smith 1,240

At the General Election 1885, General Election 1886, General Election 1892, General Election 1895 and General Election 1900 James Alexander Campbell was returned unopposed as the Conservative candidate. [6] [7] [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 616. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1916
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1916
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901