Hawick Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hawick Burghs
Former District of burghs constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire
Major settlements Hawick, Galashiels, and Selkirk
18681918
Number of members One

Hawick Burghs was a district of burghs constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1868 until 1918. It consisted of the Roxburghshire burgh of Hawick and the Selkirkshire burghs of Galashiels and Selkirk.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party Notes
1868 George Otto Trevelyan Liberal later a Liberal Unionist
1886 Alexander Laing Brown Liberal
1892 Thomas Shaw Liberal later Baron Craigmyle
1909 by-election Sir John Barran Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election Dec 1910: Hawick Burghs [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Barran unopposed
General Election Jan 1910: Hawick Burghs [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Barran 3,261
Conservative James Edward Graham 2,268
By-election 1909: Hawick Burghs [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Barran 3,028
Unionist Halford John Mackinder 2,508
General Election 1906: Hawick Burghs [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon Thomas Shaw KC 3,125
Liberal Unionist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 2,444
General Election 1900: Hawick Burghs [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Shaw QC 2,611
Liberal Unionist John Sanderson 2,386
General Election 1895: Hawick Burghs [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Shaw QC 3,033
Liberal Unionist John Sanderson 2,531
General Election 1892: Hawick Burghs [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Shaw 3,004
Liberal Unionist Robert Fraser Watson 2,639
General Election 1886: Hawick Burghs [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Laing Brown 2,523
Liberal Unionist Rt Hon Sir George Otto Trevelyan Bt 2,493

George Otto Trevelyan was returned without opposition at the 1885 general election and again after acceptance of office as Secretary for Scotland, at a by-election on 10 February 1886.

George Otto Trevelyan was returned without opposition at the 1868 general election and again after acceptance of office at a by-election on 14 January 1869.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1916
  3. ^ The Times, 6 March 1909
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  5. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons, 1870