Kincardine and Western Aberdeenshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Kincardine and Aberdeenshire West
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of members One
Replaced by West Aberdeenshire
Created from Aberdeenshire Western, Elgin Burghs and Kincardineshire

Kincardine and Western Aberdeenshire was a Scottish constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 1950.

Boundaries[edit]

In 1868, the constituency of Aberdeenshire was divided into Aberdeenshire Eastern and Aberdeenshire Western divisions. These continued as constituencies until 1918, when the county of Aberdeenshire and the county of Kincardineshire were treated as if a single county for parliamentary representation purposes, with the area of the former Kincardineshire and Aberdeenshire constituencies being divided into three new constituencies, Aberdeen and Kincardine East, Aberdeen and Kincardine Central and Kincardine and Aberdeenshire West. In 1950 the Kincardinshire and Aberdeenshire counties were separated again, and a new boundary divided the Aberdeenshire area into East Aberdeenshire and West Aberdeenshire.

From 1918 the constituency consisted of "The county of Kincardine, inclusive of all burghs situated therein except the burgh of Inverbervie and that portion of the county of the city of Aberdeen which is situated within the said county of Kincardine, together with the county districts of Alford and Deeside, inclusive of all burghs situated therein."

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Arthur Cecil Murray Coalition Liberal
1922 Liberal
1923 Malcolm Barclay-Harvey Unionist
1929 James Scott Liberal
1931 Sir Malcolm Barclay-Harvey Unionist
1939 by-election Colin Thornton-Kemsley Unionist
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Arthur Murray
General Election 1918: Kincardine & Western Aberdeenshire

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Lt-Col. Hon. Arthur Cecil Murray unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal win
  • Murray endorsed by Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Kincardine & Western Aberdeenshire [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hon. Arthur Cecil Murray 6,224 62.3 n/a
National Liberal William Mitchell 3,767 37.7 n/a
Majority 2,457 24.6 n/a
Turnout 44.6 n/a
National Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1923: Kincardine & Western Aberdeenshire [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Charles Malcolm Barclay-Harvey 6,639 51.0 n/a
Liberal Hon. Arthur Cecil Murray 6,369 49.0
Majority 270 2.0
Turnout 57.8
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Kincardine & Western Aberdeenshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Charles Malcolm Barclay-Harvey 8,260 54.5 +3.5
Liberal James Scott 6,889 45.5 -3.5
Majority 1,371 9.0
Turnout 67.3
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1929: Kincardine & Western Aberdeenshire [4]

Electorate 28,690

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Scott 9,839 51.8 +6.3
Unionist Charles Malcolm Barclay-Harvey 9,171 48.2 -6.3
Majority 668 3.6 12.6
Turnout 66.3
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +6.3

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Kincardine & Western Aberdeenshire[5]

Electorate 28,749

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Charles Malcolm Barclay-Harvey 14,266 61.6
Liberal James Scott 8,890 38.4
Majority 5,376 23.2
Turnout 23,156 80.6
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
Malcolm Barclay-Harvey
General Election 1935: Kincardine & Western Aberdeenshire [6]

Electorate 29,528

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Charles Malcolm Barclay-Harvey 12,477 55.9
Liberal Arthur James Irvine 9,841 44.1
Majority 2,636 11.8
Turnout 22,318 75.6
Unionist hold Swing
Kincardineshire and West Aberdeenshire by-election, 1939[7]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Colin Norman Thornton-Kemsley 11,111 52.7 -3.2
Liberal Arthur James Irvine 9,990 47.3 +3.2
Majority 1,121 5.4 -6.4
Turnout 71.4 -4.2
Unionist hold Swing -3.2

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Kincardine & Western Aberdeenshire

Electorate 30,901

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Colin Norman Thornton-Kemsley 10,932 51.5
Liberal John Donald Brown Junor 10,290 48.5
Majority 642 3.0
Turnout 68.7
Unionist hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
  2. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  3. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack, 1927
  4. ^ The Times, 1 June 1929
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1944