Kincardineshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Kincardineshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Kincardineshire
17081918
Number of members One
Replaced by Kincardine & Western Aberdeenshire
Created from Kincardineshire

Kincardineshire was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918. It was represented by one Member of Parliament (MP).

The first election to a Parliament of Great Britain was in 1708. In 1707-08 members of the 1702-1707 Parliament of Scotland were co-opted to serve in the 1st Parliament of Great Britain. See Scottish representatives to the 1st Parliament of Great Britain, for further details.

The constituency represented the county of Kincardineshre.

In 1918 the area was combined with part of Western Aberdeenshire to form the Kincardine and Western Aberdeenshire constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

Kincardineshire was a Scottish shire (later known as a county), which had previously been represented by two commissioners in the former Parliament of Scotland. The constituency included the whole shire, except for the Royal burgh of Inverbervie which formed part of the Aberdeen Burghs constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

  • Constituency created (1708)
Year Member Party
1708 Sir David Ramsay, Bt
1710 Sir Alexander Ramsay, Bt
1713 James Scott
1734 John Falconer
1741 Sir James Carnegie, Bt
1765 Sir Alexander Ramsay-Irvine, 6th Bt
1768 Robert Rickart Hepburn
1774 Lord Adam Gordon
1788 Robert Barclay Allardice
1797 Sir John Wishart Belches
1806 William Adam
1812 George Harley Drummond
1820 Sir Alexander Ramsay, Bt
1826 Sir Hugh Arbuthnot
1865 James Dyce Nicol
1872 Sir George Balfour Liberal
1892 John William Crombie Liberal
1908 Arthur Cecil Murray Liberal
  • Constituency abolished (1918)

Elections[edit]

At the December 1910 general election Murray was returned unopposed. [1]

Arthur Murray
General Election, January 1910: Kincardineshire [2][3]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur Cecil Murray 3,926
Conservative Robert Barclay Pearson 1,891
Majority 2,035
Kincardineshire by-election, 1908: Kincardineshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur Cecil Murray 3,661
Conservative S.J. Gammell 1,963
Majority 1,698
General Election 1906: Kincardineshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John William Crombie 3,877
Conservative S.J. Gammell 1,524
Majority 2,253
General Election 1900: Kincardineshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John William Crombie 3,092
Conservative James Mowat 1,536
John William Crombie
General Election 1895: Kincardineshire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John William Crombie 2,603
Conservative Hon Charles John Robert Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis 2,040
General Election 1892: Kincardineshire [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John William Crombie 2,444
Liberal Unionist Johnston Stephen 1,376

At the General Election 1886 Sir George Balfour was returned unopposed as the Liberal candidate. [9]

General Election 1885: Kincardineshire [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir George Balfour 3,160
Conservative David Scott Porteous 1,267

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times House of Commons, 1911; Politico's Publishing 2004, p110
  2. ^ The Times House of Commons 1910; Politico's Publishing 2004 p100
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  4. ^ The Times House of Commons 1910; Politico's Publishing 2004 p100
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1907
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1893
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889