Lanarkshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°35′N 3°50′W / 55.583°N 3.833°W / 55.583; -3.833

Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland county of Lanark
Number of members One

Lanarkshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1708 to 1868. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.


The name relates the constituency to the county of Lanark.

The North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire constituencies were created when the Lanarkshire constituency was abolished in 1868.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1708 Lord Archibald Hamilton
1710 Sir James Hamilton of Rosehall
1715 James Lockhart
1718 Lord Archibald Hamilton
1734 Lord William Hamilton
1735 Sir James Hamilton of Rosehall
1750 Patrick Stuart
1754 James Vere
1760 Daniel Campbell
1768 John Lockhart-Ross
1774 Andrew Stuart
1784 Sir James Denham-Steuart, Bt
1802 Lord Archibald Hamilton
1827 Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart of Greenock and Blackhall
1830 Charles Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas
1832 Sir John Maxwell of Pollok
1837 Alexander Macdonald Lockhart
1841 William Lockhart
1857 Alexander Baillie-Cochrane
1857 Sir Thomas Colebrooke

Election results[edit]