Linlithgowshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the 1983-2005 constituency, see Linlithgow (UK Parliament constituency). For the Scottish Parliament constituency, see Linlithgow (Scottish Parliament constituency).
Linlithgowshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Linlithgowshire
17081945
Number of members One
Replaced by West Lothian

Linlithgowshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1708 to 1945. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

For the 1945 general election, the constituency was renamed West Lothian.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1708 Lord Johnstone
1708 John Houstoun
1713 Sir James Carmichael
1714 John Houstoun
1715 Sir James Cunynghame
1722 George Dundas
1727 Alexander Hamilton
1741 George Dundas
1743 Charles Hope-Weir
1768 John Hope
1770 James Dundas
1774 Sir William Cunynghame
1790 John Hope
1800 Sir Alexander Hope
1835 James Hope
1838 Charles Hope
1845 William Baillie
1847 George Dundas
1859 Charles Baillie
1859 Walter Ferrier Hamilton
1865 Peter McLagan Liberal
1893 Thomas Hope Conservative
1895 Alexander Ure Liberal
1913 John Pratt Liberal
1918 James Kidd Coalition Conservative
1922 Emanuel Shinwell Labour
1924 James Kidd Conservative
1928 Emanuel Shinwell Labour
1931 Sir Adrian William Maxwell Baillie Conservative
1935 George Mathers Labour
1945 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 1935: Linlithgowshire [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Mathers 20,905
Unionist Sir Adrian William Maxwell Baillie Bt 17,730
General Election 1931: Linlithgowshire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir Adrian William Maxwell Baillie Bt 20,476
Labour Emanuel Shinwell 16,956
General Election 1929:Linlithgowshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emanuel Shinwell 18,063
Unionist Sir Adrian William Maxwell Baillie 11,241
Liberal Dr John Fraser Orr 5,722
By-election, Apr 1928: Linlithgowshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emanuel Shinwell 14,446
Unionist Miss M. Kidd 9,268
Liberal D. Young 5,690
General Election 1924: Linlithgowshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist James Kidd 14,765
Labour Emanuel Shinwell 14,123
General Election 1923: Linlithgowshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emanuel Shinwell 13,304
Unionist James Kidd 8,149
Liberal J. Johnston 4,691
General Election 1922: Linlithgowshire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emanuel Shinwell 12,625
Unionist James Kidd 8,993
Liberal Dr John Fraser Orr 5,605
General Election 1918: Linlithgowshire [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist James Kidd 12,898
Labour Emanuel Shinwell 8,723
By-election 7 Nov 1913: Linlithgowshire [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John William Pratt 5,615
Unionist James Kidd 5,094
General Election Dec 1910: Linlithgowshire [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Ure KC 5,835
Conservative James Kidd 3,765
General Election Jan 1910: Linlithgowshire [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Ure KC 6,451
Conservative William Charles Smith 3,536
Alexander Ure
General Election 1906: Linlithgowshire [12]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Ure 5,282 65.7
Conservative Patrick Rose-Innes 2,761 34.3
General Election 1900: Linlithgowshire [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Ure KC 3,827
Conservative David Dundas QC 3,034
General Election 1895: Linlithgowshire [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Ure KC 3,760
Conservative Capt. Thomas Hope 3,153
General Election 1892: Linlithgowshire [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter McLagan 2,876
Conservative Capt. Thomas Hope 2,709
General Election 1886: Linlithgowshire [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter McLagan 2,543
Conservative Capt. Thomas Hope 1,810
General Election 1885: Linlithgowshire [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter McLagan 3,801
Conservative Capt. Thomas Hope 1,606

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  3. ^ The Times, 1 June 1929
  4. ^ The Times, 7 April 1928
  5. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
  6. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  7. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
  8. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  11. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  12. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  13. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  14. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  15. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  16. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
  17. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889