Montrose Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

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Montrose Burghs
Former District of burghs constituency
for the House of Commons
18321950
Number of members One
Replaced by North Angus & Mearns and South Angus
Created from Aberdeen Burghs and Perth Burghs

Montrose Burghs was a district of burghs constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 until 1950.

The constituency elected one Member of Parliament (MP) to represent the parliamentary burghs of Montrose, Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar and Inverbervie.

In 1950, Montrose, Brechin and Inverbervie were merged into North Angus and Mearns, and Arbroath and Forfar were merged into South Angus.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1832 Horatio Ross
1835 Patrick Chalmers
1842 by-election Joseph Hume
1855 by-election William Edward Baxter Liberal
1885 John Shiress Will Liberal
1896 by-election John Morley Liberal
1908 by-election Robert Venables Vernon Harcourt Liberal
1918 John Leng Sturrock Coalition Liberal
1922 National Liberal
1923 Liberal
1924 Robert Hutchison Liberal
1930 Independent Liberal
1931 National Liberal
1932 by-election Charles Kerr National Liberal
1940 by-election John Scott Maclay National Liberal
1950 constituency abolished: see North Angus & Mearns and South Angus

Election results[edit]

General Election 1945: Montrose Burghs [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National John Maclay 13,966
Labour T A MacNair 10,011
By-election 1940: Montrose Burghs [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National John Maclay unopposed
General Election 1935: Montrose Burghs [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Lt Col Charles Kerr DSO MC 15,198
Labour J.E. Harper 6,632
By-election 1932: Montrose Burghs[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Lt Col Charles Kerr DSO MC 7,963
Labour Rt Hon Tom Kennedy 7,030
SNP D. Emslie 1,996
General Election 1931

Electorate 29,956

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Sir Robert Hutchison 17,212
Labour A F MacIntosh 5,137
Majority 12,075
Turnout
Liberal National hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929

Electorate 29,568

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Robert Hutchison 11,715
Labour T Irwin 9,381
Majority 2,334
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1924: Montrose Burghs [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Robert Hutchison 9,226
Labour T. Barron 6,914
General Election 1923: Montrose Burghs [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Leng Sturrock 8,717
Labour J. Carnegie 7,032
General Election 1922

Electorate 29,568

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberal John Leng Sturrock 8,407
Labour J Carnegie 7,044
Majority 1,363
Turnout
National Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Montrose Burghs [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Liberal John Leng Sturrock 9,309
Labour Henry Noel Brailsford 2,940
General Election December 1910: Montrose Burghs [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Venables Vernon Harcourt 3,878
Conservative William Low 2,155
General Election January 1910: Montrose Burghs [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Venables Vernon Harcourt 3,606
Labour Joseph Burgess 1,888
Conservative William Low 1,592
General Election 1906: Montrose Burghs[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon John Morley 4,416
Conservative Lt-Col Alexander Sprot 1,922
General Election 1900: Montrose Burghs[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon John Morley 3,960
Liberal Unionist John Birrell Don 2,390
John Morley
Montrose Burghs by-election, 1896[12]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon John Morley 4,565
Liberal Unionist John Wilson 2,572
John Shiress Will
General Election 1895: Montrose Burghs[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Shiress Will QC 3,594
Liberal Unionist George Washington Baxter 2,462
General Election 1892: Montrose Burghs[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Shiress Will QC 2,941
Liberal Unionist Robert Arthur Lockhart 2,090
General Election 1886: Montrose Burghs [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Shiress Will QC 3,357
Liberal Unionist Arthur Patton 2,088
General Election 1885: Montrose Burghs [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Shiress Will QC 3,532
Liberal Alexander Gordon 2,779
Conservative Alexander Mackenzie LLD 963
General Election 1868: Montrose Burghs [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Edward Baxter 3,199
Col. Macdonald 1,027

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1946
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1944
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  5. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
  6. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  10. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  11. ^ WhitakeDebrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  12. ^ WhitakeDebrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  13. ^ WhitakeDebrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  14. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  15. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  16. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  17. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1870