North Ayrshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Ayrshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Ayrshire
18681918
Number of members One

North Ayrshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1868 until 1918. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP), using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 provided that the new North Ayrshire constituency was to consist of the District of Cunningham, consisting of the parishes of Ardrossan, Dalry, Dreghorn, Fenwick, Irvine, Kilbirnie, Kilmarnock, Kilmaurs, Kilwinning, Largs, Loudoun, Stevenston, Stewarton, West Kilbride and Beith, and the parish of Dunlop so far as situated within the County of Ayr.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1868 William Finnie Liberal
1874 Roger Montgomerie Conservative
1880 Robert William Cochran-Patrick Conservative
1885 Hugh Elliot Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1892 Thomas Cochrane Liberal Unionist
1910 Andrew Macbeth Anderson Liberal
1911 Duncan Frederick Campbell Conservative
1916 Sir Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston Conservative
1918 constituency abolished

In 1918 North Ayrshire was divided between Bute and Northern Ayrshire and Kilmarnock.

Election results[edit]

By-election 20 Dec 1911: Ayrshire North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Duncan Frederick Campbell DSO 7,318
Liberal Andrew Macbeth Anderson 7,047
General Election Dec 1910: Ayrshire North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Andrew Macbeth Anderson 7,286
Conservative Duncan Frederick Campbell DSO 6,932
General Election Jan 1910: Ayrshire North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Andrew Macbeth Anderson 6,189
Liberal Unionist Hon. Thomas Cochrane 5,951
Labour James Brown 1,801
General Election 1906: Ayrshire North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Hon Thomas Cochrane 5,603
Liberal Andrew Macbeth Anderson 4,587
Scottish Workers James Brown 2,684
General Election 1900: Ayrshire North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Hon Thomas Cochrane 5,985
Liberal A. Williamson 4,791
General Election 1895: Ayrshire North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Hon Thomas Cochrane 5,612
Liberal William Robertson 4,902
General Election 1892: Ayrshire North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Hon Thomas Cochrane 5,346
Liberal Sir William Wedderburn Bt 4,898

General Election 1886: Hon Hugh Frederick Hyslop Elliot elected unopposed as Liberal Unionist [5]

General Election 1885: Ayrshire North [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hon Hugh Elliot 5,700
Conservative Robert William Cochran-Patrick 4,740
General Election 1880: Ayrshire North [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert William Cochran-Patrick 1,636
Liberal J.B. Balfour 1,581
General Election 1868: Ayrshire North [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
William Finnie 1,397
Roger Montgomerie 1,322


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  3. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  5. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  6. ^ The Times, 29 April 1880
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons, 1870