Peebles and Selkirk (UK Parliament constituency)

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Peebles and Selkirk
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18681918
Number of members One
Replaced by Peebles and Southern Midlothian
Roxburgh and Selkirk
Created from Peeblesshire
Selkirkshire

Peebles and Selkirk was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1868 to 1918. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

The name relates the constituency to the counties of Peebles and Selkirk.

From 1708 to 1868 the counties had been covered, at least nominally, by the Peeblesshire and Selkirkshire constituencies.

When the Peebles and Selkirk constituency was abolished in 1918, the Peebles and Southern Midlothian and Roxburgh and Selkirk constituencies were created.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party Notes
1868 Sir Graham Graham-Montgomery, Bt Previously MP for Peeblesshire
1880 Charles Clow Tennant Liberal
1886 Sir Walter Thorburn Liberal Unionist Party
1906 Alexander Murray, Master of Elibank Liberal
Jan. 1910 William Younger Liberal
Dec. 1910 Sir Donald Maclean Liberal Subsequently MP for Peebles and Southern Midlothian
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Donald Maclean
General Election Dec 1910: Peebles and Selkirk [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon Donald Maclean 1,9465
Liberal Unionist Samuel Strang Steel 1,764
General Election Jan 1910: Peebles and Selkirk [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Younger 1,941
Liberal Unionist Samuel Strang Steel 1,735
General Election 1906: Peebles and Selkirk [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Murray 1,955 55.8
Conservative Sir Walter Thorburn 1,549 44.2
General Election 1900: Peebles and Selkirk [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Sir Walter Thorburn 1,598
Liberal Edward Priaulx Tennant 1,387
General Election 1895: Peebles and Selkirk [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Sir Walter Thorburn 1,563
Liberal Master of Elibank 1,509
General Election 1892: Peebles and Selkirk [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Walter Thorburn 1,603
Liberal Sir Thomas Carmichael Bt 1,367
General Election 1886: Peebles and Selkirk [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Walter Thorburn 1,375
Liberal Sir Charles Tennant, Bt 1,325
General Election 1885: Peebles and Selkirk [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Charles Tennant, Bt 1,746
Liberal Unionist Sir Graham Graham-Montgomery, Bt 1,038

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1892
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889