Peebles and Southern Midlothian (UK Parliament constituency)

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Peebles and Southern Midlothian
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1918 (1918)1950 (1950)
Number of members One
Replaced by Midlothian & Peeblesshire
Created from Peebles & Selkirk
Midlothian

Peebles and Southern Midlothian was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1918 to 1950. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

The Peebles and Southern Midlothian constituency was described in the Representation of the People Act 1918 as comprising:

The county of Peebles with all the burghs situated therein, and the Gala, Water and Lasswade County Districts of Midlothian (except that part of the latter district which is included in the Northern Division) with all burghs situated therein except the burghs of Leith and Musselburgh.

Until 1918 the area of the constituency was, at least nominally, partly within the Peebles and Selkirk constituency and partly within the Midlothian constituency.

When the constituency was abolished in 1950 the Midlothian and Peeblesshire constituency was created.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1918 Sir Donald Maclean
Previously MP for Peebles and Selkirk
Liberal
1922 Joseph Westwood Labour
1931 Archibald Maule Ramsay Conservative
1945 David Johnstone Pryde
Subsequently MP for Midlothian and Peeblesshire
Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 1935: Peebles and Southern Midlothian [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Capt Archibald Maule Ramsay 13,671
Labour David Pryde 12,209
General Election 1931: Peebles and Southern Midlothian[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Capt Archibald Maule Ramsay 17,435
Labour Joseph Westwood 9,185
General Election 1929: Peebles and Southern Midlothian [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Westwood 11,161
Unionist Hylton Ralph Murray-Philipson 7,736
Liberal J. McGowan 5,648
General Election 1924: Peebles and Southern Midlothian [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Westwood 7,797
Unionist Charles Baillie-Hamilton 6,723
Liberal W. Mitchell KC 4,550
General Election 1923: Peebles and Southern Midlothian [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Westwood 7,882
Unionist A. Crawford 6,203
Liberal W. Mitchell KC 4,245
Sir Donald Maclean
General Election 1922: Peebles and Southern Midlothian [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Westwood 6,394
Unionist A. Crawford 5,992
Liberal Sir Donald Maclean 5,337
General Election 1918: Peebles and Southern Midlothian [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon Sir Donald Maclean KBE 7,429
Labour J. Gold 4,829

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  4. ^ The Times, 1 June 1929
  5. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
  6. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  7. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
  8. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920