Roxburghshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Roxburghshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Roxburghshire
17081918
Number of members One
Replaced by Roxburgh and Selkirk

Roxburghshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain (at Westminster) from 1708 to 1801, and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (also at Westminster) from 1801 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 county of Roxburgh.

When the constituency was abolished in 1918, the Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency was created, covering the counties of Roxburgh and Selkirk

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1708 Sir Gilbert Eliott, 3rd Bt
1715 William Douglas
1722 Sir Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Bt
1726 Sir Gilbert Eliott, 3rd Bt
1727 William Douglas
1734 John Rutherfurd
1742 William Douglas
1747 Walter Scott
1765 Sir Gilbert Elliot
1777 Sir Gilbert Elliot
1784 Sir George Douglas
1806 John Rutherford
1812 Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound
1814 Sir Alexander Don
1826 Henry Francis Hepburne-Scott
1832 George Elliot
1835 Lord John Douglas-Montagu-Scott
1837 John Edmund Elliot
1841 Francis Scott
1847 John Edmund Elliot
1859 Sir William Scott, Bt
1870 The Marquess of Bowmont
1874 Sir George Scott-Douglas
1880 Arthur Elliot Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1892 Mark Francis Napier Liberal
1895 The Earl of Dalkeith Conservative
1906 John Jardine Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election Dec 1910: Roxburghshire [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Jardine 2,908
Conservative Neil James Kennedy Cochran-Patrick 2,704
General Election Jan 1910: Roxburghshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Jardine 2,943
Conservative Lord Henry Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott 2,626
General Election 1906: Roxburghshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Jardine 2,829 52.9
Conservative Sir Richard John Waldie-Griffith 2,514 47.1
General Election 1900: Roxburghshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Earl of Dalkeith 2,682
Liberal John Jardine 2,323
General Election 1895: Roxburghshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Earl of Dalkeith 2,929
Liberal Hon Mark Francis Napier 2,368
General Election 1892: Roxburghshire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hon Mark Francis Napier 2,672
Liberal Unionist Hon Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot 2,514
General Election 1886: Roxburghshire [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Hon Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot 2,570
Liberal Hon Mark Francis Napier 2,142
General Election 1885: Roxburghshire [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hon Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot 3,419
Conservative Charles Barrington Balfour 1,945

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)[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