St Andrews Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 56°17′06″N 3°01′08″W / 56.285°N 3.019°W / 56.285; -3.019

St Andrews Burghs
Former District of Burghs constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Fife
18321918
Number of members One
Replaced by East Fife
Created from Perth Burghs and Anstruther Burghs

St Andrews Burghs was a district of burghs constituency, representing various burghs of Fife, Scotland, in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, from 1832 to 1918.

Area covered[edit]

The constituency comprised the burghs of St Andrews, Anstruther Easter, Anstruther Wester, Crail, Cupar, Kilrenny and Pittenweem, all in the county of Fife. St Andrews and Cupar had previously been part of Perth Burghs, and the other burghs part of Anstruther Burghs.

In 1918 the constituency was abolished, and the burghs were thereafter represented as part of the East Fife constituency.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1832 Andrew Johnston Liberal
1837 Edward Ellice Liberal
1880 Stephen Williamson Liberal
1885 Sir Robert Anstruther, 5th Baronet Liberal
1886 Henry Torrens Anstruther Liberal Unionist
1903 by-election Edward Charles Ellice (cousin and heir of the above Edward Ellice II) Liberal
1906 William Anstruther-Gray Liberal Unionist
January 1910 James Duncan Millar Liberal
December 1910 William Anstruther-Gray Liberal Unionist
1912 Conservative
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election Dec 1910: St Andrews Burghs[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist William Anstruther-Gray 1,675
Liberal James Duncan Millar 1,626
General Election Jan 1910: St Andrews Burghs[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Duncan Millar 1,507
Liberal Unionist William Anstruther-Gray 1,469
General Election January 1906[3]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist William Anstruther-Gray 1,495
Liberal Edward Charles Ellice 1,472
Turnout
Majority
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
1903 St Andrews Burghs by-election[3]

Electorate 3,162

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Charles Ellice 1,324 50.7 +1.9
Liberal Unionist William Anstruther-Thomson 1,288 49.3 -1.9
Turnout
Majority 36 1.4 3.8
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +1.9
General Election January 1900[3]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Henry Torrens Anstruther 1,148
Liberal J. Annand 1,094
Turnout
Majority
Liberal Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1895: St Andrews Burghs[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Henry Torrens Anstruther 1,185
Liberal John Paton 989
General Election 1892: St Andrews Burghs[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Henry Torrens Anstruther 1,066
Liberal Martin White 954
General Election 1886: St Andrews Burghs[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Henry Torrens Anstruther 1,132
Liberal Sir Thomas Brassey KCB 716
General Election 1885: St Andrews Burghs[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Col Sir Robert Anstruther, 5th Baronet 1,256
Liberal Stephen Williamson 1,256

1885: On a scrutiny, Sir Robert Anstruther obtained the seat.

At the General Election 1868 Edward Ellice was returned unopposed.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  3. ^ a b c British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  6. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons 1870