Aberdeenshire (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Aberdeenshire|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Eastern Aberdeenshire
Aberdeenshire was a Scottish county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1800 and of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 until 1868. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP).
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In 1868, the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 divided Aberdeenshire to form Eastern Aberdeenshire and Western Aberdeenshire, and these new constituencies were first used in the 1868 general election.
Members of Parliament
|Election ||Member ||Party||Notes|
|1709 by-election||Sir Alexander Cumming, Bt|
|1722||Sir Archibald Grant, Bt||expelled due to his role in the Charitable Corporation|
|1732 by-election||Sir Arthur Forbes, Bt|
|1747||Andrew Mitchell||MP for Elgin Burghs 1755–1771|
|1754||Lord Adam Gordon||MP for Kincardineshire 1774–1788|
|1786 by-election||George Skene||Whig||MP for Elgin Burghs 1806–1807|
|1790||James Ferguson||Tory||MP for Banffshire 1789–1790|
|Sept 1820 by-election||William Gordon||Tory||Royal Navy officer, Commander-in-Chief, The Nore|
|1854 by-election||Lord Haddo||Liberal||succeeded as Earl of Aberdeen in 1860|
|1861 by-election||William Leslie||Conservative||resigned May 1866|
|1866 by-election||William Dingwall Fordyce||Liberal||afterwards MP for East Aberdeenshire|
|1868||constituency divided: see Eastern Aberdeenshire and Western Aberdeenshire|
- Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1832, Schedules (A) (County constituencies) and (M) (boundaries of Aberdeen burgh constituency).
- Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844–1850]. Craig, F. W. S., ed. The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 615. ISBN 0-900178-13-2.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]