Ayrshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ayrshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Ayrshire
17081868
Number of members One
Replaced by North Ayrshire
South Ayrshire.
Created from Ayrshire

Ayrshire was a 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, when it was divided into North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire.

It elected one Member of Parliament (MP), using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

The Ayrshire constituency represented the county of Ayrshire, minus the parliamentary burghs of Ayr and Irvine, which were components of the Ayr Burghs constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1708 Francis Montgomerie
1710 John Montgomerie
1713
1715
1722
1727 James Campbell Whig
1734
1741 Patrick Crauford
1747
1754 James Mure-Campbell, later Earl of Loudoun
1761 Archibald Montgomerie, later Earl of Eglinton Whig
1768 David Kennedy, later Earl of Cassillis
1774 Sir Adam Fergusson
1780 Hugh Montgomerie, later Earl of Eglinton
1781 Sir Adam Fergusson
1784 Hugh Montgomerie, later Earl of Eglinton
1789 William MacDowall (Ayrshire MP)
1790 Sir Adam Fergusson
1796 Hugh Montgomerie, later Earl of Eglinton
1796 William Fullarton Whig
1801
1802
1803 Sir Hew Dalrymple-Hamilton
1806
1807 David Boyle
1811 Sir Hew Dalrymple-Hamilton
1812
1818 James Montgomerie
1820
1826
1829 William Blair Tory
1830
1831
1832 Richard Alexander Oswald Whig
1835 John Dunlop Whig
1837
1839 Viscount Kelburn, later Earl of Glasgow Conservative
1841
1843 Alexander Haldane Oswald Conservative
1847
1852 James Hunter Blair Conservative
1854 Lord Patrick Crichton-Stuart Liberal
1857
1859
1859 Sir James Fergusson Conservative
1865

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