Elginshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Elginshire|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Elginshire & Nairnshire|
Elginshire, in Scotland, was a county constituency of the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.
In 1832, it was combined with Nairnshire was added to form Elginshire and Nairnshire, which was in turn reconstituted in 1918 as Moray and Nairn, with the incorporation of the burghs of Elgin, Nairn and Forres which had previously been part of Inverness Burghs and Elgin Burghs.
Members of Parliament
|1741||Sir Ludovick Grant|
|1779||Lord William Gordon|
|1784||James Duff, Earl of Fife||Pittite|
|1790||Lewis Grant-Ogilvy, later Earl of Seafield|
|1807||Francis Ogilvy-Grant, later Earl of Seafield||Tory|
|1832||Constituency merged with Nairnshire|
Politics and history of the constituency
- "Elginshire (Morayshire)". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2013-02-27.