Elginshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandElginshire
Number of membersOne
Replaced byElginshire & Nairnshire
Created fromElginshire

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.


The British parliamentary constituency was created in 1708 following the Acts of Union, 1707 and replaced the former Parliament of Scotland shire constituency of Elgin & Forresshire .


Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1708 Robert Urquhart
1710 Alexander Grant
1720 James Brodie
1720 Alexander Brodie
1741 Sir Ludovick Grant
1761 James Grant
1768 Francis Grant
1774 Arthur Duff
1779 Lord William Gordon
1784 James Duff, Earl of Fife Pittite
1790 Lewis Grant-Ogilvy, later Earl of Seafield
1796 James Brodie
1807 Francis Ogilvy-Grant, later Earl of Seafield Tory
1832 Constituency merged with Nairnshire

Politics and history of the constituency[edit]

Election results[edit]


  • "Elginshire (Morayshire)". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2013-02-27.