Fife (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Major settlements Fife
Number of members One
Replaced by East Fife
West Fife
Created from Fife

Fife was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1708 until 1885, when it was divided into East Fife and West Fife.

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


The constituency covered the county of Fife.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Notes
1708 Patrick Moncreiff
1709 Sir Robert Anstruther
1710 Sir Alexander Erskine
1715 Sir John Anstruther, 1st Baronet
1741 David Scott
1747 James Oswald
1754 James St Clair
1763 James Wemyss
1768 John Scott
1776 James Townsend Oswald
1779 Robert Skene
1780 John Henderson 5th Baronet from 1781
1780 Robert Skene
1787 William Wemyss
1796 Sir William Erskine, Bt British Army officer, died insane
1806 Robert Ferguson
1807 William Wemyss
1820 James Erskine Wemyss Whig
1831 James Lindsay
1832 James Erskine Wemyss Whig
1847 John Fergus Whig
1859 James Hay Erskine Wemyss Liberal
1864 Sir Robert Anstruther, 5th Baronet Liberal
1880 Robert Preston Bruce Liberal