Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities
Former University constituency
for the House of Commons
18681918
Number of membersOne
Replaced byCombined Scottish Universities

Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities, in Scotland, was a university constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1868 until 1918. It was merged with the Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities constituency to form the Combined Scottish Universities constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1][2] Party
1868 James Moncreiff Liberal
1869 by-election Edward Gordon Conservative
1876 by-election William Watson Conservative
1880 James Alexander Campbell Conservative
1906 Sir Henry Craik Unionist
1918 constituency abolished: see Combined Scottish Universities

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General election Dec 1910: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Craik Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election Jan 1910: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Craik 4,879 58.9 +9.9
Free Trader Frederick Pollock 3,411 41.1 +24.0
Majority 1,468 17.8 +2.7
Turnout 8,290 70.8 +2.2
Registered electors 11,705
Conservative hold Swing −7.1

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General election 1906: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Craik 3,543 49.0 N/A
Liberal Alexander Murison 2,450 33.9 N/A
Free Trader W.R. Smith 1,240 17.1 N/A
Majority 1,093 15.1 N/A
Turnout 7,233 68.6 N/A
Registered electors 10,545
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1900: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Alexander Campbell Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General election 1895: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Alexander Campbell Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1892: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Alexander Campbell Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General election 1886: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Alexander Campbell Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1885: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Alexander Campbell Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1880: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Alexander Campbell 2,520 54.1 N/A
Liberal Alexander Asher 2,139 45.9 N/A
Majority 381 8.2 N/A
Turnout 4,659 78.1 N/A
Registered electors 5,969
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

By-election, 14 Nov 1876: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Watson 2,392 57.2 N/A
Liberal Anderson Kirkwood[7] 1,788 42.8 N/A
Majority 604 14.4 N/A
Turnout 4,180 77.6 N/A
Registered electors 5,389
Conservative hold
  • Caused by Gordon's appointment as a Lord of Appeal, becoming Lord Gordon of Drumearn.
By-election, 14 Mar 1874: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Gordon Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1874: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Gordon Unopposed
Registered electors 4,776
Conservative gain from Liberal

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

By-election, 22 November 1869: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Gordon 2,120 56.7 +7.3
Liberal Archibald Smith[8] 1,616 43.3 −7.3
Majority 504 13.5 N/A
Turnout 3,736 85.5 −8.1
Registered electors 4,368
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.3
  • Caused by Moncreiff's appointment as Lord Justice Clerk and elevation to the peerage, becoming Lord Moncreiff.
General election 1868: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Moncreiff 2,067 50.6 N/A
Conservative Edward Gordon 2,020 49.4 N/A
Majority 47 1.1 N/A
Turnout 4,087 93.6 N/A
Registered electors 4,368
Liberal win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 616. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  3. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1916
  4. ^ a b c d e f Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  6. ^ a b c d e f Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  7. ^ "The Representation of the Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities". Dundee Courier. 22 September 1876. p. 3. Retrieved 30 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen". Banffshire Journal and General Advertiser. 9 November 1869. p. 1. Retrieved 13 February 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.