Hawick Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hawick Burghs
Former District of burghs constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire
Major settlements Hawick, Galashiels, and Selkirk
18681918
Number of members One
Replaced by Roxburgh and Selkirk

Hawick Burghs was a district of burghs constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1868 until 1918. It consisted of the Roxburghshire burgh of Hawick and the Selkirkshire burghs of Galashiels and Selkirk.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party Notes
1868 George Trevelyan Liberal later a Liberal Unionist
1886 Alexander Laing Brown Liberal
1892 Thomas Shaw Liberal later Baron Craigmyle
1909 by-election Sir John Barran Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Trevelyan

George Otto Trevelyan was returned without opposition at the 1868 general election and again after acceptance of office at a by-election on 14 January 1869.[2]

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

General Election 1868: Hawick Burghs [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Trevelyan Unopposed
Registered electors 3,335
Liberal win (new seat)

Trevelyan was appointed Civil Lord of the Admiralty.

By-election, 4 Jan 1869: Hawick Burghs [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Trevelyan Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

General Election 1874: Hawick Burghs [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Trevelyan Unopposed
Registered electors 3,729
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1880: Hawick Burghs [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Trevelyan 3,518 86.4 N/A
Conservative James Thomas Spencer Elliot[4][5] 553 13.6 N/A
Majority 2,965 72.8 N/A
Turnout 4,071 82.7 N/A
Registered electors 4,920
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Trevelyan was appointed Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 18 May 1882: Hawick Burghs [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Trevelyan Unopposed
Liberal hold
General Election 1885: Hawick Burghs [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Trevelyan Unopposed
Liberal hold

Trevelyan was appointed Secretary of State for Scotland, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 10 Feb 1886: Hawick Burghs [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Trevelyan Unopposed
Liberal hold
General Election 1886: Hawick Burghs [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alexander Laing Brown 2,523 50.3 N/A
Liberal Unionist George Trevelyan 2,493 49.7 N/A
Majority 30 0.6 N/A
Turnout 5,016 88.3 N/A
Registered electors 5,679
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Shaw
General Election 1892: Hawick Burghs [8][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Shaw 3,004 53.2 +2.9
Liberal Unionist Robert Fraser Watson 2,639 46.8 -2.9
Majority 365 6.4 +5.8
Turnout 5,643 89.7 +1.6
Registered electors 6,291
Liberal hold Swing +2.9

Shaw was appointed Solicitor-General for Scotland, requiring a by-election.

Hawick Burghs by-election, 1894[9][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Shaw 3,203 55.6 +2.4
Liberal Unionist Ralph Wardlaw McLeod Fullarton 2,556 44.4 -2.4
Majority 647 11.2 +4.8
Turnout 5,759 91.4 +1.7
Registered electors 6,302
Liberal hold Swing +2.4
General Election 1895: Hawick Burghs [10][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Shaw 3,033 54.5 +1.3
Liberal Unionist John Sanderson 2,531 45.5 −1.3
Majority 502 9.0 +2.6
Turnout 5,564 87.5 −2.2
Registered electors 6,357
Liberal hold Swing +1.3

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Shaw
General Election 1900: Hawick Burghs [10][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Shaw 2,611 52.3 −2.2
Liberal Unionist John Sanderson 2,386 47.7 +2.2
Majority 225 4.6 −4.4
Turnout 4,997 85.1 −2.4
Registered electors 5,869
Liberal hold Swing −2.2
Conan Doyle
General Election 1906: Hawick Burghs [11][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Shaw 3,125 56.1 +3.8
Liberal Unionist Arthur Conan Doyle 2,444 43.9 −3.8
Majority 681 12.2 +7.6
Turnout 5,569 92.0 +6.9
Registered electors 6,053
Liberal hold Swing +3.8
Mackinder
Hawick Burghs by-election, 1909[12][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Barran 3,028 54.7 −1.4
Liberal Unionist Halford Mackinder 2,508 45.3 +1.4
Majority 520 9.4 −2.8
Turnout 5,536 92.8 +0.8
Registered electors 5,968
Liberal hold Swing −1.4

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Barran
General Election January 1910: Hawick Burghs [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Barran 3,261 59.0 +4.3
Liberal Unionist James Graham 2,268 41.0 -4.3
Majority 993 18.0 +8.6
Turnout 91.7 -1.1
Liberal hold Swing +4.3
General Election December 1910: Hawick Burghs [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Barran Unopposed
Liberal hold

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)
  2. ^ Debrett's House of Commons, 1870
  3. ^ a b c d e Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3. 
  4. ^ "General Election". Aberdeen Free Press. 13 Apr 1880. p. 5. Retrieved 29 November 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "Death of Sir Walter Elliot". Southern Reporter. 3 March 1887. p. 3. Retrieved 20 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984. 
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
  8. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  9. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  10. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  11. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  12. ^ The Times, 6 March 1909
  13. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1916