Hastings Duncan

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Hastings Duncan MP, circa 1900

Sir James Hastings Duncan (March 1855 – 31 July 1928)[1] was a British Liberal Party politician.

He was elected at the 1900 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Otley division of the West Riding of Yorkshire, regaining a seat which had been held by Liberals from 1885 until a narrow Conservative victory in 1895.[2]

Duncan held the seat until the constituency was abolished in boundary changes for the 1918 general election,[1] and did not stand for Parliament again.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

General Election Wednesday 10 October 1900 Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Hastings Duncan 5,327 52.9
Conservative Marmaduke D'Arcy Wyvill 4,747 47.1
Majority 580 5.8
Turnout 11,397 78.2
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
United Kingdom general election, 1906 Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Hastings Duncan 6,307
Conservative William Whittaker Thompson 4,658
Majority 1,649
Turnout 10,965
Liberal hold Swing
United Kingdom general election, January 1910 Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Hastings Duncan 6,911
Conservative William Whittaker Thompson 5,010
Majority 1,901
Turnout 11,921
Liberal hold Swing
United Kingdom general election, December 1910 Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Hastings Duncan 6,151
Conservative William Whittaker Thompson 4,892
Majority 1259
Turnout 11,143
Liberal hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "O"
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 442. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Marmaduke Wyvill
Member of Parliament for Otley
19001918
Constituency abolished