Kilmarnock Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former District of burghs constituency
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Dumbartonshire, Renfrewshire|
|Major settlements||Kilmarnock, Dumbarton, Rutherglen, Renfrew, Port Glasgow|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Ayrshire constituency
Kilmarnock Burghs was a district of burghs constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 to 1918. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post voting system.
Kilmarnock county constituency was created when the district of burghs constituency was abolished.
The constituency consisted five parliamentary burghs: Kilmarnock in the county of Ayr, Dumbarton in the county of Dumbarton, Rutherglen in the county of Lanark and Renfrew and Port Glasgow in the county of Renfrew.
The Kilmarnock burgh was previously within the Ayrshire constituency and Port Glasgow was previously within the Renfrewshire constituency. Dumbarton, Rutherglen and Renfrew were transferred from Glasgow Burghs.
In 1918 the burgh of Kilmarnock was merged into the then new Kilmarnock county constituency, which included areas previously within North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire. The new Kilmarnock constituency consisted of "The county district of Kilmarnock, inclusive of all burghs situated therein except in so far as included in the Ayr District of Burghs." The burgh of Dumbarton was transferred to Dumbarton Burghs, the burgh of Port Glasgow was merged into West Renfrewshire, the burgh of Renfrew into East Renfrewshire and the burgh of Rutherglen into the Rutherglen constituency.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1860s
Elections in the 1880s
|Independent Liberal||John Dalrymple||1,862||20.5|
|Independent Conservative||John Steven Storr||55||0.6|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+6.0|
Elections in the 1890s
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+5.9|
Elections in the 1900s
|Conservative||Thomas W McIntyre||5,743||41.0||-10.6|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+10.6|
Elections in the 1910s
|Conservative||John James Bell||5,701||38.9||-2.1|
|Conservative||James Buyers Black||5,569||39.1|
|Conservative||John David Rees||4,637||32.4||-6.7|
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 552. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.. Note: Craig does not distinguish between Whigs, Radicals, and Liberals, labellling them all as "Liberal"
- Debrett's House of Commons, 1870
- Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
- Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
- Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
- Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
- Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
- British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig, F.W.S. (1974)
- British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig, F. W. S. (1974)