Kincardineshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Kincardineshire|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Kincardine & Western Aberdeenshire|
Kincardineshire was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918. It was represented by one Member of Parliament (MP).
The British parliamentary constituency was created in 1708 following the Acts of Union, 1707 and replaced the former Parliament of Scotland shire constituency of Kincardineshire. The first election to a Parliament of Great Britain was in 1708. In 1707-08 members of the 1702-1707 Parliament of Scotland were co-opted to serve in the 1st Parliament of Great Britain. See Scottish representatives to the 1st Parliament of Great Britain, for further details.
The constituency represented the county of Kincardineshre., which had previously been represented by two commissioners in the former Parliament of Scotland. The constituency included the whole shire, except for the Royal burgh of Inverbervie which formed part of the Aberdeen Burghs constituency.
Members of Parliament
- Constituency created (1708)
|1708||Sir David Ramsay, Bt|
|1710||Sir Alexander Ramsay, Bt|
|1741||Sir James Carnegie, Bt|
|1765||Sir Alexander Ramsay-Irvine, 6th Bt|
|1774||Lord Adam Gordon|
|1788||Robert Barclay Allardice|
|1797||Sir John Wishart-Belches|
|1812||George Harley Drummond|
|1820||Sir Alexander Ramsay, Bt|
|1826||Sir Hugh Arbuthnot||Conservative|
|1865||James Dyce Nicol||Liberal|
|1872||Sir George Balfour||Liberal|
|1892||John William Crombie||Liberal|
- Constituency abolished (1918)
Elections in the 1840s
Elections in the 1850s
Elections in the 1860s
|Liberal||James Dyce Nicol||490||63.0||N/A|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||N/A|
|Liberal||James Dyce Nicol||Unopposed|
Elections in the 1870s
Nicol's death caused a by-election.
|Conservative||James Badenach Nicolson||533||36.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1880s
|Conservative||David Scott Porteous||1,267||28.6||−3.9|
Elections in the 1890s
|Liberal||John William Crombie||2,444||64.0||N/A|
|Kincardineshire Church Defence||Johnston Stephen[n 1]||1,376||36.0||N/A|
|Liberal||John William Crombie||2,603||56.1||-7.9|
Elections in the 1900s
|Liberal||John William Crombie||3,092||66.8||+10.7|
|Liberal||John William Crombie||3,877||71.8||+5.0|
Elections in the 1910s
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;
Notes and References
- Some sources describe Stephen as a Liberal Unionist
- "Kincardineshire". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Kincardineshire". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Kincardineshire". History of Parliament Online (1754-1790). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Kincardineshire". History of Parliament Online (1790-1820). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Kincardineshire". History of Parliament Online (1820-1832). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)
|url=(help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
- "Election for the County of Kincardine". Aberdeen Press and Journal. 4 February 1874. p. 1. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "Representation of Kincardine-shire". Aberdeen Free Press. 27 March 1880. p. 5. Retrieved 3 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
- Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.
- Whitaker's Almanack 1893
- Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
- Whitaker's Almanack 1907
- The Times House of Commons 1910; Politico's Publishing 2004 p100
- Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
- The Times House of Commons, 1911; Politico's Publishing 2004, p110