Midlothian and Peebles (UK Parliament constituency)

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Midlothian and Peebles
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19501955
Number of membersOne
Replaced byMidlothian
Created fromMidlothian & Peebles Northern
Peebles & Southern

Midlothian and Peebles was a short-lived county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1950 until 1955. It was formed by a merger of parts of the old Midlothian and Peebles Northern and Peebles and Southern constituencies. It was reunited in 1955 to form Midlothian.

Boundaries[edit]

For its short existence, Midlothian and Peebles covered the counties of Midlothian and Peebles inclusive of all the burghs situated therein except the county of the city of Edinburgh and the burgh of Musselburgh.[1][2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elected Member[3] Party
1950 David Johnstone Pryde Labour
1951

Election results[edit]

1950 United Kingdom general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Pryde 26,966 52.8 n/a
Unionist Florence Horsbrugh 19,778 38.7 n/a
Liberal William Gilmour 4,365 8.54 n/a
Majority 7,188 14.1 n/a
Turnout 82.9 n/a
1951 United Kingdom general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Pryde 29,271 55.3 +2.5
Unionist Anthony Stodart 23,681 44.7 +6.0
Majority 5,590 10.6 -3.5
Turnout 83.8 +0.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Representation of the People Act 1948, Schedule 1, Part III.
  2. ^ Midlothian and Peebles Boundaries Vision of Britain
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)