Moray and Nairn (UK Parliament constituency)

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Moray and Nairn
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19181983
Number of members One
Replaced by Moray
Inverness, Nairn & Lochaber
Created from Elginshire & Nairnshire
Elgin Burghs
Inverness Burghs

Moray and Nairn was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1983.

It was formed by the amalgamation of the county constituency Elginshire and Nairnshire with the parliamentary burghs of Elgin, previously part of Elgin Burghs, and Nairn and Forres, previously part of Inverness Burghs.

It was split for the 1983 general election and incorporated into Moray and Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1918 Sir Archibald Williamson Coalition Liberal
1922 Thomas Maule Guthrie Coalition Liberal
1922 National Liberal
1923 James Stuart Unionist
1959 Gordon Campbell Conservative
1974 Winnie Ewing SNP
1979 Alex Pollock Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal win
  • endorsed by Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Moray and Nairn by-election, 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Coalition Liberal Thomas Guthrie unopposed n/a n/a
Coalition Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1922: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal Thomas Guthrie 6,263 51.8 n/a
Liberal James Scott 5,832 48.2 n/a
Majority 431 3.6 n/a
Turnout 12,095 49.0 n/a
National Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1923: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart 8,116 53.4 n/a
Liberal Thomas Guthrie 7,089 46.6 n/a
Majority 1,027 6.8 10.4
Turnout 15,215 61.3 +12.3
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart 9,762 61.9
Labour Benjamin Skene Mackay 6,005 38.1 n/a
Majority 3,757 23.8
Turnout 15,767
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1929: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart 8,896 43.7
Labour Joseph Duncan 6,563 32.3
Liberal John Tennant 4,889 24.0 n/a
Majority 2,333 11.5
Turnout 20,348 68.7
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 14 November 1935: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart 12,755 63.5 n/a
Labour James Davidson Vassie 7,347 36.5 n/a
Majority 5,408 26.9 n/a
Turnout 20,102 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart 12,809 61.58
Labour Sinclair Shaw 7,993 38.42
Majority 4,816 23.15
Turnout 62.13
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart 15,478 59.85
Labour Richard Murray 10,383 40.15
Majority 5,095 19.70
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1951: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart 15,881 60.23
Labour David Hutchinson 10,487 39.77
Majority 5,394 20.46
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1955: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart 14,667 60.59
Labour M Mackay 9,538 39.41
Majority 5,129 21.19
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1959: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Gordon Campbell 13,742 52.63
Labour M. Mackay 6,539 25.04
Liberal Donald C. MacDonald 5,831 22.33
Majority 7,203 27.59
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Gordon Campbell 12,741 50.86
Labour Gordon McIntosh 6,830 27.27
Liberal John Macleod 5,478 21.87
Majority 5,911 23.60
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1966: Moray & Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gordon Campbell 11,842 48.15
Labour Donald MacKenzie 8,384 34.09
Liberal Thomas Alexander MacNair 4,368 17.76
Majority 3,458 14.06
Turnout 24,594 68.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Moray and Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gordon Campbell 13,994 49.39
SNP Thomas A Howe 7,885 27.83
Labour Peter Talbot 6,452 22.77
Majority 6,109 21.56
Turnout 72.05
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Moray and Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Winnie Ewing 16,046 49.26
Conservative Gordon Campbell 14,229 43.68
Labour E G Smith 2,299 7.06
Majority 1,817 5.58
Turnout 78.72
SNP gain from Conservative Swing
General Election October 1974: Moray and Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Winnie Ewing 12,667 41.2
Conservative Alexander Pollock 12,300 40.0
Labour E.G. Smith 2,985 9.7
Liberal Keith Schellenberg 2,814 9.15
Majority 367 1.19
Turnout 74.72
SNP hold Swing
General Election 1979: Moray and Nairn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alexander Pollock 14,220 40.07
SNP Winnie Ewing 13,800 38.89
Liberal Steve Rodan 4,361 12.29
Labour G E Scobie 3,104 8.75
Majority 420 1.18
Turnout 77.47
Conservative gain from SNP Swing

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