Robert Andrew Allison

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Robert Andrew Allison

Sir Robert Andrew Allison (3 March 1838 – 15 January 1926) was an English Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1900.

Allison was the son of Joseph Allison of Eden Morent Carlisle and his wife Jane Andrew.[1] He was educated at Rugby School and at Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] He was a director of the Midland Railway. In 1885, he was elected as MP for Eskdale and held the seat until 1900.[3] He was J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Cumberland and was High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1908. He was knighted in 1910.

Allison was the author of several works[4] including

  • Essays and Addresses 1913
  • Belgium in History 1914
  • Cicero in Old Age 1916
  • Translations into English Verse ..Greek Anthology 1922

Allison lived at Scaleby Hall, Carlisle, where he died at the age of 87.

Allison married Laura Alicia Milner Atkinson in 1867 as his first wife.

Election contests[edit]

General Election 1885: Eskdale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Andrew Allison 4,749 60.0 n/a
Conservative S P Foster 3,163 40.0 n/a
Majority 1,586 20.0 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Eskdale[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Andrew Allison 4,112 56.0
Conservative Rt Hon. James Lowther 3,226 44.0
Majority 886 12.0
Turnout 73.4
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1892: Eskdale[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Andrew Allison 3,976 55.7
Liberal Unionist Henry Charles Howard 3,163 44.3
Majority 813 11.4
Turnout 75.9
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1895: Eskdale[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Andrew Allison 3,745 51.0 -4.6
Liberal Unionist Henry Charles Howard 3,598 49.0 +4.6
Majority 147 2.0 -9.4
Turnout 76.5 +0.6
Liberal hold Swing -4.6
General Election 1900: Eskdale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Claude William Henry Lowther 4,052 54.7
Liberal Robert Andrew Allison 3,349 45.3
Majority 703 9.4
Turnout 73.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
  2. ^ "Allison, Robert Andrew (ALY856RA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Hansard Millbank SYstems – Robert Allison
  4. ^ New General Catalog of Old Books and Authors – Author names starting with Alf – Aln
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
see
East Cumberland constituency
West Cumberland constituency
Member of Parliament for Eskdale
New constituency

18851900

Succeeded by
Claude Lowther