William Murray (Dumfriesshire MP)

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Major William Murray (1865 – 5 March 1923)[1] was a Liberal Unionist and later Unionist Party politician in Scotland. He was elected at 1918 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dumfriesshire, as a Coalition Unionist, but did not stand again at the 1922 election.[2]

Murray had earlier contested the seat as a Liberal Unionist in both the January 1910 and December 1910 general elections, but lost on both occasions by margins (by margins of 6.6% and 6.4% respectively).[3] He had also stood twice without success in the Dumfries Burghs constituency, at the 1895 and 1900 general elections.[3]

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  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 621. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 494, 535. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Percy Molteno
Member of Parliament for Dumfriesshire
19181922
Succeeded by
William Chapple