Thomas Hedderwick

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Thomas Charles Hunter Hedderwick (1850 – 6 February 1918)[1] was a Liberal Party politician in Scotland who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wick Burghs from 1896 to 1900.


He was the son of the newspaper proprietor James Hedderwick and Ellen Ness.[2]

His first electoral contest was when he unsuccessfully fought South Lanarkshire at the 1892 general election.[3]

In his time in Wick Burghs he had a number of fairly close contests with the Liberal Unionists. He fought the seat unsuccessfully at the 1895 general election,[4] won it at a by-election in 1896, but lost it at the 1900 general election. A petition was lodged relating to the 1900 election, but it was withdrawn.[4]

In the January 1910 general election he stood as the parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Party in Newbury, but was not elected.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 3)
  2. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: James Hedderwick
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 551. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  4. ^ a b Craig, op. cit, page 521

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Pender
Member of Parliament for Wick Burghs
Succeeded by
Arthur Bignold