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, 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 A petition was lodged relating to the 1900 election, but it was withdrawn.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 3)
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: James Hedderwick
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 551. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Craig, op. cit, page 521
- Works by or about Thomas Hedderwick at Internet Archive
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Hedderwick
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