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.

Life[edit]

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 A petition was lodged relating to the 1900 election, but it was withdrawn.[4]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.

References[edit]

  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

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Pender
Member of Parliament for Wick Burghs
18961900
Succeeded by
Arthur Bignold