Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles (UK Parliament constituency)

Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles
Type = County
Year = 1955
Abolition = 1983
members = One

Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1955 to 1983. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries

The constituency was first defined by the First Periodical Review of the Boundary Commission, and first used in the 1955 general election, to cover the counties of Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles.

The counties of Roxburgh and Selkirk were previously covered by the Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency, and the county of Peebles was previously covered by the Midlothian and Peebles constituency.

The boundaries of the Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles constituency were unaltered when the results of the Second Periodical Review were implemented for the February 1974 general election.

In 1975, Scottish counties were abolished under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

The Third Periodical Review took account of new local government boundaries, and results were implemented for the 1983 general election. The Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles constituency was abolished. The Roxburgh and Berwickshire constituency, related to the Roxburgh and Berwickshire districts of the Borders region, and the Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale constituency, related to the Tweeddale and Ettrick and Lauderdale districts of the same region, were created. The Tweedale district had been created with the boundaries of the former county of Peebles.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 1979: Roxburgh, Selkirk & Peebles
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = David Steel
votes = 25,993
percentage = 53.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gerry Malone
votes = 15,303
percentage = 31.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D. Heald
votes = 4,150
percentage = 8.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = A. Stewart
votes = 3,502
percentage = 7.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 10,690
percentage = 21.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 82.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election October 1974: Roxburgh, Selkirk & Peebles
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = David Steel
votes = 20,006
percentage = 43.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = C. Anderson
votes = 12,573
percentage = 27.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = A. Edmonds
votes = 9,178
percentage = 20.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D.A. Graham
votes = 4,076
percentage = 8.9
change =

Election box majority
votes = 7,433
percentage = 16.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 79.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election February 1974: Roxburgh , Selkirk & Peebles
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = David Steel
votes = 25,707
percentage = 52.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J.S. Thom
votes = 16,690
percentage = 33.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = D. Purves
votes = 3,953
percentage = 8.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D.A. Graham
votes = 3,089
percentage = 6.2
change =

Election box majority
votes = 9,017
percentage = 18.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 86.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

See also

*Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles by-election, 1965


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