Elginshire and Nairnshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Elginshire and Nairnshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Elginshire and Nairnshire
Type = County
Year = 1832
Abolition = 1918
members = one

Elginshire and Nairnshire was a county constituency in Scotland. From 1832 to 1918, it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries

The constituency was created in 1832 by the Scottish Reform Act 1832 by a merger of two former constituencies: Elginshire and Nairnshire. It extended to the counties of Elginshire and Nairnshire, with the exception of the burghs of Elgin, Nairn and Forres which were instead part of Inverness Burghs and Elgin Burghs.

It was replaced in 1918 by the new Moray and Nairn constituency, which includes all of Elginshire and Nairnshire, including of the burghs of Elgin, Nairn and Forres.

Members of Parliament

*1832 Francis William Grant, later Earl of Seafield
*1840 Charles Lennox Cumming Bruce
*1868 James Ogilvy Grant, later Earl of Seafield
*1874 Alexander William George Duff, Viscount Macduff, later Duke of Fife
*1879 Sir George MacPherson-Grant Bt Liberal (Unionist)
*1886 Charles Henry Anderson Liberal (Gladstonian)
*1889 John Seymour Keay
*1895 John Edward Gordon
*1906 Sir Archibald Williamson, later Baron Forres

Politics and history of the constituency

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Sir George Macpherson-Grant Bt
votes = 1,612
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Hugh Fife Ashley Brodie
votes = 1,556
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Charles Henry Anderson
votes = 1,435
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Charles Henry Anderson
votes = 1,991
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Unionist Party
candidate = Sir George Macpherson-Grant Bt
votes = 1,872
percentage =
change =

See also

References

*Rayment


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