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Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire (UK Parliament constituency)

Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 to 1918.

Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandClackmannanshire, Kinross-shire
18321918
Number of membersOne
Replaced byClackmannan & Eastern Stirlingshire
Kinross & Western Perthshire
Created fromClackmannanshire and Kinross-shire

From 1708 to 1832 Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire had been paired as alternating constituencies: one of the constituencies elected a Member of Parliament (MP) to one parliament, the other to the next.

From 1832, the two were joined by the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1832 in a single constituency of Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire. The constituency also included the parishes of Tulliallan, Culross and Muckhart in Perthshire, the Perthshire portions of the parishes of Logie and Fossaway, and the Stirlingshire part of the parish of Alva.

From 1918, Clackmannanshire was represented as part of Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire, and Kinross-shire as part of Kinross and Western Perthshire.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1840sEdit

General election 1841: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig George Abercromby Unopposed
Registered electors 1,272
Whig hold

Abercromby resigned by accepting the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, causing a by-election.

By-election, 18 February 1842: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Morison Unopposed
Whig hold
General election 1847: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Morison Unopposed
Registered electors 1,373
Whig hold

Elections in the 1850sEdit

Morison's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 9 June 1851: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Peelite James Johnstone 328 55.5 N/A
Whig William Patrick Adam[6] 263 44.5 N/A
Majority 65 11.0 N/A
Turnout 591 42.7 N/A
Registered electors 1,385
Peelite gain from Whig Swing N/A
General election 1852: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Peelite James Johnstone Unopposed
Registered electors 1,658
Peelite gain from Whig
General election 1857: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound Unopposed
Registered electors 1,836
Whig gain from Peelite
General election 1859: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Patrick Adam Unopposed
Registered electors 1,932
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1860sEdit

Adam was appointed a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 20 Apr 1865: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Patrick Adam Unopposed
Registered electors 1,896
Liberal hold
General election 1865: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Patrick Adam Unopposed
Registered electors 1,162
Liberal hold
General election 1868: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Patrick Adam Unopposed
Registered electors 1,802
Liberal hold

Adam was appointed a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 6 Jan 1869: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Patrick Adam Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General election 1874: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Patrick Adam 943 66.8 N/A
Conservative James Richard Haig[12] 468 33.2 N/A
Majority 475 33.7 N/A
Turnout 1,411 74.4 N/A
Registered electors 1,896
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1880: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [13][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Patrick Adam 1,150 71.5 +4.7
Conservative James Richard Haig[12] 458 28.5 −4.7
Majority 692 43.0 +9.3
Turnout 1,608 77.2 +2.8
Registered electors 2,084
Liberal hold Swing +4.7

Adam was appointed as First Commissioner of works and Public Buildings, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 14 May 1880: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Patrick Adam Unopposed
Liberal hold

Adam was appointed as Governor of Madras, causing a by-election.

By-election, 1 Dec 1880: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Balfour Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election 1885: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Balfour Unopposed
Liberal hold

Balfour was appointed Lord Advocate, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 13 Feb 1886: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Balfour Unopposed
Liberal hold
 
Balfour
General election 1886: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [15][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Balfour 3,159 63.1 N/A
Liberal Unionist Charles Congalton Bethune 1,844 36.9 N/A
Majority 1,315 26.2 N/A
Turnout 5,003 72.2 N/A
Registered electors 6,930
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [16][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Balfour 3,541 64.8 +1.7
Liberal Unionist James Edward Tierney Aitchison 1,927 35.2 −1.7
Majority 1,614 29.6 +3.4
Turnout 5,468 72.6 +0.4
Registered electors 7,535
Liberal hold Swing +1.7

Balfour accepted office as Lord Advocate, prompting a by-election.

By-election, 1892: Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire[14][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Balfour Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election 1895: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [17][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Balfour 3,133 54.8 −10.0
Conservative George Younger 2,588 45.2 +10.0
Majority 545 9.5 −20.0
Turnout 5,721 75.7 +3.1
Registered electors 7,561
Liberal hold Swing −10.0

Balfour is appointed Lord President of the Court of Session, prompting a by-election.

1899 Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire by-election[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eugene Wason 3,489 54.0 −0.8
Conservative George Younger 2,973 46.0 +0.8
Majority 516 8.0 −1.6
Turnout 6,462 83.7 +8.0
Registered electors 7,722
Liberal hold Swing −0.8

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [17][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eugene Wason 3,284 52.8 −2.0
Conservative George Younger 2,933 47.2 +2.0
Majority 351 5.6 −4.0
Turnout 6,217 81.7 +6.0
Registered electors 7,609
Liberal hold Swing −2.0
General election 1906: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires [18][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eugene Wason 4,027 60.3 +7.5
Liberal Unionist James Avon Clyde 2,648 39.7 −7.5
Majority 1,379 20.6 +15.0
Turnout 6,675 84.3 +2.6
Registered electors 7,919
Liberal hold Swing +7.5

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Wason
General election, January 1910: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires[19][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eugene Wason 3,971 59.5 −0.8
Conservative Nelson Briggs Constable 2,703 40.5 +0.8
Majority 1,268 19.0 −1.6
Turnout 6,674 82.4 −1.9
Registered electors 8,103
Liberal hold Swing −0.8
General election, December 1910: Clackmannan and Kinross Shires[19][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eugene Wason Unopposed
Liberal hold

ReferencesEdit

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  12. ^ a b "James Richard Haig". Alloa Advertiser. 3 Apr 1880. p. 1. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  13. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1881
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  17. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
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