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Midlothian and Peebles Northern (UK Parliament constituency)

Midlothian and Peebles Northern was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 1950. Along with Peebles and Southern, it was formed by dividing the old Midlothian constituency.

Midlothian and Peebles Northern
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of membersone
Replaced byMidlothian and Peebles and Edinburgh Pentlands
Created fromMidlothian

Contents

BoundariesEdit

From 1918 the constituency consisted of "The Calder and Suburban County Districts, the burgh of Dalkeith, and that part of the Lasswade County District which is included in the extra-burghal portions of the parishes of Dalkeith and Inveresk."

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Midlothian and Peebles Northern [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist John Hope 7,762 62.1 N/A
Independent John Brownlie Cadzow 4,737 37.9 N/A
Majority 3,025 24.2 N/A
Turnout 12,499 49.4 N/A
Registered electors 25,291
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Midlothian and Peebles Northern[5][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Hutchison 7,416 40.9 −21.2
Labour Andrew Clarke 6,942 38.3 N/A
Liberal Edward R. McNab 3,770 20.8 N/A
Majority 474 2.6 −21.6
Turnout 18,128 72.7 +23.3
Registered electors 24,939
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1923: Midlothian and Peebles Northern [6][7][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Clarke 8,570 45.3 +7.0
Unionist George Hutchison 6,731 35.7 −5.2
Liberal Charles de Bois Murray 3,578 19.0 −1.8
Majority 1,839 9.6 N/A
Turnout 18,879 74.7 +2.0
Registered electors 25,278
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +6.1
General election 1924: Midlothian and Peebles Northern[8][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Hutchison 11,320 55.2 +19.5
Labour Andrew Clarke 9,173 44.8 −0.5
Majority 2,147 10.4 N/A
Turnout 20,493 79.2 +4.5
Registered electors 25,889
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +10.0
1929 Midlothian and Peebles Northern by-election [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Clarke 7,917 42.0 −2.8
Unionist John Colville 6,965 36.9 −18.3
Liberal David Edwin Keir 3,130 16.6 N/A
National (Scotland) Lewis Spence 842 4.5 N/A
Majority 952 5.1 N/A
Turnout 18,854 66.0 −13.2
Registered electors 28,586
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +7.8
General election 1929: Midlothian and Peebles Northern[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Colville 11,219 39.1 −16.1
Labour Andrew Clarke 10,779 37.5 −7.3
Liberal David Edwin Keir 6,726 23.4 N/A
Majority 440 1.6 −8.8
Turnout 28,724 78.8 −0.4
Registered electors 36,471
Unionist hold Swing −4.4

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Midlothian and Peebles Northern[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Colville 22,211 72.3
Labour Andrew Clarke 8,501 27.7
Majority 13,710 44.6
Turnout 30,712 78.2
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1935: Midlothian and Peebles Northern [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Colville 23,711 62.9
Labour James Lean 13,970 37.1
Majority 9,741 25.85
Turnout 37,681 74.3
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1940sEdit

1943 Midlothian and Peebles Northern by-election [13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist David Murray 11,620 51.9 −11.0
Common Wealth Tom Wintringham 10,751 48.1 N/A
Majority 869 3.8 −22.0
Turnout 22,371 34.6 −39.7
Unionist hold Swing −11.0
General election 1945: Midlothian and Peebles Northern
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Hope 24,834 47.95
Labour James Lean 23,657 45.68
Common Wealth Kitty Wintringham 3,299 6.37
Majority 1,177 2.27
Turnout 51,790 70.33
Unionist hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  3. ^ a b c d Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. p. 638. ISBN 0-900178-01-9.
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1922
  5. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
  6. ^ The Constitutional Year Book 1929
  7. ^ The Liberal Year Book 1929
  8. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
  9. ^ The Times, 31 January 1929
  10. ^ The Times, 1 June 1929
  11. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  12. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  13. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1944
  14. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 638. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.