Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles (UK Parliament constituency)
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.
|Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles|
|Former county constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Roxburgh & Berwickshire|
Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale
|Created from||Roxburgh & Selkirk|
Midlothian & Peebles
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 ParliamentEdit
|1955||Charles Donaldson||Unionist||Previously MP for Roxburgh and Selkirk from 1951; died December 1964|
|1965||David Steel||Liberal||Leader of the Liberal Party 1976-1988; subsequently MP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale from 1983|
Elections in the 1950sEdit
|Liberal||Stanley E. Graham||14,755||32.09|
|Labour||Lawrence A. Morrison||9,296||20.22|
|Unionist win (new seat)|
Elections in the 1960sEdit
|SNP||Anthony J. C. Kerr||1,093||2.47|
|Liberal||David Steel||21,549||49.2||+ 10.4|
|Conservative||Robert McEwen||16,942||38.6||- 4.2|
|Labour||Ronald Murray||4,936||11.2||- 4.6|
|Independent SNP||Anthony J. C. Kerr||411||0.9||- 1.6|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+7.3|
Elections in the 1970sEdit
|Anti-Abortion||William R. Cassell||103||0.22|
|Conservative||J. Stuart Thom||16,690||33.8|
|Labour||David Allan Graham||3,089||6.2|
|Conservative||Christine M. Anderson||12,573||27.4|
|Labour||David Allan Graham||4,076||8.9|
|Labour||David Albert Heald||4,150||8.5||+2.3|
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, F. W. S. Craig.
- The Times House of Commons, 1950-70.