Lanarkshire (UK Parliament Constituency)
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Lanarkshire UK Parliament Constituency

Coordinates: 55°35?N 3°50?W / 55.583°N 3.833°W / 55.583; -3.833

Lanarkshire was a Scottish county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1708 to 1868. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

Creation

The British parliamentary constituency was created in 1708 following the Acts of Union, 1707 and replaced the former Parliament of Scotland shire constituency of Lanarkshire.

Boundaries

The constituency covered the whole of the Scottish county of Lanarkshire, apart from the Lanark Burghs.

History

The constituency elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system until it was abolished for the 1868 general election.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

In 1868 the constituency was replaced by the new constituencies of North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1830: Lanarkshire[6][9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Tory Charles Douglas 99 55.3
Whig John Maxwell 80 44.7
Majority 19 10.6
Turnout 179 80.6
Registered electors 222
Tory gain from Whig
General election 1831: Lanarkshire[6][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Tory Charles Douglas 93 53.1 −2.2
Whig John Maxwell 82 46.9 +2.2
Majority 11 6.2 −4.4
Turnout 175 78.8 −1.8
Registered electors 222
Tory hold Swing −2.2
General election 1832: Lanarkshire[6][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig John Maxwell 1,555 70.7 +23.8
Tory Robert Carrick Buchanan[11] 615 28.0 −25.1
Radical Archibald James Hamilton 30 1.4 N/A
Majority 940 42.7 N/A
Turnout 2,200 81.3 +2.5
Registered electors 2,705
Whig gain from Tory Swing +24.5
General election 1835: Lanarkshire[6][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig John Maxwell 1,251 52.8 −17.9
Conservative Alexander Macdonald Lockhart 1,117 47.2 +19.2
Majority 134 5.6 −37.1
Turnout 2,368 78.2 −3.1
Registered electors 3,030
Whig hold Swing −18.6
General election 1837: Lanarkshire[6][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Macdonald Lockhart 1,486 50.0 +2.8
Whig Charles Murray[12] 1,485 50.0 −2.8
Majority 1 0.0 N/A
Turnout 2,971 81.3 +3.1
Registered electors 3,654
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +2.8

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Lanarkshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Lockhart Unopposed
Registered electors 3,964
Conservative hold
General election 1847: Lanarkshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Lockhart Unopposed
Registered electors 3,687
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1852: Lanarkshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Lockhart Unopposed
Registered electors 3,471
Conservative hold

Lockhart's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 5 January 1857: Lanarkshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Baillie-Cochrane Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1857: Lanarkshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Edward Colebrooke 1,233 50.7 New
Conservative Alexander Baillie-Cochrane 1,197 49.3 N/A
Majority 36 1.4 N/A
Turnout 2,430 77.8 N/A
Registered electors 3,826
Whig gain from Conservative Swing N/A
General election 1859: Lanarkshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Colebrooke Unopposed
Registered electors 3,826
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1865: Lanarkshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Colebrooke Unopposed
Registered electors 5,183
Liberal hold

References

  1. ^ "Lanarkshire". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Lanarkshire". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Lanarkshire". History of Parliament Online (1754-1790). Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Lanarkshire". History of Parliament Online (1790-1820). Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Lanarkshire". History of Parliament Online (1820-1832). Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Stooks Smith, Henry (1842). The Register of Parliamentary Contested Elections: Containing the Uncontested Elections Since 1830. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. p. 206. Retrieved 2020 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "The Scotsman". 12 February 1842. p. 2. Retrieved 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "Taunton Election - Final Close of the Poll". Leeds Intelligencer. 19 February 1842. p. 4. Retrieved 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ a b Jenkins, Terry. "Lanarkshire". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book) |format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  11. ^ "Page 3". York Herald. 8 December 1832. p. 3. Retrieved 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  12. ^ "Lanarkshire". The Evening Chronicle. 12 July 1837. p. 4. Retrieved 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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