Inverness-shire (UK Parliament constituency)


Inverness-shire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Inverness-shire
Type = County
Year = 1708
Abolition = 1918
members = One

Inverness-shire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain form 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 until 1918.

There was also a burgh constituency called Inverness Burghs, 1708 to 1918, and a county constituency called Inverness, 1918 to 1983.

Boundaries

The Inverness-shire Member of Parliament (MP) represented, nominally, the county of Inverness minus the Inverness parliamentary burgh, which was represented as a component of Inverness District of Burghs. However, by 1892 the boundaries of the county had been redefined for all purposes except parliamentary representation, and it had become a local government area, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889. 26 years were to elapse before a review of constituency boundaries took account of new local government boundaries. Results of the review were implemented under the Representation of the People Act 1918.

In 1918, the constituency was largely replaced by two new county constituencies. The Western Isles constituency was created to cover Outer Hebridean areas of the county of Inverness, as well as part of the county of Ross and Cromarty. The Inverness constituency was created to cover the rest of the county of Inverness, including the parliamentary burgh.

Member of Parliament

*1708 to 1710: Alexander Grant
*1710 to 1715: Alexander McKenzie
*1715 to 1722: John Forbes
*1722 to 1741: Sir James Grant
*1741 to 1754: Norman Macleod
*1754 to 1761: Pryse Campbell
*1761 to 1782: Simon Fraser
*1782 to 1784: Archibald Campbell Fraser
*1784 to 1790: Lord William Gordon
*1790 to 1796: Norman Macleod
*1796 to 1802: John Simon Frederick Fraser
*1802 to 1818: Charles Grant
*1818 to 1835: Charles Grant, later Baron Glenelg
*1835 to 1838: Alexander William Chisholm
*1838 to 1840: Francis William Grant
*1840 to 1868: Henry James Baillie
*1868 to 1885: Donald Cameron
*1885 to 1892: Charles Fraser-Mackintosh
*1892 to 1895: Donald MacGregor
*1895 to 1906: James Evan Bruce Baillie
*1906 to 1917: Sir John Alexander Dewar, later Baron Forteviot Liberal
*1917 to 1918: Thomas Brash Morison, Liberal, who was subsequently MP for Inverness

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = John Alexander Dewar
votes = 3,918
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = L.H. Strain
votes = 1,810
percentage =
change =

At the General Election 1886 Charles Fraser-Mackintosh was returned unopposed as the Liberal Unionist Party candidate. [ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889 ]

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Charles Fraser-Mackintosh
votes = 3,555
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Reginald Macleod
votes = 2,031
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Kenneth Smith Mackenzie, Bt
votes = 1,897
percentage =
change =

References

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Notes

See also


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