West Perthshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Western Perthshire
Type = County
Year = 1885
Abolition = 1918
members = One

West (or Western) Perthshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons (UK) of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1918. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries

The constituency was defined by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, by dividing the Perthshire constituency to form two new constituencies which were first used in the 1885 general election. The other new constituency was East Perthshire. Together with the burgh constituency of Perth, which was unaltered, these constituencies covered the county of Perth, except that five detached parishes had been merged into the Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire constituency by the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1832."Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972" (ISBN 0-900178-09-4), F. W. S. Craig 1972]

As defined in the 1885 Act, the constituency consisted of the "Parishes of Aberfoyle, Ardoch, Auchterarder, Blair-Athole, Balquhidder, Blackford, Crieff, Comrie, Callander, Dunkeld and Dowally (except so much as is comprised in Division No. 1 as herein described), Dunblane, Dull, Fortingall, Fowlis Wester, Glendevon, Kenmore, Killin, Kilmadock, Kincardine, Kippen (except the detached part locally situate in Stirlingshire), Kirkmichael, Little Dunkeld, Logierait, Lecropt, Moulin, Madderty, Monzie, Monzievaird and Strowan, Muthill, Port of Menteith, Trinity Gask, and Weem." [ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, Seventh Schedule ]

1885 boundaries were used also in the general elections of 1886, 1892, 1895, 1900, 1906, January 1910 and December 1910.

By 1918, throughout most of Scotland, county boundaries had been altered, and detached parishes were generally historic. The Representation of the People Act 1918 took account of new local government boundaries and grouped the county of Perth with the county of Kinross for parliamentaty representation purposes. Therefore, for the 1918 general election, the two counties were covered by the Perth constituency, which was now a county constituency, entirely within the county of Perth, and the Kinross and West Perthshire constituency, which covered the county of Kinross and part of the county of Perth."Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972" (ISBN 0-900178-09-4), F. W. S. Craig 1972]

Member of Parliament

*1885 Sir Donald Currie Unionist, previously MP for Perthshire
*1900 John Stroyan
*1906 David Charles Erskine Liberal
*1910 John George Stewart-Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine, later Duke of Atholl Conservative
*1917 Archibald Stirling

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = David Charles Erskine
votes = 3,890
percentage = 55.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Stroyan
votes = 3,087
percentage = 44.2
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Unionist Party
candidate = Sir Donald Currie KCMG
votes = 3,269
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = George William Thompson Omond
votes = 2,329
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Unionist Party
candidate = Sir Donald Currie KCMG
votes = 3,786
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lieut Col Henry Edward Home-Drummond-Moray
votes = 3,290
percentage =
change =

See also

Notes and references


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