Argyllshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Argyllshire
Type = County
Year = 1708
Abolition = 1983
members = One

Argyllshire was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 until 1950, when it was renamed Argyll. The constituency was replaced in 1983 with Argyll and Bute.

Local government areas

Until Scottish counties were abolished, for most purposes, in 1975, the constituency represented the county of Argyll, except that constituency boundaries may not have coincided at all times with county boundaries, and any parliamentary burgh within the county would have been outside the constituency.

In 1975 most of the county plus the Isle of Bute became the Argyll district of the Strathclyde region. A northern area of the county became part of the Highland region. Until 1975 the Isle of Bute had been part of the county of Bute.

In 1996, 13 years after the abolition of the Argyll constituency and creation of the Argyll and Bute constituency, the Argyll district, plus a portion of the Dumbarton district of Strathclyde, became the Argyll and Bute unitary council area.

Members of Parliament

Argyllshire

*1708 Sir James Campbell, 2nd Baronet
*1736 Charles Campbell
*1742 James Stuart-Mackenzie
*1747 Sir Duncan Campbell
*1754 Dugald Campbell
*1764 Lord William Campbell
*1766 Robert Campbell
*1772 Adam Livingston
*1780 Lord Frederick Campbell
*1799 Lord John Campbell, later Duke of Argyll
*1822 Walter Frederick Campbell
*1832 James Henry Callander
*1835 Walter Frederick Campbell
*1841 Alexander Cameron Campbell
*1843 Duncan McNeill
*1851 Sir Archibald Islay Campbell
*1857 Alexander Struthers Finlay
*1868 John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, later Duke of Argyll
*1878 Lord Colin Campbell
*1885 Donald Horne Macfarlane (Crofters' Party)
*1886 John Wingfield Malcolm, later Baron Malcolm Conservative
*1892 Sir Donald Horne Macfarlane
*1895 Donald Ninian Nicol
*1903 John Stirling Ainsworth
*1918 Sir William Sutherland
*1924 Frederick Alexander Macquisten
*1940 Sir Duncan McCallum

Argyll

*1950 Sir Duncan McCallum
*1958 Michael Noble, later Baron Glenkinglas
*1974 Iain Somerled MacDonald Maccormick
*1979 John Jackson Mackay, later Baron Mackay of Ardbrecknish

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 1959: Argyll [ Whitaker's Almanack 1963 ]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon Michael Noble
votes = 16,599
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D. Nisbet
votes = 7,356
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Hon. G.E.W. Noel
votes = 4,469
percentage =
change =
Election box majority
votes = 9,243
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Frederick Alexander Macquisten KC
votes = unopposed
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = John Stirling Ainsworth
votes = 4,507
percentage = 59.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = G.A.C. Hutchinson
votes = 3,012
percentage = 40.1
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Wingfield Malcolm
votes = 3,658
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Donald Horne McFarlane
votes = 3,045
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Donald Horne McFarlane
votes = 3,336
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = William Mackinnon
votes = 2,852
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = John Stuart McCaig
votes = 665
percentage =
change =

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References


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