South Ayrshire (UK Parliament constituency)


South Ayrshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = South Ayrshire
Type = County
Year = 1868
Abolition = 1983
members = one

South Ayrshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1868 until 1983, when it was abolished. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP), elected by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 provided that the new South Ayrshire constituency was to consist of the District of Kyle and Carrick, consisting of the parishes of Auchinleck, Ayr, Ballantrae, Barr, Colmonell, Coylton, Craigie, Dailly, Dalmellington, Dalrymple, Dundonald, Galston, Girvan, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald, Mauchline, Maybole, Monkton and Prestwick, Muirkirk, New Cumnock, Newton-on-Ayr, Ochiltree, Old Cumnock, Riccarton, St Quivox, Sorn, Stair, Straiton, Symington and Tarbolton.

From 1918 the constituency consisted of "The county districts of Ayr and Carrick, inclusive of all burghs situated therein except insofar as included in the Ayr District of Burghs."

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Emrys Hughes
votes = 24,774
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = W.H. Hunter
votes = 14,105
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon James Brown OBE
votes = 18,190
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Maj James Orr MacAndrew
votes = 13,396
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Capt James Orr MacAndrew
votes = 16,657
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon James Brown OBE
votes = 13,733
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = William Phipson Beale KC
votes = 7,853
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James J. Bell
votes = 6,611
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Unionist Party
candidate = Hon Greville Richard Vernon
votes = 6,123
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Eugene Wason
votes = 6,118
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Eugene Wason
votes = 7,357
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Major-General Claud Alexander
votes = 5,447
percentage =
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See also

* Former United Kingdom Parliament constituencies

References


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