Ayr Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)


Ayr Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Ayr Burghs
Type = Burgh
Year = 1708
Abolition = 1950
members = one

Ayr Burghs was a district of burghs 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 to 1950. The list of parliamentary burghs represented by the constituency changed in 1832 and again in 1918:

* 1708 to 1832: the Ayrshire burghs of Ayr and Irvine, the Argyllshire burghs of Campbeltown and Inverary and the Buteshire burgh of Rothesay
* 1832 to 1918: the Ayrshire burghs of Ayr and Irvine and the Argyllshire burghs of Cambeltown, Inverary and Oban
* 1918 to 1950: the Ayrshire burghs of Ardrossan, Ayr, Irvine, Prestwick, Saltcoats and TroonWhen the Ayr Burghs constituency was abolished, in 1950, the Ayr and Prestwick burghs were merged into the county constituency of Ayr. Ardrossan and Saltcoats were merged into Bute and Northern Ayrshire and Irvine and Troon were merged into Central Ayrshire.

Member of Parliament

*1708 James Campbell
*1710 Charles Oliphant
*1720 Thomas Kennedy
*1721 Duncan Forbes
*1722 William Steuart
*1734 James Stuart
*1741 The Earl of Granard
*1747 Charles Erskine
*1749 Sir Henry Erskine

*1754 James Stuart-Mackenzie
*1761 Frederick Campbell
*1761 Alexander Wedderburn
*1768 James Archibald Stuart
*1774 Sir George Macartney
*1776 Frederick Stuart
*1780 Archibald Edmonstone
*1790 Charles Stuart
*1794 John Campbell
*1807 John Campbell
*1809 Duncan Campbell
*1818 Thomas Francis Kennedy
*1834 Lord Patrick James Herbert Crichton-Stuart
*1852 Edward Henry John Crauford
*1874 Sir William Montgomery-Cuninghame
*1880 Richard Frederick Fotheringham Campbell
*1888 John Sinclair
*1890 James Somervell
*1892 William Birkmyre
*1895 Charles Lindsay Orr-Ewing
*1904 Joseph Dobbie
*1906 Sir George Younger
*1922 Sir John Baird
*1925 Thomas Moore, Conservative (Sir Thomas was elected, in 1950, as the first MP for the then new constituency of Ayr)

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Thomas Moore CBE
votes = 25,893
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = A.W. Brady
votes = 13,274
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lt Col Thomas Moore CBE
votes = 28,256
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mrs C. McNab Shaw
votes = 9,974
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir George Younger, Bt
votes = 9,565
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Major M. Wood
votes = 5,410
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rev Campbell Stephen
votes = 4,534
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = George Younger
votes = 3,766
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Joseph Dobbie
votes = 3,505
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = William Birkmyre
votes = 2,760
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Somervell
votes = 2,753
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = John Sinclair
votes = 2,321
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Unionist Party
candidate = Hon. Evelyn Ashley
votes = 2,268
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Unionist Party
candidate = Richard Frederick Fothringham Campbell
votes = 2,673
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Capt. John Sinclair
votes = 1,498
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Frederick Fothringham Campbell
votes = 2,460
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Malcolm Low
votes = 2,118
percentage =
change =

Notes

See also

* List of former Parliamentary constituencies in the United Kingdom


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