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Banffshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Subdivisions of Scotland  Banffshire
Number of members  1
Created from  Banffshire
Banffshire (UK Parliament constituency)
Replaced by  Banffshire, Moray, Banff and Buchan

Banffshire was a constituency of the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1708 to 1800, and of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1983. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP), using the first-past-the-post voting system.

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The constituency covered the county of Banffshire, Scotland, but until 1918 the county town of Banff and the burgh of Cullen were represented as part of Elgin Burghs.

In 1983 it was split and merged into Moray and Banff and Buchan.

Elections in the 1880s

Having accepted office as Civil Lord of the Admiralty, Robert Duff was returned unopposed at a by-election on 13 February 1886.

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

  • Liberal: Walter Waring
  • Unionist: Edward A Hume
  • endorsed by Coalition Government
  • Elections in the 1930s

    General Election 1939/40

    Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

  • Unionist: William Lindsay
  • Liberal: Sir Murdoch McKenzie Wood
  • Labour: George A Mair
  • References

    Banffshire (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia


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