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Haddingtonshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Created from  Haddingtonshire
Replaced by  Berwick and Haddington
Number of members  1
Haddingtonshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Haddingtonshire was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1708 until 1918.

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Boundaries

The constituency was created in 1708 and encompassed the county of Haddingtonshire, with the exception, until 1885, of 3 towns (Haddington, Dunbar and North Berwick) which formed part of the separate constituency of Haddington Burghs. In 1918 it was amalgamated with neighbouring Berwickshire to form a new Berwick and Haddington constituency. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP), using the first-past-the-post voting system.

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: John Deans Hope
  • Unionist: Hugh Pattison Macmillan
  • References

    Haddingtonshire (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia


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