Kirkcaldy District of Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

Kirkcaldy Burghs
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
1950 (1950)1974 (1974)
Number of members One
1832 (1832)1950 (1950)
Number of members One
Type of constituency District of burghs constituency

Kirkcaldy Burghs was a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1832 to 1974. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post voting system. From 1832 to 1950 it was, officially, a district of burghs constituency.

Boundaries

In 1918 the constituency covered the burghs of Kirkcaldy, Buckhaven, Methil and Innerleven, Burntisland, Dysart and Kinghorn.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party Notes
1832 Robert Ferguson
1835 John Fergus
1837 Robert Ferguson
1841 by-election Robert Ferguson
1862 by-election Roger Sinclair Aytoun
1874 Robert Reid
1875 by-election Sir George Campbell Liberal
1892 by-election Sir James Henry Dalziel Liberal later Baron Dalziel of Kirkcaldy
1921 by-election Thomas Kennedy Labour
style="background-color: " | 1922 Sir Robert Hutchison National Liberal later Baron Hutchison of Montrose
1923 Thomas Kennedy Labour
1931 Albert Russell Unionist
1935 Thomas Kennedy Labour
1944 by-election Thomas Hubbard Labour
1959 Harry Gourlay Labour subsequently MP for Kirkcaldy
Feb. 1974 constituency abolished: see Kirkcaldy

Election results

Elections in the 1970s

Elections in the 1960s

Elections in the 1950s

Elections in the 1940s

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1935: Kirkcaldy Burghs [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rt Hon Tom Kennedy 19,457
Conservative Albert Russell KC 15,086
General Election 1931: Kirkcaldy Burghs[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Russell KC 19,132
Labour Rt Hon Tom Kennedy 14,492

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1924: Kirkcaldy Burghs [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Kennedy 14,038
Liberal J. Murray 12,607
General Election 1923: Kirkcaldy Burghs [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Kennedy 14,221
Liberal Sir Robert Hutchison 11,937
General Election 1922

Electorate 31,342

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | Sir Robert Hutchison 12,762
Labour Thomas Kennedy 12,089
Majority
Turnout
style="background-color: " | gain from Labour Swing
By-election March 1921: Kirkcaldy Burghs [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Kennedy 11,674
Coalition Liberal Sir Robert Lockhart 10,199

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1918: Kirkcaldy Burghs [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Liberal Rt Hon Sir James Henry Dalziel unopposed
General Election Dec 1910: Kirkcaldy Burghs [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon Sir James Henry Dalziel unopposed
General Election Jan 1910: Kirkcaldy Burghs [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon Sir James Henry Dalziel 5,035
Conservative Arthur Anthony Baumann 1,659

Elections in the 1900s

General Election 1906: Kirkcaldy Burghs [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Henry Dalziel 4,659
Conservative Andrew Constable LLB 1,410
General Election 1900: Kirkcaldy Burghs [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Henry Dalziel 3,354
Conservative Michael Barker Nairn 2,013

Elections in the 1890s

General Election 1895: Kirkcaldy Burghs [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Henry Dalziel 3,078
Conservative Charles Granville Kekewich 1,122
General Election 1892: Kirkcaldy Burghs [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Henry Dalziel 2,741
Liberal Unionist J. Chisholm 939

Elections in the 1880s

General Election 1886: Kirkcaldy Burghs [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir George Campbell KCSI DCL 2,014
Liberal Unionist Thomas Barclay 911
General Election 1885: Kirkcaldy Burghs [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir George Campbell KCSI DCL 2,180
Liberal John Malcolm Inglis 1,504
Conservative Hugh Thomas Munro, jun. 746

Elections in the 1860s

At the United Kingdom general election, 1868 Roger Sinclair Aytoun was returned unopposed.[15]

Notes and references

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