|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Perthshire|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Eastern Perthshire|
Perthshire was a Scottish county 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 until 1885, representing a seat for one Member of Parliament (MP).
The constituency was created to cover the county of Perth, minus the burgh of Perth, which was a component of the Perth Burghs constituency. The Scottish Reform Act 1832 transferred from Perthshire to Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire the parishes of Tulliallan, Culross and Muckhart and the Perthshire portions of the parishes of Logie and Fossaway.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1830s
|Whig gain from Tory|
Campbell succeeded to the peerage, becoming 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane and causing a by-election.
|Tory gain from Whig||Swing||+14.0|
|Conservative gain from Whig||Swing||+3.5|
Elections in the 1840s
Murray succeeded to the peerage, becoming 4th Earl of Mansfield and causing a by-election.
|Whig||George Drummond Stewart||1,128||41.6||−6.4|
|Peelite gain from Conservative|
Elections in the 1850s
|Conservative gain from Peelite|
Elections in the 1860s
|Liberal||Charles Stuart Parker||2,046||53.7||New|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||N/A|
Elections in the 1870s
|Liberal||Charles Stuart Parker||2,060||44.6||−9.1|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+9.1|
Stirling-Maxwell's death caused a by-election.
Elections in the 1880s
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+8.2|
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Notes and references
- "Perthshire". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Perthshire". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Perthshire". History of Parliament Online (1754-1790). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Perthshire". History of Parliament Online (1790-1820). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Perthshire". History of Parliament Online (1820-1832). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- Dougal Stewart was also returned for Buteshire at the general election in 1708 and appears to have been permitted to sit for both seats until his appointment as a Lord of Session on 7 Jun 1709. No writ for a fresh election appears to have been issued before the general election in 1710
- Stooks Smith, Henry (1842). The Register of Parliamentary Contested Elections: Containing the Uncontested Elections Since 1830. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. pp. 208–209. Retrieved 8 May 2020 – via Google Books.
- "Perthshire". Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin review; and Forfar and Kincardineshire advertiser. 13 August 1847. p. 2. Retrieved 14 September 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Fisher, David R. "Perthshire". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
- Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. p. 599. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
- "London Evening Standard". 4 March 1840. p. 3. Retrieved 18 August 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "The Perthshire Election". Dundee Evening Telegraph. 26 January 1878. p. 4. Retrieved 15 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.