Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities (UK Parliament constituency)

Edinburgh And St Andrews Universities (UK Parliament Constituency)

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Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities was a university constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1868 until 1918. It was merged with the Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities constituency to form the Combined Scottish Universities constituency.

Electorate

As a University constituency, the constituency had no geographical basis. Instead, its electorate consisted of the graduates of Edinburgh University and St Andrews University.

Members of Parliament



Election results

At a meeting of the electors on 10 August 1917, Sir William Watson Cheyne, Professor of Clinical Surgery at King's College, London, was elected in place of Sir Christopher Nicholson Johnston KC, who has been appointed to judicial office.

On 29 December Mr Christopher Johnston KC was returned unopposed in place of Lord Finlay.







At the General Election 1900 Sir John Batty Tuke was elected unopposed.

In April 1900 Sir William Priestley died. At a by-election on 3 May 1900, Sir John Batty Tuke was returned unopposed.

In May 1896 Sir Charles Pearson was raised to the Bench. At a by-election on 12 May 1896, Sir William Overend Priestley MD LLD was returned unopposed.Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial...
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