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Ross and Cromarty was a county constituency of the House of Commonsmarker of the Parliament of the United Kingdommarker from 1832 to 1983. The constituency elected one Member of Parliament .

When created in 1832 by the Scottish Reform Act 1832 it combined in one constituency the former constituencies of Ross-shire and Cromartyshire.

In 1918 Lewismarker was taken from the constituency and merged into the then new Western Isles constituencymarker, and the Fortrosemarker component of the former Inverness Burghs constituency and the Dingwallmarker and Cromartymarker components of the former Northern Burghs constituency were merged into the Ross and Cromarty constituency.

In 1983 the area of the Ross and Cromarty constituency was merged with the Isle of Skyemarker and Isle of Raasaymarker areas of the former Inverness constituency to form the then new Ross, Cromarty and Skye constituency.

Local government areas

1890 to 1918

County councils were created in Scotlandmarker in 1890, and so the constituency area became also the county council area of Ross and Cromartymarker, minus the Fortrosemarker, Dingwallmarker and Cromartymarker parliamentary burghs.

1918 to 1975

When reformed in 1918 the constituency covered the county of Ross and Cromarty (including the former parliamentary burghs) minus Lewismarker.

1975 to 1983

County councils were abolished in 1975 and replaced with regions and districts and island council areas. The constituency area was then that of the district of Ross and Cromartymarker plus the Lochalshmarker area of Skye and Lochalsh. Both districts were within the Highland regionmarker.

See also

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1832 James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie Liberal
1837 Thomas Mackenzie Conservative
1847 Sir James Matheson Liberal
1868 Alexander Matheson Liberal
1884 Ronald Crauford Munro-Ferguson

Later Viscount Novar
1885 Roderick Macdonald Crofters' Party
1892 James Galloway Weir Liberal
1911 Ian Macpherson

Later Baron Strathcarron
1931 National Liberal
1936 Malcolm MacDonald National Labour
1945 Sir John MacLeod Independent Liberal
1947 National Liberal
1964 Alasdair Mackenzie Liberal
1970 Hamish Gray Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Election results

Constituency altered for United Kingdom general election, 1983 as Ross, Cromarty and Skye.

Elections in the 1970s

Elections in the 1960s

Elections in the 1950s

Elections in the 1940s

Elections in the 1930s

Elections in the 1920s

Elections in the 1910s

Elections in the 1900s

Elections in the 1890s

Elections in the 1880s


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