Wigtown District of Burghs

Number of seats: Not specified
County (pre 1974): Wigtownshire
County (post 1974): N/A
Authority (1995): N/A
Nation: Scotland
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 339
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
Formed 1832
Disbanded 1885
Notes: None

Elected Members

  1. John McTaggart

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: 6 January 1835
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1857
    Date of exit: 27 March 1857
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  2. William Dunbar

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1857
    Date of election: 27 March 1857
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1865*
    Date of exit: c. 1865*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  3. George Young

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1865
    Date of election: 11 July 1865
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1874
    Date of exit: 31 January 1874
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  4. Mark Stewart

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1874
    Date of election: 31 January 1874
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1874*
    Date of exit: c. 1874*
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit May 1874; unseated on petition.
  5. George Young

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1874*
    Date of election: 28 May 1874
    Nature of election: Petition
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1874*
    Date of exit: c. 1874*
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Defeated at 1874 General Election, but elected on petition 28 May 1874. Resigned June 1874 on appointment as Senator of College of Justice.
  6. Mark Stewart

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1874*
    Date of election: 15 June 1874
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1880
    Date of exit: 31 March 1880
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  7. John McLaren

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1880
    Date of election: 31 March 1880
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1880*
    Date of exit: 31 March 1880
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  8. Mark Stewart

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1880*
    Date of election: 20 May 1880
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1880*
    Date of exit: c. 1880*
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit July 1880; election declared void on petition.
  9. John Hay

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1880*
    Date of election: 2 August 1880
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. John McTaggart

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 1832-12-10 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  2. James Caird

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1852
    Date of election: 1852-07-07 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  3. Andrew Agnew

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1837
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Lib. Dem.