Sir James Gibson, 1st Baronet

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Sir James Gibson
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33 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh

Sir James Puckering Gibson, 1st Baronet (14 August 1849 – 11 January 1912), was a Scottish Liberal Party politician. He was Lord Provost of Edinburgh 1906-9 and Liberal MP for Edinburgh East from 1909 to 1912.

Background

He was a son of Thomas Gibson, JP. He was educated at the Edinburgh Institution and Edinburgh University. He married, in 1874, Miss Potter of Barton Park, Derby. They had no children. He was created a Baronet in 1909.[1][2] From 1880 until his death he lived at 33 Regent Terrace.[3]

Professional career

He was a Member of the Edinburgh Merchant Company and the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

Political career

Lord Provost, Edinburgh, 1906–09. He was the successful Liberal candidate for the Edinburgh East Division at the Edinburgh East by-election, 1909.

He sat until his death in 1912.[4]

He is buried on the north side of the main east-west path in Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh under a large pale grey granite obelisk.

Election results

Edinburgh East by-election, 1909[5]

Electorate 11,710

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Puckering Gibson 4,527 52.7 -20.4
Liberal Unionist Patrick Johnstone Ford 4,069 47.3 +20.4
Majority 5.4 -40.8
Turnout 73.4 -4.7
Liberal hold Swing -20.4
General Election January 1910: Edinburgh East[6]

Electorate 12,544

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir James Puckering Gibson 6,760 61.3
Liberal Unionist Patrick Johnstone Ford 4,273 38.7
Majority 2,487 22.6 +17.2
Turnout 88.0
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Edinburgh East[7]

Electorate 12,620

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir James Puckering Gibson 6,436 63.0
Conservative R.M. Cameron 3,782 37.0
Majority 2,654 26.0
Turnout 81.0 -7.0
Liberal hold Swing

References

  1. The London Gazette: no. 28312. p. 8934. 26 November 1909.
  2. ‘GIBSON, Sir James Puckering’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 27 Jan 2014
  3. Mitchell , Anne (1993), “The People of Calton Hill”, Mercat Press, James Thin, Edinburgh, ISBN 1-873644-18-3.
  4. British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, Craig, F.W.S.
  5. British parliamentary election results 1885-1918
  6. British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, Craig, F.W.S.
  7. British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, Craig, F.W.S.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir George McCrae
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh East
19091912
Succeeded by
James Myles Hogge