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Arthur Elliot (Politician)

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Arthur Elliot (Politician)


Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (17 December 1846 12 February 1923) was a British journalist and Liberal Unionist politician. Elliot was the second son of William Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 3rd Earl of Minto, and his wife Emma Eleanor Elizabeth (née Hyslop). Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, was his elder brother and the Hon. Hugh Elliot his younger brother. At age four his leg was amputated as the result of a fall. He was educated at Edinburgh University and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was elected to the House of Commons for Roxburghshire in 1880 as a Liberal, and held that seat until 1892, having joined the Liberal Unionists when the Irish Home Rule split the Liberal Party in 1886. After his defeat by the Liberal candidate at the 1892 general election, he did not stand again in Roxburghshire, and at the 1895 general election he stood in the City of Durham, losing by only 3 votes to the sitting Liberal MP, Matthew Fowler. After Fowler''s death in 1898, Elliot won the resulting by-election, though with a margin of only 65 votes.