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Bute and Northern Ayrshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Bute and Northern Ayrshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1983. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

Bute and Northern Ayrshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandButeshire, Ayrshire
19181983
Number of membersOne
Replaced byArgyll & Bute
Cunninghame North
Cunninghame South[1]
Created fromButeshire
North Ayrshire

Contents

HistoryEdit

The constituency was formed by combining Buteshire with part of North Ayrshire. The rest of Ayrshire North was merged into Kilmarnock.

In 1918 the constituency consisted of "The county of Bute, inclusive of all burghs, situated therein, and the county district of Northern Ayr, inclusive of all burghs situated therein except insofar as included in the Ayr District of Burghs".

In 1950 some of the constituency was transferred to the then new constituency of Central Ayrshire.

In 1983 Bute and Northern Ayrshire was divided between Argyll and Bute and Cunninghame North.

BoundariesEdit

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Hunter-Weston
General election 1918: Bute & Northern Ayrshire [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Aylmer Hunter-Weston 12,638 61.5 N/A
Labour Robert Smith 5,848 28.5 N/A
Liberal Hugh Fraser Campbell 2,059 10.0 N/A
Majority 6,790 3.30 N/A
Turnout 20,545 55.3 N/A
Registered electors 37,158
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Bute & Northern Ayrshire [4][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Aylmer Hunter-Weston 14,368 60.6 −0.9
Labour John Paton 9,323 39.4 +10.9
Majority 5,045 21.2 −11.8
Turnout 23,691 59.5 +4.2
Registered electors 39,817
Unionist hold Swing −5.9
General election 1923: Bute & Northern Ayrshire [5][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Aylmer Hunter-Weston 12,320 55.6 −5.0
Labour Peter Campbell Stephen 9,855 44.4 +5.0
Majority 2,465 11.2 −10.0
Turnout 22,175 55.9 −3.6
Registered electors 39,685
Unionist hold Swing −5.0
General election 1924: Bute & Northern Ayrshire [6][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Aylmer Hunter-Weston 16,203 61.7 +6.1
Labour Peter Campbell Stephen 10,075 38.3 −6.1
Majority 6,128 23.4 +12.2
Turnout 26,278 65.6 +9.7
Registered electors 40,076
Unionist hold Swing +6.1
General election 1929: Bute and Northern Ayrshire[7][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Aylmer Hunter-Weston 18,331 56.2 −5.5
Labour Alexander Sloan 14,294 43.8 +5.5
Majority 4,037 12.4 −11.0
Turnout 32,625 65.2 −0.4
Registered electors 50,032
Unionist hold Swing −5.5

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Bute and Northern Ayrshire[8][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Aylmer Hunter-Weston 24,467 70.5 +14.3
Ind. Labour Party Alexander Sloan 10,227 29.5 N/A
Majority 14,240 41.0 +28.6
Turnout 34,694 67.9 +2.7
Registered electors 51,095
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1935: Bute and Northern Ayrshire [9][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles MacAndrew 22,391 62.6 −7.9
Labour Manny Shinwell 13,358 37.4 N/A
Majority 9,033 25.2 −15.8
Turnout 35,749 66.6 −1.3
Registered electors 53,682
Unionist hold Swing N/A

General Election 1939/40: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Bute and Northern Ayrshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles MacAndrew 21,652 53.0 −9.6
Labour John Wheatley 19,209 47.0 +9.6
Majority 2,443 6.0 −19.2
Turnout 40,861 68.5 +1.9
Registered electors 59,657
Unionist hold Swing −9.6

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Bute and North Ayrshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles MacAndrew 22,019 64.2
Labour G Aitken 12,243 35.7
Majority 9,776 28.5
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1951: Bute and North Ayrshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles MacAndrew 22,361 64.2
Labour Dickson Mabon 12,492 35.8
Majority 9,869 28.4
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1955: Bute and North Ayrshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles MacAndrew 20,338 64.5
Labour David Lambie 11,183 35.5
Majority 9,155 29.0
Turnout 31,521
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1959: Bute and North Ayrshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Fitzroy Maclean 20,270 62.4
Labour David Lambie 12,218 37.6
Majority 8,052 24.8
Turnout 32,488
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Bute and North Ayrshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Fitzroy Maclean 16,497 49.8
Labour David Lambie 11,934 36.0
Liberal Richard J. Gammon 4,671 14.1
Majority 4,563 13.7
Turnout 33,102
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1966: Bute and North Ayrshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Fitzroy Maclean 16,138 48.7 −1.1
Labour David Lambie 13,482 40.7 +4.7
Liberal Robert P. Cochrane 3,539 10.7 −3.4
Majority 2,656 8.0
Turnout 33,159 76.0
Conservative hold Swing −2.8

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Bute and North Ayrshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Fitzroy Maclean 18,853 53.6 +4.9
Labour Hugh G. Millar 12,459 35.4 −5.3
SNP Peggy Macrae 3,852 10.9 N/A
Majority 6,394 18.2
Turnout 35,164 73
Conservative hold Swing +5.1
General election February 1974: Bute and North Ayrshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Corrie 17,166 45.7 −7.9
Labour Raymond D. Donnelly 10,436 27.8 −7.6
SNP John A. Murphy 6,104 16.3 +5.3
Liberal R. Stevenson 3,832 10.2 N/A
Majority 6,730 17.9
Turnout 77.0
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Bute and North Ayrshire [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Corrie 13,599 38.9 −6.8
Labour J.N. Carson 10,093 28.9 +1.1
SNP John A. Murphy 9,055 25.9 +9.6
Liberal R. Stevenson 2,224 6.4 −3.8
Majority 3,506 10.0
Turnout 71.3
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1979: Bute and North Ayrshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Corrie 17,317 45.7 +6.8
Labour M.G. Smith 13,004 34.3 +4.3
SNP M. Brown 5,272 13.9 −12.0
Liberal P. Giffney 2,280 6.0 −0.4
Majority 4,313 11.4 +1.4
Turnout 75.8 +4.5
Conservative hold Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Ayrshire North and Bute', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 20 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. p. 615. ISBN 0-900178-01-9.
  4. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
  5. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  6. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
  7. ^ The Times, 1 June 1929
  8. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  9. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  10. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1977