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Cunninghame North (UK Parliament constituency)

Cunninghame North was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 2005. Thereafter, it was largely replaced by North Ayrshire and Arran. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Cunninghame North
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Cunninghame North in Scotland for the 2001 general election
Subdivisions of ScotlandCunninghame district
19832005
Number of membersOne
Replaced byNorth Ayrshire and Arran
Created fromBute and Northern Ayrshire
Ayrshire Central[1]

The Scottish Parliament constituency also called Cunninghame North continues in existence.

BoundariesEdit

The Cunninghame District electoral divisions of Arran, Largs and West Kilbride; Garnock Valley; and Saltcoats and Ardrossan.

In 1996 the Cunninghame district was reconstituted as the North Ayrshire council area, but the constituency boundaries remained unchanged until the seat disappeared in 2005.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[2] Party
1983 John Corrie Conservative
1987 Brian Wilson Labour
2005 constituency abolished. See North Ayrshire & Arran

Election resultsEdit

Elections of the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Cunninghame North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Corrie 15,557 38.7 N/A
Labour John Nisbet Carson 13,920 34.6 N/A
Social Democratic D.M. Crossan 7,268 18.1 N/A
SNP Colin Cameron 3,460 8.6 N/A
Majority 1,637 4.1 N/A
Turnout 40,205 75.7 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1987: Cunninghame North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian David Henderson Wilson 19,061 44.4 +9.8
Conservative John Corrie 14,594 34.0 −4.7
Social Democratic Douglas J. Herbison 5,185 12.1 −6.0
SNP Matthew Brown 4,076 9.5 +0.9
Majority 4,467 10.4 +6.3
Turnout 42,916 78.3 +2.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections of the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Cunninghame North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian David Henderson Wilson 17,564 41.0 −3.4
Conservative Mrs. Edith Louisa Clarkson 14,625 34.1 +0.1
SNP David M. Crossan 7,813 18.2 +8.7
Liberal Democrat Douglas J. Herbison 2,864 6.7 −5.4
Majority 2,939 6.9 -3.5
Turnout 42,866 73.8 −4.5
Labour hold Swing
General election 1997: Cunninghame North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian David Henderson Wilson 20,686 50.3 +9.3
Conservative Mrs. Janet Margaret Mitchell 9,647 23.5 −10.6
SNP Mrs. Kim Nicoll 7,584 18.4 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Miss Karen Freel 2,271 5.5 −1.2
Socialist Labour Mrs. Louise Anne Margaret McDaid 501 1.2 N/A
Referendum Ian David Winton 440 1.1 N/A
Majority 11,039 26.8 +19.8
Turnout 41,129 73.3 −0.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 2000sEdit

General election 2001: Cunninghame North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian David Henderson Wilson 15,571 46.0 −4.2
SNP Campbell Martin 7,173 21.2 +2.8
Conservative Richard Matthew Wilkinson 6,666 19.7 −3.7
Liberal Democrat Ross Michael Chmiel 3,060 9.0 +3.5
Scottish Socialist Sean Scott 964 2.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Mrs. Louise Anne Margaret McDaid 382 1.1 −0.1
Majority 8,398 24.8 -2.0
Turnout 33,816 61.5 −12.6
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Cunninghame North', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)
  3. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.