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Dumbarton (UK Parliament constituency)

Dumbarton was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 2005. It was largely absorbed into the new constituency of Dunbartonshire West, with Helensburgh joining Argyll and Bute.

Dumbarton
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Dumbarton in {{{map_entity}}} for the 2001 general election
Major settlementsDumbarton, Helensburgh
19832005
Number of membersone
Replaced byDunbartonshire West

The Dumbarton constituency of the Scottish Parliament, which created in 1999 with the same boundaries, continues to exist.

BoundariesEdit

It consisted of the towns of Dumbarton, the Vale of Leven, and Helensburgh, plus a significant rural hinterland.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Ian Campbell Labour
1987 John McFall Labour Co-operative
2005 constituency abolished

Election resultsEdit

Elections of the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Dumbarton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Campbell 15,810 36.7 N/A
Conservative Iain Lawson 13,695 31.8 N/A
Social Democratic Robert Sawyer 9,813 22.8 N/A
SNP Ian Bayne 3,768 8.7 N/A
Majority 2,115 4.9 N/A
Turnout 43,086 75.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
General election 1987: Dumbarton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John McFall 19,778 43.0 +6.3
Conservative Robert Graham 14,556 31.7 −0.1
Social Democratic Richard Mowbray 6,060 13.2 −9.6
SNP Jenny Herriot 5,564 12.1 +3.4
Majority 5,222 11.3
Turnout 45,958 77.9 +2.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing +3.2

Elections of the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Dumbarton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John McFall 19,255 43.6 +0.6
Conservative Thomas Begg 13,126 29.8 −1.9
SNP Bill McKechnie 8,127 18.4 +6.3
Liberal Democrat John Morrison 3,425 7.8 −5.4
Natural Law Diana Krass 192 0.4 N/A
Majority 6,129 13.8
Turnout 44,125 77.1 −0.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing +1.3
General election 1997: Dumbarton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John McFall 20,470 49.6 +6.0
SNP William McKechnie 9,587 23.2 +6.8
Conservative Peter Ramsay 7,283 17.6 −12.1
Liberal Democrat Alan Reid 3,144 7.6 −0.1
Scottish Socialist Alliance Leslie Robertson 283 0.7 N/A
Referendum George Dempster 255 0.6 N/A
UKIP Robert Lancaster 242 0.6 N/A
Majority 10,883 26.4
Turnout 41,264 73.4 −3.7
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections of the 2000sEdit

General election 2001: Dumbarton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John McFall 16,151 47.5 −2.1
SNP Iain Robertson 6,576 19.3 −3.9
Liberal Democrat Eric Thompson 5,265 15.5 +7.9
Conservative Peter Ramsay 4,648 13.7 −4.0
Scottish Socialist Leslie Robertson 1,354 4.0 N/A
Majority 9,575 28.2
Turnout 33,994 61.1 −12.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 4)
  2. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.