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East Kilbride (UK Parliament constituency)

East Kilbride was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster) from 1974 until 2005. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP), elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.

East Kilbride
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of East Kilbride in Scotland for the 2001 general election
Subdivisions of ScotlandSouth Lanarkshire
Major settlementsEast Kilbride
1974 (1974)2005
Number of membersOne
Replaced byEast Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Created fromLanark

At the 2005 general election it was merged with part of Clydesdale to form the new constituency of East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow.

The East Kilbride Holyrood constituency, created to be coterminous in 1999, continues in use for elections to the Scottish Parliament.

BoundariesEdit

1974-1983: The burgh of East Kilbride, the fourth district electoral division of Avondale, and the eighth district electoral divisions of Blantyre, High Blantyre, and Stonefield.

1983-2005: East Kilbride District.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[1] Party Notes
Feb 1974 Maurice Miller Labour Party Previously MP for Glasgow Kelvingrove from 1964
1987 Adam Ingram Labour Party Subsequently MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow from 2005
2005 constituency abolished

ElectionsEdit

Elections of the 1970sEdit

General election February 1974: East Kilbride
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maurice Miller 23,424 43.9 N/A
Conservative Gilmour William Parvin 15,456 29.0 N/A
SNP Donald Paul MacQuarie 13,819 25.9 N/A
Communist David McDowell 693 1.3 N/A
Majority 7,968 14.9 N/A
Turnout 53,392 80.8 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
General election October 1974: East Kilbride
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maurice Miller 21,810 41.9 −2.0
SNP Gordon Murray 19,106 36.7 +10.8
Conservative Gilmour William Parvin 8,513 16.4 −12.6
Liberal David Miller 2,644 5.1 N/A
Majority 2,704 5.2
Turnout 52,073 79.1 −1.7
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: East Kilbride
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maurice Miller 31,401 53.9 +12.0
Conservative William Guthrie Hodgson 17,128 29.4 +13.0
SNP Gordon Murray 9,090 15.6 −21.1
Communist David McDowell 658 1.1 N/A
Majority 14,273 24.5
Turnout 58,277 79.7 +0.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: East Kilbride[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maurice Miller 17,535 37.1 −7.6
Social Democratic Denis Sullivan 13,199 27.9 N/A
Conservative Earl of Dalkeith 11,483 24.3 −0.5
SNP David Urquhart 4,795 10.2 −5.4
Communist William Doolan 256 0.5 −0.1
Majority 4,336 9.2
Turnout 47,268 77.0 −2.7
Labour hold Swing
General election 1987: East Kilbride[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Adam Ingram 24,491 49.0 +11.9
Social Democratic Denis Sullivan 11,867 23.7 −4.2
Conservative Paul Walker 7,344 14.7 −9.6
SNP James Taggart 6,275 12.6 +2.4
Majority 12,624 25.3
Turnout 43,481 79.2 +2.2
Labour hold Swing +8.0

Elections of the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: East Kilbride[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Adam Ingram 24,055 46.9 −2.1
SNP Kathleen McAlorum 12,063 23.5 +10.9
Conservative Gordon M. Lind 9,781 19.1 +4.4
Liberal Democrat Sandra Grieve 5,377 10.5 −13.2
Majority 11,992 23.4
Turnout 51,276 80.0 +0.8
Labour hold Swing
General election 1997: East Kilbride[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Adam Ingram 27,584 56.5 +9.6
SNP George Gebbie 10,200 20.9 -2.6
Conservative Clifford Herbertson 5,863 12.0 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Kate Philbrick 3,527 7.2 −3.3
ProLife Alliance John A. Deighan 1,170 2.4 N/A
Referendum Julie Gray 306 0.6 N/A
Natural Law Ewan Gilmour 146 0.3 N/A
Majority 17,384 35.6
Turnout 48,796 74.8 −5.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 2000sEdit

General election 2001: East Kilbride[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Adam Ingram 22,205 53.3 −3.3
SNP Archie Buchanan 9,450 22.7 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Ewan Hawthorn 4,278 10.3 +3.0
Conservative Margaret McCulloch 4,238 10.2 −1.8
Scottish Socialist David Stevenson 1,519 3.6 N/A
Majority 12,755 30.6
Turnout 41,690 62.6 −12.2
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)
  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.