Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown (UK Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown, representing parts of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1918.

Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandCity of Glasgow
18851918
Number of membersOne
Replaced byGlasgow Central
Created fromGlasgow

It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

BoundariesEdit

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 provided that the constituency was to consist of the sixth and fourteenth Municipal Wards.[1]

The constituency was described in the Glasgow Parliamentary Divisions Act 1896 as being-

"In the first place, the area within a line beginning at a point in the centre of Albert Bridge, where the same intersects the centre of the River Clyde, northwards along the centre of that bridge, Saltmarket and High Street, to a point opposite the centre of Rottenrow; thence westwards along the centre of Rottenrow to the centre of John Street; thence southwards along the centre of John Street to the centre of Ingram Street; thence westwards along the centre of Ingram Street to a point opposite the centre of Glassford Street; thence southwards along the centres of Glassford Street, Stockwell Street, and the line of Victoria Bridge to a point where the same intersects the centre of the River Clyde; thence eastwards along the centre of the River Clyde to the centre of the line of Albert Bridge, the point first described. And, in the second place, the area within a line beginning at a point in the centre of the River Clyde immediately opposite the centre line of Thistle Street; southwards along the centre of Thistle Street to the centre of Caledonia Road; thence eastwards along the centre of Caledonia Road to the centre of Crown Street; thence southwards along the centres of Crown Street and Cathcart Road to a point where the said road is intersected by the southern parliamentary boundary of the city; thence following the said boundary in an easterly, westerly, and northerly direction till it reaches the centre of the River Clyde; thence along the centre of the River Clyde in a westerly, northerly, and westerly direction, until it reaches the point therein opposite the centre of Thistle Street first described."

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member [2] Party
1885 Mitchell Henry Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1886 Andrew Provand Liberal
1900 Bonar Law Conservative
1906 George Barnes Labour
1918 constituency abolished

Election results 1885-1918Edit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
Henry
General election 1885: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Mitchell Henry 3,759 46.6 N/A
Conservative William Charles Maughan 3,137 39.0 N/A
Scottish Land Restoration James Shaw Maxwell 1,156 14.4 N/A
Majority 622 7.6 N/A
Turnout 8,052 82.8 N/A
Registered electors 9,725
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1886: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Provand 4,201 55.7 +9.1
Liberal Unionist Mitchell Henry 3,337 44.3 +5.3
Majority 864 11.4 +3.8
Turnout 7,538 77.5 -5.3
Registered electors 9,725
Liberal hold Swing +1.9

Elections in the 1890sEdit

 
Provand
General election 1892: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Provand 4,146 57.5 +1.8
Conservative Alexander Stuart (jun.) 3,065 42.5 -1.8
Majority 1,081 15.0 +3.6
Turnout 7,211 76.6 -0.9
Registered electors 9,408
Liberal hold Swing +1.8
 
Maxwell
General election 1895: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Provand 3,108 49.5 -8.0
Liberal Unionist Alexander Stuart (jun.) 2,727 43.4 +0.9
Ind. Labour Party James Shaw Maxwell 448 7.1 N/A
Majority 381 6.1 -8.9
Turnout 6,283 62.3 -14.3
Registered electors 10,084
Liberal hold Swing -4.4

Elections in the 1900sEdit

 
Bonar Law
General election 1900: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bonar Law 4,130 56.8 +13.4
Liberal Andrew Provand 3,140 43.2 −6.3
Majority 990 13.6 N/A
Turnout 7,270 70.6 +8.3
Registered electors 10,304
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.8
General election 1906: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Repr. Cmte. George Barnes 3,284 39.5 N/A
Conservative Bonar Law 2,974 35.8 −21.0
Liberal Andrew Provand 2,058 24.7 −18.5
Majority 310 3.7 N/A
Turnout 8,316 85.2 +14.6
Registered electors 9,761
Labour Repr. Cmte. gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Barnes
General election January 1910: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Barnes 4,496 61.7 +22.2
Conservative Andrew Constable 2,796 38.3 +2.5
Majority 1,700 23.4 +19.6
Turnout 86.0 +0.8
Labour hold Swing +9.8
General election December 1910: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Barnes 4,162 59.1 -2.6
Conservative Andrew Constable 2,884 40.9 +2.6
Majority 1,278 18.2 -5.2
Turnout 81.6 -4.4
Labour hold Swing -2.6

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, Sixth Schedule
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  4. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  6. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916