Glasgow Craigton (UK Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Craigton was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1955 until 1983.

Glasgow Craigton
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandCity of Glasgow
19551983
Number of membersOne
Replaced byGlasgow Govan and Glasgow Pollok[1]
Created fromGlasgow Govan and Glasgow Pollok[2]

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

BoundariesEdit

1955–1974: The County of the City of Glasgow ward of Craigton, and parts of Fairfield and Pollokshields wards.

1974–1983: The County of the City of Glasgow ward of Craigton, and part of Pollokshields ward.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1955 Jack Browne Conservative
1959 Bruce Millan Labour
1983 constituency abolished

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1955: Glasgow Craigton[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Unionist Jack Browne 19,120 50.28
Labour Bruce Millan 18,910 49.72
Majority 210 0.55
Turnout 38,030 79.12
Registered electors 48,065
Unionist win (new seat)
General election 1959: Glasgow Craigton[3][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bruce Millan 19,649 50.78 +1.06
Unionist Jack Browne 19,047 49.22 -1.06
Majority 602 1.56 N/A
Turnout 38,696 82.74 +3.62
Registered electors 46,768
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +1.06

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Glasgow Craigton[3][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bruce Millan 21,775 58.39 +7.61
Unionist Peter C Hutchison 15,518 41.61 -7.61
Majority 6,257 16.78 +15.22
Turnout 37,293 80.86 -1.88
Registered electors 46,118
Labour hold Swing +7.61
General election 1966: Glasgow Craigton[3][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bruce Millan 21,174 57.90 -0.49
Conservative Peter C Hutchison 11,970 32.73 -8.88
SNP George Leslie 3,425 9.37 N/A
Majority 9,204 25.17 +8.39
Turnout 36,569 80.42 -0.44
Registered electors 45,472
Labour hold Swing +4.20

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Glasgow Craigton[3][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bruce Millan 20,872 55.69 -2.21
Conservative Walter Wober 13,661 36.45 +3.72
SNP Ronald Edwards 2,946 7.86 -1.51
Majority 7,211 19.24 -8.93
Turnout 37,479 74.88 -5.54
Registered electors 50,050
Labour hold Swing -2.97
General election, February 1974: Glasgow Craigton[1][14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bruce Millan 18,055 51.33
Conservative Alastair MacNeill Scouller 10,817 30.75
SNP Robert Graham Houston 6,303 17.92
Majority 7,238 20.58
Turnout 35,175  
Registered electors 43,949
Labour hold
  • This constituency underwent boundary changes between the 1970 and February 1974 general elections and thus calculation of change in vote share is not meaningful.
General election, October 1974: Glasgow Craigton[15][1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bruce Millan 16,952 50.47 -0.85
SNP Robert Graham Houston 8,171 24.33 +6.41
Conservative Gerald Fox Belton 6,734 20.05 -10.70
Liberal Robert McIntyre 1,728 5.15 N/A
Majority 8,781 26.15 +5.57
Turnout 33,585 75.76 -4.24
Registered electors 44,333
Labour hold Swing -3.63
General election 1979: Glasgow Craigton[16][1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bruce Millan 19,952 59.89 +9.42
Conservative John Mair 9,480 28.46 +8.41
SNP Robert Simpson Silver 3,881 11.65 -12.68
Majority 10,472 31.44 +5.29
Turnout 33,313 75.15 -0.61
Registered electors 44,326
Labour hold Swing +0.51

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "'Glasgow Craigton', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  2. ^ Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1948
  3. ^ a b c d e British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1955". Political Science Resources.
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  6. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1959". Political Science Resources.
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  8. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1964". Political Science Resources.
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  10. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1966". Political Science Resources.
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  12. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1970". Political Science Resources.
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  14. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1974". Political Science Resources. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  15. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1974". Political Science Resources. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  16. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1979". Political Science Resources. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2016.