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Glasgow Provan (UK Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Provan was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1955 until 1997. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Glasgow Provan
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandCity of Glasgow
19551997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byGlasgow Baillieston and Glasgow Springburn[1]
Created fromGlasgow Camlachie

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1955-1974: The County of the City of Glasgow wards of Dennistoun and Provan.

1974-1983: The County of the City of Glasgow ward of Provan, and part of Shettleston and Tollcross ward.

1983-1997: The City of Glasgow District electoral divisions of Gartloch/Easterhouse, Lethamhill/Riddrie, and Queenslie/Barlanark.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1955 William Reid Labour
1964 Hugh Brown Labour
1987 Jimmy Wray Labour
1997 constituency abolished

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1955: Glasgow Provan[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Reid 15,533 50.3 N/A
Unionist Charles McFarlane 15,353 49.7 N/A
Majority 180 0.6 N/A
Turnout 74.7 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
General election 1959: Glasgow Provan[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Reid 21,608 55.6
Unionist Robert D Kernohan 17,241 44.4
Majority 4,367 11.2
Turnout 78.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Glasgow Provan[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Brown 29,889 65.8
Unionist K. B. Miller 15,524 34.2
Majority 14,365 31.6
Turnout 75.7
Labour hold Swing
General election 1966: Glasgow Provan[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Brown 28,201 66.9
Conservative D. I. Fraser 12,986 30.8
Communist J. Jackson 988 2.3 N/A
Majority 15,215 36.1
Turnout 70.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Glasgow Provan[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Brown 25,864 60.8
Conservative D. D. M. Masterson 11,881 27.9
SNP Willie MacRae 7,367 19.6 N/A
Communist J. Jackson 601 1.4
Majority 13,983 32.9
Turnout 65.4
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Glasgow Provan[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Brown 23,154 61.6
SNP R. Edwards 7,367 19.6
Conservative Gerry Malone 6,324 16.8
Communist J. Jackson 749 2.0
Majority 15,787 42.0
Turnout 69.0
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Glasgow Provan[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Brown 20,602 58.6
SNP R. Edwards 10,628 30.2
Conservative R. McKay 3,448 9.8
Communist J. Jackson 503 1.4
Majority 9,974 28.4
Turnout 64.0
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: Glasgow Provan[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Brown 24,083 69.5 +10.9
Conservative S. M. Langdon 5,239 15.1 +5.3
SNP R. Cunning 4,767 13.8 -16.4
Communist J. Jackson 377 1.1 -0.4
Workers Revolutionary M. Campbell 193 0.6 N/A
Majority 18,844 54.4 +26.0
Turnout 34,659 66.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Glasgow Provan[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh Brown 20,040 64.4 -5.1
Social Democratic A. Heron 4,655 15.0 N/A
Conservative S. Gordon 3,374 11.0 -4.1
SNP P. Kennedy 2,737 8.8 -5.0
Communist I. Jackson 294 1.0 -0.1
Majority 15,385 49.5 -4.9
Turnout 31,100 65.2
Labour hold Swing
General election 1987: Glasgow Provan[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Wray 22,032 72.9 +8.5
SNP William Ramsay 3,660 12.1 +3.3
Conservative Anne Strutt 2,336 7.7 -3.3
Social Democratic John Morrison 2,189 7.2 -7.8
Majority 18,372 60.8 +11.3
Turnout 30,217 69.1
Labour hold Swing +2.6

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Glasgow Provan[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Wray 15,885 66.5 -6.4
SNP Alexandra MacRae 5,182 21.7 +9.6
Conservative Andrew Rosindell 1,865 7.8 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Charles Bell 948 4.0 -3.2
Majority 10,703 44.8 -16.0
Turnout 23,880 65.3 -3.8
Labour hold Swing -8.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Glasgow Provan', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 1 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ UK General Election results May 1955
  3. ^ UK General Election results October 1959
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ UK General Election results October 1964
  6. ^ UK General Election results March 1966
  7. ^ UK General Election results 1970
  8. ^ UK General Election results 1974
  9. ^ UK General Election results October 1974
  10. ^ UK General Election results May 1979
  11. ^ UK General Election results June 1983
  12. ^ UK General Election results June 1987
  13. ^ UK General Election results April 1992