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Map of the constituency in Glasgow electoral region, 1950 boundary

1918-1949: "The burgh of Rutherglen and the parts of the Lower Ward and Middle Ward County Districts which are contained within the parishes of Carmunnock, Cambuslang, and Blantyre, and the extra-burghal portion of the parish of Rutherglen."

1950-1970: The Large Burgh of Rutherglen, and the eighth district.

1970-1983: The Large Burgh of Rutherglen, and part of the eighth and ninth districts.[1]

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Rutherglen [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Adam Keir Rodger 12,641 59.1 N/A
Labour William Regan 8,759 40.9 N/A
Majority 3,882 18.2 N/A
Turnout 21,400 57.0 N/A
Registered electors 37,518
Liberal win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Rutherglen [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wright 14,029 55.1 +14.2
National Liberal John Train 11,440 44.9 −14.2
Majority 2,589 10.2 N/A
Turnout 25,469 78.4 +21.4
Registered electors 32,487
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +14.2
General election 1923: Rutherglen [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wright 13,021 54.5 −0.6
Unionist Robert McLaren 7,652 32.1 N/A
Liberal John Taylor 3,201 13.4 −31.5
Majority 5,369 22.4 +12.2
Turnout 23,874 72.3 −6.1
Registered electors 33,007
Labour hold Swing +15.5
General election 1924: Rutherglen [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wright 13,796 52.1 −2.4
Unionist Robert McLaren 12,707 47.9 +15.8
Majority 1,089 4.2 −18.2
Turnout 26,503 80.1 +7.8
Registered electors 33,081
Labour hold Swing −9.1
General election 1929: Rutherglen [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wright 17,538 52.2 +0.1
Unionist Arthur Patterson Duffes 12,249 36.5 −11.4
Liberal James MacDougall 2,945 8.8 N/A
Communist Alex Moffat 842 2.5 N/A
Majority 5,289 15.7 +11.5
Turnout 33,574 75.7 −4.4
Registered electors 44,378
Labour hold Swing +5.8

Elections in the 1930sEdit

Rutherglen by-election, 1931[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Hardie 16,736
Unionist Herbert Moss 15,853
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General election 1931: Rutherglen[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Herbert Moss 22,185 56.81 +20.3
Labour David Hardie 16,866 43.19 -9.0
Majority 5,319 13.62 N/A
Turnout 39,051 81.61
Registered electors 47,848
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +14.65
General election 1935: Rutherglen[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Allan Chapman 20,712 50.71 -6.10
Labour David Hardie 20,131 49.29 +6.10
Majority 581 1.42 -12.20
Turnout 40,843 79.99 -1.62
Registered electors 51,063
Unionist hold Swing -6.10

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Rutherglen[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gilbert McAllister 24,738 59.65 +10.36
Unionist Allan Chapman 16,736 40.35 -10.36
Majority 8,002 19.29 N/A
Turnout 41,474 76.55 -3.44
Registered electors 54,180
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +10.36

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Rutherglen[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gilbert McAllister 18,779 49.53 -10.12
Unionist Richard Brooman-White 18,084 47.69 +7.34
Liberal Christian Beveridge Goodfellow 1,055 2.78 N/A
Majority 695 1.83 -17.46
Turnout 37,918 86.09 +9.54
Registered electors 44,047
Labour hold Swing -8.73
General election 1951: Rutherglen[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Brooman-White 19,554 50.45 +2.76
Labour Gilbert McAllister 19,202 49.55 +0.02
Majority 352 0.91 N/A
Turnout 38,756 87.74 +1.65
Registered electors 44,173
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +1.37
General election 1955: Rutherglen[17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Brooman-White 19,141 52.90 +2.45
Labour Gilbert McAllister 17,040 47.10 -2.45
Majority 2,101 5.81 +4.90
Turnout 36,181 84.11 -3.63
Registered electors 43,016
Unionist hold Swing +2.45
General election 1959: Rutherglen[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Brooman-White 19,146 52.07 -0.83
Labour Eddie Milne 17,624 47.93 +0.83
Majority 1,522 4.14 -1.67
Turnout 36,770 85.85 +1.74
Registered electors 42,833
Unionist hold Swing -0.83

Elections in the 1960sEdit

1964 Rutherglen by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 18,885 55.51 +7.58
Unionist Iain Sproat 15,138 44.49 -7.58
Majority 3,747 11.01
Turnout 34,023
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +7.6
General election 1964: Rutherglen[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 18,943 52.60 +4.67
Unionist Iain Sproat 15,413 42.80 -9.27
SNP Robert N Armstrong 1,657 4.60 N/A
Majority 3,530 9.80 N/A
Turnout 36,013 86.22 +0.37
Registered electors 41,771
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +6.97
General election 1966: Rutherglen[23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 18,621 54.10 +1.50
Conservative John H Young 13,607 39.53 -3.27
SNP Andrew Peacock 2,194 6.37 +1.77
Majority 5,014 14.57 +4.77
Turnout 34,422 84.22 -2.00
Registered electors 40,870
Labour hold Swing +2.39

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Rutherglen[25][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 17,751 52.28 -1.82
Conservative Peter C Hutchison 14,710 43.33 +3.80
Independent Scottish Nationalist David H Livingstone 1,490 4.39 -1.98
Majority 3,041 8.96 -5.61
Turnout 33,951 79.51 -4.71
Registered electors 42,702
Labour hold Swing -2.81
General election, February 1974: Rutherglen[27][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 19,005 47.58 -4.70
Conservative John Thomson 14,852 38.17 -6.15
SNP Louisa Leslie 6,089 15.24 N/A
Majority 4,153 10.40 +1.44
Turnout 39,946 82.62 +3.11
Registered electors 48,351
Labour hold Swing +0.73
General election, October 1974: Rutherglen[27][29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 17,099 44.39 -3.18
SNP Ian Ogilvie Bayne 9,732 25.28 +10.04
Conservative John Thomson 9,248 24.03 -13.15
Liberal Robert Brown 2,424 6.30 N/A
Majority 7,356 19.11 +8.71
Turnout 38,492 78.84 -3.78
Registered electors 48,824
Labour hold Swing -6.61
General election, 1979: Rutherglen[27][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 18,546 46.70 +2.31
Conservative Paul Burns 10,523 26.50 +2.47
Liberal Robert Brown 7,315 18.42 +12.12
SNP Michael Grieve 3,325 8.37 -16.91
Majority 8,023 20.20 +1.09
Turnout 39,709 80.42 +1.58
Registered electors 49,379
Labour hold Swing -0.08

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Glasgow Rutherglen[31][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 21,510 48.34 -2.40
Liberal Robert Brown 12,384 27.83 +11.18
Conservative Helen Hodgins 8,017 18.02 -5.15
SNP Kenneth Fee 2,438 5.48 -3.79
Workers Revolutionary Christopher Corrigan 148 0.33 N/A
Majority 9,126 20.51 +0.31
Turnout 44,497 75.15 -5.27
Registered electors 59,209
Labour hold Swing -6.79
General election 1987: Glasgow Rutherglen[33][34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tommy McAvoy 24,790 56.01 +7.67
Liberal Robert Brown 10,795 24.39 -3.44
Conservative Graeme Hamilton 5,088 11.50 -6.52
SNP John Higgins 3,584 8.10 +2.62
Majority 13,995 31.62 +11.11
Turnout 44,257 77.22 +2.07
Registered electors 57,313
Labour hold Swing +5.56

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election, 1992: Glasgow Rutherglen[35][36][37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tommy McAvoy 21,962 55.38 -0.63
Conservative Brian Cooklin 6,692 16.88 +5.38
SNP John Higgins 6,470 16.32 +8.22
Liberal Democrat David Baillie 4,470 11.27 -13.12
International Communist Party Barbara Slaughter 62 0.16 N/A
Majority 15,270 38.51 +6.89
Turnout 39,656 75.22 -2.00
Registered electors 52,719
Labour hold Swing -3.01
General election, 1997: Glasgow Rutherglen[38][39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tommy McAvoy 20,430 57.52 +4.14
SNP Ian Gray 5,423 15.27 -0.31
Liberal Democrat Robert Brown 5,167 14.55 +2.89
Conservative David Campbell Bannerman 3,288 9.26 -9.90
Independent Labour George Easton 812 2.29 N/A
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 251 0.71 N/A
Referendum Julia Kerr 150 0.42 N/A
Majority 15,007 42.25 +3.74
Turnout 35,521 70.10 -5.12
Registered electors 50,673
Labour hold Swing +2.22

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election, 2001: Glasgow Rutherglen[40][39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tommy McAvoy 16,760 57.4 −0.14
SNP Anne McLaughlin 4,135 14.15 −1.1
Liberal Democrat David Jackson 3,689 12.6 −1.9
Conservative Malcolm MacAskill 3,301 11.30 +2.40
Scottish Socialist Bill Bonnar 1,328 4.55 +3.84
Majority 12,625 43.22 +0.97
Turnout 29,213 56.34 −13.76
Registered electors 51,855
Labour hold Swing +0.5

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
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  7. ^ The Times, 23 May 1931
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