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Glasgow Springburn (UK Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Springburn was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until the 2005 general election, when it was largely replaced by the Glasgow North East constituency.

Glasgow Springburn
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandCity of Glasgow
19182005
Replaced byGlasgow North East
Created fromGlasgow Partick and North West Lanarkshire

The Member of Parliament, Michael Martin, formerly a member of the Labour Party, was elected Speaker of the House of Commons in 2000 and held the post until his resignation in 2009. By convention, the major parties (Labour, Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats) do not stand against a sitting Speaker in a general election, and in the 2001 and 2005 general elections he stood as "Speaker seeking re-election." Other parties, including the Scottish National Party, however, continued to contest the seat.

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BoundariesEdit

 
Glasgow Springburn from 1950–1955

1918-1950: "That portion of the city which is bounded by a line commencing at a point on the municipal boundary on the south-east side of Cumbernauld Road, where that road is intersected by the east side of the Caledonian Railway (Glasgow Lines), thence northward to the centre line of Cumbernauld Road, thence south-westward and westward along the centre line of Cumbernauld Road and Alexandra Parade to the centre line of Castle Street, thence northward along the centre line of Castle Street and Springburn Road to the centre line of Fountainwell Road, thence north-westward along the centre line of Fountainwell Road to the centre line of the North British Railway (Edinburgh and Glasgow Line), thence northward along the centre line of the said North British Railway to a Point on the municipal boundary about 327 yards north of the centre of Hawthorn Street, where the said North British Railway intersects that street, thence northward, eastward, southward, eastward, southward, westward, south-eastward and southwestward along the municipal boundary to the point of commencement."

1950-1955: The County of the City of Glasgow wards of Cowcaddens, Cowlairs, and Springburn.

1955-1974: The County of the City of Glasgow wards of Cowlairs and Springburn.

1974-1983: The County of the City of Glasgow wards of Cowlairs, Dennistoun, and Springburn.

1983-1997: The City of Glasgow District electoral divisions of Alexandra Park/Dennistoun and Keppochhill/Cowlairs.

1997-2005: The City of Glasgow District electoral divisions of Carntyne/Robroyston, Royston/Dennistoun, and Springburn/Barmulloch.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
William Pringle
General election 1918: Glasgow Springburn [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Frederick Alexander Macquisten 10,786 52.7 N/A
Labour George Hardie 7,996 39.1 N/A
Liberal William Pringle 1,669 8.2 N/A
Majority 2,790 13.6 N/A
Turnout 20,451 60.9 N/A
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Hardie 15,771 60.5 +21.4
Unionist Frederick Alexander Macquisten 10,311 39.5 −13.2
Majority 5,460 21.0 34.6
Turnout 26,082 78.5 +17.6
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +17.3
General election 1923: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Hardie 14,535 62.3 +1.8
Unionist David Alexander Guild 8,814 37.7 −1.8
Majority 5,721 24.6 +3.6
Turnout 23,349 68.1 −10.4
Labour hold Swing +1.8
General election 1924: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Hardie 15,635 56.5 −5.8
Unionist David Alexander Guild 12,043 43.5 +5.8
Majority 3,592 13.0 −11.6
Turnout 27,678 79.3 +11.2
Labour hold Swing −5.8
General election 1929: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Hardie 21,079 65.5 +9.0
Unionist John McSkimming 11,110 34.5 −9.0
Majority 9,969 31.0 +18.0
Turnout 32,189 73.6 −5.7
Labour hold Swing +9.0

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Glasgow Springburn[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles Emmott 16,092 47.2 +12.7
Labour George Hardie 16,058 47.0 −18.5
Communist A. Haines 1,997 5.8 N/A
Majority 34 0.2
Turnout 34,147 75.4 +1.8
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +15.6
General election 1935: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Hardie 20,286 63.1 +16.1
Unionist J. McNicol 11,859 36.9 −10.3
Majority 8,427 26.2
Turnout 32,145 71.1 −4.3
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +13.2
1937 Glasgow Springburn by-election[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Agnes Hardie 14,859 62.6 −0.5
Unionist Douglas MacInnes Shaw 8,881 37.4 +0.5
Majority 5,978 25.2 −1.0
Turnout 23,740 50.9 −20.2
Labour hold Swing −0.5

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Forman 21,698 65.0 +1.9
Unionist Robert Henry Sherwood Calver 11,690 35.0 −1.9
Majority 10,008 30.0 +3.8
Turnout 33,388 63.6 −7.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing +1.9

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Forman 25,603 59.7 −5.3
Unionist J. McNicol 13,666 31.9 −3.1
Liberal David W Campbell 1,853 4.3 N/A
Communist R. F. Horne 1,764 4.1 N/A
Majority 11,937 27.8 +2.2
Turnout 42,886 76.9 +13.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing −1.1
General election 1951: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Forman 27,749 62.4 +2.7
Unionist Walter H. Bennett 16,748 37.8 +5.9
Majority 11,001 24.6 −3.2
Turnout 44,497 78.0 +3.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing −1.6
General election 1955: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Forman 16,131 57.5 −4.9
Unionist James A. Young 10,358 37.0 −0.8
Communist Finlay Hart 1,532 5.5 N/A
Majority 5,773 20.5 −4.1
Turnout 28,021 69.1 −8.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing −2.1
General election 1959: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Forman 16,297 58.8 +1.3
Unionist Teddy Taylor 10,167 36.7 −0.3
Communist Finlay Hart 1,235 4.5 −1.0
Majority 6,130 22.1 +1.6
Turnout 27,699 72.6 +3.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing +0.8

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Buchanan 16,828 65.3 +6.5
Unionist Robert B. J. C. Black 5,632 21.8 −14.9
SNP Angus Mclntosh 2,366 9.2 +9.2
Communist Neil McLellan 950 3.7 −0.8
Majority 11,196 43.5 +21.4
Turnout 25,776 69.2 −3.4
Labour hold Swing +10.7
General election 1966: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Buchanan 15,998 67.8 +2.5
Conservative Douglas H. Heatlie 4,499 19.1 −2.7
SNP William J. Morton 2,222 9.4 +0.2
Communist Neil McLellan 867 3.7 0
Majority 11,499 48.7 +5.2
Turnout 23,586 66.6 −2.6
Labour hold Swing +2.6

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Buchanan 14,968 64.3 −3.5
Conservative John Sorbie 4,574 19.6 +0.5
SNP William J. Morton 3,323 14.3 +4.9
Communist Neil McLellan 423 1.8 −1.9
Majority 10,394 44.7 −4.0
Turnout 23,288 61.3 −5.3
Labour hold Swing −2.0
General election February 1974: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Buchanan 18,067 53.7 −10.6
SNP William J. Morton 7,672 22.8 +8.5
Conservative N.M. McCune 7,452 22.1 +2.5
Communist Neil McLellan 478 1.4 −0.4
Majority 10,395 30.9 −13.8
Turnout 33,669 70.4 +9.1
Labour hold Swing −9.5
General election October 1974: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Buchanan 17,444 54.6 +0.9
SNP William J. Morton 9,049 28.3 +5.5
Conservative S. Taylor 4,245 13.3 −8.8
Liberal T. Marshall 865 2.7 +2.7
Communist Neil McLellan 352 1.1 −0.3
Majority 8,395 26.3 −4.6
Turnout 31,955 66.5 +3.9
Labour hold Swing −2.3
General election 1979: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Martin 18,871 66.1 +11.5
Conservative G. R McKay 6,100 21.3 +8.0
SNP William J. Morton 3,587 12.6 −15.7
Majority 12,771 44.82 +18.5
Turnout 28,558 67.8 +1.3
Labour hold Swing +1.7

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Glasgow Springburn[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Martin 22,481 64.7 −1.4
Liberal J. Kelly 4,882 14.1 +14.1
Conservative D. Tweedie 4,565 13.1 −8.2
SNP J.F. McLaughlin 2,804 8.1 −4.5
Majority 17,599 50.6 +5.8
Turnout 34,732 65.1 −2.7
Labour hold Swing −7.7
General election 1987: Glasgow Springburn[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Martin 25,617 73.6 +8.9
SNP Brendan O'Hara 3,554 10.2 +2.1
Conservative Mark Call 2,870 8.3 −4.8
Liberal David Rennie 2,746 7.9 −6.2
Majority 22,063 63.4 +12.8
Turnout 34,787 67.5 +2.4
Labour hold Swing +3.4

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Glasgow Springburn[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Martin 20,369 67.7 −5.9
SNP Stuart Miller 5,863 19.5 +9.3
Conservative Andrew C.R. Barnett 2,625 8.7 +0.4
Liberal Democrat Rod Ackland 1,242 4.1 −3.8
Majority 14,506 48.2 −15.2
Turnout 30,099 65.7 −1.8
Labour hold Swing −7.6
General election 1997: Glasgow Springburn[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Martin 22,534 71.4 +3.6
SNP John R. Brady 5,208 16.5 −3.0
Conservative Mark B. Holdsworth 1,893 6.0 −2.7
Liberal Democrat Jim Alexander 1,349 4.3 +0.2
Scottish Socialist John Lawson 407 1.3 N/A
Referendum Andrew J. Keating 186 0.6 N/A
Majority 17,326 54.8 +6.6
Turnout 31,577 58.9 −6.8
Labour hold Swing +3.3

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2001: Glasgow Springburn[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Speaker Michael Martin 16,053 66.6 N/A
SNP Sandy Bain 4,675 19.4 +2.9
Scottish Socialist Carolyn Leckie 1,879 7.8 N/A
Scottish Unionist Daniel Houston 1,289 5.3 N/A
Independent Richard E.W. Silvester 208 0.9 N/A
Majority 11,378 47.2 −7.6
Turnout 24,104 43.7 −15.3
Speaker gain from Labour Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  5. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
West Bromwich West
Constituency represented by the Speaker
2000 – 2005
Succeeded by
Glasgow North East