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North Lanarkshire (UK Parliament constituency)

North (or Northern) Lanarkshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1868 to 1885 and from 1918 to 1983. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

North Lanarkshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19181983
Number of membersOne
Replaced byMotherwell North, Monklands West, Monklands East and Strathkelvin & Bearsden[1]
Created fromNorth East Lanarkshire and North West Lanarkshire
18681885
Number of membersOne
Type of constituencyCounty constituency
Replaced byGovan
Mid Lanarkshire
North East Lanarkshire
North West Lanarkshire
Partick
Created fromLanarkshire

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1868 to 1885Edit

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 provided that the North Lanarkshire constituency was to consist of the parishes of Avondale, Barony, Blantyre, Bothwell, Cadder, Cambuslang, Carmunnock, City Parish of Glasgow, Dalziel, East Kilbride, Glassford, Hamilton, New Monkland, Old Monkland, Rutherglen and so much of the parishes of Govan and of Cathcart as is situated in Lanarkshire.

1918 to 1983Edit

From 1918 the Northern Lanarkshire constituency consisted of "The parts of the Lower Ward and Middle Ward County Districts which are contained within the parishes of Glasgow, Cadder, New Monkland, Shotts, and Cambusnethan, exclusive of any burghs or portions of burghs situated therein."

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections 1868–1885Edit

General election 1868: North Lanarkshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Colebrooke Unopposed
Registered electors 5,458
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1874: North Lanarkshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Colebrooke Unopposed
Registered electors 7,217
Liberal hold
General election 1880: North Lanarkshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Colebrooke Unopposed
Registered electors 10,324
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: North Lanarkshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Robert McLaren 7,175 43.1 N/A
Labour Joseph Sullivan 5,673 34.1 N/A
Liberal Alexander Erskine-Hill 3,068 18.5 N/A
Independent J.R. Auld 710 4.3 N/A
Majority 1,502 9.0 N/A
Turnout 16,626 41.6 N/A
Registered electors 40,014
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: North Lanarkshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Sullivan 10,349 47.3 +13.2
Unionist Robert McLaren 7,957 36.4 −6.7
Liberal John Charles Carroll 3,569 16.3 −2.2
Majority 2,392 10.9 N/A
Turnout 21,875 72.1 +30.5
Registered electors 30,359
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +10.0
General election 1923: North Lanarkshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Sullivan 10,526 50.5 +3.2
Unionist Alexander McClure 7,165 34.3 −2.1
Liberal Edward R. McNab 3,168 15.2 −1.1
Majority 3,361 16.2 +5.3
Turnout 20,859 65.3 −5.8
Registered electors 31,942
Labour hold Swing +2.7
General election 1924: North Lanarkshire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Alexander Sprot 13,880 53.9 +19.6
Labour Joseph Sullivan 11,852 46.1 −4.4
Majority 2,028 7.8 N/A
Turnout 25,732 79.9 +14.6
Registered electors 32,194
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +12.0
1929 North Lanarkshire by-election [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jennie Lee 15,711 57.5 +11.4
Unionist Mungo Murray 9,133 33.4 −20.5
Liberal Elizabeth Mitchell 2,488 9.1 N/A
Majority 6,578 24.1 N/A
Turnout 27,332 82.3 +2.4
Registered electors 33,215
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +16.0
General election 1929: North Lanarkshire [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jennie Lee 19,884 55.9 +9.8
Unionist Mungo Murray 15,680 44.1 −9.8
Majority 4,204 11.8 N/A
Turnout 35,564 78.6 −1.3
Registered electors 45,247
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +9.8

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: North Lanarkshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Anstruther-Gray 24,384 55.32
Ind. Labour Party Jennie Lee 19,691 44.68
Majority 4,693 10.65
Turnout 82.24
Unionist gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: North Lanarkshire [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Anstruther-Gray 22,301 48.13
Ind. Labour Party Jennie Lee 17,267 37.27
Labour Gilbert McAllister 6,763 14.60
Majority 5,034 10.87
Turnout 78.12
Unionist hold Swing

Election in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: North Lanarkshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peggy Herbison 30,251 59.62
Unionist William Anstruther-Gray 20,489 40.38
Majority 9,762 19.24
Turnout 73.47
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: North Lanarkshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peggy Herbison 22,162 58.33
Unionist TD Ross 14,812 38.98
Liberal Robert Frank Brian Nelson 1,023 2.69
Majority 7,350 19.34
Turnout 84.70
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: North Lanarkshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peggy Herbison 22,304 58.23
Unionist William S How 16,000 41.77
Majority 6,304 16.46
Turnout 85.39
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: North Lanarkshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peggy Herbison 20,307 57.87
Unionist Forbes Hendry 14,784 42.13
Majority 5,523 15.74
Turnout 81.51
Labour hold Swing
General election 1959: North Lanarkshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peggy Herbison 21,152 58.70
Unionist George Younger 14,883 41.30
Majority 6,269 17.40
Turnout 82.83
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: North Lanarkshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peggy Herbison 23,385 60.62
Unionist John Corrie 15,192 39.38
Majority 8,193 21.24
Turnout 82.02
Labour hold Swing
General election 1966: North Lanarkshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peggy Herbison 23,160 60.92
Conservative Robert BJD Black 14,857 39.08
Majority 8,303 21.84
Turnout 78.76
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: North Lanarkshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Smith 21,982 51.81
Conservative Robert BJD Black 16,963 39.98
SNP James Hutchison 3,486 8.22
Majority 5,019 11.83
Turnout 77.73
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: North Lanarkshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Smith 21,448 48.42
Conservative AMS Pickering 14,664 33.10
SNP P Watt 8,187 18.48
Majority 6,784 15.31
Turnout 82.74
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: North Lanarkshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Smith 19,902 46.25
SNP P Watt 11,561 26.87
Conservative J Crichton 9,665 22.46
Liberal AP Brodie 1,899 4.41
Majority 8,341 19.39
Turnout 79.46
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: North Lanarkshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Smith 25,015 55.47
Conservative GJ Robertson 14,195 31.48
SNP J Ralston 5,887 13.05
Majority 10,820 23.99
Turnout 79.73
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Lanarkshire North', Feb 1974 – May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)
  3. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  5. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
  6. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  7. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack, 1927
  8. ^ The Times, 23 March 1929
  9. ^ The Times, 1 June 1929
  10. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  11. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939