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Strathkelvin and Bearsden (UK Parliament constituency)

Strathkelvin and Bearsden was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983. In 2005, the constituency was abolished, and the area is now represented by East Dunbartonshire and Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East.

Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Strathkelvin and Bearsden in Scotland for the 2001 general election
19832005
Number of membersOne
Replaced byEast Dunbartonshire
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East
Created fromEast Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and West Stirlingshire[1]

The Scottish Parliament constituency of Strathkelvin and Bearsden, which covered the same area, continues in existence.

BoundariesEdit

1983-1997: The Strathkelvin District electoral divisions of Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch, and the Bearsden and Milngavie District electoral divisions of Bearsden and Kilmardinny.

1997-2005: The Strathkelvin District electoral divisions of Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, and Strathkelvin North, and the Bearsden and Milngavie District electoral division of Bearsden.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

 
East Dunbartonshire election history

Elections of the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Strathkelvin and Bearsden[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Hirst 17,501 36.5 N/A
Liberal Ronald Waddell 13,801 28.7 N/A
Labour Adam Ingram 12,308 25.6 N/A
SNP Margaret Bain 4,408 9.2 N/A
Majority 3,700 7.7 N/A
Turnout 48,018 79.4 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1987: Strathkelvin and Bearsden[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sam Galbraith 19,639 38.1 +12.5
Conservative Michael Hirst 17,187 33.4 −3.1
Liberal Jim Bannerman 11,034 21.4 −7.3
SNP Gil Paterson 3,654 7.1 −2.1
Majority 2,452 4.7
Turnout 51,514 82.2 +2.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections of the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Strathkelvin and Bearsden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sam Galbraith 21,267 42.2 +4.1
Conservative Michael Hirst 18,105 36.0 +2.6
SNP Thomas Chalmers 6,275 12.5 +5.4
Liberal Democrats Barbara Waterfield 4,585 9.1 −12.3
Natural Law David Whitley 90 0.2 N/A
Majority 3,162 6.2
Turnout 50,322 82.2 +0.0
Labour hold Swing −0.8
General election 1997: Strathkelvin and Bearsden[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sam Galbraith 26,278 52.9 +6.8
Conservative David Sharpe 9,986 20.1 −12.5
SNP Graeme McCormick 8,111 16.3 +3.4
Liberal Democrats John Morrison 4,843 9.7 +1.5
Referendum David Wilson 339 0.7 N/A
Natural Law Christine Fisher 155 0.3 +0.1
Majority 16,292 32.8
Turnout 49,712 78.8 −4.9
Labour hold Swing +4.1

Elections of the 2000sEdit

General election 2001: Strathkelvin and Bearsden[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Lyons 19,250 46.4 −6.5
Liberal Democrats Gordon McDonald 7,533 18.2 +8.4
SNP Calum Smith 6,675 16.1 −0.2
Conservative William Roxburgh 6,635 16.0 −4.1
Scottish Socialist Willie Telfer 1,393 3.4 N/A
Majority 11,717 28.2
Turnout 41,486 66.0 −12.8
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Strathkelvin and Bearsden', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.