Glasgow Scotstoun (UK Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Scotstoun was a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1950 until 1974. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Glasgow Scotstoun
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandCity of Glasgow
19501974 (1974)
Number of membersOne
Replaced byGlasgow Garscadden
Created fromGlasgow Hillhead, Glasgow Maryhill and Glasgow Partick

Boundaries

The Representation of the People Act 1948 provided that the constituency was to consist of "The following wards (as so constituted[1]) of the county of the city of Glasgow, namely, Knightswood, Whiteinch and Yoker."[2]

The Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) (Glasgow Scotstoun, Glasgow Hillhead and Glasgow Woodside) Order, 1955[3] redefined the constituency as consisting of "The following wards of the county of the city of Glasgow, namely, Knightswood, Yoker and that part of Whiteinch ward which is not included in the Hillhead constituency."

Glasgow Scotstoun's boundaries were very similar to the post-2005 Glasgow North West Westminster constituency and the post-2011 Glasgow Anniesland Holyrood constituency.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
1950Sir Arthur Young, Bt Conservative
1950 by-electionSir James HutchisonConservative
1959Willie SmallLabour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election results

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Glasgow Scotstoun[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Arthur Young 19,294 46.54 N/A
Labour Co-op W. Bargh 19,055 45.96 N/A
Liberal William Ferguson 2,023 4.88 N/A
Communist Robert McIlhone 1,088 2.62 N/A
Majority 239 0.58 N/A
Turnout 41,460 84.61 N/A
Registered electors 49,004
Unionist win (new seat)
By-election, 1950: Glasgow Scotstoun[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Hutchison 18,494 50.88 +4.34
Labour Co-op W. Bargh 17,175 47.25 +1.29
Ind. Labour Party David Gibson 680 1.87 N/A
Majority 1,319 3.63 +3.04
Turnout 36,349
Unionist hold Swing +1.53
General election 1951: Glasgow Scotstoun[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Hutchison 21,497 50.74 +4.20
Labour John Robertson 20,872 49.26 +3.30
Majority 625 1.48 +0.90
Turnout 42,369 85.05 +0.44
Registered electors 49,814
Unionist hold Swing +0.45
General election 1955: Glasgow Scotstoun[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Hutchison 18,654 50.58 -0.16
Labour Co-op Howell James 18,226 49.42 +0.16
Majority 428 1.58 -0.32
Turnout 36,880 79.53 -5.52
Registered electors 46,370
Unionist hold Swing -0.16
General election 1959: Glasgow Scotstoun[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Small 24,690 53.66 +4.24
Unionist James Bias 21,320 46.34 -4.24
Majority 3,370 7.32 N/A
Turnout 46,010 81.75 +2.22
Registered electors 56,278
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +4.24

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Glasgow Scotstoun[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Small 27,036 61.60 +7.94
Unionist Ronald B Anderson 16,856 38.40 -7.94
Majority 10,180 23.19 +15.87
Turnout 43,892 78.63 -3.12
Registered electors 55,819
Labour hold Swing +7.94
General election 1966: Glasgow Scotstoun[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Small 27,320 61.80 +0.20
Conservative Anna Douglas 14,493 32.78 -5.62
Communist Hugh David Boyd 2,395 5.42 N/A
Majority 12,827 29.02 +5.83
Turnout 44,208 74.33 -4.30
Registered electors 59,478
Labour hold Swing +2.91

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Glasgow Scotstoun[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Small 26,492 57.42 -4.38
Conservative Norman J Mountney 14,487 31.40 -1.38
SNP Alec Mitchell 4,313 9.35 N/A
Communist Hugh David Boyd 846 1.83 -3.59
Majority 12,005 26.02 -3.00
Turnout 46,138 70.35 -3.98
Registered electors 65,586
Labour hold Swing -1.5

References

  1. "as constituted by the Local Government (Scotland) (Glasgow Wards and Councillors) Order, 1948, S.I., 1948, No. 876"
  2. Representation of the People Act 1948, First Schedule, Part III.
  3. S.I. 1955/25.
  4. Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1950". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  5. 1950 By Elections Archived 25 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine British Election Archive
  6. "1950 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  7. Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1951". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  8. Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1955". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  9. The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955.
  10. Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1959". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  11. Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1964". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  12. Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1966". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  13. Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1970". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
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