Clydesdale (UK Parliament constituency)

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Clydesdale
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19832005
Number of members One
Replaced by Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale
Lanark & Hamilton East
East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow

Clydesdale was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 2005, when it was redistributed to Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale, Lanark & Hamilton East and East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow as part of a major reorganisation of Scottish constituencies.

The similarly named Scottish Parliament constituency of Clydesdale continues in existence.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Judith Hart Labour
1987 Jimmy Hood Labour
2005 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Clydesdale[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jimmy Hood 17,822 46.6 −5.9
SNP Jim Wright 10,028 26.2 +4.1
Conservative Kevin Newton 5,034 13.2 −3.1
Liberal Democrat Miss Moira Craig 4,111 10.8 +2.4
Scottish Socialist Paul Cockshott 974 2.5 N/A
UKIP Donald M. Mackay 253 0.7 N/A
Majority 7,794 20.4
Turnout 38,222 59.3 −12.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Clydesdale[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jimmy Hood 23,859 52.5 +7.9
SNP Andrew Doig 10,050 22.1 −0.9
Conservative Mark Andrew Izatt 7,396 16.3 −7.1
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Sandra May Grieve 3,796 8.4 +0.1
BNP Kenneth Smith 311 0.7 +0.0
Majority 13,809 30.4
Turnout 45,412 71.6 −6.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Clydesdale [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jimmy Hood 21,418 44.6 −0.7
Conservative Ms. Carol E. Goodwin 11,231 23.4 −0.1
SNP Iain G.M. Gray 11,084 23.1 +8.3
Liberal Democrat Ms. Elspeth M. Buchanan 3,957 8.2 −8.2
BNP Steve F. Cartwright 342 0.7 N/A
Majority 10,187 21.2
Turnout 48,029 77.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Clydesdale [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jimmy Hood 21,826 45.3 +4.5
Conservative R.S. Robertson 11,324 23.5 −4.7
Social Democratic J. Boyle 7,909 16.4 −5.1
SNP M.W. Russell 7,125 14.8 +3.4
Majority 10,502 21.8
Turnout 48,186 78.2 +1.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Clydesdale [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judith Hart 17,873 38.8 N/A
Conservative P.V. Bainbridge 13,007 28.2 N/A
Social Democratic Miss M. Craig 9,908 21.5 N/A
SNP T. McAlpine 5,271 11.4 N/A
Majority 4,866 10.6 N/A
Turnout 46,059 76.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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