Cunninghame North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cunninghame North
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Cunninghame district
19832005
Number of members One

Cunninghame North was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 2005, when it was largely replaced by North Ayrshire and Arran. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

The Scottish Parliament constituency also called Cunninghame North continues in existence.

Boundaries[edit]

The Cunninghame District electoral divisions of Arran, Largs and West Kilbride; Garnock Valley; and Saltcoats and Ardrossan.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1983 John Corrie Conservative
1987 Brian Wilson Labour
2005 constituency abolished. See North Ayrshire & Arran

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Cunninghame North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Wilson 15,571 46.0 −4.2
SNP Campbell Martin 7,173 21.2 +2.8
Conservative Richard Matthew Wilkinson 6,666 19.7 −3.7
Liberal Democrat Ross Michael Chmiel 3,060 9.0 +3.5
Scottish Socialist Sean Scott 964 2.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Mrs. Louise A.M. McDaid 382 1.1 −0.1
Majority 8,398 24.8
Turnout 33,816 61.5 −12.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Cunninghame North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Wilson 20,686 50.3 +9.3
Conservative Mrs. Margaret Mitchell 9,647 23.5 −10.6
SNP Mrs. Kim Nicoll 7,584 18.4 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Miss Karen Freel 2,271 5.5 −1.2
Socialist Labour Mrs. Louise A.M. McDaid 501 1.2 N/A
Referendum Party Ian Winton 440 1.1 N/A
Majority 11,039 26.8
Turnout 41,129 73.3 −0.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Cunninghame North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Wilson 17,564 41.0 −3.4
Conservative Mrs. Edith L. Clarkson 14,625 34.1 +0.1
SNP David M. Crossan 7,813 18.2 +8.7
Liberal Democrat Douglas J. Herbison 2,864 6.7 −5.4
Majority 2,939 6.9
Turnout 42,866 73.8 −4.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Cunninghame North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Wilson 19,061 44.4 +9.8
Conservative John Corrie 14,594 34.0 −4.7
Social Democrat Douglas J. Herbison 5,185 12.1 −6.0
SNP M.Brown 4,076 9.5 +0.9
Majority 4,467 10.4
Turnout 42,916 78.3 +2.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1983: Cunninghame North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Corrie 15,557 38.7 N/A
Labour John N. Carson 13,920 34.6 N/A
Social Democrat D.M. Crossan 7,268 18.1 N/A
SNP Colin Cameron 3,460 8.6 N/A
Majority 1,637 4.1 N/A
Turnout 40,205 75.7 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

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