Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
18851918
Number of members One
Created from Glasgow

Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown, representing parts of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1918.

It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 provided that the constituency was to consist of the sixth and fourteenth Municipal Wards.[1]

The constituency was described in the Glasgow Parliamentary Divisions Act 1896 as being-

"In the first place, the area within a line beginning at a point in the centre of Albert Bridge, where the same intersects the centre of the River Clyde, northwards along the centre of that bridge, Saltmarket and High Street, to a point opposite the centre of Rottenrow; thence westwards along the centre of Rottenrow to the centre of John Street; thence southwards along the centre of John Street to the centre of Ingram Street; thence westwards along the centre of Ingram Street to a point opposite the centre of Glassford Street; thence southwards along the centres of Glassford Street, Stockwell Street, and the line of Victoria Bridge to a point where the same intersects the centre of the River Clyde; thence eastwards along the centre of the River Clyde to the centre of the line of Albert Bridge, the point first described. And, in the second place, the area within a line beginning at a point in the centre of the River Clyde immediately opposite the centre line of Thistle Street; southwards along the centre of Thistle Street to the centre of Caledonia Road; thence eastwards along the centre of Caledonia Road to the centre of Crown Street; thence southwards along the centres of Crown Street and Cathcart Road to a point where the said road is intersected by the southern parliamentary boundary of the city; thence following the said boundary in an easterly, westerly, and northerly direction till it reaches the centre of the River Clyde; thence along the centre of the River Clyde in a westerly, northerly, and westerly direction, until it reaches the point therein opposite the centre of Thistle Street first described."

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1885 Mitchell Henry Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1886 Andrew Dryburgh Provand Liberal
1900 Andrew Bonar Law Conservative
1906 George Nicoll Barnes Labour
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election Dec 1910: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rt Hon George Nicoll Barnes 4,162
Conservative Andrew Constable KC 2,884
General Election Jan 1910: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rt Hon George Nicoll Barnes 4,496
Conservative Andrew Constable KC 2,796
General Election 1906: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Nicoll Barnes 3,284
Conservative Andrew Bonar Law 2,974
Liberal Andrew Dryburgh Provand 2,058
General Election 1900: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Bonar Law 4,140
Liberal Andrew Dryburgh Provand 3,140
Registered electors 10,304
Andrew Provand
General Election 1895: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Andrew Dryburgh Provand 3,108
Conservative Alexander Stuart jun. 2,727
Ind. Labour Party Shaw Maxwell 448
General Election 1892: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Andrew Dryburgh Provand 4,146
Conservative Alexander Stuart jun. 3,065
Registered electors 9,408
General Election 1886: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Andrew Dryburgh Provand 4,201
Liberal Unionist Mitchell Henry 3,337
General Election 1885: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mitchell Henry 3,759
Conservative William Charles Maughan 3,137
Scottish Land Restoration Shaw Maxwell 1,156

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, Sixth Schedule
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1916
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1916
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889