Glasgow Partick (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Partick
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
18851950
Number of members One
Replaced by Glasgow Hillhead (UK Parliament constituency) and Glasgow Woodside (UK Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Partick was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1950.

Boundaries[edit]

From 1885 the constituency consisted of "So much of the Parish of Govan as lies north of the Clyde and beyond the present boundary of the municipal burgh of Glasgow, and so much of the parish of Barony as lies to the wst of the present main line of railway between Glasgow and Edinburgh of the North British Railway Company (being the old Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) and beyond the present boundary of the municipal burgh of Glasgow." [1]

In 1918 the constituency consisted of "That portion of the city which is bounded by a line commencing at a point on the municipal boundary at the centre line of the North British Railway (Stobcross Branch), thence south-eastward along the centre line of the said North British Railway to the centre line of the River Kelvin, thence south-westward along the centre line of the River Kelvin to the centre line of the River Clyde, thence westward along the centre line of the River Clyde, to the municipal boundary, thence northward and north-eastward along the municipal boundary to the point of commencement."

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1885 Alexander Craig Sellar Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1890 James Parker Smith Liberal Unionist
1906 Sir Robert Balfour Liberal
1918 Coalition Liberal
1922 Sir Robert John Collie Liberal
1923 Andrew Young Labour Co-operative
1924 George Humphrey Maurice Broun-Lindsay Conservative
1929 Adam McKinlay Labour
1931 Charles Glen MacAndrew, later Baron MacAndrew Conservative
1935 Sir Arthur Stewart Leslie Young Conservative

Election results[edit]

General Election 1935: Glasgow Partick [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Arthur Young 18,904 62.7 +8.7
Labour Adam McKinlay 11,252 37.3 -8.7
Unionist hold Swing +8.7
General Election 1931: Glasgow Partick[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Charles MacAndrew 15,616 54.0
Labour Adam McKinlay 13,316 46.0
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1924: Glasgow Partick [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Humphrey Broun-Lindsay 13,167 57.8 +24.7
Labour Andrew Young 9,612 42.2 -1.8
Unionist gain from Labour Swing 13.25
General Election 1923: Glasgow Partick [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Young 8,397 44.0
Unionist Sir Allan Smith 6,315 33.1
Liberal Alexander MacCallum Scott 4,358 22.9
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1922

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberal Sir Robert John Collie 11,754
Liberal Sir Daniel Macaulay Stevenson 6,282
National Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Partick [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Balfour 12,156 70.1 +19.2
Labour William Mackie 5,173 29.9 +29.9
Liberal hold Swing -5.4
General Election Dec 1910: Partick [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Balfour 10,535 50.8 -0.7
Liberal Unionist Archibald White Maconochie 10,190 49.2 +0.7
Liberal hold Swing -0.7
General Election Jan 1910: Partick [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Balfour 10,093 51.5 -2.8
Liberal Unionist Archibald White Maconochie 9,522 48.5 +2.8
Liberal hold Swing -2.8

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1906: Partick [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Balfour 9,477 54.3 +14.3
Conservative Rt Hon. James Parker Smith 7,960 45.7 -14.3
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing 14.3
General Election 1900: Partick [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist James Parker Smith 6,950 60.0 +3.9
Liberal Robert Lambie 4,717 40.0 -3.9
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +3.9

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1895: Partick [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist James Parker Smith 5,551 56.1 +2.2
Liberal William Lyon Mackenzie 4,344 43.9 -2.2
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +2.2
General Election 1892: Partick [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist James Parker Smith 5,005 53.9
Liberal Edward P Tennant 4,278 46.1

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: Partick [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Alexander Craig Sellar 3,745 56.0 +7.9
Liberal Robert Allan McLean 2,944 44.0 -7.9
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing 7.9
General Election 1885: Partick [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Craig Sellar 3,726 51.9 n/a
Conservative Rt Hon Lord Henry Charles Gordon-Lennox 3,385 48.1 n/a
Scottish Land Restoration John Murdoch 74 0.0 n/a
Liberal gain from new seat Swing n/a

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  5. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack, 1927
  6. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  10. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  11. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  12. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  13. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  14. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  15. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889