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 National 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

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Partick [3]
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
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Partick [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Alexander Craig Sellar 3,745 56.0 +7.9
Liberal Robert Allan McLean 2,944 44.0 -7.9
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing 7.9

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Edward Tennant
General Election 1892: Partick [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist James Parker Smith 5,005 53.9
Liberal Edward Priaulx Tennant 4,278 46.1
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1895: Partick [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist James Parker Smith 5,551 56.1 +2.2
Liberal William Lyon Mackenzie 4,344 43.9 -2.2
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Partick [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist James Parker Smith 6,950 60.0 +3.9
Liberal Robert Lambie 4,717 40.0 -3.9
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +3.9
Robert Balfour
General Election 1906: Partick [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Balfour 9,477 54.3 +14.3
Conservative Rt Hon. James Parker Smith 7,960 45.7 -14.3
Majority
Turnout
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing 14.3

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

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
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing -2.8
General Election Dec 1910: Partick [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Balfour 10,535 50.8 -0.7
Liberal Unionist Archibald White Maconochie 10,190 49.2 +0.7
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing -0.7

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1918: Partick [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal 12,156 70.1 +19.2
Labour William Mackie 5,173 29.9 +29.9
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing -5.4
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Sir John Collie
General Election 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberal Sir Robert John Collie 11,754
Liberal Sir Daniel Macaulay Stevenson 6,282
Majority
Turnout
National Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1923: Glasgow Partick [13]
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
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1924: Glasgow Partick [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist George Humphrey Maurice Broun-Lindsay 13,167 57.8 +24.7
Labour Andrew Young 9,612 42.2 -1.8
Majority
Turnout
Unionist gain from Labour Swing 13.25
General Election 1929: Glasgow Partick[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adam Storey McKinlay 13,110
Unionist George Humphrey Maurice Broun-Lindsay 12,701
Liberal John Taylor 2,975 10.3
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Glasgow Partick[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Charles Glen MacAndrew 15,616 54.0
Labour Adam Storey McKinlay 13,316 46.0
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1935: Glasgow Partick [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Arthur Stewart Leslie Young 18,904 62.7 +8.7
Labour Adam Storey McKinlay 11,252 37.3 -8.7
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing +8.7

General Election 1939/40

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Glasgow Partick [19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Arthur Stewart Leslie Young
Labour
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing

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. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  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, 1907
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  11. ^ Daily Record 5 Mar 1914
  12. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  13. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  14. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack, 1927
  15. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  16. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  17. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  18. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  19. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.