Glasgow Shettleston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Shettleston
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
19182005
Number of members One
Replaced by Glasgow Central
Glasgow East

Glasgow Shettleston was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 2005. The Shettleston area is represented is now covered by Glasgow Central and Glasgow East.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1950: "That portion of the city which is bounded by a line commencing at a point on the municipal boundary about 299 yards north-westward from the centre of Carntyne Road, at a point where the municipal boundary intersects that road, thence eastward, south-eastward and westward along the municipal boundary to the centre of the Caledonian Railway Branch Line from Rutherglen to Dalmarnock, thence northward along the centre line of the said railway until it, joins the Caledonian Railway (Glasgow Lines), thence northward, north-eastward, northward and north-eastward along the centre line of the last-mentioned railway to a point 380 yards south of the centre line of Cumbernauld Road, thence south-eastward to the point, of commencement."

1950-1974: The Glasgow wards of Parkhead, Shettleston, Tollcross, and part of Mile End.

1974-1983: The Glasgow wards of Mile End, Parkhead, and part of Shettleston and Tollcross.

1983-1997: City of Glasgow District electoral divisions 22, 23, and 26.

1997-2005: The City of Glasgow District electoral divisions of Calton/Dalmarnock, Gorbals/Govanhill, and Shettleston/Tollcross.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1918 Thomas Benjamin Stratton Adair Unionist
1922 John Wheatley Labour
1930 by-election John McGovern Labour
1930 Independent Labour Party
1947 Labour
1959 Sir Myer Galpern Labour
1979 David Marshall Labour
2005 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Glasgow Shettleston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 13,235 64.7 -8.5
SNP Jim Byrne 3,417 16.7 +2.7
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 1,396 6.8 +5.0
Liberal Democrat Lewis Hutton 1,105 5.4 +1.4
Conservative Campbell Murdoch 1,082 5.3 -0.2
Socialist Labour Murdo Ritchie 230 1.1 N/A
Majority 9,818 48.0 -3.3
Turnout 20,465 39.7 -16.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Glasgow Shettleston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 19,616 73.2
SNP Humayun Hanif 3,748 14.0
Conservative Colin Simpson 1,484 5.5
Liberal Democrat Kerry Hiles 1,061 4.0
Scottish Socialist Christine McVicar 482 1.8 N/A
BNP Robert Currie 191 0.7 N/A
Referendum Party Thomas Montguire 151 0.6 N/A
Workers Revolutionary John Graham 80 0.3 N/A
Majority 15,868 59.2
Turnout 26,813 55.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Glasgow Shettleston[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 21,665 60.6
SNP Nicola Sturgeon 6,831 19.1
Conservative Norman Mortimer 5,396 15.1
Liberal Democrat Joan Orskov 1,881 5.3
Majority 14,834 41.5
Turnout 68.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Glasgow Shettleston[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 23,991 63.6
Conservative J. M. S. Fisher 5,010 13.3
SNP Jim McVicar 4,807 12.7
Liberal P. Clarke 3,942 10.4
Majority 18,981 50.3
Turnout 70.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Glasgow Shettleston[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 19,203 54.2
Conservative I. Henderson 6,787 19.1
Liberal S. Strachen 6,568 18.5 N/A
SNP D. Hood 2,801 7.9
BNP K. Hill 103 0.3 N/A
Majority 12,416 35.0
Turnout 68.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Glasgow Shettleston[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 13,955 64.1
Conservative M. McClure 4,794 22.0
SNP Margo MacDonald 3,022 13.9
Majority 9,161 42.1
Turnout 68.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Glasgow Shettleston[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 13,391 54.3
SNP R. Hamilton 7,042 28.6
Conservative James Cran 3,543 14.4
Liberal R. J. Brodie 690 2.8
Majority 6,349 25.7
Turnout 64.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Glasgow Shettleston[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 14,208 53.6
Conservative L. Turpie 6,472 24.4
SNP W. Lindsay 5,834 22.0
Majority 7,736 29.2
Turnout 69.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Glasgow Shettleston[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 17,840 59.9
Conservative A. McCue 7,969 26.7
SNP W. Lindsay 3,995 13.4
Majority 9,871 33.1
Turnout 63.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Glasgow Shettleston[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 20,208 65.6
Conservative W. J. Rennie 6,857 22.3
SNP W. Lindsay 3,732 12.1 N/A
Majority 13,351 43.4
Turnout 68.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Glasgow Shettleston[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 22,494 68.0
Conservative G. Weir 10,598 32.0
Majority 11,896 36.0
Turnout 71.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Glasgow Shettleston[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 22,916 60.9
Conservative D. E. Donaldson 14,743 39.2
Majority 8,173 21.7
Turnout 75.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Glasgow Shettleston[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McGovern 21,464 57.8
Conservative J. O. M. Hunter 15,645 42.2
Majority 5,819 15.7
Turnout 69.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Glasgow Shettleston[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McGovern 25,359 59.8
Conservative J. O. M. Hunter 15,876 37.4
Ind. Labour Party J. W. Graham 1,195 2.8 +0.3
Majority 9,483 22.4
Turnout 81.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Glasgow Shettleston[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McGovern 23,467 56.7 +36.1
Conservative T. C. Henderson 15,226 36.8 +5.7
Communist M. McEwen 1,678 4.1 -8.2
Ind. Labour Party J. W. Graham 1,031 2.5 -33.0
Majority 8,241 19.9 +15.5
Turnout 79.9 +13.2
Labour gain from Ind. Labour Party Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Glasgow Shettleston[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Labour Party John McGovern 11,947 35.5
Conservative W. G. Bennett 10,453 31.1
Labour J. S. Dallas 6,910 20.6
Communist Peter Kerrigan 4,122 12.3 N/A
Independent I. Queen 186 0.6 N/A
Majority 1,494 4.4
Turnout 66.7
Ind. Labour Party hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Glasgow Shettleston [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Labour Party John McGovern 18,377
Conservative R. S. Russell 13,802
Labour G. Beggs 2,610
Majority
Turnout
Ind. Labour Party hold Swing
General Election 1931: Glasgow Shettleston[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Labour Party John McGovern 16,301 47.8 N/A
Conservative J. Lucas 15,530 45.5
Labour J. Marshall 1,856 5.4
New Party W. E. Stevenson 402 1.2 N/A
Majority 771 2.3
Turnout 34,089
Ind. Labour Party gain from Labour Swing
Glasgow Shettleston by-election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McGovern 10,699 42.8
Conservative William Paterson Templeton 10,303 41.2
SNP John McNicol 2,527 10.1
Communist Shapurji Saklatvala 1,459 5.8
Majority 396 1.6
Turnout 24,988 36.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1924: Glasgow Shettleston [19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rt Hon John Wheatley 12,714
Conservative J.M.R. Miller 12,084
General Election 1923: Glasgow Shettleston [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Wheatley 12,624
Liberal F.J. Robertson 8,471

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Glasgow Shettleston [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Conservative Rear Adm Thomas Adair 9,901 N/A
Labour John Wheatley 9,827

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