Glasgow Tradeston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Tradeston

Former constituency
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Glasgow Tradeston 1950–1955, Lanarkshire (UK Parliament constituency).svg
Lanarkshire constituencies 1950–1955.svg.
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
1885 (1885)–1955 (1955)
Created from Glasgow

Glasgow Tradeston was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1955. 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 fifteenth and sixteenth Municipal Wards.[1]

In 1918 the constituency consisted of "That portion of the city which is bounded by a line commencing at a point on the centre of Glasgow Bridge at the centre line of the River Clyde, thence southward along the centre line of Glasgow Bridge, Bridge Street and Eglinton Street to the centre line of the Glasgow and South Western Railway at Eglinton Street Station, thence westward along the centre line of the Glasgow and South Western Railway (Paisley Canal Line) to the centre line of Shields Road, thence northwards along the centre line of Shields Road to the centre line of the Caledonian Railway, thence westward along the centre line of the said Caledonian Railway and the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway to a point in line with the centre line of Church Road, thence northward along the centre line of Church Road, Whitefield Road, and the portion of Govan Road to the west of Princes Dock and continuation thereof to the centre line of the River Clyde, thence eastward along the centre line of the River Clyde to the point of commencement."

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1885 Archibald Cameron Corbett, later Baron Rowallan Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
January 1910 Independent Liberal
December 1910 Liberal
1911 James Dundas White Liberal
1918 Vivian Leonard Henderson Unionist
1922 Thomas Henderson Labour Co-operative
1931 William Hannah McLean Unionist
1935 Thomas Henderson Labour Co-operative
1945 John Rankin Labour Co-operative
1955 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 1935: Glasgow Tradeston [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Henderson CBE 12,253
Unionist William Hannah MacLean PhD 10,354
Ind. Labour Party James Carmichael 3,423
General Election 1931: Glasgow Tradeston[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist William Hannah MacLean PhD 15,067
Labour Thomas Henderson CBE 13,579
General Election 1924: Glasgow Tradeston [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Henderson 14,067
Liberal D. Macdonald 11,074
General Election 1923: Glasgow Tradeston [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Henderson 12,787
Liberal D. Macdonald 8,479
General Election 14 December 1918: Glasgow Tradeston[7]

Electorate 35,960

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 12,250
British Socialist Party James Dunlop McDougall 3,751
Liberal James Dundas White 3,369
Majority
Turnout
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
Glasgow Tradeston by-election, 1911[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Dundas White 3,869
Conservative John Henry Watts 1,086
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election Dec 1910: Glasgow Tradeston[8]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Archibald Cameron Corbett 4,811 60.5
Liberal Unionist Archibald Pollock Main 3,137 39.5
Majority 21.0
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
David Mason
General Election Jan 1910: Glasgow Tradeston[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Liberal Archibald Corbett 2,966
Conservative Archibald Pollock Main 2,773
Liberal David Marshall Mason 2,673
General Election 1906: Glasgow Tradeston [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Archibald Corbett 4,416 50.6
Liberal David Marshall Mason 4,063 46.6
Conservative A. Rosenthal 245 2.8
General Election 1900: Glasgow Tradeston [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Archibald Corbett 4,389
Liberal William Maxwell 2,785
General Election 1895: Glasgow Tradeston [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Archibald Corbett 3,373
Liberal George Green 2,568
Ind. Labour Party Francis Smith 468
James Caldwell
General Election 1892: Glasgow Tradeston [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Archibald Corbett 3,366
Liberal James Caldwell 3,197
Scottish Labour J. Bennet Burleigh 783
General Election 1886: Glasgow Tradeston[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Archibald Corbett 3,878
Liberal Prof J.M.D. Mieklejohn 3,174
General Election 1885: Glasgow Tradeston[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Archibald Corbett 4,354
Conservative James Somervell 3,240
Scottish Land Restoration Wallace McGuffin Greaves 86

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, Sixth Schedule
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  5. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
  6. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig, F.W.S. (1974)
  8. ^ a b c Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  9. ^ a b c Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  10. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  11. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889