North East Lanarkshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°49′44″N 3°45′36″W / 55.829°N 3.760°W / 55.829; -3.760

North East Lanarkshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members One

North East Lanarkshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1885 to 1918. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

The name relates the constituency to the county of Lanark. The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 provided that the North-East division was to consist of "the parishes of New Monkland, Shotts, Dalziel, Bothwell, and so much of the parish of Hamilton as lies north and east of the River Clyde".[1]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1885 Donald Crawford Liberal
1895 John Colville Liberal
1901 by-election Sir William Henry Rattigan Liberal Unionist
1904 by-election Alexander Findlay Liberal
January 1910 Thomas Fleming Wilson Liberal
1911 by-election James Duncan Millar Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

By-election 9 Mar 1911: North East Lanarkshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Duncan Millar KC 7,976
Conservative Park Goff 6,776
Labour John Robertson 2,879
General Election Dec 1910: North East Lanarkshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Fleming Wilson 9,848
Conservative John Peers Boyd-Carpenter 7,142
Sullivan in the mid 1900s
General Election Jan 1910: North East Lanarkshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Fleming Wilson 9,105
Conservative James Robertson Wilson 7,012
Labour Joseph Sullivan 2,160

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

John Robertson
General Election January 1906[6]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Findlay 6,436 40.4 +1.1
Conservative Hugh Elliot 4,838 30.4 -2.4
Scottish Workers John Robertson 4,658 29.2 +1.3
Majority 10.0 +3.5
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
North East Lanarkshire by-election, 1904[7]

Electorate 18,922

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Findlay 5,619 39.3 +3.6
Conservative George Alexander Touche 4,677 32.8 -9.8
Scottish Workers John Robertson 3,984 27.9 +6.2
Majority 942 6.5 13.4
Turnout 75.5 -3.5
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing
Cecil Harmsworth
Robert Smillie
North East Lanarkshire by-election, 1901[8]

Electorate 16,894

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Sir William Henry Rattigan 5,673 42.6 -1.3
Liberal Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth 4,769 35.7 -20.4
Scottish Workers Robert Smillie 2,900 21.7 n/a
Majority 6.9 19.1
Turnout 79.0
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1900: North East Lanarkshire [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Colville 7,120
Liberal Unionist Sir William Henry Rattigan QC LLD 5,567
General Election 1895: North East Lanarkshire [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Colville 6,288
Conservative Alexander Whitelaw 5,751
General Election 1892: North East Lanarkshire [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Donald Crawford 5,281
Conservative Alexander Whitelaw 5,184
General Election 1886: North East Lanarkshire [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Donald Crawford 4,269
Liberal Unionist Sir Thomas Edward Colebrooke Bt 3,990
General Election 1885: North East Lanarkshire [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Donald Crawford 4,564
Conservative John Charles Cunninghame 4,405

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885, Seventh Schedule, Part II
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  11. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  12. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
  13. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889