Paisley North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Paisley North
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
19832005
Number of members one

Paisley North was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

The constituency was created when the former Paisley constituency was divided for the 1983 general election. It was abolished for the 2005 general election, when Paisley was represented by the new constituencies of Paisley & Renfrewshire South and Paisley & Renfrewshire North.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The Renfrew District electoral divisions of Paisley Abercorn, Paisley Craigielea, and Renfrew.

1997-2005: The Renfrew District electoral divisions of Linwood and Paisley North, Paisley Abercorn, and Renfrew.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1983 Allen Adams Labour
1990 by-election Irene Adams Labour
2005 constituency abolished: see Paisley & Renfrewshire South
and Paisley & Renfrewshire North

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Paisley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Irene Adams 15,058 55.5 −4.0
SNP George Adam 5,737 21.1 −0.8
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Jane Hook 2,709 10.0 +3.0
Conservative Craig Stevenson 2,404 8.9 −0.7
Scottish Socialist Jim Halfpenny 982 3.6 N/A
ProLife Alliance Robert Graham 263 1.0 −0.6
Majority 9,321 34.4
Turnout 27,153 56.6 −12.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Paisley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Irene Adams 20,295 59.5 +7.6
SNP Ian Mackay 7,481 21.9 −1.6
Conservative Kenneth Brookes 3,267 9.6 −6.1
Liberal Democrat Alan Jelfs 2,365 6.9 −0.8
ProLife Alliance Robert Graham 531 1.6 N/A
Referendum Party Edwin Mathew 196 0.6 N/A
Majority 12,814 37.5
Turnout 34,135 68.6 −4.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Paisley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Irene Adams 17,269 50.7 −4.8
SNP Roger Mullin 7,940 23.3 +10.4
Conservative David J. Sharpe 5,576 16.4 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Miss Eileen P. McCartin 2,779 8.2 −7.6
Scottish Green David G. Mellor 412 1.2 N/A
Natural Law N.M. Brennan 81 0.2 N/A
Majority 9,329 27.4
Turnout 34,057 73.4 −0.1
Labour hold Swing
By-Election 1990: Paisley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Irene Adams 11,353 44.0 −11.5
SNP Roger Mullin 7,583 29.4 +16.5
Conservative E. Marwick 3,835 14.8 −1.0
Liberal Democrat J. Bannerman 2,139 8.3 −7.5
Green David G. Mellor 918 3.5 N/A
Majority 3,770 14.6
Turnout 25,828 53.7 −19.8
Labour hold Swing −11.8

Elections of the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Paisley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allen Adams 20,193 55.5 +9.9
Conservative Mrs. E.F.P. Laing 5,751 15.8 −5.6
Social Democrat Miss Eileen P. McCartin 5,741 15.8 −7.9
SNP I. Taylor 4,696 12.9 +4.9
Majority 14,442 39.7
Turnout 36,381 73.5 +4.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Paisley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allen Adams 15,782 45.6 N/A
Social Democrat Miss Eileen P. McCartin 8,195 23.7 N/A
Conservative B.J.T. Townsend 7,425 21.4 N/A
SNP H. Morell 2,783 8.0 N/A
Ecology Party Dr. Nicolette A. Carlaw 439 1.3 N/A
Majority 7,587 21.9 N/A
Turnout 34,624 68.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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