Clackmannan (UK Parliament constituency)

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Clackmannan
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Clackmannan
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by Ochil and Falkirk East[1]
Created from Clackmannan & East Stirlingshire and parts of Stirlingshire West and Kinross and West Perthshire[1]

Clackmannan was a parliamentary constituency in the Clackmannan area of Central 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.

The constituency was created for the 1983 general election, replacing the previous Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire constituency. The Clackmannan constituency was abolished for the 1997 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Clackmannan District, the Falkirk District electoral division of Carseland, and the Stirling District electoral division of Kinnaird.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Martin O'Neill Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Ochil

Politics and history of the constituency[edit]

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Clackmannan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martin O'Neill 16,478 45.8 N/A
SNP Janette Jones 6,839 19.0 N/A
Conservative Charles Hendry 6,490 18.0 N/A
Social Democratic Hilary Campbell 6,205 17.2 N/A
Majority 9,639 26.8 N/A
Turnout 36,012 75.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Clackmannan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martin O'Neill 20,317 53.7 +7.9
SNP Allan Macartney 7,916 20.9 +1.9
Conservative James Parker 5,620 14.9 −3.1
Social Democratic Ann Watters 3,961 10.5 −6.7
Majority 12,401 32.8
Turnout 37,814 77.0 +1.4
Labour hold Swing +3.0

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Clackmannan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martin O'Neill 18,829 49.1 −4.6
SNP Andrew Brophy 10,326 26.9 +6.0
Conservative James Mackie 6,638 17.3 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Ann Watters 2,567 6.7 −3.8
Majority 8,503 22.2
Turnout 38,360 78.3 +1.3
Labour hold Swing −5.3

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