Clydebank and Milngavie (UK Parliament constituency)

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Clydebank and Milngavie
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19832005
Number of members One
Replaced by West Dunbartonshire
East Dunbartonshire

Clydebank and Milngavie was a county constituency in Scotland. It returned on Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 2005, when it was redistributed to West Dunbartonshire and East Dunbartonshire as part of a major reorganisation of Scottish constituencies.

The similarly named constituency of Clydebank and Milngavie continues for the Scottish Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: Clydebank District, and the Bearsden and Milngavie District wards of Barloch, Clober, Craigdhu, and Keystone.

1997-2005: Clydebank District, and the Bearsden and Milngavie District electoral division of Milngavie/Kilmardinny.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1983 Hugh McCartney Labour
1987 Tony Worthington Labour
2005 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections of the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Clydebank and Milngavie[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hugh McCartney 17,288 44.8 N/A
Social Democratic James Gourlay 9,573 24.8 N/A
Conservative Robert Graham 7,852 20.4 N/A
SNP Alexander Aitken 3,566 9.2 N/A
Communist James Bollan 308 0.8 N/A
Majority 7,715 20.0 N/A
Turnout 38,587 75.9 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Clydebank and Milngavie[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Worthington 22,528 56.9 +12.1
Conservative Kenneth Hirstwood 6,224 15.7 −4.7
Social Democratic Rodney Ackland 5,891 14.9 −9.9
SNP Stanley Fisher 4,935 12.5 +3.3
Majority 16,304 41.2
Turnout 39,578 78.9 +4.0
Labour hold Swing +5.0

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Clydebank and Milngavie[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Worthington 19,637 53.3 −3.6
SNP Gordon J. Hughes 7,207 19.6 +7.1
Conservative William A. Harvey 6,654 18.1 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Alastair G. Tough 3,216 8.7 −6.2
Natural Law J Barrie 112 0.3 N/A
Majority 12,430 33.7
Turnout 36,826 77.8 −1.1
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1997: Clydebank and Milngavie[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Worthington 21,583 55.2 +5.0
SNP Jim Yuill 8,263 21.1 +2.7
Conservative Nancy E. Morgan 4,885 12.5 −9.0
Liberal Democrat Keith W. Moody 4,086 10.5 +0.9
Referendum Ian Sanderson 269 0.7 N/A
Majority 13,320 34.1
Turnout 39,086 75.0 −2.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Clydebank and Milngavie[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Worthington 17,249 53.1 −2.1
SNP Jim Yuill 6,525 20.1 −1.1
Liberal Democrat Rodney Ackland 3,909 12.0 +1.6
Conservative Kate Jardine 3,514 10.8 −1.7
Scottish Socialist Dawn Brennan 1,294 4.0 N/A
Majority 10,724 33.0
Turnout 32,491 62.5 −12.5
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.