Clydesdale (UK Parliament constituency)

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Clydesdale
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19832005
Number of members One
Replaced by Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Lanark and Hamilton East
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Created from Lanark and Hamilton[1]

Clydesdale was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 2005, when it was redistributed to Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, Lanark and Hamilton East and East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow as part of a major reorganisation of Scottish constituencies.

The similarly named Scottish Parliament constituency of Clydesdale continues in existence.

Boundaries[edit]

Clydesdale District, and the Hamilton District electoral division of Larkhall and Stonehouse.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Judith Hart Labour
1987 Jimmy Hood Labour
2005 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections of the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Clydesdale [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Judith Hart 17,873 38.8 N/A
Conservative Peter Bainbridge 13,007 28.2 N/A
Social Democratic Moira Craig 9,908 21.5 N/A
SNP Tom McAlpine 5,271 11.4 N/A
Majority 4,866 10.6 N/A
Turnout 46,059 76.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Clydesdale [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Hood 21,826 45.3 +4.5
Conservative Raymond Robertson 11,324 23.5 −4.7
Social Democratic John Boyle 7,909 16.4 −5.1
SNP Michael Russell 7,125 14.8 +3.4
Majority 10,502 21.8 +11.2
Turnout 48,186 78.2 +1.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Clydesdale [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Hood 21,418 44.6 −0.7
Conservative Carol Goodwin 11,231 23.4 −0.1
SNP Iain Gray 11,084 23.1 +8.3
Liberal Democrat Elspeth M. Buchanan 3,957 8.2 −8.2
BNP Stephen Cartwright 342 0.7 N/A
Majority 10,187 21.2 -0.6
Turnout 48,029 77.6 -0.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1997: Clydesdale[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Hood 23,859 52.5 +7.9
SNP Andrew Doig 10,050 22.1 −0.9
Conservative Mark Izatt 7,396 16.3 −7.1
Liberal Democrat Sandra Grieve 3,796 8.4 +0.1
BNP Kenneth Smith 311 0.7 +0.0
Majority 13,809 30.4 +9.2
Turnout 45,412 71.6 −6.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Clydesdale[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Hood 17,822 46.6 −5.9
SNP Jim Wright 10,028 26.2 +4.1
Conservative Kevin Newton 5,034 13.2 −3.1
Liberal Democrat Moira Craig 4,111 10.8 +2.4
Scottish Socialist Paul Cockshott 974 2.5 N/A
UKIP Donald Mackay 253 0.7 N/A
Majority 7,794 20.4 -10.0
Turnout 38,222 59.3 −12.3
Labour hold Swing

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