Cumbernauld and Kilsyth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19832005
Number of members One
Replaced by Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East
Created from East Dunbartonshire and West Stirlingshire[1]

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 2005, when it was absorbed into the new constituency of Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East as part of a major reorganisation of Scottish constituencies.

The similarly named constituency of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth continues for the Scottish Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Norman Hogg Labour
1997 Rosemary McKenna Labour
2005 constituency abolished: see Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East

Elections[edit]

Elections of the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Cumbernauld and Kilsyth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Norman Hogg 16,629 49.2 N/A
Social Democratic Douglas J. Herbison 6,701 19.8 N/A
SNP Gordon Murray 5,875 17.4 N/A
Conservative Anne Thomson 4,590 13.6 N/A
Majority 9,928 29.4 N/A
Turnout 33,795 76.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Cumbernauld and Kilsyth[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Norman Hogg 21,385 60.0 +10.8
SNP Thomas Johnston 6,982 19.6 +2.2
Social Democratic Colin Deans 5,891 11.4 −8.4
Conservative Anne Thomson 3,227 9.0 −4.6
Majority 14,403 40.4
Turnout 37,485 78.5 +2.0
Labour hold Swing +5.0

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Cumbernauld and Kilsyth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Norman Hogg 19,855 54.0 −6.0
SNP Thomas Johnston 10,640 28.9 +9.3
Conservative Iain Mitchell 4,143 11.3 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Jean Haddow 2,118 5.8 −5.6
Majority 9,215 25.1
Turnout 36,756 79.9 +1.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1997: Cumbernauld and Kilsyth[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosemary McKenna 21,141 58.7 +4.7
SNP Colin Barrie 10,013 27.8 −1.1
Conservative Ian Sewell 2,441 6.8 −4.5
Liberal Democrat John S. Biggam 1,368 3.8 −2.0
ProLife Alliance Jan Cara 609 1.7 N/A
Scottish Socialist Kenny McEwan 345 1.0 N/A
Referendum Pamela Cook 107 0.3 N/A
Majority 11,128 30.9 +5.8
Turnout 36,04 75.0 −4.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Cumbernauld and Kilsyth[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosemary McKenna 16,144 54.4 −4.3
SNP David McGlashan 8,624 29.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrat John O'Donnell 1,934 6.5 +2.8
Conservative Alison Ross 1,460 4.9 −1.9
Scottish Socialist Kenny McEwan 1,287 4.3 +3.4
Scottish Freedom Referendum Party Thomas Taylor 250 0.8 N/A
Majority 7,520 25.3 −5.6
Turnout 29,699 59.7 −15.3
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Cumbernauld and Kilsyth', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)
  3. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.