Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
18851918
Number of members One
Created from Glasgow

Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown, representing parts of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1918.

It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 provided that the constituency was to consist of the sixth and fourteenth Municipal Wards.[1]

The constituency was described in the Glasgow Parliamentary Divisions Act 1896 as being-

"In the first place, the area within a line beginning at a point in the centre of Albert Bridge, where the same intersects the centre of the River Clyde, northwards along the centre of that bridge, Saltmarket and High Street, to a point opposite the centre of Rottenrow; thence westwards along the centre of Rottenrow to the centre of John Street; thence southwards along the centre of John Street to the centre of Ingram Street; thence westwards along the centre of Ingram Street to a point opposite the centre of Glassford Street; thence southwards along the centres of Glassford Street, Stockwell Street, and the line of Victoria Bridge to a point where the same intersects the centre of the River Clyde; thence eastwards along the centre of the River Clyde to the centre of the line of Albert Bridge, the point first described. And, in the second place, the area within a line beginning at a point in the centre of the River Clyde immediately opposite the centre line of Thistle Street; southwards along the centre of Thistle Street to the centre of Caledonia Road; thence eastwards along the centre of Caledonia Road to the centre of Crown Street; thence southwards along the centres of Crown Street and Cathcart Road to a point where the said road is intersected by the southern parliamentary boundary of the city; thence following the said boundary in an easterly, westerly, and northerly direction till it reaches the centre of the River Clyde; thence along the centre of the River Clyde in a westerly, northerly, and westerly direction, until it reaches the point therein opposite the centre of Thistle Street first described."

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1885 Mitchell Henry Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1886 Andrew Dryburgh Provand Liberal
1900 Andrew Bonar Law Conservative
1906 George Nicoll Barnes Labour
1918 constituency abolished

Election results 1885-1918[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Henry
General Election 1885: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Mitchell Henry 3,759 46.6
Conservative William Charles Maughan 3,137 39.0
Scottish Land Restoration James Shaw Maxwell 1,156 14.4
Majority 622 7.6 n/a
Turnout 82.8 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Dryburgh Provand 4,201 55.7 +9.1
Liberal Unionist Mitchell Henry 3,337 44.3 -2.3
Majority 864 11.4 19.0
Turnout 77.5 -5.3
Liberal hold Swing +9.5

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Provand
General Election 1892: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Dryburgh Provand 4,146 57.5 +1.8
Conservative Alexander Stuart jun. 3,065 42.5 -1.8
Majority 1,081 15.0 +3.6
Turnout 76.6 -0.9
Liberal hold Swing +1.8
Maxwell
General Election 1895: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Dryburgh Provand 3,108 49.5 -8.0
Conservative Alexander Stuart jun. 2,727 43.4 +0.9
Ind. Labour Party James Shaw Maxwell 448 7.1 n/a
Majority 381 6.1 -8.9
Turnout 62.3 -14.3
Liberal hold Swing -4.4

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Bonar Law
General Election 1900: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Bonar Law 4,130 56.8 +13.4
Liberal Andrew Dryburgh Provand 3,140 43.2 -6.3
Majority 990 13.6 19.7
Turnout 70.6 +8.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.8
General Election 1906: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Nicoll Barnes 3,284 39.5 n/a
Conservative Andrew Bonar Law 2,974 35.8 -21.0
Liberal Andrew Dryburgh Provand 2,058 24.7 -18.5
Majority 310 3.7 17.3
Turnout 85.2 +14.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Barnes
General Election January 1910: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Nicoll Barnes 4,496 61.7 +22.2
Conservative Arthur Andrew Henderson Briggs Constable 2,796 38.3 +2.5
Majority 1,700 23.4 +19.6
Turnout 86.0 +0.8
Labour hold Swing +9.8
General Election December 1910: Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown [3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Nicoll Barnes 4,162 59.1 -2.6
Conservative Arthur Andrew Henderson Briggs Constable 2,884 40.9 +2.6
Majority 1,278 18.2 -5.2
Turnout 81.6 -4.4
Labour hold Swing -2.6

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, Sixth Schedule
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  4. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916