Glasgow Maryhill (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Maryhill
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
19182005
Number of members One
Replaced by Glasgow North
Glasgow North East

Glasgow Maryhill was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 2005 when it was subsumed into the new Glasgow North and Glasgow North East constituencies. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

From 1918 the constituency consisted of "That portion of the city which is bounded by a line commencing at a point on the municipal boundary at the centre line of the North British Railway (Edinburgh and Glasgow Line) about 327 yards north of the centre of Hawthorn Street, where the said North British Railway intersects that street, thence south-eastward and southward along the centre of the said North British Railway to the centre line of Keppochhill Road, thence south-westward and westward along the centre line of Keppochhill Road to the centre line of Saracen Street, thence south-westward along the centre line of Possil Road to the centre line of the Forth and Clyde Canal, thence north-westward along the centre line of the Forth and Clyde Canal to a point in line with the centre line of Well Road, thence south-westward along the centre line of Well Road to the centre line of New City Road, thence westward along the centre line of Raeberry Street and Carlton Gardens to the centre line of Belmont Street, thence south-westward along the centre line of Belmont Street to the centre line of the River Kelvin, thence northwestward along the centre line of the River Kelvin to its intersection with the municipal boundary, thence north-eastward and south-eastward along the municipal boundary to the point of commencement.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1918 Sir William Mitchell-Thomson Unionist
1922 John William Muir Labour
1924 James Brown Couper Unionist
1929 John Smith Clarke Labour
1931 Douglas Jamieson Conservative
1935 John Davidson Labour
1945 Willie Hannan Labour
Feb 1974 Jim Craigen Labour Co-operative
1987 Maria Fyfe Labour
2001 Ann McKechin Labour
2005 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Glasgow Maryhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann McKechin 13,420 60.4 −4.6
SNP Alex Dingwall 3,532 15.9 −1.1
Liberal Democrat Stuart Callison 2,372 10.7 +3.5
Scottish Socialist Gordon Scott 1,745 7.8 N/A
Conservative Gawain Towler 1,162 5.2 −0.7
Majority 9,888 44.5
Turnout 22,231 40.1 −16.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Glasgow Maryhill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maria Fyfe 19,301 64.9 +3.3
SNP John Wailes 5,037 16.9 −2.2
Liberal Democrat Elspeth Attwooll 2,119 7.1 +0.1
Conservative Stuart Baldwin 1,747 5.9 −4.4
Natural Law Lorna Blair 651 2.2 +1.9
Scottish Socialist Mandy Baker 409 1.4 N/A
ProLife Alliance Jahangir Hanif 344 1.2 N/A
Referendum Roderick Paterson 77 0.3 N/A
Independent Steve Johnstone 36 0.1 N/A
Majority 14,264 48.0
Turnout 29,721 56.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Glasgow Maryhill[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maria Fyfe 19,452 61.6
SNP Clifford Williamson 6,033 19.1
Conservative John P. Godfrey 3,248 10.3
Liberal Democrat Jim Alexander 2,215 7.0
Scottish Green Phil O'Brien 530 1.7
Natural Law Michael Henderson 78 0.3 N/A
Majority 13,419 42.5
Turnout 65.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Glasgow Maryhill[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maria Fyfe 23,482 66.4
Liberal Elspeth Attwooll 4,118 11.7
SNP Gavin Roberts 3,895 11.0
Conservative Simon Richard Radcliffe Kirk 3,307 9.4
Green David Law Spaven 539 1.5 N/A
Majority 19,364 54.8
Turnout 67.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Glasgow Maryhill[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Craigen 18,724 55.2
Liberal Elspeth Attwooll 7,521 22.2
Conservative J. Gibbs 5,014 14.8
SNP I. Morrison 2,408 7.1
Communist P. Smith 274 0.8
Majority 11,203 33.0
Turnout 65.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Glasgow Maryhill[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Craigen 22,602 66.2
Conservative M. White 5,106 15.0
SNP D. McGlashan 3,812 11.2
Liberal Elspeth Attwooll 2,332 6.8
Communist P. Smith 287 0.8 N/A
Majority 17,496 51.3
Turnout 67.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Glasgow Maryhill[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Craigen 19,589 57.6
SNP A. McIntosh 10,171 29.9
Conservative J. S. Younger 3,160 9.3
Liberal Elspeth Attwooll 1,063 3.1 N/A
Majority 9,418 27.7
Turnout 65.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Glasgow Maryhill[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Craigen 20,303 56.6
SNP A. MacIntosh 8,920 24.9
Conservative S. Taylor 6,625 18.5
Majority 11,383 31.8
Turnout 70.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Glasgow Maryhill[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Hannan 18,925 65.6
Conservative A. K. R. Murchison 6,638 23.0
SNP A. C. W. Aitken 3,273 11.3
Majority 12,287 42.6
Turnout 63.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Glasgow Maryhill[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Hannan 19,936 67.8
Conservative R. S. Hay 6,075 20.7
SNP Hugh MacDonald 3,387 11.5 N/A
Majority 13,861 47.2
Turnout 63.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Glasgow Maryhill[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Hannan 20,796 68.3
Unionist N. J. Adamson 8,403 27.6
Anti-Vivisection Gabriel A Barlow 1,231 4.1 N/A
Majority 12,393 40.7
Turnout 70.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Glasgow Maryhill[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Hannan 21,893 64.0
Unionist N. J. Adamson 12,311 36.0
Majority 9,582 28.0
Turnout 73.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Glasgow Maryhill[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Hannan 21,174 62.8
Unionist A. A. Bell 12,536 37.2
Majority 8,638 25.6
Turnout 69.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Glasgow Maryhill[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Hannan 22,912 63.0
Unionist Paul Thomas Cowcher 13,076 36.0
Independent A. E. Pickard 356 1.0
Majority 9,836 27.1
Turnout 80.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Glasgow Maryhill[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Hannan 21,990 61.2
Unionist Miss Janet S Murray 11,559 32.2
Liberal Miss Elizabeth Taylor Cowan 2,375 6.6 N/A
Majority 10,431 29.0
Turnout 80.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Glasgow Maryhill[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Hannan 23,595 60.1
Unionist W. R. McLean 15,693 39.9
Majority 7,902 20.1
Turnout 67.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Glasgow Maryhill [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John James Davidson 21,706
Unionist Lt Com Ian Clark Hutchison 17,735
Majority 3,971 10.1
Turnout 39,441
Labour gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 1931: Glasgow Maryhill[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Douglas Jamieson 20,710
Labour John Smith Clarke 16,613
Majority 4,097 11.0
Turnout 37,323
Unionist gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Glasgow Maryhill[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Smith Clarke 18,311 50.6
Unionist James Brown Couper 14,922 41.2
Liberal Herbert Taylor Cape 2,955 8.2
Majority 3,389 9.4 +4.3
Turnout 36,188 79.8
Labour gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 1924: Glasgow Maryhill [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Brown Couper 15,460
Labour John William Muir 13,947
Majority 1,513 5.1
Turnout 29,407
Unionist gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1923: Glasgow Maryhill [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John William Muir 12,508
Unionist James Brown Couper 10,342
Liberal Walter Crawford Smith 3,179
Majority 2,166
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1922: Glasgow Maryhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John William Muir 13,058 47.3
Unionist Sir William Mitchell-Thomson 10,951 39.6
Liberal Annie Shepherd Swan 3,617 13.1
Majority 2,107 7.7 45.3
Turnout
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Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Glasgow Maryhill[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Coalition Conservative Sir William Mitchell-Thomson 11,913
Labour John William Muir 5,531
Liberal Henry Anderson Watt 2,363
Majority 6,382 32.2
Turnout 19,807
Coalition Conservative hold Swing

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