Glasgow Partick (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Partick
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
19181950
Number of members One
Replaced by Glasgow Hillhead and Glasgow Scotstoun
Created from Partick

Glasgow Partick was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 1950.

Boundaries[edit]

The previous 1885–1918 county constituency consisted of "So much of the Parish of Govan as lies north of the Clyde and beyond the present boundary of the municipal burgh of Glasgow, and so much of the parish of Barony as lies to the west of the present main line of railway between Glasgow and Edinburgh of the North British Railway Company (being the old Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) and beyond the present boundary of the municipal burgh of Glasgow." [1]

In 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 (Stobcross Branch), thence south-eastward along the centre line of the said North British Railway to the centre line of the River Kelvin, thence south-westward along the centre line of the River Kelvin to the centre line of the River Clyde, thence westward along the centre line of the River Clyde, to the municipal boundary, thence northward and north-eastward along the municipal boundary to the point of commencement."

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1918 Sir Robert Balfour Coalition Liberal
1922 Sir Robert John Collie National Liberal
1923 Andrew Young Labour Co-operative
1924 George Broun-Lindsay Unionist
1929 Adam McKinlay Labour
1931 Charles MacAndrew, later Baron MacAndrew Unionist
1935 Sir Arthur Young Unionist

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Glasgow Partick [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Robert Balfour 12,156 70.15 N/A
Labour William Mackie 5,173 29.85 N/A
Majority 6,983 40.30 N/A
Turnout 17,329 61.07 N/A
Registered electors 28,376
Liberal win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Collie
General Election 1922: Glasgow Partick[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal Robert John Collie 11,754 65.17 −4.98
Liberal Daniel Macaulay Stevenson 6,282 34.83 N/A
Majority 5,472 30.34 −9.96
Turnout 18,036 66.68 +5.61
Registered electors 27,048
National Liberal hold Swing −4.98
General Election 1923: Glasgow Partick [5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Andrew Young 8,397 44.03 N/A
Unionist Allan Macgregor Smith 6,315 33.11 N/A
Liberal Alexander MacCallum Scott 4,358 22.85 −11.98
Majority 2,082 10.92 N/A
Turnout 19,070 71.14 +4.46
Registered electors 26,806
Labour Co-op gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1924: Glasgow Partick [6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Broun-Lindsay 13,167 57.80 +24.59
Labour Co-op Andrew Young 9,612 42.20 −1.83
Majority 3,555 15.61 N/A
Turnout 22,779 82.35 +11.21
Registered electors 27,660
Unionist gain from Labour Co-op Swing +13.21
General Election 1929: Glasgow Partick[7][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Adam McKinlay 13,110 45.54 +3.34
Unionist George Broun-Lindsay 12,701 44.12 −13.68
Liberal John Taylor 2,975 10.33 N/A
Majority 409 1.42 N/A
Turnout 28,786 78.83 −3.52
Registered electors 36,517
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +8.51

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Glasgow Partick[8][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles MacAndrew 18,904 62.68 +18.56
Labour Adam McKinlay 11,252 37.31 −8.23
Majority 7,652 25.37 N/A
Turnout 30,156 83.46 +4.63
Registered electors 36,134
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +13.40
General Election 1935: Glasgow Partick [9][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Arthur Young 15,616 53.97 −8.71
Labour Adam McKinlay 13,316 46.03 +8.72
Majority 2,300 7.95 −17.42
Turnout 28,932 78.20 −5.26
Registered electors 36,999
Unionist hold Swing −8.72

General Election 1939/40

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Glasgow Partick [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Arthur Young 13,851 51.59 −2.38
Labour Co-op George Alexander Younger 12,998 48.41 +2.38
Majority 853 3.18 −4.77
Turnout 26,849 69.02 −9.18
Registered electors 38,899
Unionist hold Swing −2.38

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. p. 594. ISBN 0-900178-01-9. 
  5. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  6. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack, 1927
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  8. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  9. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  10. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939