Glasgow Tradeston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Tradeston

Former constituency
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Glasgow Tradeston 1950–1955, Lanarkshire (UK Parliament constituency).svg
Lanarkshire constituencies 1950–1955.svg.
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
1885 (1885)–1955 (1955)
Replaced by Glasgow Govan
Created from Glasgow

Glasgow Tradeston was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1955. 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 fifteenth and sixteenth Municipal Wards.[1]

In 1918 the constituency consisted of "That portion of the city which is bounded by a line commencing at a point on the centre of Glasgow Bridge at the centre line of the River Clyde, thence southward along the centre line of Glasgow Bridge, Bridge Street and Eglinton Street to the centre line of the Glasgow and South Western Railway at Eglinton Street Station, thence westward along the centre line of the Glasgow and South Western Railway (Paisley Canal Line) to the centre line of Shields Road, thence northwards along the centre line of Shields Road to the centre line of the Caledonian Railway, thence westward along the centre line of the said Caledonian Railway and the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway to a point in line with the centre line of Church Road, thence northward along the centre line of Church Road, Whitefield Road, and the portion of Govan Road to the west of Princes Dock and continuation thereof to the centre line of the River Clyde, thence eastward along the centre line of the River Clyde to the point of commencement."

1918-1949: The County of the City of Glasgow wards of Kingston and Kinning Park[2]

1950-1955: The County of the City of Glasgow wards of Kinning Park and Kingston, and part of Govan

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [3] Party
1885 Archibald Cameron Corbett, later Baron Rowallan Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
January 1910 Independent Liberal
December 1910 Liberal
1911 James Dundas White Liberal
1918 Vivian Leonard Henderson Unionist
1922 Thomas Henderson Labour Co-operative
1931 William Hannah McLean Unionist
1935 Thomas Henderson Labour Co-operative
1945 John Rankin Labour Co-operative
1955 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Glasgow Tradeston [4][5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Archibald Corbett 4,354 56.69 N/A
Conservative James Somervell 3,240 42.19 N/A
Scottish Land Restoration Wallace McGuffin Greaves 86 1.12 N/A
Majority 1,114 14.51 N/A
Turnout 7,680 83.28 N/A
Registered electors 9,222
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Glasgow Tradeston [4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Archibald Corbett 3,878 54.99 N/A
Liberal John Meiklejohn 3,174 45.01 −11.68
Majority 704 9.98 N/A
Turnout 7,052 76.47 −6.81
Registered electors 9,222
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing N/A

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Caldwell
General Election 1892: Glasgow Tradeston [6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Archibald Corbett 3,366 45.82 −9.17
Liberal James Caldwell 3,197 43.52 −1.49
Scottish Labour Bennet Burley 783 10.66 N/A
Majority 169 2.30 −7.68
Turnout 7,346 76.00 −0.47
Registered electors 9,666
Liberal Unionist hold Swing −9.17
Smith
General Election 1895: Glasgow Tradeston [8][6][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Archibald Corbett 3,373 53.46 +7.64
Liberal George Green 2,568 40.70 −2.82
Ind. Labour Party Frank Smith 368 5.83 N/A
Majority 805 12.76 +10.46
Turnout 6,309 62.02 −13.98
Registered electors 10,173
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +5.23

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Glasgow Tradeston [8][6][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Archibald Corbett 4,389 61.17 +7.71
Lib-Lab William Maxwell 2,785 38.82 −1.88
Majority 1,604 22.36 +9.60
Turnout 7,174 74.18 +12.16
Registered electors 9,671
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +4.80
General Election 1906: Glasgow Tradeston [8][6][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Archibald Corbett 4,416 50.62 −10.55
Liberal David Marshall Mason 4,063 46.57 +7.75
Independent Conservative
  • Abraham Rosenthal
245 2.81 N/A
Majority 353 4.05 −18.31
Turnout 8,724 83.49 +9.31
Registered electors 10,449
Liberal Unionist hold Swing −9.15
  • Stood as a 'Fiscal Reform' candidate

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Mason
General Election Jan 1910: Glasgow Tradeston [12][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Liberal Archibald Corbett 2,966 35.26 N/A
Liberal Unionist Archibald Pollock Main 2,773 32.96 −17.66
Liberal David Marshall Mason 2,673 31.78 −14.79
Majority 193 2.29 N/A
Turnout 8,412 87.04 +3.55
Registered electors 9,664
Independent Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing N/A
General Election Dec 1910: Glasgow Tradeston [12][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Archibald Corbett 4,811 60.53 +28.75
Liberal Unionist Archibald Pollock Main 3,137 39.47 +6.51
Majority 1,674 21.06 N/A
Turnout 7,948 82.71 −4.33
Registered electors 9,609
Liberal gain from Independent Liberal Swing N/A
Glasgow Tradeston by-election, 1911[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal J. D. White 3,869 58.16 −2.37
Liberal Unionist John Henry Watts 2,783 41.84 +2.37
Majority 1,086 16.33 −4.73
Turnout 6,652 69.23 −13.48
Registered electors 9,609
Liberal hold Swing −2.37
General Election 1918: Glasgow Tradeston [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist 12,250 63.24 +21.40
British Socialist Party James MacDougall 3,751 19.36 N/A
Liberal J. D. White 3,369 17.39 −43.13
Majority 8,499 43.88 N/A
Turnout 19,370
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +32.27
  • endorsed by coalition government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Glasgow Tradeston [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Thomas Henderson 14,190 55.70 N/A
Unionist Vivian Henderson 9,977 39.16 −24.08
Liberal Charles de Bois Murray 1,310 5.14 −12.25
Majority 4,213 16.54 N/A
Turnout 25,477
Labour Co-op gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 1923: Glasgow Tradeston [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Thomas Henderson 12,787 60.13 +4.43
Liberal Douglas Macdonald 8,479 39.87 +34.73
Majority 4,308 20.26 +3.72
Turnout 21,266
Labour Co-op hold Swing +4.43
General Election 1924: Glasgow Tradeston [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Thomas Henderson 14,067 55.95 −4.18
Liberal Douglas Macdonald 11,074 44.05 +4.18
Majority 2,993 11.90 −8.36
Turnout 25,141
Labour Co-op hold Swing −4.18
General Election 1929: Glasgow Tradeston [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Thomas Henderson 17,864 58.66 +2.71
Unionist Ingram Spencer 12,592 41.34 N/A
Majority 5,272 17.31 +5.41
Turnout 30,456
Labour Co-op hold Swing +2.71

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Glasgow Tradeston [17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William McLean 15,067 52.60 +11.26
Labour Co-op Thomas Henderson 13,579 47.40 −11.26
Majority 1,488 5.19 N/A
Turnout 28,646 73.40
Registered electors 39,026
Unionist gain from Labour Co-op Swing +11.26
General Election 1935: Glasgow Tradeston [19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Thomas Henderson 12,253 47.07 −0.33
Unionist William McLean 10,354 39.78 −12.82
Ind. Labour Party James Carmichael 3,423 13.15 N/A
Majority 1,899 7.30 N/A
Turnout 26,030 69.26 −3.14
Registered electors 37,582
Labour Co-op gain from Unionist Swing −0.33

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 Tradeston[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Rankin 13,153 59.72 +12.65
Unionist H Black 8,871 40.28 +0.50
Majority 4,282 19.44 +12.14
Turnout 22,023 62.19 −7.07
Registered electors 35,412
Labour hold Swing +12.65

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Glasgow Tradeston[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Rankin 26,598 62.88 +3.16
Unionist Alexander Hart 15,074 37.12 −3.16
Majority 10,894 25.75 +6.31
Turnout 41,672 78.75 +16.56
Registered electors 53,719
Labour Co-op hold Swing +3.16
General Election 1951: Glasgow Tradeston[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Rankin 26,966 63.10 +0.22
Unionist Alexander Hart 15,771 36.90 −0.22
Majority 11,195 26.20 +0.45
Turnout 42,737 80.03 +1.28
Registered electors 53,404
Labour Co-op hold Swing +0.22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, Sixth Schedule
  2. ^ Craig, F.W.S. (1972). Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972. Chichester: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  8. ^ a b c Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  11. ^ Rubinstein, William D; Jolles, Michael A; Rubinstein, Hilary L, eds. (2011). The Palgrave dictionary of Anglo-Jewish history (First ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 817. ISBN 978-1-4039-3910-4. 
  12. ^ a b c Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  13. ^ a b British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  14. ^ The Times, 16 November 1922
  15. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  16. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
  17. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  18. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1931". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  19. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  20. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1935". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  21. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  22. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1945". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  23. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950. 
  24. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.