Greenock and Inverclyde (UK Parliament constituency)

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Greenock and Inverclyde
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Replaced by Inverclyde
Created from Greenock & Port Glasgow
Renfrew West & Inverclyde

Greenock and Inverclyde was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1997 until 2005, when it was replaced by the Inverclyde constituency. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.


The Inverclyde District electoral divisions of Greenock Central East, Greenock South West, and Inverclyde West.

The constituency included all of the council area of Inverclyde except the wards covering Port Glasgow and Kilmacolm, which were in the West Renfrewshire constituency.

The unusual choice of name (since the town of Greenock is in Inverclyde) reflects the fact that the constituency was created from parts of two predecessor constituencies, Greenock and Port Glasgow and Renfrew West and Inverclyde.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1997 Norman Godman Labour
2001 David Cairns Labour
2005 constituency abolished: see Inverclyde

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Greenock and Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Cairns 14,929 52.5 −3.6
Liberal Democrat Chic Brodie 5,039 17.7 +3.9
SNP Andrew Robert Murie 4,248 14.9 −3.6
Conservative Alistair Macdonald Haw 3,000 10.6 −0.9
Scottish Socialist David William Landels 1,203 4.2 N/A
Majority 9,890 34.8
Turnout 28,419 59.3 −11.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Greenock and Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Norman Godman 19,480 56.2 N/A
SNP Brian J. Goodall 6,440 18.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Rod Ackland 4,791 13.8 N/A
Conservative Hugo Swire 3,976 11.5 N/A
Majority 13,040 37.6 N/A
Turnout 34,687 70.8 N/A
Labour win (new seat)