Greenock and Port Glasgow (UK Parliament constituency)
|Greenock and Port Glasgow|
|Former Burgh constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Major settlements||Greenock, Port Glasgow|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Greenock & Inverclyde|
Greenock and Port Glasgow was a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1974 until 1997, electing one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
1974–1983: The burghs of Greenock and Port Glasgow.
1983–1997: The Inverclyde District electoral divisions of Cartsdyke, Clune Brae, Greenock South West, Greenock West Central, Greenock West End, Port Glasgow East, Port Glasgow South, and Port Glasgow West.
As first used, in the February 1974 general election, the constituency had been defined by the Second Periodical Review of the Boundary Commission to cover the burghs of Greenock and Port Glasgow in the county of Renfrew. The rest of the county was covered by the county constituencies of East Renfrewshire and West Renfrewshire, and the burgh constituency of Paisley.
Prior to the February 1974 election, the county had been covered by East Renfrewshire, West Renfrewshire, Greenock, and Paisley, with the Greenock constituency covering the burgh of Greenock, and the burgh of Port Glasgow within the West Renfrewshire constituency.
In 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, counties and burghs throughout Scotland had been abolished in favour of regions and districts and islands council areas. Therefore, in 1975, the constituency of Greenock and Port Glasgow had become effectively a constituency within the Inverclyde district of the Strathclyde region. For the 1983 general election new constituency boundaries were drawn, taking account of new local government boundaries.
Members of Parliament
|February 1974||Dickson Mabon||Labour Co-operative|
|1983||Dr Norman Godman||Labour|
Elections of the 1970s
|Labour Co-op||Dickson Mabon||20,565||48.3||N/A|
|Conservative||John Scott Younger||7,892||18.5||N/A|
|SNP||John Kenneth Wright||4,881||11.5||N/A|
|Communist||Alexander Cameron Murray||483||1.1||N/A|
|Labour Co-op win (new seat)|
|Labour Co-op||Dickson Mabon||21,279||48.2||−0.1|
|SNP||John Kenneth Wright||9,324||21.1||+9.6|
|Conservative||Alexander Kinnear Foote||4,969||11.3||−5.2|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
|Labour Co-op||Dickson Mabon||24,071||53.0||+4.2|
|SNP||John Kenneth Wright||3,435||7.6||−13.5|
|Workers Revolutionary||Isabella Mathieson||176||0.4||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
Elections of the 1980s
|Workers Revolutionary||George McKinlay||114||0.3||−0.1|
Elections of the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Christopher Lambert||4,359||11.4||−6.5|
Notes and references
- Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972 (ISBN 0-900178-09-4), F. W. S. Craig 1972
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.