North East Lanarkshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°49′44″N 3°45′36″W / 55.829°N 3.760°W / 55.829; -3.760

North East Lanarkshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members One

North East Lanarkshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1885 to 1918. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

The name relates the constituency to the county of Lanark. The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 provided that the North-East division was to consist of "the parishes of New Monkland, Shotts, Dalziel, Bothwell, and so much of the parish of Hamilton as lies north and east of the River Clyde".[1]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1885 Donald Crawford Liberal
1895 John Colville Liberal
1901 by-election Sir William Henry Rattigan Liberal Unionist
1904 by-election Alexander Findlay Liberal
January 1910 Thomas Fleming Wilson Liberal
1911 by-election James Duncan Millar Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: North East Lanarkshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Donald Crawford 4,564 50.89 n/a
Conservative John Charles Cunninghame 4,405 49.11 n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout 8,969 n/a
Liberal win
General Election 1886: North East Lanarkshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Donald Crawford 4,269 51.69
Liberal Unionist Sir Thomas Edward Colebrooke 3,990 48.31
Majority
Turnout 8,259
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: North East Lanarkshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Donald Crawford 5,281
Conservative Alexander Whitelaw 5,184
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1895: North East Lanarkshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Colville 6,288
Conservative Alexander Whitelaw 5,751
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: North East Lanarkshire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Colville 7,120
Liberal Unionist Sir William Henry Rattigan 5,567
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
C.B. Harmsworth
Robert Smillie
North East Lanarkshire by-election, 1901[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Sir William Henry Rattigan 5,673 42.6 -1.3
Liberal Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth 4,769 35.7 -20.4
Scottish Workers Robert Smillie 2,900 21.7 n/a
Majority 6.9 19.1
Turnout 79.0
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
George Touche
John Robertson
North East Lanarkshire by-election, 1904[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alexander Findlay 5,619 39.3 +3.6
Conservative George Alexander Touche 4,677 32.8 -9.8
Scottish Workers John Robertson 3,984 27.9 +6.2
Majority 942 6.5 13.4
Turnout 75.5 -3.5
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing
General Election January 1906[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alexander Findlay 6,436 40.4 +1.1
Conservative Hugh Elliot 4,838 30.4 -2.4
Scottish Workers John Robertson 4,658 29.2 +1.3
Majority 10.0 +3.5
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Joseph Sullivan
General Election Jan 1910: North East Lanarkshire [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Fleming Wilson 9,105 49.8
Conservative James Robertson Wilson 7,012 38.4
Labour Joseph Sullivan 2,160 11.8
Majority 2,093 11.4
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election Dec 1910: North East Lanarkshire [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Fleming Wilson 9,848 58.0
Conservative John Peers Boyd-Carpenter 7,142 42.0
Majority 2,706 16.0 +4.6
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing +2.3
Duncan Millar
North East Lanarkshire by-election, 1911[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Duncan Millar 7,976 45.3
Conservative Park Goff 6,776 38.4
Labour John Robertson 2,879 16.3
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885, Seventh Schedule, Part II
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig
  10. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig
  11. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  12. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  13. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916