Rutherglen (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Rutherglen
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
19182005
Number of members One
Replaced by Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Glasgow Central
Glasgow South

Rutherglen (from 1983, Glasgow Rutherglen) was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 2005. From 2005, most of the area is represented by Rutherglen and Hamilton West, while a small portion is now in Glasgow Central and Glasgow South.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1949: "The burgh of Rutherglen and the parts of the Lower Ward and Middle Ward County Districts which are contained within the parishes of Carmunnock, Cambuslang, and Blantyre, and the extra-burghal portion of the parish of Rutherglen."

1950-1970: The Large Burgh of Rutherglen, and the eighth district.

1970-1983: The Large Burgh of Rutherglen, and part of the eighth and ninth districts. [1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Adam Keir Rodger Coalition Liberal
1922 William Wright Labour
1931 by-election David Hardie Labour
1931 Herbert James Moss Conservative
1935 Allan Chapman Conservative
1945 Gilbert McAllister Labour
1951 Richard Brooman-White Conservative
1964 by-election Gregor Mackenzie Labour
1987 Tommy McAvoy Labour
2005 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Rutherglen [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal 12,641 n/a
Labour William Regan 8,759 n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Rutherglen [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wright 14,029 55.1
National Liberal John Train 11,440 44.9
Majority 2,589 10.2
Turnout 25,469
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1923: Rutherglen [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wright 13,021
Unionist Robert McLaren 7,652
Liberal John Taylor 3,201
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1924: Rutherglen [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wright 13,796
Unionist Robert McLaren 12,707
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1929: Rutherglen [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Wright 17,538 52.2
Unionist Arthur Patterson Duffes 12,249 36.5
Liberal James MacDougall 2,945 8.8
Communist Alex Moffat 842 2.5
Majority 5,289 15.7
Turnout 33,574
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Rutherglen by-election, 1931[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Hardie 16,736
Unionist Herbert Moss 15,853
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1931: Rutherglen[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Herbert Moss 22,185 56.81 +20.3
Labour David Hardie 16,866 43.19 -9.0
Majority 5,319 13.62 N/A
Turnout 39,051 81.61
Registered electors 47,848
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +14.65
General Election 1935: Rutherglen[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Allan Chapman 20,712 50.71 -6.10
Labour David Hardie 20,131 49.29 +6.10
Majority 581 1.42 -12.20
Turnout 40,843 79.99 -1.62
Registered electors 51,063
Unionist hold Swing -6.10

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Rutherglen[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gilbert McAllister 24,738 59.65 +10.36
Unionist Allan Chapman 16,736 40.35 -10.36
Majority 8,002 19.29 N/A
Turnout 41,474 76.55 -3.44
Registered electors 54,180
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +10.36

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Rutherglen[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gilbert McAllister 18,779 49.53 -10.12
Unionist Richard Brooman-White 18,084 47.69 +7.34
Liberal Christian Beveridge Goodfellow 1,055 2.78 N/A
Majority 695 1.83 -17.46
Turnout 37,918 86.09 +9.54
Registered electors 44,047
Labour hold Swing -8.73
General Election 1951: Rutherglen[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Brooman-White 19,554 50.45 +2.76
Labour Gilbert McAllister 19,202 49.55 +0.02
Majority 352 0.91 N/A
Turnout 38,756 87.74 +1.65
Registered electors 44,173
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +1.37
General Election 1955: Rutherglen[17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Brooman-White 19,141 52.90 +2.45
Labour Gilbert McAllister 17,040 47.10 -2.45
Majority 2,101 5.81 +4.90
Turnout 36,181 84.11 -3.63
Registered electors 43,016
Unionist hold Swing +2.45
General Election 1959: Rutherglen[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Brooman-White 19,146 52.07 -0.83
Labour Eddie Milne 17,624 47.93 +0.83
Majority 1,522 4.14 -1.67
Turnout 36,770 85.85 +1.74
Registered electors 42,833
Unionist hold Swing -0.83

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Rutherglen by-election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 18,885 55.51 +7.58
Unionist Iain Sproat 15,138 44.49 -7.58
Majority 3,747 11.01
Turnout 34,023
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +7.6
General Election 1964: Rutherglen[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 18,943 52.60 +4.67
Unionist Ian Sproat 15,413 42.80 -9.27
SNP Robert N Armstrong 1,657 4.60 N/A
Majority 3,530 9.80 N/A
Turnout 36,013 86.22 +0.37
Registered electors 41,771
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +6.97
General Election 1966: Rutherglen[23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 18,621 54.10 +1.50
Conservative John H Young 13,607 39.53 -3.27
SNP Andrew Peacock 2,194 6.37 +1.77
Majority 5,014 14.57 +4.77
Turnout 34,422 84.22 -2.00
Registered electors 40,870
Labour hold Swing +2.39

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Rutherglen[25][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 17,751 52.28 -1.82
Conservative Peter C Hutchison 14,710 43.33 +3.80
Independent Scottish Nationalist David H Livingstone 1,490 4.39 -1.98
Majority 3,041 8.96 -5.61
Turnout 33,951 79.51 -4.71
Registered electors 42,702
Labour hold Swing -2.81
General Election, February 1974: Rutherglen[27][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 19,005 47.58 -4.70
Conservative John Thomson 14,852 38.17 -6.15
SNP Louisa Leslie 6,089 15.24 N/A
Majority 4,153 10.40 +1.44
Turnout 39,946 82.62 +3.11
Registered electors 48,351
Labour hold Swing +0.73
General Election, October 1974: Rutherglen[27][29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 17,099 44.39 -3.18
SNP Ian Ogilvie Bayne 9,732 25.28 +10.04
Conservative John Thomson 9,248 24.03 -13.15
Liberal Robert Brown 2,424 6.30 N/A
Majority 7,356 19.11 +8.71
Turnout 38,492 78.84 -3.78
Registered electors 48,824
Labour hold Swing -6.61
General Election, 1979: Rutherglen[27][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 18,546 46.70 +2.31
Conservative Paul Burns 10,523 26.50 +2.47
Liberal Robert Brown 7,315 18.42 +12.12
SNP Michael Grieve 3,325 8.37 -16.91
Majority 8,023 20.20 +1.09
Turnout 39,709 80.42 +1.58
Registered electors 49,379
Labour hold Swing -0.08

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election, 1983: Rutherglen[31][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gregor Mackenzie 21,510 48.34 -2.40
Liberal Robert Brown 12,384 27.83 +11.18
Conservative Helen Hodgins 8,017 18.02 -5.15
SNP Kenneth Fee 2,438 5.48 -3.79
Workers Revolutionary Christopher Corrigan 148 0.33 N/A
Majority 9,126 20.51 +0.31
Turnout 44,497 75.15 -5.27
Registered electors 59,209
Labour hold Swing -6.79
General Election, 1987: Rutherglen[31][33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tommy McAvoy 24,790 56.01 +7.67
Liberal Robert Brown 10,795 24.39 -3.44
Conservative Graeme Hamilton 5,088 11.50 -6.52
SNP John Higgins 3,584 8.10 +2.62
Majority 13,995 31.62 +11.11
Turnout 44,257 77.22 +2.07
Registered electors 57,313
Labour hold Swing +5.56

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election, 1992: Rutherglen[31][34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tommy McAvoy 21,962 55.38 -0.63
Conservative Brian Cooklin 6,692 16.88 +5.38
SNP John Higgins 6,470 16.32 +8.22
Liberal Democrat David Baillie 4,470 11.27 -13.12
International Communist Party Barbara Slaughter 62 0.16 N/A
Majority 15,270 38.51 +6.89
Turnout 39,656 75.22 -2.00
Registered electors 52,719
Labour hold Swing -3.01
General Election, 1997: Rutherglen[35][36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tommy McAvoy 20,430 57.52 +4.14
SNP Ian Gray 5,423 15.27 -0.31
Liberal Democrat Robert Brown 5,167 14.55 +2.89
Conservative David Campbell Bannerman 3,288 9.26 -9.90
Independent Labour George Easton 812 2.29 N/A
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 251 0.71 N/A
Referendum Julia Kerr 150 0.42 N/A
Majority 15,007 42.25 +3.74
Turnout 35,521 70.10 -5.12
Registered electors 50,673
Labour hold Swing +2.22

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election, 2001: Rutherglen[35][36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tommy McAvoy 16,760 57.4 −0.14
SNP Anne McLaughlin 4,135 14.15 −1.1
Liberal Democrat David Jackson 3,689 12.6 −1.9
Conservative Malcolm MacAskill 3,301 11.30 +2.40
Scottish Socialist Bill Bonnar 1,328 4.55 +3.84
Majority 12,625 43.22 +0.97
Turnout 29,213 56.34 −13.76
Registered electors 51,855
Labour hold Swing +0.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1985-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4. 
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  3. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
  4. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  5. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack, 1927
  6. ^ The Times, 1 June 1929
  7. ^ The Times, 23 May 1931
  8. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  9. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1931". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  10. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
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