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Edinburgh North (UK Parliament constituency)

Edinburgh North
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Major settlements Edinburgh
19181983
Number of members One

Edinburgh North was a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1983. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Contents

  • Boundaries 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Election results 3
    • Elections in the 1910s 3.1
    • Elections in the 1920s 3.2
    • Elections in the 1930s 3.3
    • Elections in the 1940s 3.4
    • Elections in the 1950s 3.5
    • Elections in the 1960s 3.6
    • Elections in the 1970s 3.7
  • References 4

Boundaries

In 1918 the constituency consisted of the "Broughton, Calton, St. Andrew's and St. Stephen's Municipal Wards of Edinburgh."

Members of Parliament

Year Member[1] Party
1918 James Clyde Unionist
1920 b-e Patrick Johnstone Ford Unionist
1923 Peter Wilson Raffan Liberal
1924 Sir Patrick Johnstone Ford Unionist
1935 Alexander Galloway Erskine Erskine-Hill Unionist
1945 George Willis Labour
1950 James Latham McDiarmid Clyde Unionist
1955 William Rankine Milligan Unionist
1960 b-e Lord Dalkeith Unionist
1973 b-e Alexander Fletcher Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Election results

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1918[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 11,879 63.0 n/a
Liberal James Johnston 6,986 37.0 n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
Unionist win
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s

Walter Runciman
Edinburgh North by-election, 1920[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Patrick Johnstone Ford 9,944 44.8 -18.2
Liberal Rt Hon. Walter Runciman 8,469 38.1 +1.1
Labour David Graham Pole 3,808 17.1 n/a
Majority 1,475 6.7 -19.3
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing -9.7
General Election 1922[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Patrick Johnstone Ford 14,805 61.8 +17.0
Liberal P H Allan 9,165 38.2 +0.1
Majority 5,640 23.6 +16.9
Turnout 23,970
Unionist hold Swing +8.4
General Election 1923[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter Wilson Raffan 13,744 55.7 +17.5
Unionist Patrick Johnstone Ford 10,909 44.3 -17.5
Majority 2,835 11.4 35.0
Turnout 24,653 66.3
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +17.5
General Election 1924[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Patrick Johnstone Ford 14,461 49.3 +5.0
Labour Miss E Stewart 8,192 27.9 n/a
Liberal Peter Wilson Raffan 6,669 22.7 -33.0
Majority 6,269 21.4 n/a
Turnout 29,322
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing n/a
General Election 1929[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir Patrick Johnstone Ford 13,993 39.7 -9.6
Labour Miss E Stewart 11,340 32.2 +4.3
Liberal William Mitchell 9,877 28.1 +5.4
Majority 2,653 7.5 -13.9
Turnout 35,210 73.8
Unionist hold Swing -6.9

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir Patrick Johnstone Ford 26,361
Labour Robert Gibson 8,771
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
Miss Macmillan
General Election 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Alexander Galloway Erskine Erskine-Hill 20,776
Labour G.W. Crawford 8,654
Liberal Chrystal Macmillan 1,798
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

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 from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eustace George Willis 12,825
Unionist Sir Alexander Galloway Erskine Erskine-Hill 12,270
Liberal Lt. Charles Hampton Johnston 3,344
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General Election 1950: Edinburgh North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist James Latham McDiarmid Clyde 17,826 51.21
Labour Eustace George Willis 13,683 39.31
Liberal Iain Padruig Crawford 3,303 9.49
Majority 5,334
Turnout 78.71
Unionist gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960s

Edinburgh North by-election, 1960[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Francis John Montagu Douglas Scott, Lord Dalkeith 12,109 54.2
Labour Ronald King Murray 6,775 30.3
Liberal R. McPake 3,458 15.5
Majority 5,334
Turnout 53.1
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

References

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  5. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  6. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  7. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  8. ^ The Times, 20 May 1960
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