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Glasgow Pollok (UK Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Pollok
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
19182005
Number of members One
Replaced by Glasgow South West

Glasgow Pollok was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 2005, when it was replaced by Glasgow South West. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Contents

  • Boundaries 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Results 3
  • References 4

Boundaries

1918-1945: "That portion of the city which is bounded by a line commencing at a point on the municipal boundary at the centre line of the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway, thence eastward along the centre line of the said Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway and the Caledonian Railway to the centre line of Shields Road, thence southward along the centre line of Shields Road to the centre line of the Glasgow and South Western Railway (Paisley Canal Line), thence, eastward along the centre line of the said Glasgow and South Western Railway to the centre line of Eglinton Street, thence southward along the centre line of Eglinton Street and Victoria Road to the centre line of Queen's Drive, thence southward along the centre line of the main avenue in the Queen's Park to the centre line of Langside Road, thence south-westward along the centre line of Langside Road to the centre line of Millbrae Road, thence south-westward along the centre line of Millbrae Road and Langside Road to the centre line of the River Cart at Millbrae Bridge, thence westward and north-westward along the centre line of the River Cart to the centre line of Kilmarnock Road, thence southward along the centre line of Kilmarnock Road to the municipal boundary, thence northwestward, south-westward, northward, westward and northward along the municipal boundary to the point of commencement."

Members of Parliament

Election Member [1] Party
1918 Sir John Gilmour Unionist
1940 by-election Thomas Galbraith Unionist
1955 Sir John George Unionist
1964 Alex Garrow Labour
1967 by-election Esmond Wright Conservative
1970 James White Labour
1987 Jimmy Dunnachie Labour
1997 Ian Davidson Labour Co-operative
2005 constituency abolished

Results

General Election 2001: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ian Davidson 15,497 61.3 +1.4
SNP David Ritchie 4,229 16.7 -1.1
Scottish Socialist Keith Baldassara 2,522 10.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Isabel Nelson 1,612 6.4 +2.9
Conservative Rory O’Brien 1,417 5.6 -0.4
Majority 11,268 44.6
Turnout 25,277 51.4 -15.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1997: Glasgow Pollok[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Davidson 19,653 59.9 +16.5
SNP David Logan 5,862 17.9 +2.2
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 3,639 11.1 N/A
Conservative Edwin S. Hamilton 1,979 6.0 -9.7
Liberal Democrat David M. Jago 1,137 3.5 -2.5
ProLife Alliance Miss Monica Gott 380 1.2 N/A
Referendum Party Derek G. Haldane 152 0.46 N/A
Majority 13,791 42.0 +17.9
Turnout 32,802 66.5 -4.7
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1992: Glasgow Pollok[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jimmy Dunnachie 14,170 43.4
Scottish Militant Labour Tommy Sheridan 6,287 19.3 N/A
Conservative Russell Gray 5,147 15.8
SNP George A. Leslie 5,107 15.6
Liberal Democrat David M. Jago 1,932 5.92
Majority 7,883 24.2
Turnout 32,643 70.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Glasgow Pollok[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James White 21,420 49.25
Conservative DA Roser 12,928 29.72
SNP A McIntosh 4,187 9.63
Liberal G McKell 3,946 9.07
Independent Labour NG Armstrong 869 2.00
National Front I Skinner 104 0.24
Independent Democrat RB Hilton 41 0.09
Majority 8,492 19.52
Turnout 43,494 73.68
By-election 1967: Glasgow Pollok [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Prof Esmond Wright 14,270
Labour R. Douglas 12,069
SNP G.A. Leslie 10,884
Liberal I.D. Miller 735
Communist A.C. Murray 694
By-election 1940: Glasgow Pollok [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Comm Thomas Galbraith 17,850
Ind. Labour Party J. Nicholson 2,401
General Election 1935: Glasgow Pollok [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Lt Col Rt Hon Sir John Gilmour Bt GCVO DSO 22,408
Labour J. McInnes 8,670
General Election 1931: Glasgow Pollok[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Col Rt Hon Sir John Gilmour Bt DSO 27,772
Labour John Rankin 6,323
General Election 1924: Glasgow Pollok [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon Sir John Gilmour 20,622
Labour John Rankin 6,749
General Election 1923: Glasgow Pollok [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon Sir John Gilmour 14,013
Labour John Rankin 6,836

At a by-election in April 1921, Sir John Gilmour was returned unopposed [11]

General Election 1918: Glasgow Pollok [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Conservative Col John Gilmour DSO unopposed

References

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)
  2. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/constit/631.htm
  3. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge92/i09.htm
  4. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge79/i09.htm
  5. ^ The Times, 10 Mar 1967
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1944
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  8. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  9. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
  10. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  11. ^ The Times, 11 April 1921
  12. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
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