Open Access Articles- Top Results for Dumbarton Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

Dumbarton Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

For 1983–2005 constituency, see Dumbarton (UK Parliament constituency).
Dumbarton Burghs
Former District of burghs constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Dunbartonshire
Major settlements Dumbarton and Clydebank
[[United Kingdom general election, 1918#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.1918]]–[[United Kingdom general election, 1950#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.1950]]
Number of members One
Replaced by Dunbartonshire East
Dunbartonshire West
Created from Kilmarnock Burghs

Dumbarton Burghs was a district of burghs constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1950.


It consisted of the burghs of Dumbarton and Clydebank in Dunbartonshire. The rest of the county formed the rural (or county) constituency of Dunbartonshire.


Before creation of the Dumbarton Burghs constituency the burgh of Dumbarton had formed part of the constituency of Kilmarnock Burghs, and Clydebank had been within the Dunbartonshire county constituency. When Dumbarton Burghs was abolished the whole county of Dunbartonshire was re-organised into two new county constituencies, Dunbartonshire East and Dunbartonshire West.

For almost all of its history Dumbarton Burghs was represented by David Kirkwood of the Labour Party, an important Red Clydesider. The only exception was 1918 to 1922, when it was represented by John Taylor, a supporter of David Lloyd George's coalition government.

Members of Parliament

Election Member[1] Party
1918 John Taylor Coalition Liberal
1922 David Kirkwood, later Baron Kirkwood Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results

General Election 1935: Dumbarton Burghs [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Kirkwood 20,409
Conservative M.J. McCracken 10,909
General Election 1931: Dumbarton Burghs[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Kirkwood 16,335
Conservative M.J. McCracken 15,338
General Election 1924: Dumbarton Burghs[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Kirkwood 14,562
Conservative W.B. Munro 10,027
General Election 1923: Dumbarton Burghs[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Kirkwood 13,472
Unionist W.B. Munro 8,520
General Election 1918: Dumbarton Burghs[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Taylor 11,734
Labour David Kirkwood 10,566

See also


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  4. ^ Oliver and Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack, 1927
  5. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920

Template:Scottish Westminster constituencies

Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Buffer' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Buffer' not found.