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Rutherglen (UK Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Rutherglen
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
[[United Kingdom general election, 1918#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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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

1918-1945: "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."

Members of Parliament

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

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1918: Rutherglen [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal 12,641 n/a
Labour W. Regan 8,759 n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1922: Rutherglen [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Wright 14,029
National Liberal John T Train 11,440
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1923: Rutherglen [3]
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 [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Wright 13,796
Unionist Robert McLaren 12,707
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1929: Rutherglen [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Wright 17,538
Unionist Arthur Patterson Duffes 12,249
Liberal J.D. MacDougall 2,945
Communist A.B. Moffat 842
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

Rutherglen by-election, 1931[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Hardie 16,736
Unionist Herbert James Moss 15,853
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1931: Rutherglen[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Herbert James Moss 22,185
Labour David Hardie 20,131
Majority
Turnout
Unionist gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1935: Rutherglen [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Allan Chapman 20,712
Labour David Hardie 20,131
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Glasgow Rutherglen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Tommy McAvoy 20,430 57.5 +4.1
SNP Ian G.M. Gray 5,423 15.3 −0.3
Liberal Democrat Robert Brown 5,167 14.5 +2.9
Conservative David Campbell Bannerman 3,288 9.3 −9.9
Independent Labour George D. Easton 812 2.3 N/A
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 251 0.7 N/A
Referendum Party Mrs. Julia Kerr 150 0.4 N/A
Majority 15,007 42.2
Turnout 35,521 70.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2001: Glasgow Rutherglen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Tommy McAvoy 16,760 57.4 −0.1
SNP Anne McLaughlin 4,135 14.2 −1.1
Liberal Democrat David Jackson 3,689 12.6 −1.9
Conservative Malcolm MacAskill 3,301 11.3 +2.0
Scottish Socialist Bill Bonnar 1,328 4.5 N/A
Majority 12,625 43.2
Turnout 29,213 56.3 −13.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  2. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
  3. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  4. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack, 1927
  5. ^ The Times, 1 June 1929
  6. ^ The Times, 23 May 1931
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  8. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939

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