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Stirling and Falkirk (UK Parliament constituency)

Stirling and Falkirk Burghs
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Major settlements Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth
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Number of members One
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Number of members One
Type of constituency District of Burghs constituency

Stirling and Falkirk Burghs was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918, comprising the burghs of Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth. It ceased to be a District of Burghs in 1950, but a constituency of the same name covering the same burghs continued in existence. In 1974 it became Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth. This was in turn abolished in 1983; it was the last British constituency (apart from those including islands) to consist of non-contiguous parts.[citation needed]

Boundaries

In 1918, the constituency comprised the burghs of Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth.

Members of Parliament

Stirling and Falkirk (1918-1974)

Year Member Party
1918 John Archibald Murray Macdonald Liberal
1922 Hugh Murnin Labour
1923 Sir George McCrae Liberal
1924 Hugh Murnin Labour
1931 James Scott Cumberland Reid, later Baron Reid Conservative
1935 Joseph Westwood Labour
1948 by-election Malcolm MacPherson Labour
1971 by-election Harry Ewing Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth (1974-1983)

Elections

1970s

Stirling and Falkirk by-election, 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Ewing 17,536 46.47 -4.26
SNP Robert McIntyre 13,048 34.58 +20.08
Conservative David R. Anderson 7,149 18.95 -15.82
Turnout 37,733
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Stirling and Falkirk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm MacPherson 22,984 50.73
Conservative David R. Anderson 15,754 34.77
SNP I Murray 6,571 14.50
Majority 7,230 15.96
Turnout 45,309 72.58
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

Stirling and Falkirk by-election, 1948[1]

Electorate 47,544

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm MacPherson 17,001 49.0 -7.1
Unionist WDHC Forbes 14,826 42.8 -1.1
SNP R Curran 2,831 8.2 n/a
Majority 2,175 6.2 -6.0
Turnout 72.9 +1.4
Labour hold Swing -3.0
General Election 1945: Stirling and Falkirk[2]

Electorate 45,666

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rt Hon. Joseph C Westwood 18,326 56.1 +4.9
Unionist James Frederick Gordon Thomson 14,323 43.9 -4.9
Majority 4,003 12.2 +9.8
Turnout 71.5 -6.9
Labour hold Swing +4.9

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1935: Stirling and Falkirk[3]

Electorate 44,702

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph C Westwood 17,958 51.2 +14.8
Unionist James Scott Cumberland Reid 17,087 48.8 -14.8
Turnout 78.4 -3.0
Majority 871 2.4 29.6
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +14.8
General Election 1931: Stirling and Falkirk[4]

Electorate 42,179

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist James Scott Cumberland Reid 21,844 63.6 +32.3
Labour Hugh Murnin 12,483 36.4 -11.0
Turnout 81.4 +2.3
Majority 9,361 27.2 43.3
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +21.6

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1929: Stirling and Falkirk[5]

Electorate 41,036

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Murnin 15,408 47.4 -6.5
Unionist Douglas Jamieson 10,164 31.3 n/a
Independent Protestant A Ratcliffe 6,902 21.3 n/a
Turnout 79.1 -2.5
Majority 5,244 16.1 +7.5
Labour hold Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Stirling and Falkirk[6]

Electorate 30,592

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Murnin 13,436 53.9 +4.3
Liberal Sir George McCrae 11,512 46.1 -4.3
Turnout 81.6
Majority 1,924 7.8 8.6
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +4.3
General Election 1923: Stirling and Falkirk[7]

Electorate 29,668

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir George McCrae 10,721 50.4 +3.7
Labour Hugh Murnin 10,565 49.6 -3.7
Turnout 71.7 0.0
Majority 156 0.8 7.4
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +3.7
General Election 1922: Stirling and Falkirk[8]

Electorate 28,986

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Murnin 11,073 53.3 +17.6
National Liberal Rt Hon. John Archibald Murray Macdonald 9,717 46.7 -17.6
Turnout 71.7 +22.3
Majority 1,356 6.6 35.2
Labour gain from National Liberal Swing +17.6

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1918: Stirling and Falkirk[9]

Electorate 29,443

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. John Archibald Murray Macdonald 9,350 64.3 n/a
Labour Archibald Logan 5,201 35.7 n/a
Turnout 49.4 n/a
Majority 4,149 28.6 n/a
Liberal win

References

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig