Glasgow Pollok (UK Parliament Constituency)
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Glasgow Pollok UK Parliament Constituency

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.

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 results

Elections of the 2000s

General election 2001: Glasgow Pollok[2]
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 Democrats 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

Elections of the 1990s

General election 1997: Glasgow Pollok[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op 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 Democrats David M. Jago 1,137 3.5 −2.5
ProLife Alliance Monica Gott 380 1.2 N/A
Referendum 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 gain from Labour Swing
General election 1992: Glasgow Pollok[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Dunnachie 14,170 43.4 −19.7
Scottish Militant Labour Tommy Sheridan 6,287 19.3 N/A
Conservative Russell Gray 5,147 15.8 +1.5
SNP George A. Leslie 5,107 15.6 +6.0
Liberal Democrats David M. Jago 1,932 5.9 −6.1
Majority 7,883 24.2
Turnout 32,643 70.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1980s

General election 1987: Glasgow Pollok[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Dunnachie 23,239 63.1 +10.9
Conservative Gillian French 5,256 14.3 −6.2
Liberal James Shearer 4,445 12.0 −5.4
SNP Andrew Doig 3,528 9.6 −0.3
Green Derek Fogg 362 1.0 N/A
Majority 17,983 48.8
Turnout 36,830 71.7 +3.5
Labour hold Swing +8.6
General election 1983: Glasgow Pollok[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James White 18,973 52.2 −1.4
Conservative Jackson Carlaw 7,441 20.5 −8.2
Liberal G. McKell 6,308 17.4 +8.4
SNP F. Hannigan 3,585 9.9 −4.5
Majority 11,532 31.7
Turnout 36,307 68.2 −5.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1970s

General election 1979: Glasgow Pollok[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James White 21,420 49.25 +5.78
Conservative D.A. Roser 12,928 29.72 +2.75
SNP A. McIntosh 4,187 9.63 -14.65
Liberal G McKell 3,946 9.07 +3.79
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
Labour hold Swing +1.52
General election, October 1974: Glasgow Pollok[11][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James White 18,695 43.46 -2.65
Conservative Peter Malone 11,604 26.98 -11.69
SNP David MacQuarrie 10,441 24.27 +9.88
Liberal William Clark Todd 2,274 5.29
Majority 7,091 16.49
Turnout 43,014 72.35
Labour hold Swing +4.52
General election, February 1974: Glasgow Pollok[12][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James White 21,090 46.11
Conservative Ian Lang 17,684 38.67
SNP Matthew D'Arcy Conyers 6,584 14.40
Communist Thomas Biggam 377 0.82
Majority 3,406 7.45
Turnout 45,735 77.46
Labour hold Swing
General election 1970: Glasgow Pollok[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James White 19,311 46.25
Conservative Esmond Wright 18,708 44.81
SNP George Leslie 3,733 8.94
Majority 603 1.44
Turnout 72.46
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1960s

1967 Glasgow Pollok by-election [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Esmond Wright 14,270 36.92 -10.64
Labour Dick Douglas 12,069 31.22 -21.22
SNP George Leslie 10,884 28.16 N/A
Liberal Ian D Miller 735 1.90 N/A
Communist Alexander C. Murray 694 1.80 N/A
Majority 2,208 5,70 N/A
Turnout 38,652
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1966: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alex Garrow 21,257 52.44
Conservative Patrick Tobias Telfer Smollett 19,282 47.56
Majority 1,975 4,87 -
General election 1964: Glasgow Pollok[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alex Garrow 18,089 44.61 +3.38
Unionist Robert D Kernohan 17,793 43.88 -14.89
Liberal Roger N Straker 4,670 11.52 N/A
Majority 296 0.73 N/A
Turnout 40,552 77.84 -1.08
Registered electors 52,094
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +9.14

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Glasgow Pollok[17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John George 24,338 58.77 -2.54
Labour John M Smith 17,072 41.23 +2.54
Majority 7,266 17.55 -5.07
Turnout 41,410 78.92 +3.43
Registered electors 52,472
Unionist hold Swing -2.54
General election 1955: Glasgow Pollok[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John George 23,975 61.31 +5.87
Labour Alexander E Macarthur 15,130 38.69 -5.87
Majority 8,845 22.62 +11.74
Turnout 39,105 75.49 -6.98
Registered electors 51,800
Unionist hold Swing +5.87
General election 1951: Glasgow Pollok[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Thomas Galbraith 28,787 55.44 -0.90
Labour J Smith Clarke 23,136 44.56 +5.73
Majority 5,651 10.88 -6.64
Turnout 51,923 82.47 +1.16
Registered electors 62,963
Unionist hold Swing -3.32
General election 1950: Glasgow Pollok[23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Thomas Galbraith 20,052 56.34 -7.11
Labour J Smith Clarke 17,263 38.83 +5.23
Liberal Alexander Anderson 2,148 4.83 N/A
Majority 7,789 17.52 -26.68
Turnout 44,463 81.31 +13.00
Registered electors 54,685
Unionist hold Swing -6.17

Elections of the 1940s

General election 1945: Glasgow Pollok[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Thomas Galbraith 20,072 63.45 -8.65
Labour Alexander Burns Mackay 10,630 33.60 +5.70
Common Wealth William John Voisey-Youldon 932 2.95 N/A
Majority 9,442 44.20 -14.35
Turnout 31,634 68.31 -1.77
Registered electors 46,312
Unionist hold Swing -7.18
1940 Glasgow Pollok by-election [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Thomas Galbraith 17,850
Ind. Labour Party John Nicholson 2,401
Unionist hold Swing

Elections of the 1930s

General election 1935: Glasgow Pollok [27][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Gilmour 22,408 72.10 -9.35
Labour James McInnes 8,670 27.90 +9.35
Majority 13,738 44.20 -18.71
Turnout 31,078 70.08 -7.07
Registered electors 44,348
Unionist hold Swing -9.35
General election 1931: Glasgow Pollok[29][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Gilmour 27,772 81.45 +12.3
Labour John Rankin 6,323 18.55 -12.2
Majority 21,449 62.91 +24.5
Turnout 34,095 77.15
Registered electors 44,192
Unionist hold Swing +12.25

Elections of the 1920s

General election 1929: Glasgow Pollok [31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Gilmour 22,328 69.2 −6.1
Labour Walter Muter 9,936 30.8 +6.1
Majority 12,392 38.4 −12.2
Turnout 32,264 71.8 −4.7
Registered electors 44,945
Unionist hold Swing −6.1
General election 1924: Glasgow Pollok [32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Gilmour 20,622 75.3 +8.1
Labour John Rankin 6,749 24.7 −8.1
Majority 13,873 50.6 +16.2
Turnout 27,371 76.5 +10.5
Registered electors 35,788
Unionist hold Swing +8.1
General election 1923: Glasgow Pollok [33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Gilmour 14,013 67.2 +3.3
Labour John Rankin 6,836 32.8 +8.1
Majority 7,177 34.4 −4.8
Turnout 20,849 66.0 −12.7
Registered electors 31,612
Unionist hold Swing −2.4
General election 1922: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Gilmour 14,920 63.9 N/A
Labour Alexander Burns Mackay 5,759 24.7 N/A
Liberal T R Anderson 2,658 11.4 N/A
Majority 9,161 39.2 N/A
Turnout 23,337 78.7 N/A
Registered electors 29,670
Unionist hold Swing N/A
By-election, 1921: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist John Gilmour Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
General election 1918: Glasgow Pollok [34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist John Gilmour Unopposed
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

References

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs - Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)
  2. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/constit/631.htm
  4. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge92/i09.htm
  6. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1979". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ a b c "'Glasgow Pollok', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 2016.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1974". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1974". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1970". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ The Times, 10 Mar 1967
  15. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1964". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
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  17. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1959". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
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  19. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1955". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
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  21. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1951". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
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  23. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1950". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
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  25. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1945". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
  26. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1944
  27. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
  28. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1935". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
  29. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  30. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1931". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2016.
  31. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  32. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
  33. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  34. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920

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