Glasgow Shettleston (UK Parliament constituency)


Glasgow Shettleston was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 2005. The Shettleston area's representation is now covered by Glasgow Central and Glasgow East.

Glasgow Shettleston
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Glasgow Shettleston in
Subdivisions of ScotlandCity of Glasgow
19182005
Number of membersOne
Replaced byGlasgow Central
Glasgow East
Created fromNorth West Lanarkshire

Boundaries


1918–1950: "That portion of the city which is bounded by a line commencing at a point on the municipal boundary about 299 yards north-westward from the centre of Carntyne Road, at a point where the municipal boundary intersects that road, thence eastward, south-eastward and westward along the municipal boundary to the centre of the Caledonian Railway Branch Line from Rutherglen to Dalmarnock, thence northward along the centre line of the said railway until it, joins the Caledonian Railway (Glasgow Lines), thence northward, north-eastward, northward and north-eastward along the centre line of the last-mentioned railway to a point 380 yards south of the centre line of Cumbernauld Road, thence south-eastward to the point of commencement."

1950–1974: The County of the City of Glasgow wards of Parkhead, Shettleston, and Tollcross, and part of Mile End ward.

1974–1983: The County of the City of Glasgow wards of Mile End and Parkhead, and parts of Shettleston and Tollcross wards.

1983–1997: The City of Glasgow District electoral divisions of Belvidere/Carntyne, Mount/Baillieston, and Parkhead/Shettleston.

1997–2005: The City of Glasgow District electoral divisions of Calton/Dalmarnock, Gorbals/Govanhill, and Shettleston/Tollcross.

Members of Parliament


ElectionMember [1]Party
1918 Thomas Benjamin Stratton Adair Unionist
1922 John Wheatley Labour
1930 by-election John McGovern Labour
1930 Independent Labour Party
1947 Labour
1959 Sir Myer Galpern Labour
1979 David Marshall Labour
2005 constituency abolished

Elections


Elections in the 1910s

General election 1918: Glasgow Shettleston [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
C Unionist Thomas Benjamin Stratton Adair 9,901 50.2
Labour John Wheatley 9,827 49.8
Majority 74 0.4
Turnout 19,728 62.7
Registered electors 31,488
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s

1922 general election: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Wheatley 14,695 59.1 +9.3
National Liberal Thomas Ramsay 9,704 39.0 New
Anti-Parliamentary Communist Guy Aldred 470 1.9 New
Majority 4,991 20.1 N/A
Turnout 24,869 83.9 +21.2
Registered electors 29,639
Labour gain from Unionist Swing N/A
General election 1923: Glasgow Shettleston [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Wheatley 12,624 59.8 +0.7
Liberal Francis John Robertson 8,471 40.2 +1.2
Majority 4,153 19.6 −0.5
Turnout 21,095 71.0 −12.9
Registered electors 29,708
Labour hold Swing −0.3
General election 1924: Glasgow Shettleston [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Wheatley 12,714 51.3 −8.5
Unionist John Maurice Reid Miller 12,084 48.7 New
Majority 630 2.6 −17.0
Turnout 24,798 81.8 +10.8
Registered electors 30,324
Labour hold Swing N/A
General election 1929: Glasgow Shettleston [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Wheatley 19,594 60.4 +9.1
Unionist Herbert James Moss 12,870 39.6 −9.1
Majority 6,724 20.8 +18.2
Turnout 32,464 76.9 −4.9
Registered electors 42,193
Labour hold Swing +9.1

Elections in the 1930s

1930 Glasgow Shettleston by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McGovern 10,699 42.8 -17.6
Unionist William Templeton 10,303 41.2 +1.6
National (Scotland) John McNicol 2,527 10.1 New
Communist Shapurji Saklatvala 1,459 5.8 New
Majority 396 1.6 -19.2
Turnout 24,988 36.5 -40.4
Labour hold Swing
General election 1931: Glasgow Shettleston[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Labour Party John McGovern 16,301 47.8 New
Unionist James Lucas 15,530 45.5 +5.9
Labour J.Y Marshall 1,856 5.4 -55.0
New Party W.E. Stevenson 402 1.2 New
Majority 771 2.3 N/A
Turnout 34,089
Ind. Labour Party gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: Glasgow Shettleston [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Labour Party John McGovern 18,372 52.8 +5.0
Unionist Ronald Russell 13,807 39.7 -5.8
Labour George Beggs 2,610 7.5 +2.1
Majority 4,565 13.1 +10.8
Turnout 34,789 74.5
Ind. Labour Party hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Glasgow Shettleston[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Labour Party John McGovern 11,947 35.5 -17.3
Unionist William Gordon Bennett 10,453 31.1 -8.6
Labour John Stewart Dallas 6,910 20.6 +13.1
Communist Peter Kerrigan 4,122 12.3 New
Independent Isaac Queen 186 0.6 New
Majority 1,494 4.4 -8.7
Turnout 33,618 66.7 -7.8
Ind. Labour Party hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Glasgow Shettleston[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McGovern 23,467 56.7 +36.1
Unionist T. C. Henderson 15,226 36.8 +5.7
Communist Malcolm MacEwen 1,678 4.1 -8.2
Ind. Labour Party James W. Graham 1,031 2.5 -33.0
Majority 8,241 19.9 +15.5
Turnout 41,402 79.9 +13.2
Labour gain from Ind. Labour Party Swing
General election 1951: Glasgow Shettleston[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McGovern 25,359 59.8 +3.1
Unionist John Oswald Mair Hunter 15,876 37.4 +0.6
Ind. Labour Party James W. Graham 1,195 2.8 +0.3
Majority 9,483 22.4 +2.5
Turnout 42,430 81.2 +1.3
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Glasgow Shettleston[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McGovern 21,464 57.8 -2.0
Unionist John Oswald Mair Hunter 15,645 42.2 +4.8
Majority 5,819 15.6 -6.8
Turnout 37,109 69.3 -11.9
Labour hold Swing
General election 1959: Glasgow Shettleston[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 22,916 60.9 +3.1
Unionist D. E. Donaldson 14,743 39.1 -3.1
Majority 8,173 21.8 +6.2
Turnout 37,659 75.3 +6.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Glasgow Shettleston[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 22,494 68.0 +7.1
Unionist George Weir 10,598 32.0 -7.1
Majority 11,896 36.0 +14.2
Turnout 33,092 71.4 -3.9
Labour hold Swing
General election 1966: Glasgow Shettleston[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 20,208 65.6 -2.4
Conservative William James Rennie 6,857 22.3 -9.7
SNP William Lindsay 3,732 12.1 New
Majority 13,351 43.3 +7.3
Turnout 30,797 68.6 -2.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Glasgow Shettleston[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 17,840 59.9 -5.7
Conservative Albert McCue 7,969 26.7 +4.4
SNP William Lindsay 3,995 13.4 +1.3
Majority 9,871 33.2 -10.1
Turnout 29,804 63.6 -5.0
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Glasgow Shettleston[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 14,208 53.6 -6.3
Conservative Leonard Turpie 6,472 24.4 -2.3
SNP William Lindsay 5,834 22.0 +8.6
Majority 7,736 29.2 -4.0
Turnout 26,514 69.5 +5.9
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Glasgow Shettleston[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myer Galpern 13,391 54.3 +0.7
SNP R. Hamilton 7,042 28.6 +6.6
Conservative James Cran 3,543 14.4 -10.0
Liberal Richard John Brodie 690 2.8 New
Majority 6,349 25.7 -3.5
Turnout 24,666 64.4 -5.1
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: Glasgow Shettleston[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 13,955 64.1 +9.8
Conservative M. McClure 4,794 22.0 +7.6
SNP Margo MacDonald 3,022 13.9 -14.7
Majority 9,161 42.1 +16.4
Turnout 21,771 68.2 +3.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: Glasgow Shettleston[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 19,203 54.2 -9.9
Conservative I. Henderson 6,787 19.1 -2.9
Liberal Simon Strachen 6,568 18.5 New
SNP Daniel Hood 2,801 7.9 -6.0
BNP K. Hill 103 0.3 New
Majority 12,416 35.1 -7.0
Turnout 35,462 68.3 +0.1
Labour hold Swing
General election 1987: Glasgow Shettleston[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 23,991 63.6 +9.4
Conservative Mark Fisher 5,010 13.3 -5.8
SNP John Armstrong McVicar 4,807 12.7 +4.8
Liberal Pauline Agnes Margaret Clarke 3,942 10.4 -8.1
Majority 18,981 50.3 +15.2
Turnout 37,750 70.4 +2.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1992: Glasgow Shettleston[23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 21,665 60.6 -3.0
SNP Nicola Sturgeon 6,831 19.1 +6.4
Conservative Norman Mortimer 5,396 15.1 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Joan Orskov 1,881 5.3 -5.1
Majority 14,834 41.5 -8.8
Turnout 35,773 68.9 -1.5
Labour hold Swing
General election 1997: Glasgow Shettleston[25][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 19,616 73.2 +12.6
SNP Humayun Hanif 3,748 14.0 -5.1
Conservative Colin Simpson 1,484 5.5 -9.6
Liberal Democrats Kerry Hiles 1,061 4.0 -1.3
Scottish Socialist Christine McVicar 482 1.8 New
BNP Robert Currie 191 0.7 New
Referendum Thomas Montguire 151 0.6 New
Workers Revolutionary John Graham 80 0.3 New
Majority 15,868 59.2 +17.7
Turnout 26,813 55.7 -13.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2001: Glasgow Shettleston[27][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Marshall 13,235 64.7 -8.5
SNP Jim Byrne 3,417 16.7 +2.7
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 1,396 6.8 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Lewis Hutton 1,105 5.4 +1.4
Conservative Campbell Murdoch 1,082 5.3 -0.2
Socialist Labour Murdo Ritchie 230 1.1 New
Majority 9,818 48.0 -11.2
Turnout 20,465 39.7 -16.0
Labour hold Swing

References