Glasgow Kelvingrove
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandCity of Glasgow
19181983
Number of membersOne
Replaced byGlasgow Maryhill and Glasgow Hillhead[1]
Created fromGlasgow College

Glasgow Kelvingrove was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 1983. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system. In February 1974 it absorbed the entire Glasgow Woodside Constituency which had existed from 1950 but lost the part of the Exchange Ward it had previously included to Glasgow Central.

Boundaries

1950–1955: The County of the City of Glasgow wards of Anderston and Park.

1955–1974: The County of the City of Glasgow wards of Anderston and Park, and part of Exchange ward.

1974–1983: The County of the City of Glasgow wards of Anderston, Botanic Gardens, Kelvin, Park, Partick East, and Woodside.

Members of Parliament

Election Member [2] Party
1918 John MacLeod Coalition Conservative
1922 William Hutchison Unionist
1924 by-election Walter Elliot Unionist
1945 John Williams Labour
1950 Walter Elliot Unionist
1958 by-election Mary McAlister Labour
1959 Frank Lilley Unionist
1964 Maurice Miller Labour
Feb 1974 Neil Carmichael Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1910s

General election 1918: Glasgow Kelvingrove [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
C Unionist John MacLeod 13,648 64.2
Independent Labour Walter Graham Leachman 5,012 23.6
Liberal George MacPherson 2,582 12.2
Majority 8,636 40.6
Turnout 21,242 53.5
Registered electors 39,702
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1922: Glasgow Kelvingrove [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist William Hutchison 13,442 54.8 −9.4
Liberal Robert Roxburgh 11,094 45.2 +33.0
Majority 2,348 9.6 −31.0
Turnout 24,536 64.5 +11.0
Registered electors 38,031
Unionist hold Swing −21.2
General election 1923: Glasgow Kelvingrove [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist William Hutchison 11,025 42.9 −11.9
Communist *Aitken Ferguson 10,021 39.0 New
Liberal Alexander James Grieve 4,662 18.1 −27.1
Majority 1,004 3.9 −5.7
Turnout 25,708 68.2 +3.7
Registered electors 37,692
Unionist hold Swing +7.6

* Ferguson labelled himself a Labour party candidate without any official endorsement, despite being an official Communist candidate.

1924 Glasgow Kelvingrove by-election[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Elliot 15,488 55.3 +12.4
Labour Aitken Ferguson 11,167 39.8 New
Liberal John Pratt 1,372 4.9 −13.2
Majority 4,321 15.5 +11.6
Turnout 28,027 70.5 +2.3
Registered electors 39,779
Unionist hold Swing +12.8
General election 1924: Glasgow Kelvingrove [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Elliot 18,034 58.4 +15.5
Labour Thomas Archibald Kerr 12,844 41.6 N/A
Majority 5,190 16.8 +12.9
Turnout 30,878 77.5 +9.3
Registered electors 39,841
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1929: Glasgow Kelvingrove [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Elliot 17,031 48.9 −9.5
Labour John Winning 15,173 43.6 +2.0
Liberal William Reid 2,623 7.5 New
Majority 1,858 5.3 −11.5
Turnout 34,827 74.9 −2.6
Registered electors 46,507
Unionist hold Swing −5.8

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1931: Glasgow Kelvingrove[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Elliot 21,481 63.4 +14.5
Ind. Labour Party John Winning 12,415 36.6 New
Majority 9,066 26.8 +21.5
Turnout 33,896 76.7 +1.8
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1935: Glasgow Kelvingrove [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Elliot 15,100 48.7 -14.7
Labour Hector McNeil 14,951 48.1 New
Liberal Henry George Rae 1,004 3.2 New
Majority 149 0.6 -26.2
Turnout 31,055 72.5 -4.2
Unionist hold Swing

General Election 1939–40

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Glasgow Kelvingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Williams 12,273 46.0 -2.1
Unionist Walter Elliot 12,185 45.7 -3.0
SNP Christopher Grieve 1,314 4.9 New
Liberal Charles John Edwin Morgan 919 3.4 +0.2
Majority 88 0.3 N/A
Turnout 26,691 61.7 -10.8
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +0.4

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Glasgow Kelvingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Elliot 15,197 49.6 +3.9
Labour John Williams 13,973 45.6 -0.4
Liberal Sydney John Ranger 831 2.7 -0.7
Independent Christopher Grieve 639 2.1 New
Majority 1,224 4.0 N/A
Turnout 30,640
Unionist gain from Labour Swing
General election 1951: Glasgow Kelvingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Elliot 15,837 52.4 +2.8
Labour John Williams 14,406 47.6 +2.0
Majority 1,431 4.8 +0.8
Turnout 30,243
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1955: Glasgow Kelvingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Elliot 14,854 55.4 +3.0
Labour John Williams 11,966 44.6 -3.0
Majority 2,888 10.8 +6.0
Turnout 26,820
Unionist hold Swing
1958 Glasgow Kelvingrove by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary McAlister 10,210 48.00 +3.38
Unionist Katharine Elliot 8,850 41.61 -13.77
Independent Liberal David Murray 1,622 7.63 New
Ind. Labour Party William C Park 587 2.76 New
Majority 1,360 6.39 N/A
Turnout 21,269
Labour gain from Unionist Swing
General election 1959: Glasgow Kelvingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Frank Lilley 12,355 50.7 -4.7
Labour Mary McAlister 11,254 46.2 +1.6
Ind. Labour Party William C Park 740 3.0 N/A
Majority 1,101 4.5 -6.3
Turnout 24,349
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Glasgow Kelvingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maurice Miller 10,340 54.1 +7.9
Unionist Frank Lilley 8,791 45.9 -4.8
Majority 1,549 8.2 N/A
Turnout 19,131
Labour gain from Unionist Swing
General election 1966: Glasgow Kelvingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maurice Miller 9,311 57.8 +3.7
Conservative Frank Lilley 6,793 42.2 -3.7
Majority 2,518 15.6 +7.4
Turnout 16,104
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Glasgow Kelvingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maurice Miller 6,106 53.7 -4.1
Conservative Ronald E Dundas 5,274 46.3 +4.1
Majority 832 7.4 -8.2
Turnout 11,380
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Glasgow Kelvingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Carmichael 13,115 44.5 -9.2
Conservative ART Kenyon 10,717 36.3 -10.0
SNP Colin M MacKellar 5,666 19.2 New
Majority 2,398 8.2 +0.8
Turnout 29,498
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Glasgow Kelvingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Carmichael 11,567 42.8 -1.7
Conservative J Rennie 7,448 27.6 -8.7
SNP Charles Duncan Calman 6,274 23.2 +4.0
Liberal S Glasgow 1,735 6.4 New
Majority 4,119 15.2 +7.0
Turnout 27,024
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: Glasgow Kelvingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Carmichael 11,133 50.33
Conservative ACS MacDougall 6,374 28.82
Liberal Eric Bennett 2,412 10.91
SNP Ian O Bayne 2,199 9.94
Majority 4,759 21.51
Turnout 22,118 65.63
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "'Glasgow Kelvingrove', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 22 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 1)
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  6. ^ The Times, 26 May 1924
  7. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanac, 1927
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  9. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  10. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939