West Renfrewshire (UK Parliament constituency)


West Renfrewshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = West Renfrewshire
Type = County
Year = 1885, 1997
Abolition = 1983, 2005
members = one

West Renfrewshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1983 and again from 1997 until 2005. In 2005 the constituency was abolished and the area is now represented by Inverclyde, Paisley and Renfrewshire North and Paisley and Renfrewshire South.

Boundaries

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 provided that the Western division should consist of "the parishes of Inverkip, Greenock, Port Glasgow, Kilmalcolm, Erskine, Inchinnan, Houston, Kilbarchan, Lochwinnoch, Renfrew, Abbey, Neilston, Beith, and Dunlop". [ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, Seventh Schedule, Part II ]

From 1918 the constituency consisted of "The Lower county District, inclusive of all burghs situated therein, except the burgh of Greenock, together with the burgh of Johnstone."

Member of Parliament

MPs 1885-1983

*1885 Sir Archibald Campbell Conservative
*1892 Sir Charles Bine Renshaw Conservative
*1906 Sir Thomas Glen Glen-Coats Liberal
*1910 James William Greig Liberal
*1922 Robert Murray, father of David Stark Murray
*1924 Archibald Douglas MacInnes Shaw Conservative
*1929 Robert Forgan Labour
*1931 Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, later Earl of Dundee Conservative
*1945 Thomas Scollan
*1950 John Scott Maclay, later Viscount Muirshiel
*1964 Norman Findlay Buchan (to 1983)
*1983 "constuency abolished"

MPs 1997-2005

*1997 "constituency recreated"
*1997 Thomas Graham
*2001 James Sheridan

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn
votes = 17,318
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jean Mann
votes = 10,203
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Roland Muirhead
votes = 3,547
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = New Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Forgan
votes = 1,304
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Thomas Glen Glen-Coats
votes = 5,858
percentage = 56.6
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J. C. Cunninghame
votes = 4,490
percentage = 43.4
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Archibald Campbell Campbell
votes = 3,431
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = William Dunn
votes = 2,881
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Archibald Campbell Campbell
votes = 3,618
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Harry Smith
votes = 2,980
percentage =
change =

References

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