North West Lanarkshire (UK Parliament constituency)


North West Lanarkshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 55°49′41″N 4°03′36″W / 55.828°N 4.060°W / 55.828; -4.060

North West Lanarkshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland county of Lanark
1885 (1885)1918 (1918)
Number of members One

North West Lanarkshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1885 to 1918. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

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Boundaries

The name relates the constituency to the county of Lanark. The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 provided that the North-West division was to consist of "so much of the Parish of Barony as lies beyond the present boundary of the municipal burgh of Glasgow and to the east of the main line of railway before mentioned (main line of railway between Glasgow and Edinburgh of the North British Railway Company (being the old Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)), and the parishes of Cadder and Old Monkland". [1]

Members of Parliament

Election Member[2] Party
1885 John Baird Conservative
1886 Robert Cunninghame-Graham Liberal
1892 Graeme Alexander Lockhart Whitelaw Conservative
1895 John Goundry Holburn Liberal
1899 by-election Charles Mackinnon Douglas Liberal
1906 William Lowson Mitchell-Thompson, later Baron Selsdon Unionist
Jan. 1910 William Mather Rutherford Pringle Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results

General Election Dec 1910: North West Lanarkshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Mather Rutherford Pringle 9,315
Conservative Arthur Stanley Pringle 8,486
General Election Jan 1910: North West Lanarkshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Mather Rutherford Pringle 8,422
Conservative William Mitchell-Thomson 7,528
Labour Robert Small 1,718


General Election 1906: North West Lanarkshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Mitchell-Thomson 5,588 40.5
Liberal Charles Mackinnon Douglas 4,913 35.6
Scottish Workers Joseph Sullivan 3,291 23.9
General Election 1900: North West Lanarkshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Mackinnon Douglas DSc 5,505
Liberal Unionist Lewis Edmunds 5,214
Registered electors 13,568
By-election 21 Feb 1899: North West Lanarkshire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Mackinnon Douglas DSc 5,723
Conservative Graeme Alexander Whitelaw 5,364
General Election 1895: North West Lanarkshire [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Goundry Holburn 5,244
Conservative Graeme Alexander Whitelaw 5,147
General Election 1892: North West Lanarkshire [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graeme Alexander Whitelaw 4,770
Liberal Col James C.R. Reade 4,689
Registered electors 11,408
General Election 1886: North West Lanarkshire [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Cunninghame-Graham 4,030
Conservative John Baird 3,698
General Election 1885: North West Lanarkshire [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Baird 4,545
Liberal Robert Cunninghame-Graham 3,442

Notes

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885, Seventh Schedule, Part II
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1916
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1916
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1901
  9. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889
  11. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, 1889

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