Glasgow Central (UK Parliament constituency)


Glasgow Central (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Glasgow Central


Type = Burgh
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = City of Glasgow
Year = 1885, recreated 2005
MP = Mohammad Sarwar
Party = Labour
EP = Scotland

Glasgow Central is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). In its current form, the constituency was first used in the general election of 2005, but there was also a "Glasgow Central" constituency from 1885 to 1997.

Boundaries

In 1918 the constituency consisted of "That portion of the city which is bounded by a line commencing at a point at the intersection of the centre lines of Parliamentary Road and Castle Street, thence southward along the centre line of Castle Street to the centre line of Alexandra Parade, thence eastward along the centre line of Alexandra Parade to the centre line of Firpark Street, thence southward along the centre line of Firpark Street and Ark Lane to the centre line of Duke Street, thence westward along the centre line of Duke Street to the centre line of Sydney Street, thence southward along the centre line of Sydney Street to the centre line of Gallowgate, thence westward along the centre line of Gallowgate to the centre line of Saltmarket, thence southward along the centre line of Saltmarket and Albert Bridge to the centre line of the River Clyde, thence westward along the centre line of the River Clyde to a point in line with the centre line of McAlpine Street, thence northward along the centre line of McAlpine Street, Pitt Street and Scott Street to the centre line of New City Road, thence south-eastward along the centre line of New City Road and Cowcaddens to the centre line of Buchanan Street, thence southward along the centre line of Buchanan Street to the centre line of Parliamentary Road, thence north-eastward along the centre line of Parliamentary Road to the point of commencement."

Glasgow Central is now one of seven constituencies covering the Glasgow City council area. All are entirely within the council area. Prior to the 2005 general election, the city area was covered by ten constituencies, of which two straddled boundaries with other council areas.

The Central constituency, as defined in 2005, includes parts of the former Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Shettleston, Glasgow Pollok and Glasgow Rutherglen constituencies. [ [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ "Fifth Periodical Review", Boundary Commission for Scotland] ] Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the names and boundaries of the older Westminster constituencies.

The new Central constituency sits across the River Clyde, and includes Kelvingrove, Anderston, Merchant City, Calton, Pollokshields and Govanhill areas.

Of the seven Glasgow consituencies, Glasgow Central has the largest ethnic minority population, and is currently represented by Mohammad Sarwar, who is the first Muslim to be elected as a United Kingdom Member of Parliament (MP).

Members of Parliament

1885 to 1997

2005 to present

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Osama Saeed
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Anas Sarwar
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Mohammad Sarwar
votes = 13,518
percentage = 48.2
change = -6.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Isabel Nelson
votes = 4,987
percentage = 17.8
change = +8.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Bill Kidd
votes = 4,148
percentage = 14.8
change = -6.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
candidate = Richard Sullivan
votes = 1,757
percentage = 6.3
change = +0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
candidate = Gordon Masterton
votes = 1,372
percentage = 4.9
change = +4.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Marie Gordon
votes = 1110
percentage = 4.0
change = -2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Walter Hamilton
votes = 671
percentage = 2.4
change = +2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ian Johnson
votes = 255
percentage = 0.9
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Operation Christian Vote
candidate = Thomas Greig
votes = 139
percentage = 0.5
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Britain
candidate = Elinor McKenzie
votes = 80
percentage = 0.3
change = +0.1
Election box majority
votes = 8,531
percentage = 30.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 28,037
percentage = 43.8
change = +4.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
swing = -7.3

Elections in the 1990s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mike Watson
votes = 17,341
percentage = 57.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = B. O'Hara
votes = 6,322
percentage = 20.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = E. N. Stewart
votes = 4,208
percentage = 13.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = A. Rennie
votes = 1,921
percentage = 6.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
candidate = I. F. Brandt
votes = 435
percentage = 1.4
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Britain
candidate = T. Burn
votes = 106
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 11,019
percentage = 36.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 48,107
percentage = 63.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1980s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mike Watson
votes = 14,480
percentage = 54.6
change = -9.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Alex Neil
votes = 8,018
percentage = 30.2
change = +20.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = A. Hogarth
votes = 2,028
percentage = 7.6
change = -5.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
candidate = I. F. Brandt
votes = 1,019
percentage = 3.8
change = +1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = R. McCreadie
votes = 411
percentage = 1.5
change = -9.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK, 1988)
candidate = P. Kerr
votes = 253
percentage = 1.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Revolutionary Communist Party (Furedi)
candidate = L. Murdoch
votes = 141
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Scottish Socialist
candidate = Bill Kidd
votes = 137
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Workers Revolutionary Party (UK)
candidate = D. Lettice
votes = 48
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,462
percentage = 24.4
change = -27.1
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 52.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Robert McTaggart
votes = 21,619
percentage = 64.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bernard Jenkin
votes = 4,366
percentage = 13.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = J. Bryden
votes = 3,528
percentage = 10.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = A. Wilson
votes = 3,339
percentage = 10.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party (UK)
candidate = A. Brooks
votes = 290
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = J. McGoldrick
votes = 265
percentage = 0.8
change =
Election box candidate
party = Red Front
candidate = D. Owen
votes = 126
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 17,253
percentage = 51.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 65.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Robert McTaggart
votes = 17,066
percentage = 53.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = W. Harvey
votes = 6,104
percentage = 19.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = I. Nelson
votes = 5,366
percentage = 16.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = P. Mallam
votes = 3,300
percentage = 10.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = J. McGoldrick
votes = 347
percentage = 1.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 10,962
percentage = 34.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 62.8
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Robert McTaggart
votes = 4,902
percentage = 60.8
change = -11.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Gil Paterson
votes = 2,122
percentage = 26.3
change = +16.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Anna McCurley
votes = 707
percentage = 8.8
change = -7.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = John MacKenzie
votes = 148
percentage = 1.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Scottish Young Liberal
candidate = Graham Watson
votes = 134
percentage = 1.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ecology Party
candidate = David Mellor
votes = 45
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Social Democrat (1979)
candidate = Donald Kean
votes = 10
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,780
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 8,062
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1970s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Thomas McMillan
votes = 8,542
percentage = 72.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = F. Saleem
votes = 1,937
percentage = 16.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = S. Bird
votes = 1,308
percentage = 11.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,605
percentage = 56.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 59.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Thomas McMillan
votes = 9,231
percentage = 63.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = B. Nugent
votes = 2,790
percentage = 19.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = N. Woolfson
votes = 1,880
percentage = 13.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = E. Bennett
votes = 605
percentage = 4.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,441
percentage = 44.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 56.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Thomas McMillan
votes = 9,400
percentage = 58.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = M. Gourlay
votes = 3,435
percentage = 21.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = S. Ewing
votes = 2,790
percentage = 19.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = A. Brodie
votes = 982
percentage = 6.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 5,965
percentage = 37.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 63.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Thomas McMillan
votes = 7,936
percentage = 66.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = G. Rennie
votes = 2,394
percentage = 19.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = A. McIntosh
votes = 1,688
percentage = 14.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 5,542
percentage = 46.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 59.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1960s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Thomas McMillan
votes = 11,673
percentage = 74.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R. Anderson
votes = 3,924
percentage = 25.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 7,749
percentage = 49.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 58.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James McInnes
votes = 13,343
percentage = 70.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = G. Boyd
votes = 5,679
percentage = 29.9
change =
Election box majority
votes = 7,664
percentage = 40.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 62.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1950s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James McInnes
votes = 15,918
percentage = 64.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = I. Barber-Fleming
votes = 8,712
percentage = 35.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 7,206
percentage = 29.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 67.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James McInnes
votes = 16,674
percentage = 61.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = I. Barber-Fleming
votes = 10,307
percentage = 38.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,367
percentage = 23.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 62.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James McInnes
votes = 15,757
percentage = 58.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = W. Sinclair
votes = 10,875
percentage = 40.2
change =
Election box candidate
party = United Socialist Movement
candidate = Guy Aldred
votes = 411
percentage = 1.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,882
percentage = 18.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 74.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James McInnes
votes = 14,861
percentage = 54.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Hutchison
votes = 11,857
percentage = 43.6
change =
Election box candidate
party = United Socialist Movement
candidate = Guy Aldred
votes = 485
percentage = 1.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 3,004
percentage = 11.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 73.6
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1940s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Hutchison
votes = 9,365
percentage = 44.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James McInnes
votes = 7,849
percentage = 36.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = R. Cooney
votes = 2,709
percentage = 12.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = N. M. Glen
votes = 1,072
percentage = 5.0
change =
Election box candidate
party = United Socialist Movement
candidate = Guy Aldred
votes = 300
percentage = 1.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,516
percentage = 7.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 21,295
percentage = 59.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1930s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Brig Gen Sir William Alexander
votes = 16,707
percentage = 55.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = R. R. Stokes
votes = 13,186
percentage = 44.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 3,521
percentage = 11.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 29,893
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Brig Gen Sir William Alexander KBE CB CMG DSO TD
votes = 21,547
percentage = 65.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = W. H. Martin
votes = 11,456
percentage = 34.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 10,091
percentage = 30.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,003
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1910s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Bonar Law
votes = 17,653
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D.J.M. Quin
votes = 4,736
percentage =
change =

Elections in the 1900s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Andrew Mitchell Torrance
votes = 6,720
percentage = 51.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John George Alexander Baird
votes = 6,289
percentage = 48.3
change =

Elections in the 1880s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John George Alexander Baird
votes = 5,780
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Gilbert Beith
votes = 4,423
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Gilbert Beith
votes = 5,846
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John George Alexander Baird
votes = 4,779
percentage =
change =

Notes and references

See also

* Politics of Glasgow


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