Inverclyde (UK Parliament constituency)

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Inverclyde
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Inverclyde in Scotland.
Subdivisions of Scotland Inverclyde
Current constituency
Created 2005
Member of parliament Ronnie Cowan (SNP)
Number of members One
Created from Greenock and Inverclyde and Renfrewshire West
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Inverclyde is a parliamentary constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It replaced Greenock and Inverclyde and the Port Glasgow and Kilmacolm areas from West Renfrewshire for the 2005 general election.

The previous MP, Labour's Iain McKenzie won the ensuing Inverclyde by-election following the death of David Cairns also of the Labour Party. At the 2015 general election, the seat was gained by the SNP's Ronnie Cowan, with a majority of 11,063 votes. At the 2017 snap election, Cowan was re-elected, but with a greatly reduced majority of just 384 votes.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covers the Inverclyde council area. This includes the towns of Gourock, Greenock, Inverkip, Kilmacolm, Port Glasgow, Quarriers Village and Wemyss Bay.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
2005 David Cairns Labour
2011 by-election Iain McKenzie Labour
2015 Ronnie Cowan Scottish National Party

Elections[edit]

General Election 2017: Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Ronnie Cowan 15,050 38.5 -16.6
Labour Martin McCluskey[2] 14,666 37.5 +7.2
Conservative David Wilson 8,399 21.5 +11.5
Liberal Democrat David Stevens 978 2.5 0.0
Majority 384 1.0 -23.8
Turnout 39,093 66.5 -8.7
SNP hold Swing -11.9
General Election 2015: Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Ronnie Cowan 24,585 55.1 +37.6
Labour Iain McKenzie 13,522 30.3 -25.7
Conservative George Jabbour 4,446 10.0 -2.0
Liberal Democrat John Watson 1,106 2.5 -10.8
UKIP Michael Burrows 715 1.6 +0.4
CISTA Craig Hamilton 233 0.5 n/a
Majority 11,063 24.8 n/a1
Turnout 44,607 75.2 +11.8
SNP gain from Labour Swing 31.7

1 Change to majority not useful when seat changes hands.

By-Election 2011: Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Iain McKenzie[3] 15,118 53.8 –2.2
SNP Anne McLaughlin[3][4] 9,280 33.0 +15.5
Conservative David Wilson[5] 2,784 9.9 –2.1
Liberal Democrats Sophie Bridger 627 2.2 –11.1
UKIP Mitch Sorbie[6] 288 1.0 –0.2
Majority 5,838 20.8 -17.6
Turnout 28,097 45.4 –18.0
Labour hold Swing -15.5
General Election 2010: Inverclyde[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Cairns 20,933 56.0 +5.2
SNP Innes Nelson 6,577 17.5 -2.0
Liberal Democrat Simon Hutton 5,007 13.3 -3.6
Conservative David Wilson 4,502 12.0 +1.8
UKIP Peter Campbell 433 1.2 n/a
Majority 14,416 38.4 +7.2
Turnout 37,512 63.4 +2.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2005: Inverclyde[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Cairns 18,318 50.7 n/a
SNP Stuart McMillan 7,059 19.6 n/a
Liberal Democrats Douglas Herbison 6,123 17.0 n/a
Conservative Gordon Fraser 3,692 10.2 n/a
Scottish Socialist Davy Landels 906 2.5 n/a
Majority 11,259 31.2% n/a
Turnout 36,098 60.9% n/a
Labour win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "I"
  2. ^ "Scottish Labour chief named in new wave of parliamentary candidates - LabourList". labourlist.org. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Labour chooses candidate for Inverclyde by-election". BBC News. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "SNP selects by-election candidate". The Independent. London. 3 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Inverclyde Westminster by-election date set", BBC News, 8 June 2011
  6. ^ "Inverclyde can make political history". UKIP. 5 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 55°54′08″N 4°45′10″W / 55.90222°N 4.75278°W / 55.90222; -4.75278