Partick (UK Parliament constituency)

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Partick
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Lanarkshire
18851918
Number of members One
Replaced by Glasgow Partick
Created from North Lanarkshire

Partick was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1918.

A division of the county of Lanarkshire, its territory was incorporated into the city of Glasgow in the 1890s, for the 1918 general election, it was largely replaced by the new Glasgow Partick constituency, a division of the city of Glasgow.

Boundaries[edit]

From 1885 the constituency consisted of "So much of the Parish of Govan as lies north of the Clyde and beyond the present boundary of the municipal burgh of Glasgow, and so much of the parish of Barony as lies to the west of the present main line of railway between Glasgow and Edinburgh of the North British Railway Company (being the old Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) and beyond the present boundary of the municipal burgh of Glasgow." [1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1885 Alexander Craig Sellar Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1890 James Parker Smith Liberal Unionist
1906 Sir Robert Balfour Liberal
1906 Constituency abolished. See Glasgow Partick

Elections[edit]

Decades:

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Partick [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alexander Craig Sellar 3,726 51.9 N/A
Conservative Henry Lennox 3,385 47.1 N/A
Scottish Land Restoration John Murdoch 74 1.0 N/A
Majority 341 4.8 N/A
Turnout 7,185 80.3 N/A
Registered electors 8,945
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Partick [5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Alexander Craig Sellar 3,745 56.0 +8.9
Liberal Robert Allan McLean 2,944 44.0 -7.9
Majority 801 12.0 N/A
Turnout 6,689 74.8 -5.5
Registered electors 8,945
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +8.4

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Partick by-election, 1890[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist James Parker Smith 4,148 51.4 −4.6
Liberal Charles Tennant 3,929 48.6 +4.6
Majority 219 2.8 −9.2
Turnout 8,077 85.7 +10.9
Registered electors 9,429
Liberal Unionist hold Swing −4.6
Tennant
General Election 1892: Partick [6][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist James Parker Smith 5,005 53.9 −2.1
Liberal Edward Tennant 4,278 46.1 +2.1
Majority 727 7.8 −4.2
Turnout 9,283 81.1 +6.3
Registered electors 11,453
Liberal Unionist hold Swing −2.1
General Election 1895: Partick [7][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist James Parker Smith 5,551 56.1 +2.2
Liberal William Mackenzie 4,344 43.9 -2.2
Majority 1,207 12.2 +4.4
Turnout 9,895 75.2 -5.9
Registered electors 13,152
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Partick [8][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist James Parker Smith 6,950 59.6 +3.5
Liberal Robert Lambie 4,717 40.4 -3.5
Majority 2,233 19.2 +7.0
Turnout 11,657 73.3 -1.9
Registered electors 15,921
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +3.5
Balfour
General Election 1906: Partick [9][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Balfour 9,477 54.3 +13.9
Liberal Unionist James Parker Smith 7,960 45.7 -13.9
Majority 1,517 8.6 27.8
Turnout 17,437 81.4 +8.1
Registered electors 21,411
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +13.9

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Partick [10][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Balfour 10,093 51.5 -2.8
Liberal Unionist Archibald White Maconochie 9,522 48.5 +2.8
Majority 571 3.0 -5.6
Turnout 19,615 84.2 +0.8
Liberal hold Swing -2.8
General Election December 1910: Partick [11][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Balfour 10,535 50.8 -0.7
Liberal Unionist Archibald White Maconochie 10,190 49.2 +0.7
Majority 345 1.6 -1.4
Turnout 20,715 84.2 +0.0
Liberal hold Swing -0.7

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915, the political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 550. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
  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, 1907
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  11. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916
  12. ^ Daily Record 5 Mar 1914