- North Lanarkshire (UK Parliament constituency)
North Lanarkshire Former County constituency for the House of Commons 1885–1983 Number of members One 1868–1885 Number of members One Type of constituency County constituency
North (or Northern) Lanarkshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1868 to 1885 and from 1918 to 1983. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.
1868 to 1885
The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 provided that the North Lanarkshire constituency was to consist of the parishes of Avondale, Barony, Blantyre, Bothwell, Cadder, Cambuslang, Carmunnock, City Parish of Glasgow, Dalziel, East Kilbride, Glassford, Hamilton, New Monkland, Old Monkland, Rutherglen and so much of the parishes of Govan and of Cathcart as is situated in Lanarkshire.
1918 to 1983
From 1918 the Northern Lanarkshire constituency consisted of "The parts of the Lower Ward and Middle Ward County Districts which are contained within the parishes of Glasgow, Cadder, New Monkland, Shotts, and Cambusnethan, exclusive of any burghs or portions of burghs situated therein."
Members of Parliament
Election Member Party 1868 Sir Thomas Edward Colebrooke 1885 constituency abolished
Election Member Party 1918 Robert McLaren Unionist 1922 Joseph Sullivan Labour 1924 Sir Alexander Sprot Unionist 1929 by-election Jennie Lee Labour 1931 William Anstruther-Gray Unionist 1945 Margaret Herbison Labour 1970 John Smith Labour 1983 constituency abolished: see Monklands East
General Election 1918: North Lanarkshire  Party Candidate Votes % ±% Coalition Conservative Robert McLaren 7,175 Labour Joseph Sullivan 5,673 Liberal Capt. Erskine Hill 3,068 Independent J.R. Auld 710 General Election 1922: North Lanarkshire  Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Joseph Sullivan 10,349 Coalition Conservative Robert McLaren 7,957 Liberal J.C. Carroll 3,569 General Election 1923: North Lanarkshire  Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Joseph Sullivan 10,526 Unionist A. McClure 7,165 Liberal R. McNab 3,168 General Election 1924: North Lanarkshire  Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Sir Alexander Sprot Bt 13,880 Labour Joseph Sullivan 11,852 By-election, Mar 1929: North Lanarkshire Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Jennie Lee 15,711 Conservative Lord Scone 9,133 Liberal Miss E.B. Mitchell 2,488 General Election 1929: North Lanarkshire  Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Jennie Lee 19,884 Conservative Lord Scone 15,680 General Election 1931: North Lanarkshire Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative William Anstruther-Gray 24,384 Labour Jennie Lee 19,691 General Election 1935: North Lanarkshire  Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative William Anstruther-Gray 22,301 Ind. Labour Party Mrs A. Bevan 17,267 Labour G. McAlister 6,763
- ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)
- ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
- ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
- ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
- ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack, 1927
- ^ The Times, 23 March 1929
- ^ The Times, 1 June 1929
- ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
- ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939
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