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Glasgow Hillhead (UK Parliament constituency)

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Subdivisions of Scotland  City of Glasgow
Replaced by  Glasgow Kelvin
Number of members  1

Glasgow Hillhead was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 1997. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.



1918-1945: "That portion of the city which is bounded by a line commencing at a point in the municipal boundary at its intersection with the centre line of the River Kelvin, thence southeastward, southward and southwestward along the centre line of the River Kelvin to the centre line of the North British Railway (Stobcross Branch), thence north-westward along the centre of the said North British Railway to its intersection with the municipal boundary, thence northeastward along the municipal boundary to the point of commencement".

1945-1974: The Glasgow wards of Kelvinside, Partick West, and part of Whiteinch.

1974-1983: The Glasgow wards of Kelvinside, Partick West, and Whiteinch.

1983-1997: The City of Glasgow District electoral divisions of Kelvindale/Kelvinside, Partick/Anderston, and Scotstoun/Broomhill.


Along with Glasgow Cathcart, Hillhead was one of two safe Conservative seats in Glasgow for several decades. But the majorities in both constituencies were gradually reduced by Labour in the 1970s; Cathcart went Labour in 1979 (their only loss in their overall national victory that year), while Hillhead just remained Conservative by a small majority. In the subsequent by-election of 1982, the Conservatives lost their final seat in Glasgow not to Labour but to the newly formed SDP, with the former Labour cabinet minister Roy Jenkins becoming the MP. Jenkins held on in 1983 but lost the seat to George Galloway in 1987.

Elections in the 1930s

  • endorsed by constituency party but not by borough party
  • References

    Glasgow Hillhead (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia

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