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Greenock and Port Glasgow (UK Parliament constituency)

Greenock and Port Glasgow was a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1974 until 1997, electing one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Contents

  • Boundaries
  • Members of Parliament
  • Election results
  • Notes and references

Boundaries

As first used, in the February 1974 general election, the constituency had been defined by the Second Periodical Review of the Boundary Commission to cover the burghs of Greenock and Port Glasgow in the county of Renfrew.[1] The rest of the county was covered by the county constituencies of East Renfrewshire and West Renfrewshire, and the burgh constituency of Paisley.[1]

Prior to the February 1974 election, the county had been covered by East Renfrewshire, West Renfrewshire, Greenock, and Paisley, with the Greenock constituency covering the burgh of Greenock, and the burgh of Port Glasgow within the West Renfrewshire constituency.[1]

February 1974 boundaries were used also in the general elections of October 1974 and 1979.

In 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, counties and burghs throughout Scotland had been abolished in favour of regions and districts and islands council areas. Therefore, in 1975, the constituency of Greenock and Port Glasgow had become effectively a constituency within the Inverclyde district of the Strathclyde region. For the 1983 general election new constituency boundaries were drawn, taking account of new loclal government boundaries.

1983 boundaries were used also in the general elections of 1987 and 1992.

In 1996, under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, the Inverclyde district became a unitary council area

For the 1997 general election, the Greenock and Port Glasgow constituency was divided between the Greenock and Inverclyde and Renfrewshire West constituencies.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Dickson Mabon Labour
1983 Dr Norman Godman Labour
1997 constituency abolished

Election results

Notes and references






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