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North Lanarkshire
County constituency
House House of Commons
Elects One MPs
Created 1868, 1918 (1868, 1918)
Abolished 1885, 1983 (1885, 1983)

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

MPs 1868-1885

Election Member Party
1868 Sir Thomas Edward Colebrooke
1885 constituency abolished

MPs 1918-1983

Election Member Party
1918 Robert McLaren Unionist
1922 Joseph Sullivan Labour
1924 Sir Alexander Sprot Unionist
1929 Jennie Lee Labour
1931 William Anstruther-Gray Unionist
1945 Margaret Herbison Labour
1970 John Smith Labour
1983 constituency abolished: see Monklands East

Election results

Elections 1868-1885

Elections 1918-1983

General Election 1918: North Lanarkshire [1]
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 [2]
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 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Sullivan 10,526
Unionist A. McClure 7,165
Liberal R. McNab 3,168
General Election 1924: North Lanarkshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Alexander Sprot Bt 13,880
Labour Joseph Sullivan 11,852
General Election 1931: North Lanarkshire[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Anstruther-Gray 24,384
Labour Jennie Lee 19,691
General Election 1935: North Lanarkshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Anstruther-Gray 22,301
Ind. Labour Party Mrs A. Bevan 17,267
Labour G. McAlister 6,763


  1. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
  2. ^ The Times, 17 November 1922
  3. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
  4. ^ Oliver & Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack, 1927
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1934
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1939

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