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Glasgow
Scottish Parliament electoral region
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
The Glasgow Region shown within Scotland
Created
1999
Current representation
Labour Party 9 MSPs
Scottish National Party 5 MSPs
Conservative 1 MSP
Liberal Democrats 1 MSP
Scottish Green Party 1 MSP
Constituencies
Glasgow Anniesland
Glasgow Baillieston
Glasgow Cathcart
Glasgow Govan
Glasgow Kelvin
Glasgow Maryhill
Glasgow Pollok
Glasgow Rutherglen
Glasgow Shettleston
Glasgow Springburn
Council areas
Glasgow City
South Lanarkshire (part)

Glasgow is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood), which were created in 1999. Ten of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 17 MSPs.

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Constituencies and council areas

In terms of first past the post constituencies the region includes:

Constituency Map
  1. Glasgow Anniesland covers a north-western portion of Glasgow City.
  2. Glasgow Baillieston covers the north-eastern portion of Glasgow City.
  3. Glasgow Cathcart covers a southern portion of Glasgow City.
  4. Glasgow Govan covers a central-southern portion of Glasgow City.
  5. Glasgow Kelvin covers a central-western portion of Glasgow City.
  6. Glasgow Maryhill covers the north-western portion of Glasgow City.
  7. Glasgow Pollok covers a south-eastern part of Glasgow City.
  8. Glasgow Rutherglen covers a small south-eastern portion of Glasgow City and a northern portion of South Lanarkshire.
  9. Glasgow Shettleston covers a central-eastern portion of Glasgow City.
  10. Glasgow Springburn covers a north-eastern portion of Glasgow City.
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The constituencies were created with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in 1999. Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005[1]. Holyrood constituencies were unaltered.

Nine of the constituencies are entirely within the Glasgow City council area. The Rutherglen constituency includes a north-eastern area of the South Lanarkshire council area. Also, although central with respect to the region and entirely within the city area, Shettleston is in the south-east of the city area, on its boundary with the South Lanarkshire area.

The South Lanarkshire area is otherwise divided between the Central Scotland and South of Scotland regions.

Council areas are as defined in 1996, and may be subject to change after the next Scottish Parliament election.

Election results

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2007 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Bill Butler Labour hold
Glasgow Baillieston Margaret Curran Labour hold
Glasgow Cathcart Charles Gordon Labour hold
Glasgow Govan Nicola Sturgeon SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Kelvin Pauline McNeill Labour hold
Glasgow Maryhill Patricia Ferguson Labour hold
Glasgow Pollok Johann Lamont Labour hold
Glasgow Rutherglen James Kelly Labour hold
Glasgow Shettleston Frank McAveety Labour hold
Glasgow Springburn Paul Martin Labour hold

Additional member results

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 0 78,838 38.2% +0.4%
SNP Bashir Ahmad
Sandra White
Bob Doris
Bill Kidd
4 +2 55,832 27% +9.9%
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 1 ±0 14,767 7.2% -0.1%
Conservative Bill Aitken 1 ±0 13,751 6.7% -0.8%
Scottish Green Patrick Harvie 1 ±0 10,759 5.2% -1.9%
Solidarity 0 0 8,544 4.1% N/A
BNP 0 0 3,865 1.9% +0.7%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 3,703 1.8% -0.5%
Scottish Christian 0 0 2,991 1.4% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 0 2,680 1.3% -0.2%
Christian Peoples 0 0 2,626 1.3% N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 -2 2,579 1.2% -14.0%
Scottish Unionist 0 0 1,612 0.8% -0.4%
Publican Party 0 0 952 0.5% N/A
Independent 0 0 582 0.3% N/A
Independent Green Voice 0 0 496 0.2% N/A
UKIP 0 0 405 0.2% -0.1%
Scottish Voice 0 0 389 0.2% N/A
Independent 0 0 317 0.2% N/A
Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers 0 0 293 0.1% N/A
Independent 0 0 286 0.1% N/A
Communist 0 0 260 0.1% -0.1%
Nine Per Cent Growth Party 0 0 80 0.0% N/A
Rejected ballots 9,000 (4.17%) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Turnout 206,607 43.3% +1.8% N/A N/A N/A

Changes:

2003 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Bill Butler Labour hold
Glasgow Baillieston Margaret Curran Labour hold
Glasgow Cathcart Mike Watson Labour hold
Glasgow Govan Gordon Jackson Labour hold
Glasgow Kelvin Pauline McNeill Labour hold
Glasgow Maryhill Patricia Ferguson Labour hold
Glasgow Pollok Johann Lamont Labour hold
Glasgow Rutherglen Janis Hughes Labour hold
Glasgow Shettleston Frank McAveety Labour hold
Glasgow Springburn Paul Martin Labour hold

Changes:

Additional member results

Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 0 77,540 37.7% -6.2%
SNP Nicola Sturgeon
Sandra White
2 −2 34,894 17.1% -8.4%
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan
Rosie Kane
2 +1 31,216 15.2% +8.0%
Conservative Bill Aitken 1 ±0 15,299 7.5% -0.4%
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 1 ±0 14,839 7.5% -0.4%
Scottish Green Patrick Harvie 1 +1 14,570 7.1% +3.1%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 4,750 2.3% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 0 3,091 1.5% -0.2%
ProLife Alliance 0 0 2,477 1.2% N/A
Scottish Unionist 0 0 2,349 1.1% +0.2%
BNP 0 0 2,344 1.1% N/A
Scottish People's 0 0 612 0.3% N/A
UKIP 0 0 552 0.3% N/A
Communist 0 0 345 0.2% -

Changes:

1999 Scottish Parliament election

In the 1999 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Donald Dewar Labour gain
Glasgow Baillieston Margaret Curran Labour gain
Glasgow Cathcart Mike Watson Labour gain
Glasgow Govan Gordon Jackson Labour gain
Glasgow Kelvin Pauline McNeill Labour gain
Glasgow Maryhill Patricia Ferguson Labour gain
Glasgow Pollock Johann Lamont Labour gain
Glasgow Rutherglen Janis Hughes Labour gain
Glasgow Shettleston Frank McAveety Labour gain
Glasgow Springburn Paul Martin Labour gain

Changes:

Additional member results

Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 N/A 112,588 43.9% N/A
SNP Nicola Sturgeon
Dorothy-Grace Elder
Kenneth Gibson
Sandra White
4 N/A 65,360 25.5% N/A
Conservative Bill Aitken 1 N/A 20,239 7.9% N/A
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 1 N/A 18,581 7.2% N/A
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 1 N/A 18,473 7.2% N/A
Scottish Green 0 N/A 10,159 4.0% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 N/A 4,391 1.7% N/A
ProLife Alliance 0 N/A 2,357 0.9% N/A
Scottish Unionist 0 N/A 2,283 0.9% N/A
Communist 0 N/A 521 0.2% N/A
Humanist Party 0 N/A 447 0.2% N/A
Natural Law 0 N/A 419 0.2% N/A
Socialist (GB) 0 N/A 309 0.1% N/A
People's Choice 0 N/A 221 0.1% N/A

Footnotes

  1. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland

See also


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