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Glasgow Anniesland
Scottish Parliament burgh constituency
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Glasgow Anniesland shown within the
Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created: 1999
MSP: Bill Butler (politician)
Party: Labour
Council area: Glasgow City

Glasgow Anniesland is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the Glasgow electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

The former First Minister Donald Dewar represented the constituency from the first Scottish election in 1999 until his sudden death in 2000.


Electoral region

The other nine constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Baillieston, Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Rutherglen, Glasgow Shettleston and Glasgow Springburn.

The region covers the Glasgow City council area and a north-western portion of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries

The Glasgow Anniesland constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.

The Holyrood constituency is entirely within the Glasgow City council area, on the area's north-western boundary. It is west of the Maryhill constituency and north of the Kelvin constituency, which are also entirely within the city area.[1].

Boundary review

Following their First Periodic review of constituencies to the Scottish Parliament the Boundary Commission for Scotland has recommended alterations to the existing Anniesland constituency boundaries. In time for the 2011 election the newly drawn seat will cover the Garscadden/Scotstounhill, Drumchapel, and Anniesland areas of the city in addition to part of the Jordanhill and Broomhill areas.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Donald Dewar Labour
2000 Bill Butler

Election results

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 10,483 47.4 +1.60
SNP Bill Kidd 6,177 27.9 +10.34
Conservative Bill Aitken 3,154 14.2 +3.60
Liberal Democrats Danica Gilland 2,325 10.5 +0.01
Majority 4,306 19.3
Rejected Ballots 1,766 3.6
Turnout 22,139 45.8 +2.2
Labour hold Swing -4.4
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 10,141 45.75 −13.06
SNP Bill Kidd 3,186 17.56 −2.67
Conservative Cllr William Aitken 3.032 10.65 −0.81
Scottish Socialist Charlie McCarthy 2,620 11.82 +8.31
Liberal Democrats Iain Brown 2,330 10.51 +4.18
Majority 6,253 28.21 −9.79
Turnout 22,165 43.64 −8.74
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament by-election, 2000: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 9.838 48.68 −10.13
SNP Tom Chalmers 4,462 22.08 +1.87
Conservative Kate Pickering 2,138 10.58 −0.07
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 1,429 7.07 +2.56
Liberal Democrats Judith Fryer 1,384 6.85 +0.52
Scottish Green Alistair Whitelaw 662 3.28 N/A
Socialist Labour Murdo Ritchie 298 1.47 +0.98
Majority 5,376 26.60 −12.00
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Dewar 16,749 58.81
SNP Kaukab Stewart 5,756 20.21
Conservative Bill Aitken 3,186 14.37
Scottish Socialist Ann Lynch 1,000 3.51
Liberal Democrats Iain Brown 1,804 6.33
Socialist Labour Edward Boyd 139 0.49
Majority 10,993 38.60 −6.13


See also

Preceded by
Constituency represented by the First Minister
1999 - 2000
Succeeded by
Fife Central


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