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Glasgow North
Burgh constituency
GlasgowNorthConstituency.svg
Glasgow North shown within Scotland
Created: 2005
MP: Ann McKechin
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
Council areas: City of Glasgow
EP constituency: Scotland

Glasgow North is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). It was first used in the general election of 2005.

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Boundaries

Glasgow North is one of seven constituencies covering the Glasgow City council area. All are entirely within the council area.

Prior to the 2005 general election, the city area was covered by ten constituencies, of which two straddled boundaries with other council areas. The North constituency includes most of the former Glasgow Maryhill constituency, central sections of the former Glasgow Kelvin constituency and a Kelvindale area from the former Glasgow Anniesland constituency.[1] Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the names and boundaries of the older Westminster constituencies.

The North constituency has Glasgow University within its boundaries, and stretches out through Kelvindale to the large Summerston housing development. The largest element of the seat, in terms of former constituency boundaries, comes from the Maryhill constituency, which was a mainly working class seat. The North seat also includes the more middle class areas of Hillhead, Hyndland and Kelvindale.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Confirmed candidates for the next UK general election [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Scottish Green Martin Bartos
Conservative Erin Boyle
Communist John Foster
Liberal Democrat Katy Gordon [3]
SNP Patrick Grady
Trade Unionist & Socialist Angela McCormick
Labour Ann McKechin
General Election 2005: Glasgow North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann McKechin 11,001 39.4
Liberal Democrat Amy Rodger 7,663 27.4
SNP Kenneth McLean 3,614 12.9
Conservative Brian Pope 2,441 8.7
Scottish Green Martin Bartos 2,135 7.6
Scottish Socialist Nick Tarlton 1,067 3.8
Majority 3,338 12.0
Turnout 27,921 50.4
Labour hold Swing -

Notes and references

  1. ^ Fifth Periodical Report, Boundary Commission for Scotland
  2. ^ Glasgow North, UKPollingReport
  3. ^ Katy Gordon
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See also

Coordinates: 55°53′39″N 4°17′34″W / 55.89417°N 4.29278°W / 55.89417; -4.29278


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