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

Glasgow Springburn 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 nine 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 current MSP is Paul Martin, whose father, Michael, was a Speaker of the House of Commons and MP for the Westminster seat of Glasgow North East, which roughly covers the same area.


Electoral region

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

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

Constituency boundaries

The Glasgow Springburn 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 its northern boundary. It is west of the Baillieston constituency, north of Shettleston, northeast of Kelvin and east of Maryhill, which are also entirely within the city area.

Boundary review

Following their First Periodic review into constituencies to the Scottish Parliament in time for the 2011 election, the Boundary Commission for Scotland has recommended the effective merger of the Glasgow Springburn and Glasgow Maryhill constituencies. The new creation is a constituency to be known as Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Paul Martin Labour

Election results

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Martin 10,024 56.9 -2.1
SNP Anne McLaughlin 4,929 28.0 +12.1
Liberal Democrats Katy McCloskey 1,108 6.3 +2.2
Conservative Gordon Wilson 1,067 6.1 -0.5
Scottish Christian David Johnston 484 2.8 +2.8
Majority 5,095 28.9
Turnout 17,612 37.5
Labour hold Swing -7.1
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Martin 10,963 59.03 +0.47
SNP Frank Rankin 2,956 15.92 -10.24
Scottish Socialist Margaret Bean 2,653 14.28 +9.60
Conservative Alan Rodger 1,233 6.64 +1.33
Liberal Democrats Charles Dundas 768 4.14 -1.15
Majority 8,007 43.11 +10.72
Turnout 18,573 37.48 -3.61%
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Martin 14,268 58.56 N/A
SNP John Brady 6,375 26.16 N/A
Conservative Murray Roxburgh 1,293 5.31 N/A
Liberal Democrats Matthew Dunnigan 1,288 5.29 N/A
Scottish Socialist James Friel 1,141 4.68 N/A
Majority 7,893 32.40 N/A
Turnout 26,080
Labour hold Swing N/A


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