Clydebank and Milngavie (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Clydebank and Milngavie
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Clydebank and Milngavie (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Clydebank and Milngavie shown within the West Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created 1999
Party Scottish National Party
MSP Gil Paterson
Council area West Dunbartonshire
East Dunbartonshire

Clydebank and Milngavie is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the West Scotland 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.

Electoral region[edit]

The other nine constituencies of the West Scotland region are Cunninghame North, Cunninghame South, Dumbarton, Eastwood, Greenock and Inverclyde, Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West, the Renfrewshire South and Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

The region covers part of the Argyll and Bute council area, the East Dunbartonshire council area, the East Renfrewshire council area, the Inverclyde council area, North Ayrshire council area, the Renfrewshire council area and the West Dunbartonshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area[edit]

The Clydebank and Milngavie 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, the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency was abolished in favour of new constituencies.[1]

The rest of East Dunbartonshire is covered by the Strathkelvin and Bearsden constituency. While the rest of West Dunbartonshire area is covered by the Dumbarton constituency.

From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the electoral wards used to form this constituency are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Des McNulty Labour
2011 Gil Paterson Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Clydebank and Milngavie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gail Casey[2]
Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Clydebank and Milngavie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Gil Paterson 12,278 43.3 +13.3
Labour Des McNulty 11,564 40.8 +0.2
Conservative Alice Struthers 2,758 9.7 -4.7
Liberal Democrats John Duncan 1,769 6.2 -7.0
Majority 714 2.5
Turnout 28,369 53.1
SNP gain from Labour Swing 6.5%
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Clydebank and Milngavie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 12,074 40.6
SNP 8,916 30.0
Conservative 4,285 14.4
Liberal Democrats 3,934 13.2
Others 551 1.9
Majority 3,158 10.6
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Clydebank and Milngavie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Des McNulty 11,617 43.4 +3.5
SNP Gil Paterson 8,438 31.5 +8.7
Conservative Murray Roxburgh 3,544 13.2 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Ashay Ghai 3,166 11.8 -0.4
Majority 3,179 11.9
Turnout 26,765 55.9 +4.2
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Des McNulty 10,585 39.92 -5.39
SNP James Yuill 6,051 22.82 -8.36
Liberal Democrats Rod Ackland 3,224 12.16 -0.29
Conservative Mary Leishman 2,885 10.88 -0.18
Scottish Socialist Dawn Brennan 1,902 7.17 +7.17
Independent Danny McCafferty 1,867 7.04 +7.04
Majority 4,534 17.10 +2.97
Turnout 26,514 51.66 -11.89
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Des McNulty 15,105 45.31 N/A
SNP James Yuill 10,395 31.18 N/A
Liberal Democrats Rod Ackland 4,149 12.45 N/A
Conservative Dorothy Luckhurst 3,688 11.06 N/A
Majority 4,710 14.13
Labour hold Swing

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland
  2. ^