Dundee City West (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Dundee City West
Scottish Parliament
burgh constituency
Dundee City West (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Dundee City West shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP Joe FitzPatrick
Council area Dundee City
Party Scottish National Party

Dundee City West 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 North East 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 North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast and Dundee City East.

The region covers all of the Aberdeen City council area, the Aberdeenshire council area, the Angus council area, the Dundee City council area and part of the Moray council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area[edit]

The Dundee West 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 boundaries of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency were subject to some alteration.

Dundee City is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Dundee City East and Dundee City West.

From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the redrawn and renamed Dundee City West constituency consists of the following electoral wards:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2011 Joe FitzPatrick SNP

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Dundee City West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Joe FitzPatrick 14,089 57.6 +12
Labour Richard McCready 7,684 31.4 -5.7
Conservative Colin Stewart 1,625 6.6 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Allison Burns 1,063 4.3 -5.8
Majority 6,405 26.2
Turnout 24,461 45.8
SNP hold Swing 8.9% Labour to SNP
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Dundee City West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP 11,416 45.5
Labour 9,303 37.1
Liberal Democrats 2,553 10.2
Conservative 1,793 7.2
Majority 2,113 8.4
SNP gain from Labour Swing 6.1
Scottish Parliament election, 2003:Dundee West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate MacLean 8,234 32.93 - 4.64
SNP Irene McGugan 7,168 28.67 - 8.48
Independent Ian Borthwick 4,715 18.86 N/A
Liberal Democrats Shona Ferrier 1,878 7.51 - 2.80
Scottish Socialist Jim McFarland 1,501 6.00 + 2.53
Conservative Victoria Roberts 1,376 5.50 - 6.00
Scottish Peoples Alliance Morag MacLechan 131 0.52 N/A
Majority 1,066 4.26 + 3.84
Turnout 25,003 48.66 - 3.53
Labour hold Swing


Scottish Parliament election, 1999:Dundee West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate MacLean 10,925 37.57 N/A
SNP Calum Cashley 10,804 37.15 N/A
Conservative Gordon Buchan 3,345 11.50 N/A
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Dick 2,998 10.31 N/A
Scottish Socialist Jim McFarlane 1,010 3.47 N/A
Majority 121 0.42 N/A
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

See also[edit]