Dundee West (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Dundee West
Scottish Parliament
burgh constituency
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Dundee West shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 1999
Abolished 2011
Council area Dundee City (part)

Dundee 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 nine constituencies in the North East Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

From the Scottish Parliament election, 2011, Dundee West will be redrawn and renamed Dundee City West

Electoral region[edit]

See also North East Scotland Scottish Parliament region

The other eight constituencies of the North East Scotland region include: Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen North, Aberdeen South, Angus, Banff and Buchan, Dundee East, Gordon and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

The region covers the Aberdeenshire council area, the Aberdeen City council area, the Dundee City council area, part of the Angus council area, a small part of the Moray council area and a small part of the Perth and Kinross council area.

Constituency boundaries[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.

Renamed Dundee City West for the 2011 elections, the electoral wards used in the newly shaped constituency are:

  • In full: Strathmartine; Lochee; West End
  • In part: Coldside; Maryfield; North East

Council area[edit]

The Holyrood constituency is within the Dundee City council area, which is divided between three North East Scotland constituencies. Dundee West and Dundee East are within the city area. The Angus constituency covers north-eastern and north-western areas of the city, as well as a southern portion of the Angus council area and a small eastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area.

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Kate Maclean Labour
2003
2007 Joe FitzPatrick Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

These results are for Dundee West. For candidates and results from 2011, see Dundee City West (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Dundee West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Joe FitzPatrick 10,955 45.1 +16.4
Labour Jill Shimi 9,009 37.1 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Charlton 2,517 10.4 +2.9
Conservative Belinda Don 1,787 7.4 +1.9
Majority 1946 8.0
Turnout 24,268 48.8 +0.2
Rejected ballots 978 {{{change}}}
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]