Dundee West (Scottish Parliament constituency)
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|Dundee West shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland|
|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
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.
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
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
|2007||Joe FitzPatrick||Scottish National Party|
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|
|Liberal Democrats||Michael Charlton||2,517||10.4||+2.9|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||6.1|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2003:Dundee West|
|Labour||Kate MacLean||8,234||32.93||- 4.64|
|SNP||Irene McGugan||7,168||28.67||- 8.48|
|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|
|Scottish Parliament election, 1999:Dundee West|
|Liberal Democrats||Elizabeth Dick||2,998||10.31||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Jim McFarlane||1,010||3.47||N/A|