Eastwood (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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For the former Westminster constituency, see Eastwood (UK Parliament constituency).
Eastwood
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
Eastwood (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Eastwood shown within the West Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 1999
MSP Ken Macintosh
Council area East Renfrewshire
Party Labour

Eastwood 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 Clydebank and Milngavie, Cunninghame North, Cunninghame South, Dumbarton, Greenock and Inverclyde, Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West, 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 Eastwood 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 name of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency was changed to East Renfrewshire.[1]

In boundary changes in time for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the constituency of Eastwood was redrawn to be formed from the following electoral wards:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Ken Macintosh Labour
2003
2007
2011

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Eastwood[2][3]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Ken Macintosh 12,662 39.66 +9.73 8,708 27.32
Conservative Jackson Carlaw 10,650 33.36 -7.74 8,584 26.93
SNP Stewart Maxwell 7,777 24.36 +8.62 10,967 34.41
Liberal Democrats Gordon Cochrane 835 2.62 -7.45 906 2.84
Scottish Green   1,170 3.67
All Scotland Pensioners Party 365 1.15
Scottish Christian   234 0.73
BNP   195 0.61
UKIP   194 0.61
Socialist Labour   189 0.59
Ban Bankers Bonuses 119 0.37
Scottish Socialist   95 0.30
Pirate   82 0.26
Solidarity   41 0.13
Richard Vassie (Independent) 24 0.08
Informal votes 98 100
Total Valid votes 31,924 31,873
Labour gain from Conservative Majority 2,012 6.30
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Eastwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 12,825 41.1
Labour 9,337 29.9
SNP 4,912 15.7
Liberal Democrats 3,141 10.1
Others 986 3.2
Majority 3,488 11.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing


Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Eastwood [4]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Kenneth Macintosh 15,077 35.76 -0.10 12,365 29.41
Conservative Jackson Carlaw 14,186 33.64 +7.30 11,470 27.28
SNP Stewart Maxwell 7,972 18.91 +6.73 9,460 22.50
Liberal Democrats Gordon MacDonald 3,603 8.55 -4.45 3,332 7.92
Independent Frank McGee 1,327 3.15 +3.15
Scottish Green   1,515 3.60
Scottish Senior Citizens   737 1.75
Solidarity   631 1.50
BNP   505 1.20
Christian Peoples   502 1.19
Scottish Christian   500 1.19
Save Our NHS Group 376 0.89
Scottish Unionist   156 0.37
Scottish Socialist   143 0.34
Socialist Labour   126 0.30
UKIP   112 0.27
Scottish Voice   56 0.13
Scottish Jacobite   50 0.12
Socialist Equality   12 0.03
Informal votes 990 1,107
Total Valid votes 42,165 42,048
Turnout 43,155
Labour hold Majority 891 2.11 -7.41
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Eastwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Macintosh 13,946 35.86 -1.52
Conservative Jackson Carlaw 10,244 26.34 -6.36
Liberal Democrats Allan Steele 5,056 13.00 +3.15
SNP Stewart Maxwell 4,736 12.18 -7.12
Independent Margaret Hinds 3,163 8.13 +8.13
Scottish Socialist Steve Oram 1,504 3.87 +3.87
Scottish Peoples Alliance Martyn Greene 240 0.62 +0.62
Majority 3,702 9.52 +4.84
Turnout 38,889 58.00 -9.51
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Eastwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Macintosh 16,970 37.38 N/A
Conservative John Young 14,845 32.70 N/A
SNP Rachel Findlay 8,760 19.30 N/A
Liberal Democrats Anna McCurley 4,472 9.85 N/A
Independent Manar Tayan 349 0.77 N/A
Majority 2,125 4.68
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland
  2. ^ Declaration of Constituency result, East Renfrewshire Council, retrieved 25 September 2011
  3. ^ Declaration of regional vote, Easy Renfrewshire Council, retrieved 25 September 2011
  4. ^ Sub-constituency election results for the 2007 Scottish Parliament elections - data- Scotland Office; 30 April 2008; retrieved 5 April 2011