Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

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Glasgow
electoral region
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Glasgow shown within Scotland
Current electoral region
Created 1999
MSPs Scottish National Party 7
Labour 7
Conservative 1
Scottish Green 1
Council areas Glasgow City
South Lanarkshire (part)
Constituencies Glasgow Anniesland
Glasgow Cathcart
Glasgow Kelvin
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
Glasgow Pollok
Glasgow Provan
Glasgow Shettleston
Glasgow Southside
Rutherglen

Glasgow is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament. Nine of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 16 MSPs.

Constituencies and council areas[edit]

2011–[edit]

As a result of the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries the boundaries of the region and constituencies were redrawn for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

Region Constituencies
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region) (2011 numbered).svg
  1. Glasgow Anniesland
  2. Glasgow Cathcart
  3. Glasgow Kelvin
  4. Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
  5. Glasgow Pollok
  6. Glasgow Provan
  7. Glasgow Shettleston
  8. Glasgow Southside
  9. Rutherglen

1999–2011[edit]

In terms of first past the post constituencies the region included:

Region Constituencies Constituencies
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  1. Glasgow Anniesland
  2. Glasgow Baillieston
  3. Glasgow Cathcart
  4. Glasgow Govan
  5. Glasgow Kelvin
  6. Glasgow Maryhill
  7. Glasgow Pollok
  8. Glasgow Rutherglen .
  9. Glasgow Shettleston
  10. Glasgow Springburn

The constituencies were created with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in 1999. Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005.[1] Holyrood constituencies were unaltered.

Nine of the constituencies are entirely within the Glasgow City council area. The Rutherglen constituency includes a north-eastern area of the South Lanarkshire council area. Also, although central with respect to the region and entirely within the city area, Shettleston is in the south-east of the city area, on its boundary with the South Lanarkshire area.

The South Lanarkshire area is otherwise divided between the Central Scotland and South of Scotland regions.

Council areas are as defined in 1996, and may be subject to change after the next Scottish Parliament election.

Members of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Constituency MSPs[edit]

Term Election Glasgow Anniesland Glasgow Cathcart Glasgow Govan Glasgow Kelvin Glasgow Pollok Glasgow Rutherglen Glasgow Shettleston Glasgow Maryhill Glasgow Baillieston Glasgow Springburn
1st 1999 Donald Dewar
(Lab)
Mike Watson
(Lab)
Gordon Jackson
(Lab)
Pauline McNeill
(Lab)
Johann Lamont
(Lab)
Janis Hughes
(Lab)
Frank McAveety
(Lab)
Patricia Ferguson
(Lab)
Margaret Curran
(Lab)
Paul Martin
(Lab)
2000 by Bill Butler
(Lab)
2nd 2003
2005 by Charlie Gordon
(Lab)
3rd 2007 Nicola Sturgeon
(SNP)
James Kelly
(Labour)
Term Election Glasgow Anniesland Glasgow Cathcart Glasgow Southside Glasgow Kelvin Glasgow Pollok Rutherglen Glasgow Shettleston Glasgow Maryhill
and Springburn
Glasgow Provan 9 MSPs from 2011
4th 2011 Bill Kidd
(SNP)
James Dornan
(SNP)
Nicola Sturgeon
(SNP)
Sandra White
(SNP)
Johann Lamont
(Labour)
James Kelly
(Labour)
John Mason
(SNP)
Patricia Ferguson
(Labour)
Paul Martin
(Labour)

Regional List MSPs[edit]

N.B. This table is for presentation purposes only

Parliament MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP
1st
(1999-2003)
Kenneth Gibson
(SNP)
Nicola Sturgeon
(SNP)
Sandra White
(SNP)
Dorothy-Grace Elder
(SNP)
Tommy Sheridan
(Socialist)
Robert Brown
(Lib Dem)
Bill Aitken
(Conservative)
2nd
(2003-07)
Patrick Harvie
(Green)
Rosie Kane
(Socialist)
3rd
(2007-11)
Bob Doris
(SNP
Bashir Ahmad
(SNP)
Bill Kidd
(SNP)
Anne McLaughlin
(SNP)
4th
(2011-15)
Humza Yousaf
(SNP)
Hanzala Malik
(Labour)
Drew Smith
(Labour)
Anne McTaggart
(Labour)
Ruth Davidson
(Conservative)

Election results[edit]

2011 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 2011 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Bill Kidd SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Cathcart James Dornan SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Kelvin Sandra White SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Patricia Ferguson Labour hold
Glasgow Pollok Johann Lamont Labour hold
Glasgow Provan Paul Martin Labour hold
Glasgow Shettleston John Mason SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Southside Nicola Sturgeon SNP gain from Labour
Rutherglen James Kelly Labour hold

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP Humza Yousaf
Bob Doris
2 -2 83,109 39.8% +12.8%
Labour Hanzala Malik
Drew Smith
Anne McTaggart
3 +3 73,031 35% -3.3%
Conservative Ruth Davidson 1 ±0 12,749 6.1% -0.6%
Scottish Green Patrick Harvie 1 ±0 12,454 6.0% +0.8%
Respect 0 ±0 6,972 3.3% ±0%
Liberal Democrats 0 -1 5,312 2.5% -4.6%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 ±0 3,750 1.8% ±0%
BNP 0 ±0 2,424 1.2% -0.7%
Socialist Labour 0 ±0 2,276 1.1% -0.2%
Scottish Christian 0 ±0 1,501 0.7% -0.7
Scottish Unionist 0 ±0 1,447 0.7% -0.1%
Scottish Socialist 0 ±0 1,362 0.7% -0.6%
Pirate 0 ±0 581 0.3% N/A
Independent 0 ±0 338 0.2% N/A
Scottish Homeland 0 ±0 283 0.1% N/A

2007 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Bill Butler Labour hold
Glasgow Baillieston Margaret Curran Labour hold
Glasgow Cathcart Charles Gordon Labour hold
Glasgow Govan Nicola Sturgeon SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Kelvin Pauline McNeill Labour hold
Glasgow Maryhill Patricia Ferguson Labour hold
Glasgow Pollok Johann Lamont Labour hold
Glasgow Rutherglen James Kelly Labour hold
Glasgow Shettleston Frank McAveety Labour hold
Glasgow Springburn Paul Martin Labour hold

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 0 78,838 38.2% +0.4%
SNP Bashir Ahmad
Sandra White
Bob Doris
Bill Kidd
4 +2 55,832 27% +9.9%
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 1 ±0 14,767 7.2% -0.1%
Conservative Bill Aitken 1 ±0 13,751 6.7% -0.8%
Scottish Green Patrick Harvie 1 ±0 10,759 5.2% -1.9%
Solidarity 0 -1 8,544 4.1% N/A
BNP 0 0 3,865 1.9% +0.7%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 3,703 1.8% -0.5%
Scottish Christian 0 0 2,991 1.4% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 0 2,680 1.3% -0.2%
Christian Peoples 0 0 2,626 1.3% N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 -1 2,579 1.2% -14.0%
Scottish Unionist 0 0 1,612 0.8% -0.4%
Publican Party 0 0 952 0.5% N/A
Independent 0 0 582 0.3% N/A
Independent Green Voice 0 0 496 0.2% N/A
UKIP 0 0 405 0.2% -0.1%
Scottish Voice 0 0 389 0.2% N/A
Independent 0 0 317 0.2% N/A
Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers 0 0 293 0.1% N/A
Independent 0 0 286 0.1% N/A
Communist 0 0 260 0.1% -0.1%
Nine Per Cent Growth Party 0 0 80 0.0% N/A
Rejected ballots 9,000 (4.17%) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Turnout 206,607 43.3% +1.8% N/A N/A N/A

Changes:

2003 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Bill Butler Labour hold
Glasgow Baillieston Margaret Curran Labour hold
Glasgow Cathcart Mike Watson Labour hold
Glasgow Govan Gordon Jackson Labour hold
Glasgow Kelvin Pauline McNeill Labour hold
Glasgow Maryhill Patricia Ferguson Labour hold
Glasgow Pollok Johann Lamont Labour hold
Glasgow Rutherglen Janis Hughes Labour hold
Glasgow Shettleston Frank McAveety Labour hold
Glasgow Springburn Paul Martin Labour hold

Changes:

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 0 77,540 37.7% -6.2%
SNP Nicola Sturgeon
Sandra White
2 −2 34,894 17.1% -8.4%
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan
Rosie Kane
2 +1 31,216 15.2% +8.0%
Conservative Bill Aitken 1 ±0 15,299 7.5% -0.4%
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 1 ±0 14,839 7.5% -0.4%
Scottish Green Patrick Harvie 1 +1 14,570 7.1% +3.1%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 4,750 2.3% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 0 3,091 1.5% -0.2%
ProLife Alliance 0 0 2,477 1.2% N/A
Scottish Unionist 0 0 2,349 1.1% +0.2%
BNP 0 0 2,344 1.1% N/A
Scottish People's 0 0 612 0.3% N/A
UKIP 0 0 552 0.3% N/A
Communist 0 0 345 0.2% -

Changes:

1999 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 1999 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Donald Dewar Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Baillieston Margaret Curran Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Cathcart Mike Watson Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Govan Gordon Jackson Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Kelvin Pauline McNeill Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Maryhill Patricia Ferguson Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Pollock Johann Lamont Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Rutherglen Janis Hughes Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Shettleston Frank McAveety Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Springburn Paul Martin Labour win (new seat)

Changes:

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 N/A 112,588 43.9% N/A
SNP Nicola Sturgeon
Dorothy-Grace Elder
Kenneth Gibson
Sandra White
4 N/A 65,360 25.5% N/A
Conservative Bill Aitken 1 N/A 20,239 7.9% N/A
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 1 N/A 18,581 7.2% N/A
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 1 N/A 18,473 7.2% N/A
Scottish Green 0 N/A 10,159 4.0% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 N/A 4,391 1.7% N/A
ProLife Alliance 0 N/A 2,357 0.9% N/A
Scottish Unionist 0 N/A 2,283 0.9% N/A
Communist 0 N/A 521 0.2% N/A
Humanist 0 N/A 447 0.2% N/A
Natural Law 0 N/A 419 0.2% N/A
Socialist (GB) 0 N/A 309 0.1% N/A
People's Choice 0 N/A 221 0.1% N/A

Footnotes[edit]

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

See also[edit]