Glasgow Cathcart (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Cathcart
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow Cathcart (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Glasgow Cathcart shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created 1999
Party Scottish National Party
MSP James Dornan
Council area Glasgow City

Glasgow Cathcart is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the Glasgow 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.

Electoral region[edit]

The other eight constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Provan, Glasgow Shettleston, Glasgow Southside, and Rutherglen.

The region covers the Glasgow City council area and a north-western portion of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries[edit]

The current Glasgow Cathcart 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, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.

Boundary review[edit]

Following the First Periodic review into Scottish Parliament boundaries, a newly redrawn Cathcart will be in place for the Scottish Parliament election, 2011. The electoral wards used in this creation are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Mike Watson Labour
2003
2005 Charlie Gordon
2007
2011 James Dornan SNP

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2011: Glasgow Cathcart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP James Dornan 11,918 45 +14
Labour Charlie Gordon 10,326 39.4 +1.2
Conservative Richard Sullivan 2,410 9.2 -1.2
Liberal Democrat Eileen Baxendale 1,118 4.3 -4.7
Independent John McKee 450 1.7 N/A
Majority 1,592 6.1
Turnout

Liberal Democrats and the Independent gained under 5% of the poll and thus lost their deposit

Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Glasgow Cathcart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 10,096 38.1
SNP 8,244 31.1
Conservative 2,753 10.4
Liberal Democrats 2,372 9.0
Others 3,001 11.3
Majority 1,852 7.0
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliamentary Election 2007: Glasgow Cathcart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charlie Gordon 8,476 39.1 -0.1
SNP James Dornan 6,287 29.0 +12.7
Independent David Smith 2,911 13.4 +13.4
Conservative Davena Rankin 2,832 10.2 -2.2
Liberal Democrat Shabnum Mustapha 1,659 7.7 -0.1
Majority 2,189 10.1
Turnout 21,657 45.3 -0.2
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament by-election 2005: Glasgow Cathcart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charlie Gordon 5,811 37.7 −1.5
SNP Mairie Whitehead 3,406 22.1 +5.8
Conservative Richard Cook 2,306 15.0 +2.0
Liberal Democrats Arthur Sanderson 1,557 10.1 +2.3
Independent Pat Lally 856 5.6 −5.3
Scottish Socialist Ronnie Stevenson 819 5.3 −7.3
Scottish Green Chloe Stewart 548 3.6 N/A
Independent Chris Creighton 59 0.4 N/A
UKIP Bryan McCormack 54 0.4 N/A
Majority 2,405 15.6 −7.3
Turnout 15,416 32.0 −13
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliamentary Election 2003: Glasgow Cathcart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Watson 8,742 39.2 −8.9
SNP David Ritchie 3,630 16.3 −11.9
Conservative Richard Cook 2,888 12.9 +0.7
Scottish Socialist Malcolm Wilson 2,819 12.6 N/A
Local Health Concern Pat Lally 2,419 10.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tom Henery 1,741 7.8 −0.3
Parent Excluded Robert Wilson 68 0.3 N/A
Majority 5,112 22.9 +2.0
Turnout 22,307 45 −7.5
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliamentary Election 1999: Glasgow Cathcart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Watson 12,966 48.1 N/A
SNP Marie Whitehead 7,592 28.1 N/A
Conservative Mary Leishman 3,311 12.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Callan Dick 2,187 8.1 N/A
Socialist Workers Roddy Slorach 920 3.4 N/A
Majority 5,374 19.9 N/A
Turnout 26,976 52.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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