Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
Scottish Parliament
burgh constituency
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP Patricia Ferguson
Council area Glasgow City
Party Labour

Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn 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, it is one of nine constituencies in the Glasgow electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

The constituency was created in 2011 from a merger of parts of the Glasgow Maryhill, Glasgow Springburn and a small part of the Glasgow Anniesland constituencies. The parts of Glasgow Anniesland were Kelvindale and Kelvinside, that had previously been in Glasgow Hillhead before 1997.

Electoral region[edit]

The other eight constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Kelvin, 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]

Following their First Periodic review into constituencies to the Scottish Parliament in time for the 2011 election, the Boundary Commission for Scotland recommended the effective merger of the Glasgow Springburn and Glasgow Maryhill constituencies.

The electoral wards used in its creation are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

As Glasgow Maryhill

Election Member Party
1999 Patricia Ferguson Labour
2003
2007

As Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn

Election Member Party
2011 Patricia Ferguson Labour
N.B. Paul Martin was the MSP for Glasgow Springburn from 1999-2011. Following the merger of the Maryhill and Springburn constituencies, Maryhill MSP Patricia Ferguson was selected as Labour candidate for the merged constituency, while Paul Martin stood in the newly created constituency of Glasgow Provan.

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Ferguson 9,884 48.1 -1.1
SNP Bob Doris 8,592 41.8 +9.8
Conservative Stephanie Murray 1,222 6.0 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Sophie Bridger 833 4.1 -6.5
Majority 1,292 6.3
Turnout 20,531 36.0
Labour hold Swing -5.4

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

Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Glasgow Maryhill & Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 9,979 49.2
SNP 6,501 32.1
Liberal Democrats 2,132 10.5
Conservative 1,500 7.4
Others 160 0.8
Majority 3,478 17.2
Labour hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Candidates Glasgow City Council