Glasgow North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow North
Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Glasgow North in Scotland.
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
Current constituency
Created 2005
Member of Parliament Ann McKechin (Labour)
Created from Glasgow Maryhill
Glasgow Kelvin
Glasgow Anniesland
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Glasgow North is a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster). It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post voting system.

It was first contested at the 2005 general election, and its current MP is Ann McKechin of the Labour Party.

Boundaries[edit]

Glasgow North is one of seven constituencies covering the Glasgow City council area. All are entirely within the council area.

Prior to the 2005 general election, the city area was covered by ten constituencies, of which two straddled boundaries with other council areas. The North constituency includes most of the former Glasgow Maryhill constituency, central sections of the former Glasgow Kelvin constituency and a Kelvindale area from the former Glasgow Anniesland constituency.[1] Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the names and boundaries of the older Westminster constituencies.

The North constituency has Glasgow University within its boundaries, and stretches out through Kelvindale to the large Summerston housing development. The largest element of the seat, in terms of former constituency boundaries, comes from the Maryhill constituency, which was a mainly working class seat. The North seat also includes the more middle class areas of Hillhead, Hyndland and Kelvindale.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party Notes
2005 Ann McKechin Labour MP for Glasgow Maryhill until 2005

Election results[edit]

General Election 2015: Glasgow North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann McKechin[3]
General Election 2010: Glasgow North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann McKechin[5] 13,181 44.5 +5.1
Liberal Democrat Katy Gordon[6] 9,283 31.3 +3.9
SNP Patrick Grady 3,530 11.9 -1.0
Conservative Erin Boyle 2,039 7.1 -1.7
Scottish Green Martin Bartos 947 3.2 -4.4
BNP Thomas Main 296 1.0 +1.0
TUSC Angela McCormick 287 1.0 +1.0
Majority 3,898 13.2
Turnout 29,613 57.6 +7.2
Labour hold Swing +0.6 Lib Dem to Labour
General Election 2005: Glasgow North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann McKechin 11,001 39.4
Liberal Democrat Amy Rodger 7,663 27.4
SNP Kenneth McLean 3,614 12.9
Conservative Brian Pope 2,441 8.7
Scottish Green Martin Bartos 2,135 7.6
Scottish Socialist Nick Tarlton 1,067 3.8
Majority 3,338 12.0
Turnout 27,921 50.4
Labour hold Swing -

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Coordinates: 55°53′39″N 4°17′34″W / 55.89417°N 4.29278°W / 55.89417; -4.29278