Glasgow North West (UK Parliament constituency)

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

Glasgow North West is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). It was first used in the 2005 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Glasgow North West is one of seven constituencies covering the Glasgow City council area. All are entirely within the city 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 area of the North West constituency was covered by most of the Glasgow Anniesland constituency and part of the Glasgow Kelvin constituency.[1]

Constituency profile[edit]

This safe Labour constituency lies on the north bank of the River Clyde. It is a seat of contrasts, taking in affluent areas of the City of Glasgow such as Jordanhill and Scotstoun, as well as more deprived areas such as the Drumchapel housing estate.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party Notes
2005 John Robertson Labour MP for Glasgow Anniesland until 2005

Election results[edit]

General Election 2010: Glasgow North West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Robertson 19,233 54.1 +4.9
Liberal Democrat Natalie McKee 5,622 15.8 –3.7
SNP Margaret Park 5,430 15.3 +1.5
Conservative Richard Sullivan 3,537 9.9 +0.4
Scottish Green Moira Crawford 882 2.5 –1.4
BNP Scott McLean 699 2.0 +2.0
Communist Marc Livingstone 179 0.5 +0.5
Majority 13,611 38.3
Turnout 35,582 58.4 +3.4
Labour hold Swing +4.3


General Election 2005: Glasgow North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Robertson 16,748 49.2 -5.7
Liberal Democrat Paul Graham 6,655 19.5 +7.8
SNP Graeme Hendry 4,676 13.7 -2.4
Conservative Murray Roxburgh 3,262 9.6 +0.2
Scottish Green Martha Wardrop 1,333 3.9
Scottish Socialist Anthea Irwin 1,108 3.3 -2.9
Socialist Labour Colin Muir 279 0.8
Majority 10,093 29.6
Turnout 34,061 55.0 +4.2
Labour hold Swing -6.8

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Coordinates: 55°53′28″N 4°21′05″W / 55.89111°N 4.35139°W / 55.89111; -4.35139