Glasgow Pollok (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Pollok
Scottish Parliament
burgh constituency
Glasgow Pollok (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Glasgow Pollok shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 1999
MSP Johann Lamont
Council area Glasgow City
Party Labour

Glasgow Pollok is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. 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 the 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 Cathcart, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, 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 Glasgow Pollok 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 its First Periodic review into Scottish Parliament constituencies, a newly shaped Kelvin was formed in time for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election. The Glasgow City Council electoral wards used in the creation of the new Glasgow Pollok seat are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Johann Lamont Labour
2003
2007
2011

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament Election 2011: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Johann Lamont 10,875 47.5 -5.2
SNP Christopher Stephens 10,252 44.7 +11.9
Conservative Andrew Morrison 1,298 5.7 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 490 2.1 -4.9
Majority 623 2.7
Turnout 22,915 39
Labour hold Swing -8.5

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

Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 12,126 52.7
SNP 7,571 32.9
Liberal Democrats 1,611 7.0
Conservative 1,597 6.9
Others 125 0.5
Majority 4,555 19.8
Labour hold Swing


Scottish Parliament Election 2007: Glasgow Pollok [2]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Johann Lamont 10,456 53.86 +10.42 8,915 43.13
SNP Chris Stephens 6,063 31.23 +12.11 5,352 25.89
Conservative Gerald Michaluk 1,460 7.52 +2.82 1,020 4.93
Liberal Democrats Christine Gilmore 1,436 7.40 +2.93 792 3.83
Solidarity   1,502 7.27
Scottish Green   538 2.50
Scottish Senior Citizens   486 2.26
BNP   419 1.95
Scottish Christian   333 1.55
Scottish Socialist   318 1.48
Socialist Labour   284 1.32
Christian Peoples   239 1.11
Scottish Unionist   150 0.70
Publican Party 99 0.46
UKIP   44 0.20
Scottish Voice   41 0.19
Independent - Asif Nasir 31 0.14
Independent Green Voice 31 0.14
Independent - Muhammad Shoaib 29 0.13
Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers 25 0.12
Communist   15 0.07
Independent - James Cruikshank 4 0.02
Nine Percent Growth Party 3 0.01
Informal votes 2,106 851
Total Valid votes 19,415 20,670
Turnout 21,521
Labour hold Majority 4,393 22.63 +7.11
Scottish Parliament Election 2003: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Johann Lamont 9,357 43.4% -0.3
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 6,016 27.9% +6.4
SNP Kenny Gibson 4,118 19.1 -6.8
Conservative Ashraf Anjum 1,012 4.7% -0.6
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 962 4.5 +0.9
PE Robert Ray 73 0.3 +0.3
Majority 3,341 15.5 -2.3
Turnout 21,538 45.7
Labour hold Swing -0.3
Scottish Parliament Election 1999: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Johann Lamont 11,405 43.7 N/A
SNP Kenny Gibson 6,763 25.9 N/A
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 5,611 21.5 N/A
Conservative Rory O'Brien 1,370 5.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats James King 931 3.6 N/A
Majority 4,642 17.8 N/A
Turnout 26,080 52.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Candidates Glasgow City Council
  2. ^ Sub-constituency election results for the 2007 Scottish Parliament elections - data- Scotland Office, 30 April 2008 (retrieved 5.04.11)

See also[edit]