Glasgow Provan (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Provan
Scottish Parliament
burgh constituency
Glasgow Provan (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Glasgow Provan shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP Paul Martin
Council area Glasgow City
Party Labour

Glasgow Provan 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 the 9 constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

The constituency was created in 2011, comprising much of the old Glasgow Baillieston seat which was abolished for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

Electoral region[edit]

The other eight constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, Glasgow Pollok, 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 electoral wards used in the creation of Provan are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

As Glasgow Baillieston

Election Member Party
1999 Margaret Curran Labour
2003
2007

As Glasgow Provan

Election Member Party
2011 Paul Martin Labour

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament Election 2011: Glasgow Provan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Martin 10,037 52.3 -3.9
SNP Anne McLaughlin 7,958 41.5 +13.5
Conservative Majid Hussain 777 4.1 -2.3
Liberal Democrats Michael O'Donnell 413 2.2 -4.3
Majority 2,079 10.8
Turnout 19,185 34.5
Labour hold Swing -8.7

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

Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Glasgow Provan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 11,074 56.2
SNP 5,514 28.0
Liberal Democrats 1,273 6.5
Conservative 1,255 6.4
Others 598 3.0
Majority 5,560 28.2
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament Election 2007: Glasgow Ballieston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Curran 9,141 52.9 +0.0
SNP Lachlan McNeill 5,207 30.2 +11.2
Conservative Richard Sullivan 1,276 7.4 -0.7
Liberal Democrats David Jackson 1,060 6.1 -0.5
Scottish Christian George Hargreaves 588 3.4 N/A
Majority 3,934 22.8
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Turnout 17,272 38.9 -0.5
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament Election 2003: Glasgow Ballieston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Curran 9,657 52.9 +5.2
SNP Lachlan McNeill 3,479 19.0 -15.6
Scottish Socialist Jim McVicar 2,461 13.5 +5.6
Conservative Janette McAlpine 1,472 8.1 +1.6
Liberal Democrats David Jackson 1,201 6.6 +3.1
Majority 6,178 33.8% +20.85
Turnout 18,270 39.4
Labour hold Swing +5.2
Scottish Parliament Election 1999: Glasgow Ballieston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Curran 11,289 47.61 N/A
SNP Dorothy Grace Elder 8,217 34.66 N/A
Scottish Socialist James McVicar 1,864 7.86 N/A
Conservative Dr Kate Pickering 1,526 6.44 N/A
Liberal Democrats Judith Fryer 813 3.43 N/A
Majority 3,072 12.95 N/A
Turnout 23,709 47.8 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Candidates Glasgow City Council