Glasgow Shettleston (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Shettleston
Scottish Parliament
burgh constituency
Glasgow Shettleston (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Glasgow Shettleston shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 1999
MSP John Mason
Council area Glasgow City
Party Scottish National Party

Glasgow Shettleson also has two elected Members of Scottish Youth Parliament; David Stewart & Greg Hepburn. Glasgow Shettleston 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 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 Pollok, Glasgow Provan, 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 Shettleston 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 their First Periodic review into constituencies to the Scottish Parliament, the Boundary Commission for Scotland have recommended a modified Glasgow Shettleston constituency. The electoral wards used to create the newly formed Shettleston are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Frank McAveety Labour
2011 John Mason Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP John Mason 10,128 47.8 +17.4
Labour Frank McAveety 9,542 45.0 -7.8
Conservative David Wilson 1,163 5.5 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Ruaraidh Dobson 371 1.7 -4.6
Majority 586 2.8
Turnout 21,204 37.7
SNP gain from Labour Swing 12.6%

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

Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 9,967 52.8
SNP 5,727 30.3
Conservative 1,410 7.5
Liberal Democrats 1,203 6.4
Others 566 3.0
Majority 4,240 22.5
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank McAveety 7,574 51.2 -5.4
SNP John McLaughlin 4,693 31.7 +13.5
Liberal Democrats Ross Renton 1,182 8.0 +3.3
Conservative William McNair 946 6.4 +0.5
Scottish Christian Bob Graham 406 2.7 +2.7
Majority 2,881 19.5
Rejected ballots 2,035 {{{change}}}
Turnout 14,801 33.4 -2.0
Labour hold Swing 9.5
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank McAveety 9,365 56.60 +2.65
SNP Jim Byrne 3,018 18.24 -9.09
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 2,403 14.52 +6.53
Conservative Dorothy Luckhurst 982 5.93 -0.21
Liberal Democrats Lewis Hutton 779 4.71 +0.12
Majority 6,347 38.36 +11.73
Turnout 16,547 35.41 -5.17
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank McAveety 11,078 53.95 N/A
SNP Jim Byrne 5,611 27.33 N/A
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 1,640 7.99 N/A
Conservative Colin Bain 1,260 6.14 N/A
Liberal Democrats Laurence Clarke 943 4.59 N/A
Majority 5,467 26.62 N/A
Turnout 20,532 42.78 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]