Glasgow South (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Glasgow South in Scotland.
|Subdivisions of Scotland||City of Glasgow|
|Member of Parliament||Tom Harris (Labour)|
|Created from||Glasgow Cathcart
|European Parliament constituency||Scotland|
Glasgow South is a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The constituency was first used in the general election of 2005.
Glasgow South 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 area of the South constituency was covered by the Glasgow Cathcart constituency and parts of the Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Rutherglen and Glasgow Pollok constituencies.
Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the names and boundaries of the older Westminster constituencies.
While this constituency includes some of Glasgow's few Conservative-voting areas, other areas such as Langside and Shawlands are SNP, with Labour in second place and the Conservatives far behind. Deprived housing estates typify the seat and there is a large Pakistani community which mainly resides in Pollokshields. Around a third of the constituents are Roman Catholics.
Members of Parliament
|2005||Tom Harris||Labour||MP for Glasgow Cathcart until 2005|
|General Election 2010: Glasgow South|
|Liberal Democrat||Shabnum Mustapha||4,739||11.8||-7.2|
|Scottish Green||Marie Campbell||961||2.4||-2.0|
|General Election 2005: Glasgow South|
|Liberal Democrat||Arthur Sanderson||7,321||19.0||+6.6|
|Scottish Green||Kay Allan||1,692||4.4||+4.4|
|Scottish Socialist||Ronnie Stevenson||1,303||3.4||-2.4|
|Socialist Labour||Dorothy Entwistle||266||0.7|
Notes and references
- Fifth Periodical Report, Boundary Commission for Scotland
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- , BBC News Election 2010 Glasgow South Results