Paisley (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Paisley shown within the West Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland|
|Party||Scottish National Party|
Paisley is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the West Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The other nine constituencies of the West Scotland region are Clydebank and Milngavie, Cunninghame North, Cunninghame South, Dumbarton, Eastwood, Greenock and Inverclyde, Renfrewshire North and West, Renfrewshire South and Strathkelvin and Bearsden.
The region covers part of the Argyll and Bute council area, the East Dunbartonshire council area, the East Renfrewshire council area, the Inverclyde council area, North Ayrshire council area, the Renfrewshire council area and the West Dunbartonshire council area.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The electoral wards of the Paisley constituency are:
- In full: Paisley East and Ralston, Paisley South, Paisley South West
- In part: Paisley North West (shared with Renfrewshire North and West)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Paisley|
|Liberal Democrats||Eileen McCartin||1,783||7.0||-8.9|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Paisley|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Paisley North|
|Liberal Democrats||Angela McGarrigle||1,570||6.8||-0.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Iain Hogg||525||2.3||-5.3|
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