Paisley (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Not to be confused with Paisley (UK Parliament constituency).
Paisley
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
Paisley (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Paisley shown within the West Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP George Adam
Council area Renfrewshire
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.

Electoral region[edit]

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[edit]

Renfrewshire is represented in the Scottish Parliament by three constituencies: Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West and Renfrewshire South.

The electoral wards of the Paisley constituency are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2011 George Adam SNP

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Paisley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP George Adam 10,913 42.6 +12.8
Labour Ewan Williams 10,665 41.7 -2.7
Conservative Gordon McCaskill 2,229 8.7 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Eileen McCartin 1,783 7.0 -8.9
Majority 248 0.9
Turnout 25,590 49.1
SNP gain from Labour Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Paisley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 11,566 44.4
SNP 7,755 29.8
Liberal Democrats 4,134 15.9
Conservative 2,304 8.8
Others 305 1.2
Majority 3,811 14.6
Labour hold Swing

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