Paisley and Renfrewshire North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°51′36″N 4°29′56″W / 55.860°N 4.499°W / 55.860; -4.499

Paisley and Renfrewshire North
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Paisley and Renfrewshire North in Scotland.
Current constituency
Created 2005
Member of parliament Gavin Newlands (SNP)
Created from Paisley South
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Paisley and Renfrewshire North is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 2005 general election, replacing most of Paisley North and Renfrewshire West.

The constituency covers the northern portion of Paisley, the smaller towns of Renfrew and Linwood, and rural villages such as Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Houston.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency includes the northern part of Paisley, plus the towns of

and also Glasgow International Airport and Hillington Industrial Estate.

The northern boundary of the constituency is the River Clyde from Braehead in the east to Langbank in the west.

Areas close to, but outside, the constituency boundary are

A map of the constituency can be found at the Election Maps site.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2005 Jim Sheridan Labour
2015 Gavin Newlands SNP

Election results[edit]

General Election 2015: Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Gavin Newlands 25,601 50.7 +31.7
Labour Jim Sheridan 16,525 32.7 -21.3
Conservative John Anderson 6,183 12.3 -2.3
Liberal Democrat James Speirs 1,055 2.1 -8.4
Scottish Green Ryan Morrison 703 1.4 n/a
CISTA Andy Doyle 202 0.4 n/a
TUSC Jim Halfpenny[1] 193 0.4 +0.4
Majority 9,076 18.0
Turnout 50,462 76.2 +7.6
SNP gain from Labour Swing
General Election 2010: Paisley and Renfrewshire North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Sheridan 23,613 54.03 +8.33
SNP Mags MacLaren 8,333 19.07 +0.27
Conservative Alistair Campbell 6,381 14.60 +1.00
Liberal Democrat Ruaraidh Dobson 4,597 10.52 -7.78
Independent Gary Pearson 550 1.26
Scottish Socialist Chris Rollo 233 0.53 -1.07
Majority 15,280 34.96%
Turnout 43,707 68.6
Labour hold Swing 4.3
General Election 2005: Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Sheridan 18,697 45.7% -6.6
SNP Bill Wilson 7,696 18.8% -3.9
Liberal Democrat Lewis Hutton 7,464 18.3% +10.7
Conservative Philip Lardner 5,566 13.6% -0.1
Scottish Socialist Angela McGregor 646 1.6% -1.7
Socialist Labour Katharine McGavigan 444 1.1% +1.1
UKIP John Pearson 372 0.9% +0.9
Majority 11,001 26.9%
Turnout 40,885 64.8% +3.6
Labour hold Swing -1.3

This constituency was formed in 2005 from parts of the old Paisley North and Renfrewshire West constituencies.

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