West Renfrewshire (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|West Renfrewshire shown within the West of Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland|
West Renfrewshire was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the West of Scotland electoral region, which elected seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The other eight constituencies of the West of Scotland region are Dumbarton, Clydebank and Milngavie, Cunninghame North, Eastwood, Paisley North, Greenock and Inverclyde, Paisley South and Strathkelvin and Bearsden.
The region covered the West Dunbartonshire council area, the East Renfrewshire council area, the Inverclyde councila area, most of the Renfrewshire council area, most of the East Dunbartonshire council area, part of the Argyll and Bute council area and part of the North Ayrshire council area.
The West Renfrewshire 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, the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency was divided between new constituencies.
The Holyrood constituency covers a western portion of the Renfrewshire council area and an eastern portion of the Inverclyde council area.
The Greenock and Inverclyde constituency covers the rest of the Inverclyde area.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007: West Renfrewshire|
|Liberal Democrats||Simon Hutton||2,206||7.6||-2.7|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2003: West Renfrewshire|
|Liberal Democrats||Alison King||2,902||10.25||+2.44|
|Scottish Socialist||Gerry MaCartney||1,683||5.95||+5.95|
|Scottish Parliament election, 1999: West Renfrewshire|
|Liberal Democrats||Neal Ascherson||2,659||7.81||N/A|
|Socialist Workers||Patrick Clark||476||1.40||N/A|
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