Clydebank and Milngavie (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Clydebank and Milngavie|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Council area||West Dunbartonshire|
Clydebank and Milngavie 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 Cunninghame North, Cunninghame South, Dumbarton, Eastwood, Greenock and Inverclyde, Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West, the 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 Clydebank and Milngavie 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 abolished in favour of new constituencies.
From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the electoral wards used to form this constituency are:
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||Gil Paterson||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Frank Bowles||2,925||8.9||+2.7|
|Liberal Democrats||John Duncan||1,769||6.2||-7.0|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||6.5%|
|Liberal Democrats||Ashay Ghai||3,166||11.8||-0.4|
|2003 Scottish Parliament election: Clydebank and Milngavie|
|Liberal Democrats||Rod Ackland||3,224||12.16||-0.29|
|Scottish Socialist||Dawn Brennan||1,902||7.17||+7.17|
|1999 Scottish Parliament election: Clydebank and Milngavie|
|Liberal Democrats||Rod Ackland||4,149||12.45||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived September 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine