Dundee City West (Scottish Parliament constituency)
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|Dundee City West|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Council area||Dundee City|
|Created from||Dundee West|
Dundee City West 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 North East 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 North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast and Dundee City East.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The Dundee West 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 boundaries of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency were subject to some alteration.
From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the redrawn and renamed Dundee City West constituency consists of the following electoral wards:
- In full: Strathmartine, Lochee, West End
- In part: Coldside, Maryfield, North East (shared with Dundee City East)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||Joe FitzPatrick||Scottish National Party|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Dundee City West|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|Liberal Democrats||Daniel Coleman||1,008||3.6%||0.7%||707||2.5%|
|Total Valid votes||27,904|
|Liberal Democrats||Allison Burns||1,063||4.3||-5.8|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||6.1|