Glasgow Govan (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Former burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow City (part)Renfrewshire (part)
Constituency boundaries and council areas
The Glasgow Govan 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, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.
The Holyrood constituency covers a western portion of the Glasgow City council and small western portion of Renfrewshire Council.
Glasgow Govan is south of the Kelvin constituency, west of Shettleston and north of Cathcart and Pollok, which are all entirely within the city area.
Following their First Periodic review into constituencies to the Scottish Parliament in time for the 2011 election, the Boundary Commission for Scotland recommended the effective abolition of the Glasgow Govan constituency. The new creation was to be known as Glasgow Southside formed by the combination of Southside Central, and Pollokshields wards with the addition of the eastern half of the Govan division.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, represented the constituency from the 2007 election. She was previously an MSP for the Glasgow regional list from 1999 to 2007, during which time she was Leader of the Opposition at Holyrood from 2004 to 2007.
|2007||Nicola Sturgeon||Scottish National Party|
|2011||Constituency abolished; see Glasgow Southside|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Glasgow Govan|
|Liberal Democrats||Chris Young||1,891||8.8||+0.3|
|Communist Party||Elinor McKenzie||251||1.2||N/A|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||4.7|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Glasgow Govan|
|Scottish Socialist||Jimmy Scott||2,369||11.21||+6.38|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Graham||1,807||8.55||+2.94|
|Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Glasgow Govan|
|Liberal Democrats||Mohammed Aslam Khan||1,479||5.61||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Charlie McCarthy||1,275||4.83||N/A|
- Rejected ballots for 2007 election from the BBC news page 
|Constituency represented by the Deputy First Minister
2007 – present