Glasgow Kelvin (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow Kelvin
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
Number of members One
Replaced by Glasgow Central
Glasgow North
Glasgow North West
Created from Glasgow Central
Glasgow Hillhead

Glasgow Kelvin was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1997 until 2005. The area it represented is now covered by Glasgow Central, Glasgow North and Glasgow North West.

It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.


The City of Glasgow District electoral divisions of Anderston/City, Hyndland/Hillhead, and Scotstoun/Broomhill.

The constituency included Glasgow city centre.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1997 George Galloway Labour
2003 Independent
2004 Respect
2005 constituency abolished


Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Glasgow Kelvin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Galloway 12,014 44.8 −6.2
Liberal Democrat Dr. Tamsin Mayberry 4,754 17.7 +3.5
SNP Frances Anthony Rankin 4,513 16.8 −4.6
Conservative Miss Davena Rankin 2,388 8.9 −1.9
Scottish Socialist Mrs. Heather Ritchie 1,847 6.9 N/A
Scottish Green Tim John Cairns Shand 1,286 4.8 N/A
Majority 7,260 27.1
Turnout 26,802 43.6 −12.5
Labour hold Swing 4.9% Lab to LD

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Glasgow Kelvin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Galloway 16,643 51.0 N/A
SNP Sandra White 6,978 21.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Elspeth M. Buchanan 4,629 14.2 N/A
Conservative Duncan H. McPhie 3,539 10.8 N/A
Scottish Socialist Allan Green 386 1.2 N/A
Referendum Robert J.M. Grigor 282 0.9 N/A
Socialist (GB) Victor Vanni 102 0.3 N/A
Natural Law George W. Stidolph 95 0.3 N/A
Majority 9,665 29.6 N/A
Turnout 32,654 56.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)