Glasgow Maryhill (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Former burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||Glasgow City|
Glasgow Maryhill was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. However, it was also one of ten constituencies in the Glasgow 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 Glasgow region at the time were Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Baillieston, Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Rutherglen, Glasgow Shettleston and Glasgow Springburn.
The Glasgow Maryhill 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 was entirely within the Glasgow City council area, on its northern boundary. It was west of the Springburn constituency, north of Kelvin and east of Anniesland, which were also 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 has recommended the effective merger of the Glasgow Springburn and Glasgow Maryhill constituencies. The new creation is a constituency known as Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|Liberal Democrats||Kenneth Elder||1,936||11.7||+1.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Donnie Nicolson||2,945||16.14%||+9.89%|
|Liberal Democrats||Arthur Sanderson||1,789||9.78%||+1.88%|
|Liberal Democrats||Clare Hamblen||1,793||7.79%||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Gordon Scott||1,439||6.25%||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived September 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.