Glasgow South (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Glasgow South in Scotland.
|Subdivisions of Scotland||City of Glasgow|
|Member of parliament||Stewart McDonald (SNP)|
|Created from||Glasgow Cathcart
|European Parliament constituency||Scotland|
Glasgow South is a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The constituency was first used in the general election of 2005, and is the successor to Glasgow Cathcart.
The Glasgow City wards of Battlefield, Carmunnock, Carnwadric, Castlemilk, Cathcart, Glenwood, King’s Park, Langside, Maxwell Park, Mount Florida, Newlands, and Pollokshaws.
Glasgow South is one of seven constituencies covering the Glasgow City council area. All are entirely within the council area.
Prior to the 2005 general election, the city area was covered by ten constituencies, of which two straddled boundaries with other council areas. The area of the South constituency was covered by the Glasgow Cathcart constituency and parts of the Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Rutherglen and Glasgow Pollok constituencies.
Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the names and boundaries of the older Westminster constituencies.
While this constituency includes some of Glasgow's few Conservative-voting areas such as Pollokshields and Newlands, other areas such as Langside and Shawlands are SNP, with Labour in second place and the Conservatives far behind. While deprived housing estates typify parts of this constituency there are still many more affluent residential areas. There is a large Asian community and Scotland's second largest Jewish community is based around Pollokshields (the largest being in East Renfrewshire next door). Around a third of the constituents are Roman Catholics.
Members of Parliament
|2005||Tom Harris||Labour||MP for Glasgow Cathcart until 2005|
|General Election 2015: Glasgow South|
|Scottish Green||Alastair Whitelaw||1,431||2.9||+0.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Ewan Hoyle||1,019||2.1||-9.7|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+28.3|
|General Election 2010: Glasgow South|
|Liberal Democrat||Shabnum Mustapha||4,739||11.8||-7.2|
|Scottish Green||Marie Campbell||961||2.4||-2.0|
|General Election 2005: Glasgow South|
|Liberal Democrat||Arthur Sanderson||7,321||19.0||+6.6|
|Scottish Green||Kay Allan||1,692||4.4||+4.4|
|Scottish Socialist||Ronnie Stevenson||1,303||3.4||-2.4|
|Socialist Labour||Dorothy Entwistle||266||0.7|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Fifth Periodical Report, Boundary Commission for Scotland
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10527 25Aug15
-  BBC News Election 2010 Glasgow South Results
- "List of selected candidates". Liberal Democrats. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- , BBC News Election 2010 Glasgow South Results
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
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