Glasgow South West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Glasgow South West
Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Glasgow South West in Scotland.
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Glasgow
Current constituency
Created 2005
Member of parliament Chris Stephens (SNP)
Created from Glasgow Pollok
Glasgow Govan
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Glasgow South West is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. 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.


The Glasgow City wards of Cardonald, Crookston, Darnley, Drumoyne, Govan, Ibrox, Mosspark, Nitshill, North Cardonald, Penilee, and Pollok.


The Glasgow City wards of Cardonald, Crookston, Darnley, Drumoyne, Govan, Ibrox, Mosspark, Nitshill, North Cardonald, Penilee, and Pollok.

Glasgow South West 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 West constituency was covered by most of the Glasgow Pollok constituency and part of the Glasgow Govan constituency.[1]

Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the names and boundaries of the older Westminster constituencies.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2005 Ian Davidson Labour
2015 Chris Stephens SNP

Election campaign[edit]

There was a hustings meeting with several of the candidates organised by Sunny Govan Radio at Kinning Park Church on Thursday 23rd, it will be broadcast on radio later.[3]

Election results[edit]

General Election 2017: Glasgow South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Chris Stephens[4]
General Election 2015: Glasgow South West[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Chris Stephens 23,388 57.2 +40.8
Labour Co-op Ian Davidson 13,438 32.8 -29.7
Conservative Gordon McCaskill 2,036 5.0 -1.6
UKIP Sarah Hemy 970 2.4 N/A
Scottish Green Sean Templeton[8] 507 1.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Isabel Nelson[9] 406 1.0 -8.0
Scottish Socialist Bill Bonnar 176 0.4 N/A
Majority 9,950 24.3
Turnout 40,921 61.8 +7.2
SNP gain from Labour Co-op Swing 35.2
General Election 2010: Glasgow South West[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Ian Davidson 19,863 62.5 +2.3
SNP Chris Stephens 5,192 16.3 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Isabel Nelson 2,870 9.0 -2.6
Conservative Maya Forrest 2,084 6.6 +0.8
Solidarity (TUSC) Tommy Sheridan 931 2.9 N/A
BNP David Orr 841 2.6 N/A
Majority 14,671 46.2
Turnout 31,781 54.6 +4.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing +0.7
General Election 2005: Glasgow South West[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Ian Davidson 18,653 60.2 -1.7
SNP James Dornan 4,757 15.4 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Katy Gordon 3,593 11.6 +6.1
Conservative Scott Brady 1,786 5.8 +0.4
Scottish Socialist Keith Baldassara 1,666 5.4 -4.1
Independent Green Voice Alistair McConnachie 379 1.2 +1.2
Socialist Labour Violet Shaw 143 0.5 +0.5
Majority 13,896 44.9
Turnout 30,977 50.0 +0.2
Labour Co-op hold Swing +0.2

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

This reference gives all recent Glasgow City Westminster election results. You select the year and then the constituency to view the result.

Coordinates: 55°50′01″N 4°20′19″W / 55.83361°N 4.33861°W / 55.83361; -4.33861