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 ScotlandCity of Glasgow
Major settlementsCardonald, Darnley, Govan, Mosspark, Nitshill, Pollok, Priesthill
Current constituency
Created2005
Member of ParliamentChris Stephens (SNP)
Created fromGlasgow Pollok
Glasgow Govan

Glasgow South West is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. As in all other seats since the 1950 abolition of multi-member university returns to the Commons, its eligible residents who vote in General Elections elect one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The seat saw its first MP at the 2005 general election. Its 2017 general election result was the ninth-closest result, a winning margin of 60 votes.

At the 2019 general election, Chris Stephens of the SNP was re-elected with an increased majority over Matt Kerr of the Labour Party; with 4,900 votes and a 7.2% swing from the previous election two years earlier.[1]

Boundaries[edit]

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

The seat is one of seven covering the Glasgow City council area; none have overspill.

Before the 2005 general election the city was covered by ten constituencies, of which two straddled boundaries with other council areas. The area's representatives before its inception were those for Glasgow Pollok and to a lesser extent Glasgow Govan.[2]

Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the names and boundaries of the immediate forebear seats.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
2005 Ian Davidson Labour Co-op
2015 Chris Stephens SNP

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Glasgow South West[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Chris Stephens 17,643 47.9 Increase7.2
Labour Co-op Matt Kerr 12,743 34.6 Decrease5.9
Conservative Thomas Haddow 4,224 11.5 Decrease4.1
Liberal Democrats Ben Denton-Cardew 1,435 3.9 Increase2.0
Brexit Party Peter Brown 802 2.2 Increase2.2
Majority 4,900 13.3 Increase13.1
Turnout 36,847 57.1 Increase0.9
SNP hold Swing Increase6.6
General election 2017: Glasgow South West [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Chris Stephens 14,386 40.7 Decrease16.5
Labour Co-op Matt Kerr 14,326 40.5 Increase7.7
Conservative Thomas Haddow 5,524 15.6 Increase10.6
Liberal Democrats Ben Denton-Cardew 661 1.9 Increase0.9
UKIP Sarah Hemy 481 1.4 Decrease1.0
Majority 60 0.2 Decrease24.2
Turnout 35,378 56.2 Decrease5.6
SNP hold Swing Decrease12.1
General election 2015: Glasgow South West[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Chris Stephens 23,388 57.2 +40.9
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 New
Scottish Green Sean Templeton[10] 507 1.2 New
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson[11] 406 1.0 -8.0
Scottish Socialist Bill Bonnar 176 0.4 New
Majority 9,950 24.4 N/A
Turnout 40,921 61.8 +7.2
SNP gain from Labour Co-op Swing +35.2
General election 2010: Glasgow South West[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ian Davidson 19,863 62.5 +2.3
SNP Chris Stephens 5,192 16.3 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 2,870 9.0 -2.6
Conservative Maya Forrest 2,084 6.6 +0.8
Solidarity (TUSC) Tommy Sheridan 931 2.9 New
BNP David Orr 841 2.6 New
Majority 14,671 46.2 +1.4
Turnout 31,781 54.6 +4.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing +0.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: Glasgow South West[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ian Davidson 18,653 60.2 -1.7
SNP James Dornan 4,757 15.4 -2.1
Liberal Democrats 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 New
Socialist Labour Violet Shaw 143 0.5 New
Majority 13,896 44.8
Turnout 30,977 50.0 +0.2
Labour Co-op hold Swing +0.2

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Library, House of Commons (23 June 2017). "GE2017: Marginal seats and turnout".
  2. ^ Fifth Periodical Report, Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)
  4. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll - UK Parliamentary election 2019". Glasgow City Council. Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Glasgow South West parliamentary constituency - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  6. ^ Glasgow Young Scot, 20 Trongate (11 May 2017). "General Election 2017 - Glasgow candidates announced". Glasgow City Council.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ "SNP and Tory candidates revealed". Evening Times.
  9. ^ "statement of persons nominated and party affiliations". Glasgow City Council.
  10. ^ "Seven Greens bid for city seats". Evening Times.
  11. ^ "List of selected candidates". Liberal Democrats. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  13. ^ Statement of Persons Nominated Glasgow City Council
  14. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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