Glasgow South West (UK Parliament constituency)
|Glasgow South West|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Glasgow South West in Scotland
|Subdivisions of Scotland||City of Glasgow|
|Major settlements||Cardonald, Darnley, Govan, Mosspark, Nitshill, Pollok, Priesthill|
|Member of Parliament||Chris Stephens (SNP)|
|Created from||Glasgow Pollok|
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.
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.
Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the names and boundaries of the immediate forebear seats.
Members of Parliament
|2005||Ian Davidson||Labour Co-op|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Matt Kerr||12,743||34.6||5.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Ben Denton-Cardew||1,435||3.9||2.0|
|Brexit Party||Peter Brown||802||2.2||2.2|
|Labour Co-op||Matt Kerr||14,326||40.5||7.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Ben Denton-Cardew||661||1.9||0.9|
|Labour Co-op||Ian Davidson||13,438||32.8||-29.7|
|Scottish Green||Sean Templeton||507||1.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Isabel Nelson||406||1.0||-8.0|
|Scottish Socialist||Bill Bonnar||176||0.4||New|
|SNP gain from Labour Co-op||Swing||+35.2|
|Labour Co-op||Ian Davidson||19,863||62.5||+2.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Isabel Nelson||2,870||9.0||-2.6|
|Solidarity (TUSC)||Tommy Sheridan||931||2.9||New|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+0.7|
Elections in the 2000s
|Labour Co-op||Ian Davidson||18,653||60.2||-1.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Katy Gordon||3,593||11.6||+6.1|
|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|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+0.2|
Notes and references
- Library, House of Commons (23 June 2017). "GE2017: Marginal seats and turnout".
- Fifth Periodical Report, Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)
- "Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll - UK Parliamentary election 2019". Glasgow City Council. Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
- "Glasgow South West parliamentary constituency - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
- Glasgow Young Scot, 20 Trongate (11 May 2017). "General Election 2017 - Glasgow candidates announced". Glasgow City Council.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "SNP and Tory candidates revealed". Evening Times.
- "statement of persons nominated and party affiliations". Glasgow City Council.
- "Seven Greens bid for city seats". Evening Times.
- "List of selected candidates". Liberal Democrats. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Statement of Persons Nominated Glasgow City Council
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
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