Glasgow Southside (Scottish Parliament constituency)
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- Not to be confused with the Westminster constituency Glasgow South
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Council area||Glasgow City|
Glasgow Southside is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. It is one of nine constituencies in the Glasgow electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole. It is currently the constituency of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The other eight constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Provan, Glasgow Shettleston and Rutherglen.
Constituency boundaries and council areas
The electoral wards used in the creation of Southside are:
Member of the Scottish Parliament
The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, represented the constituency from the 2007 election. She was previously an MSP for the Glasgow regional list from 1999 to 2007, during which time she was Leader of the Opposition at Holyrood from 2004 to 2007.
|1999||Gordon Jackson||Scottish Labour Party|
|2007||Nicola Sturgeon||Scottish National Party|
As Glasgow Southside
|2011||Nicola Sturgeon||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Kevin Lewsey||822||3.3||+0.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Kenn Elder||612||2.7||-6.9|
|SNP win (new seat)|
|Constituency represented by the First Minister
2014 – Present
- Candidates Glasgow City Council