Greenock and Inverclyde (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Greenock and Inverclyde
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Greenock and Inverclyde (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Greenock and Inverclyde shown within the West Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created 1999
Party SNP
MSP Stuart McMillan
Council area Inverclyde

Greenock and Inverclyde is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the West Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Electoral region[edit]

The other nine constituencies of the West Scotland region are Clydebank and Milngavie, Cunninghame North, Cunninghame South, Dumbarton, Eastwood, Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West, Renfrewshire South and Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

The region covers part of the Argyll and Bute council area, the East Dunbartonshire council area, the East Renfrewshire council area, the Inverclyde council area, North Ayrshire council area, the Renfrewshire council area and the West Dunbartonshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area[edit]

The Greenock and Inverclyde constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency was merged into a new to Inverclyde constituency.[1]

The rest of Inverclyde is covered by the Renfrewshire North and West constituency.

From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the electoral wards used to form this constituency are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Duncan McNeil Labour
2003
2007
2011
2016 Stuart McMillan SNP

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Greenock and Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Stuart McMillan 17,032 53.7 +11.6
Labour Siobhan McCready 8,802 27.7 -16.2
Conservative Graeme Brooks 4,487 14.1 +7.0
Liberal Democrats John Watson 1,404 4.4 -2.4
Majority 8,230 26.0 +27.8
Turnout 31,725 57.5 +8.2
SNP gain from Labour Swing +13.9
Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Greenock and Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Duncan McNeil 12,387 43.9 -0.2
SNP Stuart McMillan 11,876 42.1 +13.6
Conservative Graeme Andrew Brooks 2,011 7.1 -4.1
Liberal Democrats Ross Finnie 1,934 6.9 -9.4
Majority 511 1.8
Turnout 28,203 49.3 -729
Labour hold Swing -6.9 %
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Greenock and Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 12,753 44.1
SNP 8,236 28.5
Liberal Democrats 4,704 16.3
Conservative 3,244 11.2
Majority 4,517 15.6
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Greenock and Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Duncan McNeil 10,035 43.4 +2.7
SNP Stuart McMillan 7,011 30.3 +15.4
Liberal Democrats Ross Finnie 3,893 16.8 -11.2
Conservative Charles Ferguson 2,166 9.4 +2.8
Majority 3,024 13.1
Turnout 23,105 51.8 0.1
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Greenock and Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Duncan McNeil 9,674 40.68 -0.58
Liberal Democrats Ross Finnie 6,665 28.03 +1.83
SNP Tom Chalmers 3,532 14.85 -8.76
Scottish Socialist Tricia McCafferty 2,338 9.83 +6.84
Conservative Charles Dunlop 1,572 6.61 +0.68
Majority 3,009 12.65 -2.41
Turnout 23,781, 51.65 -7.30
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Greenock and Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Duncan McNeil 11,817 41.26 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ross Finnie 7,504 26.20 N/A
SNP Ian Hamilton 6,762 23.61 N/A
Conservative Richard Wilkinson 1,699 5.93 N/A
Scottish Socialist Les Robertson 857 2.99 N/A
Majority 4,313 15.06
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland