Greenock and Inverclyde (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Greenock and Inverclyde|
for the Scottish Parliament
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.
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
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.
From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the electoral wards used to form this constituency are:
- In full: Inverclyde East Central, Inverclyde North, Inverclyde South, Inverclyde West, Inverclyde South West
- In part: Inverclyde East (shared with Renfrewshire North and West)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|Liberal Democrats||John Watson||1,404||4.4||-2.4|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+13.9|
|Conservative||Graeme Andrew Brooks||2,011||7.1||-4.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Ross Finnie||1,934||6.9||-9.4|
|Labour hold||Swing||-6.9 %|
|Liberal Democrats||Ross Finnie||3,893||16.8||-11.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Ross Finnie||6,665||28.03||+1.83|
|Scottish Socialist||Tricia McCafferty||2,338||9.83||+6.84|
|Liberal Democrats||Ross Finnie||7,504||26.20||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Les Robertson||857||2.99||N/A|