Inverclyde (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Inverclyde in Scotland
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Inverclyde|
|Major settlements||Gourock, Greenock, Inverkip, Port Glasgow, Wemyss Bay|
|Member of Parliament||Ronnie Cowan (SNP)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Greenock and Inverclyde and Renfrewshire West|
Inverclyde is a parliamentary constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It replaced Greenock and Inverclyde and the Port Glasgow and Kilmacolm areas from West Renfrewshire for the 2005 general election.
The previous MP, Labour's Iain McKenzie won the ensuing Inverclyde by-election following the death of David Cairns also of the Labour Party. At the 2015 general election, the seat was gained by the SNP's Ronnie Cowan, with a majority of 11,063 votes. At the 2017 snap election, Cowan was re-elected, but with a greatly reduced majority of just 384 votes. However, at the 2019 election he significantly increased his majority to 7,512 or 18.9%, making this a safe seat for the SNP.
Members of Parliament
|2011 by-election||Iain McKenzie||Labour|
|2015||Ronnie Cowan||Scottish National Party|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Jacci Stoyle||2,560||6.4||+3.9|
|Liberal Democrats||David Stevens||978||2.5||0.0|
|Liberal Democrats||John Watson||1,106||2.5||-10.8|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||31.7|
1 Change to majority not useful when seat changes hands.
|Liberal Democrats||Sophie Bridger||627||2.2||–11.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Simon Hutton||5,007||13.3||-3.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Douglas Herbison||6,123||17.0||n/a|
|Scottish Socialist||Davy Landels||906||2.5||n/a|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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