Renfrewshire North and West (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Renfrewshire North and West
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Renfrewshire North and West (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Renfrewshire North and West shown within the West Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created 2011
Party Scottish National Party
MSP Derek Mackay
Council area Renfrewshire
Inverclyde

Renfrewshire North and West 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 constituency takes in the northern and western portion of the Renfrewshire council area and some of the Inverclyde council area, and includes the towns of Renfrew and Erskine, a portion of Paisley (Gallowhill), and a number of affluent rural villages and areas.

Electoral region[edit]

The other nine constituencies of the West Scotland region are Clydebank and Milngavie, Cunninghame North, Cunninghame South, Dumbarton, Eastwood, Greenock and Inverclyde, Paisley, 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]

Renfrewshire is represented in the Scottish Parliament by three constituencies: Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West and Renfrewshire South.

The Renfrewshire North and West constituency uses the following electoral wards:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2011 Derek Mackay SNP
2016

Elections[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Renfrewshire North and West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Derek Mackay 14,718 47.8 +5.9
Conservative David Wilson 7,345 23.8 +3.9
Labour Mary Fee 7,244 23.5 -12.7
Liberal Democrats Rod Ackland 888 2.9 +0.9
TUSC Jim Halfpenny 414 1.3 +1.3
Independent Peter Morton 198 0.6 +0.6
Majority 7,373 24.0
Turnout 30,807 60.9
SNP hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Renfrewshire North and West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Derek Mackay 11,510 41.9 +12.3
Labour Stuart Clark 9,946 36.2 -4.5
Conservative Annabel Goldie 5,489 20.0 -3.1
Liberal Democrats Andrew Page 550 2.0 -3.3
Majority 1,564 5.7
Turnout 27,495 55.7
SNP gain from Labour Swing

At the time of the 2011 election, Annabel Goldie was the leader of the Scottish Conservatives and an incumbent MSP for the West of Scotland region. Derek Mackay was the Leader of Renfrewshire Council and Stuart Clark is a teacher.[1]

Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Renfrewshire North and West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 11,341 40.7
SNP 8,236 29.6
Conservative 6,420 23.0
Liberal Democrats 1,476 5.3
Others 383 1.4
Majority 3,105 11.1
Labour hold Swing

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.paisleydailyexpress.co.uk/renfrewshire-news/2010/08/11/teacher-se lected-to-fight-renfrewshire-north-and-west-for-labour-87085-27034991/