Renfrewshire South (Scottish Parliament constituency)
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Renfrewshire South is a constituency of the devolved Scottish Parliament. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. It also forms 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, Greenock and Inverclyde, Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West 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
Renfrewshire is represented in the Scottish Parliament by three constituencies: Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West and Renfrewshire South. While the rest of East Renfrewshire is represented by the Eastwood constituency.
The Renfrewshire South constituency was formed from the following electoral wards:
- In full: Barrhead, Johnstone South, Elderslie and Howwood, Johnstone North, Kilbarchan and Lochwinnoch
- In part: Neilston, Uplawmoor and Newton Mearns North (shared with Eastwood), Houston, Crosslee and Linwood (shared with Renfrewshire North and West)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|Conservative||Ann Le Blond||4,752||16.0||+5.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Tristan Gray||793||2.7||+0.1|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing|
|Liberal Democrats||Gordon Anderson||702||2.6||-1.7|