West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

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West Scotland
electoral region
for the Scottish Parliament
West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
West Scotland shown within Scotland
Current electoral region
Created2011
MSPsScottish National Party 8
Labour 4
Conservative 4
Scottish Green 1
Council areasArgyll and Bute (part)
East Dunbartonshire
East Renfrewshire
Inverclyde
North Ayrshire
Renfrewshire
West Dunbartonshire
ConstituenciesClydebank and Milngavie
Cunninghame North
Cunninghame South
Dumbarton
Eastwood
Greenock and Inverclyde
Paisley
Renfrewshire North and West
Renfrewshire South
Strathkelvin and Bearsden

West Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament. Ten of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 17 MSPs.

The West Scotland electoral region was created as a result of the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries and largely replaced the West of Scotland region.[1]

Constituencies and local government areas[edit]

In terms of first past the post constituencies the region covers:

Region Constituencies
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West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region) numberd.svg
  1. Clydebank and Milngavie
  2. Cunninghame North
  3. Cunninghame South
  4. Dumbarton
  5. Eastwood
  6. Greenock and Inverclyde
  7. Paisley
  8. Renfrewshire South
  9. Renfrewshire North and West
  10. Strathkelvin and Bearsden

Members of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Constituency MSPs[edit]

as West of Scotland
Term Election Strathkelvin and Bearsden Clydebank and Milngavie Dumbarton Eastwood Paisley South Paisley North West Renfrewshire Greenock and Inverclyde Cunninghame North area formerly within the South of Scotland region prior to 2011
1st 1999 Sam Galbraith
(Labour)
Des McNulty
(Labour)
Jackie Baillie
(Labour)
Ken Macintosh
(Labour)
Hugh Henry
(Labour)
Wendy Alexander
(Labour)
Trish Godman
(Labour)
Duncan McNeil
(Labour)
Allan Wilson
(Labour)
Brian Fitzpatrick
(Labour)
2nd 2003 Jean Turner
Independent
3rd 2007 David Whitton
(Labour)
Kenneth Gibson
(SNP)
as West Scotland
Term Election Strathkelvin and Bearsden Clydebank and Milngavie Dumbarton Eastwood Renfrewshire South Paisley Renfrewshire North and West Greenock and Inverclyde Cunninghame North Cunninghame South
4th 2011 Fiona McLeod
(SNP)
Gil Paterson
(SNP)
Jackie Baillie
(Labour)
Ken Macintosh
(Labour)
Hugh Henry
(Labour)
George Adam
(SNP)
Derek MacKay
(SNP)
Duncan McNeil
(Labour)
Kenneth Gibson
(SNP)
Margaret Burgess
(SNP)
5th 2016 Rona Mackay
(SNP)
Jackson Carlaw
(Conservative)
Tom Arthur
(SNP)
Stuart McMillan
(SNP)
Ruth Maguire
(SNP)

Regional List MSPs[edit]

N.B. This table is for presentation purposes only

as West of Scotland
Parliament MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP
1st
(1999–2003)
Colin Campbell
(SNP)
Kay Ullrich
(SNP)
Lloyd Quinan
(SNP)
Fiona McLeod
(SNP)
Ross Finnie
(Lib Dem)
Annabel Goldie
(Conservative)
John Young
(Conservative)
2nd
(2003–07)
Stewart Maxwell
(SNP)
Campbell Martin
(SNP)
Bruce McFee
(SNP)
Frances Curran
(Socialist)
Murray Tosh
(Conservative)
3rd
(2007–11)
Stuart McMillan
(SNP)
Bill Wilson
(SNP)
Gil Paterson
(SNP)
Jackson Carlaw
(Conservative)
as West Scotland
4th
(2011–16)
Stewart Maxwell
(SNP)
Stuart McMillan
(SNP)
Mary Fee
(Labour)
Neil Bibby
(Labour)
Margaret McDougall
(Labour)
Annabel Goldie
(Conservative)
Jackson Carlaw
(Conservative)
5th
(2016–)
Ross Greer
(Green)
Ken Macintosh
(Labour)
Jamie Greene
(Conservative)
Maurice Golden
(Conservative)
Maurice Corry
(Conservative)

Election results[edit]

2016 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 2016 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: West Scotland
Constituency Elected member Result
Clydebank and Milngavie Gil Paterson SNP hold
Cunninghame North Kenneth Gibson SNP hold
Cunninghame South Ruth Maguire SNP hold
Dumbarton Jackie Baillie Labour hold
Eastwood Jackson Carlaw Conservative gain from Labour
Greenock and Inverclyde Stuart McMillan SNP gain from Labour
Paisley George Adam SNP hold
Renfrewshire North and West Derek MacKay SNP hold
Renfrewshire South Tom Arthur SNP gain from Labour
Strathkelvin and Bearsden Rona Mackay SNP hold

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: West Scotland
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP 0 -2 135,827 42.2% +0.6%
Labour Mary Fee
Neil Bibby
Ken Macintosh
3 ±0 72,544 22.5% -10.2%
Conservative Jamie Greene
Maurice Golden
Maurice Corry
3 +1 71,528 22.2% +9.5%
Scottish Green Ross Greer 1 +1 17,218 5.3% +2.4%
Liberal Democrats 0 ±0 12,097 3.8% +0.5%
UKIP 0 ±0 5,856 1.8% +1.1%
Solidarity 0 ±0 2,609 0.8% +0.7%
Scottish Christian 0 ±0 2,391 0.7% -0.1%
RISE 0 ±0 1,522 0.5% +0.5%
Libertarian 0 ±0 484 0.2% +0.2%

2011 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 2011 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: West Scotland
Constituency Elected member Result
Clydebank and Milngavie Gil Paterson SNP gain from Labour
Cunninghame North Kenneth Gibson SNP hold
Cunninghame South Margaret Burgess SNP gain from Labour
Dumbarton Jackie Baillie Labour hold
Eastwood Ken Macintosh Labour gain from Conservative
Greenock and Inverclyde Duncan McNeil Labour hold
Paisley George Adam SNP gain from Labour
Renfrewshire North and West Derek MacKay SNP gain from Labour
Renfrewshire South Hugh Henry Labour hold
Strathkelvin and Bearsden Fiona McLeod SNP gain from Labour

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: West Scotland
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP Stewart Maxwell
Stuart McMillan
2 -2 117,306 41.5% +13%
Labour Mary Fee
Neil Bibby
Margaret McDougall
3 +3 92,530 32.8% -1.8
Conservative Annabel Goldie
Jackson Carlaw
2 ±0 35,995 12.7% -2%
Liberal Democrats 0 -1 9,148 3.2% -4.9%
Scottish Green 0 0 8,414 3.0% ±0%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 4,771 1.7% -0.3%
Socialist Labour 0 0 2,865 1.0% +0.4%
Scottish Christian 0 0 2,468 0.9% -0.5%
BNP 0 0 2,162 0.8% -0.5%
UKIP 0 0 2,000 0.7% +0.4%
Scottish Socialist 0 0 1,752 0.6% ±0%
Ban Bankers Bonuses 0 0 1,204 0.4% ±0%
Pirate 0 0 850 0.3% ±0%
Independent 0 0 460 0.2% ±0%
Solidarity 0 0 446 0.2% -1.8%


Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Boundary Commission for Scotland - First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries".


Preceded by
Mid Fife and Glenrothes (Scottish Parliament constituency)
Constituency or Region represented by the Presiding Officer
2016-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent