Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region)


Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

Glasgow is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood), which were created in 1999. 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.

=Constituencies and council areas=

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

The constituencies were created with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in 1999. Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005 [See [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ "The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland] "] . Holyrood constituencies were unaltered.

Nine of the constituencies are entirely within the Glasgow City council area. The Rutherglen constituency includes a north-eastern area of the South Lanarkshire council area. Also, although central with respect to the region and entirely within the city area, Shettleston is in the south-east of the city area, on its boundary with the South Lanarkshire area.

The South Lanarkshire area is otherwise divided between the Central Scotland and South of Scotland regions.

Council areas are as defined in 1996, and may be subject to change after the next Scottish Parliament election.

= Election results =

2007 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:
* 9 Labour MSPs (all constituency members)
* 5 Scottish National Party MSPs (1 constituency member, 4 additional members)
* 1 Conservative MSP (additional member)
* 1 Liberal Democrat MSP (additional member)
* 1 Scottish Green Party MSP (additional member)

Constituency results

Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Anniesland
MSP = Bill Butler
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Baillieston
MSP = Margaret Curran
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Cathcart
MSP = Charles Gordon
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Govan
MSP = Nicola Sturgeon
winner = Scottish National Party
loser = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Kelvin
MSP = Pauline McNeill
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Maryhill
MSP = Patricia Ferguson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Pollok
MSP = Johann Lamont
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Rutherglen
MSP = James Kelly
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Shettleston
MSP = Frank McAveety
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Springburn
MSP = Paul Martin
winner = Scottish Labour Party

Additional member results

Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 78,838
percentage = 38.2%
change = +0.4%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 55,832
percentage = 27%
change = +9.9%
number = 4
numberchange= +2
elected = Bashir Ahmad
Sandra White
Bob Doris
Bill Kidd
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 14,767
percentage = 7.2%
change = -0.1%
number = 1
numberchange= ±0
elected = Robert Brown
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 13,751
percentage = 6.7%
change = -0.8%
number = 1
numberchange= ±0
elected = Bill Aitken
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 10,759
percentage = 5.2%
change = -1.9%
number = 1
numberchange= ±0
elected = Patrick Harvie
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Solidarity (Scotland)
votes = 8,544
percentage = 4.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = British National Party
votes = 3,865
percentage = 1.9%
change = +0.7%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party
votes = 3,703
percentage = 1.8%
change = -0.5%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Christian Party
votes = 2,991
percentage = 1.4%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 2,680
percentage = 1.3%
change = -0.2%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Christian Peoples Alliance
votes = 2,626
percentage = 1.3%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =

Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 2,579
percentage = 1.2%
change = -14.0%
number = 0
numberchange= -2
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Unionist Party (modern)
votes = 1,612
percentage = 0.8%
change = -0.4%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Publican Party
votes = 952
percentage = 0.5%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 582
percentage = 0.3%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Independent Green Voice
votes = 496
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
votes = 405
percentage = 0.2%
change = -0.1%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Voice
votes = 389
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 317
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers
votes = 293
percentage = 0.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 286
percentage = 0.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Communist Party of Britain
votes = 260
percentage = 0.1%
change = -0.1%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Nine Per Cent Growth Party
votes = 80
percentage = 0.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region nocolor
party = Rejected ballots
votes = 9,000
percentage = (4.17%)
change = N/A
number = N/A
numberchange= N/A
elected = N/A
Election box scottish candidate electoral region nocolor
party = Turnout
votes = 206,607
percentage = 43.3%
change = +1.8%
number = N/A
numberchange= N/A
elected = N/A

2003 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

* 10 Labour MSPs (all constituency members)
* 2 Scottish National Party MSPs (both additional members)
* 2 Scottish Socialist Party MSPs (both additional members)
* 1 Conservative MSP (additional member)
* 1 Liberal Democrat MSP (additional member)
* 1 Scottish Green Party MSP (additional member)

Constituency results

Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Anniesland
MSP = Bill Butler
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Baillieston
MSP = Margaret Curran
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Cathcart
MSP = Mike Watson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Govan
MSP = Gordon Jackson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Kelvin
MSP = Pauline McNeill
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Maryhill
MSP = Patricia Ferguson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Pollok
MSP = Johann Lamont
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Rutherglen
MSP = Janis Hughes
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Shettleston
MSP = Frank McAveety
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Springburn
MSP = Paul Martin
winner = Scottish Labour Party

Changes:
* On 1 September 2005, Mike Watson resigned after pleading guilty to fire-raising. At the subsequent Glasgow Cathcart by-election held 29 September 2005, Charlie Gordon held the seat for Labour.

Additional member results

Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 77,540
percentage = 37.7%
change = -6.2%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 34,894
percentage = 17.1%
change = -8.4%
number = 2
numberchange= −2
elected = Nicola Sturgeon
Sandra White
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 31,216
percentage = 15.2%
change = +8.0%
number = 2
numberchange= +1
elected = Tommy Sheridan
Rosie Kane
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 15,299
percentage = 7.5%
change = -0.4%
number = 1
numberchange= ±0
elected = Bill Aitken
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 14,839
percentage = 7.5%
change = -0.4%
number = 1
numberchange= ±0
elected = Robert Brown
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 14,570
percentage = 7.1%
change = +3.1%
number = 1
numberchange= +1
elected = Patrick Harvie
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party
votes = 4,750
percentage = 2.3%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 3,091
percentage = 1.5%
change = -0.2%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Prolife Alliance
votes = 2,477
percentage = 1.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Unionist Party (modern)
votes = 2,349
percentage = 1.1%
change = +0.2%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = British National Party
votes = 2,344
percentage = 1.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish People's Alliance
votes = 612
percentage = 0.3%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
votes = 552
percentage = 0.3%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Communist Party of Britain
votes = 345
percentage = 0.2%
change = -
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =

Changes:
*Tommy Sheridan resigned from the Scottish Socialist Party in September 2006 and now sits as a member of Solidarity.

1999 Scottish Parliament election

In the 1999 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

* 10 Labour MSPs (all constituency members)
* 4 Scottish National Party MSPs (all additional members)
* 1 Conservative MSP (additional member)
* 1 Liberal Democrat MSP (additional member)
* 1 Scottish Socialist Party MSP (additional member)

Constituency results

Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Anniesland
MSP = Donald Dewar
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Baillieston
MSP = Margaret Curran
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Cathcart
MSP = Mike Watson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Govan
MSP = Gordon Jackson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Kelvin
MSP = Pauline McNeill
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Maryhill
MSP = Patricia Ferguson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Pollock
MSP = Johann Lamont
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Rutherglen
MSP = Janis Hughes
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Shettleston
MSP = Frank McAveety
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Springburn
MSP = Paul Martin
winner = Scottish Labour Party

Changes:
* On 11 October, 2000, Donald Dewar suddenly died. At the subsequent Glasgow Anniesland by-election held 23 November 2000, Bill Butler held the seat for Labour.

Additional member results

Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 112,588
percentage = 43.9%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 65,360
percentage = 25.5%
change = N/A
number = 4
numberchange= N/A
elected = Nicola Sturgeon
Dorothy-Grace Elder
Kenneth Gibson
Sandra White
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 20,239
percentage = 7.9%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Bill Aitken
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 18,581
percentage = 7.2%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Tommy Sheridan
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 18,473
percentage = 7.2%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Robert Brown
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 10,159
percentage = 4.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 4,391
percentage = 1.7%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Prolife Alliance
votes = 2,357
percentage = 0.9%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Unionist Party (modern)
votes = 2,283
percentage = 0.9%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Communist Party of Britain
votes = 521
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Humanist Party (UK)
votes = 447
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Natural Law Party
votes = 419
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Party of Great Britain
votes = 309
percentage = 0.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = People's Choice
votes = 221
percentage = 0.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =

= Footnotes =

See also

* Glasgow
** Politics of Glasgow
* South Lanarkshire
* Renfrewshire


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