Glasgow Cathcart (Scottish Parliament constituency)


Glasgow Cathcart (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Scottish Parliament constituency infobox
Name = Glasgow Cathcart
Type = burgh


Region = Glasgow
Year = 1999
MSP = Charlie Gordon
Party = Labour
Council = Glasgow City

Glasgow Cathcart is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the Glasgow 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.

Electoral region

:"See also "Glasgow Scottish Parliament region

The other nine constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Baillieston, Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Rutherglen, Glasgow Shettleston and Glasgow Springburn.

The region covers the Glasgow City council area and a north-western portion of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries

The Glasgow Cathcart constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.

The Holyrood constituency is entirely within the Glasgow City council area, on the area's southern boundary. It is east of the Pollok constituency, south of Govan and Shettleston and west of Rutherglen. [See [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ "The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland] "] .

The Pollok and Shettleston constituencies are also entirely within the city area.

The Govan constituency includes a small eastern portion of the Renfrewshire council area. The Rutherglen constituency includes a north-western portion of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Glasgow Cathcart also has boundaries with the East Kilbride constituency, which is in the Central Scotland electoral region, and with the Eastwood constituency, which is in the West of Scotland region.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Charlie Gordon
votes = 8,476
percentage = 39.1
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = James Dornan
votes = 6,287
percentage = 29.0
change = +12.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = David Smith
votes = 2,911
percentage = 13.4
change = +13.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Davena Rankin
votes = 2,832
percentage = 10.2
change = -2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats
candidate = Shabnum Mustapha
votes = 1,659
percentage = 7.7
change = -0.1
Election box majority
votes = 2,189
percentage = 10.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 21,657
percentage = 45.3
change = -0.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
swing =

Election box begin
title=Scottish Parliament by-election 2005: Glasgow Cathcart
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Charlie Gordon
votes = 5,811
percentage = 37.7
change = −1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Mairie Whitehead
votes = 3,406
percentage = 22.1
change = +5.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Richard Cook
votes = 2,306
percentage = 15.0
change = +2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Arthur Sanderson
votes = 1,557
percentage = 10.1
change = +2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Pat Lally
votes = 856
percentage = 5.6
change = −5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Ronnie Stevenson
votes = 819
percentage = 5.3
change = −7.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
candidate = Chloe Stewart
votes = 548
percentage = 3.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Chris Creighton
votes = 59
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Bryan McCormack
votes = 54
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,405
percentage = 15.6
change = −7.3
Election box turnout
votes = 15,416
percentage = 32.0
change = −13
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Mike Watson
votes = 8,742
percentage = 39.2
change = −8.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = David Ritchie
votes = 3,630
percentage = 16.3
change = −11.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Richard Cook
votes = 2,888
percentage = 12.9
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Malcolm Wilson
votes = 2,819
percentage = 12.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Local Health Concern
candidate = Pat Lally
votes = 2,419
percentage = 10.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Tom Henery
votes = 1,741
percentage = 7.8
change = −0.3
Election box candidate
party = Parent Excluded
candidate = Robert Wilson
votes = 68
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 5,112
percentage = 22.9
change = +2.0
Election box turnout
votes = 22,307
percentage = 45
change = −7.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Mike Watson
votes = 12,966
percentage = 48.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Marie Whitehead
votes = 7,592
percentage = 28.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Mary Leishman
votes = 3,311
percentage = 12.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Callan Dick
votes = 2,187
percentage = 8.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Workers Party (Britain)
candidate = Roddy Slorach
votes = 920
percentage = 3.4
change = "N/A"

Election box majority
votes = 5,374
percentage = 19.9
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 26,976
percentage = 52.5
change = "N/A"

Notes

ee also

* Politics of Glasgow


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