Eastwood (Scottish Parliament constituency)


Eastwood (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Scottish Parliament constituency infobox
Name = Eastwood
Type = county


Region = West of Scotland
Year = 1999
MSP = Kenneth Macintosh
Party = Labour
Council = East Renfrewshire

Eastwood 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 nine constituencies in the West of Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Electoral region

:"See also "West of Scotland Scottish Parliament region

The other eight constituencies of the West of Scotland region are Dumbarton, Clydebank and Milngavie, Cunninghame North, Greenock and Inverclyde, Paisley North, Paisley South, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, and West Renfrewshire.

The region covers the West Dunbartonshire council area, the East Renfrewshire council area, the Inverclyde councila area, most of the Renfrewshire council area, most of the East Dunbartonshire council area, part of the Argyll and Bute council area and part of the North Ayrshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

The Eastwood 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, the name of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency was changed to "East Renfrewshire". [See [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ "The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland] "]

Both constituencies cover the East Renfrewshire council area.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Kenneth Macintosh
votes = 15,047
percentage = 35.8
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Jackson Carlaw
votes = 14,186
percentage = 33.6
change = +7.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Stewart Maxwell
votes = 7,972
percentage = 18.9
change = +6.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Gordon MacDonald
votes = 3,603
percentage = 8.6
change = -4.4
Election box candidate
party = Independent
candidate = Frank McGhee
votes = 1,327
percentage = 3.2
change = +3.2
Election box majority
votes = 891
percentage = 2.1
change = -7.42
Election box turnout
votes = 42,165
percentage = 63.4
change = +5.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing = -3.7

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Kenneth Macintosh
votes = 13,946
percentage = 35.86
change = -1.52
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Jackson Carlaw
votes = 10,244
percentage = 26.34
change = -6.36
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Allan Steele
votes = 5,056
percentage = 13.00
change = +3.15
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Stewart Maxwell
votes = 4,736
percentage = 12.18
change = -7.12
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Margaret Hinds
votes = 3,163
percentage = 8.13
change = +8.13
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Steve Oram
votes = 1,504
percentage = 3.87
change = +3.87
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Peoples Alliance
candidate = Martyn Greene
votes = 240
percentage = 0.62
change = +0.62
Election box majority
votes = 3,702
percentage = 9.52
change = +4.84
Election box turnout
votes = 38,889
percentage = 58.00
change = -9.51
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Kenneth Macintosh
votes = 16,970
percentage = 37.38
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = John Young
votes = 14,845
percentage = 32.70
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Rachel Findlay
votes = 8,760
percentage = 19.30
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Anna McCurley
votes = 4,472
percentage = 9.85
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Manar Tayan
votes = 349
percentage = 0.77
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 2,125
percentage = 4.68
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing =

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