West of Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)


West of Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

West of Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. Nine 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 16 MSPs.

The West of Scotland region shares boundaries with the Central Scotland, Glasgow, Highlands and Islands, and Mid Scotland and Fife regions.

=Constituencies and local government areas=

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

The constituencies were created in 1999 with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in at that time. 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] "] .

In terms of local government areas the region covers:

* West Dunbartonshire
* East Renfrewshire
* Inverclyde
* Most of Renfrewshire (otherwise within the Glasgow region)
* Most of East Dunbartonshire (otherwise within the Central Scotland region)
* Part of Argyll and Bute (otherwise within the Highlands and Islands region)
* Part of North Ayrshire (otherwise within the South of Scotland region)

=Election results=

2007 Scottish Parliament election

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

Constituency results

Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Clydebank and Milngavie
MSP = Des McNulty
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Cunninghame North
MSP = Kenneth Gibson
winner = Scottish National Party
loser = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Dumbarton
MSP = Jackie Baillie
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Eastwood
MSP = Kenneth Macintosh
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Greenock and Inverclyde
MSP = Duncan McNeil
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Paisley North
MSP = Wendy Alexander
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = Paisley South
MSP = Hugh Henry
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Strathkelvin and Bearsden
MSP = David Whitton
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser = Independent (politician)
Election box constituency hold electoral region with party link
constituency = West Renfrewshire
MSP = Patricia Godman
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box end

Additional member results

Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 91,725
percentage = 34.2%
change = -1.6%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 75,953
percentage = 28.3%
change = +8.7%
number = 4
numberchange= +1
elected = Stewart Maxwell
Gil Paterson
Bill Wilson
Stuart McMillan
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 40,637
percentage = 15.2%
change = -0.5%
number = 2
numberchange= ±0
elected = Annabel Goldie
Jackson Carlaw
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 22,515
percentage = 8.4%
change = -3.9%
number = 1
numberchange= ±0
elected = Ross Finnie
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 8,152
percentage = 3.0%
change = -2.6%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party
votes = 5,231
percentage = 2.0%
change = -0.8%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Solidarity (Scotland)
votes = 4,774
percentage = 1.8%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Christian Party
votes = 3,729
percentage = 1.4%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = British National Party
votes = 3,241
percentage = 1.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Christian Peoples Alliance
votes = 3,027
percentage = 1.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Save NHS Group
votes = 2,682
percentage = 1.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 1,716
percentage = 0.6%
change = -6.6%
number = 0
numberchange= -1
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 1,557
percentage = 0.6%
change = -0.6%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =

Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Unionist Party (modern)
votes = 1,245
percentage = 0.5%
change = -0.2%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
votes = 888
percentage = 0.3%
change = -0.3%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Voice
votes = 522
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Scottish Jacobite Party
votes = 446
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Socialist Equality Party (UK)
votes = 139
percentage = 0.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =

2003 Scottish Parliament election

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

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

Constituency results

Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Clydebank and Milngavie
MSP = Des McNulty
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Cunninghame North
MSP = Allan Wilson
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Dumbarton
MSP = Jackie Baillie
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Eastwood
MSP = Kenneth Macintosh
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Greenock and Inverclyde
MSP = Duncan McNeil
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Paisley North
MSP = Wendy Alexander
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Paisley South
MSP = Hugh Henry
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Strathkelvin and Bearsden
MSP = Jean Turner
party = Independent (politician)
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = West Renfrewshire
MSP = Patricia Godman
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box end

Additional member results

Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 83,931
percentage = 32.6%
change = -5.9%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 50,387
percentage = 19.6%
change = -6.3%
number = 3
numberchange= −1
elected = Campbell Martin
Bruce McFee
Stewart Maxwell
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 40,261
percentage = 15.7%
change = -
number = 2
numberchange= ±0
elected = Annabel Goldie
Murray Tosh
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 31,580
percentage = 12.3%
change = +1.3%
number = 1
numberchange= ±0
elected = Ross Finnie
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 18,591
percentage = 7.2%
change = +5.3
number = 1
numberchange= +1
elected = Frances Curran
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 14,544
percentage = 5.7%
change = +3.1%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party
votes = 7,100
percentage = 2.8%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = ProLife Party
votes = 3,674
percentage = 1.40%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 3,155
percentage = 1.2%
change = -0.2%
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
votes = 1,662
percentage = 0.6%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Unionist Party (modern)
votes = 1,617
percentage = 0.6%
change = -
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish People's Alliance
votes = 674
percentage = 0.3%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= 0
elected =

1999 Scottish Parliament election

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

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

Constituency results

Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Clydebank and Milngavie
MSP = Des McNulty
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Cunninghame North
MSP = Allan Wilson
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Dumbarton
MSP = Jackie Baillie
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Eastwood
MSP = Kenneth Macintosh
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Greenock and Inverclyde
MSP = Duncan McNeil
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Paisley North
MSP = Wendy Alexander
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Paisley South
MSP = Hugh Henry
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Strathkelvin and Bearsden
MSP = Sam Galbraith
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = West Renfrewshire
MSP = Patricia Godman
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box end

Changes:
* On the 20 March 2001 Sam Galbraith announced his resignation from the parliament, citing health reasons. At the subsequent Strathkelvin and Bearsden by-election held 7 June 2001, Brian Fitzpatrick held the seat for Labour.

Additional member results

Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 119,663
percentage = 38.5%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 80,417
percentage = 25.9%
change = N/A
number = 4
numberchange= N/A
elected = Colin Campbell
Kay Ullrich
Lloyd Quinan
Fiona McLeod
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 48,666
percentage = 15.7%
change = N/A
number = 2
numberchange= N/A
elected = Annabel Goldie
John Young
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 34,095
percentage = 11.0%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Ross Finnie
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 8,174
percentage = 2.6%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 5,944
percentage = 1.9%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 4,472
percentage = 1.4%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Prolife Alliance
votes = 3,227
percentage = 1.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 2,761
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 = 1,840
percentage = 0.6%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Natural Law Party
votes = 589
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 565
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =

= Footnotes =


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