Glasgow Shettleston (Scottish Parliament constituency)


Glasgow Shettleston (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Scottish Parliament constituency infobox
Name = Glasgow Shettleston
Type = burgh


Region = Glasgow
Year = 1999
MSP = Frank McAveety
Party = Labour
Council = Glasgow City

Glasgow Shettleston 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 Cathcart, Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Rutherglen 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 Shettleston 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 its south-eastern boundary. It is south of the Springburn constituency, west of Baillieston, north of Rutherglen and Cathcart and east of Govan and Kelvin. [See [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ "The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland] "]

The Springburn, Baillieston, Cathcart, Govan and Kelvin constituencies are also entirely within the city area.

The Rutherglen constituency is mostly in the South Lanarkshire council area.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Frank McAveety
votes = 7,574
percentage = 51.2
change = -5.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = John McLaughlin
votes = 4,693
percentage = 31.7
change = +13.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Ross Renton
votes = 1,182
percentage = 8.0
change = +3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = William McNair
votes = 946
percentage = 6.4
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Christian Party
candidate = Bob Graham
votes = 406
percentage = 2.7
change = +2.7
Election box majority
votes = 2,881
percentage = 19.5
change =
Election box rejected
votes = 2,035
percentage=
Election box turnout
votes = 14,801
percentage = 33.4
change = -2.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
swing = 9.5

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Frank McAveety
votes = 9,365
percentage = 56.60
change = +2.65
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Jim Byrne
votes = 3,018
percentage = 18.24
change = -9.09
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Rosie Kane
votes = 2,403
percentage = 14.52
change = +6.53
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Dorothy Luckhurst
votes = 982
percentage = 5.93
change = -0.21
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Lewis Hutton
votes = 779
percentage = 4.71
change = +0.12
Election box majority
votes = 6,347
percentage = 38.36
change = +11.73
Election box turnout
votes = 16,547
percentage = 35.41
change = -5.17
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Frank McAveety
votes = 11,078
percentage = 53.95
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Jim Byrne
votes = 5,611
percentage = 27.33
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Rosie Kane
votes = 1,640
percentage = 7.99
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Colin Bain
votes = 1,260
percentage = 6.14
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Laurence Clarke
votes = 943
percentage = 4.59
change = N/A
,Election box majority
votes = 5,467
percentage = 26.62
change = N/A
Election box turnout
votes = 20,532
percentage = 42.78
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser = N/A
swing = N/A

Notes

ee also

* Politics of Glasgow


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