West Renfrewshire (Scottish Parliament constituency)


West Renfrewshire (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Scottish Parliament constituency infobox
Name = West Renfrewshire
Type = county


Region = West of Scotland
Year = 1999
MSP = Trish Godman
Party = Labour
Council = Inverclyde

West Renfrewshire 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, Eastwood, Paisley North, Greenock and Inverclyde, Paisley South and Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

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

The West Renfrewshire 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 Westminster (House of Commons) constituency was divided between new constituencies. [See [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ "The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland] "]

Council areas

The Holyrood constituency covers a western portion of the Renfrewshire council area and an eastern portion of the Inverclyde council area.

The rest of the Renfrewshire area is covered by the Paisley North, Paisley South and Glasgow Govan constituencies. Glasgow Govan is in the Glasgow electoral region.

The Greenock and Inverclyde constituency covers the rest of the Inverclyde area.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Trish Godman
votes = 10,467
percentage = 35.9
change = +1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Annabel Goldie
votes = 8,289
percentage = 28.5
change = +4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = William Wilson
votes = 8,167
percentage = 28.0
change = +2.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Simon Hutton
votes = 2,206
percentage = 7.6
change = -2.7
Election box majority
votes = 2,178
percentage = 7.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 29,129
percentage = 58.3
change = +2.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Trish Godman
votes = 9,671
percentage = 34.17
change = -3.17
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Bruce McFee
votes = 7,179
percentage = 25.37
change = -3.67
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
candidate = Annabel Goldie
votes = 6,867
percentage = 24.26
change = +2.98
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Alison King
votes = 2,902
percentage = 10.25
change = +2.44
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Gerry MaCartney
votes = 1,683
percentage = 5.95
change = +5.95
Election box majority
votes = 2,492
percentage = 8.81
change = +0.31
Election box turnout
votes = 28,302
percentage = 55.53
change = -9.36
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing = +0.25%

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Trish Godman
votes = 12,708
percentage = 37.34
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Colin Campbell
votes = 9,815
percentage = 28.84
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
candidate = Annabel Goldie
votes = 7,243
percentage = 21.28
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Neal Ascherton
votes = 2,659
percentage = 7.81
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Allan McGraw
votes = 1,136
percentage = 3.34
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Workers Party (Britain)
candidate = Patrick Clark
votes = 476
percentage = 1.40
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 2,893
percentage = 8.50
change = N/A
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =

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