Glasgow North East (UK Parliament constituency)


Glasgow North East (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Glasgow North East


Type = Burgh
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = City of Glasgow
Year = 2005
MP = Michael Martin
Party = Speaker
EP = Scotland
Glasgow North East is a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). It was first used in the general election of 2005.

Boundaries

Glasgow North East is one of seven constituencies covering the Glasgow City council area. All are entirely within the council area.

Prior to the 2005 general election, the city area was covered by ten constituencies, of which two straddled boundaries with other council areas. The North East constituency includes most of the former Glasgow Springburn constituency and a small part of the former Glasgow Maryhill constituency. [ [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ "Fifth Periodical Report", Boundary Commission for Scotland] ]

Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the names and boundaries of the older Westminster constituencies.

Member of Parliament

2005 to present: Michael Martin

Election results

2005

As is conventional, Michael Martin (a member of the Labour Party when first elected Speaker), stood as Speaker of the House of Commons in the general election of 2005. The Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats did not stand against him. Other parties did, including the Scottish National Party.

The most notable feature of the result was the large vote for Arthur Scargill's Socialist Labour Party, where they had very little base. This appears to be a result of voter confusion (and not the first recorded example of its kind). A large number of traditional Labour voters may have voted for them because there was no Labour candidate on the ballot paper.

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Glasgow North East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Speaker of the British House of Commons
candidate = Michael Martin
votes = 15,153
percentage = 53.3
change = -13.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = John McLaughlin
votes = 5,019
percentage = 17.7
change = -0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Doris Kelly
votes = 4,036
percentage = 14.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Graham Campbell
votes = 1,402
percentage = 4.9
change = -3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Unionist Party (1986)
candidate = Daniel Houston
votes = 1,266
percentage = 4.5
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Scott McLean
votes = 920
percentage = 3.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Joe Chambers
votes = 622
percentage = 2.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,134
percentage = 35.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 28,418
percentage = 45.8
change = +1.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Speaker of the British House of Commons
swing = -6.6

Notes and references

See also

* Politics of Glasgow


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