Glasgow South (UK Parliament constituency)


Glasgow South (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Glasgow South


Type = Burgh
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = City of Glasgow
Year = 2005
MP = Tom Harris
Party = Labour
EP = Scotland

:"For other things called Glasgow South see Glasgow South."

Glasgow South is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The constituency was first used in the general election of 2005.

Boundaries

Glasgow South 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 area of the South constituency was covered by the Glasgow Cathcart constituency and parts of the Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Rutherglen and Glasgow Pollok constituencies. [ [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.

Description of the constituency

Although currently a safe Labour seat, Glasgow South has some considerable pockets of affluence and is not necessarily like other Glasgow seats.

Members of Parliament

*"Seat created 2005"
*2005-present, Tom Harris, Labour

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Harris
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Davena Rankin
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Glasgow South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tom Harris
votes = 18,153
percentage = 47.2
change = -3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Arthur Sanderson
votes = 7,321
percentage = 19.0
change = +6.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Finlay MacLean
votes = 4,860
percentage = 12.6
change = -4.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Janette McAlpine
votes = 4,836
percentage = 12.6
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
candidate = Kay Allan
votes = 1,692
percentage = 4.4
change = +4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Ronnie Stevenson
votes = 1,303
percentage = 3.4
change = -2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Dorothy Entwistle
votes = 266
percentage = 0.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 10,832
percentage = 28.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,431
percentage = 55.8
change = +3.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -5.0

Notes and references

See also

* Politics of Glasgow


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