Paisley and Renfrewshire North (UK Parliament constituency)


Paisley and Renfrewshire North (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Paisley and Renfrewshire North


Type = County
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = Renfrewshire
Year = 2005
MP = James Sheridan
Party = Labour
EP = Scotland

Paisley and Renfrewshire North is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 2005 general election, replacing most of Paisley North and Renfrewshire West.

It covers the northern half of the Renfrewshire council area.

Boundaries

The constituency includes the northern part of Paisley, plus the towns of
* Renfrew
* Erskine
* Bishopton
* Langbank
* Bridge of Weir
* Houston
* Craigends
* Linwood
* Ralston and also Glasgow International Airport and Hillington Industrial Estate.

The northern boundary of the constituency is the River Clyde from Braehead in the east to Langbank in the west.

Areas close to, but outside, the constituency boundary are
* Kilmacolm in Inverclyde
* Kilbarchan in Paisley and Renfrewshire South
* Johnstone in Paisley and Renfrewshire South

A map of the constituency can be found at the [http://www.election-maps.co.uk Election Maps] site.

Members of Parliament

2005 - James Sheridan

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James Sheridan
votes = 18,697
percentage = 45.7%
change = -6.6%
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Bill Wilson
votes = 7,696
percentage = 18.8%
change = -3.9%
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Lewis Hutton
votes = 7,464
percentage = 18.3%
change = +10.7%
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Lardner
votes = 5,566
percentage = 13.6%
change = -0.1%
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Angela McGregor
votes = 646
percentage = 1.6%
change = -1.7%
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Katharine McGavigan
votes = 444
percentage = 1.1%
change = +1.1%
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Pearson
votes = 372
percentage = 0.9%
change = +0.9%
Election box majority
votes = 11,001
percentage = 26.9%
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 40,885
percentage = 64.8%
change = +3.6%
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -1.3

This constituency was formed in 2005 from parts of the old Paisley North and Renfrewshire West constituencies. The results of these constituencies in the last general election are listed below.Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Paisley North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Irene Adams
votes = 15,058
percentage = 55.5
change = -4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = George Adam
votes = 5,737
percentage = 21.1
change = -0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jane Hook
votes = 2,709
percentage = 10.0
change = +3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Craig Stevenson
votes = 2,404
percentage = 8.9
change = -0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Jim Halfpenny
votes = 982
percentage = 3.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = ProLife Alliance
candidate = Robert Graham
votes = 263
percentage = 1.0
change = -0.6
Election box majority
votes = 9,321
percentage = 34.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 27,153
percentage = 56.6
change = -12.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Renfrewshire West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James Sheridan
votes = 15,720
percentage = 46.9
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Carol Puthucheary
votes = 7,145
percentage = 21.3
change = -5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Sharpe
votes = 5,522
percentage = 16.5
change = -2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Clare Hamblen
votes = 4,185
percentage = 12.5
change = +4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Arlene Nunnery
votes = 925
percentage = 2.8
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,575
percentage = 25.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,497
percentage = 63.3
change = -12.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also


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