Clydebank and Milngavie
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Clydebank and Milngavie (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Clydebank and Milngavie shown within the West Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population70,398 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPMarie McNair
Council areaWest Dunbartonshire
East Dunbartonshire

Clydebank and Milngavie is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament covering part of the council areas of East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election.It is also one of ten constituencies in the West Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

The current member is Marie McNair of the Scottish National Party (SNP), who has held the seat since the 2021 Scottish Parliament election.

Electoral region

See also: West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

The other nine constituencies of the West Scotland region are Cunninghame North, Cunninghame South, Dumbarton, Eastwood, Greenock and Inverclyde, Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West, the Renfrewshire South and Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

The region covers part of the Argyll and Bute council area, the East Dunbartonshire council area, the East Renfrewshire council area, the Inverclyde council area, North Ayrshire council area, the Renfrewshire council area and the West Dunbartonshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

The rest of East Dunbartonshire is covered by the Strathkelvin and Bearsden constituency; the rest of West Dunbartonshire is covered by the Dumbarton constituency.

The Clydebank and Milngavie 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 abolished in favour of new constituencies.[2] Clydebank and Milngavie was retained as a Scottish Parliament constituency.

The constituency boundaries were reviewed ahead of the 2011 Scottish Parliament election. The electoral wards used to form Clydebank and Milngavie are listed below.[3]

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Des McNulty Labour
2011 Gil Paterson SNP
2021 Marie McNair

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Clydebank and Milngavie[4][5]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Marie McNair 17,787 47.2 Decrease2.0 15,121 40.1 Decrease3.0
Labour Douglas McAllister 12,513 33.2 Increase9.7 8,866 23.5 Increase3.5
Conservative Pam Gosal 4,153 11.0 Decrease7.4 6,622 17.6 Decrease2.2
Green 3,269 8.7 Increase1.8
Liberal Democrats Katy Gordon 2,987 7.9 Decrease1.0 2,169 5.8 Decrease0.6
Alba 576 1.5 New
All for Unity 343 0.9 New
Independent Alexander Robertson 220 0.6 New
Scottish Family 189 0.5 New
Independent Green Voice 172 0.5 New
Freedom Alliance 85 0.2 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 65 0.2 New
Libertarian 56 0.1 New
Reform UK 48 0.1 New
TUSC 47 0.1 New
UKIP 32 0.1 Decrease1.5
Independent James Morrison 21 0.1 New
Independent Maurice Campbell 18 0.0 New
Scotia Future 12 0.0 New
Renew 3 0.0 New
Majority 5,274 14.0 Decrease11.7
Valid Votes 37,660 37,714
Invalid Votes 107 66
Turnout 37,767 69.0 Increase8.8 37,780 69.0 Increase8.8
SNP hold Swing
Notes

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Clydebank and Milngavie[6]
Party Candidate Constituency Region
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Gil Paterson[a] 16,158 49.2 Increase5.9 14,216 43.1 Increase1.2
Labour Gail Casey 7,726 23.5 Decrease17.3 6,595 20.0 Decrease12.7
Conservative Maurice Golden 6,029 18.4 Increase8.7 6,536 19.8 Increase9.4
Green 2,259 6.9 Increase3.1
Liberal Democrats Frank Bowles 2,925 8.9 Increase2.7 2,126 6.4 Increase1.6
UKIP 511 1.6 Increase0.9
Solidarity 278 0.8 Increase0.6
Scottish Christian 207 0.6 Decrease0.2
RISE 173 0.5 New
Libertarian 39 0.1 New
Majority 8,432 25.7 Increase23.2
Valid Votes 32,838 32,940
Invalid Votes 114 50
Turnout 32,952 60.2 Increase6.5 32,990 60.2 Increase6.5
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Clydebank and Milngavie[7]
Party Candidate Constituency Region
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Gil Paterson[a] 12,278 43.3 N/A 11,935 41.9 N/A
Labour Des McNulty[b] 11,564 40.8 N/A 9,295 32.7 N/A
Conservative Alice Struthers 2,758 9.7 N/A 2,887 10.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats John Duncan 1,769 6.2 N/A 1,379 4.8 N/A
Green 1,076 3.8 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 452 1.6 N/A
Scottish Christian 231 0.8 N/A
Socialist Labour 218 0.8 N/A
BNP 204 0.7 N/A
UKIP 200 0.7 N/A
Scottish Socialist 199 0.7 N/A
Ban Bankers Bonuses 111 0.4 N/A
Pirate 74 0.3 N/A
Solidarity 58 0.2 N/A
Independent Richard Vassie 30 0.1 N/A
Majority 714 2.5 N/A
Valid Votes 28,369 28,349
Invalid Votes 109 110
Turnout 28,478 53.7 N/A 28,459 53.7 N/A
SNP win (new boundaries)
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency
  2. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2000s

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Clydebank and Milngavie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Des McNulty 11,617 43.4 +3.5
SNP Gil Paterson 8,438 31.5 +8.7
Conservative Murray Roxburgh 3,544 13.2 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Ashay Ghai 3,166 11.8 -0.4
Majority 3,179 11.9 -5.2
Turnout 26,765 55.9 +4.2
Labour hold Swing
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Clydebank and Milngavie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Des McNulty 10,585 39.9 -5.4
SNP James Yuill 6,051 22.8 -8.4
Liberal Democrats Rod Ackland 3,224 12.2 -0.3
Conservative Mary Leishman 2,885 10.9 -0.2
Scottish Socialist Dawn Brennan 1,902 7.2 New
Independent Danny McCafferty 1,867 7.0 New
Majority 4,534 17.1 +3.0
Turnout 26,514 51.7 -11.8
Labour hold Swing

1990s

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Clydebank and Milngavie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Des McNulty 15,105 45.3 N/A
SNP James Yuill 10,395 31.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Rod Ackland 4,149 12.5 N/A
Conservative Dorothy Luckhurst 3,688 11.1 N/A
Majority 4,710 14.1 N/A
Turnout 33,337 63.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Notes

References

  1. ^ Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived September 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries Final Report" (PDF). Boundaries Scotland. May 2010. p. 84. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  4. ^ Constituencies A-Z | Clydebank and Milngavie, BBC News; retrieved 7 May 2021
  5. ^ "2021 Results (6 May)". West Dunbartonshire Council. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  6. ^ "2016 Results (5 May)". West Dunbartonshire Council. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  7. ^ "2011 Results (5 May)". West Dunbartonshire Council. Retrieved 7 June 2021.