|Dundee City West|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Council area||Dundee City|
|Created from||Dundee West|
Dundee City West 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 ten constituencies in the North East Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the existing Dundee West constituency was redrawn slightly (the only differences being the addition of the 'Hebrides' neighbourhood at Claverhouse just west of the A90 road, and the edge-of-town housing developments at Dykes of Gray and the former Liff Hospital) and renamed Dundee City West.
The other nine constituencies of the North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast and Dundee City East.
The region covers all of the Aberdeen City council area, the Aberdeenshire council area, the Angus council area, the Dundee City council area and part of the Moray council area.
The Dundee West 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 boundaries of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency were subject to some alteration.
Dundee City is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Dundee City East and Dundee City West.
From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the redrawn and renamed Dundee City West constituency consists of the following electoral wards:
|2011||Joe FitzPatrick||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Daniel Coleman||1,269||3.9||0.3||903||2.8||0.3|
|All for Unity||259||0.8||New|
|Independent Green Voice||225||0.7||New|
|Restore Scotland||Ewan Gurr||410||1.3||1.3||124||0.4||New|
|Abolish the Scottish Parliament||78||0.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Daniel Coleman||1,008||3.6||0.7||707||2.5||0.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Allison Burns||1,063||4.3||N/A||749||3.0||N/A|
|All-Scotland Pensioners Party||444||1.8||N/A|
|SNP win (new seat)|