Dundee City West
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Dundee City West shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population77,779 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created2011
PartyScottish National Party
MSPJoe FitzPatrick
Council areaDundee City
Created fromDundee 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)[2][3] and renamed Dundee City West.

Electoral region

See also: North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

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.

Constituency boundaries and 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:[4]

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
2011 Joe FitzPatrick Scottish National Party

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Dundee City West[5][6]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Joe FitzPatrick[a] 19,818 61.6 Increase3.8 16,730 51.9 Decrease2.2
Labour Mercedes Villalba[b] 6,899 21.5 Decrease4.6 5,791 18.0 Decrease3.7
Conservative Tess White[b] 3,327 10.3 Increase0.1 3,801 11.8 Increase0.2
Green 2,862 8.9 Increase2.8
Liberal Democrats Daniel Coleman 1,269 3.9 Increase0.3 903 2.8 Increase0.3
Alba 859 2.7 New
TUSC Jim McFarlane 432 1.3 Decrease1.0
All for Unity 259 0.8 New
Independent Green Voice 225 0.7 New
Scottish Family 206 0.6 New
Restore Scotland Ewan Gurr 410 1.3 Increase1.3 124 0.4 New
Reform UK 83 0.3 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 78 0.2 New
Libertarian 61 0.2 Increase01.1
Freedom Alliance 60 0.2 New
UKIP 44 0.1 Decrease1.5
Independent Laura Marshall 20 0.1 New
Renew 19 0.1 New
Independent Geoffrey Farquharson 12 0.0 New
Majority 12,919 10.2 Increase8.4
Valid Votes 32,155 32,137
Invalid Votes 126 121
Turnout 32,281 56.9 Increase5.1 32,258 56.9 Increase5.0
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ a b Elected on the party list

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Dundee City West[7][8]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Joe FitzPatrick[a] 16,070 57.8 Increase0.2 15,092 54.2 Increase1.1
Labour Jenny Marra[b] 7,242 26.1 Decrease5.4 6,055 21.8 Decrease5.6
Conservative Nicola Ross 2,826 10.2 Increase3.5 3,232 11.6 Increase5.2
Green 1,704 6.1 Increase2.6
Liberal Democrats Daniel Coleman 1,008 3.6 Decrease0.7 707 2.5 Decrease0.5
TUSC Jim McFarlane 642 2.3 New
UKIP 445 1.6 Increase1.1
Solidarity 198 0.7 Increase0.3
Scottish Christian 137 0.5 Decrease0.3
RISE 122 0.4 New
Communist 64 0.2 New
National Front 48 0.2 Decrease0.1
Libertarian 35 0.1 New
Majority 8,828 31.8 Increase5.6
Valid Votes 27,788 27,839
Invalid Votes 115 65
Turnout 27,903 51.8 Increase6.1 27,904 51.8 Increase5.9
SNP hold Swing Increase2.8
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Elected on the party list
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Dundee City West[9][10]
Party Candidate Constituency Region
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Joe FitzPatrick[a] 14,089 57.6 N/A 13,052 53.0 N/A
Labour Richard McCready 7,684 31.4 N/A 6,734 27.4 N/A
Conservative Colin Stewart 1,625 6.6 N/A 1,586 6.4 N/A
Green 867 3.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Allison Burns 1,063 4.3 N/A 749 3.0 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 444 1.8 N/A
Socialist Labour 232 0.9 N/A
Scottish Christian 199 0.8 N/A
BNP 188 0.8 N/A
Scottish Socialist 156 0.6 N/A
UKIP 129 0.5 N/A
Solidarity 92 0.4 N/A
National Front 72 0.3 N/A
Angus Independents 13 0.1 N/A
Others 78 0.3 N/A
Majority 6,405 26.2 N/A
Valid Votes 24,461 24,591
Invalid Votes 144 121
Turnout 24,605 45.7 N/A 24,712 45.9 N/A
SNP win (new seat)
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency

See also

References

  1. ^ "Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based)]". National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ Dundee West 1999-2011, Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
  3. ^ Dundee City West - from 2011, Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
  4. ^ "First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries Final Report" (PDF). Boundaries Scotland. May 2010. p. 105. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Constituencies A-Z: Dundee City West". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Scottish Parliamentary Elections - 6th May 2021". Dundee City Council. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  7. ^ "SPE2016 - North East Scotland Regional List results by constituency" (PDF). Aberdeen City Council. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Dundee City East - Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  9. ^ "2011 Election analysis (Excel 2.37MB)". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 Scottish Parliament election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 June 2021.