Glasgow
electoral region
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow shown within Scotland
Population703,978 (2019)[1]
Current electoral region
Created1999
MSPsScottish National Party 9
Labour 4
Conservative 2
Scottish Green 1
Council areasGlasgow City
South Lanarkshire (part)
ConstituenciesGlasgow Anniesland
Glasgow Cathcart
Glasgow Kelvin
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
Glasgow Pollok
Glasgow Provan
Glasgow Shettleston
Glasgow Southside
Rutherglen

Glasgow is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament. Nine of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 16 MSPs.

Constituencies and council areas

2011–

As a result of the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries the boundaries of the region and constituencies were redrawn for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

Region Constituencies
  1. Glasgow Anniesland
  2. Glasgow Cathcart
  3. Glasgow Kelvin
  4. Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
  5. Glasgow Pollok
  6. Glasgow Provan
  7. Glasgow Shettleston
  8. Glasgow Southside
  9. Rutherglen

Eight of the constituencies are entirely within the Glasgow City council area. The Rutherglen constituency comprises the extreme north-western part of the South Lanarkshire council area which is part of the Greater Glasgow urban area.[2] The South Lanarkshire area is otherwise divided between the Central Scotland and South of Scotland regions.

1999–2011

In terms of first past the post constituencies the region included:

Region Constituencies Constituencies
  1. Glasgow Anniesland
  2. Glasgow Baillieston
  3. Glasgow Cathcart
  4. Glasgow Govan
  5. Glasgow Kelvin
  6. Glasgow Maryhill
  7. Glasgow Pollok
  8. Glasgow Rutherglen
  9. Glasgow Shettleston
  10. Glasgow Springburn

The constituencies were created with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in 1999. Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005.[3] Holyrood constituencies were unaltered.

Members of the Scottish Parliament

Constituency MSPs

Term Election Glasgow Anniesland Glasgow Cathcart Glasgow Govan Glasgow Kelvin Glasgow Pollok Glasgow Rutherglen Glasgow Shettleston Glasgow Maryhill Glasgow Baillieston Glasgow Springburn
1st 1999 Donald Dewar
(Lab)
Mike Watson
(Lab)
Gordon Jackson
(Lab)
Pauline McNeill
(Lab)
Johann Lamont
(Lab)
Janis Hughes
(Lab)
Frank McAveety
(Lab)
Patricia Ferguson
(Lab)
Margaret Curran
(Lab)
Paul Martin
(Lab)
2000 by Bill Butler
(Lab)
2nd 2003
2005 by Charlie Gordon
(Lab)
3rd 2007 Nicola Sturgeon
(SNP)
James Kelly
(Labour)
Term Election Glasgow Anniesland Glasgow Cathcart Glasgow Southside Glasgow Kelvin Glasgow Pollok Rutherglen Glasgow Shettleston Glasgow Maryhill
and Springburn
Glasgow Provan 9 MSPs from 2011
4th 2011 Bill Kidd
(SNP)
James Dornan
(SNP)
Nicola Sturgeon
(SNP)
Sandra White
(SNP)
Johann Lamont
(Labour)
James Kelly
(Labour)
John Mason
(SNP)
Patricia Ferguson
(Labour)
Paul Martin
(Labour)
5th 2016 Humza Yousaf
(SNP)
Clare Haughey
(SNP)
Bob Doris
(SNP)
Ivan McKee
(SNP)
6th 2021 Kaukab Stewart
(SNP)

Regional list MSPs

N.B. This table is for presentation purposes only

Parliament MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP
1st
(1999–2003)
Kenneth Gibson
(SNP)
Nicola Sturgeon
(SNP)
Sandra White
(SNP)
Dorothy-Grace Elder
(SNP)
Tommy Sheridan
(Socialist)
Robert Brown
(Lib Dem)
Bill Aitken
(Conservative)
2nd
(2003–07)
Patrick Harvie
(Green)
Rosie Kane
(Socialist)
3rd
(2007–11)
Bob Doris
(SNP)
Bashir Ahmad
(SNP)
Bill Kidd
(SNP)
Anne McLaughlin
(SNP)
4th
(2011–16)
Humza Yousaf
(SNP)
Drew Smith
(Labour)
Hanzala Malik
(Labour)
Anne McTaggart
(Labour)
Ruth Davidson
(Conservative)
5th
(2016–21)
Anas Sarwar
(Labour)
Johann Lamont
(Labour)
Pauline McNeill
(Labour)
James Kelly
(Labour)
Adam Tomkins
(Conservative)
Annie Wells
(Conservative)
6th
(2021–)
Paul Sweeney
(Labour)
Pam Duncan-Glancy
(Labour)
Sandesh Gulhane
(Conservative)

Election results

2021 Scottish Parliament election

The candidates for the region in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election are as follows:[4]

Constituency results

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Bill Kidd SNP hold
Glasgow Cathcart James Dornan SNP hold
Glasgow Kelvin Kaukab Stewart SNP hold
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Bob Doris SNP hold
Glasgow Pollok Humza Yousaf SNP hold
Glasgow Provan Ivan McKee SNP hold
Glasgow Shettleston John Mason SNP hold
Glasgow Southside Nicola Sturgeon SNP hold
Rutherglen Clare Haughey SNP hold
2021 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow[5]
List Candidates Votes % ±
SNP Roza Salih, Nicola Sturgeon, Clare Haughey, Ivan McKee, Bill Kidd, Alex Kerr, Suzanne McLaughlin, Kaukab Stewart, Katy Loudon, Christina Cannon, Abdul Bostani 133,917 43.9 Decrease0.9
Labour Pauline McNeill, Anas Sarwar, Paul Sweeney, Pam Duncan-Glancy, James Kelly, Eva Murray, Craig Carson, Hollie Cameron, Willie Docherty 74,088 24.3 Increase0.5
Conservative Annie Wells, Sandesh Gulhane, Ade Aibinu, Thomas Kerr, Kyle Thornton, Lynne Nailon, Alix Mathieson 37,027 12.1 Increase0.2
Green Patrick Harvie, Kim Long, Nadia Kanyange, Jon Molyneux, Dan Hutchison, Elaine Gallacher, Emma Cockburn, Anthony Carroll, Blair Anderson, Holly Bruce, Ellie Gomershall, Calum Mcintosh 36,114 11.8 Increase2.4
Liberal Democrats Carole Ford, Andrew Chamberlain, James Speirs, Nicholas Moohan, Sheila Thomson, Mark Simons, Joe McCauley, David McKenzie, Matthew Clark 6,079 2.0 Decrease0.4
Alba Michelle Ferns, Ailsa Gray, Shahid Farooq, Lynn McMahon 5,408 1.8 Increase1.8
All for Unity Jean Anne Mitchell, Ricky Morton, Christian McNeill, Khaleel Mohammed, Niall Fraser, Chris Creighton, Ian Mulholland 2,562 0.8 Increase0.8
Independent Green Voice Alistair McConnachie 2,210 0.7 Increase0.7
Scottish Family William Neeson, Joshua Hall, John Laird, David Tortolano, Margaret Paterson 1,728 0.6 Increase0.6
Women's Equality Ruth Wilkinson, Suzanne Martin, Esthi Thurston, Anna Nordahl 772 0.3 Decrease0.5
Freedom Alliance Carol Dobson, Mary Steven, Diane Hodge, David Mills, Roderick Nicoll, Stephen Lonsdale 759 0.2 Increase0.2
Abolish the Scottish Parliament James Dunsmore, Robert Pressley 702 0.2 Increase0.2
Libertarian Alan Findlay, Cameron Milne 680 0.2 Increase0.2
TUSC Brian Smith, Sinead Daly, Oisin Duncan, Maddie Jamieson 645 0.2 Increase0.2
Communist Johnnie Hunter 544 0.2 Increase0.2
Reform UK Andy MacMillan, Jamie-Lee McMillan, Christina MacMillan, Kirsty MacMillan, Ellen MacMillan 543 0.2 Increase0.2
UKIP Daryl Gardner, Chris Ho, Amanda Ranaghan, David Hanna 447 0.1 Decrease1.9
SDP Anthony McGinley, Robin John Dudfield, Robert Malyn, Richard Cameron 178 0.1 Increase0.1
Reclaim Leo Kearse 174 0.1 Increase0.1
Renew Ben Meechan, Andrea Kozlowski 100 0.1 Increase0.1
Independent Craig Ross 0.1
Independent Daniel Donaldson 98 0.0

2016 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2016 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Bill Kidd SNP hold
Glasgow Cathcart James Dornan SNP hold
Glasgow Kelvin Sandra White SNP hold
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Bob Doris SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Pollok Humza Yousaf SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Provan Ivan McKee SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Shettleston John Mason SNP hold
Glasgow Southside Nicola Sturgeon SNP hold
Rutherglen Clare Haughey SNP gain from Labour

Additional member results

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP 0 -2 111,101 44.8% +4.9%
Labour Anas Sarwar
Johann Lamont
James Kelly
Pauline McNeill
4 +1 59,151 23.8% -11.1%
Conservative Adam Tomkins
Annie Wells
2 +1 29,533 11.9% +5.8%
Green Patrick Harvie 1 ±0 23,398 9.4% +3.5%
Liberal Democrats 0 ±0 5,850 2.4% -0.2%
UKIP 0 ±0 4,889 2.0% +1.4%
Solidarity 0 ±0 3,593 1.4% +1.4%
RISE 0 ±0 2,454 1.0% +1.0%
A Better Britain – Unionist Party 0 ±0 2,453 1.0% +1.0%
Women's Equality 0 ±0 2,091 0.8% +0.8
Animal Welfare 0 ±0 1,819 0.7% +0.7%
Scottish Christian 0 ±0 1,506 0.6% -0.1%
Independent 0 ±0 271 0.1% N/A

2011 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2011 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

2011 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Bill Kidd SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Cathcart James Dornan SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Kelvin Sandra White SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Patricia Ferguson Labour hold
Glasgow Pollok Johann Lamont Labour hold
Glasgow Provan Paul Martin Labour hold
Glasgow Shettleston John Mason SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Southside Nicola Sturgeon SNP hold
Rutherglen James Kelly Labour hold

Additional member results

2011 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP Humza Yousaf
Bob Doris
2 -2 83,109 39.8% +12.8%
Labour Hanzala Malik
Drew Smith
Anne McTaggart
3 +3 73,031 35% -3.3%
Conservative Ruth Davidson 1 ±0 12,749 6.1% -0.6%
Green Patrick Harvie 1 ±0 12,454 6.0% +0.8%
Respect 0 ±0 6,972 3.3% ±0%
Liberal Democrats 0 -1 5,312 2.5% -4.6%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 ±0 3,750 1.8% ±0%
BNP 0 ±0 2,424 1.2% -0.7%
Socialist Labour 0 ±0 2,276 1.1% -0.2%
Scottish Christian 0 ±0 1,501 0.7% -0.7
Scottish Unionist 0 ±0 1,447 0.7% -0.1%
Scottish Socialist 0 ±0 1,362 0.7% -0.6%
Pirate 0 ±0 581 0.3% N/A
Independent 0 ±0 338 0.2% N/A
Scottish Homeland Party 0 ±0 283 0.1% N/A

2007 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Bill Butler Labour hold
Glasgow Baillieston Margaret Curran Labour hold
Glasgow Cathcart Charles Gordon Labour hold
Glasgow Govan Nicola Sturgeon SNP gain from Labour
Glasgow Kelvin Pauline McNeill Labour hold
Glasgow Maryhill Patricia Ferguson Labour hold
Glasgow Pollok Johann Lamont Labour hold
Glasgow Rutherglen James Kelly Labour hold
Glasgow Shettleston Frank McAveety Labour hold
Glasgow Springburn Paul Martin Labour hold

Additional member results

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 0 78,838 38.2% +0.4%
SNP Bashir Ahmad
Sandra White
Bob Doris
Bill Kidd
4 +2 55,832 27% +9.9%
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 1 ±0 14,767 7.2% -0.1%
Conservative Bill Aitken 1 ±0 13,751 6.7% -0.8%
Green Patrick Harvie 1 ±0 10,759 5.2% -1.9%
Solidarity 0 -1 8,544 4.1% N/A
BNP 0 0 3,865 1.9% +0.7%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 3,703 1.8% -0.5%
Scottish Christian 0 0 2,991 1.4% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 0 2,680 1.3% -0.2%
CPA 0 0 2,626 1.3% N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 -1 2,579 1.2% -14.0%
Scottish Unionist 0 0 1,612 0.8% -0.4%
Publican Party 0 0 952 0.5% N/A
Muhammad Shoaib 0 0 582 0.3% N/A
Independent Green Voice 0 0 496 0.2% N/A
UKIP 0 0 405 0.2% -0.1%
Scottish Voice 0 0 389 0.2% N/A
Asif Nadir 0 0 317 0.2% N/A
Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers 0 0 293 0.1% N/A
James Cruickshank 0 0 286 0.1% N/A
Communist 0 0 260 0.1% -0.1%
Nine Per Cent Growth Party 0 0 80 0.0% N/A
Rejected ballots 9,000 (4.17%) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Turnout 206,607 43.3% +1.8% N/A N/A N/A

Changes:

2003 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

2003 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Bill Butler Labour hold
Glasgow Baillieston Margaret Curran Labour hold
Glasgow Cathcart Mike Watson Labour hold
Glasgow Govan Gordon Jackson Labour hold
Glasgow Kelvin Pauline McNeill Labour hold
Glasgow Maryhill Patricia Ferguson Labour hold
Glasgow Pollok Johann Lamont Labour hold
Glasgow Rutherglen Janis Hughes Labour hold
Glasgow Shettleston Frank McAveety Labour hold
Glasgow Springburn Paul Martin Labour hold

Changes:

Additional member results

2003 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 0 77,540 37.7% -6.2%
SNP Nicola Sturgeon
Sandra White
2 −2 34,894 17.1% -8.4%
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan
Rosie Kane
2 +1 31,216 15.2% +8.0%
Conservative Bill Aitken 1 ±0 15,299 7.5% -0.4%
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 1 ±0 14,839 7.5% -0.4%
Green Patrick Harvie 1 +1 14,570 7.1% +3.1%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 4,750 2.3% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 0 3,091 1.5% -0.2%
ProLife Alliance 0 0 2,477 1.2% N/A
Scottish Unionist 0 0 2,349 1.1% +0.2%
BNP 0 0 2,344 1.1% N/A
Scottish People's 0 0 612 0.3% N/A
UKIP 0 0 552 0.3% N/A
Communist 0 0 345 0.2%

Changes:

1999 Scottish Parliament election

In the 1999 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow
Constituency Elected member Result
Glasgow Anniesland Donald Dewar Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Baillieston Margaret Curran Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Cathcart Mike Watson Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Govan Gordon Jackson Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Kelvin Pauline McNeill Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Maryhill Patricia Ferguson Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Pollok Johann Lamont Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Rutherglen Janis Hughes Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Shettleston Frank McAveety Labour win (new seat)
Glasgow Springburn Paul Martin Labour win (new seat)

Changes:

Additional member results

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 N/A 112,588 43.9% N/A
SNP Nicola Sturgeon
Dorothy-Grace Elder
Kenneth Gibson
Sandra White
4 N/A 65,360 25.5% N/A
Conservative Bill Aitken 1 N/A 20,239 7.9% N/A
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 1 N/A 18,581 7.2% N/A
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 1 N/A 18,473 7.2% N/A
Green 0 N/A 10,159 4.0% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 N/A 4,391 1.7% N/A
ProLife Alliance 0 N/A 2,357 0.9% N/A
Scottish Unionist 0 N/A 2,283 0.9% N/A
Communist 0 N/A 521 0.2% N/A
Humanist 0 N/A 447 0.2% N/A
Natural Law 0 N/A 419 0.2% N/A
Socialist (GB) 0 N/A 309 0.1% N/A
People's Choice 0 N/A 221 0.1% N/A

Footnotes

  1. ^ Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ Boundary changes create new Rutherglen seat, but area remains in Glasgow region, Daily Record, 2 June 2010
  3. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ O’Donnell, Annemarie (31 March 2021). "Scottish Parliamentary Election. Statement of Persons and Parties Nominated and Notice of Poll. Glasgow Region. Date of Poll 6 MAY 2021". Archived from the original on 15 May 2021.
  5. ^ Glasgow [region], BBC News; retrieved 8 May 2021

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