Glasgow Anniesland
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow Anniesland shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population75,114 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPBill Kidd
Council areaGlasgow City

Glasgow Anniesland is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood), being one of eight constituencies within the Glasgow City council area. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. It is also one of nine constituencies in the Glasgow electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Electoral region

See also: Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

The other eight constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Provan, Glasgow Shettleston, Glasgow Southside and Rutherglen.

The region covers the Glasgow City council area and a north-western portion of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries

The Glasgow Anniesland 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, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.

Boundary review

See also: Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions from 2011

Following their First Periodic review of constituencies to the Scottish Parliament the Boundary Commission for Scotland had recommended alterations to the existing Anniesland constituency boundaries.

The electoral wards used to create the newly formed Anniesland are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Donald Dewar Labour
2000 Bill Butler
2011 Bill Kidd SNP

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Anniesland[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Bill Kidd[a] 17,501 52.8 Increase1.0 13,904 41.74 Decrease1.3
Labour Eva Murray[b] 10,913 32.9 Increase2.4 8,167 24.52 Increase0.3
Conservative Ade Aibinu 3,688 11.1 Decrease2.9 4,618 13.86 Decrease0.2
Green 3,691 11.08 Increase1.6
Liberal Democrats Mark Simons 1,063 3.2 Decrease0.6 903 2.71 Increase0.1
Alba 634 1.90 New
All for Unity 280 0.84 New
Independent Green Voice 242 0.73 New
Scottish Family 218 0.65 New
Women's Equality 115 0.35 Decrease0.5
Freedom Alliance 103 0.31 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 82 0.25 New
Libertarian 62 0.19 New
Reform UK 61 0.18 New
Communist 52 0.16 New
TUSC 47 0.14 New
UKIP 40 0.12 Decrease1.7
Independent Craig Ross 27 0.08 New
SDP 19 0.06 New
Independent Daniel Donaldson 16 0.05 New
Renew 16 0.05 New
Reclaim 15 0.05 New
Majority 6,588 19.9 Decrease1.3
Valid Votes 33,165 33,312
Invalid Votes 218 106
Turnout 33,383 58.6 Increase8.2 33,418 58.7 Increase8.2
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Murray stood on a joint ticket on behalf of Scottish Labour and the Scottish Co-operative Party. The regional list vote was for Scottish Labour only.

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Anniesland[4][5][6]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Bill Kidd[a] 15,007 51.7 Increase8.5 12,548 43.0 Increase3.3
Labour Bill Butler 8,854 30.5 Decrease12.7 7,079 24.3 Decrease9.5
Conservative Adam Tomkins[b] 4,057 14.0 Increase5.6 4,107 14.1 Increase6.4
Green 2,778 9.5 Increase3.3
Liberal Democrats James Speirs 1,098 3.8 Decrease0.4 748 2.6 Decrease0.4
UKIP 523 1.8 Increase1.2
A Better Britain - Unionist Party 279 1.0 New
Solidarity 265 0.9 New
Women's Equality 233 0.8 New
Scottish Christian 230 0.8 Decrease0.2
Animal Welfare 191 0.7 New
RISE 172 0.6 New
Independent Andrew McCullagh 29 0.1 New
Majority 6,153 21.2 Increase21.2
Valid Votes 29,016 29,182
Invalid Votes 185 58
Turnout 29,201 50.4 Increase7.1 29,240 50.5 Increase7.1
SNP hold Swing Increase10.4
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Elected on the party list
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Anniesland[7][4]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Bill Kidd[a] 10,329 43.19 N/A 9,513 39.7 N/A
Labour Bill Butler[b] 10,322 43.16 N/A 8,109 33.8 N/A
Conservative Matthew Smith 2,011 8.4 N/A 1,850 7.7 N/A
Green 1,489 6.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Paul McGarry 1,000 4.2 N/A 701 2.9 N/A
Respect 697 2.9 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 386 1.6 N/A
BNP 257 1.1 N/A
Communist Marc Livingstone 256 1.1
Scottish Christian 246 1.0 N/A
Scottish Socialist 223 0.9 N/A
Socialist Labour 173 0.7 N/A
Scottish Unionist 136 0.6 N/A
UKIP 91 0.4 N/A
Pirate 68 0.3 N/A
Scottish Homeland Party 23 0.1 N/A
Independent Caroline Johnstone 27 0.1 N/A
Majority 7 0.03 N/A
Valid Votes 23,918 23,989
Invalid Votes 105 91
Turnout 24,023 43.4 N/A 24,080 43.5 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: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 10,483 47.4 +1.7
SNP Bill Kidd 6,177 27.9 +10.3
Conservative Bill Aitken 3,154 14.2 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Danica Gilland 2,325 10.5 ±0.0
Majority 4,306 19.5 -8.6
Rejected ballots 1,766 3.6
Turnout 22,139 45.8 +2.2
Labour hold Swing -4.4
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 10,141 45.7 −13.1
SNP Bill Kidd 3,186 17.6 −2.7
Conservative William Aitken 3,032 13.7 +3.1
Scottish Socialist Charlie McCarthy 2,620 11.8 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Iain Brown 2,330 10.5 +4.2
Majority 6,253 28.1 −10.5
Turnout 22,165 43.6 −8.3
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament by-election, 2000: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 9,838 48.7 −10.1
SNP Tom Chalmers 4,462 22.1 +1.9
Conservative Kate Pickering 2,148 10.6 ±0.0
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 1,429 7.0 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Judith Fryer 1,384 6.8 +0.5
Green Alistair Whitelaw 662 3.3 New
Socialist Labour Murdo Ritchie 298 1.5 +1.0
Majority 5,376 26.6 −12.0
Turnout 20,211 38.3 -13.6
Labour hold Swing

1990s

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Donald Dewar 16,749 58.8
SNP Kaukab Stewart 5,756 20.2
Conservative Bill Aitken 3,032 10.6
Liberal Democrats Iain Brown 1,804 6.3
Scottish Socialist Ann Lynch 1,000 3.5
Socialist Labour Edward Boyd 139 0.5
Majority 10,993 38.6
Turnout 28,480 51.9
Labour win (new seat)
Preceded byNone Constituency represented by the First Minister 1999 - 2000 Succeeded byFife Central

See also

References

  1. ^ Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ "Constituencies A-Z: Glasgow Anniesland]". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Region Results for Glasgow Anniesland (2021)". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "Scottish Results". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Anniesland Constituency Election Region Results". Glasgow City Council. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Glasgow Anniesland - Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Region Results for Glasgow Anniesland (2011)". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 11 August 2021.