Glasgow Cathcart
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow Cathcart shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population74,809 (2019)[1][2]
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPJames Dornan
Council areaGlasgow City

Glasgow Cathcart 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 Anniesland, 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 current Glasgow Cathcart 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

Following the First Periodic review into Scottish Parliament boundaries, a newly redrawn Cathcart was in place for the Scottish Parliament election, 2011. The electoral wards used in this creation are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Mike Watson Labour
2005 Charlie Gordon
2011 James Dornan SNP

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Cathcart[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP James Dornan[a] 21,728 57.0 Increase4.1 15,658 40.8 Decrease2.3
Labour Craig Carson[b] 11,332 29.7 Increase7.5 8,926 23.3 Increase3.0
Green 6,109 15.9 Increase4.4
Conservative Euan Blockley 4,041 10.6 Decrease4.1 4,815 12.5 Decrease2.4
Liberal Democrats Joe McCauley 1,051 2.8 Decrease2.8 791 2.1 Decrease0.6
Alba 676 1.8 New
Independent Green Voice 314 0.8 New
All for Unity 264 0.7 New
Scottish Family 194 0.5 New
TUSC 111 0.3 New
Women's Equality 82 0.2 Decrease0.6
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 73 0.2 New
Communist 67 0.2 New
Reform UK 65 0.2 New
Independent Craig Ross 65 0.2 New
Libertarian 57 0.1 New
UKIP 38 0.1 Decrease1.6
Reclaim 18 0.05 New
Independent Daniel Donaldson 17 0.04 New
SDP 14 0.04 New
Renew 13 0.03 New
Freedom Alliance 4 0.01 New
Majority 10,396 27.3 Decrease3.4
Valid Votes 38,152 38,371
Invalid Votes 335 97
Turnout 38,487 62.7 Increase12.1 38,468 62.7 Increase12.1
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Carson stood on a joint ticket on behalf of Scottish Labour and the Scottish Co-operative Party. The regional list vote is for Scottish Labour only.

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Cathcart[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP James Dornan[a] 16,200 52.9 Increase7.4 13,240 43.1 Increase2.5
Labour Soryia Siddique 6,810 22.2 Decrease17.2 6,229 20.3 Decrease10.5
Conservative Kyle Thornton 4,514 14.7 Increase5.5 4,598 15.0 Increase6.6
Green 3,535 11.5 Increase4.4
Liberal Democrats Margot Clark 1,703 5.6 Increase1.3 832 2.7 Steady0.0
TUSC Brian Smith 909 3.0 New
UKIP 536 1.7 Increase1.1
Independent Chris Creighton 501 1.6 New
Solidarity 399 1.3 New
RISE 385 1.3 New
A Better Britain – Unionist Party 263 0.9 New
Animal Welfare 254 0.8 New
Women's Equality 235 0.8 New
Scottish Christian 200 0.7 Decrease0.1
Independent Andrew McCullagh 33 0.1 New
Majority 9,390 30.7 Increase24.6
Valid Votes 30,637 30,739
Invalid Votes 179 68
Turnout 30,816 50.6 Increase5.5 30,807 50.6 Increase5.5
SNP hold Swing Increase12.3
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Cathcart[8][5]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP James Dornan 11,918 45.5 N/A 10,674 40.6 N/A
Labour Charlie Gordon[a] 10,326 39.4 N/A 8,090 30.8 N/A
Conservative Richard Sullivan 2,410 9.2 N/A 2,196 8.3 N/A
Green 1,863 7.1 N/A
Respect 1,039 4.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Eileen Baxendale 1,118 4.3 N/A 701 2.7 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 625 2.4 N/A
Independent John McKee 450 1.7 N/A
Socialist Labour 226 0.9 N/A
Scottish Christian 193 0.7 N/A
Scottish Unionist 159 0.6 N/A
BNP 145 0.6 N/A
UKIP 140 0.5 N/A
Scottish Socialist 101 0.4 N/A
Pirate 87 0.3 N/A
Independent Caroline Johnstone 38 0.1 N/A
Scottish Homeland Party 23 0.1 N/A
Majority 1,592 6.1 N/A
Valid Votes 26,222 26,300
Invalid Votes 166 96
Turnout 26,388 45.1 N/A 26,396 45.1 N/A
SNP win (new boundaries)
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2000s

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Cathcart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charlie Gordon 8,476 39.1 -0.1
SNP James Dornan 6,287 29.0 +12.7
Independent David Smith 2,911 13.4 New
Conservative Davena Rankin 2,832 10.2 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Shabnum Mustapha 1,659 7.7 -0.1
Majority 2,189 10.1 -12.8
Turnout 21,657 45.3 +0.3
Labour hold Swing
2005 Scottish Parliament by-election: Glasgow Cathcart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charlie Gordon 5,811 37.7 −1.5
SNP Mairie Whitehead 3,406 22.1 +5.8
Conservative Richard Cook 2,306 15.0 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Arthur Sanderson 1,557 10.1 +2.3
Independent Pat Lally 856 5.6 −5.2
Scottish Socialist Ronnie Stevenson 819 5.3 −7.3
Green Chloe Stewart 548 3.6 New
Independent Chris Creighton 59 0.4 New
UKIP Bryan McCormack 54 0.4 New
Majority 2,405 15.6 −7.3
Turnout 15,416 32.0 −13.0
Labour hold Swing
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Cathcart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Watson 8,742 39.2 −8.9
SNP David Ritchie 3,630 16.3 −11.8
Conservative Richard Cook 2,888 12.9 +0.6
Scottish Socialist Malcolm Wilson 2,819 12.6 New
Local Health Concern Pat Lally 2,419 10.8 New
Liberal Democrats Tom Henery 1,741 7.8 −0.3
Parent Excluded Robert Wilson 68 0.3 New
Majority 5,112 22.9 +2.9
Turnout 22,307 45.0 −7.5
Labour hold Swing

1990s

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Cathcart
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mike Watson 12,966 48.1
SNP Marie Whitehead 7,592 28.1
Conservative Mary Leishman 3,311 12.3
Liberal Democrats Callan Dick 2,187 8.1
Socialist Workers Roddy Slorach 920 3.4
Majority 5,374 20.0
Turnout 26,976 52.5
Labour win (new seat)

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based)". National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ "accompanying summary notes". National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Constituencies A-Z: Glasgow Cathcart". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Region Results for Glasgow Cathcart (2021)". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "Scottish Results". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Cathcart Constituency Election Region Results". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Glasgow Cathcart - Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Region Results for Glasgow Cathcart (2011)". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 11 August 2021.