|Former burgh constituency|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||Glasgow City (part) Renfrewshire (part)|
Glasgow Govan was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election.
For the 2011 election, the constituency was abolished. The Govan electoral ward was divided between Glasgow Pollok and Glasgow Southside.
The region covers the Glasgow City council area and a north-western portion of the South Lanarkshire council area.
The Glasgow Govan 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.
The Holyrood constituency covers a western portion of the Glasgow City council and small western portion of Renfrewshire Council.
Glasgow Govan is south of the Kelvin constituency, west of Shettleston and north of Cathcart and Pollok, which are all entirely within the city area.
Following the First Periodic review into constituencies of the Scottish Parliament for the 2011 election, the Boundary Commission for Scotland recommended the abolition of the Glasgow Govan constituency. The seat created is known as Glasgow Southside formed by the combination of Southside Central, and Pollokshields wards with the addition of the eastern half of the Govan division.
The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, represented the constituency from the 2007 election. She was previously an MSP for the Glasgow regional list from 1999 to 2007, during which time she was Leader of the Opposition at Holyrood from 2004 to 2007.
|2007||Nicola Sturgeon||Scottish National Party|
|2011||Constituency abolished; see Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Pollok and Glasgow Southside|
|Liberal Democrats||Chris Young||1,891||8.8||+0.3|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+4.7|
|Scottish Socialist||Jimmy Scott||2,369||11.21||+6.38|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Graham||1,807||8.55||+2.94|
|Liberal Democrats||Mohammed Aslam Khan||1,479||5.61||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Charlie McCarthy||1,275||4.83||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|