Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population74,527 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created2011
PartySNP
MSPBob Doris
Council areaGlasgow City

Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn 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 the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

The constituency was created in 2011 from a merger of parts of the Glasgow Maryhill, Glasgow Springburn and a small part of the Glasgow Anniesland constituencies. The parts of Glasgow Anniesland were Kelvindale and Kelvinside, that had previously been in Glasgow Hillhead before 1997.

Electoral region

See also: Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

The other eight constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Kelvin, 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

Following their First Periodic review into constituencies to the Scottish Parliament in time for the 2011 election, the Boundary Commission for Scotland recommended the effective merger of the Glasgow Springburn and Glasgow Maryhill constituencies.

The electoral wards used in its creation are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
2011 Patricia Ferguson Labour
2016 Bob Doris SNP

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Bob Doris[a] 16,428 59.0 Increase3.4 13,158 47.1 Decrease0.5
Labour Keiran O'Neill 8,504 30.5 Decrease1.3 6,722 24.1 Decrease1.4
Conservative Alix Mathieson 2,241 8.0 Decrease1.7 2,984 10.7 Increase1.0
Green 2,847 10.2 Increase2.2
Alba 529 1.9 New
Liberal Democrats Andrew Chamberlain 688 2.5 Decrease0.5 503 1.8 Steady0.0
Independent Green Voice 244 0.87 New
All for Unity 229 0.8 New
Scottish Family 206 0.74 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 66 0.24 New
Freedom Alliance 63 0.23 New
TUSC 60 0.21 New
Women's Equality 60 0.21 Decrease0.6
Reform UK 45 0.16 New
Libertarian 45 0.16 New
Communist 44 0.16 New
Independent Craig Ross 36 0.13 New
UKIP 32 0.11 Decrease1.8
SDP 19 0.07 New
Reclaim 15 0.05 New
Renew 13 0.05 New
Independent Daniel Donaldson 13 0.05 New
Majority 7,924 28.5 Increase4.8
Valid Votes 27,861 27,933
Invalid Votes 178 103
Turnout 28,039 51.9 Increase7.6 28,036 51.9 Increase7.5
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn [3][5][6]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Bob Doris[a] 13,109 55.5 Increase13.7 11,296 47.6 Increase8.9
Labour Patricia Ferguson[b] 7,507 31.8 Decrease16.3 6,055 25.5 Decrease12.3
Conservative John Anderson 2,305 9.8 Increase3.8 2,305 9.7 Increase4.6
Liberal Democrats James Harrison 691 2.9 Decrease1.2 438 1.8 Decrease0.8
Green 1,903 8.0 Increase3.0
UKIP 452 1.9 Increase1.2
Solidarity 283 1.2 New
A Better Britain – Unionist Party 265 1.1 New
RISE 199 0.8 New
Women's Equality 198 0.8 New
Animal Welfare 182 0.8 New
Scottish Christian 150 0.6 Steady0.0
Independent Andrew McCullagh 25 0.1 New
Majority 5,602 23.7 N/A
Valid Votes 23,612 23,751
Invalid Votes 137 51
Turnout 23,749 44.3 Increase7.8 23,802 44.4 Increase7.9
SNP gain from Labour Swing Increase15.0
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency
  2. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn[3][7]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Ferguson[a] 9,884 48.1 N/A 7,765 37.8 N/A
SNP Bob Doris[b] 8,592 41.8 N/A 7,949 38.7 N/A
Conservative Stephanie Murray 1,222 6.0 N/A 1,041 5.1 N/A
Green 1,035 5.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sophie Bridger 833 4.1 N/A 537 2.6 N/A
Respect 537 2.6 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 448 2.2 N/A
Socialist Labour 320 1.6 N/A
BNP 268 1.3 N/A
Scottish Socialist 161 0.8 N/A
Scottish Christian 136 0.7 N/A
Scottish Unionist 147 0.7 N/A
UKIP 97 0.5 N/A
Pirate 49 0.2 N/A
Scottish Homeland Party 38 0.2 N/A
Independent Caroline Johnstone 27 0.1 N/A
Majority 1,292 6.3 N/A
Valid Votes 20,531 20,555
Invalid Votes 142 99
Turnout 20,673 36.5 N/A 20,654 36.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for the Glasgow Maryhill constituency
  2. ^ Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency

See also

Notes

  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 Maryhill & Springburn". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Scottish Results". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Maryhill and Springburn Constituency Election Region Results (2021)". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Maryhill and Springburn Constituency Election Region Results". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn - Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Region Results for Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (2011)". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 23 August 2021.