Glasgow Pollok
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow Pollok (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Glasgow Pollok shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population81,004 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPHumza Yousaf
Council areaGlasgow City

Glasgow Pollok 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 seat has been held by Humza Yousaf of the Scottish National Party since the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.

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 Maryhill and Springburn, 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 Pollok 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 its First Periodic review into Scottish Parliament constituencies, a newly shaped Kelvin was formed in time for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election. The Glasgow City Council electoral wards used in the creation of the new Glasgow Pollok seat are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Johann Lamont Labour
2016 Humza Yousaf SNP

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Pollok[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Humza Yousaf[a] 18,163 53.7 Decrease1.1 16,600 49.1 Decrease0.4
Labour Zubir Ahmed 11,058 32.7 Increase1.1 8,899 26.3 Increase0.5
Conservative Sandesh Gulhane[b] 1,849 5.5 Decrease4.0 3,832 11.3 Increase2.2
Green Nadia Kanyange 1,651 4.9 New 1,975 5.8 Increase0.9
Alba 659 1.9 New
Liberal Democrats James Speirs 522 1.5 Decrease0.6 455 1.3 Steady0.0
All for Unity 318 0.9 New
Scottish Family 240 0.7 New
Independent Green Voice 180 0.5 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 105 0.3 New
UKIP Daryl Gardner 185 0.5 New 95 0.3 Decrease1.8
Freedom Alliance 76 0.2 New
Libertarian Alan Findlay 157 0.5 New 75 0.2 New
TUSC 62 0.2 New
Women's Equality 58 0.2 Decrease0.4
Communist 51 0.2 New
Reform UK 50 0.1 New
Reclaim Leo Kearse 114 0.3 New 32 0.1 New
No label Joseph Finnie 94 0.3 New
Independent Craig Ross 25 0.1 New
SDP 20 0.1 New
Renew 11 0.03 New
Independent Daniel Donaldson 10 0.03 New
Majority 7,105 21.0 Decrease2.2
Valid Votes 33,793 33,828
Invalid Votes 131 87
Turnout 33,924 54.3 Increase8.5 33,915 54.3 Increase8.4
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Elected on the party list

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Pollok[2][5]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Humza Yousaf[a] 15,316 54.8 Increase10.1 13,902 49.5 Increase7.4
Labour Co-op Johann Lamont[b][c] 8,834 31.6 Decrease15.8 7,237 25.8 Decrease12.3
Conservative Thomas Haddow 2,653 9.5 Increase3.8 2,545 9.1 Increase4.9
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 585 2.1 Steady0.0 375 1.3 Decrease0.1
TUSC Ian Leech 555 2.0 New
Green 1,363 4.9 Increase2.4
Solidarity 915 3.3 New
UKIP 582 2.1 Increase1.6
A Better Britain – Unionist Party 341 1.2 New
Animal Welfare 224 0.8 New
Scottish Christian 212 0.8 Steady0.0
RISE 185 0.7 New
Women's Equality 158 0.6 New
Independent Andrew McCullagh 25 0.1 New
Majority 6,482 23.2 N/A
Valid Votes 27,943 28,064
Invalid Votes 142 69
Turnout 28,085 45.8 Increase6.3 28,133 45.9 Increase6.4
SNP gain from Labour Co-op Swing Increase13.0
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency
  2. ^ Lamont 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.
  3. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
Scottish Parliament Election 2011: Glasgow Pollok[2][6]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Johann Lamont[a][b] 10,875 47.5 N/A 8,760 38.1 N/A
SNP Chris Stephens 10,252 44.7 N/A 9,713 42.2 N/A
Conservative Andrew Morrison 1,298 5.7 N/A 963 4.2 N/A
Respect 664 2.9 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 617 2.7 N/A
Green 571 2.5 N/A
Socialist Labour 369 1.6 N/A
BNP 330 1.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 490 2.1 N/A 325 1.4 N/A
Scottish Christian 192 0.8 N/A
Scottish Unionist 158 0.7 N/A
UKIP 126 0.5 N/A
Scottish Socialist 100 0.4 N/A
Pirate 55 0.2 N/A
Independent Caroline Johnstone 25 0.1 N/A
Scottish Homeland Party 24 0.1 N/A
Majority 623 2.8 N/A
Valid Votes 22,915 22,992
Invalid Votes 154 97
Turnout 23,069 39.5 N/A 23,089 39.5 N/A
Labour win (new boundaries)
Notes
  1. ^ Lamont 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.
  2. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2000s

Scottish Parliament Election 2007: Glasgow Pollok [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Johann Lamont 10,456 53.9 +10.5
SNP Chris Stephens 6,063 31.2 +12.1
Conservative Gerald Michaluk 1,460 7.5 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Christine Gilmore 1,436 7.4 +2.9
Majority 4,393 22.7 +7.2
Turnout 19,415
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Scottish Parliament Election 2003: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Johann Lamont 9,357 43.4 -0.3
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 6,016 27.9 +6.4
SNP Kenny Gibson 4,118 19.1 -6.8
Conservative Ashraf Anjum 1,012 4.7 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 962 4.5 +0.9
Parent Excluded Robert Ray 73 0.3 New
Majority 3,341 15.5 -2.3
Turnout 21,538 45.7 -6.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing -0.3

1990s

Scottish Parliament Election 1999: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Johann Lamont 11,405 43.7 N/A
SNP Kenny Gibson 6,763 25.9 N/A
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 5,611 21.5 N/A
Conservative Rory O'Brien 1,370 5.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats James King 931 3.6 N/A
Majority 4,642 17.8 N/A
Turnout 26,080 52.6 N/A
Labour Co-op 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 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ a b c "Scottish Results". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Constituencies A-Z: Glasgow Pollok". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Region Results for Glasgow Pollok (2021)". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Region Results for Glasgow Pollok (2016)". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Region Results for Glasgow Pollok (2011)". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  7. ^ Sub-constituency election results for the 2007 Scottish Parliament elections - data Archived 6 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine- Scotland Office, 30 April 2008 (retrieved 5.04.11)