Glasgow Shettleston
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow Shettleston shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population79,969 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPJohn Mason
Council areaGlasgow City

Glasgow Shettleston 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.

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 Pollok, Glasgow Provan, 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 Shettleston 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 into constituencies to the Scottish Parliament, the Boundary Commission for Scotland had recommended a modified Glasgow Shettleston constituency. The electoral wards used to create the newly formed Shettleston are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Frank McAveety Labour
2011 John Mason SNP

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Shettleston[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP John Mason[a] 17,465 54.4 Decrease1.6 14,772 45.8 Decrease1.9
Labour Pauline McNeill[b] 9,440 29.4 Increase2.3 7,924 24.6 Steady0.0
Conservative Thomas Kerr 4,421 13.8 Increase1.4 4,821 15.0 Increase2.8
Green 2,457 7.6 Increase2.0
Liberal Democrats Matthew Clark 774 2.4 Increase0.2 433 1.3 Decrease0.2
Alba 404 1.3 New
All for Unity 400 1.2 New
Independent Green Voice 225 0.7 New
Scottish Family 166 0.5 New
Freedom Alliance 105 0.3 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 100 0.3 New
Women's Equality 78 0.2 Decrease0.3
Libertarian 64 0.2 New
UKIP 62 0.2 Decrease2.6
TUSC 56 0.2 New
Reform UK 55 0.2 New
Communist 42 0.1 New
Independent Craig Ross 21 0.1 New
Reclaim 15 0.0 New
SDP 15 0.0 New
Renew 12 0.0 New
Independent Daniel Donaldson 6 0.0 New
Majority 8,025 25.0 Decrease3.9
Valid Votes 32,100 32,233
Invalid Votes 238 119
Turnout 32,338 53.7 Increase9.7 32,352 53.7 Increase9.7
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Shettleston[2][5]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP John Mason[a] 14,198 56.0 Increase8.2 12,160 47.7 Increase6.2
Labour Thomas Rannachan 6,875 27.1 Decrease17.9 6,270 24.6 Decrease15.3
Conservative Thomas Kerr 3,151 12.4 Increase6.9 3,098 12.2 Increase7.4
Green 1,436 5.6 Increase3.1
UKIP 716 2.8 Increase2.2
TUSC Jamie Cocozza 583 2.3 New
Solidarity 399 1.6 New
Liberal Democrats Giovanni Caccavello 568 2.2 Increase0.5 392 1.5 Increase0.2
A Better Britain – Unionist Party 318 1.2 New
RISE 213 0.8 New
Animal Welfare 164 0.6 New
Women's Equality 149 0.6 New
Scottish Christian 146 0.6 Decrease0.1
Independent Andrew McCullagh 28 0.1 New
Majority 7,323 28.9 Increase26.1
Valid Votes 25,375 25,489
Invalid Votes 131 48
Turnout 25,506 44.0 Increase5.8 25,537 44.0 Increase5.8
SNP hold Swing Increase13.1
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Shettleston[2][6]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP John Mason 10,128 47.8 N/A 8,802 41.5 N/A
Labour Frank McAveety[a] 9,542 45.0 N/A 8,456 39.9 N/A
Conservative David Wilson 1,163 5.5 N/A 1,016 4.8 N/A
Respect 588 2.8 N/A
Green 529 2.5 N/A
BNP 325 1.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ruaraidh Dobson 371 1.7 N/A 281 1.3 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 254 1.2 N/A
Socialist Labour 211 1.0 N/A
Scottish Unionist 210 1.0 N/A
Scottish Christian 146 0.7 N/A
Scottish Socialist 138 0.7 N/A
UKIP 119 0.6 N/A
Pirate 63 0.3 N/A
Scottish Homeland Party 49 0.2 N/A
Independent Caroline Johnstone 26 0.1 N/A
Majority 586 2.8 N/A
Valid Votes 21,204 21,213
Invalid Votes 109 90
Turnout 21,313 38.1 N/A 21,303 38.1 N/A
SNP win (new boundaries)
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2000s

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank McAveety 7,574 51.2 -5.4
SNP John McLaughlin 4,693 31.7 +13.5
Liberal Democrats Ross Renton 1,182 8.0 +3.3
Conservative William McNair 946 6.4 +0.5
Scottish Christian Bob Graham 406 2.7 New
Majority 2,881 19.5 -18.9
Rejected ballots 2,035
Turnout 14,801 33.4 -2.0
Labour hold Swing -9.5
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank McAveety 9,365 56.6 +2.7
SNP Jim Byrne 3,018 18.2 -9.1
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 2,403 14.5 +6.4
Conservative Dorothy Luckhurst 982 5.9 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Lewis Hutton 779 4.7 +0.1
Majority 6,347 38.4 +11.8
Turnout 16,547 35.4 -7.4
Labour hold Swing

1990s

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank McAveety 11,078 53.9 N/A
SNP Jim Byrne 5,611 27.3 N/A
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 1,640 7.9 N/A
Conservative Colin Bain 1,260 6.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Laurence Clarke 943 4.6 N/A
Majority 5,467 26.6 N/A
Turnout 20,532 42.8 N/A
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 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ a b c "Scottish Results". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Constituencies A-Z: Glasgow Shettleston". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Region Results for Glasgow Shettleston (2021)". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Shettleston Constituency Election Region Results". www.glasgow.gov.uk. 5 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Region Results for Glasgow Shettleston (2011)". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 22 September 2021.