Glasgow Springburn
Former burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
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Glasgow Springburn shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Former constituency
Council areaGlasgow City
Replaced byGlasgow Maryhill and Springburn

Glasgow Springburn 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. From the 2011 election, the constituency was abolished and subsumed into a larger Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn seat.

Electoral region

See also: Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

The region covered the Glasgow City council area and a north-western portion of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries

The Glasgow Springburn 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 was entirely within the Glasgow City council area, on its northern boundary. It was west of the Baillieston constituency, north of Shettleston, northeast of Kelvin and east of Maryhill, which were also entirely within the city area.

Boundary review

See also: Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions from 2011

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 new creation is a constituency known as Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Paul Martin Labour
2011 Constituency abolished; see Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn

Election results

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Martin 10,024 56.9 -2.1
SNP Anne McLaughlin 4,929 28.0 +12.1
Liberal Democrats Katy McCloskey 1,108 6.3 +2.2
Conservative Gordon Wilson 1,067 6.1 -0.5
Scottish Christian David Johnston 484 2.8 New
Majority 5,095 28.9 -14.2
Turnout 17,612 37.5 0.0
Labour hold Swing -7.1
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Martin 10,963 59.0 +0.4
SNP Frank Rankin 2,956 15.9 -10.3
Scottish Socialist Margaret Bean 2,653 14.3 +9.6
Conservative Alan Rodger 1,233 6.6 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Charles Dundas 768 4.1 -1.2
Majority 8,007 43.1 +10.7
Turnout 18,573 37.5 -6.0
Labour hold Swing
1999 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Martin 14,268 58.6 N/A
SNP John Brady 6,375 26.2 N/A
Conservative Murray Roxburgh 1,293 5.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Matthew Dunnigan 1,288 5.3 N/A
Scottish Socialist James Friel 1,141 4.7 N/A
Majority 7,893 32.4 N/A
Turnout 26,080 43.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)


See also