Greenock and Inverclyde
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Greenock and Inverclyde (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Greenock and Inverclyde shown within the West Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population72,866 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created1999
PartySNP
MSPStuart McMillan
Council areaInverclyde

Greenock and Inverclyde is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) covering most of the council area of Inverclyde. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. It is also one of ten constituencies in the West Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

The seat has been held by Stuart McMillan of the Scottish National Party since the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.

Electoral region

See also: West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

The other nine constituencies of the West Scotland region are Clydebank and Milngavie, Cunninghame North, Cunninghame South, Dumbarton, Eastwood, Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West, Renfrewshire South and Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

The region covers part of the Argyll and Bute council area, the East Dunbartonshire council area, the East Renfrewshire council area, the Inverclyde council area, North Ayrshire council area, the Renfrewshire council area and the West Dunbartonshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

The constituency covers most of Inverclyde, including the main population centres of Greenock, Gourock and Port Glasgow. The eastern part of Inverclyde, around the village of Kilmacolm being covered by the Renfrewshire North and West constituency.

The Greenock and Inverclyde 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, the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency was merged into a new Inverclyde constituency.[2]

The constituency boundaries were reviewed ahead of the 2011 Scottish Parliament election. The electoral wards used to form Greenock and Inverclyde are listed below:[3]

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Duncan McNeil Labour
2016 Stuart McMillan SNP

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Greenock and Inverclyde[4][5][6]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Stuart McMillan[a] 19,713 54.2 Increase0.5 17,618 48.3 Decrease1.0
Labour Francesca Brennan 11,539 31.7 Increase4.0 8,569 23.5 Decrease1.1
Conservative Caroline Hollins 3,313 9.1 Decrease5.0 5,211 14.3 Decrease0.6
Liberal Democrats Jacci Stoyle 1,033 2.8 Decrease1.6 965 2.6 Decrease0.7
Independent John Burleigh 776 2.1 New
Green 2,291 6.3 Increase2.5
Alba 728 2.0 New
All for Unity 245 0.7 New
Scottish Family 216 0.6 New
Independent Green Voice 184 0.5 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 101 0.3 New
Freedom Alliance 61 0.2 New
UKIP 51 0.1 Decrease1.7
Libertarian 47 0.1 Steady0.0
Reform UK 46 0.1 New
TUSC 45 0.1 New
Independent Maurice Campbell 24 0.1 New
Scotia Future 22 0.1 New
Independent James Morrison 20 0.1 New
Renew 4 0.0 New
Majority 8,174 22.5 Decrease3.5
Valid Votes 36,374 36,448
Invalid Votes 116 90
Turnout 36,490 63.6 Increase5.9 36,538 63.7 Increase5.9
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Greenock and Inverclyde[7][8]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Stuart McMillan[a] 17,032 53.7 Increase11.6 15,677 49.3 Increase6.4
Labour Siobhan McCready 8,802 27.7 Decrease16.2 7,822 24.6 Decrease12.1
Conservative Graeme Brooks 4,487 14.1 Increase7.0 4,731 14.9 Increase8.0
Green 1,209 3.8 Increase1.8
Liberal Democrats John Watson 1,404 4.4 Decrease2.5 1,057 3.3 Decrease1.1
UKIP 561 1.8 Increase1.2
Solidarity 338 1.1 Increase1.0
Scottish Christian 259 0.8 Decrease0.1
RISE 118 0.4 New
Libertarian 46 0.1 New
Majority 8,230 26.0 N/A
Valid Votes 31,725 31,818
Invalid Votes 113 63
Turnout 31,838 57.7 Increase8.0 31,881 57.8 Increase8.1
SNP gain from Labour Swing Increase13.9
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Greenock and Inverclyde[9][10]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Duncan McNeil[a] 12,387 43.9 N/A 10,344 36.7 N/A
SNP Stuart McMillan[b] 11,876 42.1 N/A 12,079 42.9 N/A
Conservative Graeme Brooks 2,011 7.1 N/A 1,955 6.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ross Finnie[b] 1,934 6.9 N/A 1,244 4.4 N/A
Green 551 2.0 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 483 1.7 N/A
Socialist Labour 416 1.5 N/A
Scottish Christian 266 0.9 N/A
BNP 208 0.7 N/A
UKIP 174 0.6 N/A
Scottish Socialist 166 0.6 N/A
Solidarity 38 0.1 N/A
Independent Richard Vassie 12 0.0 N/A
Others 233 0.8 N/A
Majority 511 1.8 N/A
Valid Votes 28,208 28,169
Invalid Votes 132 134
Turnout 28,340 49.7 N/A 28,303 49.7 N/A
Labour win (new boundaries)
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ a b Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency

2000s

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Greenock and Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Duncan McNeil 10,035 43.4 +2.7
SNP Stuart McMillan 7,011 30.3 +15.4
Liberal Democrats Ross Finnie 3,893 16.8 -11.2
Conservative Charles Ferguson 2,166 9.4 +2.8
Majority 3,024 13.1 +0.4
Turnout 23,105 51.8 +0.1
Labour hold Swing
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Greenock and Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Duncan McNeil 9,674 40.7 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Ross Finnie 6,665 28.0 +1.8
SNP Tom Chalmers 3,532 14.9 -8.7
Scottish Socialist Tricia McCafferty 2,338 9.8 +6.8
Conservative Charles Dunlop 1,572 6.6 +0.7
Majority 3,009 12.7 -2.4
Turnout 23,781 51.7 -7.3
Labour hold Swing

1990s

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Greenock and Inverclyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Duncan McNeil 11,817 41.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ross Finnie 7,504 26.2 N/A
SNP Ian Hamilton 6,762 23.6 N/A
Conservative Richard Wilkinson 1,699 5.9 N/A
Scottish Socialist Les Robertson 857 3.0 N/A
Majority 4,313 15.1 N/A
Turnout 28,639 59.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Notes and references

  1. ^ Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries Final Report" (PDF). Boundaries Scotland. May 2010. p. 128. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  4. ^ Constituencies A-Z | Greenock and Inverclyde, BBC News; retrieved 7 May 2021
  5. ^ "Declaration of Results in the Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency for the West Scotland Region" (PDF). Inverclyde Council. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Declaration of Result for the Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency" (PDF). Inverclyde Council. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Declaration of Results in the Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency for the West Scotland Region" (PDF). Inverclyde Council. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Declaration of Result for the Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency" (PDF). Inverclyde Council. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 Scottish Parliament election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  10. ^ "D2011 Scottish Parliamentary Elections - Declaration of Result for the Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency" (PDF). 5 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2021.