Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, it is 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.

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
Current constituency
Created2011
PartySNP
MSPBob Doris
Council areaGlasgow City

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

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

ElectionMemberParty
2011 Patricia Ferguson Labour
2016 Bob Doris SNP

Election results

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Bob Doris 13,109 55.5 N/A
Labour Patricia Ferguson 7,507 31.8 N/A
Conservative John Anderson 2,305 9.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats James Harrison 691 2.9 N/A
Majority 5,602 23.7 N/A
Turnout 23,612 44.27 N/A
SNP win (new boundaries)

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2011 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Ferguson 9,884 48.1 N/A
SNP Bob Doris 8,592 41.8 N/A
Conservative Stephanie Murray 1,222 6.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sophie Bridger 833 4.1 N/A
Majority 1,292 6.3 N/A
Turnout 20,531 36.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also

Notes

  1. Candidates Glasgow City Council
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