Glasgow Pollok (Scottish Parliament constituency)
Glasgow Pollok is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. 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.
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Council area||Glasgow City|
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 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.
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
|Liberal Democrats||Isobel Nelson||585||2.1||+0.0|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+12.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Isabel Nelson||490||2.1||N/A|
|Labour win (new boundaries)|
|Liberal Democrats||Christine Gilmore||1,436||7.40||+2.93|
|Scottish Socialist||Tommy Sheridan||6,016||27.9||+6.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Isabel Nelson||962||4.5||+0.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Tommy Sheridan||5,611||21.5||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||James King||931||3.6||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|