Glasgow Shettleston (Scottish Parliament constituency)
Glasgow Shettleston 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, however, 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 Pollok, Glasgow Provan, Glasgow Southside and Rutherglen.
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.
Following their First Periodic review into constituencies to the Scottish Parliament, the Boundary Commission for Scotland have recommended a modified Glasgow Shettleston constituency. The electoral wards used to create the newly formed Shettleston are:
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||John Mason||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Giovanni Caccavello||568||2.2||+0.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Ruaraidh Dobson||371||1.7||N/A|
|SNP win (new boundaries)|
|Liberal Democrats||Ross Renton||1,182||8.0||+3.3|
|Scottish Christian||Bob Graham||406||2.7||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Rosie Kane||2,403||14.5||+6.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Lewis Hutton||779||4.7||+0.1|
|Scottish Socialist||Rosie Kane||1,640||7.9||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Laurence Clarke||943||4.6||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|