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.

Glasgow Shettleston
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow Shettleston shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPJohn Mason
Council areaGlasgow City

Electoral region

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

Constituency boundaries

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.

Boundary review

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

ElectionMemberParty
1999 Frank McAveety Labour
2011 John Mason Scottish National Party

Election results

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP John Mason 14,198 56.0 +8.2
Labour Thomas Rannachan 6,875 27.1 -17.9
Conservative Thomas Kerr 3,151 12.4 +6.9
TUSC Jamie Cocozza 583 2.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Giovanni Caccavello 568 2.2 +0.5
Majority 7,323 28.9 +20.1
Turnout 25,375 43.7 +6.0
SNP hold Swing
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP John Mason 10,128 47.8 N/A
Labour Frank McAveety 9,542 45.0 N/A
Conservative David Wilson 1,163 5.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ruaraidh Dobson 371 1.7 N/A
Majority 586 2.8
Turnout 21,204 37.7
SNP win (new boundaries)
2007 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank McAveety 7,574 51.2 -5.4
SNP John McLaughlin 4,693 31.7 +13.5
Liberal Democrats Ross Renton 1,182 8.0 +3.3
Conservative William McNair 946 6.4 +0.5
Scottish Christian Bob Graham 406 2.7 N/A
Majority 2,881 19.5
Rejected ballots 2,035
Turnout 14,801 33.4 -2.0
Labour hold Swing 9.5
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank McAveety 9,365 56.6 +2.65
SNP Jim Byrne 3,018 18.2 -9.1
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 2,403 14.5 +6.5
Conservative Dorothy Luckhurst 982 5.9 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Lewis Hutton 779 4.7 +0.1
Majority 6,347 38.3 +11.7
Turnout 16,547 35.4 -5.1
Labour hold Swing

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1999 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Shettleston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank McAveety 11,078 53.95 N/A
SNP Jim Byrne 5,611 27.3 N/A
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 1,640 7.9 N/A
Conservative Colin Bain 1,260 6.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Laurence Clarke 943 4.6 N/A
Majority 5,467 26.6 N/A
Turnout 20,532 42.8 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also

Notes

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