Renfrewshire North and West (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Renfrewshire North and West is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the West Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Renfrewshire North and West
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Renfrewshire North and West shown within the West Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created2011
PartyScottish National Party
MSPDerek Mackay
Council areaRenfrewshire
Inverclyde
Created fromWest Renfrewshire

Constituency boundaries and council area

Renfrewshire is represented in the Scottish Parliament by three constituencies: Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West and Renfrewshire South.

The Renfrewshire North and West constituency uses the following electoral wards:

Electoral region

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

Member of the Scottish Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
2011 constituency created from: West Renfrewshire
Derek Mackay SNP

Elections

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Renfrewshire North and West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Derek Mackay 14,718 47.8 +5.9
Conservative David Wilson 7,345 23.8 +3.8
Labour Mary Fee 7,244 23.5 -12.7
Liberal Democrats Rod Ackland 888 2.9 +0.9
TUSC Jim Halfpenny 414 1.3 N/A
Independent Peter Morton 198 0.6 N/A
Majority 7,373 24.0 +18.3
Turnout 30,807 60.9 +5.2
SNP hold Swing
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Renfrewshire North and West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Derek Mackay 11,510 41.9 N/A
Labour Stuart Clark 9,946 36.2 N/A
Conservative Annabel Goldie 5,489 20.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andrew Page 550 2.0 N/A
Majority 1,564 5.7 N/A
Turnout 27,495 55.7 N/A
SNP win (new seat)

Notes and references

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