Rutherglen (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Rutherglen 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.

Rutherglen
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Rutherglen shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created2011
PartyScottish National Party
MSPClare Haughey
Council areaSouth Lanarkshire

Originally called Glasgow Rutherglen, in 2011 the boundaries were redrawn and the new constituency renamed simply Rutherglen.

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 Shettleston and Glasgow Southside.

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

Constituency boundaries and council areas

The newly redrawn seat of Rutherglen consists of the following electoral wards:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
2011 James Kelly Labour
2016 Clare Haughey SNP

Election results

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Rutherglen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Clare Haughey 15,222 46.2 +6.7
Labour James Kelly 11,479 34.8 -11.2
Conservative Taylor Muir 3,718 11.3 +3.5
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 2,533 7.7 +3.4
Majority 3,743 11.4
Turnout 32,952 54.3 +6.6
SNP gain from Labour Swing
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Rutherglen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Kelly 12,489 46.1 N/A
SNP James McGuigan 10,710 39.5 N/A
Conservative Martyn McIntyre 2,096 7.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Lisa Strachan 1,194 4.4 N/A
Independent Caroline Johnstone 633 2.3 N/A
Majority 1,779 6.6 N/A
Turnout 27,122 47.7 N/A
Labour win (new boundaries)
2007 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Rutherglen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Kelly 10,237 42.2 -3.6
SNP Margaret Park 5,857 24.2 +9.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 5,516 22.7 +3.6
Conservative Christina Harcus 2,094 8.6 -2.0
Scottish Christian Tom Greig 548 2.3 +2.3
Majority 4,380 18.1
Turnout 24,252 48.5 +0.9
Labour hold Swing -6.5
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Rutherglen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janis Hughes 10,794 45.8 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 4,491 19.1 -0.9
SNP Anne McLaughlin 3,517 14.9 -6.3
Conservative Gavin Brown 2,499 10.6 +2.6
Scottish Socialist Bill Bonnar 2,259 9.6 +6.7
Majority 6,303 26.8 +1.7
Turnout 23,560 47.6
Labour hold Swing -0.5
1999 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Rutherglen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janis Hughes 13,442 46.3 N/A
SNP Tom Chalmers 6,155 21.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Robert Brown 5,798 20.0 N/A
Conservative Iain Stewart 2,315 8.0 N/A
Scottish Socialist Bill Bonnar 832 2.9 N/A
Socialist Labour James Nisbet 481 1.7 N/A
Majority 7,287 25.1 N/A
Turnout 15,583 56.4 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

References

    See also


    This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.