West of Scotland (Scottish Parliament Electoral Region)
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West of Scotland Scottish Parliament Electoral Region

West of Scotland was one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament that were created in 1999. Nine of the Parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies were sub-divisions of the region and it elected seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elected a total of 16 MSPs.

The West of Scotland region shared boundaries with the Central Scotland, Glasgow, Highlands and Islands, and Mid Scotland and Fife regions.

Following the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries it was eventually replaced by the West Scotland region.

Constituencies and local government areas

In terms of first past the post constituencies the region covered:

Map Constituency
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  1. Clydebank and Milngavie
    covers the eastern portion of the West Dunbartonshire council area and a western portion of the East Dunbartonshire council area.
  2. Cunninghame North
    covers a north-western portion of the Ayrshire North council area.
  3. Dumbarton
    covers a western portion of the West Dunbartonshire council area and a south-eastern portion of the Argyll and Bute council area.
  4. Eastwood
    covers the East Renfrewshire council area.
  5. Greenock and Inverclyde
    covers a western portion of the Inverclyde council area.
  6. Paisley North
    covers an eastern portion of the Renfrewshire council area.
  7. Paisley South
    covers a south eastern portion of the Renfrewshire council area.
  8. Strathkelvin and Bearsden
    covers the majority of the East Dunbartonshire council area.
  9. West Renfrewshire
    covers a western portion of the Renfrewshire council area and an eastern portion of the Inverclyde council area.

The constituencies were created in 1999 with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in at that time. Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005.[1]

In terms of local government areas the region covered:

Boundary changes

The Boundary Commission recommended changes to the electoral regions used to elect "list" members of the Scottish Parliament. The "West Scotland" region consists of the constituencies of Clydebank and Milngavie; Cunninghame North; Cunninghame South; Dumbarton; Eastwood; Greenock and Inverclyde; Paisley; Renfrewshire North and West; Renfrewshire South; and Starthkelvin and Bearsden. These were newly formed constituencies.

Members of the Scottish Parliament

Constituency MSPs

Regional List MSPs

N.B. This table is for presentation purposes only

Election results

2007 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

Additional member results

2007 Scottish Parliament election: West of Scotland
Party Elected candidates Seats +/- Votes % +/-%
Labour 0 0 91,725 34.2% -1.6%
SNP Stewart Maxwell
Gil Paterson
Bill Wilson
Stuart McMillan
4 +1 75,953 28.3% +8.7%
Conservative Annabel Goldie
Jackson Carlaw
2 ±0 40,637 15.2% -0.5%
Liberal Democrats Ross Finnie 1 ±0 22,515 8.4% -3.9%
Scottish Green 0 0 8,152 3.0% -2.6%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 5,231 2.0% -0.8%
Solidarity 0 0 4,774 1.8% N/A
Scottish Christian 0 0 3,729 1.4% N/A
BNP 0 0 3,241 1.2% N/A
Christian Peoples Alliance 0 0 3,027 1.1% N/A
Save NHS Group 0 0 2,682 1.0% N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 -1 1,716 0.6% -6.6%
Socialist Labour 0 0 1,557 0.6% -0.6%
Scottish Unionist 0 0 1,245 0.5% -0.2%
UKIP 0 0 888 0.3% -0.3%
Scottish Voice 0 0 522 0.2% N/A
Scottish Jacobite Party 0 0 446 0.2% N/A
Socialist Equality Party (UK) 0 0 139 0.0% N/A

2003 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:[2]

Constituency results

Additional member results

2003 Scottish Parliament election: West of Scotland
Party Elected candidates Seats +/- Votes % +/-%
Labour 0 0 83,931 32.6% -5.9%
SNP Campbell Martin
Bruce McFee
Stewart Maxwell
3 -1 50,387 19.6% -6.3%
Conservative Annabel Goldie
Murray Tosh
2 ±0 40,261 15.7% -
Liberal Democrats Ross Finnie 1 ±0 31,580 12.3% +1.3%
Scottish Socialist Frances Curran 1 +1 18,591 7.2% +5.3
Scottish Green 0 0 14,544 5.7% +3.1%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 7,100 2.8% N/A
ProLife Party 0 0 3,674 1.40% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 0 3,155 1.2% -0.2%
UKIP 0 0 1,662 0.6% N/A
Scottish Unionist 0 0 1,617 0.6% -
Scottish People's 0 0 674 0.3% N/A

1999 Scottish Parliament election

In the 1999 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

Changes:

Additional member results

1999 Scottish Parliament election: West of Scotland
Party Elected candidates Seats +/- Votes % +/-%
Labour 0 N/A 119,663 38.5% N/A
SNP Colin Campbell
Kay Ullrich
Lloyd Quinan
Fiona McLeod
4 N/A 80,417 25.9% N/A
Conservative Annabel Goldie
John Young
2 N/A 48,666 15.7% N/A
Liberal Democrats Ross Finnie 1 N/A 34,095 11.0% N/A
Scottish Green 0 N/A 8,174 2.6% N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 N/A 5,944 1.9% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 N/A 4,472 1.4% N/A
ProLife Alliance 0 N/A 3,227 1.0% N/A
Independent 0 N/A 2,761 0.9% N/A
Scottish Unionist 0 N/A 1,840 0.6% N/A
Natural Law Party 0 N/A 589 0.2% N/A
Independent 0 N/A 565 0.2% N/A

Footnotes

  1. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland
  2. ^ "Scottish Parliament election: West of Scotland". BBC News. Retrieved 2016.

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