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Dundee West (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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

Dundee West
Former burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
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Dundee West shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Former constituency
Council areaDundee City (part)
Replaced byDundee City West

From the Scottish Parliament election, 2011, Dundee West was redrawn and renamed Dundee City West


Electoral regionEdit

Constituency boundariesEdit

The Dundee West 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, the boundaries of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency were subject to some alteration.

Renamed Dundee City West for the 2011 elections, the electoral wards used in the newly shaped constituency are:

  • In full: Strathmartine; Lochee; West End
  • In part: Coldside; Maryfield; North East

Council areaEdit

The Holyrood constituency is within the Dundee City council area, which is divided between three North East Scotland constituencies. Dundee West and Dundee East are within the city area. The Angus constituency covers north-eastern and north-western areas of the city, as well as a southern portion of the Angus council area and a small eastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area.

Member of the Scottish ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1999 Kate Maclean Labour
2007 Joe FitzPatrick Scottish National Party
2011 constituency abolished: see Dundee City West

Election resultsEdit

These results are for Dundee West. For candidates and results from 2011, see Dundee City West (Scottish Parliament constituency)

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Dundee West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Joe FitzPatrick 10,955 45.1 +16.4
Labour Jill Shimi 9,009 37.1 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Charlton 2,517 10.4 +2.9
Conservative Belinda Don 1,787 7.4 +1.9
Majority 1946 8.0
Turnout 24,268 48.8 +0.2
Rejected ballots 978
SNP gain from Labour Swing 6.1
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Dundee West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate MacLean 8,234 32.93 - 4.64
SNP Irene McGugan 7,168 28.67 - 8.48
Independent Ian Borthwick 4,715 18.86 N/A
Liberal Democrats Shona Ferrier 1,878 7.51 - 2.80
Scottish Socialist Jim McFarlane 1,501 6.00 + 2.53
Conservative Victoria Roberts 1,376 5.50 - 6.00
Scottish Peoples Alliance Morag MacLechan 131 0.52 N/A
Majority 1,066 4.26 + 3.84
Turnout 25,003 48.66 - 3.53
Labour hold Swing
1999 Scottish Parliament election:Dundee West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate MacLean 10,925 37.57 N/A
SNP Calum Cashley 10,804 37.15 N/A
Conservative Gordon Buchan 3,345 11.50 N/A
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Dick 2,998 10.31 N/A
Scottish Socialist Jim McFarlane 1,010 3.47 N/A
Majority 121 0.42 N/A
Turnout 29,082
Labour win (new seat)

See alsoEdit