Glasgow Anniesland (UK Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Anniesland was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1997 until 2005, when it was replaced by the larger Glasgow North West, with the exception of Kelvindale which joined Glasgow North.

Glasgow Anniesland
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandCity of Glasgow
19972005
Number of membersOne
Replaced byGlasgow North West
Glasgow North
Created fromGlasgow Garscadden

It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system, and was represented by Donald Dewar until his death in 2000.

BoundariesEdit

The City of Glasgow District electoral divisions of Drumchapel/Blairdardie, Jordanhill/Kelvindale, and Yoker/Knightswood.

Anniesland was situated on the north western outskirts of the city of Glasgow, stretching from Drumchapel on the boundaries with Clydebank to the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow’s West End.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party Notes
1997 Donald Dewar Labour First Minister of Scotland 1999-2000. Died October 2000
2000 by-election John Robertson Labour
2005 constituency abolished

ElectionsEdit

Elections of the 2000sEdit

General election 2001: Glasgow Anniesland[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Robertson 15,102 56.5 −5.3
SNP Grant Thoms 4,048 15.1 −2.0
Liberal Democrats Christopher McGinty 3,244 12.1 +4.9
Conservative Stewart Connell 2,651 9.9 −1.6
Scottish Socialist Charlie McCarthy 1,486 5.6 N/A
Socialist Labour Katherine McGavigan 191 0.7 N/A
Majority 11,054 41.4 -3.3
Turnout 26,722 50.1 −13.7
Labour hold Swing −1.7
By-election 2000: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Robertson 10,359 51.7 −10.1
SNP Grant Thoms 4,202 21.0 +3.9
Conservative Dorothy A. Luckhurst 2,188 10.9 −0.6
Liberal Democrats Christopher McGinty 1,630 8.1 +0.9
Scottish Socialist Charlie McCarthy 1,441 7.2 +6.5
Independent William Lyden 212 1.1 N/A
Majority 6,337 31.3
Turnout 20,212 38.4 N/A
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Glasgow Anniesland[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Dewar 20,951 61.8 N/A
SNP Bill Wilson 5,797 17.1 N/A
Conservative Robert A.P. Brocklehurst 3,881 11.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Christopher McGinty 2,453 7.2 N/A
ProLife Alliance Akhtar Majid 374 1.1 N/A
Scottish Socialist Bill Bonnar 229 0.7 N/A
UKIP Alan H. Milligan 86 0.3 N/A
Referendum Gillian McKay 84 0.2 N/A
Natural Law Thomas J. Pringle 24 0.1 N/A
Majority 15,154 44.7 N/A
Turnout 33,879 63.8 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.