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Glasgow Baillieston (UK Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Baillieston was a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Glasgow Baillieston
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandCity of Glasgow
19972005
Number of membersOne
Replaced byGlasgow East
Created fromGlasgow Shettleston
Glasgow Provan

Created for the 1997 general election, it took 54% of its voters from the previous Glasgow Shettleston constituency and 46% from the Glasgow Provan constituency. It included the areas of Easterhouse, Carmyle, Swinton, Baillieston, Garrowhill, Barlanark, Queenslie, Greenfield, and Garthamlock.[1]

In 1997, the addition of much of the Shettleston constituency increased the notional majority of the previous Provan MP, Jimmy Wray, to 14,165 (40.7%) over the SNP.

The seat was succeeded by Glasgow East in 2005.

BoundariesEdit

The City of Glasgow District electoral divisions of Baillieston/Mount Vernon, Garthamlock/Easterhouse, and Greenfield/Barlanark.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member [2] Party
1997 Jimmy Wray Labour
2005 constituency abolished

Election resultsEdit

Elections of the 2000sEdit

General election 2001: Glasgow Baillieston[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Wray 14,200 61.0 −4.6
SNP Lachlan McNeill 4,361 18.7 −0.4
Conservative David Comrie 1,580 6.8 −1.0
Scottish Socialist Jim McVicar 1,569 6.7 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Charles Dundas 1,551 6.7 +2.8
Majority 9,839 42.3 −3.3
Turnout 23,261 47.2 −15.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Glasgow Baillieston[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Wray 20,925 65.7 N/A
SNP Patsy J. Thomson 6,085 19.1 N/A
Conservative Malcolm G. Kelly 2,468 7.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sheila J. Rainger 1,217 3.8 N/A
Scottish Socialist Jim McVicar 970 3.0 N/A
Referendum John McClafferty 188 0.6 N/A
Majority 14,840 46.6 N/A
Turnout 31,853 62.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Housing the key to city's eastern fringe, The Herald, 29 March 1997
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)
  3. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b Vote 2001: Results & Constituencies: Glasgow Baillieston, BBC News
  5. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.