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Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn 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.

Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
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Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
MSPBob Doris
Council areaGlasgow City

The constituency was created in 2011 from a merger of parts of the Glasgow Maryhill, Glasgow Springburn and a small part of the Glasgow Anniesland constituencies. The parts of Glasgow Anniesland were Kelvindale and Kelvinside, that had previously been in Glasgow Hillhead before 1997.


Electoral regionEdit

Constituency boundariesEdit

Following their First Periodic review into constituencies to the Scottish Parliament in time for the 2011 election, the Boundary Commission for Scotland recommended the effective merger of the Glasgow Springburn and Glasgow Maryhill constituencies.

The electoral wards used in its creation are:

Member of the Scottish ParliamentEdit

As Glasgow Maryhill

Election Member Party
1999 Patricia Ferguson Labour

As Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn

Election Member Party
2011 Patricia Ferguson Labour
2016 Bob Doris SNP
N.B. Paul Martin was the MSP for Glasgow Springburn from 1999-2011. Following the merger of the Maryhill and Springburn constituencies, Maryhill MSP Patricia Ferguson was selected as Labour candidate for the merged constituency, while Paul Martin stood in the newly created constituency of Glasgow Provan.

Election resultsEdit

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Bob Doris 13,109 55.5 +13.7
Labour Patricia Ferguson 7,507 31.8 −16.3
Conservative John Anderson 2,305 9.8 +3.8
Liberal Democrats James Harrison 691 2.9 −1.1
Majority 5,602 23.7
Turnout 23,612 44.27 +8.3
SNP gain from Labour Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2016 Notional Result: Glasgow Maryhill & Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP 11,296 47.4
Labour 6,055 25.4
Conservative 2,305 9.6
Scottish Green 1,903 7.9
Liberal Democrats 438 1.8
Majority 5,241 22
Turnout 23,803 44.37
SNP gain from Labour Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Ferguson 9,884 48.1 -1.1
SNP Bob Doris 8,592 41.8 +9.8
Conservative Stephanie Murray 1,222 6.0 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Sophie Bridger 833 4.1 -6.5
Majority 1,292 6.3
Turnout 20,531 36.0
Labour hold Swing -5.4

Liberal Democrats gained under 5% of the poll and thus lost their deposit

Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Glasgow Maryhill & Springburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 9,979 49.2
SNP 6,501 32.1
Liberal Democrats 2,132 10.5
Conservative 1,500 7.4
Others 160 0.8
Majority 3,478 17.2
Labour hold Swing

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Candidates Glasgow City Council