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Glasgow Pollok (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Pollok is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. 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 Pollok
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow Pollok (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Glasgow Pollok shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPHumza Yousaf
Council areaGlasgow City

Electoral regionEdit

Constituency boundariesEdit

The Glasgow Pollok 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, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.

Boundary reviewEdit

Following its First Periodic review into Scottish Parliament constituencies, a newly shaped Kelvin was formed in time for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election. The Glasgow City Council electoral wards used in the creation of the new Glasgow Pollok seat are:

Member of the Scottish ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1999 Johann Lamont Labour
2016 Humza Yousaf SNP

Election resultsEdit

Scottish Parliament Election 2016: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Humza Yousaf 15,316 54.8 +10.1
Labour Johann Lamont 8,834 31.6 −15.8
Conservative Thomas Haddow 2,653 9.5 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Isobel Nelson 585 2.1 +0.0
TUSC Ian Leech 555 2.0 N/A
Majority 6,482 23.2 +20.5
Turnout 27,943 45.78
SNP gain from Labour Swing +12.5
Scottish Parliament Election 2011: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Johann Lamont 10,875 47.5 N/A
SNP Chris Stephens 10,252 44.7 N/A
Conservative Andrew Morrison 1,298 5.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 490 2.1 N/A
Majority 623 2.7
Turnout 22,915 39
Labour win (new boundaries)
Scottish Parliament Election 2007: Glasgow Pollok [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Johann Lamont 10,456 53.86 +10.42
SNP Chris Stephens 6,063 31.23 +12.11
Conservative Gerald Michaluk 1,460 7.52 +2.82
Liberal Democrats Christine Gilmore 1,436 7.40 +2.93
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament Election 2003: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Johann Lamont 9,357 43.4 -0.3
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 6,016 27.9 +6.4
SNP Kenny Gibson 4,118 19.1 -6.8
Conservative Ashraf Anjum 1,012 4.7 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 962 4.5 +0.9
PE Robert Ray 73 0.3 +0.3
Majority 3,341 15.5 -2.3
Turnout 21,538 45.7
Labour hold Swing -0.3
Scottish Parliament Election 1999: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Johann Lamont 11,405 43.7 N/A
SNP Kenny Gibson 6,763 25.9 N/A
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 5,611 21.5 N/A
Conservative Rory O'Brien 1,370 5.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats James King 931 3.6 N/A
Majority 4,642 17.8 N/A
Turnout 26,080 52.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Candidates Glasgow City Council
  2. ^ Candidates Glasgow City Council
  3. ^ Sub-constituency election results for the 2007 Scottish Parliament elections - data Archived 6 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine- Scotland Office, 30 April 2008 (retrieved 5.04.11)

See alsoEdit