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Glasgow Southside (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Not to be confused with the Westminster constituency Glasgow South

Glasgow Southside 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. 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. It is currently the constituency of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Glasgow Southside
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
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Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Glasgow Southside shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
PartyScottish National Party
MSPNicola Sturgeon
Council areaGlasgow City


Electoral regionEdit

Constituency boundaries and council areasEdit

The electoral wards used in the creation of Southside are:

Member of the Scottish ParliamentEdit

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, represented the constituency since its creation in 2011 election. She was previously an MSP for the Glasgow regional list from 1999 to 2007, and Glasgow Govan between 2007 and 2011 due to the abolition of that constituency.

Election Member Party
2011 Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party


2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Southside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Nicola Sturgeon 15,287 61.4 +7.0
Labour Fariha Thomas 5,694 22.9 -12.3
Conservative Graham Hutchison 3,100 12.4 +4.7
Liberal Democrats Kevin Lewsey 822 3.3 +0.6
Majority 9,593 38.5 +19.3
Turnout 24,903 47.8 +4.7
SNP hold Swing +9.7
Scottish Parliament election, 2016 Notional Result: Glasgow Southside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP 11,393 45.1
Labour 5,002 19.8
Scottish Green 3,444 13.6
Conservative 2,935 11.6
Liberal Democrats 516 2.04
Turnout 25.220 48.37
SNP gain from Labour Swing
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Southside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Nicola Sturgeon 12,306 54.4 N/A
Labour Stephen Curran 7,957 35.2 N/A
Conservative David Meikle 1,733 7.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Kenn Elder 612 2.7 N/A
Majority 4,349 19.2
Turnout 22,608 43.1
SNP win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

Preceded by
Aberdeenshire East
Constituency represented by the First Minister
2014 – Present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Glasgow Govan
Constituency represented by the
Deputy First Minister of Scotland

Succeeded by
Perthshire North


  1. ^ Candidates Glasgow City Council