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Govan (Ward 5) is one of the 23 wards of Glasgow City Council. Since its creation in 2007 it has returned four council members, using the single transferable vote system.[2] The ward's size became smaller for the 2017 Glasgow City Council election, but it continued to return four councillors.

Govan
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Aerial view over Pacific Quay and Cessnock in the Govan ward (2011)
Area8.26 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Population26,769 (2015) [1]
• Density3,240.8/km2 (8,394/sq mi)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG51, G5
Dialling code0141
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
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Govan Ward (2017) within Glasgow

BoundariesEdit

Located south of the River Clyde, as well as central Govan (once a separate burgh which includes the neighbourhoods of Drumoyne, Ibrox, Linthouse and Plantation) the ward also includes the areas of Shieldhall, Cessnock, Kinning Park, Kingston and Tradeston. The boundaries were changed in 2017, with the Bellahouston, Craigton and Dumbreck neighbourhoods south of the Inverclyde Line railway being reassigned to the Pollokshields ward.

The ethnic makeup of the Govan ward using the 2011 census population statistics was:

  • 84.1% White Scottish / British / Irish / Other
  • 10.9% Asian (mainly Pakistani)
  • 3.8% Black (mainly African)
  • 1.1% Mixed / Other Ethnic Group

Election ResultsEdit

2007Edit