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Langside (Ward 7) is one of the 23 wards of Glasgow City Council. On its creation in 2007 and in 2012 it returned three council members, using the single transferable vote system. For the 2017 Glasgow City Council election, the boundaries were changed, the ward increased in size and returned four members.

Langside
Old Victoria Infirmary - geograph.org.uk - 1098285.jpg
Battlefield Rest in the Langside ward
Area4.67 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Population29,060 (2017)[1]
• Density6,222.6/km2 (16,116/sq mi)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG41, G42, G43, G44
Dialling code0141
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FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
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Langside Ward (2017) within Glasgow

BoundariesEdit

The ward is situated on the south side of Glasgow. As well as Langside itself, it also includes Battlefield, Mount Florida (including Hampden Park and the New Victoria Hospital), the northern parts of King's Park and Cathcart and the eastern part of Shawlands. The 2017 expansion took in Toryglen from the Southside Central ward and a few streets on the north side of the Cathcart Circle Line railway which had previously been in Newlands/Auldburn when the boundary was the White Cart Water.

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

  • 89.4% White Scottish / British / Irish / Other
  • 6.5% Asian (Mainly Pakistani)
  • 1.3% Black (Mainly African)
  • 0.9% Mixed / Other Ethnic Group

Election ResultsEdit

2007Edit

2012Edit

Result based on original count

RecountEdit

It was announced by Glasgow City Council on Thursday 10 May 2012 that Box 139, containing approximately 385 papers, was not counted in the vote despite them being registered and scanned. Permission was obtained from Glasgow Sheriff Court to examine the ballots and rerun the calculation. The two highest scoring candidates were mathematically assured of their place, however the third candidate, Liam Hainey, could have had his election overturned.[3] After the ballots were rescanned on 16 May 2012 and the result recalculated, he retained his seat.[4]

2015 By-electionEdit

  • On 14 May 2015 Langside Scottish Green Party Cllr Liam Hainey resigned his seat for family and health reasons. [1] A by-election was held on 6 August 2015 and was won by the SNP's Anna Richardson.
Langside By-election (6 August 2015) - 1 Seat[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2
SNP Anna Richardson 49.9% 2134 2,143
Labour Eileen Dinning 21.8% 932 945
Scottish Green Robert Pollock 13.5% 579 598
Conservative Kyle Thornton 8.9% 379 379
Liberal Democrats Will Millinship 2.9% 125 125
UKIP Cailean Mongan 1.5% 65 66
TUSC Ian Leech 1.4% 62  
Electorate: 20,938   Valid: 4,276   Spoilt: 27   Quota: 2,139   Turnout: 4,303 (21.7%)

2017Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ City Ward Factsheets 2017: Ward 7 - Langside, Glasgow City Council
  2. ^ Teale, Andrew (27 December 2008). "Local Election Results 2007 (Glasgow)" (PDF). Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/News/Langside+Ward+mistake.htm
  4. ^ Recount upholds election outcome, Glasgow Evening Times, 17-05-2012, Accessed 17-05-2012
  5. ^ https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=30002&p=0