Pollokshields (ward)

Pollokshields (Ward 6) 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.[2] For the 2017 Glasgow City Council election, the boundaries were changed, the ward increased in size and returned four members.

Pollokshields
Nithsdale Drive at Nithsdale Street - geograph.org.uk - 1657938.jpg
Tenements on the corner of Nithsdale Road and Nithsdale Drive in the Pollokshields ward.
Area6.29 km2 (2.43 sq mi)
Population27,983 (2015)[1]
• Density4,448.8/km2 (11,522/sq mi)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG41, G43, G51
Dialling code0141
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
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Pollokshields Ward (2017) within Glasgow

BoundariesEdit

Located on the South Side of Glasgow, the ward includes Pollokshields itself as well as Crossmyloof, Strathbungo and the western part of Shawlands. The 2017 expansion took in Bellahouston, Craigton and Dumbreck from the Govan ward.

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

  • 69.3% White Scottish / British / Irish / Other
  • 26.9% Asian (Mainly Pakistani)
  • 2% Black (Mainly African)
  • 1.6% Mixed / Other Ethnic Group

This makes it one of the most ethnically diverse wards in Glasgow.

CouncillorsEdit

Election Councillors
2007 David Meikle
(Conservative)
Irfav Rabbani
(Labour)
Khalil-ur Rahman Malik
(SNP)
2012 Hanif Raja
(Labour)
Norman MacLeod
(SNP)
2017

Election ResultsEdit

2007Edit

2012Edit

2017Edit

* = Sitting Councillor for Govan Ward.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ City Ward Factsheets 2017: Ward 6 - Pollokshields, Glasgow City Council
  2. ^ Teale, Andrew (27 December 2008). "Local Election Results 2007 (Glasgow)" (PDF). Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 4 May 2012.

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