Rutherglen (Scottish Parliament constituency)
Rutherglen 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. Also, 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.
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Council area||South Lanarkshire|
Originally called Glasgow Rutherglen, in 2011 the boundaries were redrawn and the new constituency renamed simply Rutherglen.
The other eight constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Provan, Glasgow Shettleston and Glasgow Southside.
Constituency boundaries and council areasEdit
The newly redrawn seat of Rutherglen consists of the following electoral wards:
Member of the Scottish ParliamentEdit
|Labour Co-op||James Kelly||11,479||34.8||-11.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Robert Brown||2,533||7.7||+3.3|
|SNP gain from Labour Co-op||Swing|
|Labour Co-op||James Kelly||12,489||46.1||+1.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Lisa Strachan||1,194||4.4||-14.8|
|Labour Co-op win (new boundaries)|
- Previous elections: See Glasgow Rutherglen.
- Boundary changes create new Rutherglen seat, but area remains in Glasgow region, Daily Record, 2 June 2010