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West Renfrewshire (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 55°50′57″N 4°34′13″W / 55.849108°N 4.570312°W / 55.849108; -4.570312

West Renfrewshire
Former county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
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West Renfrewshire shown within the West of Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Former constituency
Council areaInverclyde

West Renfrewshire was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the West of Scotland electoral region, which elected seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, West Renfrewshire was abolished. Two new seats were created; Renfrewshire North and West, and Renfrewshire South


Electoral regionEdit

Constituency boundariesEdit

The West Renfrewshire constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency was divided between new constituencies.[1]

Council areasEdit

The Holyrood constituency covers a western portion of the Renfrewshire council area and an eastern portion of the Inverclyde council area.

The rest of the Renfrewshire area is covered by the Paisley North, Paisley South and Glasgow Govan constituencies. Glasgow Govan is in the Glasgow electoral region.

The Greenock and Inverclyde constituency covers the rest of the Inverclyde area.

Member of the Scottish ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1999 Trish Godman Labour

Election resultsEdit

2007 Scottish Parliament election: West Renfrewshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Trish Godman 10,467 35.9 +1.7
Conservative Annabel Goldie 8,289 28.5 +4.2
SNP Bill Wilson 8,167 28.0 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Simon Hutton 2,206 7.6 -2.7
Majority 2,178 7.5 -1.3
Turnout 29,129 58.3 +2.8
Labour hold Swing
2003 Scottish Parliament election: West Renfrewshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Trish Godman 9,671 34.17 -3.17
SNP Bruce McFee 7,179 25.37 -3.67
Conservative Annabel Goldie 6,867 24.26 +2.98
Liberal Democrats Alison King 2,902 10.25 +2.44
Scottish Socialist Gerry MaCartney 1,683 5.95 +5.95
Majority 2,492 8.81 +0.31
Turnout 28,302 55.53 -9.36
Labour hold Swing +0.25%
1999 Scottish Parliament election: West Renfrewshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Trish Godman 12,708 37.34 N/A
SNP Colin Campbell 9,815 28.84 N/A
Conservative Annabel Goldie 7,243 21.28 N/A
Liberal Democrats Neal Ascherson 2,659 7.81 N/A
Independent Allan McGraw 1,136 3.34 N/A
Socialist Workers Patrick Clark 476 1.40 N/A
Majority 2,893 8.50 N/A

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