Glasgow Anniesland (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Anniesland 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, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the Glasgow electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

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Electoral region

The other nine constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Baillieston, Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Rutherglen, Glasgow Shettleston and Glasgow Springburn.

The region covers the Glasgow City council area and a north-western portion of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries

The Glasgow Anniesland 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, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.

The current Holyrood constituency is entirely within the Glasgow City council area, on the area's north-western boundary. It is west of the Maryhill constituency and north of the Kelvin constituency, which are also entirely within the city area.[1]

Boundary review

Following their First Periodic review of constituencies to the Scottish Parliament the Boundary Commission for Scotland has recommended alterations to the existing Anniesland constituency boundaries.

The electoral wards used to create the newly formed Anniesland are Garscadden / Scotstounhill, Drumchapel / Anniesland, and part of Partick West, which is shared with neighbouring Kelvin.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Donald Dewar Labour
2000 Bill Butler
2003
2007

Election results

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Bill Butler 10,483 47.4 +1.60
Bill Kidd 6,177 27.9 +10.34
Bill Aitken 3,154 14.2 +3.60
Danica Gilland 2,325 10.5 +0.01
Majority 4,306 19.3
Rejected Ballots 1,766 3.6
Turnout 22,139 45.8 +2.2
hold Swing -4.4
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Bill Butler 10,141 45.75 −13.06
Bill Kidd 3,186 17.56 −2.67
Cllr William Aitken 3.032 10.65 −0.81
Charlie McCarthy 2,620 11.82 +8.31
Iain Brown 2,330 10.51 +4.18
Majority 6,253 28.21 −9.79
Turnout 22,165 43.64 −8.74
hold Swing
Scottish Parliament by-election, 2000: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Bill Butler 9.838 48.68 −10.13
Tom Chalmers 4,462 22.08 +1.87
Kate Pickering 2,138 10.58 −0.07
Rosie Kane 1,429 7.07 +2.56
Judith Fryer 1,384 6.85 +0.52
Alistair Whitelaw 662 3.28 N/A
Murdo Ritchie 298 1.47 +0.98
Majority 5,376 26.60 −12.00
hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Donald Dewar 16,749 58.81
Kaukab Stewart 5,756 20.21
Bill Aitken 3,186 14.37
Iain Brown 1,804 6.33
Ann Lynch 1,000 3.51
Edward Boyd 139 0.49
Majority 10,993 38.60 −6.13

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See also

Preceded by
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Constituency represented by the First Minister
1999 - 2000
Succeeded by
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