Dundee City West (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Dundee City West is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the North East Scotland 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.

Dundee City West
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Dundee City West shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
PartyScottish National Party
MSPJoe FitzPatrick
Council areaDundee City
Created fromDundee West

Electoral region

The other nine constituencies of the North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast and Dundee City East.

The region covers all of the Aberdeen City council area, the Aberdeenshire council area, the Angus council area, the Dundee City council area and part of the Moray council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

The Dundee West 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 boundaries of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency were subject to some alteration.

Dundee City is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Dundee City East and Dundee City West.

From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the redrawn and renamed Dundee City West constituency consists of the following electoral wards:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

2011 Joe FitzPatrick Scottish National Party

Election results

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Dundee City West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Joe Fitzpatrick 16,070 57.8 +0.2
Labour Jenny Marra 7,242 26.1 -5.3
Conservative Nicola Ross 2,826 10.2 +3.6
Liberal Democrats Daniel Coleman 1,008 3.6 -0.7
TUSC Jim McFarlane 642 2.3 New
Majority 8,828 31.7 +5.5
Turnout 26,780
SNP hold Swing +2.8
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Dundee City West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Joe FitzPatrick 14,089 57.6 N/A
Labour Richard McCready 7,684 31.4 N/A
Conservative Colin Stewart 1,625 6.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Allison Burns 1,063 4.3 N/A
Majority 6,405 26.2 N/A
Turnout 24,461 45.8 N/A
SNP win (new seat)

See also