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 nine constituencies in the Glasgow electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Glasgow Anniesland
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow Anniesland shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population75,114 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPBill Kidd
Council areaGlasgow City

Electoral region


The other eight constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Provan, Glasgow Shettleston, Glasgow Southside and Rutherglen.

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.

Boundary review

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

The electoral wards used to create the newly formed Anniesland are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament


ElectionMemberParty
1999 Donald Dewar Labour
2000 Bill Butler
2011 Bill Kidd SNP

Election results


2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Anniesland[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Bill Kidd[lower-alpha 1] 17,501 52.8 1.1 13,904 41.74
Labour Co-op Eva Murray[lower-alpha 2] 10,913 32.9 2.4 8,167 24.52
Conservative Ade Aibinu 3,688 11.1 2.9 4,618 13.86
Green 3,691 11.08
Liberal Democrats Mark Simons 1,063 3.2 0.6 903 2.71
Alba 634 1.90
All for Unity 280 0.84
Independent Green Voice 242 0.73
Scottish Family 218 0.65
Women's Equality 115 0.35
Freedom Alliance 103 0.31
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 82 0.25
Libertarian 62 0.19
Reform UK 61 0.18
Communist 52 0.16
TUSC 47 0.14
UKIP 40 0.12
Independent Craig Ross 27 0.08
SDP 19 0.06
Independent Daniel Donaldson 16 0.05
Renew 16 0.05
Reclaim 15 0.05
Notes
  1. Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. Murray will stand on a joint ticket on behalf of Scottish Labour and the Scottish Co-operative Party. The regional list vote is for Scottish Labour only.

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Anniesland[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Bill Kidd[lower-alpha 1] 15,007 51.7 8.5 12,548 43.0
Labour Bill Butler 8,854 30.5 12.7 7,079 24.3
Conservative Adam Tomkins 4,057 14.0 5.6 4,107 14.1
Liberal Democrats James Speirs 1,098 3.8 0.4 748 2.6
Green 2,778 9.5
UKIP 523 1.8
A Better Britain – Unionist Party 279 1.0
Solidarity 265 0.9
Women's Equality 233 0.8
Scottish Christian 230 0.8
Animal Welfare 191 0.7
RISE 172 0.6
Independent Andrew McCullagh 29 0.1
Majority 6,153 21.2 21.2
Turnout 29,016 50.1 7.4 29,182 50.4
SNP hold Swing 10.4
Notes
  1. Incumbent member for this constituency

[8]

2011 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes %
SNP Bill Kidd 10,329 43.19
Labour Bill Butler 10,322 43.16
Conservative Matthew Smith 2,011 8.4
Liberal Democrats Paul McGarry 1,000 4.2
Communist Marc Livingstone 256 1.1
Majority 7 0.03
Turnout 23,918 42.7
SNP win (new boundaries)

2000s

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 10,483 47.4 +1.7
SNP Bill Kidd 6,177 27.9 +10.3
Conservative Bill Aitken 3,154 14.2 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Danica Gilland 2,325 10.5 ±0.0
Majority 4,306 19.5 -8.6
Rejected ballots 1,766 3.6
Turnout 22,139 45.8 +2.2
Labour hold Swing -4.4
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 10,141 45.7 −13.1
SNP Bill Kidd 3,186 17.6 −2.7
Conservative William Aitken 3,032 13.7 +3.1
Scottish Socialist Charlie McCarthy 2,620 11.8 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Iain Brown 2,330 10.5 +4.2
Majority 6,253 28.1 −10.5
Turnout 22,165 43.6 −8.3
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament by-election, 2000: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 9,838 48.7 −10.1
SNP Tom Chalmers 4,462 22.1 +1.9
Conservative Kate Pickering 2,148 10.6 ±0.0
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 1,429 7.0 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Judith Fryer 1,384 6.8 +0.5
Green Alistair Whitelaw 662 3.3 N/A
Socialist Labour Murdo Ritchie 298 1.5 +1.0
Majority 5,376 26.6 −12.0
Turnout 20,211 38.3 -13.6
Labour hold Swing

1990s

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Donald Dewar 16,749 58.8
SNP Kaukab Stewart 5,756 20.2
Conservative Bill Aitken 3,032 10.6
Liberal Democrats Iain Brown 1,804 6.3
Scottish Socialist Ann Lynch 1,000 3.5
Socialist Labour Edward Boyd 139 0.5
Majority 10,993 38.6
Turnout 28,480 51.9
Labour win (new seat)
Preceded by
None
Constituency represented by the First Minister
1999 - 2000
Succeeded by
Fife Central

See also


Notes