Glasgow Pollok (Scottish Parliament constituency)


Glasgow Pollok is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. 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.

Glasgow Pollok
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow Pollok shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population81,004 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPHumza Yousaf
Council areaGlasgow City

Electoral region


The other eight constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, 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 Pollok 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 its First Periodic review into Scottish Parliament constituencies, a newly shaped Kelvin was formed in time for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election. The Glasgow City Council electoral wards used in the creation of the new Glasgow Pollok seat are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament


ElectionMemberParty
1999 Johann Lamont Labour
2016 Humza Yousaf SNP

Election results


2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Pollok[2][3]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Humza Yousaf[lower-alpha 1] 18,163 53.7 1.1 16,600 49.1
Labour Zubir Ahmed 11,058 32.7 1.1 8,899 26.3
Conservative Sandesh Gulhane 1,849 5.5 4.0 3,832 11.3
Green Nadia Kanyange 1,651 4.9 1,975 5.8
Alba 659 1.9
Liberal Democrats James Speirs 522 1.5 0.6 455 1.3
All for Unity 318 0.9
Scottish Family 240 0.7
Independent Green Voice 180 0.5
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 105 0.3
UKIP Daryl Gardner 185 0.5 95 0.3
Freedom Alliance 76 0.2
Libertarian Alan Findlay 157 0.5 75 0.2
TUSC 62 0.2
Women's Equality 58 0.2
Communist 51 0.2
Reform UK 50 0.1
Reclaim Leo Kearse 114 0.3 32 0.1
No label Joseph Finnie 94 0.3
Independent Craig Ross 25 0.1
SDP 20 0.1
Renew 11 0.03
Independent Daniel Donaldson 10 0.03
Notes
  1. Incumbent member for this constituency

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Glasgow Pollok[4][5]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Humza Yousaf[lower-alpha 1] 15,316 54.8 10.1 13,902 49.5
Labour Co-op Johann Lamont[lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3] 8,834 31.6 15.9 7,237 25.8
Conservative Thomas Haddow 2,653 9.5 3.8 2,545 9.1
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 585 2.1 0.0 375 1.3
TUSC Ian Leech 555 2.0 N/A
Green 1,363 4.9
Solidarity 915 3.3
UKIP 582 2.1
A Better Britain – Unionist Party 341 1.2
Animal Welfare 224 0.8
Scottish Christian 212 0.8
RISE 185 0.7
Women's Equality 158 0.6
Independent Andrew McCullagh 25 0.1
Majority 6,482 23.2 N/A
Turnout 27,943 45.5 6.5 28,064 45.7
SNP gain from Labour Co-op Swing 13.0
Notes
  1. Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency
  2. Lamont stood on a joint ticket on behalf of Scottish Labour and the Scottish Co-operative Party. The regional list vote was for Scottish Labour only.
  3. Incumbent member for this constituency

[6]

Scottish Parliament Election 2011: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Johann Lamont 10,875 47.5 -5.2
SNP Chris Stephens 10,252 44.7 +11.8
Conservative Andrew Morrison 1,298 5.7 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 490 2.1 -4.9
Majority 623 2.8 N/A
Turnout 22,915 39.0
Labour Co-op win (new boundaries)

2000s

Scottish Parliament Election 2007: Glasgow Pollok [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Johann Lamont 10,456 53.9 +10.5
SNP Chris Stephens 6,063 31.2 +12.1
Conservative Gerald Michaluk 1,460 7.5 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Christine Gilmore 1,436 7.4 +2.9
Majority 4,393 22.7 +7.2
Turnout 19,415
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Scottish Parliament Election 2003: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Johann Lamont 9,357 43.4 -0.3
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 6,016 27.9 +6.4
SNP Kenny Gibson 4,118 19.1 -6.8
Conservative Ashraf Anjum 1,012 4.7 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson 962 4.5 +0.9
Parent Excluded Robert Ray 73 0.3 New
Majority 3,341 15.5 -2.3
Turnout 21,538 45.7 -6.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing -0.3

1990s

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Scottish Parliament Election 1999: Glasgow Pollok
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Johann Lamont 11,405 43.7 N/A
SNP Kenny Gibson 6,763 25.9 N/A
Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan 5,611 21.5 N/A
Conservative Rory O'Brien 1,370 5.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats James King 931 3.6 N/A
Majority 4,642 17.8 N/A
Turnout 26,080 52.6 N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)

See also


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