West Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

West Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament. Ten of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 17 MSPs.

West Scotland
electoral region
for the Scottish Parliament
West Scotland shown within Scotland
Population709,716 (2019)[1]
Current electoral region
Created2011
MSPsScottish National Party 8
Labour 4
Conservative 4
Scottish Green 1
Council areasArgyll and Bute (part)
East Dunbartonshire
East Renfrewshire
Inverclyde
North Ayrshire
Renfrewshire
West Dunbartonshire
ConstituenciesClydebank and Milngavie
Cunninghame North
Cunninghame South
Dumbarton
Eastwood
Greenock and Inverclyde
Paisley
Renfrewshire North and West
Renfrewshire South
Strathkelvin and Bearsden

The West Scotland electoral region was created as a result of the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries and largely replaced the West of Scotland region.[2]