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Glasgow Anniesland (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Anniesland
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Glasgow Anniesland shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created 1999
Party Scottish National Party
MSP Bill Kidd
Council area Glasgow City

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.


  • Electoral region 1
  • Constituency boundaries 2
    • Boundary review 2.1
  • Member of the Scottish Parliament 3
  • Election results 4
  • Notes 5
  • See also 6

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 has recommended alterations to the existing Anniesland constituency boundaries.

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

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Donald Dewar Labour
2000 Bill Butler
2011 Bill Kidd Scottish National Party

Election results

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Tomkins
Liberal Democrats
Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Bill Kidd 10,329 43.2 +15.4
Labour Bill Butler 10,322 43.2 -4.8
Conservative Matthew Smith 2,011 8.4 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Paul McGarry 1,000 4.2 -4.6
Communist Marc Livingstone 256 1.1 +1.1
Majority 7 0
Turnout 23,918 42.7
SNP gain from Labour Swing 10.1
Liberal Democrats and Communist candidates gained under 5% of the poll and thus lost their deposit
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 12,013 48.0
SNP 6,968 27.8
Conservative 3,047 12.2
Liberal Democrats 2,207 7.4
Others 806 3.2
Majority 5,045 20.1
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 10,483 47.4 +1.60
SNP Bill Kidd 6,177 27.9 +10.34
Conservative Bill Aitken 3,154 14.2 +3.60
Liberal Democrats 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
Labour hold Swing -4.4
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 10,141 45.75 −13.06
SNP Bill Kidd 3,186 17.56 −2.67
Conservative Cllr William Aitken 3.032 13.68 +3.10
Scottish Socialist Charlie McCarthy 2,620 11.82 +8.31
Liberal Democrats Iain Brown 2,330 10.51 +4.18
Majority 6,253 28.21 −9.79
Turnout 22,165 43.64 −8.74
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament by-election, 2000: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Butler 9.838 48.68 −10.13
SNP Tom Chalmers 4,462 22.08 +1.87
Conservative Kate Pickering 2,148 10.58 −0.07
Scottish Socialist Rosie Kane 1,429 7.07 +2.56
Liberal Democrats Judith Fryer 1,384 6.85 +0.52
Scottish Green Alistair Whitelaw 662 3.28 N/A
Socialist Labour Murdo Ritchie 298 1.47 +0.98
Majority 5,376 26.60 −12.00
Turnout 20,211 38.3 +2.2
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Glasgow Anniesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Dewar 16,749 58.8 N/A
SNP Kaukab Stewart 5,756 20.2 N/A
Conservative Bill Aitken 3,032 10.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Iain Brown 1,804 6.3 N/A
Scottish Socialist Ann Lynch 1,000 3.5 N/A
Socialist Labour Edward Boyd 139 0.5 N/A
Majority 10,993 38.6 N/A
Turnout 28,480 51.9 N/A
Labour win (new seat)


  1. ^ Candidates nomination Glasgow City Council

See also

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