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Glasgow Southside (Scottish Parliament constituency)


Glasgow Southside (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Not to be confused with the Westminster constituency Glasgow South
Glasgow Southside
Scottish Parliament
burgh constituency
Glasgow Southside shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP Nicola Sturgeon
Council area Glasgow City
Party Scottish National Party

Glasgow Southside 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. 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.


  • Electoral region 1
  • Constituency boundaries and council areas 2
  • Member of the Scottish Parliament 3
  • Candidates 4
  • See also 5
  • Notes 6

Electoral region

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

The region covers the Glasgow City council area and a north-western portion of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council areas

The electoral wards used in the creation of Southside are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
2011 Nicola Sturgeon SNP


Scottish Parliament general election, 2011: Glasgow Southside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Nicola Sturgeon 12,306 54.4 +14.8
Labour Stephen Curran 7,957 35.2 -4.6
Conservative David Meikle 1,733 7.7 0
Liberal Democrats Kenn Elder 612 2.7 -6.9
Majority 4,349 19.2
Turnout 22,608 43.1
SNP win (new seat)
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Glasgow Southside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 8,543 39.8
SNP 8,516 39.7
Liberal Democrats 2,071 9.7
Conservative 1,650 7.7
Others 680 3.2
Majority 27 0.1
Labour hold Swing

See also

Preceded by
Aberdeenshire East
Constituency represented by the First Minister
2014 – Present
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Candidates Glasgow City Council
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