Dundee City West (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Dundee City West
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament

Dundee City West shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created 2011
Party Scottish National Party
MSP Joe FitzPatrick
Council area Dundee City
Created from Dundee West

Dundee City West is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the North East Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Electoral region

The other nine constituencies of the North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast and Dundee City East.

The region covers all of the Aberdeen City council area, the Aberdeenshire council area, the Angus council area, the Dundee City council area and part of the Moray council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

The Dundee West 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, the boundaries of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency were subject to some alteration.

Dundee City is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Dundee City East and Dundee City West.

From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the redrawn and renamed Dundee City West constituency consists of the following electoral wards:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

As Dundee West

Election Member Party
1999 Kate Maclean Labour
2007 Joe FitzPatrick Scottish National Party

As Dundee City West

Election Member Party
2011 Joe FitzPatrick Scottish National Party

Election results

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Dundee City West[1]

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
SNP Green tickY Joe Fitzpatrick 16,070 57.8% Increase0.2% 15,092 54.2%
Labour Jenny Marra 7,242 26.1% Decrease5.4% 6,055 21.8%
Conservative Nicola Ross 2,826 10.2% Increase3.5% 3,232 11.6%
Liberal Democrats Daniel Coleman 1,008 3.6% Decrease0.7% 707 2.5%
TUSC Jim McFarlane 642 2.3% Decrease0.7%
Scottish Green   1,704 6.1%
UKIP   445 1.6%
Solidarity   198 0.7%
Scottish Christian   137 0.5%
RISE   122 0.4%
Communist   64 0.2%
National Front   48 0.2%
Libertarian   35 0.1%
Total Valid votes 27,904
SNP hold Majority 8,828 31.7% Increase5.5%
Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Dundee City West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Joe FitzPatrick 14,089 57.6 +12
Labour Richard McCready 7,684 31.4 -5.7
Conservative Colin Stewart 1,625 6.6 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Allison Burns 1,063 4.3 -5.8
Majority 6,405 26.2
Turnout 24,461 45.8
SNP hold Swing 8.9%
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Dundee City West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Joe FitzPatrick 11,416 45.5
Labour Jill Shimi 9,303 37.1
Liberal Democrats Michael Charlton 2,553 10.2
Conservative Belinda Don 1,793 7.2
Majority 2,113 8.4
SNP gain from Labour Swing 6.1
Scottish Parliament election, 2003:Dundee West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate MacLean 8,234 32.93 - 4.64
SNP Irene McGugan 7,168 28.67 - 8.48
Independent Ian Borthwick 4,715 18.86 N/A
Liberal Democrats Shona Ferrier 1,878 7.51 - 2.80
Scottish Socialist Jim McFarland 1,501 6.00 + 2.53
Conservative Victoria Roberts 1,376 5.50 - 6.00
Scottish Peoples Alliance Morag MacLechan 131 0.52 N/A
Majority 1,066 4.26 + 3.84
Turnout 25,003 48.66 - 3.53
Labour hold Swing

Scottish Parliament election, 1999:Dundee West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate MacLean 10,925 37.57 N/A
SNP Calum Cashley 10,804 37.15 N/A
Conservative Gordon Buchan 3,345 11.50 N/A
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Dick 2,998 10.31 N/A
Scottish Socialist Jim McFarlane 1,010 3.47 N/A
Majority 121 0.42 N/A
Labour hold Swing

See also


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