Glasgow Southside (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Not to be confused with the Westminster constituency Glasgow South
Glasgow Southside
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament

Glasgow Southside shown within the Glasgow electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created 2011
Party Scottish National Party
MSP Nicola Sturgeon
Council area Glasgow City

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. It is currently the constituency of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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

As Glasgow Govan

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, represented the constituency from the 2007 election. She was previously an MSP for the Glasgow regional list from 1999 to 2007, during which time she was Deputy Leader of the Opposition at Holyrood from 2004 to 2007.

Election Member Party
1999 Gordon Jackson Scottish Labour Party
2007 Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

As Glasgow Southside

2011 Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party


Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Glasgow Southside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Nicola Sturgeon 15,287 61.4 +7.0
Labour Fariha Thomas 5,694 22.9 -12.3
Conservative Graham Hutchison 3,100 12.4 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Kevin Lewsey 822 3.3 +0.6
Majority 9,593 38.5 +19.3
Turnout 24,903 47.8 +4.7
SNP hold Swing +9.7
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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