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Scottish Parliament election
constituency
Clydebank & Milngavie
LAB Hold
CANDIDATE
PARTY
VOTES
%
+/-%
Des McNulty
LAB
10585
39.9
-5.4
Jim Yuill
SNP
6051
22.8
-8.4
Rod Ackland
LD
3224
12.2
-0.3
Mary Leishman
CON
2885
10.9
-0.2
Dawn Brennan
SSP
1902
7.2
+7.2
Daniel McCafferty
IND
1867
7.0
+7.0
MAJORITY 
4534
17.1
TURNOUT 
26514
51.7
ELECTORATE
51327

DESCRIPTION: Clydebank & Milngavie
Clydebank is one of the most famous names associated with shipbuilding, but has become synonymous with the seemingly terminal decline of the industry. The industrial base in the region now has diversified, and although engineering remains, new hi-tech and service industries have become established thanks largely to Clydebank having one of the first of Britain's enterprise zones. Milngavie, on the other hand, is very different. It is best described as leafy, middle-class suburbia, and has become a desirable residential area for Glasgow commuters. It has a little light industry, but few of the council estates that typify residential parts of Clydebank.

This has been a Labour seat since its creation in February 1974. The sitting MP and former Northern Ireland Office Minister Tony Worthington commands a majority of 10,724 over the SNP. The Labour MSP elected in 1999 was Des McNulty, who became social justice minister. His majority was 4,710, less than half of that of his Westminster counterpart. This is the sort of central belt, predominantly post-industrial seat in which the SNP hopes to make a breakthrough at this election.


PREVIOUS RESULTS
1999 SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ELECTION
LAB WIN
PARTY
VOTES
%
LAB
15105
45.3
SNP
10395
31.2
LD
4149
12.4
CON
3688
11.1
2001 GENERAL ELECTION
LAB WIN
PARTY
VOTES
%
LAB
17249
53.1
SNP
6525
20.1
LD
3909
12
CON
3514
10.8
SSP
1294
4
Vote Scotland 2003

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