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Scottish Parliament election
constituency
Glasgow Baillieston
LAB Hold
CANDIDATE
PARTY
VOTES
%
+/-%
Margaret Curran
LAB
9657
52.9
+5.2
Lachlan McNeill
SNP
3479
19.0
-15.6
Jim McVicar
SSP
2461
13.5
+5.6
Janette McAlpine
CON
1472
8.1
+1.6
David Jackson
LD
1201
6.6
+3.1
MAJORITY 
6178
33.8
TURNOUT 
18270
39.4
ELECTORATE
46346

DESCRIPTION: Glasgow Baillieston
On the outer east side of Glasgow, this seat was created in the last boundary review, taking the areas of Ballieston and Mount Vernon from the old Shettleston seat and the Easterhouse, Barlanark and Gartloch from the less illustrious old Provan seat. It is industrial in character and includes the Easterhouse estate. In May 2000 Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith visited the estate to publicise his party's approach to the problems of social deprivation. The seat has high levels of unemployment, one-parent families and drug abuse.

The 1999 election saw a near-halving of Labour's vote, which was blamed on the low turnout. Margaret Curran, who has made a steady climb through committee and junior ministerial ranks, is now social justice minister. The SNP polled well here in 1999 with 35%, but the candidate, Dorothy-Grace Elder, has since fallen out spectacularly with the party and is not standing this time.


PREVIOUS RESULTS
1999 SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ELECTION
LAB WIN
PARTY
VOTES
%
LAB
11289
47.6
SNP
8217
34.7
SSP
1864
7.9
CON
1526
6.4
LD
813
3.4
2001 GENERAL ELECTION
LAB WIN
PARTY
VOTES
%
LAB
14200
61
SNP
4361
18.7
CON
1580
6.8
SSP
1569
6.7
LD
1551
6.7
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