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 Glasgow Anniesland
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
John Robertson Labour 15,102 56.5 -5.3
Grant Thoms SNP 4,048 15.1 -2.0
Chris McGinty Liberal Democrat 3,244 12.1 +4.9
Stewart Connell Conservative 2,651 9.9 -1.6
Charlie McCarthy Scottish Socialist 1,486 5.6  
Katherine McGavigan Socialist Labour 191 0.7  
Majority 11,054 41.4
Turnout 26,722 50.1 -13.7
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.7% from Labour to SNP
Lab-Con (against 1997) 1.9% from Labour to Conservative
Against 1999 devolution poll 1.4% from SNP to Labour

Description
This seat was rocked by the untimely death of the Scottish First Minister and Labour Leader Donald Dewar on 11 October 2000. Mr Dewar had a personal rapport with this seat and was held in great esteem by its constituents. He had held Anniesland and its predecessor Glasgow Garscadden since a 1978 by-election.

Mr Dewar also held the Anniesland seat in the Scottish Parliament, so his death caused an historic double by-election. Bill Butler held the Scottish Parliament seat and John Robertson held the Westminster seat for the Labour party, with strong majorities over the second-placed SNP candidates.

Anniesland is situated on the north western outskirts of the city of Glasgow, stretching from Drumchapel on the boundaries with Clydebank to the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow’s West End.

The seat has its own smart villa suburb in Kelvinside and is home to the prestigious private school, the High School of Glasgow. But it is typified more by its inter- and post-war council estates. Some, like the sprawling Drumchapel, are areas of multiple social and economic deprivation. Others, such as Knightswood, are established working class enclaves.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Glasgow Anniesland
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Donald Dewar Labour 20,951 61.8
William Wilson SNP 5,797 17.1
Andrew Brocklehurst Conservative 3,881 11.5
Christopher McGinty Liberal Democrat 2,453 7.2
Akhtar Majid ProLife Alliance 374 1.1
William Bonnar Other 229 0.7
Alan Milligan UK Independence 86 0.3
Gillian McKay Referendum 84 0.2
Thomas Pringle Natural Law 24 0.1
Majority 15,154 44.7
Turnout 33,879 63.8
Parliamentary By-Election
 Glasgow Anniesland
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
John Robertson Labour 10,539 52.1
Grant Thoms SNP 4,202 20.8
Dorothy Luckhurst Conservative 2,188 10.8
Christopher McGinty Liberal Democrat 1,630 8.1
Charlie McCarthy Scottish Socialist 1,441 7.1
William Lyden Independent 212 1.1
Majority 6,337 31.3
Turnout 20,212 38.4
1999 Scottish Parliamentary Election
 Glasgow Anniesland
Labour win
Name Party Votes %
Donald Dewar Labour 16,749 58.8
Kaukab Stewart SNP 5,756 20.2
William Aitken Conservative 3,032 10.6
Iain Brown Liberal Democrat 1,804 6.3
Ann Lynch Scottish Socialist 1,000 3.5
Edward Boyd Socialist Labour 139 0.5
Majority 10,993 38.6
Turnout 28,480 51.9
Scottish By-Election
 Glasgow Anniesland
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Bill Butler Labour 9,838 48.7
Tom Chalmers SNP 4,462 22.1
Kate Pickering Conservative 2,148 10.6
Rosie Kane Scottish Socialist 1,429 7.1
Judith Fryer Liberal Democrat 1,384 6.8
Alastair Whitelaw Green 662 3.3
Murdo Ritchie Socialist Labour 298 1.5
Majority 5,376 26.6
Turnout 20,221 38.3
 
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