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 Glasgow Cathcart
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Tom Harris Labour 14,902 54.4 -3.0
Josephine Docherty SNP 4,086 14.9 -3.6
Richard Cook Conservative 3,662 13.4 +0.7
Tom Henery Liberal Democrat 3,006 11.0 +4.1
Ronnie Stevenson Scottish Socialist 1,730 6.3  
Majority 10,816 39.5
Turnout 27,386 52.6 -15.0
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 0.3% from SNP to Labour
Lab-Con (against 1997) 1.8% from Labour to Conservative
Against 1999 devolution poll 9.7% from SNP to Labour

Description
The level of home-ownership in Cathcart is the highest in the city yet there are also some vast council estates here. The once notorious Castlemilk housing scheme is within the constituency, along with solid working class areas such as Carnwadric and Kennishead.

The seat stretches south from the centre of the city to the southern outskirts and also includes some plush leafy areas around Hampden Park, the home of Scottish football.

This seat was held by Tory populist Teddy Taylor from 1964 until 1979, though in 1997 the Conservatives dropped from second to third place behind the SNP.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Glasgow Cathcart
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
John Maxton Labour 19,158 57.4
Maire Whitehead SNP 6,193 18.5
Alistair Muir Conservative 4,248 12.7
Callan Dick Liberal Democrat 2,302 6.9
Zofia Indyk ProLife Alliance 687 2.1
Ronnie Stevenson Other 458 1.4
Strang Haldane Referendum 344 1.0
Majority 12,965 38.8
Turnout 33,390 67.6
1999 Scottish Parliamentary Election
 Glasgow Cathcart
Labour win
Name Party Votes %
Mike Watson Labour 12,966 48.1
Maire Whitehead SNP 7,592 28.1
Mary Leishman Conservative 3,311 12.3
Callan Dick Liberal Democrat 2,187 8.1
Roddy Slorach Scottish Workers 920 3.4
Majority 5,374 20.0
Turnout 26,976 52.0
 
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