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 Glasgow Maryhill
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Ann McKechin Labour 13,420 60.4 -4.5
Alex Dingwall SNP 3,532 15.9 -1.0
Stuart Callison Liberal Democrat 2,372 10.7 +3.6
Gordon Scott Scottish Socialist 1,745 7.8  
Gawain Towler Conservative 1,162 5.2 -0.7
Majority 9,888 44.5
Turnout 22,231 40.1 -16.3
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.8% from Labour to SNP
Lab-Con (against 1997) 1.9% from Labour to Conservative
Against 1999 devolution poll 12.8% from SNP to Labour

Description
Maryhill is a residential seat north west of the city but bordering the centre at its southern extreme, where it takes in half of the Botanical Gardens. It also contains Firhill, home to the football club Partick Thistle.

The housing is a mixture of that found on large council estates, such as Possil and Summerston, and owner-occupied terraces in Woodside and North Kelvinside. Unemployment is high, and the ethnic minority population, though small, is large for a Glasgow seat. The largest concentration of Chinese people in Scotland live here, although that still accounts for less than 1 in a 100 of the whole population.

This is yet another Glasgow seat with a history of loyalty to Labour, held by the party since 1945. A curious aspect of the 1997 election was that the Natural Law Party got its best result in this seat, polling 651 votes; the reason for this may lie with the name of their candidate, Blair.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Glasgow Maryhill
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Maria Fyfe Labour 19,301 64.9
John Wailes SNP 5,037 16.9
Elspeth Attwooll Liberal Democrat 2,119 7.1
Stuart Baldwin Conservative 1,747 5.9
Lorna Blair Natural Law 651 2.2
Mandy Baker Other 409 1.4
Jahangir Hanif ProLife Alliance 344 1.2
Roderick Paterson Referendum 77 0.3
Steve Johnstone Independent 36 0.1
Majority 14,264 48.0
Turnout 29,721 56.4
1999 Scottish Parliamentary Election
 Glasgow Maryhill
Labour win
Name Party Votes %
Patricia Ferguson Labour 11,455 49.8
Bill Wilson SNP 7,129 31.0
Clare Hamblen Liberal Democrat 1,793 7.8
Gordon Scott Scottish Socialist 1,439 6.3
Michael Fry Conservative 1,194 5.2
Majority 4,326 18.8
Turnout 23,010 40.5
 
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