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 Paisley North
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Irene Adams Labour 15,058 55.5 -4.0
George Adam SNP 5,737 21.1 -0.8
Jane Hook Liberal Democrat 2,709 10.0 +3.1
Craig Stevenson Conservative 2,404 8.9 -0.7
Jim Halfpenny Scottish Socialist 982 3.6  
Robert Graham ProLife Alliance 263 1.0 -0.6
Majority 9,321 34.3
Turnout 27,153 56.6 -12.0
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.6% from Labour to SNP
Lab-Con (against 1997) 1.6% from Labour to Conservative
Against 1999 devolution poll 8.9% from SNP to Labour

Description
Paisley North is an industrial seat, it also includes the towns of Renfrew and Linwood, as well as Glasgow Airport. It is bordered to the north east by the river Clyde. There is a high proportion of council housing, with unemployment being as much of a problem here as it is in any other depressed Clydeside constituency.

The Hillington industrial estate takes up a large area in the west of the seat, and provides many inhabitants with places of work, but non-manual, white-collar, jobs are thin on the ground.

Labour holds this seat in the Scottish Parliament, with the SNP coming second to Labour in the eledtions in 1997 and 1999.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Paisley North
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Irene Adams Labour 20,295 59.5
Ian Mackay SNP 7,481 21.9
Kenneth Brookes Conservative 3,267 9.6
Alan Jelfs Liberal Democrat 2,365 6.9
Robert Graham ProLife Alliance 531 1.6
Edwin Mathew Referendum 196 0.6
Majority 12,814 37.5
Turnout 34,135 68.6
1999 Scottish Parliamentary Election
 Paisley North
Labour win
Name Party Votes %
Wendy Alexander Labour 13,492 48.6
Ian Mackay SNP 8,876 32.0
Peter Ramsay Conservative 2,242 8.1
Tamsin Mayberry Liberal Democrat 2,133 7.7
Fiona Macdonald Scottish Socialist 1,007 3.6
Majority 4,616 16.6
Turnout 27,750 56.0
 
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