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West of Scotland
 

 Parties
Lab 119663   SNP 80417  
Con 48666   LD 34095  
Green 8175   SSP 5944  
SocLab 4472   Pro-Life 3227  
Ind People 2761   SUP 1840  
NLP 589   Ind Water 565  
 
 Elected
Annabel Goldie CON 
John Young CON 
Ross Finnie LD 
Colin Campbell SNP 
Kay Ullrich SNP 
Lloyd Quinan SNP 
Fiona McLeod SNP 
 
 Candidates
Labour Scottish National Party
Galbraith MP, Sam
Wilson, Nicky
McKechin, Ann
Smyth, Margaret
Culley, Ron
Kelly, Pat
Russell, Laurie
Colin Campbell (T)
Kay Ullrich (T)
Lloyd Quinan (T)
Fiona McLeod (T)
Yuill, James
Hamilton QC, Ian
Findlay, Rachel
Martin, Bill
Kerr, Malcolm
MacKay, Ian
Lindsay, Alison
Dolan, Noel
Liberal Democrats Conservative
Ross Finnie (T)
McCartin, Eileen
Ackland, Rod
Morrison, John
McInnes, Cathy
Mayberry, Tamsin
Callison, Stuart
Ascherson, Neal
Howarth, Anne
Irving, Calum
Annabel Goldie (T)
John Young (T)
Fergusson, Charles
Luckhurst, Dorothy
Reece, Donald
Wilkinson, Richard
Johnstone, Michael
Ramsay, Peter
Laidlaw, Sheila
Independent Lab Keep Scottish Water Public Green
O'Donnell, Terry
Ballance, Chris
Tavendale, Juliette
Fletcher, David
Independent People in Parliament Natural Law Party
Wright, Kenyon
McKissock, James
Tyrrell, Stephen
Johnson, Richard
Rawlinson, Anna
Withers, Stuart
Davis, Leslie
Kirkham, Lucy
Pro-Life Scottish Socialist Party
Graham, Robert
Kane, Anne
Kerr, John
Holsgrove, John
Graham, Patricia
Jones, William
Deighan, Michael
Creechan, Bernadette
Kerr MEP, Hugh
Landels, Davy
MacDonald, Fiona
Markwick, Lorraine
Ferguson, Margaret
Grant, Alexandra
Halfpenny, James
Green, Allan
Scottish Unionist Party Socialist Labour Party
Proctor, John
Turbett, Colin
Robinson, Susan
Hunter, Rose
Bell, William
Robinson, David
Savage, Tom
Fitzpatrick, James
 
 Constituencies
Clydebank & Milngavie LAB Wins
Cunninghame North LAB Wins
Dumbarton LAB Wins
Eastwood LAB Wins
Greenock & Inverclyde LAB Wins
Paisley North LAB Wins
Paisley South LAB Wins
Strathkelvin & Bearsden LAB Wins
Renfrewshire West LAB Wins
 

 Description
"Although Labour won all nine seats in the West of Scotland region at the 1997 general election, its position is less dominant than in Central Scotland. The party did not poll a majority of votes cast in either 1992 or 1994 and the region contains what was the safest Conservative seat in Scotland - Eastwood. Success in the prosperous Glasgow commuter suburbs of Giffnock and Newton Mearns is crucial to the resurgence of Scottish Conservatism. Certainly the electors of East Renfrewshire, the council covering the Eastwood constituency, appeared sceptical of constitutional change when they recorded one of the lowest ‘Yes’ votes and one of the highest turnouts in the September 1997 devolution referendum. Labour has suffered from factional infighting in the Paisley area and the MP for Renfrewshire West, Tommy Graham, has been expelled from the party. Such events can only help the SNP."
 

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