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Glasgow South West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 2084 (6.56%)
Labour: 19863 (62.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 2870 (9.03%)
SNP: 5192 (16.34%)
BNP: 841 (2.65%)
TUSC: 931 (2.93%)
Majority: 14671 (46.16%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 18653 (60.2%)
SNP: 4757 (15.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 3593 (11.6%)
Conservative: 1786 (5.8%)
Other: 2188 (7.1%)
Majority: 13896 (44.9%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election: Name of seat changed from Glasgow Pollok.

2001 Result
Conservative: 1417 (5.6%)
Labour: 15497 (61.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 1612 (6.4%)
SNP: 4229 (16.7%)
Other: 2522 (10%)
Majority: 11268 (44.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 1979 (6%)
Labour: 19653 (59.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 1137 (3.5%)
SNP: 5862 (17.9%)
Referendum: 152 (0.5%)
Other: 4019 (12.3%)
Majority: 13791 (42%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Ian Davidson(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMaya Forrest (Conservative)
portraitIan Davidson(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitIsabel Nelson (Liberal Democrat)
portraitChris Stephens (SNP)
portraitDavid Orr (BNP)
portraitTommy Sheridan (TUSC) Born 1964, Glasgow. Educated at Lourdes Secondary and Stirling University. Former member of Labour and the Militant Tendency, he was a prominent poll tax rebel and campaigner against Faslane Navel Base, for which he was twice jailed. A leading figure in the creation of the Scottish Socialist party, which he lead from its creation in 1998 until 2004. Shortly after his resignation the News of the World published allegations that Sheridan had attended swingers parties, Sheridan sued for libel and won, despite members of the SSP tesitfying against him. Sheridan subsequently resigned from the SSP and founded a new party, Solidarity. Sheridan has subsequently been charged with perjury in relation to the libel trial, the hearing is expected later in 2009. Glasgow councillor 1992-2003. MSP for Glasgow 1999-2007. Contested Glasgow Pollock 1992, 1997 as Scottish Militant Labour. Contested Scotland 2009 European elections as No2EU.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 83068
Male: 46.3%
Female: 53.7%
Under 18: 25.2%
Over 60: 21.9%
Born outside UK: 2.9%
White: 97.5%
Asian: 1.6%
Mixed: 0.2%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 69.3%
Muslim: 1.3%
Graduates 16-74: 9.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 47.2%
Owner-Occupied: 48.9%
Social Housing: 42.7% (Council: 28.8%, Housing Ass.: 13.9%)
Privately Rented: 3.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 18.5%

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