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Rutherglen (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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MSP  Clare Haughey
Council area  South Lanarkshire
Party  Scottish National Party
Founded  2011
Lieutenancy area  South Lanarkshire
Rutherglen (Scottish Parliament constituency)
Created  Scottish Parliament election, 2011

Rutherglen is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, it is one of nine constituencies in the Glasgow electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.


Originally called Glasgow Rutherglen, in 2011 the boundaries were redrawn and the new constituency renamed simply Rutherglen.

Electoral region

The other eight constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Provan, Glasgow Shettleston and Glasgow Southside.

The region covers the Glasgow City council area and a north-western portion of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council areas

The newly redrawn seat of Rutherglen consists of the following electoral wards:

  • In full: Rutherglen South; Rutherglen Central and North; Cambuslang West; Cambuslang East
  • In part: Blantyre (shared with Uddingston and Bellshill)
  • Member of the Scottish Parliament

    As Glasgow Rutherglen

    As Rutherglen

    Election results

    Liberal Democrats and the Independent both gained under 5% of the poll and thus lost their deposit


    Rutherglen (Scottish Parliament constituency) Wikipedia

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