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Glasgow Anniesland
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
After Donald Dewar's much lamented death in autumn 2000 there were wide expectations that the SNP would press Labour very hard in his Westminster and Holyrood seat, but on 23 November John Robertson held on for Labour with a very comfortable margin indeed, which bodes well not only for his tenure here but also for Labour in contests against the Nationalists elsewhere in industrial central Scotland. Their vote here is granite-hard, typified by the massive post-war estate at Drumchapel on the north west edge of Glasgow, although this wedge shaped seat also passes through inter-war council housing around Knightswood and Yoker to the edge of the elite West End, where Donald Dewar himself lived.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
John Robertson followed Donald Dewar as MP here at the November 2000 by-election. Born 1952 and educated at Shawlands Academy, Glasgow, Langside College and Stow College, he worked eventually as a British Telecom customer manager, having earlier been a post office engineer. He joined the Labour Party late (aged 33) but was local chairman by the time of Donald Dewar's death, a reliable local pair of hands with which to see off the SNP.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 2.77% 14.99% 18.47
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.88% 2.49% 75.51
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.22% 4.43% 27.48
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 1.06% 7.27% 14.54
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 4.46% 2.56% 173.92
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 7.53% 2.04% 369.04
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 4.94% 3.94% 125.39
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 2.38% 13.04% 18.23
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 3.00% 12.70% 23.64
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.70% 8.14% 33.18
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.15% 4.02% 3.82
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 8.59% 3.19% 269.58
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 14.47% 11.31% 127.97
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 19.99% 3.06% 652.80
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 24.85% 2.52% 986.87
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 14.39% 9.41% 152.85
5-10K 21.04% 16.63% 126.49
10-15K 18.00% 16.58% 108.56
15-20K 13.12% 13.58% 96.55
20-25K 9.16% 10.39% 88.18
25-30K 6.38% 7.77% 82.10
30-35K 4.49% 5.79% 77.52
35-40K 3.21% 4.33% 73.98
40-45K 2.32% 3.27% 71.16
45-50K 1.71% 2.48% 68.88
50-55K 1.28% 1.90% 66.99
55-60K 0.96% 1.47% 65.40
60-65K 0.74% 1.15% 64.04
65-70K 0.57% 0.91% 62.86
70-75K 0.44% 0.72% 61.82
75-80K 0.35% 0.57% 60.90
80-85K 0.28% 0.46% 60.07
85-90K 0.22% 0.37% 59.32
90-95K 0.18% 0.31% 58.64
95-100K 0.15% 0.25% 58.01
100K + 0.74% 1.34% 54.82

Local Map of the constituency
Glasgow Anniesland - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Glasgow Anniesland - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.74%) SNP (0.11%)
Conservative (-  4.14%) Liberal Democrat (-  6.46%)
Liberal Democrat (4.90%)
Conservative (-  1.53%) Labour (-  5.33%) SNP (-  1.96%)
Con - 4.14%
Lab 8.74%
LD - 6.46%
SNP 0.11%
Con - 1.53%
Lab - 5.33%
LD 4.90%
SNP - 1.96%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John Robertson
Labour hold
Con Conservative (9.92%) 2,651 9.92%
Lab Labour (56.52%) 15,102 56.52%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.14%) 3,244 12.14%
SNP SNP (15.15%) 4,048 15.15%
Oth Other (6.28%) 1,677 6.28%
Maj Majority (41.37%) 11,054 41.37%
Turn Turnout (50.14%) 26,722 50.14%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John Robertson
Labour hold
C Stewart Connell 2,651 9.92%
SSP Charlie McCarthy 1,486 5.56%
SL Katherine McGavigan 191 0.71%
LD Christopher McGinty 3,244 12.14%
L John Robertson 15,102 56.52%
SNP Grant Thomas 4,048 15.15%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
Byelection Results
By Election (23 November 2000)
Death of Rt Hon Donald Campbell Dewar on 11 October 2000
John Robertson
Labour
Con Conservative (10.92%) 2,188 10.92%
Lab Labour (51.71%) 10,359 51.71%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.14%) 1,630 8.14%
SNP SNP (20.98%) 4,202 20.98%
Oth Other (8.25%) 1,653 8.25%
Maj Majority (30.74%) 6,337 30.74%
Turn Turnout (38.08%) 20,032 38.08%
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Donald Dewar
Labour
Con Conservative (11.46%) 3,881 11.46%
Lab Labour (61.84%) 20,951 61.84%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.24%) 2,453 7.24%
SNP SNP (17.11%) 5,797 17.11%
Ref Referendum (0.25%) 84 0.25%
Oth Other (2.10%) 713 2.10%
Maj Majority (44.73%) 15,154 44.73%
Turn Turnout (63.98%) 33,879 63.98%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (15.60%) 5,895 15.60%
Lab Labour (53.10%) 20,000 53.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.70%) 5,166 13.70%
SNP SNP (17.00%) 6,411 17.00%
Oth Other (0.60%) 213 0.60%
Maj Majority (36.10%) 13,589 36.10%
Turn Turnout (70.22%) 37,685 70.22%

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