Paisley South


General Election result, June 2001

Labour hold
Douglas Alexander Labour 17,83058.4%
Brian Lawson SNP 5,92019.4%
Brian O'Malley LibDem 3,17810.4%
Andrew Cossar Conservative 2,3017.5%
Francis Curran Scottish Socialist 8352.7%
Patricia Graham ProLife 3461.1%
Terence O'Donnell Ind 1260.4%

Electorate 53,351; Turnout 57.2%; Majority 11,910 (39.0%)

Swing: 2.5% to Lab from SNP; Declared: 1.14am


By-Election: 6th November 1997

Held because of the death of Gordon James McMaster on 25th July 1997

Lab hold

D.G. AlexanderLabour10,34644.1%
I. BlackfordSNP7,61532.5%
E.P. McCartinLibDem2,58211.0%
S.G. LaidlawConservative1,6437.0%
J.A. DeighanPLA*5782.5%
F. CurranSSA*3061.3%
C.W. McLauchlanInd Labour*1550.7%
C. HerriotS Lab P*1530.7%
K.R. BlairNatural Law*570.2%

Electorate: ; Turnout: 42.9%; Labour majority 2,731


General Election result, May 1997

Lab hold
G McMaster Labour21,482 57.51%
B Martin SNP 8,732 23.38%
E McCartin LibDem3,500 9.37%
R Reid Conservative3,237 8.67%
J Lardner Referendum254 0.68%
S Clerkin Scottish Socialist146 0.39%

Electorate: 54,573; Turnout: 68.44%; Lab majority 12,750 (34.14%)

Swing from SNP to Lab of 3.90%


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