2000 Glasgow Anniesland by-elections
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There was a double by-election in Glasgow Anniesland in 2000.
Donald Dewar, a leading figure in Scottish Labour politics, had in 1999 been elected to the Scottish Parliament where he had become First Minister of the Scottish Parliament, but he retained his seat in the Parliament of the United Kingdom intending to stand down at the next general election. However, Dewar died on 11 October 2000 from a massive brain haemorrhage, possibly brought on by a fall he suffered outside his official residence the previous day. The fall might not have been fatal had he not been on warfarin after suffering a heart attack earlier that year. This created a by-election for his seat of Glasgow Anniesland in the UK Parliament and Glasgow Anniesland in the Scottish Parliament.
Both elections were held on the same day, and polling day was set for 23 November. John Robertson had already been chosen to fight the seat for Labour at the general election and therefore stood at the byelection. The Labour vote declined, but with the main beneficiary being the small Scottish Socialist Party rather than the challenging Scottish National Party, the seat was comfortably held.
The turnout was 38.1%.
|Liberal Democrats||Chris McGinty||1,630||8.1||+0.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Charlie McCarthy||1,441||7.2||+6.5|
General Election result, 1997
|1997 United Kingdom general election: Glasgow Anniesland|
|Liberal Democrats||Chris McGinty||2,453||7.2|
|ProLife Alliance||Akhtar Majid||374||1.1|
|Scottish Socialist||Bill Bonnar||229||0.7|
|Natural Law||Thomas Pringle||24||0.1||N/A|
Scottish Parliament result
|Scottish Socialist||Rosie Kane||1,429||7.07||+2.56|
|Liberal Democrats||Judith Fryer||1,384||6.85||+0.52|
|Scottish Green||Alistair Whitelaw||662||3.28||+3.28|
|Socialist Labour||Murdo Ritchie||298||1.47||+0.98|
|Scottish Socialist||Ann Lynch||1,000||3.51||+2.83|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain Brown||1,804||6.33||−0.91|
|Socialist Labour||Edward Boyd||139||0.49||+0.49|
- Glasgow Anniesland (UK Parliament constituency)
- Glasgow Anniesland (Scottish Parliament constituency)
- Elections in Scotland
- List of by-elections to the Scottish Parliament
- List of United Kingdom by-elections
- Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 1997-2002 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 5 October 2015.