Falkirk West Scottish Parliament constituency
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2016 Scottish Parliament election results
Winner Scottish National Party Hold (35.1% majority)
Constituency MSP Michael Matheson
Top-up region MSPs 4 Labour, 3 Conservative
Region Central Scotland
Electorate 58,922 (2.3% since 2015)
Falkirk West results for Scottish Parliament election, 2016

Share of constituency votes

Party Votes Share Swing
Michael Matheson
SNP 18,260 56.9% +1.6
Mandy Telford
Lab 6,980 21.8% -13.2
Alison Harris
Con 5,877 18.3% +10.9
Gillian Cole-Hamilton
Lib 966 3.0% +0.7
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Share of top-up region votes: Central Scotland region

Share of vote and seats
Votes Share Seats
Scottish National Party SNP
129,082 47.7%
Labour Lab
67,103 24.8% 4
Conservative Con
43,602 16.1% 3
Green Party Gre
12,722 4.7%
UK Independence Party UKIP
6,088 2.2%
Liberal Democrats LD
5,015 1.9%
Solidarity Sol
2,684 1.0%
Scottish Christian Party SCP
2,314 0.9%
RISE RISE
1,636 0.6%
Other Oth
460 0.2%
Elected regional members for Central Scotland region
Party
Richard Leonard
Labour Lab
Monica Lennon
Labour Lab
Mark Griffin
Labour Lab
Elaine Smith
Labour Lab
Margaret Mitchell
Conservative Con
Graham Simpson
Conservative Con
Alison Harris
Conservative Con
Seat background for Falkirk West constituency
Last four Constituency MSPs for Falkirk West
2016
Michael Matheson
Scottish National Party
2011
Michael Matheson
Scottish National Party
2007
Michael Matheson
Scottish National Party
2003
Dennis Canavan
Independent
Party spending in 2016
Party spending in Falkirk West

Demographics in Falkirk West

Unemployment rate

7.2%
High
Ranked 19 of 73

Levels of poor health

5.7%
Medium
Ranked 31 of 73

Proportion of 16/17 year olds

2.2%
Medium
Ranked 42 of 73

Age

Housing

Ethnicity

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