VOTERS in Glasgow will elect seven MPs at the General Election next month.

In the last parliament, which dissolved today, Glasgow had six SNP MPs and one Labour MP.

Two of the seats have majorities that could only be described as wafer-thin.

Chris Stephens of the SNP is defending a Glasgow South West majority of 60 and in Glasgow East David Linden has a majority of 75 over Labour.

Paul Sweeney of Labour has just 242 in North East over the SNP


The SNP are trying to win back all seven seats and repeat the clean sweep of the 2015 election.

Its six MPs from 2017 are all seeking re-election.

Two years ago it suffered a drop in the share of the vote by 14%, but was still the biggest party with 41%.

The SNP is clear that it is fighting this election on independence.

On the party website it states: “With so much at stake, this will be one of the most important elections in Scotland’s history. The SNP will put Scotland’s opposition to Brexit and our right to choose our own future as an independent nation at the heart of that contest.


Labour are looking to hold the one seat the party clawed back from the SNP two years ago and possibly even snatch one or two others.

Labour will look to build and challenge in the tight marginal seats, which also includes Glasgow North.

The tactic is to focus on policy issues while others will point to a split between Scottish and UK Labour over a second independence referendum.


The Conservatives are looking to increase their vote share, buoyed by a good showing in recent Glasgow elections.

In 2017 they got eight councillors elected and the year before two list MSPs in the city for the first time.

At the last General Election the Tories had the biggest increase across Glasgow, up 9%.

The Tories have nailed their election priorities firmly on stopping a second independence referendum

On the party website section ‘get involved become a candidate’ it states is aims being “To hold the SNP to account.

“To focus on the issues that matter,” without specifically stating what they are.

And finally: “To oppose a 2nd independence referendum.”


The Greens are standing in selected seats looking to bolster their vote and offer an alternative pro-independence pro-remain in the EU vote to the SNP.

The increased awareness of climate change could offer them a boost and the UN COP 26 summit on climate change to be held in Glasgow next year offers the party a perfect opportunity to debate Green issues.


The LibDems have had no representation in Glasgow since it lost its only councillor Margot Clark and its only ever MSP Robert Brown in 2011.

A majority remain vote in Glasgow could see the party increase its votes but it’s anti independence stance will turn away many of those who voted to stay in the EU but who also voted for independence in 2014.

The Brexit party is so far the only party to have a candidate.

It has announced one candidate so far in Glasgow seeing to pick up votes from frustrated Brexit supporters.

Nominations are open until 4pm on Friday November 14.