Paisley & Renfrewshire SouthParliamentary constituency
- 23,548 total votes taken.
- 50.9% share of the total vote
- +32.9% change in share of the votes
- 17,864 total votes taken.
- 38.6% share of the total vote
- -21.0% change in share of the votes
- 3,526 total votes taken.
- 7.6% share of the total vote
- -2.3% change in share of the votes
- 1,010 total votes taken.
- 2.2% share of the total vote
- -7.3% change in share of the votes
- 278 total votes taken.
- 0.6% share of the total vote
- -0.3% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
Latest updates Paisley & Renfrewshire South
The last of the ballot boxes has arrived from the three constituencies being counted at Braehead - Paisley, Renfrewshire South, and Renfrewshire North and West. There's a rather hushed atmosphere in the arena, akin to a disappointing church jumble sale.
Former Labour adviser Paul Sinclair told Glenn Campbell said he was "deeply sad" to see Douglas Alexander lose his seat in Paisley and Renfrewshire South.
"I think it is bad for Scotland as well because he was a big figure," Mr Sinclair said.
"He was my boss and I found him a man of great integrity, great intelligence. A great man and we have lost him."
Former shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander lost his Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat to the SNP's Mhairi Black.
BBC Scotland news
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New SNP MSP for Paisley and Renfrewshire Southstandard
SNP Mhairi Black is currently in her final year studying politics and public policy at the University of Glasgow, she is 20 years old. She volunteers for different organisations such as Oxfam. She was actively involved during the referendum by campaigning and speaking at various events throughout the campaign.
Political correspondent, BBC News
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The industrial east of the Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat takes in the southern half of Paisley itself, as well as the smaller Clydeside town of Johnstone. The constituency also covers large tracts of rural Renfrewshire, including a number of villages around the many lochs in the area.
Paisley grew up on the traditional linen trade and today the main sources of employment are in the electronics, communications, food, and oil and micro-technology industries. The southern part of the seat is less prosperous than the north, possibly due to it being further from the motorway and the airport.
Labour's Douglas Alexander, a former UK government cabinet member, won the former Paisley South seat in a 1997 by-election. He won the new Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat in 2005 with a majority of 16,614 votes.