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At the 2016 elections, Unionist parties totalled 17,989 votes which was 2,259 more votes than the nationalist parties.
At the 2021 election, if everyone tactically voted for Labour, it would remove the SNP from the Constituency
Historically, Clydesdale has traditionally voted Labour with Conservatives on a minority vote. In 2016, Conservatives beat Labour which was down to the ‘Ruth Surge’ which won’t be replicated in 2021.
Clydesdale is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election.
South Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament. Nine of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 16 MSPs.
The electoral wards used in the creation of Clydesdale are: In full: Clydesdale West, Clydesdale North, Clydesdale East, Clydesdale South. In part: Avondale and Stonehouse (shared with Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse)