1997 General Election

Paisley South

Labour hold / Gordon McMaster
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourMcMaster, Gordon21,48257.5%+6.8%
 SNPMartin, William8,73223.4%-0.7%
 Liberal DemocratsMcCartin, Eileen3,5009.4%+0.3%
 ConservativeReid, Robin3,2378.7%-7.2%
 ReferendumLardner, James2540.7%N/A
 Scottish Socialist AllianceClerkin, Sean1460.4%N/A
Majority12,75034.1%+7.5%
Turnout37,35169.1%-5.9%
Swing+3.75%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LabourAlexander, Douglas10,34644.1%-13.4%
 SNPBlackford, Ian7,61532.5%+9.1%
 Liberal DemocratsMcCartin, Eileen2,58211%+1.6%
 ConservativeLaidlaw, Sheila1,6437%-1.7%
 ProLife AllianceDeighan, John5782.5%N/A
 Scottish SocialistCurran, Frances3061.3%N/A
 IndependentMcLauchlan, C1550.7%N/A
 Socialist LabourHerriot, Christopher1530.7%N/A
 Natural LawBlair, Kenneth570.2%N/A
Majority2,73111.6%-22.5%
Turnout23,435INF%0%
Swing-11.25%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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