Strathkelvin and Bearsden
|Current MSP :||David Whitton|
|Current Party :|
|Majority 2007(%) :||9.26|
|Candidate||Votes||%||% change from '03|
|Dr Robin Easton||8008||21.88||+8.17|
|Dr Jean Turner||6742||18.42||-12.68|
|Cllr Cathy McInnes||4658||12.73||-1.28|
|Swing req for SNP gain||4.6290%|
|Swing req for CON gain||8.4957%|
|Swing req for LIB gain||9.2062%|
|* This is the rank of each seat according to marginality by party|
Strathkelvin and Bearsden Candidate Profiles
Former journalist and advisor to Donald Dewar, Whitton is best placed to take this seat if Jean Turner who won it as an Independent in 2003 steps down. Since Dewar's death Whitton has been employed in public relations and continues to be a very well known face within Scottish Labour.
Dr Robin Easton
Prior to his retirement, Dr. Easton was Rector of the High School of Glasgow. He was also appointed as a Doctor of Glasgow University and received an OBE for services to education.
Dr Jean Turner
Voted in as a result of widespread anger at the closure of Glasgow hospitals, Jean Turner was initially understood to only be standing for one term. However, recently she has hinted that she may well stand again in 2007.
A strong supporter of David Cameron, Ms. Fraser credits him as her inspiration to stand for election in Strathkelvin and Bearsden. Stephanie Fraser currently works as head of development at Scottish Ballet.
Cllr Cathy McInnes
Currently Cathy is the Deputy Provost of East Dunbartonshire Council and a local councillor for West Kirkintilloch & Torrance.