The Greater Glasgow MPs set to step down after general election 2024

MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South Mhairi Black
-Credit: (Image: Paisley Daily Express)


Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared a general election last week with voters set to go to the polls on Thursday, July 4.

With campaigning now underway ahead of polling day, a number of MPs have declared that they will not face re-election. Across the UK, more than 120 MPs confirmed they will stand down after the election.

Meanwhile, 12 Scottish MPs will not stand for re-election, with a number of high-profile names set to leave Westminster, including Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross who will step down to focus on his position in Holyrood, and Mhairi Black.

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Here is the full list of Greater Glasgow MPs who are planning to step down:

Mhairi Black

The Paisley and Renfrewshire South confirmed in July 2023 that she will not seek to be re-elected at the next general election. She has represented her constituency since 2015 as a member of the SNP, when she was just 20 years old. Confirming her decision to stand down, she described Westminster as "one of the most unhealthy workplaces you could ever be in".

Patrick Grady

Glasgow MP Patrick Grady made unwanted sexual advances to a 19-year-old SNP party worker.
Glasgow MP Patrick Grady made unwanted sexual advances to a 19-year-old SNP party worker. -Credit:Daily Record

Mr Grady will not look to retain his seat as Glasgow North MP, which he has held since 2015. It comes following a probe into the SNP's former chief whip for sexual harassment allegations. An independent parliamentary investigation found he acted inappropriately towards a party staffer. He was suspended from the House of Commons and apologised in Parliament but later had the party whip restored.

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Lisa Cameron


Lisa Cameron has moved from the SNP to the Conservatives.
Lisa Cameron has moved from the SNP to the Conservatives. -Credit:PA


The East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow MP will stand down after being elected as SNP MP in 2015. She defected to the Conservatives in 2023 in an unprecedented move, claiming she was shunned by other SNP MPs at Westminster after challenging the support given to Patrick Grady.

Angela Crawley

Having represented Lanark and Hamilton East since 2015, Ms Crawley confirmed she will stand down from her role as MP in an open letter to her constituents. She expressed the desire to spend more time with her family and said that her time working in Westminster had "come at a personal cost and required many difficult compromises".

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The following other Scottish MPs will also stand down after the election:

  • Ian Blackford - SNP (Ross, Skye and Lochaber)

  • Douglas Chapman - SNP (Dunfermline and West Fife)

  • Peter Grant - SNP (Glenrothes)

  • Stewart Hosie - SNP (Dundee East)

  • Alister Jack - Conservatives (Dumfries and Galloway)

  • John McNally - SNP (Falkirk)

  • Douglas Ross - Conservatives (Moray)

  • Philippa Whitford - SNP (Central Ayrshire)