Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (UK Parliament constituency)
|Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill in Scotland.
|Subdivisions of Scotland||North Lanarkshire|
|Member of Parliament||Tom Clarke (Labour)|
|Created from||Coatbridge & Chryston
Hamilton North & Bellshill
|European Parliament constituency||Scotland|
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.
It was created for the 2005 general election, covering the whole area of the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency and parts of the Hamilton North and Bellshill seat. A small area in the eastern side of Coatbridge lies within the Airdrie and Shotts constituency.
The constituency covers the west of the North Lanarkshire council area, and is predominantly urban. Coatbridge lies in the south of the seat, with the urban/rural mix to the north extending in the eastern and western directions following the directions of commuter rail-lines.
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill includes most of the territory of the former Monklands West constituency.
Members of Parliament
|General Election 2010: Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill|
|SNP||Frances M. McGlinchey||7,014||16.9||+3.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Kenneth C. Elder||3,519||8.5||−3.6|
|General Election 2005: Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill|
|SNP||Duncan M. Ross||5,206||13.6||−1.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Rodney Ackland||4,605||12.0||+6.4|
|Conservative||Ms. Lindsay S. Paterson||2,775||7.2||+2.2|
|Scottish Socialist||Ms. Joan Kinloch||1,033||2.7||−2.4|
This 19,519 majority was the largest numerical majority for any Westminster MP during the 2005-2010 parliament.
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