Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°57′25″N 4°02′17″W / 55.957°N 4.038°W / 55.957; -4.038

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East in Scotland.
Current constituency
Created 2005
Member of parliament Stuart McDonald (SNP)
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 2005 general election, replacing Cumbernauld and Kilsyth and part of Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

The constituency covers the north of the North Lanarkshire council area, and small eastern and northern part of the East Dunbartonshire council area. It is currently represented by Stuart McDonald of the Scottish National Party, who overturned a Labour majority of nearly 14,000 to take 59.9% of the vote in the May 2015 General Election.

With 38 letters (plus one comma and four spaces), Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East has the longest constituency name in the current Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency brings together areas from North Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire councils. The western, mostly rural, areas including Lennoxtown, Milton of Campsie, Twechar and the Campsie hills are joined in the east and south by the eastern wards from Kirkintilloch and the entire towns of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. These two latter areas formed one constituency prior to the 2000 review.

The new town of Cumbernauld is approximately 15 miles north-east of Glasgow.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
2005 Rosemary McKenna Labour
2010 Gregg McClymont Labour
2015 Stuart McDonald Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

General Election 2015: Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Stuart McDonald 29,572 59.9 +36.1
Labour Gregg McClymont 14,820 30.0 -27.2
Conservative Malcolm MacKay 3,891 7.9 -0.4
Liberal Democrat John Duncan 1,099 2.2 -7.3
Majority 14,752 29.9 -3.5
Turnout 49,382 73.7 +9.4
SNP gain from Labour Swing +31.7
General Election 2010: Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gregg McClymont 23,549 57.2 +5.4
SNP Julie Hepburn 9,794 23.8 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Rod Ackland 3,924 9.5 -5.3
Conservative Stephanie Fraser 3,407 8.3 +1.3
Scottish Socialist Willie O'Neill 476 1.2 -1.8
Majority 13,755 33.4
Turnout 41,150 64.3 +3.4
Labour hold Swing +1.9
General Election 2005: Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosemary McKenna 20,251 51.8 −6.0
SNP Jamie Hepburn 8,689 22.2 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Hugh O'Donnell 5,817 14.9 +8.8
Conservative James Boswell 2,718 7.0 +1.9
Scottish Socialist Willie O'Neill 1,141 2.9 −1.6
Christian Vote Patrick Elliott 472 1.2 +1.2
Majority 11,562 29.6
Turnout 39,088 60.4 +1.6
Labour hold Swing −1.1

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