East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°23′24″N 3°39′40″W / 55.390°N 3.661°W / 55.390; -3.661

East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow in Scotland.
Subdivisions of Scotland South Lanarkshire
Major settlements East Kilbride, Strathaven, Lesmahagow
Current constituency
Created 2005
Member of Parliament Michael McCann (Labour)
Created from East Kilbride
Clydesdale
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Scotland

East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which was first used in the general election of 2005. It replaced East Kilbride and some of Clydesdale, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries[edit]

As created by the Fifth Review of the Boundary Commission for Scotland, the constituency is one of six covering the Dumfries and Galloway council area, the Scottish Borders council area and the South Lanarkshire council area. The other five constituencies are: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, Lanark and Hamilton East and Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

The East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow constituency covers part of the South Lanarkshire council area. The rest of the council area is covered by the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency, the Lanark and Hamilton East constituency and the Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency. The Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency also covers part of the Dumfries and Galloway council area and part of the South Borders council area.

The terms of the East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow name refer to the towns of East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Notes
2005 Adam Ingram Labour Party Previously MP for East Kilbride
2010 Michael McCann Labour Party

Election results[edit]

General Election 2010: East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael McCann 26,241 51.5 +2.8
SNP John McKenna 11,738 23.0 +5.1
Conservative Graham Simpson 6,613 13 +3.0
Liberal Democrats John Loughton 5,052 9.9 -6.6
Scottish Green Kirsten Robb 1,003 2.0 -1.3
Independent John Houston 299 0.6 +0.3
Majority 14,503 28.5
Turnout 50,946 66.6 +3.1
Labour hold Swing -1.2
General Election 2005: East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adam Ingram 23,264 48.7 -4.3
SNP Douglas Edwards 8,541 17.9 -5.8
Liberal Democrat John Oswald 7,904 16.6% +6.6
Conservative Tony Lewis 4,776 10.0 +0.3
Scottish Green Kirsten Robb 1,575 3.3 N/A
Independent Rose Gentle 1,513 3.2 N/A
Independent John Houston 160 0.3 N/A
Majority 14,723 30.8
Turnout 47,733 63.5 +1.6
Labour hold Swing +0.8

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