East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (UK Parliament constituency)
|East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow in Scotland.
|Subdivisions of Scotland||South Lanarkshire|
|Major settlements||East Kilbride, Strathaven, Lesmahagow|
|Member of parliament||Lisa Cameron (SNP)|
|Created from||East Kilbride
|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.
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. However, the constituency also includes the settlements of Auldhouse, Blackwood, Caldermill, Chapelton, Drumclog, Glassford, Kirkmuirhill, Jackton, Nerston, Stonehouse and Thorntonhall.
Member of Parliament
|2005||Adam Ingram||Labour Party||Previously MP for East Kilbride|
|2010||Michael McCann||Labour Party|
|2015||Lisa Cameron||Scottish National Party|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul McGarry||1,042||1.7||-8.2|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+27.9|
|General Election 2010: East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow|
|Liberal Democrats||John Loughton||5,052||9.9||-6.6|
|Scottish Green||Kirsten Robb||1,003||2.0||-1.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow|
|Liberal Democrats||John Oswald||7,904||16.6||+6.6|
|Scottish Green||Kirsten Robb||1,575||3.3||N/A|
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]