Hamilton South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hamilton South
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
19972005
Number of members One
Replaced by Lanark & Hamilton East
Rutherglen & Hamilton West
Created from Hamilton

Hamilton South was burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Formed in 1997 from the Hamilton constituency, it was abolished in 2005 and parts of the constituency went to make the constituencies of Lanark and Hamilton East and Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

Boundaries[edit]

The Hamilton District electoral divisions of Blantyre and Burnbank, Hamilton South, and Hamilton West.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1997 George Robertson Labour
1999 Bill Tynan Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Hamilton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Tynan 15,965 59.7 −5.9
SNP John Gordon Wilson 5,190 19.4 +1.8
Liberal Democrat John Oswald 2,388 8.9 +3.8
Conservative Neil Richardson 1,876 7.0 −1.6
Scottish Socialist Miss Georgina (Gena) Mitchell 1,187 4.4 N/A
UKIP Miss Janice Elizabeth Murdoch 151 0.6 N/A
Majority 10,775 40.3
Turnout 26,757 57.3 −13.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

By-election 1999: Hamilton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Tynan 7,172 36.9 −28.7
SNP Annabelle Ewing 6,616 34.0 +16.4
Scottish Socialist Miss Shareen Blackall 1,847 9.5 N/A
Conservative Charles Ferguson 1,406 7.2 −1.4
Independent Stephen A. Mungall 1,075 5.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Marilyne A. MacLaren 634 3.3 −1.9
ProLife Alliance Mrs. Monica Burns 257 1.3 −0.7
Socialist Labour Tom Dewar 238 1.2 N/A
Scottish Unionist Jim W. Reid 113 0.6 N/A
UKIP Alastair D. McConnachie 61 0.3 N/A
Natural Law George W. Stidolph 18 0.1 N/A
Independent John S.H. Drummond Moray 17 0.1 N/A
Majority 556 2.9
Turnout 19,454 41.3
Labour hold Swing

Mungall used the description "Hamilton Accies Home, Watson Away", referring to demands by some fans that Hamilton Academical should play their home matches locally and that Watson, the chairman, should go. He was a member of the Socialist Labour Party.

General Election 1997: Hamilton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Robertson 21,709 65.6 N/A
SNP Ian Black 5,831 17.6 N/A
Conservative Robert Dow Kilgour 2,858 8.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Richard Pitts 1,693 5.1 N/A
ProLife Alliance Colin S. Gunn 684 2.1 N/A
Referendum Party Stuart W. Brown 316 1.0 N/A
Majority 15,878 48.0 N/A
Turnout 33,091 71.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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