Lanark and Hamilton East (UK Parliament constituency)
|Lanark and Hamilton East|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Lanark and Hamilton East in Scotland.
|Subdivisions of Scotland||South Lanarkshire|
|Member of Parliament||Jimmy Hood (Labour)|
Hamilton North & Bellshill
|European Parliament constituency||Scotland|
Lanark and Hamilton East 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 covers parts of the former Clydesdale, Hamilton North and Bellshill and Hamilton South constituencies, 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, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow and Rutherglen and Hamilton West.
The Lanark and Hamilton East 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 East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow 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.
Members of Parliament
|General Election 2010: Lanark and Hamilton East|
|Liberal Democrats||Douglas Herbison||5,249||11.3||−7.4|
|General Election 2005: Lanark and Hamilton East|
|Liberal Democrat||Fraser Grieve||8,125||18.6||+7.3|
|Scottish Socialist||Dennis Reilly||802||1.8||-1.3|
|Christian Vote||Robin Mawhinney||415||1.0||N/A|