Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (UK Parliament constituency)
|Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill in Scotland.
|Subdivisions of Scotland||North Lanarkshire|
|Member of parliament||Philip Boswell (SNP) (2015-Present)|
|Created from||Coatbridge & Chryston
Hamilton North & Bellshill
|European Parliament constituency||Scotland|
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system.
It was created for the 2005 general election, covering the whole area of the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency and parts of the Hamilton North and Bellshill seat. A small area in the eastern side of Coatbridge lies within the Airdrie and Shotts constituency. Its current MP is Philip Boswell of the Scottish National Party who gained the seat in the May 2015 Election, succeeding Labour MP Tom Clarke who had held the seat since the constituency creation in 2005, and held the seat of the previous constituencies Monklands West and Coatbridge & Chryston since 1982.
The constituency covers the west of the North Lanarkshire council area, and is predominantly urban. Coatbridge lies in the south of the seat, with the urban/rural mix to the north extending in the eastern and western directions following the directions of commuter rail-lines.
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill includes most of the territory of the former Monklands West constituency.
Members of Parliament
Tom Clarke held this seat since its creation in 2005, having previously represented the predecessor constituencies of Monklands West and Coatbridge & Chryston since 1982, he was succeeded in May 2015 by Philip Boswell.
|2015||Philip Boswell||Scottish National Party|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Simpson||549||1.1||-7.4|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+36.3|
|SNP||Frances M. McGlinchey||7,014||16.9||+3.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Kenneth C. Elder||3,519||8.5||−3.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Rodney Ackland||4,605||12.0||+6.4|
|Conservative||Lindsay S. Paterson||2,775||7.2||+2.2|
|Scottish Socialist||Joan Kinloch||1,033||2.7||−2.4|
This 19,519 majority was the largest numerical majority for any Westminster MP during the 2005-2010 parliament.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=31684 8Aug15
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
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