Coatbridge and Chryston (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Coatbridge and Chryston|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Council area||North Lanarkshire|
Coatbridge and Chryston is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. It is also one of nine constituencies in the Central Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The other eight constituencies of the Central Scotland region are Airdrie and Shotts, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, East Kilbride, Falkirk East, Falkirk West, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Motherwell and Wishaw and Uddingston and Bellshill.
Constituency boundaries and council areas
The constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.
The rest of the North Lanarkshire area is covered by Airdrie and Shotts, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Motherwell and Wishaw and Uddingston and Bellshill, which are also within the Central Scotland electoral region.
Following the Boundary Review the electoral wards used in the creation of Coatbridge and Chryston are:
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|1999||Elaine Smith||Scottish Labour Party|
|2016||Fulton MacGregor||Scottish National Party|
Coatbridge and Chryston also has two Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament. Ryan Kelly and Jack Campbell.
|Scottish Green||John Wilson||1,612||5.7||+5.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Jenni Lang||423||1.5||-0.1|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+12.6|
The seat underwent boundary changes between 2007 and 2011
|Liberal Democrats||Rod Ackland||381||1.6||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|Liberal Democrats||Doreen Nisbet||1,519||5.9||-1.0|
|Scottish Voice||Gaille McCann||848||3.3||+3.3|
|Scottish Socialist||Gordon Martin||1,911||8.01||+8.01|
|Liberal Democrats||Doreen Nisbit||1,637||6.86||-1.69|
|Liberal Democrats||Jane Hook||1,889||6.26||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived September 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine