Coatbridge and Chryston (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the Scottish Parliament constituency, see Coatbridge and Chryston (Scottish Parliament constituency).
Coatbridge and Chryston
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Monklands
Number of members One
Replaced by Coatbridge, Chryston & Bellshill
Created from Monklands West

Coatbridge and Chryston was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) from 1997 until 2005.

It was then replaced by the Coatbridge, Chryston & Bellshill constituency.


The Monklands District electoral divisions of Coatbridge North and East, and Coatbridge South; and the Strathkelvin District electoral division of Chryston.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1997 Tom Clarke Labour
2005 constituency abolished: see Coatbridge, Chryston & Bellshill

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Coatbridge and Chryston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Clarke 19,807 65.3 −3.0
SNP Peter Kearney 4,493 14.8 −2.2
Liberal Democrat Alistair George Tough 2,293 7.6 +2.1
Conservative Walter Patrick Ross-Taylor 2,171 7.2 −1.4
Scottish Socialist Miss Lynn Sheridan 1,547 5.1 N/A
Majority 15,314 50.5
Turnout 30,311 58.1 −14.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Coatbridge and Chryston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Clarke 25,694 68.3 N/A
SNP Brian Nugent 6,402 17.0 N/A
Conservative Andrew Wauchope 3,216 8.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Morag E. Daly 2,048 5.4 N/A
Referendum Bernard Bowsley 249 0.7 N/A
Majority 19,292 51.3 N/A
Turnout 37,609 72.3 N/A
Labour win (new seat)