Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Council area||South Lanarkshire|
Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, however, it is 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.
For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, Hamilton North and Bellshill, and Hamilton South constituencies were significantly redrawn. Two new seats - Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse and Uddingston and Bellshill - were fought on the new boundaries.
The other eight constituencies of the Central Scotland region are Airdrie and Shotts, Coatbridge and Chryston, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, East Kilbride, Falkirk East, Falkirk West, Motherwell and Wishaw and Uddingston and Bellshill.
Constituency boundaries and council areas
The rest of the South Lanarkshire area is covered by another four constituencies: East Kilbride and Uddingston and Bellshill, which are within the Central Scotland region. Rutherglen, within the Glasgow region, and Clydesdale, within the South Scotland region.
The Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse constituency consists of the following electoral wards:
- In full: Hamilton West and Earnock, Hamilton South, Larkhall
- In part: Avondale and Stonehouse (shared with Clydesdale), Hamilton North and East (shared with Uddingston and Bellshill)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|Liberal Democrats||Eileen Baxendale||836||2.9||+0.5|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse|
Notes: Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|Labour||N Tom McCabe||9,989||39.40||-4.31||8,571||33.62|
|Liberal Democrats||Ewan Hoyle||616||2.43||-5.54||419||1.64|
|All Scotland Pensioners Party||657||2.58|
|Independent - Hugh O'Donnell||88||0.35|
|Scottish Homeland Party||31||0.13|
|Total Valid votes||25,354||25,407|
|SNP gain from Labour||Majority||2,213||8.73|