Hamilton North and Bellshill (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hamilton North and Bellshill
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Replaced by Airdrie & Shotts
Coatbridge, Chryston & Bellshill
Lanark & Hamilton East
Motherwell & Wishaw
Created from Hamilton

Hamilton North and Bellshill was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2005. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of elections.


It was formed by the division of the Hamilton constituency to form Hamilton North and Bellshill and Hamilton South.

Hamilton North and Bellshill was split up in 2005 into parts of Airdrie and Shotts, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, Lanark and Hamilton East and Motherwell and Wishaw.


The Motherwell District electoral divisions of Bellshill and Tannochside, and North Calder; and the Hamilton District electoral division of Bothwell and Hamilton North.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1997 John Reid Labour
2005 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Hamilton North and Bellshill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Reid 18,786 61.8 −2.2
SNP Chris Stephens 5,225 17.2 −1.9
Conservative William Frain-Bell 2,649 8.7 −1.7
Liberal Democrat Keith M. Legg 2,360 7.8 +2.7
Scottish Socialist Shareen Blackall 1,189 3.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Stephen J. Mayes 195 0.6 N/A
Majority 13,561 44.6
Turnout 30,404 56.8 −14.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Hamilton North and Bellshill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Reid 24,322 64.0 N/A
SNP Michael S. Matheson 7,255 19.1 N/A
Conservative Gordon McIntosh 3,944 10.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Keith M. Legg 1,719 5.1 N/A
Referendum Ray P.D. Conn 554 1.5 N/A
Majority 17,067 44.9 N/A
Turnout 37,999 70.9 N/A
Labour win (new seat)