Lanark and Hamilton East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°31′26″N 3°42′14″W / 55.524°N 3.704°W / 55.524; -3.704

Lanark and Hamilton East
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Lanark and Hamilton East in Scotland.
Subdivisions of Scotland South Lanarkshire
Current constituency
Created 2005
Member of parliament Angela Crawley (SNP)
Created from Clydesdale
Hamilton North & Bellshill
Hamilton South
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Lanark and Hamilton East is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which was first used in the general election of 2005. It covers parts of the former Clydesdale, Hamilton North and Bellshill and Hamilton South constituencies, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.


As created by the Fifth Review of the Boundary Commission for Scotland the constituency is one of six covering the Dumfries and Galloway council area, the Scottish Borders council area and the South Lanarkshire council area. The other five constituencies are: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow and Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

The Lanark and Hamilton East constituency covers part of the South Lanarkshire council area. The rest of the council area is covered by the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency, the East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow and the Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency. The Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency also covers part of the Dumfries and Galloway council area and part of the South Borders council area.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
2005 Jimmy Hood Labour
2015 Angela Crawley SNP

Election results[edit]

General Election 2015: Lanark and Hamilton East[2] [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Angela Crawley 26,976 48.8 +27.8
Labour Jimmy Hood 16,876 30.5 -19.4
Conservative Alex Allison[4] 8,772 15.9 +0.9
UKIP Donald Mackay[5] 1,431 2.6 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Gregg Cullen 1,203 2.2 -9.1
Majority 10,100 18.3
Turnout 55,258 69.1 +6.8
SNP gain from Labour Swing +23.6

The Scottish Christian Party announced Craig Smith as their 2015 candidate,[6] but he did not stand.

General Election 2010: Lanark and Hamilton East[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Hood 23,258 50.0 +3.9
SNP Clare Adamson 9,780 21.0 +3.2
Conservative Colin McGavigan 6,981 15.0 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Douglas Herbison 5,249 11.3 −7.4
Independent Duncan McFarlane 670 1.4 +0.5
UKIP Rob Sale 616 1.3 +0.3
Majority 13,478 29.0 +1.5
Turnout 46,554 62.3 +3.2
Labour hold Swing +0.35
General Election 2005: Lanark and Hamilton East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jimmy Hood 20,072 46.0 -4.5
Liberal Democrat Fraser Grieve 8,125 18.6 +7.3
SNP John Wilson 7,746 17.8 -4.1
Conservative Robert Pettigrew 5,576 12.8 +0.3
Scottish Socialist Dennis Reilly 802 1.8 -1.3
UKIP Donald Mackay 437 1.0 +0.5
Independent Duncan McFarlane 416 1.0 N/A
Christian Vote Robin Mawhinney 415 1.0 N/A
Majority 11,947 27.4
Turnout 43,589 59.1 0.0
Labour hold Swing -5.9

This constituency was formed in 2005 from parts of the old Clydesdale, Hamilton North and Bellshill and Hamilton South constituencies.