Monklands East (UK Parliament constituency)
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for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Monklands|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Airdrie & Shotts and Coatbridge and Chryston|
|Created from||Bothwell, Coatbridge and Airdrie and North Lanarkshire|
Monklands East was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 1997. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system. For the 1997 general election, it was replaced in part by Airdrie and Shotts.
It was previously held by the former Leader of the Opposition John Smith.
The Monklands District electoral divisions of Airdrie East, Airdrie South and West, and Chapelhall and Salsburgh.
The constituency included the town of Airdrie and a substantial part of eastern Coatbridge (Carnbroe, Shawhead, Whifflet, Greenend, Sikeside, Coatdyke, Cliftonville) together with villages such as Chapelhall, Calderbank, Plains, Caldercruix, and Greengairs.
Members of Parliament
|1983||Rt Hon John Smith||Labour||Previously MP for Lanarkshire North from 1970. Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 1987-1992. Leader of the Labour Party & Leader of the Opposition 1992-1994. Died 1994.|
|1994 by-election||Helen Liddell||Labour||Subsequently MP for Airdrie and Shotts from 1997.|
|1997||constituency abolished: see Airdrie and Shotts|
Elections of the 1980s
|Labour win (new seat)|
Elections of the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Philip W. Ross||1,679||4.6||−4.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Gallagher||878||2.6||−2.0|
|Natural Law||Duncan Patterson||58||0.2||N/A|
- "'Monklands East', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition
1992 – 1994