North Lanarkshire

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North Lanarkshire
North Lanrikshire
Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
North Lanarkshire in Scotland.svg
Coat of arms of North LanarkshireNorth LanrikshireSiorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
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Official logo of North LanarkshireNorth LanrikshireSiorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
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Coordinates: 55°49′44″N 3°55′19″W / 55.829°N 3.922°W / 55.829; -3.922Coordinates: 55°49′44″N 3°55′19″W / 55.829°N 3.922°W / 55.829; -3.922
Admin HQ Motherwell
Government
 • Body North Lanarkshire Council
 • Control Labour (council NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
Area
 • Total 181.4 sq mi (469.9 km2)
Area rank Ranked 19th
Population (mid-2015 est.)
 • Total 338,300
 • Rank Ranked 4th
 • Density 1,860/sq mi (719/km2)
ONS code S12000044
ISO 3166 code GB-NLK
Website www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk

North Lanarkshire (Scots: North Lanrikshire, Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders onto the northeast of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow's suburbs and commuter towns and villages. It also borders East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Stirling, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian. The council covers parts of the traditional counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.

The area was formed in 1996, largely made up from the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Motherwell and parts from the former Monklands District Council (1975-1996) as well as significant elements of Strathclyde Regional Council.

Principal towns (10,000+ in population)[edit]

Small towns and villages[edit]

North Lanarkshire Council Headquarters, located in Motherwell

Council political composition[edit]

North Lanarkshire Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 41 2 1 +1 58.6% 50.8 47,284 +1.2
  SNP 26 3 0 +3 37.1% 34.6 32,228 +2.9
  Independent 2 0 3 -3 3% 6.1 5,722 +0.8
  CICA 1 1 0 +1 1.4% 2% 1,894 +2.0
  Conservative 0 0 1 -1 - 5.5 5,111 -2.0
  Scottish Socialist 0 - - - - 0.4 379 -1.1
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 -1 - 0.4 333 -1.4
  TUSC 0 - - - - 0.1 95 +0.1
  Scottish Christian 0 - - - - 0.1 58 -0.2

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes. The net gain/loss and percentage changes relate to the result of the previous Scottish local elections on 3 May 2007. This may differ from other published sources showing gain/loss relative to seats held at dissolution of Scotland's councils.

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