Rutherglen and Hamilton West (UK Parliament constituency)
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (December 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Rutherglen and Hamilton West|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Rutherglen and Hamilton West in Scotland.
|Subdivisions of Scotland||South Lanarkshire|
|Member of parliament||Margaret Ferrier (SNP)|
|Created from||Glasgow Rutherglen and Hamilton South|
|European Parliament constituency||Scotland|
Rutherglen and Hamilton West is a burgh 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 almost all of the former constituency of Glasgow Rutherglen and most of the former constituency of Hamilton South, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The current MP is Margaret Ferrier of the Scottish National Party.
The Rutherglen and Hamilton West 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 Lanark and Hamilton East 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
|2005||Tommy McAvoy||Labour||Previously MP for Glasgow Rutherglen from 1987|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Tom Greatrex||20,304||35.2||-25.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Tony Hughes||1,045||1.8||-10.2|
|SNP gain from Labour Co-op||Swing||+31.1|
1 Change to majority not useful when seat changes hands.
|Labour Co-op||Tom Greatrex||28,566||60.8||+5.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Robertson||5,636||12.0||-6.4|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+1.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|Labour Co-op||Tommy McAvoy||24,054||55.6||-4.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Robertson||7,942||18.4||+6.7|
|Scottish Socialist||Bill Bonnar||1,164||2.7||-1.9|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||-5.4|
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/9532/uk_parliamentary_general_election_results_2015 10Aug15
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- election result http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/downloads/download/631/uk_parliamentary_election_results_2010 26Aug15