East Kilbride (Scottish Parliament constituency)


East Kilbride (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Scottish Parliament constituency infobox
Name = East Kilbride
Type = county


Region = Central Scotland
Year = 1999
MSP = Andy Kerr
Party = Labour
Council = South Lanarkshire

East Kilbride is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the Central Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Electoral region

:"See also "Central Scotland Scottish Parliament region

The other nine constituencies of the South of Scotland region are Airdrie and Shotts, Coatbridge and Chryston, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Falkirk East, Falkirk West, Hamilton North and Bellshill, Hamilton South, Kilmarnock and Loudoun and Motherwell and Wishaw.

The region covers all of the Falkirk council area, all of the North Lanarkshire council area, part of the South Lanarkshire council area, part of the East Ayrshire council area and a small part of the East Dumbartonshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

The constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies [See [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ "The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland] "] .

The Holyrood constituency is one of five covering the South Lanarkshire council area, the others being Hamilton North and Bellshill and Hamilton South, which are within the Central Scotland region, Glasgow Rutherglen, within the Glasgow region, and Clydesdale, within the South of Scotland region.

Three of the five constituencies are entirely within the South Lanarkshire area. Glasgow Rutherglen straddles the boundary with the Glasgow City council area, which is entirely within the Glasgow electoral region, and Hamilton North and Bellshill straddles the boundary with the North Lanarkshire council area, which is entirely within the Central Scotland region.

The East Kilbride constituency has boundaries with the Glasgow Rutherglen and Hamilton South constituencies to the north and the Clydesdale constituency to the east.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Andy Kerr
votes = 15,334
percentage = 42.7
change = +2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Linda Fabiani
votes = 13,362
percentage = 37.2
change = +12.1

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
candidate = Graham Simpson
votes = 4,115
percentage = 11.5
change = +0.4

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Dave Clark
votes = 3,092
percentage = 8.6
change = +2.2
Election box majority
votes = 1,972
percentage = 5.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,903
percentage = 53.6
change = +1.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Andy Kerr
votes = 13,825
percentage = 40.56
change = -7.59
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Linda Fabiani
votes = 8,544
percentage = 25.07
change = -7.42
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Grace Campbell
votes = 3,785
percentage = 11.10
change = -0.14
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Carolyn Leckie
votes = 2,736
percentage = 8.03
change = +8.03
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Alex McKie
votes = 2,181
percentage = 6.40
change = -1.73
Election box majority
votes = 5,281
percentage = 15.49
change = -0.17
Election box turnout
votes = 34,087
percentage = 52.06
change = -10.73
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Andy Kerr
votes = 19,987
percentage = 48.38
change = -8.15
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Linda Fabiani
votes = 13,488
percentage = 32.65
change = +11.75
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Craig Stevenson
votes = 4,465
percentage = 10.81
change = -1.21
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Ewan Hawthorn
votes = 3,373
percentage = 8.16
change = +0.93
Election box majority
votes = 6,499
percentage = 15.73
change = -19.90
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser = N/A
swing = N/A

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