East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (UK Parliament constituency)


East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow


Type = County
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = South Lanarkshire
Year = 2005
MP = Adam Ingram
Party = Labour
EP = Scotland

East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow 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 replaced East Kilbride and some of Clydesdale, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

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, Lanark and Hamilton East and Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

The East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow 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 Lanark and Hamilton East constituency 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.

The terms of the "East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow" name refer to the towns of East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow.

Member of Parliament

*2005 – "present:" Adam Ingram, Labour Party, who was previously MP for East Kilbride

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Adam Ingram
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Graham Simpson
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Adam Ingram
votes = 23,264
percentage = 48.7%
change = -4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Douglas Edwards
votes = 8,541
percentage = 17.9%
change = -5.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Oswald
votes = 7,904
percentage = 16.6%
change = +6.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Lewis
votes = 4,776
percentage = 10.0%
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
candidate = Kirsten Robb
votes = 1,575
percentage = 3.3%
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Rose Gentle
votes = 1,513
percentage = 3.2%
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = John Houston
votes = 160
percentage = 0.3%
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 14,723
percentage = 30.8%
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,733
percentage = 63.5
change = +1.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +0.8

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: East Kilbride
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Adam Ingram
votes = 22,205
percentage = 53.3
change = -3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Archie Buchanan
votes = 9,450
percentage = 22.7
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ewan Hawthorn
votes = 4,278
percentage = 10.3
change = +3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret McCulloch
votes = 4,238
percentage = 10.2
change = -1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = David Stevenson
votes = 1,519
percentage = 3.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12,755
percentage = 30.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,690
percentage = 62.6
change = -12.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

References


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