Lanark and Hamilton East (UK Parliament constituency)

Lanark and Hamilton East (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Lanark and Hamilton East


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

Lanark and Hamilton East 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 covers parts of the former Clydesdale, Hamilton North and Bellshill and Hamilton South constituencies, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Borders

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, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow and Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

The Lanark and Hamilton East 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 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.

Members of Parliament

* 2005 — "present": Jimmy Hood, Labour

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Lanark and Hamilton East
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jimmy Hood
votes = 20,072
percentage = 46.0
change = -4.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Fraser Grieve
votes = 8,125
percentage = 18.6
change = +7.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = John Wilson
votes = 7,746
percentage = 17.8
change = -4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Pettigrew
votes = 5,576
percentage = 12.8
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Dennis Reilly
votes = 802
percentage = 1.8
change = -1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Donald Mackay
votes = 437
percentage = 1.0
change = +0.5
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Duncan McFarlane
votes = 416
percentage = 1.0
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Operation Christian Vote
candidate = Robin Mawhinney
votes = 415
percentage = 1.0
change = +1.0
Election box majority
votes = 11,947
percentage = 27.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 43,589
percentage = 59.1
change = 0.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -5.9

This constituency was formed in 2005 from parts of the old Clydesdale, Hamilton North and Bellshill and Hamilton South constituencies. The results of these constituencies in the last general election are listed below.Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Clydesdale
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jimmy Hood
votes = 17,822
percentage = 46.6
change = -5.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Jim Wright
votes = 10,028
percentage = 26.2
change = +4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Kevin Newton
votes = 5,034
percentage = 13.2
change = -3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Moira Craig
votes = 4,111
percentage = 10.8
change = +2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Paul Cockshott
votes = 974
percentage = 2.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Donald Mackay
votes = 253
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,794
percentage = 20.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,222
percentage = 59.3
change = -12.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Hamilton North and Bellshill
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Reid
votes = 18,786
percentage = 61.8
change = -2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Chris Stephens
votes = 5,225
percentage = 17.2
change = -1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bill Frain-Bell
votes = 2,649
percentage = 8.7
change = -1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Keith Legg
votes = 2,360
percentage = 7.8
change = +2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Shareen Blackall
votes = 1,189
percentage = 3.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Mayes
votes = 195
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 13,561
percentage = 44.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 30,404
percentage = 56.8
change = -14.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Hamilton South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bill Tynan
votes = 15,965
percentage = 59.7
change = -5.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = John Wilson
votes = 5,190
percentage = 19.4
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Oswald
votes = 2,388
percentage = 8.9
change = +3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Neil Richardson
votes = 1,876
percentage = 7.0
change = -1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Gena Mitchell
votes = 1,187
percentage = 4.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Janice Murdoch
votes = 151
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,775
percentage = 40.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 26,757
percentage = 57.3
change = -13.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/jimmy_hood/lanark_and_hamilton_east#numbers Jimmy Hood's voting record, financial interests and expenses]


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