Rutherglen and Hamilton West (UK Parliament constituency)

Rutherglen and Hamilton West (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Rutherglen and Hamilton West


Type = Burgh
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = South Lanarkshire
Year = 2005
MP = Tommy McAvoy
Party = Labour Co-operative
EP = 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.

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

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.

The terms of the "Rutherglen and Hamilton West" name refer to the town of Rutherglen and the west of the town of Hamilton.

Members of Parliament

* 2005–present: Tommy McAvoy, Labour Co-operative, who was previously MP for Glasgow Rutherglen.

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Tommy McAvoy
votes = 24,054
percentage = 55.6
change = -4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ian Robertson
votes = 7,942
percentage = 18.4
change = +6.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Margaret Park
votes = 6,023
percentage = 13.9
change = -1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Crerar
votes = 3,621
percentage = 8.4
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Bill Bonnar
votes = 1,164
percentage = 2.7
change = -1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Janice Murdoch
votes = 457
percentage = 1.1
change = +0.9
Election box majority
votes = 16,112
percentage = 37.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 43,261
percentage = 58.5
change = +3.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Co-operative
swing = -5.4

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Glasgow Rutherglen
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Tommy McAvoy
votes = 16,760
percentage = 57.4
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Anne McLaughlin
votes = 4,135
percentage = 14.2
change = -1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Jackson
votes = 3,689
percentage = 12.6
change = -1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Malcolm Macaskill
votes = 3,301
percentage = 11.3
change = +2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Bill Bonnar
votes = 1,328
percentage = 4.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12,625
percentage = 43.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 29,213
percentage = 56.3
change = -13.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Co-operative
swing =

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