Lanark & Hamilton East

Parliamentary constituency
SNP GAIN FROM LAB

Results

Scottish National Party
, with candidate Angela Crawley
, have the following results:
  • 26,976 total votes taken.
  • 48.8% share of the total vote
  • +27.8% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Jim Hood
, have the following results:
  • 16,876 total votes taken.
  • 30.5% share of the total vote
  • -19.4% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Alex Allison
, have the following results:
  • 8,772 total votes taken.
  • 15.9% share of the total vote
  • +0.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Donald MacKay
, have the following results:
  • 1,431 total votes taken.
  • 2.6% share of the total vote
  • +1.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Gregg Cullen
, have the following results:
  • 1,203 total votes taken.
  • 2.2% share of the total vote
  • -9.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

SNP majority: 10,100 18.3%
Turnout
70.1%

Vote share

Party %
SNP 48.8
LAB 30.5
CON 15.9
UKIP 2.6
LD 2.2

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
SNP
+27.8
UKIP
+1.3
CON
+0.9
LD
-9.1
LAB
-19.4

Latest updates Lanark & Hamilton East

08.05.2015

13:40

Labour wipeout in west of Scotland

The majority of Labour seats in Scotland are lost in constituencies in Glasgow and the west of the country.
03:55

@LauraMaxwell3

Laura Maxwell BBC Scotland
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Tweets: Jim Hood, outgoing MP for Lanark, says he "fears for his country" #GE2015

03:35

Angela Crawley of SNP takes Lanark and Hamilton East seat

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Angela Crawley is the elected councillor for Hamilton South. She is SNP spokesperson for young people and community resources. In addition, she is the national convenor of the SNP's youth-wing. Born and raised in Hamilton, Angela went on to study politics at Stirling University and completed her law degree at Glasgow University.

03:18

@BBCCatrionaR

Catriona Renton
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: Lanark and Hamilton East imminent. Another giant swing seems to be on the cards #GE02015 #GE15

03:05

@BBCCatrionaR

Catriona Renton
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: Lanark and Hamilton East imminent. Another giant swing seems to be on the cards #GE02015 #GE15

02:10

@BBCCatrionaR

Catriona Renton
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: East Kilbride gathering candidates... Declaration soon ten to fifteen mins #GE0215 #GE15

01:34

Turnout at Lanark & Hamilton East

Tony Nellany
BBC Scotland
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Percentage Turnout: 69.2%

Turnout: 55,328

Electorate: 79,962

00:50

@BBCCatrionaR

Catriona Renton
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: Apparently labour activists leaving count in South Lanarkshire #GE2015 #GE15

07.05.2015

23:46

Big challenge for SNP

Catriona Renton
BBC Scotland
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All eyes are on the three counts here in South Lanarkshire to set the tone for the night and now many of the ballot boxes are here. Almost a quarter of a million people are eligible to vote here. This used to be traditional Labour territory. To give you an idea of the challenge for the SNP here, Labour polled 50% or more of the vote in all three of these seats in 2010.

23:06

@BBCCatrionaR

Catriona Renton
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: "We've done all we can - up to the voter now," Labour at South Lanarkshire. SNP say this "could be the start of something big" #GE15 #GE2015

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Constituency profile

The industrial community of New Lanark was founded in 1785 by Robert Owen, the most successful cotton-mill entrepreneur of his day. The area boomed, but by the 1930s, it began to suffer as factories and mills closed all over the Clyde Valley.

Today the cotton and coal industries survive as heritage sites, with New Lanark a major tourist attraction. The area's close proximity to Glasgow has transformed it into a modern commuter base for professionals. The Lanark and Hamilton East constituency, a narrow urban strip running south-west from the Glasgow suburbs and along the north boundary of the South Lanarkshire council area, also takes in the towns of Biggar and Larkhall. Hamilton Park Racecourse and Summerlee Raceway also attract day-trippers to the constituency.The seat has a Labour-voting background and was held by the party's Jimmy Hood in 2010 with a majority of 13,478 votes.