Scotland Results

Scottish Parliament Results
Party Scottish National Party Scottish Conservatives Scottish Labour Scottish Green Party Scottish Lib Dems Independent
Seats 63 31 24 6 5 0
Change −6 +16 −13 +4 - −1

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  1. Victory for the SNP with 63 seats - two short of a majority
  2. Conservatives are the second largest party on 31 seats - but Labour on 24 lost 13 seats
  3. Scottish Greens are the fourth largest party with six seats, ahead of the Lib Dems who won five
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Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse

Scottish Parliament constituency Region - Central Scotland
Result: SNP HOLD


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

Candidates Christina McKelvie Votes 13,945 48.3% Net percentage change in seats +0.2


Scottish Labour

Candidates Margaret McCulloch Votes 8,508 29.5% Net percentage change in seats −9.9


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Margaret Mitchell Votes 5,596 19.4% Net percentage change in seats +9.3


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Eileen Baxendale Votes 836 2.9% Net percentage change in seats +0.5

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 48.3
Scottish Labour 29.5
Scottish Conservatives 19.4
Scottish Lib Dems 2.9

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish National Party
Scottish Labour

Constituency Profile

Hamilton is the hub of this constituency and features prosperous commuter belt suburbs. Journeys into the city of Glasgow are made easier by the M74 running through its eastern half.

The South Lanarkshire town of Larkhall is inside the boundaries of this constituency. It is on the edge of the Clyde Valley and like so many towns in the area is part of a popular commuter belt. Historically, this part of Scotland was known for its mining, weaving and textiles. Most of the traditional industries have now closed. The telephone and internet-based retail banker First Direct has a large call centre in Hamilton, so too has HSBC.

In 1999, the then leader of South Lanarkshire council, Tom McCabe, won the seat for Labour. He retained it in 2003 and 2007. In the Holyrood election of 2011, Christina McKelvie won for the SNP. Mr McCabe died in April last year, aged 60.

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