Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the Central Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse shown within the Central Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created2011
PartyScottish National Party
MSPChristina McKelvie
Council areaSouth Lanarkshire

For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, Hamilton North and Bellshill, and Hamilton South constituencies were significantly redrawn. Two new seats - Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse and Uddingston and Bellshill - were fought on the new boundaries.

Electoral region

The other eight constituencies of the Central Scotland region are Airdrie and Shotts, Coatbridge and Chryston, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, East Kilbride, Falkirk East, Falkirk West, Motherwell and Wishaw and Uddingston and Bellshill.

The region covers all of the Falkirk council area, all of the North Lanarkshire council area and part of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council areas

The rest of the South Lanarkshire area is covered by another four constituencies: East Kilbride and Uddingston and Bellshill, which are within the Central Scotland region. Rutherglen, within the Glasgow region, and Clydesdale, within the South Scotland region.

The Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse constituency consists of the following electoral wards:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
2011 Christina McKelvie SNP

Election results

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Christina McKelvie 13,945 48.3 +0.2
Labour Margaret McCulloch 8,508 29.5 −9.9
Conservative Margaret Mitchell 5,596 19.4 +9.3
Liberal Democrats Eileen Baxendale 836 2.9 +0.5
Majority 5,437 18.8 +10.1
Turnout 28,885 50.1
SNP hold Swing +5.1
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Christina McKelvie 12,202 48.13 N/A
Labour Tom McCabe 9,989 39.40 N/A
Conservative Margaret Mitchell 2,547 10.05 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ewan Hoyle 616 2.43 N/A
Turnout 25,407 57.1 N/A
Majority 2,213 N/A
SNP win (new seat)

Notes

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