Cambuslang East
South Lanarkshire
Outline map
Boundary of Cambuslang East in South Lanarkshire from 2007–2017.
Population17,418 (2021)[1]
Electorate13,227 (2022)
Major settlementsCambuslang (part of)
Scottish Parliament constituencyRutherglen
Scottish Parliament regionGlasgow
UK Parliament constituencyRutherglen and Hamilton West
Current ward
Created2007 (2007)
Number of councillors3
CouncillorWalter Brogan (Labour)
CouncillorKaty Loudon (SNP)
CouncillorAlistair Fulton (SNP)
Created fromCairns
Cambuslang Central
Hallside
Long Calderwood

Cambuslang West is one of the 20 electoral wards of South Lanarkshire Council. Created in 2007, the ward elects three councillors using the single transferable vote electoral system and covers an area with a population of 17,418 people.

The ward was previously a Labour stronghold with the party holding at least two of the three seats between 2007 and 2017. However, it has since swung towards the Scottish National Party (SNP) with the party holding two of the three seats since 2017.

Boundaries

The ward was created following the Fourth Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements ahead of the 2007 Scottish local elections. As a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, local elections in Scotland would use the single transferable vote electoral system from 2007 onwards so Cambuslang East was formed from an amalgamation of several previous first-past-the-post wards. It contained the majority of the former Cairns ward, roughly half of the former Cambuslang Central ward as well as all of the former Hallside ward. As a result of amendments to the boundaries of the South Lanarkshire Council's management areas, the boundaries between Rutherglen and Cambuslang, East Kilbride and Hamilton were tweaked so Cambuslang East also contained part of the former Long Calderwood ward.[2]

Most new multi-member wards were formed from at least three smaller predecessors, but the population of Cambuslang in the area now represented by Cambuslang East had increased substantially over the dozen years following the local government reforms in the 1990s due to the construction of the new Drumsagard neighbourhood, with further developments planned for sites including Westfarm, Newton Farm and Gilbertfield – these projects were largely completed over the next decade, increasing the ward's population above that of its neighbours.[3]

Cambuslang East covers a suburban area in the east of Cambuslang including the neighbourhoods of Halfway, Cairns, the Circuit, Drumsagard, Lightburn, Newton and Westburn. The ward's northern boundary is the division with Glasgow City Council which runs along the River Clyde and its eastern boundary is the Rotten Calder.[2]

Prior to the local government reforms in the 1990s, Cambuslang was within the Glasgow District under Strathclyde Regional Council. One of its single-member wards was Halfway which included much of the same area as the current Cambuslang East.[4]

Following the Fifth Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements ahead of the 2017 Scottish local elections, streets between Greenlees Road and the Cathcart Circle Line railway tracks over Hamilton Road were transferred into Cambuslang West.[5]

Councillors

Aerial view of the ward from the north-east
Election Councillors
2007 Walter Brogan
(Labour)
John Higgins
(SNP)
Pam Clearie
(Labour)
2008
by-election
Richard Tullett
(Labour)
2012 Christine Deanie
(SNP)
2017 Katy Loudon
(SNP)
Alistair Fulton
(SNP)
2022

Election results

2022 election

Main article: 2022 South Lanarkshire Council election

Cambuslang East - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Labour Walter Brogan (incumbent) 29.1 1,486            
SNP Alistair Fulton (incumbent) 22.0 1,123 1,129 1,147 1,162 1,219 1,230 1,381
SNP Katy Loudon (incumbent) 20.3 1,037 1,041 1,065 1,072 1,157 1,172 1,290
Labour Amy Lee Fraioli 10.3 524 688 697 760 808 1,046  
Conservative Jamie Logan 9.6 489 497 499 522 539    
Scottish Green Marie Gallagher 4.0 204 207 226 249      
Liberal Democrats Robert Bell 2.9 147 153 162        
Alba Muhammad Khuzaima 1.8 94 94          
Electorate: 13,227   Valid: 5,104   Spoilt: 83   Quota: 1,277   Turnout: 39.2%  

Source:[6][7]

2017 election

Main article: 2017 South Lanarkshire Council election

Cambuslang East - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Labour Walter Brogan (incumbent) 32.8 1,553              
SNP Katy Loudon 23.7 1,123 1,139 1,145 1,154 1,225      
SNP Alistair Fulton 18.1 857 876 879 896 923 958 1,019 1,140
Conservative Gavin Douglas 14.1 668 690 762 792 810 811 902  
Scottish Green Laura Martin 3.1 147 155 162 199        
Labour Stuart Gallacher[note 1] 2.8 134 378 394 427 452 453    
Scottish Unionist James Moore 2.7 129 137            
Liberal Democrats Ellen Bryson 2.6 125 141 150          
Electorate: 11,505   Valid: 4,736   Spoilt: 108   Quota: 1,185   Turnout: 42.1%  

Source:[8][9]

2012 election

Main article: 2012 South Lanarkshire Council election

Cambuslang East - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
Labour Walter Brogan (incumbent) 43.0 1,554    
SNP Christine Deanie 23.4 845 876 925
Labour Pam Clearie (incumbent) 17.5 631 1,177  
SNP Alistair Fulton 8.6 311 326 340
Conservative Alan Fraser 5.3 190 195 211
Liberal Democrats Lindsay Watt 2.2 80 92 118
Electorate: 11,090   Valid: 3,611   Spoilt: 103   Quota: 903   Turnout: 32.6%  

Source:[10]

2008 by-election

Cambuslang East by-election (6 March 2008) - 1 seat
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Labour Richard Tullett 28.0 725 729 739 742 747 922 1,094 1,475
SNP Christine Deanie 23.5 609 614 621 625 638 728 962  
Liberal Democrats Tunweer Malik 22.4 580 584 589 593 616 669    
Independent John McGuinness 19.6 509 510 517 521 538      
Conservative Malcolm Macaskill 3.1 80 82 82 94        
Scottish Unionist Jimi Moore 1.5 38 39 40          
Scottish Socialist David McClemont 1.2 32 35            
Scottish Green Susan Martin 0.8 21              
Electorate: 10,397   Valid: 2,044   Spoilt: 38   Quota: 1,298   Turnout: 25.0%  

Source:[11]

2007 election

Main article: 2007 South Lanarkshire Council election

Cambuslang East - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Labour Walter Brogan 32.4 1,544      
SNP John Higgins[note 2] 23.5 1,120 1,139 1,181 1,267
Labour Pam Clearie[note 3] 18.0 859 1,117 1,152 1,224
Liberal Democrats Tunweer Malik 14.3 684 696 716 845
Conservative Louise Ann Campbell 8.9 423 428 437  
Scottish Socialist David Stevenson 2.9 137 146    
Electorate: 10,394   Valid: 4,767   Quota: 1,192   Turnout: 46.9%  

Source:[12][13]

Notes

  1. ^ Sitting Councillor for Hamilton South.
  2. ^ Cambuslang East councillor John Higgins died on 29 December 2007. A by-election, held on 6 March 2008, was won by Labour's Richard Tullett.
  3. ^ Returning councillor for Cairns single-member ward.

References

  1. ^ "Cambuslang East". Scottish Government. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Fourth Statutory Review of Electoral Arrangements; South Lanarkshire Council Area" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland. May 2006. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  3. ^ Dickie, Douglas (24 August 2011). "Population in Cambuslang continues to rise - but Rutherglen is shrinking". Daily Record. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  4. ^ "Second Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements". Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  5. ^ "Fifth Statutory Review of Electoral Arrangements; South Lanarkshire Council Area" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland. May 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  6. ^ "Ward 14 Cambuslang East Declaration of Results Elections". South Lanarkshire Council. 6 May 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Ward 14 Cambuslang East Candidate Votes Per Stage Elections". South Lanarkshire Council. 6 May 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Ward 14 Cambuslang East Declaration of Results Elections". South Lanarkshire Council. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2023.
  9. ^ "Ward 14 Cambuslang East Candidate Votes Per Stage Elections". South Lanarkshire Council. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2023.
  10. ^ "Local Government election results 2012". South Lanarkshire Council. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2023.
  11. ^ Teale, Andrew. "Local Elections Archive Project - Cambuslang East Ward". Retrieved 19 February 2023.
  12. ^ Teale, Andrew. "Local Elections Archive Project - 2007 - South Lanarkshire". Retrieved 19 February 2023.
  13. ^ Bochel, H. M.; Denver, D. T. (2007). Scottish Council Elections 2007 Results and Statistics (PDF). Lincoln: Policy Studies Research Centre, University of Lincoln. ISBN 978-1-874474-36-4. Retrieved 19 February 2023.