Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Central Scotland 2011 (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse shown within the Central Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population74,077 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created2011
PartyScottish National Party
MSPChristina McKelvie
Council areaSouth Lanarkshire

Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) covering part of the council area of South Lanarkshire. 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.

The constituency was created for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election from parts of the former constituencies of Hamilton South and Hamilton North and Bellshill, along with some areas that were formerly in the Clydesdale constituencies.[2] The seat has been held by Christina McKelvie of the Scottish National Party since creation.

Electoral region

See also: Central Scotland (Scottish Parliament 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

Election Member Party
2011 Christina McKelvie SNP

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse[3][4]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Christina McKelvie[a] 16,761 46.2 Decrease 2.1 14,924 41.0 Decrease2.0
Labour Monica Lennon[b] 12,179 33.6 Increase 4.1 9,187 25.2 Decrease1.4
Conservative Meghan Gallacher 6,332 17.5 Decrease 1.9 7,925 21.8 Increase2.7
Green 1,897 5.2 Increase0.6
Liberal Democrats Mark McGeever 1,012 2.8 Decrease 0.1 809 2.2 Increase0.2
Alba 489 1.3 New
All for Unity 345 0.9 New
Scottish Family 215 0.6 New
Independent Green Voice 186 0.5 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 117 0.3 New
Libertarian 78 0.2 New
Freedom Alliance 60 0.2 New
Reform UK 58 0.2 New
UKIP 53 0.1 Decrease2.2
Independent Paddy Hogg 51 0.1 New
Majority 4,582 12.6 Decrease6.2
Valid Votes 36,284 36,394
Invalid Votes 136 62
Turnout 36,420 60.9 Increase10.6 36,456 61.0 Increase10.7
SNP hold Swing Decrease3.1
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse[5][6]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Christina McKelvie[a] 13,945 48.3 Increase0.2 12,468 43.0 Decrease2.8
Labour Margaret McCulloch[b] 8,508 29.5 Decrease9.9 7,707 26.6 Decrease7.0
Conservative Margaret Mitchell[b] 5,596 19.4 Increase9.4 5,519 19.1 Increase11.3
Green 1,322 4.6 Increase1.8
UKIP 673 2.3 Increase1.6
Liberal Democrats Eileen Baxendale 836 2.9 Increase0.5 575 2.0 Increase0.4
Scottish Christian 270 0.9 Decrease0.4
Solidarity 256 0.9 Increase0.7
RISE 133 0.5 New
Independent Deryck Beaumont 42 0.1 New
Majority 5,437 18.8 Increase10.1
Valid Votes 28,885 28,965
Invalid Votes 110 58
Turnout 28,995 50.3 Increase5.0 29,023 50.3 Increase4.9
SNP hold Swing Increase5.1
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ a b Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse[7][8]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Christina McKelvie[a] 12,202 48.1 N/A 11,666 45.8 N/A
Labour Tom McCabe[a] 9,989 39.4 N/A 8,571 33.6 N/A
Conservative Margaret Mitchell[a] 2,547 10.0 N/A 1,984 7.8 N/A
Green 720 2.8 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 657 2.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ewan Hoyle 616 2.4 N/A 419 1.6 N/A
Scottish Christian 332 1.3 N/A
BNP 228 0.9 N/A
Socialist Labour 220 0.9 N/A
Scottish Unionist 206 0.8 N/A
UKIP 170 0.7 N/A
Independent Hugh O'Donnell 88 0.4 N/A
Scottish Socialist 65 0.3 N/A
Solidarity 50 0.2 N/A
Scottish Homeland Party 31 0.1 N/A
Majority 2,113 8.7 N/A
Valid Votes 25,354 25,407
Invalid Votes 92 84
Turnout 25,446 45.3 N/A 25,491 45.4 N/A
SNP win (new seat)
Notes
  1. ^ a b c Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency

Notes

  1. ^ "Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based)". National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ "The New Scottish Parliament Constituencies 2011" (PDF). BBC News online. 8 September 2010. p. 22. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Constituency Declaration of Results 2021 - Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse". South Lanarkshire Council. 8 May 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Regional Results 2021 - Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse". South Lanarkshire Council. 8 May 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Return of constituency members 2016" (PDF). South Lanarkshire Council. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Return of regional members 2016" (PDF). South Lanarkshire Council. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Return of constituency members 2011" (PDF). 6 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Return of regional members 2011" (PDF). 6 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2021.