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East Kilbride Strathaven and Lesmahagow

2010 Results:
Conservative: 6613 (12.98%)
Labour: 26241 (51.51%)
Liberal Democrat: 5052 (9.92%)
SNP: 11738 (23.04%)
Green: 1003 (1.97%)
Independent: 299 (0.59%)
Majority: 14503 (28.47%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 23264 (48.7%)
SNP: 8541 (17.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 7904 (16.6%)
Conservative: 4776 (10%)
Other: 3248 (6.8%)
Majority: 14723 (30.8%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election: Name of seat changed from East Kilbride.

2001 Result
Conservative: 4238 (10.2%)
Labour: 22205 (53.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 4278 (10.3%)
SNP: 9450 (22.7%)
Other: 1519 (3.6%)
Majority: 12755 (30.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 5863 (12%)
Labour: 27584 (56.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 3527 (7.2%)
SNP: 10200 (20.9%)
Referendum: 306 (0.6%)
Other: 1316 (2.7%)
Majority: 17384 (35.6%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Michael McCann (Labour) South Lanarkshire councillor.

2010 election candidates:
portraitGraham Simpson (Conservative) born Aberdeen. Journalist. South Lanarkshire councillor. Contested East Kilbride and Central Scotland in 2007 Scottish election.
portraitMichael McCann (Labour) South Lanarkshire councillor.
portraitJohn Loughton (Liberal Democrat)
portraitJohn McKenna (SNP) Born Rutherglen. Firefighter.
portraitKirsten Robb (Green) Manages an environmental trust. Contested Central Scotland in 2007 Scottish elections.
portraitJohn Houston (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 99036
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Under 18: 24.6%
Over 60: 20%
Born outside UK: 2.2%
White: 98.9%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.2%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 66.7%
Graduates 16-74: 16.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.3%
Owner-Occupied: 74.4%
Social Housing: 20.3% (Council: 18.9%, Housing Ass.: 1.4%)
Privately Rented: 2.6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 2.6%

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