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Rutherglen and Hamilton West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 4540 (9.66%)
Labour: 28566 (60.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 5636 (12%)
SNP: 7564 (16.1%)
UKIP: 675 (1.44%)
Majority: 21002 (44.7%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 24054 (55.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 7942 (18.4%)
SNP: 6023 (13.9%)
Conservative: 3621 (8.4%)
Other: 1621 (3.7%)
Majority: 16112 (37.2%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 electionEM631: Name of seat changed from Glasgow Rutherglen.

2001 Result
Conservative: 3301 (11.3%)
Labour: 16760 (57.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 3689 (12.6%)
SNP: 4135 (14.2%)
Other: 1328 (4.5%)
Majority: 12625 (43.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 3288 (9.3%)
Labour: 20430 (57.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 5167 (14.5%)
SNP: 5423 (15.3%)
Referendum: 150 (0.4%)
Other: 1063 (3%)
Majority: 15007 (42.2%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Tom Greatrex (Labour)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMalcolm Macaskill (Conservative)
portraitTom Greatrex (Labour)
portraitIan Robertson (Liberal Democrat) born 1978, Glasgow. Educated at Strathclyde University. Maths teacher. Contested Rutherglen and Hamilton West 2005, Glasgow East 2008 by-election.
portraitGraeme Horne (SNP) South Lanarkshire councillor.
portraitJanice Murdoch (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 95689
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Under 18: 23.6%
Over 60: 20.3%
Born outside UK: 1.8%
White: 99%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.2%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 72.3%
Full time students: 0%
Graduates 16-74: 12.7%
No Qualifications 16-74: 39.4%
Owner-Occupied: 62.8%
Social Housing: 31.3% (Council: 26.6%, Housing Ass.: 4.7%)
Privately Rented: 2.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.9%

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