Clydesdale East (ward)

Clydesdale East is one of the twenty wards used to elect members of the South Lanarkshire Council.[2][3] It elects three councillors. Its territory covers a large, rural and sparsely populated area of southern and eastern Clydesdale, bordering four other local authority areas (Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Borders and short sections with West Lothian and East Ayrshire). The largest settlement is Biggar; villages include Abington, Carnwath, Carstairs, Carstairs Junction, Cleghorn, Crawford, Leadhills, Symington and Thankerton – these boundaries were unaffected by a 2017 national review. In 2019, the ward had a population of 13,065.[4]

Clydesdale East ward
Location of the ward [1]

CouncillorsEdit

Election Councillors
2007 Bev Gauld
(SNP)
Beith Forrest
(Conservative)
Hamish Stewart
(Conservative)
2012 Ralph Barker Forrest
(Labour)
2017 Ian Donald McAllan
(SNP)
Alex Allison
(Conservative)
Eric Holford
(Conservative)

Election ResultsEdit

2017 ElectionEdit

2017 South Lanarkshire Council election[5]

Clydesdale East - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Conservative Alex Allison 35.48 1,927              
SNP Ian Donald McAllan 25.65 1,393              
Labour George Hannah 10.9 592 609 613 634 678 802 984  
Conservative Eric Holford 9.68 526 959 960 967 992 1,021 1,136 1,386
Independent Rev. Bev Gauld (incumbent) 8.64 469 508 511 539 560 617    
Green Janet Moxley 4.93 268 277 293 324 376      
Liberal Democrats Mark Gordon 2.65 144 160 162 170        
Independent Andrew McCallum 2.06 112 121 123          
Electorate: 10,165   Valid: 5,431   Spoilt: 109   Quota: 1,358   Turnout: 54.5%

2012 ElectionEdit

2012 South Lanarkshire Council election

Clydesdale East - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
SNP Bev Gauld (incumbent) 22.29 936 981 1,013 1,069.9    
Conservative Hamish Stewart (incumbent) 19.81 832 882 1,453      
SNP Ian Donald McAllan 17.74 745 783 810 849.8 863.9  
Labour Ralph Barker 17.31 727 794 824 875.5 877.2 1,120.4
Conservative John McLatchie 16.48 692 713        
Green Janet Moxley 6.38 268          
Electorate: 9,815   Valid: 4,200   Spoilt: 65   Quota: 1,051   Turnout: 4,265 (42.79%)
  • SNP councillor Reverend Bev Gauld resigned from the party and became an Independent after the party legalised same-sex marriage.[6]

2007 ElectionEdit

2007 South Lanarkshire Council election

South Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Clydesdale East
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Conservative Beith Forrest 1,204 22.5 2 5
Conservative Hamish Stewart 1,048 19.6 3 7
SNP Bev Gauld 1,042 19.5 1 4
Labour Ralph Barker 832 15.5
SNP Tom Mitchell 824 15.4
Liberal Democrats Ron Waddell 305 5.7
Independent Tom Dalbindle 101 1.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "5th Reviews - ward maps | Scottish Boundary Commission". lgbc-scotland.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-03-15.
  2. ^ "Local multi-member ward boundary maps". South Lanarkshire Council. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  3. ^ "United Kingdom: Scotland | Council Areas and Electoral Wards". City Population. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  4. ^ Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East, Scottish Government Statistics
  5. ^ https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/downloads/download/916/local_government_election_results_2017
  6. ^ [1]