Clydesdale South (ward)

Clydesdale South 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 primarily rural area in western Clydesdale bisected by the M74 motorway; the largest settlements are Blackwood/Kirkmuirhill and Lesmahagow, also including villages such as Coalburn, Douglas and Rigside – these boundaries were unaffected by a 2017 national review. In 2019, the ward had a population of 14,647.[4]

Clydesdale South ward
Location of the ward[1]

CouncillorsEdit

Election Councillors
2007 Archie Manson
(SNP)
Danny Meikle
(Labour)
Alex McInnes
(Labour)
2012 George Greenshields
(Labour)
2014 by- Gordon Muir
(Labour)
2017 Mark Horsham
(SNP)
Colin McGavigan
(Conservative)

Election ResultsEdit

2017 ElectionEdit

2017 South Lanarkshire Council election[5]

Clydesdale South - 3 seats[6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Conservative Colin McGavigan 21.97 1,198 1,221 1,243 1,260 1,314 1,324 1,333 1,411
Labour George Greenshields (incumbent) 18.91 1,031 1,038 1,050 1,076 1,206 1,229 1,280 1,992
SNP Mark Horsham 16.03 874 875 884 915 948 1,652    
Labour Gordon Muir (incumbent) 15.88 866 868 880 898 983 1,022 1,053  
SNP Sandra Mills 13.88 757 759 761 801 835      
Independent Danny Meikle 7.8 425 428 434 443        
Green Craig Dalzell 2.55 139 148 174          
Liberal Democrats Kaitey Blair 1.78 97 101            
UKIP Janice MacKay 1.19 65              
Electorate: 11,568   Valid: 5,452   Spoilt: 89   Quota: 1,364   Turnout: 47.9%
  • In 2018 Labour councillor George Greenshields resigned from the party and became an Independent.

2012 ElectionEdit

2012 South Lanarkshire Council election

Clydesdale South - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
SNP Archie Manson (incumbent)†††††† 34.96 1,625          
Labour George Greenshields 24.72 1,149 1,170.3        
Labour Alex McInnes (incumbent) 18.83 875 888.6 893.8 921.4 1044.4 1,250.6
Conservative Colin McGavigan 10.48 487 494.1 494.3 561.7    
SNP Tom McDonald 6.73 313 703.9 704.4 736.4 852  
UKIP Chris McEwan 4.28 199 206.7 206.9      
Electorate: 11,620   Valid: 4,648   Spoilt: 113   Quota: 1,163   Turnout: 4,761 (40.0%)

2014 by-electionEdit

SNP councillor Archie Manson resigned on 14 March 2014 on health grounds. The by-election was won by the Labour Party's Gordon Muir on 5 June 2014.[7]

Clydesdale South By-election (5 June 2014) [8]- 1 Seat
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Labour Gordon Muir 40.8% 1,492 1,512 1,559 1,819 2,366
SNP George Sneddon 32.0% 1,170 1,203 1,260 1,356  
Conservative Donna Hood 18.0% 659 674 744    
UKIP Donald MacKay 6.4% 233 247      
Green Ruth Thomas 2.8% 104        
Electorate:     Valid: 3,658   Spoilt: 52   Quota: 1,830   Turnout: 3,710 (30.97%)

2007 ElectionEdit

2007 South Lanarkshire Council election

South Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Clydesdale South
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Danny Meikle 1,709 27.7 1 1
Labour Alex McInnes 1,245 20.2 3 5
SNP Archie Manson 1,156 18.7 2 5
SNP David Smart 1,148 18.6
Conservative John Baillie 734 11.9
Green Billy McLean 183 3.0

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 South, Scottish Government Statistics
  5. ^ Council, South Lanarkshire. "South Lanarkshire Council online information | Council and government | Elections". www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk.
  6. ^ "Local Government Election results 2017". South Lanarkshire Council.
  7. ^ "Congratulations to CLLR Gordon Muir". 13 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)