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Hamilton South (UK Parliament constituency)

Hamilton South was burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Formed in 1997 from the Hamilton constituency, it was abolished in 2005 and parts of the constituency went to make the constituencies of Lanark and Hamilton East and Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

Hamilton South
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Hamilton South in Scotland for the 2001 general election.
19972005
Number of membersOne
Replaced byLanark & Hamilton East
Rutherglen & Hamilton West
Created fromHamilton

Contents

BoundariesEdit

The Hamilton District electoral divisions of Blantyre and Burnbank, Hamilton South, and Hamilton West.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[1] Party Notes
1997 George Robertson Labour resigned 1999 to become Secretary General of NATO
1999 by-election Bill Tynan Labour

Election resultsEdit

Elections of the 2000sEdit

General election 2001: Hamilton South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Tynan 15,965 59.7 −5.9
SNP John Wilson 5,190 19.4 +1.8
Liberal Democrat John Oswald 2,388 8.9 +3.8
Conservative Neil Richardson 1,876 7.0 −1.6
Scottish Socialist Georgina (Gena) Mitchell 1,187 4.4 N/A
UKIP Janice Murdoch 151 0.6 N/A
Majority 10,775 40.3
Turnout 26,757 57.3 −13.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990sEdit

By-election 1999: Hamilton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Tynan 7,172 36.9 −28.7
SNP Annabelle Ewing 6,616 34.0 +16.4
Scottish Socialist Shareen Blackall 1,847 9.5 N/A
Conservative Charles Ferguson 1,406 7.2 −1.4
Independent Stephen A. Mungall 1,075 5.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Marilyne A. MacLaren 634 3.3 −1.9
ProLife Alliance Monica Burns 257 1.3 −0.7
Socialist Labour Tom Dewar 238 1.2 N/A
Scottish Unionist Jim W. Reid 113 0.6 N/A
UKIP Alastair D. McConnachie 61 0.3 N/A
Natural Law George W. Stidolph 18 0.1 N/A
Independent John S.H. Moray 17 0.1 N/A
Majority 556 2.9
Turnout 19,454 41.3
Labour hold Swing

Mungall used the description "Hamilton Accies Home, Watson Away", referring to demands by some fans that Hamilton Academical should play their home matches locally and that Watson, the chairman, should go. He was a member of the Socialist Labour Party.

General election 1997: Hamilton South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Robertson 21,709 65.6 N/A
SNP Ian Black 5,831 17.6 N/A
Conservative Robert Kilgour 2,858 8.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Richard Pitts 1,693 5.1 N/A
ProLife Alliance Colin S. Gunn 684 2.1 N/A
Referendum Stuart W. Brown 316 1.0 N/A
Majority 15,878 48.0 N/A
Turnout 33,091 71.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)
  2. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.