Elec­tion Fact­file

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Countdown -

Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West Elec­torate: 82,701 Formed in 2005 by merger of ma­jor­ity of Glas­gow Ruther­glen seat and parts of Hamil­ton South. 2010 re­sult: Tom Greatrex (Lab Co-op) - 28,566 (60.8%)

Graeme Horne (SNP) - 7564 (16.1%)

Ian Robert­son (Lib Dem) - 5636 (12%)

Mal­colm Ma­caskill (Con) - 4540 (9.7%)

Jan­ice Mur­doch (UKIP) - 675 (1.4%) Ma­jor­ity: 21,002 Turnout: 61.5%

MPs for Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang (since 1945)

Gil­bert McAl­lis­ter (Labour), 1945 - 1951

Richard Brooman-White (Con­ser­va­tive), 1951 - 1964

Gre­gor Mackenzie (Labour), 1964 - 1987

Tommy McAvoy (Labour), 1987 - 2010

Tom Greatrex (Labour), 2010 - 2015

Con­stituency served by 20 coun­cil­lors: Labour - 14 SNP- 5 Lib Dem - 1 Two MSPs James Kelly (Labour) - Ruther­glen Christine McK­elvie (SNP) - Hamil­ton, Larkhall and Stone­house Odds Labour: 8/11 SNP: Evs Con­ser­va­tive: 100/1 Lib Dem: 100/1 UKIP: 100/1 CISTA: 200/1

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