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East Kilbride
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
A post war new town south of Glasgow, East Kilbride has had its own parliamentary constituency since 1974. It has always been held by Labour, but strong challenges were posed by the SNP in 1974 and the SDP in 1983. Maybe the fact that so many of the voters must have been migrants (almost all from other parts of Scotland) may have stimulated a certain rootless volatility, but things have settled down and in 1997 Adam Ingram recorded East Kilbride's highest ever majority by far, over 17,000. That the nationalists are in a very clear second (that is, virtually no chance of winning) was confirmed in the elections of May 1999 for the new Scottish Parliament.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Adam Ingram, stuck in the saltmines as a Northern Ireland Minister since 1997, is a behind-the-scenes-fixer who filled in a good deal of the detail behind the erratic broad brush yet universally admired facade of Mo Mowlam. Born 1947 and educated at Cranhill Secondary School, Glasgow, and originally a computer programmer-turned-NALGO official, he was elected here in 1987, rose as Neil Kinnock's PPS, and exhibits the snub-nosed pugnacity, if not the Catholicism, of many of his West of Scotland Labour contemporaries.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 6.35% 14.99% 42.37
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.36% 2.13% 17.06
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.64% 2.49% 25.77
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 8.48% 4.43% 191.67
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 7.95% 7.27% 109.35
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 3.77% 2.56% 146.96
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.24% 2.04% 11.90
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.72% 3.94% 18.37
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 1.70% 13.04% 13.04
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 19.27% 12.70% 151.73
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 3.67% 8.14% 45.12
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.20% 4.02% 5.06
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 10.50% 3.19% 329.52
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 29.62% 11.31% 261.86
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 5.58% 3.06% 182.13
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.93% 2.52% 36.89
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 7.95% 9.41% 84.44
5-10K 16.02% 16.63% 96.33
10-15K 16.96% 16.58% 102.28
15-20K 14.29% 13.58% 105.20
20-25K 11.05% 10.39% 106.32
25-30K 8.27% 7.77% 106.38
30-35K 6.13% 5.79% 105.79
35-40K 4.54% 4.33% 104.76
40-45K 3.38% 3.27% 103.46
45-50K 2.53% 2.48% 101.97
50-55K 1.91% 1.90% 100.34
55-60K 1.45% 1.47% 98.63
60-65K 1.12% 1.15% 96.86
65-70K 0.86% 0.91% 95.04
70-75K 0.67% 0.72% 93.21
75-80K 0.53% 0.57% 91.36
80-85K 0.41% 0.46% 89.52
85-90K 0.33% 0.37% 87.68
90-95K 0.26% 0.31% 85.87
95-100K 0.21% 0.25% 84.07
100K + 0.98% 1.34% 72.60

Local Map of the constituency
East Kilbride - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
East Kilbride - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.13%)
Conservative (-  6.58%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.17%) SNP (-  2.70%)
Liberal Democrat (3.03%) SNP (1.76%)
Conservative (-  1.85%) Labour (-  3.27%)
Con - 6.58%
Lab 9.13%
LD - 3.17%
SNP - 2.70%
Con - 1.85%
Lab - 3.27%
LD 3.03%
SNP 1.76%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Adam Ingram
Labour hold
Con Conservative (10.17%) 4,238 10.17%
Lab Labour (53.26%) 22,205 53.26%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.26%) 4,278 10.26%
SNP SNP (22.67%) 9,450 22.67%
Oth Other (3.64%) 1,519 3.64%
Maj Majority (30.59%) 12,755 30.59%
Turn Turnout (62.62%) 41,690 62.62%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Adam Ingram
Labour hold
SNP Archie Buchanan 9,450 22.67%
LD Ewan Hawthorn 4,278 10.26%
L Adam Ingram 22,205 53.26%
C Margaret McCulloch 4,238 10.17%
SSP David Stevenson 1,519 3.64%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Adam Ingram
Labour
Con Conservative (12.02%) 5,863 12.02%
Lab Labour (56.53%) 27,584 56.53%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.23%) 3,527 7.23%
SNP SNP (20.90%) 10,200 20.90%
Ref Referendum (0.63%) 306 0.63%
Oth Other (2.70%) 1,316 2.70%
Maj Majority (35.63%) 17,384 35.63%
Turn Turnout (74.81%) 48,796 74.81%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (18.60%) 9,365 18.60%
Lab Labour (47.40%) 23,795 47.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.40%) 5,221 10.40%
SNP SNP (23.60%) 11,855 23.60%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (23.80%) 11,940 23.80%
Turn Turnout (79.08%) 50,236 79.08%

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