Elections

Tom and Tommy

2010 General Election

 

Tom Greatrex was elected Labour and Co-op Member of Parliament for Rutherglen and Hamilton West on 6 May 2010.

 

Tom received 28,566 votes - a majority of 21,002 and a 60.69% share of the total vote.

 

Below is a summary of the result:

 

Name

Party

Votes

%

Greatrex, Tom

Labour & Co-op

28,566

60.69%

Horne, Graeme

SNP

7,564

16.07%

Robertson, Ian

Lib Dem

5,636

11.97%

Macaskill, Malcolm

Conservative

4,540

9.64%

Murdoch, Janice

UKIP

675

1.43%

Majority

 

21,002

44%

Turnout

 

47,072

61%

 

 

2005 General Election

 

The constituency boundaries have changed a number of times over the years. There has only been one other previous election with the current Rutherglen and Hamilton West boundaries. This was held on 5 May 2005.

 

Tommy McAvoy was elected with a large majority

 

Name

Party

Votes

%

Tommy McAvoy

Labour & Co-op

24,054

55.6

Ian Robertson

Liberal Democrats

7,942

18.4

Margaret Park

SNP

6,023

8.4

Peter Crerar

Conservative

3,621

2.7

Bill Bonnar

Scottish Socialist

1,164

2.7

Janice Murdoch

UKIP

457

1.1

Majority

 

16,112

37.2

Turnout

 

43,261

58.5

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