SNP landslide in Cumbernauld consituency

Stuart McDonald was announced the emphatic winner at Ravenscraig

Stuart McDonald was announced the emphatic winner at Ravenscraig

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SNP candidate Stuart McDonald was elected MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East, polling more than double the vote of former Labour MP Gregg McClymont.

Labour’s 2010 majority of almost 14,000 disappeared in a crushing 36 per cent swing to the SNP as voter turnout also increased from 64 per cent to just under 74 per cent.

Mr McDonald (38), lives in Milton of Campsie and is a former solicitor.

The confirmed figures were:

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

John William Duncan, Scottish Liberal Democrats - 1,099

Malcolm George Eric MacKay, Scottish Conservative and Unionist - 3,891

Gregg McClymont, Scottish Labour Party - 14,820

Stuart Campbell McDonald, Scottish National Party (SNP) - 29,572

Ballot paper rejected - 126

Total votes - 49,508

Percentage poll - 73.8%

There was a clean sweep of SNP wins at all four counts at Ravenscraig, as the former heartland of North Lanarkshire, which also voted in favour of independence in September’s referendum, rejected the Unionist party Scottish Labour.