Independents 8. Mostly industrial area west of Glasgow; the divide between Roman Catholic and Protestant community in Airdrie and Coatbridge led to accusations against the former Monklands council. Also includes former steel-making centre of Ravenscraig.
Angela Feeney (Wishaw), Willie Doolan (Gartcosh, Glenboig and Moodiesburn) and Gillian Fannan (Cumbernauld East) all moved from Labour to Independent in December 2019-March 2020. Thorniewood has a byelection on 7 May (held by the Scottish National Party).
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