Independent Group 2, Independent 1. Begins at Rutherglen, south-eastern suburb of Glasgow; includes new town of East Kilbride, Hamilton, and several market towns in the Lanark Hills. New Lanark mill is where Robert Owen pioneered business on cooperative principles.
Mark Horsham (Clydesdale South) moved from Scottish National Party to Independent in October 2023. Labour gained a seat in East Kilbride West from the Scottish National Party at a byelection on 6 July.
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