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UK Parliamentary General Election - Thursday 8 June 2017

There are three Constituencies in the South Lanarkshire area at this General Election:

  • Lanark and Hamilton East County Constituency
  • East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow County Constituency
  • Rutherglen and Hamilton West Burgh Constituency

Please note - part of the Clydesdale area is within the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale County Constituency which is administered by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

The candidates standing for these Constituencies are:

Lanark and Hamilton East County Constituency

  • Poppy Corbett - Scottish Conservative and Unionist
  • Angela Crawley - Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • Andrew Hilland - Scottish Labour Party
  • Donald MacKay - UKIP
  • Colin Robb - Scottish Liberal Democrats

East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow County Constituency

  • Lisa Cameron - Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • Janice MacKay - UKIP
  • Monique McAdams - Scottish Labour Party
  • Paul McGarry - Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Mark McGeever - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Rutherglen and Hamilton West Burgh Constituency

  • Robert Edward Brown - Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Andy Dixon – Independent
  • Margaret Ferrier - Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • Gerard Killen - Labour and Co-operative Party
  • Ann Le Blond - Scottish Conservative and Unionist
  • Caroline Santos - UKIP

Please note - part of the Clydesdale area is within the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale County Constituency which is administered by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Clydesdale and Tweeddale County Constituency

  • Douglas Beattie - Scottish Labour Party
  • John Ferry - Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Máiri McAllan - Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • David Gordon Mundell - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

The list of candidates standing for all four constituencies and other documents for the General Election are posted on our Statutory notices and documents page.

Key dates 

UK Parliamentary General Election Date (deadline if not midnight)

Publication of notice of election

Monday 8 May 2017

Delivery of nomination papers

Not later than 4pm on Thursday 11 May 2017

Nomination papers and the deposit of £500

between 10am to 4pm on any weekday from Monday 8 May 2017 but no later than 4pm on Thursday 11 May 2017

Register to vote

Midnight on Monday 22 May 2017

New postal vote applications (including proxies applying to vote by post) 

5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017

To cancel or alter postal or proxy votes, or to change from postal to proxy

5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017

New proxy vote applications

5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017

To vote by proxy, after 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017, on the grounds of a medical emergency or where you learn you cannot go to the polling station because of work reasons

5pm on Thursday 8 June 2017

Polling day 

Thursday 8 June 2017 - 7am to 10pm

Last time for re-issue of spoilt or lost postal votes

5pm Thursday 8 June 2017

Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal 

9pm Thursday 8 June 2017

Declaration of result

Friday 9 June 2017

Who will be elected?

For the South Lanarkshire area there will be three MPs elected, one to represent each of the three constituencies. The counting of the votes cast for the UK Parliamentary General Election will take place at close of poll on Thursday 8 June 2017 at the John Wright Sports Centre, East Kilbride.

Register to vote

If you are already registered to vote and are on the electoral register in South Lanarkshire you do not need to re-register. For information about how to register and the different ways of voting in this election go to our Registering and voting  page.

The deadline to register to vote in the UK Parliamentary general election is midnight on Monday 22 May 2017.

You must be on the Register of Electors (voters roll) and be 18 years or over on the day of poll to be able to vote.

Postal and proxy voting (someone you appoint to vote on your behalf)

To apply for a postal or proxy vote or for application deadlines and more information go to our postal or proxy voting page.

More information

Previous UK General Parliamentary Elections results 2015
UK Parliament
Electoral Commission

You can watch our videos on how to Register to Vote, Postal and Proxy Voting and At the polling station on Youtube.

If you have any questions about registering to vote, contact the Electoral Registration Office or visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/

Contact us

Electoral Registration Office - for information on registering to vote, postal and proxy voting arrangements
Election Office - for information on election arrangements