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Cumbernauld & Kilsyth LAB Wins 
Electorate - "48,032" Top-up region:Central Scotland

 Candidates
Cathy Craigie LAB   15118  
Andrew Wilson SNP   10923  
Hugh O'Donnell LD   2029  
Robin Slack CON   1362  
Kenny McEwan SSP   1116  
Maj: 4195  
Turn-out: 61.2%  

 
 Description
"Cumbernauld is situated 15 miles north east of Glasgow, with Kilsyth a near neighbour to its north across the river Kelvin. The former town grew to accommodate the overspill of Glasgow's population and was granted new town status in 1956. It is typically uncompromising in appearance, made up of concrete and council estates, and despite a mass sell-off of council housing in the 1980s more than a third of homes are still council-rented. Both towns are predominantly working-class, and both are home to varied light industries. Kilsyth's only claim to fame is being the (reputed) home of the first Scottish potatoes, early in the eighteenth century.
 

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