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Strathkelvin & Bearsden LAB Wins 
Electorate - "62,974" Top-up region:West of Scotland

 Candidates
Sam Galbraith LAB   21505  
Fiona McLeod SNP   9384  
Charles Ferguson CON   6934  
Anne Howarth LD   4144  
Maxie Richards IND   423  
Maj: 12121  
Turn-out: 66.3%  

 
 Description
"Bearsden is an affluent middle class commuter town serving Glasgow, which explains why levels of owner-occupation are so high (76.8%) and professionals and managers so numerous (44.6%) within the constituency. But the political heart of this constituency is in the Labour-voting towns of Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch. The main industries are book publishing, construction, transport and agriculture with a growing number of firms in the light industrial sector. Parts of the constituency are very rural particularly around Torrance and Lennoxtown overlooked by the Campsie Fells.
 

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