Tory councillors wiped off the map in Rutherglen and Cambuslang

Tory councilors in Rutherglen and Cambuslang have been wiped off the map in the local elections.

The party previously had two representatives in the area, in Rutherglen Central and North and in Cambuslang West, but have now lost both seats.

Those were the only changes to the area’s local representatives, with the SNP gaining the Rutherglen Central and North slot previously held by Jared Wark, who declined to stand at this election.

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Andrea Cowan was elected for the SNP at the count earlier today, at the John Wright Sports Centre in East Kilbride.

In Cambuslang West Ann Lee Blond was ousted in favour of Norman Rae of the Liberal Democrats, a result hailed as a “tremendous victory” by his colleague Robert Brown, who was himself returned in Rutherglen South.

Turnout was down in three of the four areas, with only Rutherglen Central and North bucking the trend.

The full results for the Rutherglen and Cambuslang seats were:

Rutherglen Central and North (Turnout 44.7 per cent)

Martin Patrick Lennon (Labour) 1245 votes.

Janine Calikes (SNP) 1188 votes.

Andrea Cowan (SNP) 725 votes.

Rutherglen South (Turnout – 49.6 per cent)

Carol Nugent (SNP) 1825 votes.

Robert Brown (Liberal Democrats) 1686 votes.

Margaret Cowie (Labour and Co-operative party) 1331 votes.

Cambuslang West (Turnout – 45.6 per cent)

Margaret Walker (Labour) 1727 votes.

John Bradley (SNP) 1382 votes.

Norman Rae (Liberal Democrats) 730 votes.

Cambuslang East ( Turnout – 39.2 per cent)

Walter Brogan (Labour) 1486 votes .

Alistair Fulton (SNP) 1123 votes.

Katy Loudon (SNP) 1037 votes.

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