Independents 5. Mostly industrial area west of Glasgow; the divide between Roman Catholic and Protestant community in Airdrie and Coatbridge led to accusations against the former Monklands council. Also includes former steel-making centre of Ravenscraig.
Labour held a seat in Coatbridge South in a byelection on 25 October. Paddy Hogg (Cumbernauld East) moved from Scottish National Party to Independent in June 2018.
Next local elections