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.
Paddy Hogg (Cumbernauld East) moved from Scottish National Party to Independent in June 2018. Stephen Goldsack (Stepps, Chryston and Muirhead) moved from Conservative to Independent in May 2018. Tommy Cochrane (Fortissat) moved from Scottish National Party to Independent in May 2018.
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