Independent Group 7, Independent 1. Begins at Rutherglen, south-eastern suburb of Glasgow; includes new town of East Kilbride, Hamilton, and several market towns in the Lanark Hills. New Lanark mill is where Robert Owen pioneered business on cooperative principles.
David Watson (East Kilbride West) moved from Scottish National Party to Independent in November 2018; George Greenshields (Clydesdale South) moved from Labour to the Independent Group in 2018; Davie McLachlan (Hamilton North and East) moved from Labour to Independent.
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