Phil Boswell

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Phil Boswell was elected as the Scottish National Party (SNP) member of parliament for the constituency of Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill in the May 2015 UK general election. [1]

Boswell defeated his closest rival and the previous Labour Party MP for the area Tom Clarke.

In an election which witnessed the rise of the SNP, Boswell was just one of many Scottish Nationals who gained considerable voter support. He received 57 per cent of the vote and a majority of 11,501 overturning a previous Labour majority of over 20,000. [2]


Lynne Anderson | Katelyn Geraghty | Paul Welsh - Councillor, North Lanarkshire Council [3]


  1. Phil Boswell, accessed 11 May 2015
  2. General Election 2015: SNP pull off shock win to take Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill seat from Labour Daily Record, 8 May 2015, accessed 11 May 2015
  3. Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016,, accessed 19 April 2016