Rt Hon Tom Clarke

Tom Clarke


Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill



Address as

Mr Clarke

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 6997
Fax: 020 7219 6094


Municipal Buildings, Kildonan Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3LF
Tel: 01236 600800
Fax: 01236 600808


Electoral history

Member for Coatbridge and Airdrie 1982 by-election to 1983, for Monklands West 1983-97, for Coatbridge and Chryston 1997-2005, for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill since 5 May 2005 general election

Parliamentary career

Author and Sponsor Disabled Persons (Services, Representation and Consultation) Act 1986; Shadow Minister for UK Personal Social Services 1987-92; Shadow Secretary of State for: Scotland 1992-93, International Development 1993-94; Shadow Cabinet Minister for Disabled People's Rights 1995-97; Minister of State (Film and Tourism), Department of National Heritage/for Culture, Media and Sport 1997-98; Author and Sponsor International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006

Select committees

Member: Administration 2008-10, Standards and Privileges 2010-, Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill 2011-

Councils, public bodies

Councillor: Coatbridge Town Council 1964-74, Monklands District Council 1974-82; Provost of Monklands 1974-82; JP 1972; President, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities 1978-80

International bodies

Labour Member PAD Group to Iran, sponsored by Archbishop of Canterbury 1989; Led CPA delegations to Australia 2000; Observer, Peruvian election 2001; Led IPU Rwanda 2002; Led IPU Bahrain and Kuwait 2005

Political interests

Film industry, foreign affairs, disability rights, civil service, local and regional government, energy industry, international development

Countries of interest

Africa, Central America, Asia, Eastern Europe, Gulf States, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, USA

General Election 2010 - Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

Name Party Votes %
Clarke, Tom Lab 27728 66.39%
McGlinchey, Frances SNP 7014 16.79%
Elder, Kenneth Lib Dem 3519 8.43%
Houston, Fiona Con 3374 8.08%
Result Lab Hold (0.59% from Lab to SNP)