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Viewpark and Tannochside SNP group are a sub-group of Uddingston and Bellshill Constituency Branch and are made up of members from ward 14, Thorniewood which is a very large, diverse area with people from all different backgrounds and a mixture of residential, business and industrial areas.


We in Thorniewood are used to being ruled by Labour for too long. Since the referendum in 2014, membership has grown from a handful to over 200 (correct at September 2015) and are still growing. We were successful in by election of 2015 and the residents of Thorniewood elected Steven Bonnar to be their councillor and since being in office he has enjoyed very busy surgeries, showing that there is a need for SNP help in our area. He was again elected in the local elections of 2017 and has been working hard and coming true on the promises he made during the election and more.


We were instrumental in starting up the Viewpark and Tannochside Benevolent Fund and hold regular community improvement events such as litter picking in Douglas Glen and are always looking for ways to better our community and making it a better place to live, work and play. You can see a list of our ideas in the menu above. We regularly organise community action days, clearing up our glen having litter picks and help local groups, at Christmas for example.


We are always actively looking for new members. The SNP have always been on the side of our young people and that is why we fought to change the voting age in Scottish elections to 16. We believe young people deserve a far louder voice and a greater say in what happens to the future of Scotland. The SNP has a youth wing, Young Scots for Independence and they come from communities like ours. (Find our more at )

Our Elected Officials


Councillor Steven BonnarSteven Bonnar was elected to stand as SNP councillor in North Lanarkshire Council for Thorniewood Ward in a by election on Thursday 9th of July 2015.

Steven is a local lad, born and raised in Viewpark and remains there to this day. Since being elected, he continues to work tirelessly for his constituents, regardless of political affiliation and has quickly made a name for himself as someone who gets work done.

If you would like to contact Cllr. Bonnar, please click on his picture above and you will be taken to his profile page on the North Lanarkshire Council website.

Alternatively, you can email him on or call him on 01698 302621 or 07939 280021

Richard Lyle MSPRichard joined the SNP in 1966, and was elected as a councillor for Motherwell District in a by election in October 1976, and was re-elected at each local government election till 2012 when he had to stand down since being elected as an MSP in 2011.

Richard was SNP Group Leader in Motherwell District and North Lanarkshire from 1976 till 2011 and was SNP Group Leader in Cosla from 2007 till 2009.

If you would like to contact Richard Lyle MSP, click on his picture above and you will be taken to his profile page on the Scottish Parliament website. Alternatively, you can contact him via email at or by phone on 01698 337541 or at his Scottish Parliamentary office on 0131 348 6394

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