Coordinates: 58°16′37″N 3°46′44″W / 58.277°N 3.779°W
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom ( Westminster). It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.
Boundaries [ edit ]
The constituency was created in
1997 by merging Caithness and Sutherland with an area from Ross, Cromarty and Skye which was abolished.
2005 the Westminster constituency was enlarged slightly, to include a small area from Ross, Skye and Inverness West. The rest of the latter was divided between two new constituencies, Ross, Skye and Lochaber and Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey.
Local government area [ edit ]
See also Politics of the Highland council area
Since it was created in 1997 the constituency has been one of three covering the
Highland council area. Since 2005 the other two have been Ross, Skye and Lochaber and Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey. From 1997 to 2005 the other constituencies of the council area were Ross, Skye and Inverness West and Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber. Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross is the most northerly of the constituencies, and it now has the Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency on its southern boundary.
As enlarged in 2005, the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross constituency covered 23 out of the 80 wards of the council area: all ten wards of the Caithness area committee, all six wards of the Sutherland area committee and seven (Alness and Ardross,
Invergordon, Ferindonald, Rosskeen and Saltburn, Seaboard, Tain East and Tain West) out of the 18 wards of the Ross and Cromarty area committee.
Ward boundaries were redrawn again in 2007, and the management areas were abolished in favour of three new corporate management areas. The new areas consist of groups of the new wards, and boundaries are similar to those of the Westminster constituencies, as defined in 2005. Two areas, the
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross area and the Ross, Skye and Lochaber area, have the names of Westminster constituencies. The name of the third area, the Inverness, Nairn, and Badenoch and Strathspey area, is very similar to that of the third constituency.
Scottish Parliament [ edit ]
1999 a Scottish Parliament ( Holyrood) constituency was created with the name and boundaries of the Westminster constituency.
For representation at Holyrood the area of the Westminster constituency is divided between two slightly smaller constituencies,
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and Ross, Skye and Inverness West.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
Election results [ edit ]
Elections of the 2010s [ edit ]
Elections of the 2000s [ edit ]
Note: The constituency was slightly enlarged in 2005. Therefore +/- percentages are somewhat notional.
Elections of the 1990s [ edit ]
Notes and references [ edit ]
Constituencies in Scotland by Holding Party (59)
Liberal Democrat (11)
Scottish National Party (6)
Airdrie & Shotts
Argyll & Bute
Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock
Banff & Buchan
Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk
Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross
Coatbridge, Chryston & Bellshill
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East
Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale
Dunfermline & West Fife
East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow
Edinburgh North & Leith
Edinburgh South West
Glasgow North East
Glasgow North West
Glasgow South West
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey
Kilmarnock & Loudoun
Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath
Lanark & Hamilton East
Linlithgow & East Falkirk
Motherwell & Wishaw
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
North Ayrshire & Arran
North East Fife
Ochil & South Perthshire
Orkney & Shetland
Paisley & Renfrewshire North
Paisley & Renfrewshire South
Perth & North Perthshire
Ross, Skye & Lochaber
Rutherglen & Hamilton West
West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine