Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
Carrick, Cumnock and Doonvalley (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
South Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley shown within the South Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 1999
MSP Adam Ingram
Council area East Ayrshire
South Ayrshire
Party Scottish National Party

Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, Scotland. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, it is one of nine constituencies in the South Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Electoral region[edit]

The other eight constituencies of the South Scotland region are Ayr, Clydesdale, Dumfriesshire, East Lothian, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Galloway and West Dumfries, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.

The region covers the Dumfries and Galloway council area, part of the East Ayrshire council area, part of the East Lothian council area, part of the Midlothian council area, the Scottish Borders council area, the South Ayrshire council area and part of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council areas[edit]

The Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.[1]

The rest of East Ayrshire is covered by the Kilmarnock and Irvine constituency. While the rest of the South Ayrshire is covered by Ayr constituency.

Following their First Periodic review into constituencies to the Scottish Parliament in time for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the Boundary Commission for Scotland recommended redrawing the Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency.

The electoral wards used in the creation of Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Cathy Jamieson Labour
2003
2007
2011 Adam Ingram Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

[2]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Adam Ingram 13,250 46.2 +15.7
Labour Richard Leonard 10,669 37.2 -7.8
Conservative Peter Kennerley 4,160 14.5 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Andrew Chamberlain 624 2.2 -1.6
Majority 2,581 9.0
Turnout 28,703 47.9 -3.9
SNP gain from Labour Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cathy Jamieson 13,619 45.0
SNP Adam Ingram 9,216 30.5
Conservative 5,532 18.3
Liberal Democrats 1,137 3.8
Others 745 2.5
Majority 4,403 14.6
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cathy Jamieson 14,350 42.5 -5.5
SNP Adam Ingram 10,364 30.7 +13.8
Conservative Tony Lewis 6,729 19.9 -6.4
Liberal Democrats Paul McGreal 1,409 4.2 +0.4
Independent Hugh Hill 809 2.4 N/A
Equal Parenting Alliance Ray Barry 124 0.4 N/A
Majority 3,986 11.8
Turnout 33,785 51.8 -1.0
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cathy Jamieson 16484 47.97
Conservative Phil Gallie 9030 26.28
SNP Adam Ingram 5822 16.94
Scottish Socialist Murray Steele 1715 4.99
Liberal Democrats Caron Howden 1315 3.83
Majority 7454
Turnout 34,366 52.79
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cathy Jamieson 19,667 47.86 N/A
SNP Adam Ingram 10,864 26.44 N/A
Conservative John Scott 8,123 19.77 N/A
Liberal Democrats David Rainsford Hannay 2,441 5.94 N/A
Majority 8,803 N/A
Turnout 41,095 61.8 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland
  2. ^ BBC election results