Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (UK Parliament constituency)

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Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19832005
Number of members One
Replaced by Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock
Central Ayrshire
Kilmarnock & Loudoun

Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 2005. Half of the constituency was incorporated into the new Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock constituency, with the remainder incorporated into the new Central Ayrshire constituency and the expanded Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1983 George Foulkes Labour Co-operative
2005 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Foulkes 22,174 55.3 −4.5
Conservative Gordon Forsyth Millar 7,318 18.2 +1.3
SNP Tom Wilson 6,258 15.6 −1.1
Liberal Democrat Miss Rebecca Amy Rodger 2,932 7.3 +2.0
Scottish Socialist Ms. Amanda Jane McFarlane 1,058 2.6 N/A
Socialist Labour James McDaid 367 0.9 N/A
Majority 14,856 37.1
Turnout 40,107 61.8 −13.2
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Foulkes 29,398 59.8 +5.8
Conservative Alistair J. Marshall 8,336 17.0 −8.7
SNP Mrs. Christine Hutchison 8,190 16.7 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Derek G. Young 2,613 5.3 +0.1
Referendum Party John K. Higgins 634 1.3 N/A
Majority 21,062 42.8
Turnout 49,171 75.0 −1.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1992: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Foulkes 25,142 59.1 −1.0
Conservative James A.D. Boswell 8,516 20.0 −0.7
SNP Charles E. Douglas 6,910 16.2 +6.6
Liberal Democrat Ms. Mary C. Paris 2,005 4.7 −4.9
Majority 16,626 39.1
Turnout 42,573 76.9 +1.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing −0.2

Elections of the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Foulkes 25,669 60.1 +8.6
Conservative Struan Stevenson 8,867 20.7 −3.4
Social Democratic Mrs. Maryum Ali 4,106 9.6 −8.3
SNP Charles Duncan Calman 4,094 9.6 +3.1
Majority 16,802 39.3
Turnout 42,736 75.8 +1.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing +6.0
General Election 1983: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Foulkes 21,394 51.5 N/A
Conservative J. McInnes 10,024 24.1 N/A
Social Democratic R. Logan 7,421 17.9 N/A
SNP R. Wyllie 2,694 6.5 N/A
Majority 11,370 27.4 N/A
Turnout 41,533 74.3 N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)

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