Cunninghame South (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Cunninghame South shown within the West Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland|
|Council area||North Ayrshire|
|Party||Scottish National Party|
Cunninghame South is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the West Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The other nine constituencies of the West Scotland region are Clydebank and Milngavie, Cunninghame North, Dumbarton, Eastwood, Greenock and Inverclyde, Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West, Renfrewshire South and Strathkelvin and Bearsden.
The region covers part of the Argyll and Bute council area, the East Dunbartonshire council area, the East Renfrewshire council area, the Inverclyde council area, North Ayrshire council area, the Renfrewshire council area and the West Dunbartonshire council area.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The Cunninghame South 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.
The rest of the North Ayrshire area is covered by the Cunninghame North constituency.
From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the electoral wards used to form this constituency are:
- In full: Irvine West, Irvine East, Kilwinning
- In part: Saltcoats and Stevenston (shared with Cunninghame North)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Cunninghame South|
|Liberal Democrats||Ruby Kirkwood||547||2.5||-6|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||9.9|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Cunninghame South|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Cunninghame South|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain Dale||1,977||8.4||+1.8|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Cunninghame South|
|Scottish Socialist||Rosemary Byrne||2,677||11.76||+11.76|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain Dale||1,505||6.61||+0.54|
|Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Cunninghame South|
|Liberal Democrats||Stuart Ritchie||1,717||6.07||n/a|
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland
- Statement of Persons Nominated North Ayrshire Council