Cunninghame South (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|Subdivisions of Scotland||North Ayrshire|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||North Ayrshire & Arran
Cunninghame South was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster) from 1983 until 2005. It was represented by one Member of Parliament (MP) elected by the first-past-the-post system of election.
In 2005 a northern area of the constituency was merged with Cunninghame North to form North Ayrshire and Arran. The rest of the Cunninghame South constituency was merged with a northern area from Ayr and a small area from Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley to form Central Ayrshire.
The Cunninghame South constituency of the Scottish Parliament, which was created in 1999 with the same boundaries as the Westminster constituency, continues in existence unaltered.
The Cunninghame District electoral divisions of Irvine Central, Irvine South, and Kilwinning and Stevenston.
In 1996 the district was reconstituted as the North Ayrshire council area.
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Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2001: Cunninghame South|
|Conservative||Mrs Pamela M. Paterson||2,782||9.9||−0.2|
|Liberal Democrat||John R. Boyd||2,094||7.4||+2.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Rosemary Byrne||1,233||4.4||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Bobby Cochrane||382||1.4||+0.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Cunninghame South|
|SNP||Mrs. Margaret Burgess||7,364||20.8||−3.4|
|Conservative||Mrs Pamela M. Paterson||3,571||10.1||−6.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Erlend Watson||1,604||4.5||−1.7|
|Socialist Labour||Krishna Edwin||494||1.4||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Allan Martlew||178||0.5||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Cunninghame South|
|Conservative||Sebastian A.A. Leslie||6,070||16.3||+0.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Brian J. Ashley||2,299||6.2||−5.7|
|Natural Law||William T. Jackson||128||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Cunninghame South|
|Conservative||Eric Rae Gibson||6,095||16.3||−6.9|
|Liberal||John Alan Boss||4,426||11.9||−5.9|
|General Election 1983: Cunninghame South|
|Liberal||John Alan Boss||6,370||17.8||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|