Cunninghame South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cunninghame South
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland North Ayrshire
19832005
Number of members One
Replaced by North Ayrshire & Arran
Central Ayrshire

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.

Boundaries[edit]

The Cunninghame District electoral divisions of Irvine Central, Irvine South, and Kilwinning and Stevenston.

The constituency was created to cover part of the Cunninghame district of the Strathclyde region, and it included the town of Irvine. The rest of the district was covered by Cunninghame North.

In 1996 the district was reconstituted as the North Ayrshire council area.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1983 David Lambie Labour
1992 Brian Donohoe Labour
2005 Constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Cunninghame South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Donohoe 16,424 58.4 −4.3
SNP Bill Kidd 5,194 18.5 −2.3
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
Majority 11,230 39.9
Turnout 28,109 56.2 −15.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Cunninghame South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Donohoe 22,233 62.7 +9.8
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
Majority 14,869 42.0
Turnout 35,444 71.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Cunninghame South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Donohoe 19,687 52.9 −7.9
SNP Ricky Bell 9,007 24.2 +13.2
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
Majority 10,680 28.7
Turnout 37,191 75.9 +0.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Cunninghame South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Lambie 22,728 60.8 +6.7
Conservative E.R. Gibson 6,095 16.3 −6.9
Liberal J.A. Boss 4,426 11.9 −5.9
SNP Mrs. C.M. Ullrich 4,115 11.0 +5.1
Majority 16,633 46.6
Turnout 37,364 75.0 +1.4
Labour hold Swing +6.8
General Election 1983: Cunninghame South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Lambie 19,344 54.1 N/A
Conservative Phil Gallie 7,576 21.2 N/A
Liberal J.A. Boss 6,370 17.8 N/A
SNP Mrs. C.M. Ullrich 2,451 6.9 N/A
Majority 11,768 32.9 N/A
Turnout 35,741 73.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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