Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire shown within the South Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP John Lamont
Council area Scottish Borders
Party Conservative

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

For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the seat of Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale was re-established as Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.

Electoral region[edit]

The other eight constituencies of the South Scotland region are Ayr, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Clydesdale, Dumfriesshire, East Lothian, 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 rest of the Scottish Borders is represented in the Scottish Parliament by the Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale constituency.

The electoral wards in the Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire constituency are:

Election results[edit]

2011 parliamentary election[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire

Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickY John Lamont 12,933 44.88 +5.84 9,045 31.49
SNP Paul Wheelhouse 7,599 26.37 +8.62 10,009 34.85
Liberal Democrats Euan Robson 4,990 17.32 -16.51 4,247 14.79
Labour Rab Stewart 2,986 10.36 +2.08 2,881 10.03
Independent Jesse Rae 308 1.07 +1.07
Scottish Green   965 3.36
UKIP   481 1.67
All Scotland Pensioners Party 442 1.54
Socialist Labour   201 0.70
BNP   183 0.64
Scottish Christian   178 0.62
Scottish Socialist   71 0.25
Solidarity   21 0.07
Total Valid votes 28,816 28,724
Conservative hold Majority 5,334 18.51
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 11,336 39.0
Liberal Democrats 9,822 33.8
SNP 5,154 17.8
Labour 2,404 8.3
Others 318 1.1
Majority 1,514 5.2
Conservative hold Swing

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