Galloway and Upper Nithsdale (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|Replaced by||Dumfries and Galloway|
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale was a county constituency which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.
The constituency was created for the 1983 general election (partly replacing the former Galloway constituency), and abolished for the 2005 general election, when it was replaced by Dumfries and Galloway.
The constituency was notable in being the only seat in all of Scotland won by the Conservative Party at the 2001 General Election, and was one of the very few seats that changed hands in that election.
1983-1997: Stewartry District; Wigtown District; and the Nithsdale District electoral divisions of Kirkconnel, Mabie, Mid Nithsdale, and Sanquhar and Queensberry.
1997-2005: Stewartry District; Wigtown District; and the Nithsdale District electoral divisions of Queensberry, Upper Nithsdale, and West Nithsdale.
Members of Parliament
Elections of the 2000s
|General Election 2001: Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
|SNP||Malcolm Gilchrist Fleming||12,148||33.8||−10.1|
|Labour||Thomas Kelly Sloan||7,258||20.2||+3.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Neil Caven Wallace||3,698||10.3||+3.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Andy Harvey||588||1.6||N/A|
|Conservative gain from SNP||Swing|
Elections of the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
|Liberal Democrat||John E. McKerchar||2,700||6.4||−2.2|
|Independent||Robert S. Wood||566||1.4||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Alan G. Kennedy||428||1.0||N/A|
|UKIP||Joseph W. Smith||189||0.4||N/A|
|SNP gain from Conservative||Swing|
|General Election 1992: Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
|Liberal Democrat||John Ewan McKerchar||3,826||8.6||−6.0|
Elections of the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
|SNP||Stephen Frederick Norris||12,919||31.5||+0.7|
|Liberal||John Ewan McKercher||6,001||14.6||+1.6|
|Labour||James William Gray||5,298||12.9||+1.5|
|General Election 1983: Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
|Conservative win (new seat)|