Galloway and West Dumfries 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.
Created in 2011, it comprises areas that were previously part of the old
Dumfries and Galloway and Upper Nithsdale constituencies, which were abolished for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.
Electoral region [ edit ]
The other eight constituencies of the South Scotland region are
Ayr, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Clydesdale, Dumfriesshire, East Lothian, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, 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 area [ edit ]
Dumfries and Galloway is represented in the Scottish Parliament by two constituencies: Dumfriesshire and Galloway and West Dumfries.
Galloway and West Dumfries is formed from the following electoral wards:
Member of the Scottish Parliament [ edit ]
As Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
As Galloway and West Dumfries
Election results [ edit ]
2007 Scottish Parliament election: Galloway and Upper Nithsdale [1 ]
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 or denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.
Alex Fergusson 13,387
Alasdair Morgan 10,054
Labour Stephen Hodgson
Liberal Democrats Alastair Cooper
Independent Sandy Richardson
Scottish Senior Citizens
Independent - Paddy Scott Hogg
Total Valid votes 30,318
References [ edit ]