Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber|
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Highland|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey and Ross, Skye & Lochaber|
|Created from||Inverness, Nairn & Lochaber|
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2005. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.
There was also an Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber constituency of the Scottish Parliament, which was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
The Highland area had become a unitary council area in 1996, under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, and new constituency boundaries divided the areas of some of the former districts of the Highland region. The Highland area had been covered, previously, by the three constituencies of Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber, Ross, Cromarty and Skye and Caithness and Sutherland.
In 2005, constituency boundaries were redrawn again, and the Highland area was divided between three new constituencies (of which one carried forward the name of an older constituency): Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Ross, Skye and Lochaber and Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross.
Member of Parliament
Throughout its existence the constituency was represented by just one MP, David Stewart of the Labour Party.
|General Election 2001: Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber|
|Liberal Democrat||Patsy Kenton||9,420||22.2||+4.7|
|Scottish Socialist||Steve Arnott||894||2.0||N/A|
|General Election 1997: Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Gallagher||8,364||17.5||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Winnona Wall||436||0.9||N/A|
|Scottish Green||Murray Falconer||354||0.7||N/A|