Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley shown within the South Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP Willie Coffey
Council area East Ayrshire
Party Scottish National Party

Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley 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, it is one of nine constituencies in the South Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

The seat was created for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, following the redrawing and renaming of the old Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency which had been in the Central Scotland region.

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, Galloway and West Dumfries 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]

East Ayrshire is represented in the Scottish Parliament by two constituencies: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley and Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley.

The electoral wards in the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley constituency are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

As Kilmarnock and Loudoun

Election Member Party
1999 Margaret Jamieson Labour
2003
2007 Willie Coffey Scottish National Party

As Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley

Election Member Party
2011 Willie Coffey Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

2011 Parliamentary election[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley

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 % ±%
SNP Green tickY Willie Coffey 16,964 53.25 +10.49 15,438 48.39 +12.08
Labour Matt McLaughlin 10,971 34.44 -4.31 10,154 31.82 -4.49
Conservative Grant Fergusson 3,309 10.39 -1.96 3,271 10.25 -1.39
Liberal Democrats Robbie Simpson 614 1.93 -4.22 498 1.56 -3.35
Scottish Green   756 2.37 -0.08
All Scotland Pensioners Party 574 1.80 -0.36
Socialist Labour   402 1.26 +0.54
BNP   268 0.84 -0.36
UKIP   207 0.65 +0.37
Scottish Christian   181 0.57 -0.20
Scottish Socialist   103 0.32 -0.14
Solidarity   54 0.17 -1.12
Turnout 31,858 50.5
SNP hold Majority 5,993 18.81 +14.80
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Kilmarnock & Irvine Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP 14,295 42.8
Labour 12,953 38.8
Conservative 4,123 12.3
Liberal Democrats 2,056 6.2
Majority 1,342 4.0
SNP hold Swing

2007 Parliamentary election[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Kilmarnock and Loudoun[1][2]

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 % ±%
SNP Willie Coffey 14,297 42.76 +6.52 12,147 36.31 +9.04
Labour Red XN Margaret Jamieson 12,955 38.75 -1.33 12,146 36.31 -0.93
Conservative Janette McAlpine 4,127 12.34 +1.89 3,894 11.64 +0.22
Liberal Democrats Ron Aitken 2,056 6.15 +1.17 1,643 4.91 -1.01
Scottish Green   820 2.45 -1.89
Scottish Senior Citizens   721 2.16 -2.08
Solidarity   430 1.29 +1.29
BNP   400 1.20 +1.20
Scottish Christian   258 0.77 +0.77
Socialist Labour   240 0.72 -0.96
Publican Party 159 0.47 +0.47
Scottish Socialist   155 0.46 -5.21
Christian Peoples   140 0.41 +0.41
NHSFirst 119 0.36 +0.36
UKIP   94 0.28 +0.07
Scottish Unionist   83 0.25 -0.15
Informal votes 1,018 1,004
Total Valid votes 33,435 33,449
Turnout 34,453 56.68
SNP gain from Labour Majority 1,342 4.0

2003 Parliamentary election[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Kilmarnock and Loudoun[3][4]

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 % ±%
Labour Green tickY Margaret Jamieson 12,633 40.08 -4.00 11,736 37.24 +0.03
SNP Daniel Coffey 11,423 36.24 -0.83 8,595 27.28 -6.41
Conservative Robin Traquair 3,296 10.46 -1.20 3,599 11.42 -0.96
Liberal Democrats Ian Gibson 1,571 4.98 -2.21 1,867 5.93 -0.96
Scottish Socialist Colin Rutherford 1,421 4.51 +4.51 1,789 5.68 +4.11
Independent Mary Anderson 404 1.28 +1.28 183 0.58 +0.58
Independent Matthew Donnelly 402 1.28 +1.28
Scottish People's Lyndsay McIntosh 371 1.18 +1.18 314 1.00 +1.00
Scottish Green   1,368 4.34 +1.15
Scottish Senior Citizens   1,336 4.24 +4.24
Socialist Labour   530 1.68 -1.51
Scottish Unionist   124 0.40 -0.09
UKIP   68 0.22 +0.22
Informal votes 185 172
Total Valid votes 31,520 31,509
Turnout 31,705 51.93
Labour hold Majority 1,210 3.84

N.B. Turnout for regional list was 31,681 votes

1999 Parliamentary election[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Kilmarnock and Loudoun

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 % ±%
Labour Margaret Jamieson 17,345 44.08 14,649 37.22
SNP Alex Neil 14,585 37.07 13,259 33.69
Conservative Lyndsay McIntosh 4,589 11.66 4,874 12.38
Liberal Democrats John Stewart 2,830 7.19 2,713 6.89
Socialist Labour   1,256 3.19
Scottish Green   788 2.00
Independent - Dennis Canavan 632 1.61
Scottish Socialist   618 1.57
Scottish Unionist   190 0.48
ProLife Alliance   122 0.31
Natural Law   88 0.22
Others 170 0.43
Total Valid votes 39,349 39,189
Labour win new seat Majority 2,760 7.01

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