Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
Kilmarnock and Loudoun ScottishParliamentConstituency.PNG
Central Scotland 1999 (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Kilmarnock and Loudoun shown within the Central Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 1999
Abolished 2011
Council area East Ayrshire (part)

Kilmarnock and Loudoun was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election.

From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election Kilmarnock and Loudoun was redrawn and renamed Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley.

Electoral region[edit]

The region covered all of the Falkirk council area, all of the North Lanarkshire council area, part of the South Lanarkshire council area, part of the East Ayrshire council area and a small part of the East Dumbartonshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area[edit]

The constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster (House of Commons) constituency.[1] The Westminster constituency was created during the period of local government regions and districts, 1975 to 1996, when there was a Kilmarnock and Loudoun district of the Strathclyde region. In 1996 regions and districts were replaced with unitary council areas. Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005.[2]

The Holyrood constituency covers a northern portion of the East Ayrshire council area. The rest of the East Ayrshire area is covered by Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, which also covers a southern portion of the South Ayrshire council area. Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley is within the South of Scotland electoral region.

Boundary review[edit]

See Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions from 2011

Following their First Periodic review into constituencies to the Scottish Parliament in time for the 2011 elections, the Boundary Commission for Scotland recommended the creating of a new seat to be known as Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley

This new creation is formed by the Kilmarnock, Annick, and Irvine Valley electoral areas of East Ayrshire.

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Margaret Jamieson Labour
2003
2007 Willie Coffey Scottish National Party
2011 Constituency abolished; see Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley

Election results[edit]

2007 Parliamentary election[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: 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 % ±%
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[5][6]

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

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ See Kilmarnock and Loudoun (UK Parliament constituency).
  2. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland.
  3. ^ Regional votes 2007
  4. ^ Constituency votes 2007
  5. ^ Regional results 2003
  6. ^ Constituency votes 2003

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