Kilmarnock and Loudoun (UK Parliament constituency)

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Kilmarnock and Loudoun
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Kilmarnock and Loudoun in .
Subdivisions of Scotland East Ayrshire
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Cathy Jamieson (Labour Co-op)
Created from Kilmarnock
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Kilmarnock and Loudoun is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP), using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency consists of the northern half of East Ayrshire and contains the town of Kilmarnock and the Irvine Valley.

In 2005, the constituency was expanded to include part of the disbanded Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency.

There was a Kilmarnock and Loudoun local government district covering a similar area, from 1975 to 1996. At the 1983 general election this district was coterminous with the constituency boundaries[1]

It does not share the same borders as the Scottish Parliament constituency of the same name.

The main towns are:

Those towns marked * were not part of the original Kilmarnock and Loudoun, but were absorbed from the disbanded Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The seat has been represented since 2010 by former Justice Minister from the Scottish Parliament Cathy Jamieson.

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Willie McKelvey Labour
1997 Des Browne Labour
2010 Cathy Jamieson Labour Co-operative

Election results[edit]

2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Kilmarnock and Loudoun[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Cathy Jamieson 24,460 52.5 +5.3
SNP George Leslie 12,082 26.0 −1.7
Conservative Janette McAlpine 6,592 14.2 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Sebastian M.Tombs 3,419 7.3 −3.8
Majority 12,378 26.6 +7.0
Turnout 46,553 62.8 +0.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing +3.5

2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Des Browne 20,976 47.3 −7.7
SNP Daniel Coffey 12,273 27.7 +3.3
Conservative Gary Smith 5,026 11.3 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Kevin R. Lang 4,945 11.1 +3.5
Scottish Socialist Hugh Kerr 833 1.9 −0.9
UKIP Ronnie Robertson 330 0.7 N/A
Majority 8,703 19.6
Turnout 44,383 60.9 −0.3
Labour hold Swing −5.5
General Election 2001: Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Des Browne 19,926 52.9 +3.1
SNP John Roderick M. Brady 9,592 25.5 −9.1
Conservative Donald Hugh Reece 3,943 10.5 −0.3
Liberal Democrat John David Stewart 3,177 8.4 +4.4
Scottish Socialist Jason Muir 1,027 2.7 N/A
Majority 10,334 27.4
Turnout 37,665 61.7 −15.4
Labour hold Swing −6.1

1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Des Browne 23,621 49.8 +5.0
SNP Alex Neil 16,365 34.5 +3.8
Conservative Douglas S. Taylor 5,125 10.8 −8.2
Liberal Democrat John David Stewart 1,891 4.0 −1.5
Referendum Party William G. Sneddon 284 0.6 N/A
Natural Law William M.R. Gilmour 123 0.3 N/A
Majority 7,256 15.3
Turnout 47,709 77.1 −2.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Willie McKelvey 22,210 44.8 −3.7
SNP Alex Neil 15,231 30.7 +12.5
Conservative Richard M. Wilkinson 9,438 19.0 −0.6
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Kate H.R. Philbrick 2,722 5.5 −8.2
Majority 6,979 14.1
Turnout 49,601 80.0 +2.0
Labour hold Swing

1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Willie McKelvey 23,713 48.5 +4.9
Conservative Mrs. A.K. Bates 9,586 19.6 −5.1
SNP George Leslie 8,881 18.2 +9.2
Social Democrat P. Kerr 6,698 13.7 −9.0
Majority 14,127 28.9
Turnout 48,878 78.0
Labour hold Swing +5.0
General Election 1983: Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Willie McKelvey 20,250 43.6 N/A
Conservative P.R. Leckie 11,450 24.7 N/A
Social Democrat A.E. Ross 10,545 22.7 N/A
SNP C.D. Calman 4,165 9.0 N/A
Majority 8,800 18.9 N/A
Turnout 46,410 75.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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Coordinates: 55°35′37″N 4°17′47″W / 55.59361°N 4.29639°W / 55.59361; -4.29639