Ochil (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Replaced by Ochil & South Perthshire
Created from Clackmannan

Ochil was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1997 until 2005. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP by the first-past-the-post voting system.

It replaced the former constituency of Clackmannan. In 2005 it was mostly merged into the new constituency of Ochil and South Perthshire. A western portion was merged into Stirling.


Clackmannan District; the Stirling District electoral divisions of Airthrey and Cairseland; and the Perth and Kinross District electoral division of Kinross.

The constituency included Alloa, Clackmannan, Tillicoultry, Dollar and Kinross. It covered Clackmannanshire and small portions of Stirlingshire and Perth and Kinross.[citation needed]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elected Member[1] Party
1997 Martin O'Neill Labour
2005 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 2001: Ochil[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin O'Neill 16,004 45.3
SNP Keith James Brown 10,655 30.2
Conservative Alasdair Campbell 4,235 12.0
Liberal Democrat Paul Edie 3,253 9.2
Scottish Socialist Ms. Pauline Naplan Coan Thomson 751 2.1
Monster Raving Loony Flash Gordon Approaching 405 1.1 N/A
Majority 5,349 15.2
Turnout 35,303 61.3
Labour hold Swing +2.3

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ochil[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin O'Neill 19,707 45.0 N/A
SNP George N. Reid 15,055 34.4 N/A
Conservative Allan J.M. Hogarth 6,383 14.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Ann M. Watters 2,262 5.2 N/A
Referendum Party Derek H.F. White 210 0.5 N/A
Independent Ian D. Macdonald 104 0.2 N/A
Natural Law Mike S. Sullivan 65 0.1 N/A
Majority 4,652 10.6 N/A
Turnout 43,786 77.4 N/A
Labour win (new seat)