Ochil and South Perthshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 56°16′52″N 3°32′42″W / 56.281°N 3.545°W / 56.281; -3.545

Ochil and South Perthshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ochil and South Perthshire in Scotland.
Subdivisions of Scotland Clackmannanshire/Perth and Kinross
Current constituency
Created 2005
Member of Parliament Gordon Banks (Labour)
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Ochil and South Perthshire is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The constituency was created for the 2005 general election as a result of the Fifth Review of the Boundary Commission for Scotland.[1]

Boundaries[edit]

Council areas
grouped by the Fifth Review
Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross.png
Clackmannanshire and Perth and Kinross

The constituency was created to cover the Clackmannanshire council area and a southern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area. Perth and North Perthshire was created, at the same time, to cover the rest of the Perth and Kinross council area.

Prior to the 2005 election, the council areas had been covered by the Angus, Ochil, Perth and North Tayside constituencies. The Perth constituency was entirely within the Perth and Kinross council area, the North Tayside constituency covered a northern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area and a northern portion of the Angus council area, the Angus constituency covered a small southeastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, a southern portion of the Angus council area, and northern portions of the Dundee City council area, and the Ochil constituency covered another southeastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, the whole of the Clackmannanshire council area and a southeastern portion of the Stirling council area.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2005 Gordon Banks Labour

Election results[edit]

General Election 2010: Ochil and South Perthshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Banks 19,131 37.9 +6.5
SNP Annabelle Ewing 13,944 27.6 -2.3
Conservative Gerald Michaluk 10,342 20.5 -1.0
Liberal Democrat Graeme Littlejohn 5,754 11.4 -1.9
UKIP David Bushby 689 1.4 +0.8
Scottish Green Hilary Charles 609 1.2 -0.9
Majority 5,187 10.3
Turnout 50,469 67.2 +1.2
Labour hold Swing +4.4
General Election 2005: Ochil and South Perthshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Banks 14,645 31.4 −2.0
SNP Annabelle Ewing 13,957 29.9 −1.7
Conservative Elizabeth Smith 10,021 21.5 −0.6
Liberal Democrats Catherine Whittingham 6,218 13.3 +2.8
Scottish Green George Baxter 978 2.1 N/A
Scottish Socialist Iain Campbell 420 0.9 −0.9
UKIP David Bushby 275 0.6 N/A
Free Scotland Maitland Kelly 183 0.4 N/A
Majority 688 1.5
Turnout 46,697 66.0 +3.6
Labour hold Swing −0.2

Predecessor seats[edit]

General Election 2001: Ochil
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin O’Neill 16,004 45.3 +0.3
SNP Keith Brown 10,655 30.2 −4.2
Conservative Alasdair Campbell 4,235 12.0 −2.6
Liberal Democrats Paul Edie 3,253 9.2 +4.0
Scottish Socialist Pauline Thomson 751 2.1 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Flash Gordon Approaching 405 1.1 N/A
Majority 5,349 15.1
Turnout 35,303 61.3 −16.1
Labour hold Swing

Notes and references[edit]