Perthshire South and Kinross-shire (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire shown within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP Roseanna Cunningham
Council area Perth and Kinross
Party Scottish National Party

Perthshire South and Kinross-shire 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, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election the constituency of Perth, was abolished and replaced by Perthshire North and Perthshire South and Kinross-shire.

Electoral region[edit]

The other eight constituencies of the Mid Scotland and Fife region are Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, North East Fife, Perthshire North and Stirling.

The region covers all of the Clackmannanshire council area, all of the Fife council area, all of the Perth and Kinross council area and all of the Stirling council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area[edit]

Perth and Kinross is represented in the Scottish Parliament by two constituencies, Perthshire North and Perthshire South and Kinross-shire.

The electoral wards used in Perthshire South and Kinross-shire are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2011 Roseanna Cunningham Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Perthshire South and Kinross-shire[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 Green tickY Roseanna Cunningham 16,073 51.49 +14.63 14,957 47.73
Conservative Elizabeth Smith 8,907 28.53 -3.86 7,865 25.10
Labour Patricia Duncan 3,980 12.75 +0.16 3,907 12.47
Liberal Democrats Willie Robertson 2,256 7.23 -9.57 1,527 4.87
Scottish Green   1,512 4.82
Scottish Senior Citizens   522 1.67
UKIP   349 1.11
BNP   183 0.58
Scottish Christian   107 0.34
Socialist Labour   104 0.33
Scottish Socialist   86 0.27
Christian Peoples   75 0.24
Independent - Andrew Rodger 55 0.18
Solidarity   14 0.04
Informal votes 90 75
Total Valid votes 31,216 31,338
SNP hold Majority 7,166 22.96
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP 11,431 36.9
Conservative 10,047 32.4
Liberal Democrats 5,211 16.8
Labour 3,906 12.6
Others 420 1.4
Majority 1,384 4.5
SNP hold Swing

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Constituency profile: Perthshire South and Kinross-shire- Scotland Votes; retrieved 14.05.2011
  2. ^ Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Results 2011- Perth and Kinross Council; retrieved 14.05.2011