Ross, Cromarty and Skye (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Ross, Cromarty and Skye|
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Highland|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Ross, Skye & Inverness West
Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross
|Created from||Ross & Cromarty
Ross, Cromarty and Skye was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1997. The constituency elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.
In 1997 most of the constituency became part of the then new Ross, Skye and Inverness West constituency. An Easter Ross area became part of the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross constituency.
Ross and Cromarty District; Skye and Lochalsh District; and the Inverness District electoral divisions of Aird North, Aird South, and Charleston.
Local government areas
1983 to 1996
1996 to 1997
Local government districts were abolished in 1996, and the constituency became an area within the Highland unitary council area. Throughout the remaining life of the constituency Highland Council maintained area committees named for the former districts, Ross and Cromarty and Skye and Lochalsh.
Members of Parliament
- The constituency was abolished in 1997, being replaced by Ross, Skye and Inverness West.
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Elections of the 1990s
|General Election 1992: Ross, Cromarty and Skye|
|Liberal Democrat||Charles Kennedy||17,066||41.6||−7.8|
|Labour||James T. MacDonald||6,275||15.3||−3.8|
|Scottish Green||David M. Jardine||642||1.6||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||−5.6|
Elections of the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Ross, Cromarty and Skye|
|Social Democratic||Charles Kennedy||18,809||49.4||+10.9|
|Conservative||C.F. Spencer Nairn||7,490||19.7||−14.0|
|Social Democratic hold||Swing||+12.5|
|General Election 1983: Ross, Cromarty and Skye|
|Social Democratic||Charles Kennedy||13,528||38.5||N/A|
|SNP||Miss K.B. Matheson||4,863||13.9||N/A|
|Social Democratic win (new seat)|