Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale (UK Parliament constituency)

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Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19832005
Number of members One
Replaced by Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk
Midlothian
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale

Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983. In 2005 the constituency was abolished and the area is now represented by Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, Midlothian, & Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale.

The Scottish Parliament constituency of Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, which covered the same area, was in existence until the Scottish Parliament election, 2011.

Boundaries[edit]

Formed for the 1983 election, the seat of Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale comprised the majority of the former Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles, with other areas coming in from Berwick and East Lothian and Midlothian. It was formed from the Tweeddale District, and the Ettrick and Lauderdale District.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 David Steel Liberal
1988 Liberal Democrat
1997 Michael Moore Liberal Democrat

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael Moore 14,035 42.3 +11.1
Labour Keith T. Geddes 8,878 26.7 −0.7
Conservative Andrew Brocklehurst 5,118 15.4 −6.7
SNP Richard Thomson 4,108 12.4 −4.7
Scottish Socialist Norman P.M. Lockhart 695 2.1 N/A
Liberal John Hein 383 1.2 +0.2
Majority 5,157 15.5
Turnout 33,217 63.4 −12.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +5.9

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael Moore 12,178 31.2
Labour Keith T. Geddes 10,689 27.4
Conservative Alister W. Jack 8,623 22.1
SNP Ian R. Goldie 6,671 17.1
Referendum Party Christopher A. Mowbray 406 1.0
Liberal John Hein 387 1.0
Natural Law Duncan J. Paterson 47 0.1
Majority 1,489 3.8
Turnout 39,001 76.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
General Election 1992: Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Steel 12,296 39.9 −10.0
Conservative Lloyd A. Beat 9,776 31.7 +2.1
SNP Christine Creech 5,244 17.0 +7.9
Labour Alan Dunton 3,328 10.8 −0.6
Liberal John Hein 177 0.6 N/A
Majority 2,520 8.18
Turnout 30,821 78.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Steel 14,599 49.9 −8.6
Conservative Mrs. Constance Shirley Finlay-Maxwell 8,657 29.6 +0.7
Labour Neil Glen 3,320 11.4 +4.0
SNP Andrew Lumsden 2,660 9.1 +4.1
Majority 5,942 20.3
Turnout 29,236 77.2
Liberal hold Swing −4.7
General Election 1983: Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Steel 16,868 58.5 N/A
Conservative Alastair Ballentine 8,329 28.9 N/A
Labour Michael A.J. Saren 2,200 7.4 N/A
SNP William John Alan Macartney 1,455 5.0 N/A
Majority 8,539 29.6 N/A
Turnout 28,852 77.8 N/A
Liberal win (new seat)

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