Caithness, Sutherland and Ross (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Caithness, Sutherland and Ross|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Created from||Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross,|
Ross, Skye & Inverness West
Caithness, Sutherland and Ross is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament covering the northern part of the Highland council area. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. It is also one of eight constituencies in the Highlands and Islands electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to eight constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The Caithness, Sutherland and Ross constituency is part of the Highlands and Islands electoral region; the other seven constituencies are Argyll and Bute, Inverness and Nairn, Moray, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney, Shetland and Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch.
The eight constituencies of the Highlands and Islands electoral region cover most of Argyll and Bute council area, all of the Highland council area, most of the Moray council area, all of the Orkney Islands council area, all of the Shetland Islands council area and all of Na h-Eileanan Siar.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The electoral wards used to create the re-drawn Caithness, Sutherland and Ross are:
- In full: North, West and Central Sutherland; Thurso and North West Caithness; Wick and East Caithness; East Sutherland and Edderton; Cromarty Firth; Tain and Easter Ross
- In part: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh (shared with Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|Liberal Democrats||Molly Nolan||13,298||36.1||5.0||7,818||21.2||4.2|
|All for Unity||227||0.6||New|
|Freedom Alliance||Tina McCaffery||289||0.8||New||115||0.3||New|
|Abolish the Scottish Parliament||121||0.3||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Jamie Stone||10,024||31.1||8.8||5,499||17.0||2.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Robbie Rowantree||6,385||22.3||N/A||4,081||14.3||N/A|
|All-Scotland Pensioners Party||650||2.3||N/A|
|SNP win (new seat)|
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