Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (UK Parliament constituency)
|Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross in Scotland.
|Member of parliament||Paul Monaghan (SNP)|
|Created from||Caithness & Sutherland and Ross, Cromarty & Skye|
|European Parliament constituency||Scotland|
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.
1997-2005: Caithness District, Sutherland District, and the Ross and Cromarty District electoral divisions of Easter Ross, Invergordon, and Tain.
2005–present: The Highland Council wards of Alness and Ardross, Brora, Caithness Central, Caithness North East, Caithness North West, Caithness South East, Dornoch Firth, Ferindonald, Golspie and Rogart, Invergordon, Pulteneytown, Rosskeen and Saltburn, Seaboard, Sutherland Central, Sutherland North West, Tain East, Tain West, Thurso Central, Thurso East, Thurso West, Tongue and Farr, Wick, and Wick West.
In 2005 the Westminster constituency was enlarged slightly, to include a small area from Ross, Skye and Inverness West. The rest of the latter was divided between two new constituencies, Ross, Skye and Lochaber and Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey.
Local government area
Since it was created in 1997 the constituency has been one of three covering the Highland council area. Since 2005 the other two have been Ross, Skye and Lochaber and Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey. From 1997 to 2005 the other constituencies of the council area were Ross, Skye and Inverness West and Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber. Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross is the most northerly of the constituencies, and it now has the Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency on its southern boundary.
As enlarged in 2005, the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross constituency covered 23 out of the 80 wards of the council area: all ten wards of the Caithness area committee, all six wards of the Sutherland area committee and seven (Alness and Ardross, Invergordon, Ferindonald, Rosskeen and Saltburn, Seaboard, Tain East and Tain West) out of the 18 wards of the Ross and Cromarty area committee.
Ward boundaries were redrawn again in 2007, and the management areas were abolished in favour of three new corporate management areas. The new areas consist of groups of the new wards, and boundaries are similar to those of the Westminster constituencies, as defined in 2005. Two areas, the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross area and the Ross, Skye and Lochaber area, have the names of Westminster constituencies. The name of the third area, the Inverness, Nairn, and Badenoch and Strathspey area, is very similar to that of the third constituency.
For representation at Holyrood the area of the Westminster constituency is divided between two slightly smaller constituencies, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and Ross, Skye and Inverness West.
Members of Parliament
|1997||Robert Maclennan||Liberal Democrat|
|2001||John Thurso||Liberal Democrat|
|2015||Paul Monaghan||Scottish National Party|
Elections of the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Jamie Stone|
|Liberal Democrat||John Thurso||11,987||35.1||−6.3|
|SNP gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+16.7|
|Liberal Democrat||John Thurso||11,907||41.4||−9.1|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||−6.4|
Elections of the 2000s
- Note: The constituency was slightly enlarged in 2005. Therefore +/- percentages are somewhat notional.
|Liberal Democrat||John Thurso||13,957||50.5||+11.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Luke Ivory||548||2.0||−0.2|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+7.6|
|Liberal Democrat||John Thurso||9,041||36.4||+0.8|
|Scottish Socialist||Karn Mabon||544||2.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing|
Elections of the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Maclennan||10,381||35.6||N/A|
|Scottish Green||John Martin||230||0.8||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.