Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley|
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley in Scotland for the 1997 general election.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock
Kilmarnock & Loudoun
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 2005. Half of the constituency was incorporated into the new Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock constituency, with the remainder incorporated into the new Central Ayrshire constituency and the expanded Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency.
The Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency was created as part of the Third Periodical Review of Parliamentary constituencies in 1983. It was a direct successor to the former South Ayrshire constituency which covered the modern electoral wards of Doon Valley, Cumnock & New Cumnock, Ballochmyle, Girvan & South Carrick and Maybole, North Carrick & Coylton alongside Annbank which forms part of the Kyle electoral ward. The new constituency stretched across the former South Ayrshire constituency whilst also incorporating the suburb of Castlehill in Ayr and a large, unpopulated section of Prestwick, east of Prestwick airport.
Significant boundary change took place as part of the Fourth Periodical Review in time for the 1997 General Election. Large swathes of the Ayr constituency were transferred to the Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency, altering the demographic of both seats. The Conservative-voting suburbs of Alloway, Doonfoot, Masonhill and Holmston were incorporated into Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley alongside the council estates of Kincaidston, south Belmont and part of Forehill. The east section of Prestwick which was previously contained within Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley was transferred back to Ayr.
For the 2005 General Election the Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency was divided into three constituencies, with Mossblown, Annbank and St. Quivox forming part of the Ayrshire Central constituency alongside Irvine, Kyle, Prestwick, Troon and part of Ayr (Heathfield) and Kilwinning. The Ballochmyle electoral ward was added to the Kilmarnock and Loudoun whilst the remainder of the constituency was joined to the Labour-Conservative marginal town of Ayr to form the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock seat. These boundaries currently remain in place today.
Constituency profile and voting patterns
Members of Parliament
|1983||George Foulkes||Labour Co-operative|
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Elections of the 1980s
|General Election 1983: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley|
|Labour Co-op||George Foulkes||21,394||51.5||N/A|
|Social Democratic||R. Logan||7,421||17.9||N/A|
|Labour Co-op win (new seat)|
|General Election 1987: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley|
|Labour Co-op||George Foulkes||25,669||60.1||+8.6|
|Social Democratic||Mrs. Maryum Ali||4,106||9.6||−8.3|
|SNP||Charles Duncan Calman||4,094||9.6||+3.1|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+6.0|
Elections of the 1990s
|General Election 1992: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley|
|Labour Co-op||George Foulkes||25,142||59.1||−1.0|
|Conservative||James A.D. Boswell||8,516||20.0||−0.7|
|SNP||Charles E. Douglas||6,910||16.2||+6.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Ms. Mary C. Paris||2,005||4.7||−4.9|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−0.2|
|General Election 1997: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley|
|Labour Co-op||George Foulkes||29,398||59.8||+5.8|
|Conservative||Alistair J. Marshall||8,336||17.0||−8.7|
|SNP||Mrs. Christine Hutchison||8,190||16.7||+1.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Derek G. Young||2,613||5.3||+0.1|
|Referendum||John K. Higgins||634||1.3||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
Elections of the 2000s
|General Election 2001: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley|
|Labour Co-op||George Foulkes||22,174||55.3||−4.5|
|Conservative||Gordon Forsyth Millar||7,318||18.2||+1.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Miss Rebecca Amy Rodger||2,932||7.3||+2.0|
|Scottish Socialist||Ms. Amanda Jane McFarlane||1,058||2.6||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||James McDaid||367||0.9||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
- 'Second Review of UK Parliament Constituencies (1969) South Ayrshire county constituency'
- 'Third Review of UK Parliament Constituencies (1983 - 1997) Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley county constituency'
- 'Fourth Review of UK Parliament Constituencies (1997-2005) Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley county constituency'
- 'Boundary Commission for Scotland UK Parliament 2005 onwards Central Ayrshire county constituency'
- 'Boundary Commission for Scotland First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries Recommended Scottish Parliament constituencies Ayr County Constituency'
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]