Clackmannanshire and Dunblane (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Clackmannanshire and Dunblane-2011.png
Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Clackmannanshire and Dunblane shown within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
PartyScottish National Party
MSPKeith Brown
Council areaClackmannanshire

Clackmannanshire and Dunblane is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. It is also one of nine constituencies in the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole. Created in 2011, the constituency covers much of the area previously in the abolished Ochil.

Electoral region[edit]

The other eight constituencies of the Mid Scotland and Fife region are Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, North East Fife, Perthshire North, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire and Stirling.

The region covers all of the Clackmannanshire council area, all of the Fife council area, all of the Perth and Kinross council area and all of the Stirling council area.

Constituency boundaries and council areas[edit]

The Ochil constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of a pre-existing Westminster (House of Commons) constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.[1] The Ochil Westminster constituency, was divided between the Ochil and South Perthshire Westminster constituency and the Stirling Westminster constituency.

The constituency covers all of the Clackmannanshire council area, while the rest of the Stirling council area is covered by the Stirling constituency.

From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, Ochil was largely replaced by an expanded constituency of Clackmannanshire and Dunblane.

The electoral wards used in the creation of Clackmannshire and Dunblane are:

Clackmannanshire West, Clackmannanshire North, Clackmannanshire Central, Clackmannanshire South, Clackmannanshire East, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2011 Keith Brown Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Keith Brown 14,147 47.6 -0.7
Labour Craig Miller 7,426 25.0 -10.2
Conservative Alexander Stewart 6,915 23.2 +10.5
Liberal Democrats Christopher McKinlay 1,258 4.2 +0.5
Majority 6,721 22.6 +8.7
Turnout 29,746 58.8 +6
Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Keith Brown 13,253 48.3 +9.6
Labour Richard Simpson 9,644 35.2 -0.8
Conservative Callum Campbell 3,501 12.8 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Tim Brett 1,018 3.7 -5
Majority 3,609 13.9
Turnout 27,416 52.8
SNP hold Swing 5.2%
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP 10,666 38.7
Labour 9,904 36.0
Conservative 4,505 16.4
Liberal Democrats 2,391 8.7
Others 75 0.3
Majority 762 2.8