Dumfries (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Former county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||Dumfries and Galloway|
Galloway and West Dumfries
Dumfries was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. It was also one of nine constituencies in the South of Scotland 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.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The Dumfries constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||Constituency abolished: see Dumfriesshire|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Dumfries|
|Liberal Democrats||Lynne Hume||2,538||7.6||+0.1|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Dumfries|
|Liberal Democrats||Clare Humblen||2394||7.46||-8.7|
|Scottish Socialist||John Dennis||1213||3.78||N/A|
|Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Dumfries|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain Haughie||6,209||16.18||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived September 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.