Dumfriesshire (Scottish Parliament constituency)
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||Dumfries and Galloway|
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Dumfriesshire 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 South of Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the constituency of Dumfries was abolished, with the constituency being divided between two new constituencies; Dumfriesshire and Galloway and West Dumfries.
The other eight constituencies of the South Scotland region are Ayr, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Clydesdale, East Lothian, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Galloway and West Dumfries, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.
The region covers the Dumfries and Galloway council area, part of the East Ayrshire council area, part of the East Lothian council area, part of the Midlothian council area, the Scottish Borders council area, the South Ayrshire council area and part of the South Lanarkshire council area.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The electoral wards in the Dumfriesshire constituency are:
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||Elaine Murray||Scottish Labour Party|
|2016||Oliver Mundell||Scottish Conservative Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Brodie||1,267||3.5||-0.9|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+11.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Brodie||1,419||4.4||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|