Galloway and Upper Nithsdale (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
|Replaced by||Dumfries and Galloway|
|Created from||Galloway and Dumfries|
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale was a county constituency which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.
The constituency was created for the 1983 general election (partly replacing the former Galloway constituency), and abolished for the 2005 general election, when it was replaced by Dumfries and Galloway.
The constituency was notable in being the only seat in all of Scotland won by the Conservative Party at the 2001 General Election, and was one of the very few seats that changed hands in that election.
1983-1997: Stewartry District, Wigtown District, and the Nithsdale District electoral divisions of Kirkconnel, Mabie, Mid Nithsdale, and Sanquhar and Queensberry.
1997-2005: Stewartry District, Wigtown District, and the Nithsdale District electoral divisions of Queensberry, Upper Nithsdale, and West Nithsdale.
Members of Parliament
Elections of the 1980s
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Elections of the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||John McKerchar||3,826||8.6||−6.0|
|Liberal Democrat||John McKerchar||2,700||6.4||−2.2|
|SNP gain from Conservative||Swing|
Elections of the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Neil Wallace||3,698||10.3||+3.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Andy Harvey||588||1.6||N/A|
|Conservative gain from SNP||Swing|
- "'Galloway and Upper Nithsdale', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]