Moray (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Moray in Scotland.
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Moray|
|Member of parliament||Angus Robertson (SNP)|
|Created from||Moray & Nairn and Banffshire|
|European Parliament constituency||Scotland|
A rural constituency, Elgin is the main town, with the rest of the population sprinkled across several small fishing and farming communities.
1983-1997: Moray District.
1997-2005: The Moray District electoral divisions of Buckie, Burghsea, Elgin North East, Elgin South West, Ernedal, Innes-Heldon, Rathford-Lennox, and Speyside-Glenlivet.
2005-present: The Moray Council area.
The constituency covers the whole of the Moray council area. Between 1997 and 2005, it covered a slightly smaller area. A similar constituency, also called Moray, is used for elections to the Scottish Parliament.
Member of Parliament
The MP since 2001 is Angus Robertson, the SNP Deputy Leader who also leads the Scottish National Party in the House of Commons.
Elections of the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Jamie Paterson||1,395||2.8||−11.7|
|Scottish Green||James MacKessack-Leitch||1,345||2.7||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||James Paterson||5,965||14.5||−4.7|
On 9 April 2010 the prospective Labour candidate Stuart MacLennan was sacked by the Labour party following offensive comments MacLennan had made on the social networking service Twitter, calling elderly voters "coffin dodgers" and referring to leaders of other political parties (and other candidates from his own party) in four letter terms.
Elections of the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs. Linda J. Gorn||7,460||19.2||+1.2|
|Scottish Socialist||Norma Anderson||698||1.8||−0.6|
|Labour||Miss Catriona M. Munro||8,332||25.1||+5.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs. Linda J. Gorn||5,224||15.7||+6.8|
|Scottish Socialist||Mrs. Norma C. Anderson||821||2.5||N/A|
Elections of the 1990s
|Conservative||Andrew J. Findlay||10,963||27.6||-11.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Miss Debra M. Storr||3,548||8.9||+3.2|
|SNP hold||Swing||3.5 Con to SNP|
|Conservative||Mrs. Roma L. Hossack||17,455||38.1||+3.1|
|Labour||Conal Robertson Cumming Smith||5,448||11.9||+0.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Brinsley Sheridan||2,634||5.7||−4.8|
Elections of the 1980s
|Labour||Conal Robertson Cumming Smith||5,118||11.3||+4.0|
|SNP gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Liberal||Michael Rodger Burnett||7,901||18.3||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
- "'Moray', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file99027.pdf 8Aug15
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Twitter abuse Stuart MacLennan candidate removed". BBC News. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- Naughton, Philippe (9 April 2010). "Labour candidate Stuart MacLennan sacked over Twitter rants". London: Times Online. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.