Coordinates: 56°07′08″N 4°04′55″W / 56.119°N 4.082°W
Stirling is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
Boundaries [ edit ]
1983-1997: Stirling District except the electoral division of Carseland.
1997-2005: The Stirling District electoral divisions of Bannockburn, Castle, Dounebraes, Menteith, Queensland, St Ninians, Strathendrick, Viewforth, and Wallace.
2005–present: The Stirling council area.
The constituency covers the whole of the
Stirling council area. Most of the area is rural, which has tended to vote Conservative, but there are some large towns in the East, most notably Stirling itself, which used to vote Labour, but has now moved towards SNP. A similar constituency, also called Stirling, is used by the Scottish Parliament.
History [ edit ]
The area covered by the modern constituency was first represented in the
British House of Commons in consequence of the Act of Union 1707 in 1708. The county town of Stirling was represented as part of Stirling Burghs and the county was represented by Stirlingshire, each returning one member.
In 1918, Stirling Burghs was abolished and Stirling was then represented by the
Stirling & Falkirk Burghs and from 1974 Stirling, Falkirk & Grangemouth constituencies. Along with Clackmannanshire the county was meanwhile represented by Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire and Stirling and Clackmannan Western (later Stirlingshire West).
The modern constituency of Stirling was established in 1983. In 2005 the west portion of
Ochil was moved into Stirling.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
Election results [ edit ]
Elections of the 2010s [ edit ]
Elections of the 2000s [ edit ]
Elections of the 1990s [ edit ]
Elections of the 1980s [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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