Ayr (Scottish Parliament constituency)


Ayr (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Scottish Parliament constituency infobox
Name = Ayr
Type = county


Region = South of Scotland
Year = 1999
MSP = John Scott (Scottish politician)
Party = Conservative Party
Council = Scottish Borders

Ayr 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. Also, however, it is 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.

Electoral region

:"See also "South of Scotland Scottish Parliament region

The other eight constituencies of the South of Scotland region are Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Clydesdale, Cunninghame South, Dumfries, East Lothian, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale, Roxburgh and Berwickshire and Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale.

The region covers the Dumfries and Galloway council area, the Scottish Borders council area, the South Ayrshire council area, part of the East Ayrshire council area, part of the East Lothian council area, part of the Midlothian council area, part of the North Ayrshire council area and part of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

The Ayr 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 (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies [See [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ "The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland] "] .

The Holyrood constituency covers a northern portion of the South Ayrshire council area. The rest of the council area is covered by the Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency, which also covers a southern portion of the East Ayrshire council area.

Members of the Scottish Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
candidate = John Scott
votes = 12,619
percentage = 40.7
change = 0.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = John Duncan
votes = 8,713
percentage = 28.1
change = -6.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Iain White
votes = 7,592
percentage = 25.6
change = 11.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Stuart Ritchie
votes = 1,714
percentage = 5.6
change = 0.0

Election box majority
votes = 3,906
percentage = 12.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 31, 025
percentage = 55.9
change = -1.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Conservative Party
loser = Scottish Labour Party
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = John Scott
votes = 12,865
percentage = 40.72
change = +2.72
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Rita Miller
votes = 10,975
percentage = 34.74
change = -3.36
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = James Joseph Dornan
votes = 4,334
percentage = 13.72
change = -5.78
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Stuart David Ritchie
votes = 1,769
percentage = 5.60
change = +1.20
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = James Scott Stewart
votes = 1,648
percentage = 5.22
change = n/a
Election box majority
votes = 1,890
percentage = 5.98
change = n/a
Election box turnout
votes = 31591
percentage = 57.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Conservative Party
loser = Scottish Labour Party
swing =

Election box begin
title= Ayr Scottish Parliament 2000 By-election
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = John Scott
votes = 12,580
percentage = 39.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Jim Mather
votes = 9,236
percentage = 29.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Rita Miller
votes = 7,054
percentage = 22.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = James Stewart
votes = 1,345
percentage = 4.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Stuart Ritchie
votes = 800
percentage = 2.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
candidate = Gavin Corbett
votes = 460
percentage = 1.4
change =
Election box candidate
party = The Radio Vet
candidate = William Botcherby
votes = 186
percentage = 0.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Alistair McConnachie
votes = 113
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = ProLife Alliance
candidate = Robert Graham
votes = 111
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Kevin Dillion
votes = 15
percentage = 0.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 3,344
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 31,900
percentage =
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Scottish Conservative Party
loser = Scottish Labour Party
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Ian Welsh
votes = 14,263
percentage = 38.1
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Phil Gallie
votes = 14,238
percentage = 38.0
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Roger Mullin
votes = 7,291
percentage = 19.5
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Elaine Morris
votes = 1,662
percentage = 4.4
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 25
percentage = 0.1
change = N/A
Election box turnout
votes = 37454
percentage =
change = N/A
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
swing = N/A

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