Moray (Scottish Parliament constituency)


Moray (Scottish Parliament constituency)
Moray
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
Moray (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Highlands and Islands (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Moray shown within the Highlands and Islands electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 1999
MSP Richard Lochhead
Council area Moray
Party Scottish National Party

Moray is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of eight constituencies in the Highlands and Islands electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to eight constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

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Electoral region

See also Highlands and Islands Scottish Parliament region

The other seven constituencies of the Highlands and Islands electoral region are Argyll and Bute, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Orkney, Ross, Skye and Inverness West, Shetland and the Western Isles.

The region covers most of Argyll and Bute council area, all of the Highland council area, most of the Moray council area, all of the Orkney council area, all of the Shetland council area and all of Na h-Eileanan Siar.

Constituency boundaries

The Moray 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, the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency was enlarged slightly.[1].

The Moray constituency is bordered by the constituencies of:

Council area

The Holyrood constituency covers most of the Moray council area. The rest of the council area is covered by the Gordon constituency, which is in the North East Scotland electoral region. The Moray Westminster constituency has covered the whole of the council area since 2005.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Margaret Ewing Scottish National Party
2003
2006 Richard Lochhead
2007
2011

Election results

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Moray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Richard Lochhead 16,817 58.8 +9
Conservative Douglas Ross 5,873 20.5 -3.3
Labour Kieron Green 3,580 12.5 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Jamie Paterson 1,327 4.6 -7.5
UKIP Donald Gatt 999 3.5 +3.5
Majority 10,944 38.3
Turnout 28,596 50.5

Liberal Democrats and UKIP both gained under 5% of the poll and thus lost their deposit

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Moray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Richard Lochhead 15,045 49.7 +7.5
Conservative Mary Scanlon 7,121 23.5 +1.0
Labour Lee Butcher 4,580 15.1 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Dominique Rommel 3,528 11.6 -0.6
Majority 7,924 26.2
Turnout 30,274 50.1 +3.8
SNP hold Swing
Scottish Parliament by-election, 2006: Moray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Richard Lochhead 12,653 46.15 +3.95
Conservative Mary Scanlon 6,268 22.86 +0.35
Liberal Democrats Linda Gorn 5,310 19.37 +7.20
Labour Sandy Keith 2,696 9.83 -9.28
NHSFirst Party Melville Brown 493 1.80 N/A
Majority 6385 23.3 +3.6
Turnout 27,420 45.5 -0.8
SNP hold Swing +1.8
Scottish Parliament Election 2003: Moray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Margaret Ewing 11,384 42.19% +4.40%
Conservative Tim Wood 6,072 22.50% -3.09%
Labour Peter Peacock 5,157 19.11% -7.03%
Liberal Democrats Linda Gorn 3,283 12.16% +3.06%
Scottish Socialist Norma Anderson 1,015 4.02% N/A
Majority 5,312 19.69%
Turnout
SNP hold Swing
Scottish Parliament Election 1999: Moray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Margaret Ewing 13,027 38.79% n/a
Labour Ali Farquharson 8,898 26.50% n/a
Conservative Andrew Findlay 8,595 25.59% n/a
Liberal Democrats Patsy Kenton 3,056 9.10% n/a
Majority 4,129 12.30% n/a
Turnout
SNP hold Swing

Notes

  1. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland

See also


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