Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (UK Parliament constituency)

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk


Type = County
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = Scottish Borders
Year = 2005
MP = Michael Moore
Party = Liberal Democrat
EP = Scotland

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which was first used in the general election of 2005. It covers an area previously divided between Roxburgh and Berwickshire and Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

As created by the Fifth Review of the Boundary Commission for Scotland the constituency is one of six covering the Dumfries and Galloway council area, the Scottish Borders council area and the South Lanarkshire council area. The other five constituencies are: Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, Lanark and Hamilton East and Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

The Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency covers part of the Scottish Borders council area. The rest of the council area is covered by the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency, which also covers part of the Dumfries and Galloway council area and part of the South Lanarkshire council area.

The Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency is predominantly rural, and includes the towns of Hawick, Galashiels, Duns, Jedburgh and Selkirk.

Members of Parliament

* "Constituency created" (2005)
* 2005 — "present:" Michael Moore, Liberal Democrat

Elections

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Michael Moore
votes = 18,993
percentage = 41.8
change = -5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Lamont
votes = 13,092
percentage = 28.8
change = +6.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Sam Held
votes = 7,206
percentage = 15.9
change = -1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Aileen Orr
votes = 3,885
percentage = 8.6
change = -2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = John Hein
votes = 916
percentage = 2.0
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Graeme McIver
votes = 695
percentage = 1.5
change = 0.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Peter Neilson
votes = 601
percentage = 1.3
change = +0.3
Election box majority
votes = 5,901
percentage = 13.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,388
percentage = 63.3
change = +3.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = -5.9

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