Stirling (UK Parliament constituency)


Stirling (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Stirling


Type = County
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = Stirling
Year = 1983
MP = Anne McGuire
Party = Labour
EP = Scotland

Stirling is a 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

The constituency covers the whole of the Stirling council area. Most of the area is rural, but there are some large towns in the east, most notably Stirling itself. A similar constituency, also called Stirling, is used by the Scottish Parliament.

History

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

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Anne McGuire
votes = 15,729
percentage = 36.0
change = −7.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Kerr
votes = 10,962
percentage = 25.1
change = +1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Kelvin Holdsworth
votes = 9,052
percentage = 20.7
change = +9.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Frances McGlinchey
votes = 5,503
percentage = 12.6
change = −4.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
candidate = Duncan Illingworth
votes = 1,302
percentage = 3.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Rowland Sheret
votes = 458
percentage = 1.0
change = −1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = James McDonald
votes = 261
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Operation Christian Vote
candidate = Michael Willis
votes = 215
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Matthew Desmond
votes = 209
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,767
percentage = 10.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 43,691
percentage = 67.7
change = +2.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −4.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Stirling
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Anne McGuire
votes = 15,175
percentage = 42.2
change = −5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Geoff Mawdsley
votes = 8,901
percentage = 24.8
change = −7.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Fiona Macaulay
votes = 5,877
percentage = 16.4
change = +3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Clive Freeman
votes = 4,208
percentage = 11.7
change = +5.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Clarke Mullen
votes = 1,012
percentage = 2.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Mark Ruskell
votes = 757
percentage = 2.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,274
percentage = 17.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,930
percentage = 67.7
change = −14.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Stirling
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Anne McGuire
votes = 20,382
percentage = 47.4
change = +8.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Forsyth
votes = 13,971
percentage = 32.5
change = −6.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Ewan Dow
votes = 5,752
percentage = 13.4
change = -1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = A.G. Tough
votes = 2,675
percentage = 6.2
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Clarke Mullen
votes = 154
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Mrs. E.L.M. Olsen
votes = 24
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,411
percentage = 14.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

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