Central Ayrshire (UK Parliament constituency)


Central Ayrshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Central Ayrshire


Type = County
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = North Ayrshire/South Ayrshire
Year = 1950, 2005
MP = Brian Donohoe
Party = Labour
EP = Scotland

Central Ayrshire is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was formed in 2005 from parts of the old Ayr, Cunninghame South and Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituencies.

An earlier constituency of the same name had existed from 1950 until 1983.

Boundaries

This new constituency is centred on the historic burgh of Irvine, designated in the 1970s as a Glasgow overspill new town. Prestwick, site of the airport, and Troon on the coast are also included. The seat extends to the east and south up against the suburbs of Ayr.

As created in 1950 the constituency merged together parts of Bute and Northern Ayrshire and Kilmarnock (UK Parliament constituency). Part of the constituency was returned to Kilmarnock in 1955.

When abolished in 1983 the constituency was largely replaced by Cunninghame South.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1950-1983

MPs 2005-present

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Central Ayrshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Brian Donohoe
votes = 19,905
percentage = 46.4%
change = -2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Garry Clark
votes = 9,482
percentage = 22.1%
change = -4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Iain Kennedy
votes = 6,881
percentage = 16.1%
change = +9.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Jahangir Hanif
votes = 4,969
percentage = 11.6%
change = -3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Denise Morton
votes = 820
percentage = 1.9%
change = -1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Cochrane
votes = 468
percentage = 1.1%
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Jim Groves
votes = 346
percentage = 0.8%
change = +0.7
Election box majority
votes = 10,423
percentage = 24.3%
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 42,871
percentage = 62.5
change = +1.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +0.7

This constituency was formed in 2005 from parts of the old Ayr, Cunninghame South and Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituencies. The results of these constituencies in the last general election are listed below.

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Ayr
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Sandra Osborne
votes = 16,801
percentage = 43.6
change = -4.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Phil Gallie
votes = 14,256
percentage = 37.0
change = +3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Jim Mather
votes = 4,621
percentage = 12.0
change = -0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Stuart Richie
votes = 2,089
percentage = 5.4
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = James Stewart
votes = 692
percentage = 1.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Joseph Smith
votes = 101
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,545
percentage = 6.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,560
percentage = 69.3
change = -10.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Cunninghame South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Brian Donohoe
votes = 16,424
percentage = 58.4
change = -4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Bill Kidd
votes = 5,194
percentage = 18.5
change = -2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Pam Paterson
votes = 2,782
percentage = 9.9
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Boyd
votes = 2,094
percentage = 7.4
change = +2.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Rosemary Byrne
votes = 1,233
percentage = 4.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bobby Cochrane
votes = 382
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,230
percentage = 39.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 28,109
percentage = 56.2
change = -15.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Foulkes
votes = 22,174
percentage = 55.3
change = -4.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gordon Millar
votes = 7,318
percentage = 18.2
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Tom Wilson
votes = 6,258
percentage = 15.6
change = -1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Amy Rodger
votes = 2,932
percentage = 7.3
change = +2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Amanda McFarlane
votes = 1,058
percentage = 2.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James McDaid
votes = 367
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 14,856
percentage = 37.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 40,107
percentage = 61.8
change = -13.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Archibald Manuel
votes = 21,901
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Douglas Spencer-Nairn
votes = 20,225
percentage =
change =

See also

References


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