Kilmarnock and Loudoun (UK Parliament constituency)


Kilmarnock and Loudoun (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Kilmarnock and Loudoun


Type = County
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = East Ayrshire
Year = 1918 as "Kilmarnock" (renamed 1983, expanded 2005)
MP = Des Browne
Party = Labour
EP = Scotland

Kilmarnock and Loudoun is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Boundaries

The constituency consists of the northern half of East Ayrshire and contains the town of Kilmarnock and the Loudoun Valley.

In 2005, the constituency was expanded to include part of the disbanded Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency.

There was a Kilmarnock and Loudoun local government district covering a similar area, from 1975 to 1996.

Although sharing the same name, it does not share the same borders as the Scottish Parliament constituency.

The main towns are:
*Catrine *
*Auchinleck *
*Darvel
*Galston
*Hurlford
*Kilmarnock
*Kilmaurs
*Logan *
*Lugar *
*Mauchline *
*Muirkirk *
*Newmilns and Greenholm
*Sorn *
*Stewarton

Those towns marked * were not part of the original Kilmarnock and Loudoun, but were absorbed from the disbanded Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Des Browne
votes = 20,976
percentage = 47.3%
change = -7.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Daniel Coffey
votes = 12,273
percentage = 27.7%
change = +3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gary Smith
votes = 5,026
percentage = 11.3%
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Kevin Lang
votes = 4,945
percentage = 11.1%
change = +3.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Hugh Kerr
votes = 833
percentage = 1.9%
change = -0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Ronnie Robertson
votes = 330
percentage = 0.7%
change = +0.7
Election box majority
votes = 8,703
percentage = 19.6%
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 44,383
percentage = 60.9
change = -0.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -5.5
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Des Browne
votes = 19,926
percentage = 52.9
change = +3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = John Brady
votes = 9,592
percentage = 25.5
change = -9.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Donald Reece
votes = 3,943
percentage = 10.5
change = -0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Stewart
votes = 3,177
percentage = 8.4
change = +4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Jason Muir
votes = 1,027
percentage = 2.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,334
percentage = 27.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,665
percentage = 61.7
change = -15.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of UK Parliamentary constituencies in Scotland
* Kilmarnock and Loudoun district

External links

* [http://www.kilmarnockandloudoun.co.uk/ Constituency website]


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