Galloway and Upper Nithsdale (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
|Former county constituency|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||Dumfries and Galloway|
Galloway and West Dumfries
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. This constituency was abolished for the 2011 election, with 78.4% of the constituency being incorporated into the new Galloway and West Dumfries (Scottish Parliament constituency), with the rest becoming part of the Dumfriesshire (Scottish Parliament constituency).
Constituency boundaries and council area
The Galloway and Upper Nithsdale 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, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
Alex Fergusson represented the constituency from the 2003 election until its abolition in 2011, having previously been an MSP for the South of Scotland regional list from 1999 to 2003. Originally elected as a Conservative, he was the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament from 2007–2011, a post which required him to relinquish party allegiance.
|1999||Alasdair Morgan||Scottish National Party|
|2011||Constituency abolished, see Galloway and West Dumfries|
|2007 Scottish Parliament election: Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|Liberal Democrats||Alastair Cooper||1,631||5.38||-0.90||1,672||5.49|
|Scottish Senior Citizens||513||1.68|
|Independent - Paddy Scott Hogg||97||0.32|
|Total Valid votes||30,318||30,472|
|2003 Scottish Parliament election: Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
|Conservative||Alex Fergusson||11,332||38.2||+ 8.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Neil Wallace||1,847||6.2||−3.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Joy Cherkaoui||709||2.4||+ 2.3|
|Conservative gain from SNP||Swing||4.6|
|1999 Scottish Parliament election: Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
|Liberal Democrats||Joan Mitchell||3,562||10.1||n/a|
| Constituency or Region represented by the Presiding Officer
Mid Fife and Glenrothes
- "The New Scottish Parliament Constituencies 2011" (PDF). BBC News.
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- Sub-constituency election results for the 2007 Scottish Parliament elections - data Archived 6 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine- Scotland Office; 30 April 2008 (retrieved 5 April 2011)