Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch (Scottish Parliament constituency)
Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of eight constituencies in the Highlands and Islands electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to eight constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole. In 2011 it replaced most of the constituency of Ross, Skye and Inverness West with Inverness being moved into a new seat called Inverness and Nairn.
|Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Created from||Ross, Skye & Inverness West,|
Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber
The Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch constituency is part of the Highlands and Islands electoral region; the other seven constituencies of are Argyll and Bute, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Inverness and Nairn, Moray, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney and Shetland.
The region covers most of Argyll and Bute council area, all of the Highland council area, most of the Moray council area, all of the Orkney Islands council area, all of the Shetland Islands council area and all of Na h-Eileanan Siar.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The electoral wards used in the newly created constituency of Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch are;
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||Dave Thompson||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Angela MacLean||8,319||22.8||-7.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Alan MacRae||9,742||30.5||N/A|
|SNP win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "2011 Scottish Parliamentary election results: Skye, Lochaber & Badenoch". Electoral commission. Retrieved 9 August 2014.