Perth and Kinross (UK Parliament constituency)

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Perth and Kinross
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of ScotlandPerthshire
Major settlementsPerth
19831997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byPerth, Ochil, Angus, Dundee West and North Tayside[1]
Created fromPerth & East Perthshire, Kinross and West Perthshire, Dundee West and Angus South[1]

Perth and Kinross was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1997. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries[edit]

The Perth and Kinross constituency was largely a replacement for the Perth and East Perthshire constituency.[1] As first used in the 1983 general election, it covered part of the region of Tayside, which had been created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as a region of three districts, including the district of Perth and Kinross. In 1997 the Perth and Kinross constituency was largely replaced by the Perth constituency.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party Notes
1983 Sir Nicholas Fairbairn Conservative Died February 1995
1995 by-election Roseanna Cunningham SNP Subsequently MP for Perth
1997 constituency abolished: see Perth

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 1980s[edit]

General election 1983: Perth and Kinross[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Fairbairn 17,888 40.2 -3.6
SNP Douglas Crawford 11,155 25.1 -7.5
Liberal John Coutts 10,997 24.7 +15.2
Labour Alistair Stuart 4,414 9.9 -4.2
Majority 6,733 15.2
Turnout 44,454 72.3
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1987: Perth and Kinross[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Fairbairn 18,716 39.6 −0.7
SNP Jim Fairlie 13,040 27.6 +2.5
Liberal Stewart Donaldson 7,969 16.9 −7.0
Labour Jack McConnell 7,490 15.9 +6.0
Majority 5,676 12.0 -3.2
Turnout 47,215 74.4 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General election 1992: Perth and Kinross[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Fairbairn 20,195 40.2 +0.6
SNP Roseanna Cunningham 18,101 36.0 +8.4
Labour Mervyn Rolfe 6,267 12.4 −3.5
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Black 5,714 11.4 −5.5
Majority 2,094 4.2 -7.8
Turnout 47,950 76.9 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing
By-election 1995: Perth and Kinross
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Roseanna Cunningham 16,931 40.4 +4.4
Labour Douglas Alexander 9,620 22.9 +10.5
Conservative John Godfrey 8,990 21.4 −18.8
Liberal Democrats Veronica Linklater 4,952 11.8 +0.4
Monster Raving Loony Screaming Lord Sutch 586 1.4 New
UKIP Vivian T. Linacre 504 1.2 New
Scottish Green Robin Harper 223 0.5 New
Independent Michael A. Halford 88 0.2 New
Natural Law Gary D. Black 54 0.1 New
Majority 7,311 17.5 N/A
Turnout 41.948 61.7 −14.8
SNP gain from Conservative Swing +11.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "'Perth and Kinross', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)
  3. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.