Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) covering part of the Highland council area. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. It is also one of eight constituencies in the Highlands and Islands electoral region, which elects seven additional members, as well as eight constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
|Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Created from||Ross, Skye & Inverness West,|
Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber
The seat was created for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, and replaced most of the former constituency of Ross, Skye and Inverness West and part of the former Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber constituency. The remaining portions of the two former seats (consisting mostly of the less rural area surrounding and including Inverness) was moved into a new seat called Inverness and Nairn.
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 areaEdit
The electoral wards used in the newly created constituency of Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch are;
Member of the Scottish ParliamentEdit
|2011||Dave Thompson||Scottish National Party|
Elections in the 2020sEdit
|Conservative||Jamie Halcro Johnston[b]||8,331||19.3||3.2||9,718||22.4||2.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Denis Rixson||6,778||15.7||7.1||4,244||9.8||5.0|
|All for Unity||281||0.6||New|
|Abolish the Scottish Parliament||80||0.2||New|
This was the largest numerical majority at the 2021 Scottish Parliament election.
|Liberal Democrats||Angela MacLean||8,319||22.8||7.7||5,405||14.8||3.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Alan MacRae||9,742||30.5||N/A||5,909||18.5||N/A|
|All-Scotland Pensioners Party||378||1.2||N/A|
|SNP win (new seat)|
Notes and referencesEdit
- Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
- "Scottish Parliamentary Elections 2021 Results". The Highland Council. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
- Council, The Highland. "The Highland Council download - Scottish Parliamentary election 2016 | Council and government | Politicians, elections and democracy | Elections and voting". www.highland.gov.uk. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
- "Results and turnout at the 2016 Scottish Parliament election". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 June 2021.