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Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale (UK Parliament constituency)

Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983. In 2005 the constituency was abolished and the area is now represented by Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, Midlothian, and Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale.

Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale in Scotland for the 2001 general election
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Number of membersOne
Replaced byBerwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk
Midlothian
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale
Created fromRoxburgh, Selkirk & Peebles, Berwick & East Lothian and Midlothian[1]

The Scottish Parliament constituency of Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, which covered the same area, was in existence until the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

BoundariesEdit

Formed for the 1983 election, the seat of Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale comprised the majority of the former Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles, with other areas coming in from Berwick and East Lothian and Midlothian. It was formed from the Tweeddale District, and the Ettrick and Lauderdale District.[2] There were slight boundary changes in 1997, due to a local government boundary change in 1989.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Steel 16,868 58.5 N/A
Conservative Alistair Ballantyne 8,329 28.9 N/A
Labour Michael Saren 2,200 7.4 N/A
SNP Allan Macartney 1,455 5.0 N/A
Majority 8,539 29.6 N/A
Turnout 28,852 77.8 N/A
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1987: Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Steel 14,599 49.9 −8.6
Conservative Constance Finlay-Maxwell 8,657 29.6 +0.7
Labour Neil Glen 3,320 11.4 +4.0
SNP Andrew Lumsden 2,660 9.1 +4.1
Majority 5,942 20.3 +9.3
Turnout 29,236 77.2 -0.6
Liberal hold Swing −4.7

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Steel 12,296 39.9 −10.0
Conservative Lloyd Beat 9,776 31.7 +2.1
SNP Christine Creech 5,244 17.0 +7.9
Labour Alan Dunton 3,328 10.8 −0.6
Liberal John Hein 177 0.6 N/A
Majority 2,520 8.2 -12.1
Turnout 30,821 78.0 +0.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
General election 1997: Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Michael Moore 12,178 31.2 -3.8
Labour Keith Geddes 10,689 27.4 +11.0
Conservative Alister Jack 8,623 22.1 -8.6
SNP Ian Goldie 6,671 17.1 -0.1
Referendum Christopher Mowbray 406 1.0 N/A
Liberal John Hein 387 1.0 +0.4
Natural Law Duncan Paterson 47 0.1 N/A
Majority 1,489 3.8 -3.4
Turnout 39,001 76.3 -1.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2001: Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Michael Moore 14,035 42.3 +11.1
Labour Keith Geddes 8,878 26.7 −0.7
Conservative Robert Brocklehurst 5,118 15.4 −6.7
SNP Richard Thomson 4,108 12.4 −4.7
Scottish Socialist Norman Lockhart 695 2.1 N/A
Liberal John Hein 383 1.2 +0.2
Majority 5,157 15.5 +11.7
Turnout 33,217 63.4 −12.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +5.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. ^ Crewe, Ivor (1983). British Parliament constituencies - a statistical compendium. faber and faber. ISBN 0-571-13236-7.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)
  4. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  9. ^ Vote 2001: Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, BBC News