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Coordinates: 55°46′34″N 2°24′40″W / 55.776°N 2.411°W / 55.776; -2.411

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
County constituency
BerwickshireRoxburghSelkirkConstituency.svg
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk shown within Scotland
Created: 2005
MP: Michael Moore
Party: Liberal Democrat
Type: House of Commons
Council areas: Scottish Borders
EP constituency: Scotland

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which was first used in the general election of 2005. It covers an area previously divided between Roxburgh and Berwickshire and Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Contents

Boundaries

Council areas
grouped by the Fifth Review
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Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders and South Lanarkshire

As created by the Fifth Review of the Boundary Commission for Scotland the constituency is one of six covering the Dumfries and Galloway council area, the Scottish Borders council area and the South Lanarkshire council area. The other five constituencies are: Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, Lanark and Hamilton East and Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

The Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency covers part of the Scottish Borders council area. The rest of the council area is covered by the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency, which also covers part of the Dumfries and Galloway council area and part of the South Lanarkshire council area.

The Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency is predominantly rural, and includes the towns of Hawick, Galashiels, Duns, Jedburgh and Selkirk.

Members of Parliament

Elections

General Election 2010: Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael Moore
Conservative John Lamont[2]
SNP Paul Wheelhouse[3]
General Election 2005: Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael Moore 18,993 41.8 -5.0
Conservative John Lamont 13,092 28.8 +6.8
Labour Sam Held 7,206 15.9 -1.0
SNP Aileen Orr 3,885 8.6 -2.8
Liberal John Hein 916 2.0 +1.6
Scottish Socialist Graeme McIver 695 1.5 0.0
UKIP Peter Neilson 601 1.3 +0.3
Majority 5,901 13.0
Turnout 45,388 63.3 +3.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -5.9

References

  1. ^ UK Polling
  2. ^ http://www.berwickshire-news.co.uk/news/Tories-select-Lamont-as-Westminster.5568554.jp
  3. ^ http://www.brs-snp.org/News_and_Press_Releases.htm

See also

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