Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber (UK Parliament constituency)
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1997-2005. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.
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|Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber|
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Highland|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey and Ross, Skye & Lochaber|
|Created from||Inverness, Nairn & Lochaber|
There was also an Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber constituency of the Scottish Parliament, which was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
The Highland area had become a unitary council area in 1996, under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, and new constituency boundaries divided the areas of some of the former districts of the Highland region. The Highland area had been covered, previously, by the three constituencies of Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber, Ross, Cromarty and Skye and Caithness and Sutherland.
In 2005, constituency boundaries were redrawn again, and the Highland area was divided between three new constituencies (of which one carried forward the name of an older constituency): Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Ross, Skye and Lochaber and Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross.
Members of Parliament
Throughout its relatively short existence, the constituency was represented by a single MP, David Stewart of the Labour Party.
Election Results of the 2000s
|SNP||Angus Brendan MacNeil||10,889||25.6||−3.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Patsy Kenton||9,420||22.2||+4.7|
|Scottish Socialist||Steve Arnott||894||2.0||New|
Election Results of the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Stephen Gallagher||8,364||17.5||-9.2|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "I"
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.