Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Kilmarnock and Loudoun|
|Former county constituency|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||East Ayrshire (part)|
|Replaced by||Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley|
The region covered all of the Falkirk council area, all of the North Lanarkshire council area, part of the South Lanarkshire council area, part of the East Ayrshire council area and a small part of the East Dumbartonshire council area.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster (House of Commons) constituency. The Westminster constituency was created during the period of local government regions and districts, 1975 to 1996, when there was a Kilmarnock and Loudoun district of the Strathclyde region. In 1996 regions and districts were replaced with unitary council areas. Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005.
The Holyrood constituency covers a northern portion of the East Ayrshire council area. The rest of the East Ayrshire area is covered by Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, which also covers a southern portion of the South Ayrshire council area. Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley is within the South of Scotland electoral region.
Following their First Periodic review into constituencies to the Scottish Parliament in time for the 2011 elections, the Boundary Commission for Scotland recommended the creating of a new seat to be known as Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley
This new creation is formed by the Kilmarnock, Annick, and Irvine Valley electoral areas of East Ayrshire.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2007||Willie Coffey||Scottish National Party|
|2011||Constituency abolished; see Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley|
2007 Parliamentary election
|Liberal Democrats||Ron Aitken||2,056||6.15||+1.17|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing|
2003 Parliamentary election
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Gibson||1,571||4.98||-2.21|
|Scottish Socialist||Colin Rutherford||1,421||4.51||N/A|
|Scottish Peoples Alliance||Lyndsay McIntosh||371||1.18||N/A|
1999 Parliamentary election
|Liberal Democrats||John Stewart||2,830||7.19||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|