Perth and Kinross (UK Parliament constituency)
Perth and Kinross was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1997. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
|Perth and Kinross|
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Perthshire|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Perth, Ochil, Angus, Dundee West and North Tayside|
|Created from||Perth & East Perthshire, Kinross and West Perthshire, Dundee West and Angus South|
The Perth and Kinross constituency was largely a replacement for the Perth and East Perthshire constituency. As first used in the 1983 general election, it covered part of the region of Tayside, which had been created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as a region of three districts, including the district of Perth and Kinross. In 1997 the Perth and Kinross constituency was largely replaced by the Perth constituency.
Members of Parliament
|1983||Sir Nicholas Fairbairn||Conservative||Died February 1995|
|1995 by-election||Roseanna Cunningham||SNP||Subsequently MP for Perth|
|1997||constituency abolished: see Perth|
Elections of the 1980s
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Elections of the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Malcolm Black||5,714||11.4||−5.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Veronica Linklater||4,952||11.8||+0.4|
|Monster Raving Loony||Screaming Lord Sutch||586||1.4||New|
|UKIP||Vivian T. Linacre||504||1.2||New|
|Independent||Michael A. Halford||88||0.2||New|
|Natural Law||Gary D. Black||54||0.1||New|
|SNP gain from Conservative||Swing||+11.6|
- "'Perth and Kinross', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.