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Dumfriesshire (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Party  Conservative
Founded  2011
Lieutenancy area  Dumfries and Galloway
MSP  Oliver Mundell
Council area  Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfriesshire (Scottish Parliament constituency) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Created from  Dumfries, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Created  Scottish Parliament election, 2011
Replaced by  Dumfries, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

Dumfriesshire is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. It is also one of nine constituencies in the South of Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

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For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the constituency of Dumfries was abolished, with the constituency being divided between two new constituencies; Dumfriesshire and Galloway and West Dumfries.

Electoral region

The other eight constituencies of the South Scotland region are Ayr, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Clydesdale, East Lothian, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Galloway and West Dumfries, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.

The region covers the Dumfries and Galloway council area, part of the East Ayrshire council area, part of the East Lothian council area, part of the Midlothian council area, the Scottish Borders council area, the South Ayrshire council area and part of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

Dumfries and Galloway is represented in the Scottish Parliament by two constituencies: Dumfriesshire and Galloway and West Dumfries.

The electoral wards in the Dumfriesshire constituency are:

  • Mid and Upper Nithsdale, Lochar, Nith, Annandale South, Annandale North, Annandale East and Eskdale
  • Member of the Scottish Parliament

    As Dumfries

    As Dumfriesshire

    References

    Dumfriesshire (Scottish Parliament constituency) Wikipedia


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