Galloway and West Dumfries Scottish Parliament constituency
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2016 Scottish Parliament election results
Winner Conservative Hold (4.5% majority)
Constituency MSP Finlay Carson
Top-up region MSPs 3 Scottish National Party, 2 Conservative, 2 Labour
Region South Scotland
Electorate 55,658 (-0.9% since 2015)
Galloway and West Dumfries results for Scottish Parliament election, 2016

Share of constituency votes

Party Votes Share Swing
Finlay Carson
Con 14,527 43.5% +6.6
Aileen McLeod
SNP 13,013 39.0% +5.0
Fiona O'Donnell
Lab 4,876 14.6% -11.9
Andrew Metcalf
Lib 947 2.8% +0.3
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Share of top-up region votes: South Scotland region

Share of vote and seats
Votes Share Seats
Scottish National Party SNP
120,217 38.3% 3
Conservative Con
100,753 32.1% 2
Labour Lab
56,072 17.8% 2
Green Party Gre
14,773 4.7%
Liberal Democrats LD
11,775 3.7%
UK Independence Party UKIP
6,726 2.1%
Solidarity Sol
1,294 0.4%
RISE RISE
1,097 0.3%
Other Oth
1,485 0.5%
Elected regional members for South Scotland region
Party
Joan McAlpine
Scottish National Party SNP
Emma Harper
Scottish National Party SNP
Paul Wheelhouse
Scottish National Party SNP
Rachael Hamilton
Conservative Con
Brian Whittle
Conservative Con
Claudia Beamish
Labour Lab
Colin Smyth
Labour Lab
Seat background for Galloway and West Dumfries constituency
Last four Constituency MSPs for Galloway and West Dumfries
2016
Finlay Carson
Conservative
2011
Alex Fergusson
Conservative
2007
Alex Fergusson
Conservative
2003
Alex Fergusson
Conservative
Party spending in 2016
Party spending in Galloway and West Dumfries

Demographics in Galloway and West Dumfries

Unemployment rate

6.9%
High
Ranked 24 of 73

Levels of poor health

5.9%
High
Ranked 29 of 73

Proportion of 16/17 year olds

2.0%
Very Low
Ranked 62 of 73

Age

Housing

Ethnicity

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