Orkney Islands Scottish Parliament constituency
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2016 Scottish Parliament election results
Winner Liberal Democrats Hold (43.1% majority)
Constituency MSP Liam McArthur
Top-up region MSPs 3 Conservative, 2 Labour, 1 Green Party, 1 Scottish National Party
Region Highlands and Islands
Electorate 16,705 (-1.5% since 2015)
Orkney Islands results for Scottish Parliament election, 2016

Share of constituency votes

Party Votes Share Swing
Liam McArthur
Lib 7,096 67.4% +31.7
Donna Heddle
SNP 2,562 24.3% -0.8
Jamie Halcro Johnston
Con 435 4.1% -4.3
Gerry McGarvey
Lab 304 2.9% -2.7
Paul Dawson
Ind 137 1.3%
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Share of top-up region votes: Highlands and Islands region

Share of vote and seats
Votes Share Seats
Scottish National Party SNP
81,600 39.7% 1
Conservative Con
44,693 21.8% 3
Liberal Democrats LD
27,223 13.3%
Labour Lab
22,894 11.2% 2
Green Party Gre
14,781 7.2% 1
UK Independence Party UKIP
5,344 2.6%
Scottish Christian Party SCP
3,407 1.7%
RISE RISE
889 0.4%
Solidarity Sol
793 0.4%
Other Oth
3,689 1.8%
Elected regional members for Highlands and Islands region
Party
Maree Todd
Scottish National Party SNP
Douglas Ross
Conservative Con
Edward Mountain
Conservative Con
Donald Cameron
Conservative Con
Rhoda Grant
Labour Lab
David Stewart
Labour Lab
John Finnie
Green Party Gre
Seat background for Orkney Islands constituency
Last four Constituency MSPs for Orkney Islands
2016
Liam McArthur
Liberal Democrats
2011
Liam McArthur
Liberal Democrats
2007
Liam McArthur
Liberal Democrats
2003
Jim Wallace
Liberal Democrats
Party spending in 2016
Party spending in Orkney Islands

Demographics in Orkney Islands

Unemployment rate

3.6%
Very Low
Ranked 62 of 73

Levels of poor health

3.4%
Very Low
Ranked 69 of 73

Proportion of 16/17 year olds

2.2%
Low
Ranked 47 of 73

Age

Housing

Ethnicity

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