|Former county constituency|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||Dumfries and Galloway|
Galloway and West Dumfries
Dumfries (dum-FREESS) was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. It was also one of nine constituencies in the South of Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
From the Scottish Parliament election, 2011, the Dumfries constituency was abolished, with the city being divided between two new constituencies; Dumfriesshire, and Galloway and West Dumfries.
The Dumfries constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.
|2011||Constituency abolished: see Dumfriesshire |
and Galloway and West Dumfries
|Liberal Democrats||Lynne Hume||2,538||7.6||+0.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Clare Humblen||2394||7.5||-8.7|
|Scottish Socialist||John Dennis||1213||3.8||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain Haughie||6,209||16.2||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|