|Galloway and Upper Nithsdale|
|Former county constituency|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||Dumfries and Galloway|
Galloway and West Dumfries
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale 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. This constituency was abolished for the 2011 election, with 78.4% of the constituency being incorporated into the new Galloway and West Dumfries (Scottish Parliament constituency), with the rest becoming part of the Dumfriesshire (Scottish Parliament constituency).
The Galloway and Upper Nithsdale 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 (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.
Alex Fergusson represented the constituency from the 2003 election until its abolition in 2011, having previously been an MSP for the South of Scotland regional list from 1999 to 2003. Originally elected as a Conservative, he was the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament from 2007 to 2011, a post which required him to relinquish party allegiance.
|1999||Alasdair Morgan||Scottish National Party|
|2011||constituency abolished: replaced by Dumfriesshire,|
and Galloway and West Dumfries
|Liberal Democrats||Alastair Cooper||1,631||5.4||-0.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Neil Wallace||1,847||6.2||−3.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Joy Cherkaoui||709||2.4||New|
|Conservative gain from SNP||Swing||+4.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Joan Mitchell||3,562||10.1||N/A|
|SNP win (new seat)|