Inverness and Nairn (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Inverness and Nairn|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber,|
Ross, Skye & Inverness West
Inverness and Nairn is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. It is also one of eight constituencies in the Highlands and Islands electoral region, which elects seven additional members, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The Inverness and Nairn constituency is part of the Highlands and Islands electoral region; the other seven constituencies are Argyll and Bute, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Moray, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney, Shetland and Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch.
The region covers most of Argyll and Bute council area, all of the Highland council area, most of the Moray council area, all of the Orkney Islands council area, all of the Shetland Islands council area and all of Na h-Eileanan Siar.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The electoral wards used to create the new Inverness and Nairn seat are:
- In full: Inverness West; Inverness Central; Inverness Ness-Side; Inverness Millburn; Inverness South; Culloden and Ardersier; Nairn
- In part: Badenoch and Strathspey
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|1999||Fergus Ewing||Scottish National Party|
As Inverness and Nairn
|2011||Fergus Ewing||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Caroline Caddick||5,445||14.2||+2.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Christine Jardine||3,763||11.5||-15.9|
|Scottish Christian||Donald Boyd||646||2.0||N/A|
Scottish Christian and UKIP both gained under 5% of the poll and thus lost their deposit
|Liberal Democrats||Craig Harrow||10,972||27.7||+11.5|
|Conservative||Jamie Halcro Johnston||4,635||11.7||-6.1|