Ayr (UK Parliament constituency)


Ayr (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Ayr
Type = County
Year = 1950
Abolition = 2005
members = one

Ayr was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1950 to 2005. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

History

The constituency was created by merging the Ayr burgh and Prestwick burgh components of the Ayr District of Burghs constituency with parts of the South Ayrshire and Kilmarnock constituencies.

After the 1992 General Election, the boundaries in Ayr Constituency were substantially altered in a move which saw the suburbs of Alloway and Doonfoot being transferred to the Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency. This change led to a substantial alteration in the demographic of the constituency with the Labour Party being the main beneficiaries.

In 2005 the constituency was divided between the new Central Ayrshire and Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock constituencies.

The Scottish Parliament constituency of Ayr, which was created in 1999, continues in existence unaltered.

Member of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Ayr
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Sandra Osborne
votes = 16,801
percentage = 43.6
change = -4.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Phil Gallie
votes = 14,256
percentage = 37.0
change = +3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Jim Mather
votes = 4,621
percentage = 12.0
change = -0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Stuart Richie
votes = 2,089
percentage = 5.4
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = James Stewart
votes = 692
percentage = 1.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Joseph Smith
votes = 101
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,545
percentage = 6.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,560
percentage = 69.3
change = -10.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Ayr
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Phil Gallie
votes = 22,172
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Alastair Osborne
votes = 22,087
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Mrs B. Mullin
votes = 5,949
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = J. Boss
votes = 4,067
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = R. Scott
votes = 132
percentage =
change = "N/A"

Election box majority
votes = 85
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 83.03
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1959: Ayr [ Whitaker's Almanack 1963 ]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Thomas Moore, Bt CBE
votes = 19,659
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Alex Eadie
votes = 16,303
percentage =
change =

Election box majority
votes = 3,356
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

References

*Rayment


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