Roxburgh and Berwickshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Roxburgh and Berwickshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Type = County
Year = 1983
Abolition = 2005
members = One

Roxburgh and Berwickshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) from 1983 to 2005. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries

The constituency was defined by the Third Periodical Review of the Boundary Commission for Scotland, and first used in the 1983 general election. The name of the constituency relates it to the Roxburgh and Berwickshire districts of the Borders region, which were created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

By the time of the Third Periodical Review, Scottish counties and burghs had been abolished by the same legislation which created regions and districts, and earlier constituencies had been defined by the Second Periodical Review, with reference to county and burgh boundaries, results being implemented for the February 1974 general election. The county of Roxburgh was covered by the Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles constituency, and the county of Berwick was covered by the Berwick and East Lothian constituency.

In 1996, under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, regions and districts were abolished and the Scottish Borders council area was created with the boundaries of the former Borders region.

The results of the Fourth Periodical Review were implemented for the 1997 general election.

When the constituency was abolished, as a result of the Fifth Periodical Review, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk was created, and first used in the 2005 general election, as one of six constituencies covering the Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders, and South Lanarkshire council areas.

Member of Parliament

*1983: Sir Archibald Johnstone Kirkwood

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Roxburgh & Berwickshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Archibald Kirkwood
votes = 14,044
percentage = 48.8
change = +2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = George Turnbull
votes = 6,533
percentage = 22.7
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Catherine Maxwell Stuart
votes = 4,498
percentage = 15.6
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Roderick Campbell
votes = 2,806
percentage = 9.7
change = -1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Amanda Millar
votes = 463
percentage = 1.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Peter Neilson
votes = 453
percentage = 1.6
change = +1.0
Election box majority
votes = 7,511
percentage = 26.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 28,797
percentage = 60.6
change = -13.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Roxburgh & Berwickshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Archibald Kirkwood
votes = 16,243
percentage = 46.5
change = +0.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Douglas Younger
votes = 8,337
percentage = 23.9
change = -10.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Helen Eadie
votes = 5,226
percentage = 15.0
change = +6.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Malcolm Balfour
votes = 3,959
percentage = 11.3
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = John Curtis
votes = 922
percentage = 2.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Peter Neilson
votes = 202
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = David Lucas
votes = 42
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,906
percentage = 22.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,931
percentage = 73.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Roxburgh & Berwickshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Archibald Kirkwood
votes = 15,852
percentage = 46.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mrs. C.S. Finlay-Maxwell
votes = 11,595
percentage = 34.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = M.N. Douglas
votes = 3,437
percentage = 10.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = S. Lambert
votes = 2,909
percentage = 8.6
change =

Election box majority
votes = 4,257
percentage = 12.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Roxburgh & Berwickshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Archibald Kirkwood
votes = 16,388
percentage = 49.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Dr Liam Fox
votes = 12,380
percentage = 37.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tim Luckhurst
votes = 2,944
percentage = 8.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = M.N. Douglas
votes = 1,586
percentage = 4.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,008
percentage = 12.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 77.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Roxburgh & Berwickshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Archibald Kirkwood
votes = 15,920
percentage = 50.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Iain Sproat
votes = 12,524
percentage = 39.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D.A. Briggs
votes = 2,326
percentage = 7.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = R. Shirley
votes = 852
percentage = 2.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 3,396
percentage = 10.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 75.8
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

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