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Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch
Badenoch
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. Also, however, it is one of eight constituencies in the Highlands and Islands electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to eight constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole. In 2011 it replaced most of the constituency of Ross, Skye and Inverness West with Inverness being moved into a new seat called Inverness and Nairn.

Contents

1 Electoral region 2 Constituency boundaries and council area 3 Member of the Scottish Parliament 4 Election results 5 Notes and references

Electoral region[edit] See also: Highlands and Islands ( Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
electoral region) The Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch
Badenoch
constituency is part of the Highlands and Islands electoral region; the other seven constituencies of are Argyll and Bute, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Inverness and Nairn, Moray, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney
Orkney
and Shetland. The region covers most of Argyll and Bute
Argyll and Bute
council area, all of the Highland council area, most of the Moray
Moray
council area, all of the Orkney
Orkney
Islands council area, all of the Shetland
Shetland
Islands council area and all of Na h-Eileanan Siar. Constituency boundaries and council area[edit] The Highland (council area)
Highland (council area)
is represented in the Scottish Parliament by three constituencies. These are: Caithness, Sutherland and Ross; Inverness and Nairn and Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch. The electoral wards used in the newly created constituency of Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch
Badenoch
are;

In full: Dingwall
Dingwall
and Seaforth; Black Isle; Eilean a’ Cheo; Caol
Caol
and Mallaig; Aird and Loch Ness; Fort William and Ardnamurchan In part: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer
Strathpeffer
and Lochalsh; Badenoch
Badenoch
and Strathspey

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit] As Ross, Skye and Inverness West

Election Member Party

1999 John Farquhar Munro Liberal Democrat

2003

2007

As Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch

Election Member Party

2011 Dave Thompson Scottish National Party

2016 Kate Forbes

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
election, 2016: Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch

Party Candidate Votes % ±

SNP Kate Forbes 17,362 47.6 +1.4

Liberal Democrats Angela MacLean 8,319 22.8 -7.7

Conservative Robbie Munro 5,887 16.1 +7.2

Labour Linda Stewart 3,821 10.5 -2.4

Independent Ronnie Campbell 1,116 3.1 +1.6

Majority 9,043 24.8 +9.1

Turnout 36,505 61.3 +5.7

SNP hold Swing

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
election, 2011: Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch

Party Candidate Votes % ±

SNP David Thompson 14,737 46.2 +14.6

Liberal Democrats Alan MacRae 9,742 30.5 -11.3

Labour Linda Stewart 4,112 12.9 -1.4

Conservative Kerensa Carr 2,834 8.9 -2.8

Independent Ronnie Campbell 490 1.5 +1.5

Majority 4,995 15.7

Turnout 31,915 55.6

SNP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

The Independent gained under 5% of the poll and thus lost his deposit

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
election, 2007 Notional Result: Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch

Party Candidate Votes % ±

Liberal Democrats

11,318 41.8

SNP

8,534 31.6

Labour

3,857 14.3

Conservative

3,170 11.7

Others

170 0.6

Majority 2,784 10.3

Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
election, 2007: Ross, Skye and Inverness West

Party Candidate Votes % ±

Liberal Democrats John Farquhar Munro 13,501 42.6 -0.5

SNP David Thompson 10,015 31.6 +12.1

Labour Maureen Macmillan 4,789 15.1 -3.8

Conservative John Hodgson 3,122 9.8 -3.2

Scottish Enterprise Iain Brodie 292 0.9 +0.9

Majority 3,486 11.0 -12.6

Turnout 31,719 53.6 +1.7

Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Notes and references[edit]

^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/scotland-constituencies/S16000143 ^ "2011 Scottish Parliamentary election results: Skye, Lochaber & Badenoch". Electoral commission. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

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