Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock

2015 Result:
Conservative: 10355 (19.8%)
Labour: 14227 (27.3%)
Lib Dem: 855 (1.6%)
SNP: 25492 (48.8%)
UKIP: 1280 (2.5%)
MAJORITY: 11265 (21.6%)

Category: Safe SNP seat

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Current MP
CORRI WILSON (SNP) Educated at Ayr Academy and West of Scotland University. South Ayrshire councillor since 2012. First elected as MP for Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock in 2015.
Past Results
2010
Con: 11721 (26%)
Lab: 21632 (47%)
LDem: 4264 (9%)
SNP: 8276 (18%)
MAJ: 9911 (22%)
2005
Con: 10436 (23%)
Lab: 20433 (45%)
LDem: 6341 (14%)
SNP: 5932 (13%)
Oth: 1906 (4%)
MAJ: 9997 (22%)
2001*
Con: 7318 (18%)
Lab: 22174 (55%)
LDem: 2932 (7%)
SNP: 6258 (16%)
Oth: 1425 (4%)
MAJ: 14856 (37%)
1997
Con: 8336 (17%)
Lab: 29398 (60%)
LDem: 2613 (5%)
SNP: 8190 (17%)
Oth: 634 (1%)
MAJ: 21062 (43%)

2015 Candidates
LEE LYONS (Conservative) Artist manager, consultant and event organiser.
SANDRA OSBORNE (Labour) Born 1956, Paisley. Educated at Camphill Secondary School and Jordanhill College. Counsellor. Former Kyle and Carrick councillor, former South Ayrshire councillor. MP for Ayr 1997 to 2015. PPS to Helen Liddell 2002-2003. Resigned as a PPS over the war in Iraq.
RICHARD BRODIE (Liberal Democrat)
JOSEPH ADAM-SMITH (UKIP)
CORRI WILSON (SNP) Educated at Ayr Academy and West of Scotland University. South Ayrshire councillor since 2012.
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Comments - 458 Responses on “Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock”
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  1. I think that the general rule should be that, whereof people cannot speak from an informed position, they should remain silent.

  2. If that rule is ever implemented, this site will be very short of posts

  3. Peter is actually a Scot though he is in Aldershot – hence his interest in Scottish politics. He was previously a Tory councillor in Kingston-upon-Thames and several of colleagues in RIchmond Park CLP (which of course includes part of Kingston) remember him.
    H.Hemmelig you have a point, though both you & I would be OK 🙂

  4. Peter was Tory candidate in one of the Glasgow seats in 2010 I think, getting about 5 votes (OK I exaggerate). The televised declaration is/was on Youtube somewhere. It reminded me of the episode of Rab C Nesbitt where the Tory by-election candidate bribed Rab to vote for him by buying him alcohol and only got 1 vote.

  5. Richard Leonard elected leader of Scottish Labour

    Result:

    Affiliated supporter:
    Richard Leonard 3,281 77.3%
    Anas Sarwar 961 22.7%

    Members:
    Leonard 9,150 51.8%
    Anas Sarwar 8,514 48.2%

    Total:
    Leonard 12,469 56.7%
    Sarwar 9,516 43.3%

  6. A somewhat worrying result for the SNP: they are most definitely vulnerable on their left flank.

  7. More generally they are finding it increasingly difficult to be all things to all people. Every government has a shelf life.

    I do wonder whether this might hit the Scottish Greens too, just as Labour’s leftward shift has rendered them somewhat redundant in England and Wales.

  8. Well, this certainly isn’t going to win over the Nats:

    https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/11/scottish-labour-leader-i-support-england/

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