Kilmarnock & Loudoun

2015 Result:
Conservative: 6752 (12.5%)
Labour: 16362 (30.4%)
Lib Dem: 789 (1.5%)
SNP: 30000 (55.7%)
MAJORITY: 13638 (25.3%)

Category: Safe SNP seat

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Current MP
ALAN BROWN (SNP) Educated at Loudoun Academy and Glasgow University. Former engineer. East Ayrshire councillor since 2007. First elected as MP for Kilmarnock & Loudoun in 2015.
Past Results
2010
Con: 6592 (14%)
Lab: 24460 (53%)
LDem: 3419 (7%)
SNP: 12082 (26%)
MAJ: 12378 (27%)
2005
Con: 5026 (11%)
Lab: 20976 (47%)
LDem: 4945 (11%)
SNP: 12273 (28%)
Oth: 1163 (3%)
MAJ: 8703 (20%)
2001*
Con: 3943 (10%)
Lab: 19926 (53%)
LDem: 3177 (8%)
SNP: 9592 (25%)
Oth: 1027 (3%)
MAJ: 10334 (27%)
1997
Con: 5125 (11%)
Lab: 23621 (50%)
LDem: 1891 (4%)
SNP: 16365 (35%)
Oth: 407 (1%)
MAJ: 7256 (15%)

2015 Candidates
BRIAN WHITTLE (Conservative) Born 1964, Troon. Former Olympic athlete.
CATHY JAMIESON (Labour) Born 1956, Kilmarnock. Educated at James Hamilton Academy and Glasgow School of Art. Social worker. Contested MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley 1999-2011. MP for Kilmarnock & Loudoun 2010 to 2015. Scottish Minister of Justice 2003-2007, Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour party 2000-2008, Acting Leader of the Scottish Labour party 2008.
ROD ACKLAND (Liberal Democrat) Contested Monklands West 1983, Glasgow North East 1992, Inverclyde 1997, Clydebank 2001, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill 2005, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintillock 2010.
ALAN BROWN (SNP) Educated at Loudoun Academy and Glasgow University. Engineer. East Ayrshire councillor since 2007.
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Comments - 56 Responses on “Kilmarnock & Loudoun”
  1. SNP Hold Kilmarnock East and Hurlford

    Fiona CAMPBELL (Scottish National Party) … 1,461 [48.7%]
    Dave MEECHAM (Scottish Labour Party) … 881 [29.4%]
    Jon HERD (Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party) … 602 [20.1%]
    Stephen MCNAMARA (Scottish Libertarian Party) … 53 [1.8%]

    Change from 2012:
    Con +12.7
    SNP +2.1
    Lab -16.6

  2. Thanks NTY UK – a v useful profile and big rise in the Cons vote.

  3. Yes, the Tories continuing the trend of the past several months in recording an impressive increase in vote share across Scotland.

    Can they replicate it in May?

  4. If they were to replicate these kinds of results in May they should be looking at taking a councillor in most 3-member wards which voted against Scottish independence: so possibly taking councillors in wards like Kilmarnock North, Kilbirne & Beith, Kilwinning, all wards in Aberdeen barring Northfield etc.

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