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Highlands and Islands

ELECTED
Jamie McGrigor
Conservative
Mary Scanlon
Conservative
Peter Peacock
Labour
Maureen MacMillan
Labour
Eleanor Scott
Green
Jim Mather
SNP
Rob Gibson
SNP
RESULT
PARTY
SEATS
VOTES
%
+/-%
CON
2
26989
16.0
+1.1
LAB
2
37605
22.3
-3.2
LD
0
31655
18.8
-2.6
GRN
1
13935
8.3
+4.6
SLP
0
1617
1.0
-0.4
SNP
2
39497
23.4
-4.3
UKIP
0
1947
1.2
N/A
SSP
0
9000
5.3
+4.4
IND
0
353
0.2
N/A
IND
0
1822
1.1
N/A
PRS
0
1438
0.9
N/A
RP
0
177
0.1
N/A
SPA
0
793
0.5
N/A
TCP
0
1768
1.0
N/A
TURNOUT 
168596
51.8
CANDIDATES
CONSERVATIVE
Jamie McGrigor
Mary Scanlon
David Petrie
John Firth
Christopher Zawadski
Alan McLeod
Frank Warren
Tim Wood
LABOUR
Peter Peacock
Maureen MacMillan
Rhoda Grant
Hugh Raven
Eilidh MacDonald
Iain MacDonald
Harry Hatten
LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
Michael Foxley
Patsy Kenton
Linda Gorn
Jamie Paterson
Paul Johnston
Polly Martin
Jermaine Allison
Dan Farthing
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY
Jim Mather
Fergus Ewing
Margaret Ewing
Rob Gibson
Alasdair Nicholson
David Thompson
Angus MacNeil
Jean Urquhart
Willie Ross
Allan Sillars
Brian Nugent
 
GREEN
Eleanor Scott
Donnie Macleod
Murray Falconer
Gale Falconer
Lizbeth Collie
Irene Brandt
David Gallant
Judith Jardine
David Jardine
Roger Humphry
SCOTTISH SOCIALIST
Steve Arnott
Norma Anderson
Anne MacLeod
Des Divers
John Aberdein
Shona Laughland
Barbara Whibley
Dan Murray
SOCIALIST LABOUR
Claire Watt
Colin Muir
Zane Carpenter
Kai Anderson
John McDonald
John Watt
Thomas Appleyard
UKIP
Philip Anderson
Peter Hindley
Christine Anderson
Neil Scobie
 
INDEPENDENT
Arthur Robertson
OTHERS
Robbie the Pict
PRS
William Graham
RP
Kenneth Mcintosh
SPA
David Walker
TCP
James Crawford

DESCRIPTION: Highlands and Islands
The pattern of politics in the Highlands and Islands differs considerably from that found in the Scottish central belt. All parties, except perhaps the Conservatives, have pockets of local strength and most elections show a relatively even split in party support across the region. The Lib Dems did well at constituency level in 1999, allowing Labour also pick up their only list seats in the country, with the Tories and Scottish National Party also gaining a couple each. The parliament's oldest and youngest members respectively, Winnie Ewing and Duncan Hamilton, were returned on the SNP list, and both will stand down this time.

CONSTITUENCIES:
LD Hold
LD Hold
SNP Hold
SNP Hold
LD Hold
LAB Hold
LD Hold
LD Hold

CANDIDATES ELECTED - 1999 RESULT
CANDIDATE
PARTY
Jamie McGrigor
Con
Mary Scanlon
Con
Peter Peacock
Lab
Maureen MacMillan
Lab
Rhoda Grant
Lab
Winnie Ewing
SNP
Duncan Hamilton
SNP
PARTIES - 1999 RESULT
PARTY
VOTES
%
SEATS
SNP
55933
27.7
2
LAB
51371
25.5
3
LD
43226
21.4
CON
30122
14.9
2
GRN
7560
3.7
IND
3522
1.8
SLP
2808
1.4
HIA
2607
1.3
SSP
1770
0.9
IND
1151
0.6
IND
712
0.3
NLP
536
0.3
IND
354
0.2
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