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Central Scotland

ELECTED
Margaret Mitchell
Conservative
Donald Gorrie
Liberal Democrats
Alex Neil
SNP
Michael Matheson
SNP
Linda Fabiani
SNP
Carolyn Leckie
Scottish Socialist Party
John Swinburne
SSCU
RESULT
PARTY
SEATS
VOTES
%
+/-%
CON
1
24121
9.2
0
LAB
0
106318
40.4
+1.1
LD
1
15494
5.9
-0.3
GRN
0
12248
4.7
+2.9
SLP
0
3855
1.5
-1.8
SNP
3
59274
22.5
-5.3
UKIP
0
1009
0.4
N/A
SSP
1
19016
7.2
+5.5
IND
0
1265
0.5
N/A
SPA
0
1192
0.5
N/A
SSCU
1
17146
6.5
N/A
SUP
0
2147
0.8
-0.1
TURNOUT 
263085
48.6
CANDIDATES
CONSERVATIVE
Margaret Mitchell
Grace Campbell
Mark Nolan
Charles Ferguson
Iain Mitchell
Margaret McCulloch
Donald Reece
LABOUR
John Pentland
Mary Clark
Hugh Mulholland
Dennis Goldie
Jim Lee
Betty Cook
Craig Martin
LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
Donald Gorrie
Hugh O'Donnell
Paul Edie
Karen Utting
Ian Gibson
Alex Mackie
John Oswald
Kevin Lang
Jaqueline Kelly
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY
Alex Neil
Michael Matheson
Linda Fabiani
Gil Paterson
Andrew Wilson
Keith Brown
John Wilson
 
GREEN
Stan Blackley
Graeme Farmer
Carey Coombs
Gavin Corbett
Carole Ferrigan
SCOTTISH SOCIALIST
Carolyn Leckie
Kenny McEwan
John Milligan
Mhairi McAlpine
Shareen Blackhall
Fraser Coats
Colin Rutherford
Gena Mitchell
Gordon Martin
SOCIALIST LABOUR
Raymond Stead
Isabella Watt
James McNaught
Dorothy Entwhistle
Craig Robertson
Trevor Bolderson
Margaret McInnes Stead
UKIP
Janice Murdoch
Jessie McTear
David Black
Karen Anderson
 
SPA
Lyndsay McIntosh
Gordon McIntosh
SSCU
John Swinburne
Russell Rodger
Billy McNeil
Sam McHarg
Victor MacGrain
David Thomson
Janet Black
Eric Caldow
David Lindsay
SUP
Mae Dempsey
George Fulston
INDEPENDENT
May Anderson

DESCRIPTION: Central Scotland
The electoral picture in the Central Scotland region appears to be one of almost unrelieved uniformity. Labour won every seat at both the 1992 and 1997 general elections, but the region was also the scene of the party's biggest humiliation in 1999, when Dennis Canavan took the Falkirk West constituency. Had he been relying on the regional vote, he would have won there and, if he fails to hold onto the constituency, he may still return as a list MSP. The Labour strength at constituency level was reflected by a Scottish National Party domination of the list, with five members returned.

CONSTITUENCIES:
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
IND Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold

CANDIDATES ELECTED - 1999 RESULT
CANDIDATE
PARTY
Lyndsay McIntosh
Con
Donald Gorrie
LD
Alex Neil
SNP
Andrew Wilson
SNP
Michael Matheson
SNP
Gil Paterson
SNP
Linda Fabiani
SNP
PARTIES - 1999 RESULT
PARTY
VOTES
%
SEATS
LAB
129822
39.3
SNP
91802
27.8
5
CON
30243
9.2
1
IND
27700
8.4
LD
20505
6.2
1
SLP
10956
3.3
GRN
5926
1.8
SSP
5739
1.7
SUP
2888
0.9
PLA
2567
0.8
SFPP
1373
0.4
NLP
719
0.2
IND
248
0.1
Vote Scotland 2003

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