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Galloway & Upper Nithsdale SNP Wins 
Electorate - "64,106" Top-up region:South of Scotland

 Candidates
Alasdair Morgan SNP   13873  
Alexander Fergusson CON   10672  
James Stevens LAB   7209  
Dr Joan Mitchell LD   3562  
Maj: 3201  
Turn-out: 65.9%  

 
 Description
"This seat occupies territory in the far south west corner of Scotland and is blessed with a diverse landscape encompassing hills, valleys and the Solway coast. Agriculture, forestry and limited tourism are the mainstays of the local economy, although the ex-mining towns of Kirkconnel and Sanquhar in the north are now home to some diverse light industries. The port of Stranraer is also in the seat, drawing tourists to the ferry service with Larne in Northern Ireland. Stranraer is relatively unlovely but many of the other towns are very pleasant, expressing a gentility typical of most former Conservative seats north of the border.
 

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