Ayrshire North & Arran

Parliamentary constituency
SNP GAIN FROM LAB

Results

Scottish National Party
, with candidate Patricia Gibson
, have the following results:
  • 28,641 total votes taken.
  • 53.2% share of the total vote
  • +27.2% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Katy Clark
, have the following results:
  • 15,068 total votes taken.
  • 28.0% share of the total vote
  • -19.4% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Jamie Greene
, have the following results:
  • 7,968 total votes taken.
  • 14.8% share of the total vote
  • -0.8% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Sharon McGonigal
, have the following results:
  • 1,296 total votes taken.
  • 2.4% share of the total vote
  • +2.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Ruby Kirkwood
, have the following results:
  • 896 total votes taken.
  • 1.7% share of the total vote
  • -8.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

SNP majority: 13,573 25.2%
Turnout
71.1%

Vote share

Party %
SNP 53.2
LAB 28.0
CON 14.8
UKIP 2.4
LD 1.7

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
SNP
+27.2
UKIP
+2.4
CON
-0.8
LD
-8.4
LAB
-19.4

Latest updates Ayrshire North & Arran

08.05.2015

13:40

Labour wipeout in west of Scotland

The majority of Labour seats in Scotland are lost in constituencies in Glasgow and the west of the country.
04:08

@JaneLewisSport

Jane Lewis
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: Husband and wife #SNP team celebrate! Patricia Gibson now an MP, husband Kenneth is an MSP. #NorthAyrshire&Arran

Image caption Husband and wife team
03:25

@JaneLewisSport

Jane Lewis
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: Results from #NorthAyrshire&Arran

Image caption Voting results
03:18

Patricia Gibson wins Ayrshire North & Arran seat

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Patricia is an English teacher and has been an active SNP member for 17 years. During that time she served as a councillor and for five years was SNP education spokesperson in Scotland's largest education authority.

02:01

@JaneLewisSport

Jane Lewis
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: And the SNP's Patricia Gibson is also here. Some predicting a massive win for her here. #NorthAyrshireArran #GE2015

Image caption Patricia Gibson
01:25

@JaneLewisSport

Jane Lewis
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: #Labour delegates very grim faced in #NorthAyrshire&Arran. One just told me "we could lose this by as many as 12 thousand votes." #GE2015

07.05.2015

23:51

@JaneLewisSport

Jane Lewis
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: #SNP delegates very confident in #NorthAyrshire&Arran as they sample verifying. "Come back with the champagne" - was one quote!! #GE2015

23:35

@JaneLewisSport

Jane Lewis
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: A #Labour observer here has told me "we're heading for a massive defeat. Adding #SNP could win this by a big majority." #NorthAyrshire&Arran

22:43

@JaneLewisSport

Jane Lewis
BBC Scotland
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Tweets:#NorthAyrshire&Arran. But boxes via boat from #Arran & #Millport won't arrive until 12.30am

Image caption Ayr Count
22:11

@JaneLewisSport

Jane Lewis
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: We're being told polling stations in #NorthAyrshire&Arran busier compared to previous elections (apart from the ref). 2010 turn out here 62%

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Constituency profile

Ayrshire North and Arran stretches along a strip of west coast mainland and includes, just across the Firth of Clyde, the beautiful Isle of Arran itself. Wealthy commuter areas to the north, like Largs, Fairlie and West Kilbride, exist in stark contrast with the southern industrial belt which runs from Ardrossan to Kilwinning.

The once bustling coal pits of Garnock valley, which takes in the ex-industrial towns of Dalry, Beith and Kilburnie, have since closed. A decline in the textile sector means agriculture and tourism have become some of the dominant industries, while the area has been the focus of several regeneration projects.

The seat has seen numerous boundary changes over the years and, since 2005, has been held by Labour's Katy Clark.