Ochil & South Perthshire

Parliamentary constituency
SNP GAIN FROM LAB

Results

Scottish National Party
, with candidate Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
, have the following results:
  • 26,620 total votes taken.
  • 46.0% share of the total vote
  • +18.4% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Gordon Banks
, have the following results:
  • 16,452 total votes taken.
  • 28.4% share of the total vote
  • -9.5% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Luke Graham
, have the following results:
  • 11,987 total votes taken.
  • 20.7% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Iliyan Stefanov
, have the following results:
  • 1,481 total votes taken.
  • 2.6% share of the total vote
  • -8.8% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Martin Gray
, have the following results:
  • 1,331 total votes taken.
  • 2.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.9% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

SNP majority: 10,168 17.6%
Turnout
74.8%

Vote share

Party %
SNP 46.0
LAB 28.4
CON 20.7
LD 2.6
UKIP 2.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
SNP
+18.4
UKIP
+0.9
CON
+0.2
LD
-8.8
LAB
-9.5

Latest updates Ochil & South Perthshire

08.06.2016

16:22

Pensioner fined over 'vile' MP letters

A Shetland pensioner who sent "vile and gratuitously offensive" letters to Ochil and South Perthshire MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh is fined £500.

08.05.2015

08:57

SNP sweep Dundee amid Tayside wins

The SNP completes a clean sweep of Dundee while gaining seats from Labour across Tayside and central Scotland.
03:49

Victory smile from Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

David Boyle, BBC Scotland
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02:53

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh wins Ochil and South Perthshire seat

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SNP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh is a leading Scottish businesswoman, lawyer, screen actress and mother-of-four. She is National Women's and Equalities Officer for the SNP and stood for the party in last year's European Parliament elections.

02:33
Breaking

SNP gain

SNP gain Ochil and South Perthshire from Labour.

07.05.2015

23:26

@suzanneallan

Suzanne Allan
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: At Perth Tories Murdo Fraser "it's my impression some tactical voting has gone on" #GE2015

Image caption Murdo Fraser
22:50

@suzzaneallan

Suzanne Allan
BBC Scotland
tweet

Tweets: John Swinney watching the verifying closely at the Perth count. #GE2015

Image caption John Swinney
22:24

@suzzaneallan

Suzanne Allan
BBC Scotland
tweet

Tweets: And we're off! Postal votes being counted in Perth. #GE2015

Image caption Perth Count
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Constituency profile

From the "Highland Rivera" of the north to the blue-collar southern region, the rural Ochil and South Perthshire seat is popular among visitors and residents alike. Taking in the Clackmannanshire Council area and the southern part of Perthshire, the seat's towns grew up on the wool trade and silver mining.

Picturesque villages like Auchterarder and Crieff, combined with the golfers' paradise at Gleneagles, make the area a popular destination. In contrast, many residents in rural south Perthshire work in agriculture, while professional and managerial workers tend to live in villages to the north or in the eastern and western suburbs, like Dollar and Muckart.

The area, which has seen several boundary changes over the years, is characterised as a fight between the SNP and Labour. Labour's Gordon Banks won Ochil and South Perthshire in 2005, holding it at the last election by 5,187 votes.