Ochil & South PerthshireParliamentary constituency
- 26,620 total votes taken.
- 46.0% share of the total vote
- +18.4% change in share of the votes
- 16,452 total votes taken.
- 28.4% share of the total vote
- -9.5% change in share of the votes
- 11,987 total votes taken.
- 20.7% share of the total vote
- +0.2% change in share of the votes
- 1,481 total votes taken.
- 2.6% share of the total vote
- -8.8% change in share of the votes
- 1,331 total votes taken.
- 2.3% share of the total vote
- +0.9% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
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Victory smile from Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh wins Ochil and South Perthshire seatstandard
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.
SNP gain Ochil and South Perthshire from Labour.
Tweets: At Perth Tories Murdo Fraser "it's my impression some tactical voting has gone on" #GE2015
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Tweets: And we're off! Postal votes being counted in Perth. #GE2015
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.