Current MSP: Mike Russell (SNP) [MSP website]
|SNP||Mike Russell ^||13390||+3476||50.6||+16.0|
|Conservative||Jamie McGrigor ^||4847||-697||18.3||-1.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Alison Hay||3220||-5887||12.2||-19.6|
|Independent||George Doyle #||542||+542||2.0||+2.0|
|The Liberal Party||George Alexander White #||436||+436||1.6||+1.6|
Jim Mather retired from Holyrood in 2011, freeing up the SNP candidacy for Mike Russell. An expected two-horse race with the Lib Dems never really materialised, with the Lib Dems ending up back in fourth place. Mike Russell thereby claimed a constituency seat for the first time at his fourth attempt.
Notes: Given boundary changes since 2007, variations in votes and share between seats with different boundaries would be misleading. We use the Denver figures, essentially a calculation of the 2007 votes cast within 2011 boundaries. More information on this here.
* – Incumbent
^ – Challenger holding a list seat in previous Parliament
# – Lost deposit
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