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  UK Parliament - Ross, Skye, & Lochaber
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Parents > United Kingdom > Scotland > Scotland > Ross, Skye, & Lochaber
OfficeParliament
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 07, 2015 - 01:00am Central
Polls Close May 07, 2015 - 04:00pm Central
Term Start May 08, 2015 - 12:00pm
Term End June 08, 2017 - 11:00pm
Turnout 132.18% Registered
ContributorIndyGeorgia
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia April 20, 2017 07:53pm
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Description BBC Constituency Profile:

The UK's largest constituency, Ross, Skye and Lochaber, covers two million acres of some of the most stunning scenery to be found anywhere in the world. The Highland seat takes in the UK's tallest peak, Ben Nevis, as well as Glencoe, scene of the infamous 1692 massacre, and the mystical isle of Skye. Fort William, on the west coast, is key to the area's tourism industry.

The steam train between there and Mallaig - better known as the Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter films - is popular with visitors. The town of Dingwall, to the north of Inverness, is home to Ross County football club, and the area also relies on the crofting, salmon and whisky industries.

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy was first elected an MP in the area in 1983, when he was 23, and held the seat in 2010 with a majority of 13,070 votes.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLiberal Democrats Won05/06/2010
NameCharles Kennedy Votes18,335 (52.63%)
Term05/17/2010 - 05/17/2015 Margin13,070 (+37.52%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyScottish National Won06/08/2017
NameIan Blackford Votes15,480 (40.26%)
Term06/08/2017 - 12/12/2019 Margin5,919 (+15.39%)
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Scotland - Parliamentary Constituencies (2005-Present) MAP
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02/16/2015 04/15/2015

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Name Ian Blackford (I) MP Charles Kennedy Lindsay McCallum Christine Conniff Anne Thomas Philip Anderson Ronnie Campbell
PartyScottish National Liberal Democrats Conservative Labour Scottish Green UK Independence Independent
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Certified Votes20,119 (48.12%) 14,995 (35.86%) 2,598 (6.21%) 2,043 (4.89%) 1,051 (2.51%) 814 (1.95%) 191 (0.46%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -5,124 (-12.26%) -17,521 (-41.91%) -18,076 (-43.23%) -19,068 (-45.61%) -19,305 (-46.17%) -19,928 (-47.66%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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MATCHUP POLLS (2 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg48.47%-- 32.02%-- 9.42%-- 4.45%-- 3.34%-- 1.44%-- 0.46%--
Lord Ashcroft Polls (Con) 
04/09/15-04/15/15
48.00% 8.0 33.00% 2.0 7.00% 1.0 6.00% 3.0 3.00% 2.0 2.00% 1.0 1.00% --
Lord Ashcroft Polls (Con) 
02/16/15-02/26/15
40.00% -- 35.00% -- 8.00% -- 9.00% -- 5.00% -- 3.00% -- 0.00% --
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Aug 01, 2018 12:00pm News SNP's Ian Blackford accused of disfiguring last months of Charles Kennedy's life  Article IndyGeorgia 

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