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Galloway & Upper Nithsdale
Conservative gain

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
It looks quite likely that the SNP will retain all their six seats (all won originally from the Conservatives) in the next General Election, but with six new candidates - since the half-dozen elected in 1997 have all entered the Scottish Parliament, which is clearly a higher priority for the Nationalists party. This does not mean that their appeal as Westminster representatives has, as yet, dimmed, although it probably would if there were to be a Conservative revival north of the border - an unlikely prospect at present. Galloway is sometimes regarded as a branch of the Highlands in the far south west corner of Scotland - there are certainly mountains and glens and forests here, and it had the highest proportion of any of the 659 seats of workers employed in agriculture, forestries and fishing. This constituency is one of the SNP's more vulnerable seats, having only been gained in 1997 when Ian Lang joined six other Cabinet Ministers defeated in the rout.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
The SNP's second-11 replacement for Alasdair Morgan, retreating to the Edinburgh Parliament, is Malcolm Fleming, who was born 1975, attended Biggar High School and Aberdeen University, read geography, and eventually became Alasdair Morgan's Parliamentary assistant based locally at Dalbeattie. Appropriately he also likes hill-walking and Scottish country dancing.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 3.07% 14.99% 20.50
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 26.45% 2.13% 1,243.75
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 3.02% 2.49% 121.56
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.39% 4.43% 8.79
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.74% 7.27% 10.19
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.05% 2.04% 2.40
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.76% 3.94% 19.25
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 12.86% 13.04% 98.61
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 7.54% 12.70% 59.38
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 15.66% 8.14% 192.37
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.43% 4.02% 60.34
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.15% 3.19% 130.20
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 15.08% 11.31% 133.35
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.07% 3.06% 67.44
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.73% 2.52% 227.59
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.44% 9.41% 121.50
5-10K 20.97% 16.63% 126.05
10-15K 19.74% 16.58% 119.05
15-20K 14.78% 13.58% 108.80
20-25K 10.23% 10.39% 98.39
25-30K 6.91% 7.77% 88.90
30-35K 4.67% 5.79% 80.59
35-40K 3.18% 4.33% 73.42
40-45K 2.20% 3.27% 67.25
45-50K 1.54% 2.48% 61.93
50-55K 1.09% 1.90% 57.31
55-60K 0.79% 1.47% 53.28
60-65K 0.57% 1.15% 49.74
65-70K 0.42% 0.91% 46.62
70-75K 0.32% 0.72% 43.84
75-80K 0.24% 0.57% 41.35
80-85K 0.18% 0.46% 39.12
85-90K 0.14% 0.37% 37.10
90-95K 0.11% 0.31% 35.28
95-100K 0.08% 0.25% 33.61
100K + 0.35% 1.34% 26.12

Local Map of the constituency
Galloway & Upper Nithsdale - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Galloway & Upper Nithsdale - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (3.33%) SNP (7.51%)
Conservative (- 11.48%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.17%)
Conservative (3.51%) Labour (3.88%) Liberal Democrat (3.87%)
SNP (- 10.08%)
Con - 11.48%
Lab 3.33%
LD - 2.17%
SNP 7.51%
Con 3.51%
Lab 3.88%
LD 3.87%
SNP - 10.08%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Peter Duncan
Conservative gain
Con Conservative (34.03%) 12,222 34.03%
Lab Labour (20.21%) 7,258 20.21%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.30%) 3,698 10.30%
SNP SNP (33.83%) 12,148 33.83%
Oth Other (1.64%) 588 1.64%
Maj Majority (0.21%) 74 0.21%
Turn Turnout (68.08%) 35,914 68.08%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Peter Duncan
Conservative gain
C Peter Duncan 12,222 34.03%
SNP Malcolm Fleming 12,148 33.83%
SSP Andy Harvey 588 1.64%
L Thomas Sloan 7,258 20.21%
LD Neil Wallace 3,698 10.30%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Alasdair Morgan
Scottish National Party gain
Con Conservative (30.52%) 12,825 30.52%
Lab Labour (16.33%) 6,861 16.33%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.43%) 2,700 6.43%
SNP SNP (43.91%) 18,449 43.91%
Ref Referendum (1.02%) 428 1.02%
Oth Other (1.80%) 755 1.80%
Maj Majority (13.38%) 5,624 13.38%
Turn Turnout (79.65%) 42,018 79.65%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (42.00%) 18,173 42.00%
Lab Labour (13.00%) 5,609 13.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.60%) 3,721 8.60%
SNP SNP (36.40%) 15,773 36.40%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (5.50%) 2,400 5.50%
Turn Turnout (80.92%) 43,276 80.92%

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