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Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
South Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire shown within the South Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population68,019 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
MSPRachael Hamilton
Council areaScottish Borders
Created fromRoxburgh and Berwickshire,
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale

Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the South Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the seat of Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale was re-established as Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.

Electoral region

The other eight constituencies of the South Scotland region are Ayr, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Clydesdale, Dumfriesshire, East Lothian, Galloway and West Dumfries, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.

The region covers the Dumfries and Galloway council area, part of the East Ayrshire council area, part of the East Lothian council area, part of the Midlothian council area, the Scottish Borders council area, the South Ayrshire council area and part of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council areas

The rest of the Scottish Borders is represented in the Scottish Parliament by the Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale constituency.

The electoral wards in the Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire constituency are:

Members of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
2011 John Lamont Scottish Conservative Party
2017 by-election Rachael Hamilton

Election results

2021 parliamentary election

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire[2]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Conservative Rachael Hamilton[a] 18,564 51.5 Decrease3.7
SNP Paul Wheelhouse[b] 11,701 32.5 Increase0.7
Liberal Democrats Jenny Marr 2,352 6.5 Decrease1.2
Labour Ian Davidson 2,050 5.7 Increase0.4
Scottish Green Barbra Harvie 1,084 3.0 Increase3.0
Independent Jesse Rae 290 0.8 Increase0.8
Abolish the Scottish Parliament
All for Unity
Freedom Alliance
Reform UK
Independent Green Voice
Restore Scotland
Scotia Future
Scottish Family
Scottish Libertarian
Vanguard Party
Majority 6,863
Turnout 36,041 64.0 Increase3.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.2
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency

2017 by-election

In April 2017, John Lamont announced his intention to resign his seat in the Scottish Parliament in order to contest the 2017 UK general election.[3]

2017 Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire by-election[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rachael Hamilton 20,658 53.5 -1.7
SNP Gail Hendry 11,320 29.3 -2.5
Labour Sally Prentice 3,406 8.8 +3.5
Liberal Democrats Catriona Bhatia 3,196 8.3 +0.6
Majority 9,338 24.2 +0.8
Turnout 38,580
Conservative hold Swing +0.4

2016 parliamentary election

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamont 18,257 55.2 +10.3
SNP Paul Wheelhouse 10,521 31.8 +5.4
Liberal Democrats Jim Hume 2,551 7.7 -9.6
Labour Barrie Cunning 1,766 5.3 -5.1
Turnout 33,095
Conservative hold Swing

2011 parliamentary election

2011 Scottish Parliament election: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamont 12,933 44.88 N/A
SNP Paul Wheelhouse 7,599 26.37 N/A
Liberal Democrats Euan Robson 4,990 17.32 N/A
Labour Rab Stewart 2,986 10.36 N/A
Independent Jesse Rae 308 1.07 N/A
Majority 5,334 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)


  1. ^ Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ Constituencies A-Z | Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, BBC News; retrieved 7 May 2021
  3. ^ "Tory MSP to quit Holyrood to stand for Westminster". BBC News. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  4. ^ "WATCH: Rachael Hamilton wins Holyrood by-election". Border Telegraph.

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