Orkney and Shetland - UK Parliament Constituency

Here are the most recent election results for the Orkney and Shetland constituency.

Note: Smaller parties may be omitted. The candidate with the largest vote who does not belong to one of the main parties is listed as 'Minor'. Votes listed for 'Other' are calculated by taking the votes from the main parties and 'Minor' away from the total votes cast.

NameOrkney and Shetland
RegionScotland
1st in 2017Liberal Democrat
2nd in 2017SNP
Swing To Lose9.80%

Note: 'Swing To Lose' is the swing needed by the 2nd placed party against the 1st placed party to win the seat.

History

ElectionParty
Election 2017Liberal Democrat
Election 2015Liberal Democrat
Election 2010Liberal Democrat
Election 2005 (5th Boundary Review)Liberal Democrat
Election 2005Liberal Democrat
Election 2001Liberal Democrat
Election 1997Liberal Democrat
Election 1992Liberal Democrat
Election 1987SDP-Liberal Alliance
Election 1983SDP-Liberal Alliance

Election 2017

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
Liberal Democrat11,31248.60%+7.21%
SNP6,74928.99%-8.80%
Labour2,66411.44%+4.30%
Conservative2,0248.70%-0.21%
UKIP2831.22%-3.54%
Minor2451.05%N/A
Majority4,56319.60%-
Turnout23,27768.13%+2.35%
Electorate34,164--
Swing from SNP to Liberal Democrat-8.00%-
Liberal Democrat hold

Election 2015

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
Liberal Democrat9,40741.39%-20.58%
SNP8,59037.79%+27.24%
Conservative2,0258.91%-1.59%
Labour1,6247.15%-3.51%
UKIP1,0824.76%-1.56%
Majority8173.59%-
Turnout22,72865.78%+7.31%
Electorate34,552--
Swing from Liberal Democrat to SNP-23.91%-
Liberal Democrat hold

Election 2010

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
Liberal Democrat11,98961.97%+10.47%
Labour2,06110.65%-3.50%
SNP2,04210.56%+0.22%
Conservative2,03210.50%-2.78%
UKIP1,2226.32%N/A
Majority9,92851.32%-
Turnout19,34658.47%+4.79%
Electorate33,085--
Swing from Labour to Liberal Democrat-6.98%-
Liberal Democrat hold

Election 2005 (5th Boundary Review)

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
Liberal Democrat9,13851.50%0.00%
Labour2,51114.15%0.00%
Conservative2,35713.28%0.00%
SNP1,83310.33%0.00%
Minor9925.59%N/A
Others9115.13%N/A
Majority6,62737.35%-
Turnout17,74253.69%-0.67%
Electorate33,048--
Swing-0.00%-
Liberal Democrat hold

Election 2005

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
Liberal Democrat9,13851.50%+10.16%
Labour2,51114.15%-6.43%
Conservative2,35713.28%-5.37%
SNP1,83310.33%-4.45%
Minor9925.59%N/A
UKIP4242.39%N/A
Others4872.74%N/A
Majority6,62737.35%-
Turnout17,74254.36%+1.92%
Electorate32,639--
Swing from Labour to Liberal Democrat-8.29%-
Liberal Democrat hold

Election 2001

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
Liberal Democrat6,91941.35%-10.64%
Labour3,44420.58%+2.31%
Conservative3,12118.65%+6.42%
SNP2,47314.78%+2.08%
Minor7764.64%N/A
Majority3,47520.77%-
Turnout16,73352.44%-11.56%
Electorate31,909--
Swing from Liberal Democrat to Labour-6.48%-
Liberal Democrat hold

Election 1997

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
Liberal Democrat10,74351.99%+5.56%
Labour3,77518.27%-1.58%
SNP2,62412.70%+1.54%
Conservative2,52712.23%-9.79%
Minor8203.97%N/A
Others1760.85%N/A
Majority6,96833.72%-
Turnout20,66564.00%-1.54%
Electorate32,291--
Swing from Labour to Liberal Democrat-3.57%-
Liberal Democrat hold

Election 1992

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
Liberal Democrat9,57546.42%N/A
Conservative4,54222.02%-1.24%
Labour4,09319.84%+1.10%
SNP2,30111.16%N/A
Minor1150.56%N/A
Majority5,03324.40%-
Turnout20,62665.54%-3.13%
Electorate31,472--
Swing-N/A-
Liberal Democrat gain from SDP-Liberal Alliance

Election 1987

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
SDP-Liberal Alliance8,88141.66%-4.27%
Conservative4,95923.26%-2.33%
Labour3,99518.74%+5.68%
Minor3,09514.52%N/A
Green3891.82%N/A
Majority3,92218.40%-
Turnout21,31968.67%+0.83%
Electorate31,047--
Swing from SDP-Liberal Alliance to Conservative-0.97%-
SDP-Liberal Alliance hold

Election 1983

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
SDP-Liberal Alliance9,37445.93%N/A
Conservative5,22425.60%N/A
SNP3,14715.42%N/A
Labour2,66513.06%N/A
Majority4,15020.33%-
Turnout20,41067.84%N/A
Electorate30,087--
Swing-N/A-
SDP-Liberal Alliance win
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