50 marginal constituencies
1 general election
Argyll and Bute

For the final results in each of 50for15's constituencies, see this post.

What? A four-way marginal (Liberal Democrat-Conservative-Labour-SNP)

Where? West Scotland, including numerous islands.

Why? In such a closely contested seat, how will the No vote affect the result here at the general election? One of the few seats in Scotland where the Conservatives could increase their current haul in the nation, which is currently standing at 1.

Previous election results

Data via the Guardian.

Liberal Democrat majority in 2010: 3, 431

The MP in the last Parliament – Alan Reid

Alan Reid, Lib Dem MP for Argyll and Bute

Alan Reid, Lib Dem MP for Argyll and Bute

Alan Reid (Lib Dem) has been MP for Argyll and Bute since 2001. Having studied mathematics at Strathcylde University in Glasgow, Reid worked as a computer systems analyst before going into politics. He joined the SDP in 1981 before its amalgamation with the Liberal Party. Full biography on Reid’s website.

@AlanReidMP

The challengers

Alastair Redman, Conservative challenger for Argyll and Bute

Alastair Redman, Conservative challenger for Argyll and Bute

Alastair Redman (Con) is vice-chair of the Community Council of Islay, where he is from, and a director of his local recycling charity Re-Jig. Full biography on Redman’s website.

Mary Galbraith, Labour's challenger for Argyll and Bute

Mary Galbraith, Labour’s challenger for Argyll and Bute

Mary Galbraith (Lab) has worked as a teacher, economist, and IT. In 2010 she stood for the seat of East Dunbartonshire and in 2007 she stood for the Scottish Parliament in the geographically similar Scottish parliamentary seat of Argyll and Bute. Full  biography on Galbraith’s website.

@Mary_Galbraith

Brendan O'Hara is the SNP candidate for Argyll and Bute.

Brendan O’Hara is the SNP candidate for Argyll and Bute.

Brendan O’Hara has an active SNP member for 33 years and a TV producer who wrote, produced and directed the Road To Referendum documentary series.

@BrendanOHaraSNP

Caroline Santos is the UKIP candidate for Argyll and Bute.

Caroline Santos is the UKIP candidate for Argyll and Bute.

Caroline Santos is the UKIP candidate for Argyll and Bute. She worked in tourism on Tiree and at a fish farm near Dunoon, before going on to work in the care industry, and has now returned to working in tourism. More information on Santos’ Facebook page.

@Casumptious

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