UK Parliamentary Election

Members of Parliament (MPs) are elected using a First Past The Post System (FPTP). The UK Parliament currently has a maximum 5-year life span, although the Prime Minister may request that the King calls a General Election at any time within the Parliament's lifetime.

In Highland, electors vote to return MPs for the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross; Ross, Skye and Lochaber, or Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituencies, although the boundaries are different to those used for Scottish Parliamentary Elections. Ross, Skye and Lochaber and Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross are geographically, the two largest constituencies in the United Kingdom, with the combined electorate being approximately 170,000. Those MPs elected sit in the Westminster Parliament.

With the introduction of the Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Act 2022, a UK Parliamentary Election can be called anytime and must be scheduled to be held no later than Friday 24 January 2025.

2019 Results

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

  • Candidate - Drew HENDRY
  • Party - Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • Total Votes Obtained - 26,247

Ross, Skye and Lochaber

  • Candidate - Ian BLACKFORD
  • Party - Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • Total Votes Obtained - 19,263

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

  • Candidate - Jamie Hume STONE
  • Party - Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Total Votes Obtained - 11,705