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UK Parliamentary Elections

The next UK parliamentary general election takes place on 7 May 2020.

The election gives you the chance to have your say on the Members of Parliament (MPs) you want to represent you at Westminster.

The role of the MPs representing Scotland in the House of Commons at Westminster is to represent their constituents on reserved matters matters that are governed by Westminster and not the Scottish Government. These include defence, foreign affairs, national security and employment.

There are two parliamentary constituencies that include South Ayrshire:

  • Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock – covers Ayr, Coylton, Cumnock, Maybole, Girvan and surrounding areas. Currently served by Corri Wilson (SNP)
  • Central Ayrshire Constituency – covers Prestwick, Troon, Annbank, Tarbolton, Symington and Dundonald and surrounding areas. Currently served by Dr Philippa Whitford (SNP)

These web pages should help you find all the information you need on registering to vote, standing as a candidate, voting in the election, and how the result will be announced.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, you can visit the Electoral Commission website at, call our contact centre on 0300 123 0900 or email us at

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