Dumfries and Galloway

Current parliamentary constituency

At the next election, this constituency will be divided into two new constituencies:

Dumfries and Galloway

Will cover approximately 99% of this constituency’s population, and 97% of this constituency’s area.

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

Will cover approximately 1% of this constituency’s population, and 3% of this constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Date elected

8th Jun 2017

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

75%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

74%

72.2% national average

Support nuclear energy

56%

57.4% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

52%

51.9% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

84%

84.2% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

24%

24.2% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Scottish National Party

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

32%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

21%

23.7% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

38%

37.6% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 18% 18.7%
Net agree 73% 72.5%
Net disagree 10% 8.7%
Partly agree 38% 38.8%
Partly disagree 7% 5.9%
Strongly agree 34% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 3% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

40%

41.6% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

28%

26.7% national average

Oppose Net Zero

16%

12.7% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 23% 23.5%
Net agree 56% 58.8%
Net disagree 21% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 33% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 12% 10.6%
Strongly agree 23% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 10% 7.2%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 56% 57.4%
Should not be a priority 44% 42.6%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

73%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

30%

28.8% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

35%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 9.3% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 10.3% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 10.0% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 10.3% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 10.8% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 15.5% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 14.6% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 12.2% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 6.5% 5.0%

Country of the UK

Scotland

Estimated child poverty

23.8%

28.2% national average

Number of onshore windfarms

5

0.7 national average

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

5

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

7

2.4 national average