Scottish Parliament election results - Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley Constituency 2021

SNP hold - Willie Coffey MSP will return to Holyrood for a further term


  • Willie Coffey, Scottish National Party (SNP) 21418
  • Stef Johnstone, Scottish Libertarian Party 253
  • Kevin McGregor, Scottish Labour Party and Scottish Co-Operative Party 9737
  • Stephen McQuistin, Scottish Liberal Democrats 919
  • Brian Whittle, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 8295     

Willie Coffey was elected with a majority of 11,681

Total votes cast: 40,712

The turnout figure within the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley Constituency was 61.53%

The Regional Returning Officer (Chief Executive of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will announce the South of Scotland regional list results on Saturday 8 May. Seven candidates will be elected.

Notes to editors

The Constituency Returning Officer was Eddie Fraser.

  • There were a total of 28 polling places in Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, which were open from 07:00 to 22:00
  • 112 ballot boxes were filled with postal votes 
  • There were a total of 260 ballot boxes, which were transported to the Galleon Leisure Centre in Kilmarnock from the polling stations when the polls closed at 22:00
  • The count began at 09:30 on Friday 7 May
  • 15,262 applications were received for postal votes for the Scottish Parliamentary election for the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley Constituency
  • 86% of all postal votes requested were cast
  • The current electorate for the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley Constituency is 66,170

For the past two Parliamentary elections, the turnout figures were:

Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley (previously Kilmarnock & Loudoun)

2011 – 50.5%

2016 – 55.1%


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