At the 2016 elections, Unionist parties totalled 20,350 votes which was 7,337 more votes than the nationalist parties.
At the 2021 election, if everyone tactically voted for CONSERVATIVE, it would remove the SNP from the Constituency
Galloway and West Dumfries is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election.
South Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament. Nine of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 16 MSPs.
Galloway and West Dumfries is formed from the following electoral wards: Stranraer and North Rhins, Wigtown West, Mid Galloway, Dee, Castle Douglas and Glenkens, Abbey, North West Dumfries