At the 2016 elections, Unionist parties totalled 7,835 votes (excludes votes for Independent candidate) which was 5,273 more votes than the nationalist parties.
At the 2021 election, if everyone tactically voted for LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, it would keep the SNP out of the Constituency
Orkney is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election.
The Highlands and Islands is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. Eight of the parliament's 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).
The Orkney constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, to cover the Orkney Islands council area. In the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster), the council area is covered by the Orkney and Shetland constituency, which also covers the Shetland Islands council area.