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Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale is a county constituency of the House of Commonsmarker of the Parliament of the United Kingdommarker (Westminstermarker), which was first used in the general election of 2005. It replaced parts of Clydesdale, Dumfriesshire and Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, and it elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election.It is currently the only Scottish parliamentary constituency represented by a Conservative MP.

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Council areas
grouped by the Fifth Review
Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders and South Lanarkshire


As created by the Fifth Review of the Boundary Commission for Scotland the constituency is one of six covering the Dumfries and Galloway council area, the Scottish Borders council area and the South Lanarkshire council area. The other five constituencies are: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirkmarker, Dumfries and Galloway, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagowmarker, Lanark and Hamilton Eastmarker and Rutherglen and Hamilton Westmarker.

The Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency covers parts of all three council areas. The rest of the Dumfries and Galloway council area is covered by the Dumfries and Galloway constituency; the rest of the Scottish Borders council area is covered by the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency; and the rest of the South Lanarkshire council area is covered by the East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow constituency, the Lanark and Hamilton East constituency, and the Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency.

The Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency is predominantly rural, and the terms of the name refer to the former local government county of Dumfriesmarker, the Clydesdale area of the South Lanarkshire council area and the Tweeddalemarker area of the Scottish Borders council area. The Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency excludes, however, most of the town of Dumfriesmarker, which is within the Dumfries and Galloway constituency.

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