The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party topped the poll in the South Ayrshire area for the European Elections, whilst increasing their numerical and share of the vote in the process. Along with three other counties and a host of positive results across Scotland, the party came third overall and saw Dr. Ian Duncan elected to the European Parliament as Scotlands Conservative MEP.
The party achieved a total of 9,848 votes, over 1000 votes ahead of the second placed SNP, whilst Labour, UKIP and the Liberal Democrats were left trailing. The Scottish Conservatives achieved an increase in their share of the vote in South Ayrshire by 0.63% - greater than the national average - and also saw a numerical increase in the vote.
Commenting on the result, Ayr MSP John Scott said: "This is a solid result for the Scottish Conservatives in South Ayrshire, helping elect Dr. Ian Duncan as a worthy successor to Struan Stevenson, who retired as an MEP at these elections after 15 years as an MEP. It was also good to see the fully two thirds of South Ayrshire residents voted for parties committed to Scotland remaining within the United Kingdom which is a very positive sign as we head into the independence referendum".
Area Association Manager Dan McCroskrie also added: "This was a great result for us and shows that the Scottish Conservatives remain relevant to voters in South Ayrshire and it is an endorsement of the great work that our team does for the area. I would like to thank all of our activists for their hard work and commitment during this campaign".