David Torrance (politician)

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David Torrance
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Kirkcaldy
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded by Marilyn Livingstone
Majority 182 (0.7%)
Personal details
Born (1961-03-13) 13 March 1961 (age 54)[1]
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Political party Scottish National Party[2]

David Torrance (born 13 March 1961) is a Scottish National Party member of the Scottish Parliament for the Kirkcaldy constituency, elected at the 2011 election

Background History[edit]

Born in Kirkcaldy, he was educated at Balwearie High School, and Adam Smith College, where he gained an HND Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the Scout Association as a Leader since 1979 and is also the Assistant District Commissioner for Kirkcaldy District Scouts.


He joined the Scottish National Party in 1981 and has been a Fife local councillor since 1995. He has worked for British Gas, Alcan Chemicals, Bosch Rexroth before going into politics full-time in 2007, working for Christopher Harvie MSP.

Electoral History[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Kirkcaldy
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP David Torrance 12,579 45.2 +11.9
Labour Marilyn Livingstone 12,397 44.6 -0.5
Conservative Ian McFarlane 2,007 7.2 -1.3
Liberal Democrats John Mainland 820 2.9 -10.1
Majority 182 0.7
Turnout 27,803 46.0
SNP gain from Labour Swing +6.2


  1. ^ "David Torrance MSP". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "David Torrance". SNP. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Marilyn Livingstone
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Kirkcaldy