Dunfermline East (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath
Dunfermline & West Fife
|Created from||Central Fife
Dunfermline East was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.
The constituency was created for the 1983 general election from parts of the seats of Central Fife and Dunfermline. It was abolished for the 2005 general election as part of a major revision in the composition of parliamentary constituencies in Scotland.
Most of Dunfermline East and its neighbouring constituency Kirkcaldy now make up the new seat of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. The remaining parts of the seat were moved to the new Dunfermline and West Fife and Glenrothes constituencies.
1983-1997: The Dunfermline District electoral divisions of Kelty/Lumphinnans, Ballingry/Lochore, Lochgelly, Aberdour/Dalgety Bay/North Queensferry, Inverkeithing/Rosyth, Cowdenbeath/Gray Park, Hill of Beath/Crossgates/Cowdenbeath, and Dunfermline/Rosyth; and the Kirkcaldy District electoral division of Auchterderran.
1997-2005: The Dunfermline District electoral divisions of Kelty, Rosyth East and South, Benarty and Lumphinans, Lochgelly, Cowdenbeath, Aberdour and Mossside, Dalgety Bay, and Inverkeithing and North Queensferry; and the Kirkcaldy District electoral division of Cardenden and Kinglassie.
Members of Parliament
The constituency's only MP was Gordon Brown of the Labour Party, who was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1992 to 1997 and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007, when he became Prime Minister.
Elections of the 2000s
|General Election 2001: Dunfermline East|
|SNP||Johnny Joseph James Mellon||4,424||14.7||−0.8|
|Conservative||Stuart R. Randall||2,838||9.4||−0.6|
|Liberal Democrat||John Maciver Mainland||2,281||7.6||+1.7|
|Scottish Socialist||Andrew Jackson||770||2.6||N/A|
Elections of the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Dunfermline East|
|SNP||John J. Ramage||5,690||15.6||+0.5|
|Conservative||Iain G. Mitchell||3,656||10.0||−6.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Jim Tolson||2,164||5.9||−0.1|
|Referendum Party||Thomas Dunsmore||632||1.7||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Dunfermline East|
|Conservative||Mark E. Tennant||6,248||16.5||+1.7|
|SNP||John V. Lloyd||5,746||15.1||+5.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs. Teresa Martin Little||2,262||6.0||−4.5|
Elections of the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Dunfermline East|
|Liberal||Elizabeth Bruce Anderson Harris||4,122||10.5||−9.6|
|SNP||Mrs. Alice McGarry||3,901||10.0||+2.8|
|General Election 1983: Dunfermline East|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Constituency represented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
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