Coordinates: 56°03′25″N 3°25′48″W / 56.057°N 3.430°W
Dunfermline and West Fife is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 2005 general election from all of the old Dunfermline West and parts of the old Dunfermline East constituencies. The current MP is Thomas Docherty of the Labour Party.
Dunfermline and West Fife by-election was held in early 2006, due to the death of the sitting MP, Rachel Squire. Willie Rennie of the Liberal Democrats was the surprise winner, by some 1,800 votes, in what was seen as a safe Labour seat. However, he lost the seat to Labour's Thomas Docherty at the [1 ] 2010 general election.
Boundaries [ edit ]
This new seat is based on the whole of the former Dunfermline West constituency.
Rosyth and Inverkeithing in the southeast are the only large population centres on the coast. To the north and west of Dunfermline is more rugged and robust Fife countryside. The whole seat is up against the Firth of Forth.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
Rachel Squire ( Labour) was the MP for Dunfermline West constituency from 1992 until the major revision of the composition of Scottish parliamentary constituencies for the 2005 general election. Gordon Brown was MP for the neighbouring Dunfermline East constituency from which some territory was given to Dunfermline and West Fife.
Squire won the new seat in the 2005 general election and held it until her death on 5 January 2006. The
subsequent by-election was held on 9 February 2006, which Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie won in a shock defeat for Labour. The Liberal Democrats also gained the Dunfermline West Scottish Parliamentary constituency from Labour in the 2007 Holyrood Parliament elections.
2010 general election, the Labour candidate Thomas Docherty won the seat back.
Election results [ edit ]
Elections in the 2010s [ edit ]
Elections in the 2000s [ edit ]
This constituency was formed in 2005 from all of the old
Dunfermline West and parts of the old Dunfermline East constituencies.
Places in Dunfermline and West Fife constituency [ edit ]
Royal burghs [ edit ]
Small burghs and large villages [ edit ]
Electoral wards of Dunfermline and small, outlying villages [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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