Edinburgh East and Musselburgh (UK Parliament constituency)
|Edinburgh East and Musselburgh|
|Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||City of Edinburgh
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Edinburgh East
|Created from||Edinburgh East|
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster) from 1997 to 2005. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
In 1999, a Scottish Parliament constituency was created with the same name and boundaries, and continues in use. See Edinburgh East and Musselburgh (Scottish Parliament constituency).
The constituency covered an eastern portion of the City of Edinburgh council area and a Musselburgh area within the East Lothian council area. It was one of six constituencies covering the City of Edinburgh area, and one of two covering the East Lothian area.
In terms of wards used in elections to the City of Edinburgh Council and the East Lothian Council, 1999 to 2007, the constituency included the Edinburgh wards of Craigmillar, Duddingston, Leith Links, Meadowbank, Milton, Mountcastle, Portobello, and Restalrig, and the five East Lothian wards of Musselburgh Central, Musselburgh East, Musselburgh North, Musselburgh South and Musselburgh West. These wards will be replaced with new wards in 2007, as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004.
The constituency was predominantly urban.
For the 2005 general election, most of the constituency was merged into the new Edinburgh East constituency. The rest of the constituency, the Musselburgh area, was merged into the East Lothian constituency.
Members of Parliament
|2005||constituency abolished - see Edinburgh East|
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Elections of the 2000s
|General Election 2001: Edinburgh East & Musselburgh|
|SNP||Rob Macdougall Munn||5,956||17.3||−1.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Gary John Peacock||4,981||14.5||+3.7|
|Conservative||Peter Weldon Llewelyn Finnie||3,906||11.3||−4.1|
|Scottish Socialist||Derek Andrew Michael Durkin||1,487||4.3||N/A|
Elections of the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Edinburgh East and Musselburgh|
|Conservative||Kenneth F. Ward||6,483||15.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Callum I. MacKellar||4,511||10.7||N/A|
|Referendum Party||James A. Sibbet||526||1.2||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|