Edinburgh Northern and Leith is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament ( Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the Lothian electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
Prior to the
2011 Scottish Parliament election, most of the constituency was part of the Edinburgh North and Leith constituency.
Electoral region [ edit ]
The other eight constituencies of the Lothian region are
Almond Valley, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh Southern, Edinburgh Western, Linlithgow and Midlothian North and Musselburgh
The region includes all of the
City of Edinburgh council area, parts of the East Lothian council area, parts of the Midlothian council area and all of the West Lothian council area.
Constituency boundaries and council area [ edit ]
City of Edinburgh is represented in the Scottish Parliament by five constituencies: Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh Southern and Edinburgh Western.
The Edinburgh North and Leith constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in
1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish House of Commons constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies. [1 ]
Since 2011, "Edinburgh Northern and Leith" has consisted of the electoral wards of:
Member of the Scottish Parliament [ edit ]
Election results [ edit ]
^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland
^ Statement of Persons Nominated Edinburgh Council
See also [ edit ]