Edinburgh Pentlands is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. 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.
Electoral region [ edit ]
The other eight constituencies of the Lothian region are
Almond Valley, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, 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 Pentlands 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 Westminster ( House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies. [1 ]
The newly formed Edinburgh Pentlands uses the following electoral wards:
Members of the Scottish Parliament [ edit ]
Election results [ edit ]
2011 election reults [ edit ]
Liberal Democrats gained under 5% of the poll and thus lost their deposit
2007 election results [ edit ]
Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Edinburgh Pentlands [3 ]
Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A or denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.
David McLetchie 12,927
Sheila Gilmore 8,402
Ian McKee 8,234
Liberal Democrats Simon Clark
Independent - Margo McDonald
Scottish Senior Citizens
Adam Lyal's Witchery Tour Party
The Had Enough Party
Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers
Independent - Alex Scott
Independent - John Gibb Wilson
Independent - Duncan Thorp
Total Valid votes 34,377
2003 election results [ edit ]
1999 election results [ edit ]
^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland
^ Statement of Persons Nominated Edinburgh Council
^ Sub-constituency election results for the 2007 Scottish Parliament elections - data- Scotland Office; 30 April 2008; retrieved 5 April 2011
See also [ edit ]