Edinburgh Southern (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Edinburgh Southern shown within the Lothian electoral region and the region shown within Scotland|
|Created from||Edinburgh South|
|Council area||City of Edinburgh|
|Party||Scottish National Party|
Edinburgh Southern 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.
The other eight constituencies of the Lothian region are Almond Valley, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh Western, Linlithgow and Midlothian North and Musselburgh
Constituency boundaries and council area
The 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 Southern constituency was created as a result of the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries and largely replaced the Edinburgh South constituency.
For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, Edinburgh South was redrawn and renamed "Edinburgh Southern". The electoral wards used in this seat are:
- Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart, Meadows/Morningside, Southside/Newington (shared with Edinburgh Central)
- Liberton/Gilmerton, Portobello/Craigmillar (shared with Edinburgh Eastern)
- Sighthill/Gorgie shared with Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Pentlands)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||Jim Eadie||Scottish National Party|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Edinburgh Southern|
|Liberal Democrats||Mike Pringle||8,297||24.6||-11.8|
|SNP gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Edinburgh Southern|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing|
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