Linlithgow and East Falkirk (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°59′35″N 3°39′47″W / 55.993°N 3.663°W / 55.993; -3.663

Linlithgow and East Falkirk
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Linlithgow and East Falkirk in Scotland.
Subdivisions of Scotland Falkirk/West Lothian
Current constituency
Created 2005
Member of parliament Michael Connarty (Labour)
Created from Falkirk East
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Linlithgow and East Falkirk is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, created for use in the 2005 general election. It replaced most of Falkirk East and Linlithgow.

The constituency covers the eastern portion of the Falkirk council area and the western portion of the West Lothian council area.


The constituency was formed for the United Kingdom general election, 2005. It comprises communities from West Lothian and Falkirk burghs. These comprise Armadale, Avonbridge, Bathgate, Blackness, Blackridge, Boghall, Bo'ness, Brightons, Grangemouth, Greenrigg, Linlithgow, Philpstoun, Reddingmuirhead, Rumford, Slamannan, Torphichen, Westfield, Whitburn and Whitecross.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
2005 Michael Connarty Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sandy Batho[2]
Labour Michael Connarty[2]
SNP Martyn Day[2]
Liberal Democrats Emma Farthing-Sykes[3]
UKIP Alistair Forrest[2]
National Front Neil McIvor[2]
General Election 2010: Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Connarty 25,634 49.8 +2.1
SNP Tam Smith 13,081 25.4 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Stephen Glenn 6,589 12.8 −2.5
Conservative Andrea Stephenson 6,146 11.9 +0.1
Majority 12,553 24.4
Turnout 51,540 63.6 +3.1
Labour hold Swing +0.1

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Connarty 22,121 47.7 −4.1
SNP Gordon Guthrie 10,919 23.5 −1.9
Liberal Democrat Stephen Glenn 7,100 15.3 +5.2
Conservative Michael Veitch 5,486 11.8 +2.0
Scottish Socialist Ally Hendry 763 1.6 −0.5
Majority 11,202 24.1
Turnout 46,389 60.5 +3.8
Labour hold Swing −1.1