Livingston (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°53′38″N 3°31′01″W / 55.894°N 3.517°W / 55.894; -3.517

Livingston
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
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Lothians 1999 (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Livingston shown within the Lothians electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 1999
Abolished 2011
Council area West Lothian

Livingston was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election.

For the Scottish Parliament election, 2011, Livingston was expanded and renamed Almond Valley

Electoral region[edit]

See also Lothians Scottish Parliament region

Constituency boundaries and council area[edit]

The Livingston 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]

Boundary review[edit]

See Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions from 2011

Following their First Periodic review of constituencies to the Scottish Parliament in time for the 2011 elections, the Boundary Commission for Scotland recommended alterations to the existing Livingston and Linlithgow constituencies.

Livingston was effectively abolished, replaced by a newly formed Almond Valley seat. This constituency takes in the Livingston, East Calder, Fauldhouse, Breich Valley, and Seafield areas. A newly shaped Linlithgow constituency was formed from the Linlithgow, Broxburn, Blackburn, Whitburn, and Armadale areas.

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Bristow Muldoon Labour
2003
2007 Angela Constance Scottish National Party
2011 Constituency abolished; see Almond Valley

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Livingston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Angela Constance 13,159 39.6 +8.0
Labour Bristow Muldoon 12,289 37.0 -6.6
Action to Save St John's Hospital Ernie Walker 2,814 8.5 +8.5
Conservative David Brown 2,804 8.4 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Evan Bell 2,158 6.5 -2.4
Majority 870 2.6
Turnout 33,224 50.0 +3.3
SNP gain from Labour Swing
Scottish Parliament Election 2003: Livingston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bristow Muldoon 13,327 43.6 -3.7
SNP Peter Johnston 9,657 31.6 -5.1
Conservative Lindsay Paterson 2,848 9.3 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Paul McGreal 2,714 8.9 +1.1
Scottish Socialist Robert Richard 1,640 5.4 +5.4
Scottish People's Stephen Milburn 371 1.2 1.2
Majority 3,670 12.0
Turnout 30,557 46.7
Labour hold Swing +0.7
Scottish Parliament Election 1999: Livingston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bristow Muldoon 17,313 47.34 N/A
SNP Greg McCarra 13,409 36.67 N/A
Conservative Douglas Younger 3,014 8.24 N/A
Liberal Democrats Martin Oliver 2,834 7.75 N/A
Majority 3,904 10.67
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

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