Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

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Mid Scotland and Fife
Scottish Parliament
electoral region
Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Mid Scotland and Fife shown within Scotland
Created 1999
MSPs Scottish National Party 9
Labour 4
Conservative 2
Liberal Democrats 1
Constituencies Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
Cowdenbeath
Dunfermline
Kirkcaldy
Mid Fife and Glenrothes
North East Fife
Perthshire North
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
Stirling
Council areas Clackmannanshire
Fife
Perth and Kinross
Stirling

Mid Scotland and Fife is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. Nine of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 16 MSPs.

The Mid Scotland and Fife region shares boundaries with the Central Scotland, Highlands and Islands, North East Scotland and West of Scotland regions and is connected with the Lothian region by bridges across the Firth of Forth.

Constituencies and council areas[edit]

2011-present[edit]

As a result of the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries the boundaries for the region and constituencies were redrawn for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

Constituency Map
  1. Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
  2. Cowdenbeath
  3. Dunfermline
  4. Kirkcaldy
  5. Mid Fife and Glenrothes
  6. North East Fife
  7. Perthshire North
  8. Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
  9. Stirling
Mid Scotland and Fife ScottishParliamentRegionNumbered2011.png

1999-2011[edit]

The constituencies were created in 1999 with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in at that time.[1] The Holyrood constituencies cover all of three council areas,[2] the Clackmannanshire council area, the Fife council area and the Stirling council area, most of the Perth and Kinross council area and part of the Angus council area.

The rest of the Angus council area is within the North East Scotland electoral region.

Constituency Map
  1. Dunfermline East covers a south-western portion of the Fife council area.
  2. Dunfermline West covers a south-western area of the Fife council area, west of Dunfermline East.
  3. Fife Central covers a central portion of the Fife council area.
  4. Fife North East covers a north-eastern portion of the Fife council area.
  5. Kirkcaldy covers a southern portion of the Fife council area.
  6. North Tayside covers a northern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, and a northern portion of the Angus council area.
  7. Ochil covers the Clackmannanshire council area, a south-eastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, and a south-eastern portion of the Stirling council area.
  8. Perth covers a central portion of the Perth and Kinross council area.
  9. Stirling covers most of the Stirling council area.
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Election results[edit]

Members of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Constituency MSPs[edit]

Term Election Dunfermline East Dunfermline West Ochil Fife Central Kirkcaldy Fife North East North Tayside Perth Stirling
1st 1999 Helen Eadie
(Labour)
Scott Barrie
(Labour)
Richard Simpson
(Labour)
Henry McLeish
(Labour)
Marilyn Livingstone
(Labour)
Iain Smith
(LD)
John Swinney
(SNP)
Roseanna Cunningham
(SNP)
Sylvia Jackson
(Labour)
2nd 2003 George Reid
(SNP)
Christine May
(SNP)
3rd 2007 Jim Tolson
(LD)
Keith Brown
(SNP)
Tricia Marwick
(SNP)
Bruce Crawford
(SNP)
Term Election Cowdenbeath Dunfermline Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Mid Fife and Glenrothes Kirkcaldy North East Fife Perthshire North Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Stirling
4th 2011 Helen Eadie
(Labour)
Bill Walker
(SNP)
Keith Brown
(SNP)
Tricia Marwick
(SNP)
David Torrance
(SNP)
Roderick Campbell
(SNP)
John Swinney
(SNP)
Roseanna Cunningham
(SNP)
Bruce Crawford
(SNP)
2013 by Cara Hilton
(Labour)
2014 by Alex Rowley
(Labour)

Regional List MSPs[edit]

N.B. This table is for presentation purposes only

Parliament MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP
1st
(1999-2003)
Bruce Crawford
(SNP)
Tricia Marwick
(SNP)
George Reid
(SNP)
Keith
Raffan

(Lib Dem)
Keith
Harding

(Conservative)
Nick Johnston
(Conservative)
Brian Monteith
(Conservative)
Murdo Fraser
(Conservative)
2nd
(2003-07)
Mark
Ruskell

(Green)
Ted Brocklebank
(Conservative)
Andrew Arbuckle
(Lib Dem)
3rd
(2007-11)
Chris Harvie
(SNP)
John
Park

(Labour)
Claire Brennan-Baker
(Labour)
Richard Simpson
(Labour)
Elizabeth Smith
(Conservative)
4th
(2011-15)
Annabelle Ewing
(SNP)
Willie Rennie
(Lib Dem)
Jayne Baxter
Labour

2011 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 2011 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Mid Scotland and Fife
Constituency Elected member Result
Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Keith Brown SNP hold
Cowdenbeath Helen Eadie Labour hold
Dunfermline Bill Walker SNP gain from Liberal Democrats
Fife Mid and Glenrothes Tricia Marwick SNP hold
Fife North East Roderick Campbell SNP gain from Liberal Democrats
Kirkcaldy David Torrance SNP gain from Labour
Perthshire North John Swinney SNP hold
Perthshire South & Kinross-shire Roseanna Cunningham SNP hold
Stirling Bruce Crawford SNP gain from Labour

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Mid Scotland and Fife
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP Annabelle Ewing 1 ±0 116,691 45.2% +12.7%
Labour John Park
Claire Brennan-Baker
Richard Simpson
3 0 64,623 25.0% -2.1%
Conservative Murdo Fraser
Elizabeth Smith
2 -1 36,458 14.1% -1.5%
Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie 1 +1 15,103 5.9% -7.7%
Scottish Green 0 0 10,914 4.2% +0.5%
All Scotland Pensioners Party 0 0 4,113 1.6% -0.4
UKIP 0 0 2,838 1.1% +0.5%
Socialist Labour 0 0 1,771 0.7% +0.1%
BNP 0 0 1,726 0.7% -0.3%
Independent 0 0 1,446 0.6% N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 0 834 0.3% -0.1%
Scottish Christian 0 0 786 0.3% -0.3%
Christian Peoples 0 0 638 0.2% 0
Solidarity 0 0 202 0.1% -0.8%

2007 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows: In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Mid Scotland and Fife
Constituency Elected member Result
Dunfermline East Helen Eadie Labour
Dunfermline West Jim Tolson Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Fife Central Tricia Marwick SNP gain from Labour
Fife North East Iain Smith Liberal Democrats
Kirkcaldy Marilyn Livingstone Labour
North Tayside John Swinney SNP
Ochil Keith Brown SNP
Perth Roseanna Cunningham SNP
Stirling Bruce Crawford SNP gain from Labour

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Mid Scotland and Fife
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP Chris Harvie 1 -1 90,090 33.0% +10%
Labour John Park
Claire Brennan-Baker
Richard Simpson
3 +3 71,922 26.3% +1.0%
Conservative Murdo Fraser
Elizabeth Smith
Ted Brocklebank
3 ±0 44,341 16.2% -1.3%
Liberal Democrats 0 -1 36,195 13.2% +1.2%
Scottish Green 0 -1 10,318 3.8% -3.1%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 5,523 2.0% N/A
BNP 0 0 2,620 1.0% N/A
Solidarity 0 0 2,468 0.9% N/A
Scottish Christian 0 0 1,698 0.6% N/A
UKIP 0 0 1,587 0.6% -0.4%
Socialist Labour 0 0 1,523 0.6% -0.4%
Publican Party 0 0 1,309 0.5% N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 0 1,116 0.4% -4.2%
Scottish Voice 0 0 919 0.3% N/A
Christian Peoples 0 0 790 0.3% N/A
Free Scotland 0 0 664 0.2% N/A

2003 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Mid Scotland and Fife
Constituency Elected member Result
Dunfermline East Helen Eadie Labour
Dunfermline West Scott Barrie Labour
Fife Central Christine May Labour
Fife North East Iain Smith Liberal Democrats
Kirkcaldy Marilyn Livingstone Labour
North Tayside John Swinney SNP
Ochil George Reid SNP
Perth Roseanna Cunningham SNP
Stirling Sylvia Jackson Labour

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Mid Scotland and Fife
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 0 63,239 25.3% -8.0%
SNP Bruce Crawford
Tricia Marwick
2 −1 57,631 23.0% -5.7%
Conservative Murdo Fraser
Brian Monteith
Ted Brocklebank
3 ±0 43,941 17.6% -1.0%
Liberal Democrats Keith Raffan 1 ±0 30,112 12.0% -0.7%
Scottish Green Mark Ruskell 1 +1 17,147 6.9% +3.0%
Scottish Socialist 0 0 11,401 4.6% +3.6%
Scottish Pensioners 0 0 8,380 3.4% N/A
Fighting Scottish Hospital Closures 0 0 5,064 2.0% N/A
Save Local Hospitals 0 0 4,622 1.9% N/A
UKIP 0 0 2,355 0.9% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 0 2,273 0.9% -0.5%
Scottish People's 0 0 1,191 0.5% N/A
Christian Independent Alliance 0 0 1,064 0.4% N/A
Independent 0 0 996 0.4% N/A
Independent 0 0 637 0.3% N/A

Changes:

1999 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 1999 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Mid Scotland and Fife
Constituency Elected member Result
Dunfermline East Helen Eadie Labour win (new seat)
Dunfermline West Scott Barrie Labour win (new seat)
Fife Central Henry McLeish Labour win (new seat)
Fife North East Iain Smith Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Kirkaldy Marilyn Livingstone Labour win (new seat)
North Tayside John Swinney SNP win (new seat)
Ochil Richard Simpson Labour win (new seat)
Perth Roseanna Cunningham SNP win (new seat)
Stirling Sylvia Jackson Labour win (new seat)

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Mid Scotland and Fife
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 N/A 101,964 33.3% N/A
SNP George Reid
Bruce Crawford
Tricia Marwick
3 N/A 87,659 28.7% N/A
Conservative Keith Harding
Nick Johnston
Brian Monteith
3 N/A 56,719 18.6% N/A
Liberal Democrats Keith Raffan 1 N/A 38,896 12.7% N/A
Scottish Green 0 N/A 11,821 3.9% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 N/A 4,266 1.4% N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 N/A 3,044 1.0% N/A
ProLife Alliance 0 N/A 735 0.2% N/A
Natural Law 0 N/A 558 0.2% N/A

Changes:

  • Murdo Fraser replaced Nick Johnston, who had resigned from the Parliament on August 10, 2001 due to ill health. Fraser was next on the Conservative and Unionist list.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005. See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland.
  2. ^ Council areas are as defined in 1996, and may be subject to change after the next Scottish Parliament election.