North East Fife (UK Parliament constituency)

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North East Fife
County constituency
NorthEastFifeConstituency.svg
North East Fife shown within Scotland
Created: 1983
MP: Menzies Campbell
Party: Liberal Democrats
Type: House of Commons
Council areas: Fife
EP constituency: Scotland

North East Fife is a county constituency in Fife, Scotland, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom currently held by Sir Menzies Campbell, former leader of the Liberal Democrats. A slightly smaller constituency, also called North East Fife, is used by the Scottish Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

North East Fife in the region of Fife in Scotland has the River Tay on its northern coast, and the Firth of Forth to the south. Other notable population centres include Cupar, Newport-on-Tay, Newburgh, Auchtermuchty and Anstruther. The famous golf and university town of St. Andrews is in this constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Barry Henderson Conservative
1987 Menzies Campbell Liberal
1988 Liberal Democrats

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: North East Fife[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Huw Bell
Liberal Democrat Tim Brett
General Election 2010: North East Fife[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Menzies Campbell 17,763 44.3 −7.8
Conservative Miles Briggs 8,715 21.8 +2.3
Labour Mark Hood 6,869 17.1 +4.4
SNP Roderick Campbell 5,685 14.2 +3.8
UKIP Mike Scott-Hayward 1,032 2.6 +1.2
Majority 9,048 22.6
Turnout 40,064 63.6 +1.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing −5.0

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: North East Fife (new boundaries)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Menzies Campbell 20,088 52.1 N/A
Conservative Mike Scott-Hayward 7,517 19.5 N/A
Labour Tony King 4,920 12.8 N/A
SNP Roderick Campbell 4,011 10.4 N/A
Scottish Green James Park 1,071 2.8 N/A
UKIP Duncan Pickard 533 1.4 N/A
Scottish Socialist Jack Ferguson 416 1.1 N/A
Majority 12,571 32.6
Turnout 38,556 62.1 N/A

In 2005 the ward of Leven East was incorporated into this constituency from what was Central Fife.

General Election 2001: North East Fife
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Menzies Campbell 17,926 51.7 +0.4
Conservative Mike Scott-Hayward 8,190 23.6 −2.9
Labour Claire Brennan 3,950 11.4 +1.1
SNP Kris Murray-Browne 3,596 10.4 −0.5
Scottish Socialist Keith White 610 1.8 N/A
Legalise Cannabis Leslie Von Goetz 420 1.2 N/A
Majority 9,736 28.1
Turnout 34,692 56.0 −15.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.7

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: North East Fife
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Menzies Campbell 21,432 51.2 +4.8
Conservative Adam Bruce 11,076 26.5 −12.0
SNP Colin Welsh 4,545 10.8 +2.2
Labour Charles Milne 4,301 10.3 +4.8
Referendum Party William Nick Stewart 485 1.2 N/A
Majority 10,356 24.7 +16.8
Turnout 41,839 70.5 −7.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +8.4
General Election 1992: North East Fife
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Menzies Campbell 19,430 46.4 +1.6
Conservative Mary Scanlon 16,122 38.5 −2.7
SNP David Roche 3,589 8.6 +2.0
Labour Lynda Clark 2,319 5.5 −1.9
Scottish Green Tim Flynn 294 0.7
Liberal David Senior 85 0.2
Majority 3,308 7.9
Turnout 41,839 77.8 +1.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +2.1

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: North East Fife
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Menzies Campbell 17,868 44.8 +4.6
Conservative Barry Henderson 16,421 41.2 −4.9
Labour Tony M.E. Gannon 2,947 7.4 +0.9
SNP David Roche 2,616 6.6 −0.1
Majority 1,447 3.6
Turnout 39,852 76.2 +2.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing 4.8
General Election 1983: North East Fife
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Henderson 17,129 46.1 +3.1
Liberal Menzies Campbell 14,944 40.2 +17.2
SNP John Hulbert 2,442 6.6 -7.7
Labour David Caldwell 2,429 6.5 -13.4
Ecology T.G. Flint 242 0.6
Majority 2,185 5.9 -14.1
Turnout 37,186 73.7 -5.3
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 56°18′57″N 2°57′55″W / 56.31583°N 2.96528°W / 56.31583; -2.96528