Stirling (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Stirling shown within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region and the region shown within Scotland|
|Party||Scottish National Party|
Stirling 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 Mid Scotland and Fife 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 Mid Scotland and Fife region are Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, North East Fife, Perthshire North, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of a pre-existing Westminster (House of Commons) constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster constituencies were generally replaced with new larger constituencies. The Stirling Westminster constituency was slightly enlarged.
The electoral wards used in the creation of Stirling were:
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2007||Bruce Crawford||Scottish National Party|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Stirling|
|Liberal Democrats||Graham Reed||1,296||4.3||-5.5|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+9.9|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Stirling|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Stirling|
|Liberal Democrats||Alex Cole-Hamilton||3,693||11.3||-0.3|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+9.4|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Stirling|
|Liberal Democrats||Kenyon Wright||3,432||11.6||+2.0|
|Scottish Socialist||Margaret Stewart||1,486||5.0||+5.0|
|Scottish People's||Keith Harding||642||2.2||+2.2|
|Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Stirling|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain MacFarlane||3,407||9.52||N/A|