Stirling (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Not to be confused with Stirling (UK Parliament constituency).
Stirling
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
Stirling (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Stirling shown within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 1999
MSP Bruce Crawford
Council area Stirling
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.

Electoral region[edit]

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.

The region covers all of the Clackmannanshire council area, all of the Fife council area, all of the Perth and Kinross council area and all of the Stirling council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area[edit]

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.[1] The Stirling Westminster constituency was slightly enlarged.

The rest of Stirling is represented by the Clackmannanshire and Dunblane constituency.

The electoral wards used in the creation of Stirling were:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Sylvia Jackson Labour
2003
2007 Bruce Crawford Scottish National Party
2011

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Stirling
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Bruce Crawford 14,858 48.9 +16.1
Labour John Hendry 9,188 30.2 -3.8
Conservative Neil Benny 4,610 15.2 -6.6
Liberal Democrats Graham Reed 1,296 4.3 -5.5
Independent Jack Black 454 1.5 +1.5
SNP gain from Labour Swing +9.9
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Stirling
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 10,934 34.0
SNP 10,545 32.8
Conservative 7,012 21.8
Liberal Democrats 3,152 9.8
Others 502 1.6
Majority 389 1.2
Labour hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Stirling
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Bruce Crawford 10,447 32.0 +13.0
Labour Sylvia Jackson 9,827 30.1 -5.9
Conservative Bob Dalrymple 8,081 24.8 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Alex Cole-Hamilton 3,693 11.3 -0.3
Peace Liz Law 557 1.8 +1.8
Majority 620 1.9
Turnout 32,625 62.3 +5.4
SNP gain from Labour Swing +9.4
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Stirling
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sylvia Jackson 10,661 36.0 -2.0
Conservative Brian Monteith 7,781 26.2 +0.6
SNP Bruce Crawford 5,645 19.0 -7.8
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
Majority 2,880 9.7
Turnout 29,647 56.9
Labour hold Swing -2.0
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Stirling
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sylvia Jackson 13,533 37.80 N/A
SNP Annabelle Ewing 9,522 26.68 N/A
Conservative Brian Monteith 9,158 25.58 N/A
Liberal Democrats Iain MacFarlane 3,407 9.52 N/A
Independent Simon Kilgour 155 0.43 N/A
Majority 3,981 11.12 N/A
Turnout 35,805
Labour hold Swing N/A

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland