Cowdenbeath (Scottish Parliament constituency)
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
Cowdenbeath 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, it is one of nine constituencies in the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
Cowdenbeath was formerly part of the Dunfermline East constituency which was abolished in 2011.
The other eight constituencies of the Mid Scotland and Fife region are Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, North East Fife, Perthshire North, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire and Stirling.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The constituency of Cowdenbeath is formed from the following electoral wards:
- In full: Rosyth, Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly, Cardenden and Crossgates
- In part: The Lochs (shared with Dunfermline)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||Helen Eadie||Scottish Labour Party|
|2014||Alex Rowley||Scottish Labour Party|
|2016||Annabelle Ewing||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Bryn Jones||1,904||3.68||-0.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Jade Holden||425||2.12||-1.78|
|The Victims Final Right||Stuart Graham||187||0.93||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Keith Legg||997||3.9||−10.3|
|Land Party||Mick Heenan||276||1.1||n/a|
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