Dunfermline East (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath
Dunfermline & West Fife
|Created from||Central Fife
Dunfermline East was a burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.
The constituency was created for the 1983 general election from parts of the seats of Central Fife and Dunfermline. It was abolished for the 2005 general election as part of a major revision in the composition of parliamentary constituencies in Scotland.
Most of Dunfermline East and its neighbouring constituency Kirkcaldy now make up the new seat of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. The remaining parts of the seat were moved to the new Dunfermline and West Fife and Glenrothes constituencies.
1983-1997: The Dunfermline District electoral divisions of Aberdour/Dalgety Bay/North Queensferry, Ballingry/Lochore, Cowdenbeath/Gray Park, Dunfermline/Rosyth, Hill of Beath/Crossgates/Cowdenbeath, Inverkeithing/Rosyth, Kelty/Lumphinnans, and Lochgelly, and the Kirkcaldy District electoral division of Auchterderran.
1997-2005: The Dunfermline District electoral divisions of Aberdour and Mossside, Benarty and Lumphinans, Cowdenbeath, Dalgety Bay, Inverkeithing and North Queensferry, Kelty, Lochgelly, and Rosyth East and South, and the Kirkcaldy District electoral division of Cardenden and Kinglassie.
Members of Parliament
The constituency's only MP was Gordon Brown of the Labour Party, who was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1992 to 1997 and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007, when he became Prime Minister.
Elections of the 1980s
|Liberal||David Traill Harcus||7,214||20.1||N/A|
|SNP||George Allan Hunter||2,573||7.2||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|Liberal||Elizabeth Bruce Anderson Harris||4,122||10.5||−9.6|
|SNP||Mrs. Alice McGarry||3,901||10.0||+2.8|
Elections of the 1990s
|Conservative||Mark E. Tennant||6,248||16.5||+1.7|
|SNP||John V. Lloyd||5,746||15.1||+5.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs. Teresa Martin Little||2,262||6.0||−4.5|
|SNP||John James Ramage||5,690||15.6||+0.5|
|Conservative||Iain Grant Mitchell||3,656||10.0||−6.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Jim Tolson||2,164||5.9||−0.1|
Elections of the 2000s
|SNP||Johnny Joseph James Mellon||4,424||14.7||−0.8|
|Conservative||Stuart Roy Randall||2,838||9.4||−0.6|
|Liberal Democrat||John Maciver Mainland||2,281||7.6||+1.7|
|Scottish Socialist||Andrew Jackson||770||2.6||N/A|
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Constituency represented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath