Edinburgh East and Musselburgh was 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 Lothians 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.
For the Scottish Parliament election, 2011, Edinburgh East and Musselburgh is abolished. The successor constituencies are
Edinburgh Eastern, and Midlothian North and Musselburgh.
Electoral region [ edit ]
See also Lothians Scottish Parliament region
The other eight constituencies of the Lothians region are
Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh North and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh South, Edinburgh West, Linlithgow, Livingston and Midlothian.
The region covers the
City of Edinburgh council area, the West Lothian council area, part of the Midlothian council area, and part of the East Lothian council area.
Constituency boundaries [ edit ]
The Edinburgh East and Musselburgh constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in
1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster ( House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies. 
From the Scottish Parliament election, 2011, Edinburgh East and Musselburgh will be abolished. Musselburgh will form part of a newly shaped
Midlothian North and Musselburgh, while eastern Edinburgh will be brought together into a newly named Edinburgh Eastern.
Council areas [ edit ]
The Holyrood constituency covers an eastern portion of the
City of Edinburgh council area and the Musselburgh portion of the East Lothian council area.
The rest of the city area is covered by five other constituencies, all also in the Lothians electoral region:
Edinburgh South, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh North and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, and Edinburgh West, which are all entirely within the city area. Edinburgh East and Musselburgh has boundaries with the Edinburgh South constituency, the Edinburgh Central constituency and the Edinburgh North and Leith constituency.
The rest of the East Lothian area is covered by the
East Lothian constituency, which is in the South of Scotland electoral region.
Member of the Scottish Parliament [ edit ]
Kenny MacAskill of the SNP, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, has represented the seat since the 2007 election. He was previously an MSP for the Lothians regional list from 1999 to 2007.
Election results [ edit ]
^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland
See also [ edit ]