Edinburgh Eastern (Scottish Parliament constituency)
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Council area||City of Edinburgh|
|Created from||Edinburgh East and Musselburgh,|
Edinburgh Eastern 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 Lothian 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 Lothian region are Almond Valley, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh Southern, Edinburgh Western, Linlithgow and Midlothian North and Musselburgh
Constituency boundaries and council area
The City of Edinburgh is represented in the Scottish Parliament by five constituencies: Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh Southern and Edinburgh Western.
Edinburgh Eastern uses the following electoral wards:
- In full: Craigentinny/Duddingston
- In part: City Centre, Leith, Liberton/Gilmerton, Portobello/Craigmillar
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||Kenny MacAskill||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Cospatric d'Inverno||1,264||3.6||-0.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Veart||1,227||4.0||-12.2|