Edinburgh North and Leith (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Edinburgh North and Leith|
|Former burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||City of Edinburgh|
|Replaced by||Edinburgh Northern and Leith|
Edinburgh North and Leith was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, however, it was 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, the constituency was largely replaced by Edinburgh Northern and Leith.
- See also Lothians Scottish Parliament region
The other eight constituencies of the Lothians region were Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh East and Musselburgh, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh South, Edinburgh West, Linlithgow, Livingston and Midlothian.
The Edinburgh North and Leith constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the same name and boundaries as an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish House of Commons constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.
The Holyrood constituency covered a northern portion of the City of Edinburgh council area. The rest of the city area was covered by five other constituencies, all also in the Lothians electoral region: Edinburgh East and Musselburgh, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh South, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh West.
Edinburgh North and Leith had boundaries with the Edinburgh East and Musselburgh constituency, the Edinburgh Central constituency and the Edinburgh West constituency.
The Edinburgh East and Musselburgh constituency also covered the Musselburgh portion of the East Lothian council area. The rest of the East Lothian area was covered by the East Lothian constituency, which was in the South of Scotland electoral region.
Edinburgh North and Leith included the wards of Broughton, Calton, Granton, Harbour, Lorne, New Town, Newhaven, Stockbridge, Trinity, and part of the Pilton ward, which is split with the Edinburgh West constituency. The wards were created in 1999, at the same time as the constituency, and was replaced with new wards in 2007, without change to constituency boundaries.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|1999||Malcolm Chisholm||Scottish Labour Party|
|2011||constituency abolished: replaced by Edinburgh Northern and Leith|
|Liberal Democrats||Dan Farthing||2,836||9.2||-17.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Mike Crockart||8,576||27.1||+10.4|
|Conservative||Ian Mowat||4,821||16.78||+ 3.05|
|Liberal Democrats||Sebastian Tombs||4,785||16.65||+ 5.65|
|Scottish Socialist||Bill Scott||2,584||8.99||+6.51|
|Liberal Democrats||Sebastian Tombs||4,039||11.02||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Ron Brown||907||2.48||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived September 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Statement of Persons Nominated Edinburgh Council