Edinburgh Northern and Leith (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Edinburgh Northern and Leith|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||City of Edinburgh|
|Created from||Edinburgh North and Leith|
Edinburgh Northern and Leith 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 Eastern, 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.
The Edinburgh North and Leith 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 House of Commons constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.
Since 2011, "Edinburgh Northern and Leith" has consisted of the electoral wards of:
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||Malcolm Chisholm||Scottish Labour Party|
|2016||Ben Macpherson||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Veart||1,779||4.8||-4.4|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing|
|Liberal Democrats||Dan Farthing||2,836||9.2||-17.7|
- 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