Linlithgow (Scottish Parliament constituency)
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Council area||West Lothian|
Linlithgow 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 Northern and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh Southern, Edinburgh Western and Midlothian North and Musselburgh
Constituency boundaries and council area
The Linlithgow 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.
The electoral wards used in this seat are:
- In full: Linlithgow, Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh, Bathgate and Armadale, Blackridge
- In part: Whitburn, Blackburn (shared with Almond Valley)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|Liberal Democrats||Dan Farthing-Sykes||1,319||3.4||+0.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Jennifer Lang||1,015||3.0||-4.6|
|National Front||Michael Coyle||558||1.6||N/A|
Liberal Democrats and National Front both gained under 5% of the vote and thus lost their deposit
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Oliver||2,232||7.5||-0.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Oliver||2,093||7.57||-0.25|
|Scottish Socialist||Steven Nimmo||1,367||4.94||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||John Barrett||2,643||7.82||+1.94|
|Independent||Irene Overstone||415||1.23||+ 1.23|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.