Livingston (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Former county constituency|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||West Lothian|
For the Scottish Parliament election, 2011, Livingston was expanded and renamed Almond Valley
- See also Lothians Scottish Parliament region
Constituency boundaries and council area
The Livingston 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.
Following their First Periodic review of constituencies to the Scottish Parliament in time for the 2011 elections, the Boundary Commission for Scotland recommended alterations to the existing Livingston and Linlithgow constituencies.
Livingston was effectively abolished, replaced by a newly formed Almond Valley seat. This constituency takes in the Livingston, East Calder, Fauldhouse, Breich Valley, and Seafield areas. A newly shaped Linlithgow constituency was formed from the Linlithgow, Broxburn, Blackburn, Whitburn, and Armadale areas.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2007||Angela Constance||Scottish National Party|
|2011||Constituency abolished; see Almond Valley|
|Action to Save St John's Hospital||Ernie Walker||2,814||8.5||+8.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Evan Bell||2,158||6.5||-2.4|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul McGreal||2,714||8.9||+1.1|
|Scottish Socialist||Robert Richard||1,640||5.4||+5.4|
|Scottish People's||Stephen Milburn||371||1.2||1.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Oliver||2,834||7.75||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine