Marilyn Livingstone

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Marilyn Livingstone
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Kirkcaldy
In office
6 May 1999 – 22 March 2011
Preceded by new constituency
Succeeded by David Torrance
Personal details
Born (1952-09-30) 30 September 1952 (age 64)
Political party Labour Co-operative

Marilyn Livingstone (born 30 September 1952) is a Scottish Labour Co-operative politician, who served as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Kirkcaldy constituency from 1999−2011.

Before her election in 1999 she was the head of the Business School at Fife College.[1] She was also a councillor on Kirkcaldy District Council and Fife Council. She won re-election from the Kirkcaldy constituency in the 2003 and 2007 elections,

In the 2011 election she was unsuccessful, losing to the Scottish National Party's David Torrance by 182 votes.[2]

Electoral History[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Kirkcaldy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP David Torrance 12,579 45.2 +11.9
Labour Marilyn Livingstone 12,397 44.6 -0.5
Conservative Ian McFarlane 2,007 7.2 -1.3
Liberal Democrats John Mainland 820 2.9 -10.1
Majority 182 0.7
Turnout 27,803 46.0
SNP gain from Labour Swing +6.2
Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Kirkcaldy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marilyn Livingstone 10,627 43.9 -2.8
SNP Chris Harvie 8,005 33.1 +8.4
Liberal Democrats Alice Soper 3,361 13.9 +2.9
Conservative David Potts 2,202 9.1 -1.5
Majority 2,622 10.8
Turnout 24,195 47.7
Labour hold Swing -5.6%
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Kirkcaldy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marilyn Livingstone 10,235 46.7 -1.5
SNP Colin Welsh 5,411 24.7 -7.7
Liberal Democrats Alex Cole-Hamilton 2,417 11.0 +1.8
Conservative Mike Scott-Hayward 2,332 10.6 +0.4
Scottish Socialist Rudi Vogels 1,544 7.0 +7.0
Majority 4,824 22.0 N/A
Turnout 21,939 44.2
Labour hold Swing -4.6%
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Kirkcaldy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marilyn Livingstone 13,645 48.14 N/A
SNP Stewart Hosie 9,170 32.35 N/A
Conservative Mike Scott-Hayward 2,907 10.26 N/A
Liberal Democrats John Mainland 2,620 9.24 N/A
Majority 4,475 15.79 N/A
Turnout 28,342
Labour hold Swing N/A

References[edit]

Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Constituency Created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Kirkcaldy
1999-2011
Succeeded by
David Torrance