Mid Fife and Glenrothes (Scottish Parliament constituency)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mid Fife and Glenrothes
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Mid Fife and Glenrothes.png
Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Mid Fife and Glenrothes shown within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created 2011
Party Scottish National Party
MSP Jenny Gilruth
Council area Fife

Mid Fife and Glenrothes 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, it is one of nine constituencies in the Mid Scotland and Fife 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.

Created in 2011, the constituency comprises most of the previous Central Fife constituency which was abolished for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

Electoral region[edit]

The other eight constituencies of the Mid Scotland and Fife region are Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, North East Fife, Perthshire North, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire and Stirling.

The region covers all of the Clackmannanshire council area, all of the Fife council area, all of the Perth and Kinross council area and all of the Stirling council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area[edit]

Fife is represented in the Scottish Parliament by five constituencies, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Mid Fife and Glenrothes and North East Fife.

The seat of Mid Fife and Glenrothes is formed from the following electoral wards:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2011 Tricia Marwick Presiding Officer (elected as Scottish National Party)
2016 Jenny Gilruth Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Mid Fife and Glenrothes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Jenny Gilruth 15,555 54.49 +2.19
Labour Kay Morrison 7,279 25.5 -10.88
Conservative Alex Stewart-Clark 4,427 15.51 +9.14
Liberal Democrats Jane-Ann Liston 1,286 4.5 +2.11
Majority 8,276 28.99 +13.09
Turnout 26,313 53.8 +4.6
SNP hold Swing +2.2%
Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Mid Fife and Glenrothes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Tricia Marwick 13,761 52.3 +7.9
Labour Claire Baker 9,573 36.4 +1.1
Conservative Allan Smith 1,676 6.4 -2.5
Scottish Senior Citizens Jim Parker 673 2.6 n/a
Liberal Democrats Callum Leslie 630 2.4 -8.9
Majority 4,188 15.9 +6.8
Turnout 26,313 48.6
SNP hold Swing +3.4%
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Mid Fife and Glenrothes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP 11,188 44.4
Labour 8,905 35.3
Liberal Democrats 2,841 11.3
Conservative 2,240 8.9
Majority 2,283 9.1


Preceded by
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Constituency or Region represented by the Presiding Officer
2011-2016
Succeeded by
West Scotland