Midlothian North and Musselburgh (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Midlothian North and Musselburgh|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Created from||East Lothian,
Edinburgh East & Musselburgh,
Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale,
Midlothian North and Musselburgh 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.
Before the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, Midlothian was abolished, with the creation of two new constituencies called Midlothian North and Musselburgh and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.
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 Linlithgow.
Constituency boundaries and council area
Midlothian is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament, these are Midlothian North and Musselburgh and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, the latter is part of the South Scotland region.
From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the newly formed constituency of Midlothian North and Musselburgh is formed from the following electoral wards;
- In full: Musselburgh West, Musselburgh East and Carberry, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Midlothian East
- In part: Midlothian West (shared with Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|1999||Rhona Brankin||Scottish Labour Party|
As Midlothian North and Musselburgh
|2011||Colin Beattie||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Jacquie Bell||1,557||4.5||+0.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Younger||1,254||4.2||-9.6|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||7.6|