Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions from 2011
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As a result of the first periodical review of Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) constituencies, new constituencies and additional member regions of the Scottish Parliament were introduced for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election. The D'Hondt method is used, as previously, in the allocation of additional member seats.
The Scottish Parliament (Constituencies) Act 2004 required the commission to review boundaries of all constituencies except Orkney and Shetland (which cover, respectively, the Orkney Islands council area and the Shetland Islands council area) so that the area covered by the reviewed constituencies continues to be covered by a total of 71 constituencies.
The Orkney and Shetland constituencies were taken into account, however, in review of boundaries of the additional member regions.
Final recommendations followed public consultations and a series of local inquiries, and the terms of the 2004 act required final recommendations to be submitted in a report to the Secretary of State for Scotland not later than 30 June 2010.
- 1 Boundary changes
- 2 Historical representation by party
- 3 References
For the purposes of the review the Boundary Commission for Scotland must take into account the boundaries of the local government council areas. In order to do this some council areas were grouped together, the largest of these groupings of provisional proposals consisted of four of Scotland's 32 council areas the smallest only containing one. Constituencies created in 1999 were based on Scottish Westminster constituencies that were created in 1997 and they in turn were based on the boundaries of local government regions and districts and islands areas that existed at the time, but since have been abolished and replaced with the council areas.
Following their proposal processes the Commission published their Final Recommendations. All the review processes were completed with the outlined constituencies below no longer due for alteration.
The Boundary Commission also recommended changes to the electoral regions used to elect "list" members of the Scottish Parliament. The recommendations can be summarised below;
Historical representation by party
|Glasgow Govan / Glasgow Southside (2011)||Jackson||Sturgeon|
|Glasgow Rutherglen / Rutherglen (2011)||Hughes||Kelly||Haughey|
|Glasgow Maryhill / Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (2011)||Ferguson||Doris|
|Glasgow Springburn / Glasgow Provan (2011)||Martin||McKee|
|Glasgow 1||Gibson||P. Harvie|
|Glasgow 5||Sheridan||-->||Kidd||D. Smith||McNeill|
|Glasgow 6||R. Brown||McTaggart||Tomkins|
|Glasgow 7||Aitken||R. Davidson||Wells|
Highlands and Islands
Lothian / Lothians (1999-2011)
Mid Scotland and Fife
|Dunfermline East (1999-2011)||Eadie|
|Dunfermline West (1999-2011)||Barrie||Tolson|
|Clackmannanshire and Dunblane / Ochil (1999-2011)||R. Simpson||Reid||K. Brown|
|Mid Fife and Glenrothes / Fife Central (1999-2011)||McLeish||May||Marwick||Gilruth|
|North East Fife||I. Smith||R. Campbell||Rennie|
|Perthshire North / North Tayside (1999-2011)||Swinney|
|Perthshire South and Kinross-shire / Perth (1999-2011)||Cunningham|
|Mid Scotland and Fife 1||Crawford||C. Harvie||A. Ewing||Ruskell|
|Mid Scotland and Fife 2||Marwick||Park||Baxter||Rowley|
|Mid Scotland and Fife 3||Reid||Ruskell||Brennan-Baker|
|Mid Scotland and Fife 4||Raffan||Arbuckle||R. Simpson||Lockhart|
|Mid Scotland and Fife 5||Harding||Brocklebank||Rennie||A. Stewart|
|Mid Scotland and Fife 6||Johnston||Fraser|
|Mid Scotland and Fife 7||Monteith||E. Smith|
North East Scotland
South of Scotland / South Scotland (2011)
West of Scotland / West Scotland (2011)
|Strathkelvin and Bearsden||Galbraith||Fitzpatrick||Turner||Whitton||McLeod||R. Mackay|
|Clydebank and Milngavie||McNulty||Paterson|
|Paisley South / Renfrewshire South (2011)||Henry||Arthur|
|Paisley North / Paisley (2011)||Alexander||G. Adam|
|West Renfrewshire / Renfrewshire North and West (2011)||Godman||D. MacKay|
|Greenock and Inverclyde||McNeil||McMillan|
|Cunninghame North||A. Wilson||K. Gibson|
|West of Scotland 1 / West Scotland 1 (2011)||C. Campbell||Maxwell||Greer|
|West of Scotland 2 / West Scotland 2 (2011)||Ullrich||Martin||McMillan||Macintosh|
|West of Scotland 3 / West Scotland 3 (2011)||Quinan||McFee||W. Wilson||Fee|
|West of Scotland 4 / West Scotland 4 (2011)||McLeod||F. Curran||Paterson||Bibby|
|West of Scotland 5 / West Scotland 5 (2011)||R. Finnie||McDougall||Greene|
|West of Scotland 6 / West Scotland 6 (2011)||Goldie||Golden|
|West of Scotland 7 / West Scotland 7 (2011)||Young||Tosh||Carlaw||Corry|
- "First Periodical Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries". Boundary Commission for Scotland. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
- "Review of Constituencies at the Scottish Parliament" (PDF) (Press release). Boundary Commission for Scotland website. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
- "Constituency boundaries reviewed". BBC News. 3 July 2007.
- "Provisional proposals for constituencies for the Scottish Parliament" (PDF) (Press release). Scottish Office. 14 February 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
- "First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries. Public Consultation (map)" (PDF). Boundary Commission for Scotland. Retrieved 3 July 2016.