Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

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Mid Scotland and Fife
electoral region
for the Scottish Parliament
Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Mid Scotland and Fife shown within Scotland
Current electoral region
Created 1999
MSPs Scottish National Party 9
Conservative 4
Labour 2
Liberal Democrats 1
Scottish Greens 1
Council areas Clackmannanshire
Fife
Perth and Kinross
Stirling
Constituencies Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
Cowdenbeath
Dunfermline
Kirkcaldy
Mid Fife and Glenrothes
North East Fife
Perthshire North
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
Stirling

Mid Scotland and Fife is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. Nine of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 16 MSPs.

Contents

The Mid Scotland and Fife region shares boundaries with the Central Scotland, Highlands and Islands, North East Scotland and West of Scotland regions and is connected with the Lothian region by bridges across the Firth of Forth.

Constituencies and council areas

2011–present

As a result of the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries the boundaries for the region and constituencies were redrawn for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

MapConstituency
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  1. Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
  2. Cowdenbeath
  3. Dunfermline
  4. Kirkcaldy
  5. Mid Fife and Glenrothes
  6. North East Fife
  7. Perthshire North
  8. Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
  9. Stirling

1999–2011

The constituencies were created in 1999 with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in at that time. [1] The Holyrood constituencies cover all of three council areas, [2] the Clackmannanshire council area, the Fife council area and the Stirling council area, most of the Perth and Kinross council area and part of the Angus council area.

The rest of the Angus council area is within the North East Scotland electoral region.

MapConstituency
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  1. Dunfermline East
    covers a south-western portion of the Fife council area.
  2. Dunfermline West
    covers a south-western area of the Fife council area, west of Dunfermline East.
  3. Fife Central
    covers a central portion of the Fife council area.
  4. Fife North East
    covers a north-eastern portion of the Fife council area.
  5. Kirkcaldy
    covers a southern portion of the Fife council area.
  6. North Tayside
    covers a northern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, and a northern portion of the Angus council area.
  7. Ochil
    covers the Clackmannanshire council area, a south-eastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, and a south-eastern portion of the Stirling council area.
  8. Perth
    covers a central portion of the Perth and Kinross council area.
  9. Stirling
    covers most of the Stirling council area.

Election results

Members of the Scottish Parliament

Constituency MSPs

TermElection Dunfermline East Dunfermline West Ochil Fife Central Kirkcaldy Fife North East North Tayside Perth Stirling
1st 1999 Helen Eadie
(Labour)
Scott Barrie
(Labour)
Richard Simpson
(Labour)
Henry McLeish
(Labour)
Marilyn Livingstone
(Labour)
Iain Smith
(LD)
John Swinney
(SNP)
Roseanna Cunningham
(SNP)
Sylvia Jackson
(Labour)
2nd 2003 George Reid
(SNP)
Christine May
(SNP)
3rd 2007 Jim Tolson
(Lib Dem)
Keith Brown
(SNP)
Tricia Marwick
(SNP)
Bruce Crawford
(SNP)
TermElection Cowdenbeath Dunfermline Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Mid Fife and Glenrothes Kirkcaldy North East Fife Perthshire North Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Stirling
4th 2011 Helen Eadie
(Labour)
Bill Walker
(SNP)
Keith Brown
(SNP)
Tricia Marwick
(SNP)
David Torrance
(SNP)
Roderick Campbell
(SNP)
John Swinney
(SNP)
Roseanna Cunningham
(SNP)
Bruce Crawford
(SNP)
2013 by Cara Hilton
(Labour)
2014 by Alex Rowley
(Labour)
5th 2016 Annabelle Ewing
(SNP)
Shirley-Anne Somerville
(SNP)
Jenny Gilruth
(SNP)
Willie Rennie
(Lib Dem)

Regional List MSPs

N.B. This table is for presentation purposes only

ParliamentMSPMSPMSPMSPMSPMSPMSP
1st
(1999–2003)
Bruce Crawford
(SNP)
Tricia Marwick
(SNP)
George Reid
(SNP)
Keith
Raffan

(Lib Dem)
Keith
Harding

(Conservative)
Nick Johnston
(Conservative)
Brian Monteith
(Conservative)
Murdo Fraser
(Conservative)
2nd
(2003–07)
Mark Ruskell
(Green)
Ted Brocklebank
(Conservative)
Andrew Arbuckle
(Lib Dem)
3rd
(2007–11)
Chris Harvie
(SNP)
John Park
(Labour)
Claire Brennan-Baker
(Labour)
Richard Simpson
(Labour)
Elizabeth Smith
(Conservative)
4th
(2011–16)
Annabelle Ewing
(SNP)
Willie Rennie
(Lib Dem)
Jayne Baxter
Labour
5th
(2016–)
Mark Ruskell
(Green)
Alex Rowley
(Labour)
Dean Lockhart
(Conservative)
Alexander Stewart
(Conservative)

Election results

2016 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2016 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
ConstituencyElected memberResult
Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Keith Brown SNP hold
Cowdenbeath Annabelle Ewing SNP gain from Labour
Dunfermline Shirley-Anne Somerville SNP hold
Kirkcaldy David Torrance SNP hold
Mid Fife and Glenrothes Jenny Gilruth SNP hold
North East Fife Willie Rennie Liberal Democrats gain from SNP
Perthshire North John Swinney SNP hold
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Roseanna Cunningham SNP hold
Stirling Bruce Crawford SNP hold

Additional member results

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
PartyElected candidatesSeats+/−Votes%+/−%
SNP 0-1120,12841.3-3.9
Conservative Murdo Fraser
Elizabeth Smith
Alexander Stewart
Dean Lockhart
4+273,29325.2+11.0
Labour Claire Brennan-Baker
Alex Rowley
2-151,37317.6-7.4
Liberal Democrats 0-120,4017.0+1.2
Scottish Green Mark Ruskell 1+117,8606.1+1.9
UKIP 005,3451.8+0.7
RISE 001,0730.4N/A
Solidarity 001,0490.4+0.3
Libertarian 006500.2N/A

2011 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2011 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

2011 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
ConstituencyElected memberResult
Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Keith Brown SNP hold
Cowdenbeath Helen Eadie Labour hold
Dunfermline Bill Walker SNP gain from Liberal Democrats
Kirkcaldy David Torrance SNP gain from Labour
Mid Fife and Glenrothes Tricia Marwick SNP hold
North East Fife Roderick Campbell SNP gain from Liberal Democrats
Perthshire North John Swinney SNP hold
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Roseanna Cunningham SNP hold
Stirling Bruce Crawford SNP gain from Labour

Additional member results

2011 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
PartyElected candidatesSeats+/−Votes%+/−%
SNP Annabelle Ewing 1±0116,69145.2+12.7
Labour John Park
Claire Brennan-Baker
Richard Simpson
3064,62325.0-2.1
Conservative Murdo Fraser
Elizabeth Smith
2-136,45814.1-1.5
Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie 1+115,1035.9-7.7
Scottish Green 0010,9144.2+0.5
All Scotland Pensioners Party004,1131.6-0.4
UKIP 002,8381.1+0.5
Socialist Labour 001,7710.7+0.1
BNP 001,7260.7-0.3
Independent 001,4460.6N/A
Scottish Socialist 008340.3-0.1
Scottish Christian 007860.3-0.3
Christian Peoples Alliance 006380.20
Solidarity 002020.1-0.8

2007 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows: In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
ConstituencyElected memberResult
Dunfermline East Helen Eadie Labour
Dunfermline West Jim Tolson Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Fife Central Tricia Marwick SNP gain from Labour
Fife North East Iain Smith Liberal Democrats
Kirkcaldy Marilyn Livingstone Labour
North Tayside John Swinney SNP
Ochil Keith Brown SNP
Perth Roseanna Cunningham SNP
Stirling Bruce Crawford SNP gain from Labour

Additional member results

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
PartyElected candidatesSeats+/−Votes%+/−%
SNP Chris Harvie 1-190,09033.0+10.0
Labour John Park
Claire Brennan-Baker
Richard Simpson
3+371,92226.3+1.0
Conservative Murdo Fraser
Elizabeth Smith
Ted Brocklebank
3±044,34116.2-1.3
Liberal Democrats 0-136,19513.2+1.2
Scottish Green 0-110,3183.8-3.1
Scottish Senior Citizens 005,5232.0N/A
BNP 002,6201.0N/A
Solidarity 002,4680.9N/A
Scottish Christian 001,6980.6N/A
UKIP 001,5870.6-0.4
Socialist Labour 001,5230.6-0.4
Publican Party001,3090.5N/A
Scottish Socialist 001,1160.4-4.2
Scottish Voice 009190.3N/A
Christian Peoples Alliance 007900.3N/A
Free Scotland 006640.2N/A

2003 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

2003 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
ConstituencyElected memberResult
Dunfermline East Helen Eadie Labour
Dunfermline West Scott Barrie Labour
Fife Central Christine May Labour
Fife North East Iain Smith Liberal Democrats
Kirkcaldy Marilyn Livingstone Labour
North Tayside John Swinney SNP
Ochil George Reid SNP
Perth Roseanna Cunningham SNP
Stirling Sylvia Jackson Labour

Additional member results

2003 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
PartyElected candidatesSeats+/−Votes%+/−%
Labour 0063,23925.3-8.0
SNP Bruce Crawford
Tricia Marwick
2−157,63123.0-5.7
Conservative Murdo Fraser
Brian Monteith
Ted Brocklebank
3±043,94117.6-1.0
Liberal Democrats Keith Raffan 1±030,11212.0-0.7
Scottish Green Mark Ruskell 1+117,1476.9+3.0
Scottish Socialist 0011,4014.6+3.6
Scottish Pensioners 008,3803.4N/A
Fighting Scottish Hospital Closures005,0642.0N/A
Save Local Hospitals004,6221.9N/A
UKIP 002,3550.9N/A
Socialist Labour 002,2730.9-0.5
Scottish People's 001,1910.5N/A
Christian Independent Alliance001,0640.4N/A
Independent 009960.4N/A
Independent 006370.3N/A

Changes:

1999 Scottish Parliament election

In the 1999 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
ConstituencyElected memberResult
Dunfermline East Helen Eadie Labour win (new seat)
Dunfermline West Scott Barrie Labour win (new seat)
Fife Central Henry McLeish Labour win (new seat)
Fife North East Iain Smith Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Kirkaldy Marilyn Livingstone Labour win (new seat)
North Tayside John Swinney SNP win (new seat)
Ochil Richard Simpson Labour win (new seat)
Perth Roseanna Cunningham SNP win (new seat)
Stirling Sylvia Jackson Labour win (new seat)

Additional member results

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
PartyElected candidatesSeats+/−Votes%+/−%
Labour 0N/A101,96433.3N/A
SNP George Reid
Bruce Crawford
Tricia Marwick
3N/A87,65928.7N/A
Conservative Keith Harding
Nick Johnston
Brian Monteith
3N/A56,71918.6N/A
Liberal Democrats Keith Raffan 1N/A38,89612.7N/A
Scottish Green 0N/A11,8213.9N/A
Socialist Labour 0N/A4,2661.4N/A
Scottish Socialist 0N/A3,0441.0N/A
ProLife Alliance 0N/A7350.2N/A
Natural Law 0N/A5580.2N/A

Changes:

  • Murdo Fraser replaced Nick Johnston, who had resigned from the Parliament on 10 August 2001 due to ill health. Fraser was next on the Conservative and Unionist list.

Footnotes

  1. Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005. See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine .
  2. Council areas are as defined in 1996, and may be subject to change after the next Scottish Parliament election.

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