Linlithgow (Scottish Parliament constituency)


Linlithgow (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Scottish Parliament constituency infobox
Name = Linlithgow
Type = county


Region = Lothians
Year = 1999
MSP = Mary Mulligan
Party = Labour
Council = West Lothian

Linlithgow 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 Lothians 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.

Electoral region

:"See also "Lothians Scottish Parliament region

The other eight constituencies of the Lothians region are Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh East and Musselburgh, Edinburgh North and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh South, Edinburgh West, Livingston and Midlothian.

The region covers the City of Edinburgh council area, the West Lothian council area, the Midlothian council area, and part of the East Lothian council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

The Linlithgow constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies [See [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ "The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland] "] .

The Holyrood constituency is one of two covering the West Lothian council area, the other being Livingston, east and south of the Linlithgow constituency.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Mary Mulligan
votes = 12,715
percentage = 42.9
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Fiona Hyslop
votes = 11,565
percentage = 39.0
change = +4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Donald Cameron
votes = 3,125
percentage = 10.5
change = -0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Martin Oliver
votes = 2,232
percentage = 7.5
change = -0.1
Election box majority
votes = 1,150
percentage = 3.9
change = -3.2
Election box turnout
votes = 29,637
percentage = 52.7
change = 1.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing = -3.2

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Mary Mulligan
votes = 11,548
percentage = 41.77
change = -3.36
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Fiona Hyslop
votes = 9,578
percentage = 34.65
change = -1.82
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Gordon Lindhurst
votes = 3,059
percentage = 11.07
change = +1.72
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Martin Oliver
votes = 2,093
percentage = 7.57
change = -0.25
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Steven Nimmo
votes = 1,367
percentage = 4.94
change = +4.94
Election box majority
votes = 1,970
percentage = 7.13
change = -1.54
Election box turnout
votes = 27,645
percentage = 51.09
change = -11.17
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing = -3.36

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Mary Mulligan
votes = 15,247
percentage = 45.13
change = -9.01
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Stewart Stevenson
votes = 12,319
percentage = 36.47
change = +9.66
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Gordon Lindhurst
votes = 3,158
percentage = 9.35
change = -3.17
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = John Barrett
votes = 2,643
percentage = 7.82
change = +1.94
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Irene Overstone
votes = 415
percentage = 1.23
change = + 1.23
Election box majority
votes = 2,928
percentage = 8.66
change = -18.67
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing = -9.01

Members of the Scottish Parliament

*1999 - : Mary Mulligan, Labour

Footnotes


* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2007/scottish_parliment/html/374.stm 2007 election result]


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