Cowdenbeath (Scottish Parliament constituency)


Cowdenbeath (Scottish Parliament constituency)
Cowdenbeath
Scottish Parliament
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Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Cowdenbeath shown within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
Council area Fife

Cowdenbeath 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 the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Cowdenbeath was formerly part of the old Dunfermline East constituency which was abolished from 2011.

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Electoral region

See also Mid Scotland and Fife Scottish Parliament region

Constituency boundaries and council area

The new constituency of Cowdenbeath is formed from the following electoral wards:

Constituency profile

Member of the Scottish Parliament

As Dunfermline East

Election Member Party
1999 Helen Eadie Labour
2003
2007

As Cowdenbeath

Election Member Party
2011 Helen Eadie Scottish Labour Party

Election results

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Cowdenbeath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Eadie 11,926 46.5 +3.4
SNP Ian Chisholm 10,679 41.6 +13.1
Conservative Belinda Don 1,792 7.0 -7.2
Liberal Democrats Keith Legg 997 3.9 -10.3
Land Party Mick Heenan 276 1.1 n/a
Majority 1,247 4.9
Turnout 25,670 46.9
Labour hold Swing -4.8%


Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Dunfermline East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Eadie 10,995 44.8 -5.2
SNP Ewan Dow 7,002 28.5 +10.1
Conservative Graeme Brown 3,718 15.1 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Karen Utting 2,853 11.6 +5.4
Majority 3,993 16.3
Turnout 24,568 48.1 +2.9
Labour hold Swing -7.6
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Dunfermline East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Eadie 11,552 49.9 -6.0
SNP Janet Law 4,262 18.4 -8.2
Conservative Stuart Randall 2,485 10.7 +0.9
Independent Campaign for Local Hospital Services Brian Walker Stewart 1,890 8.2 +8.2
Scottish Socialist Linda Graham 1,537 6.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Rodger Spillane 1,428 6.2 -1.5
Majority 7,290 31.5
Turnout 23,154 45.2
Labour hold Swing +15.8
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Dunfermline East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Eadie 16,574 55.89 N/A
SNP David McCarthy 7,877 26.56 N/A
Conservative Carrie Ruxton 2,931 9.88 N/A
Liberal Democrats Fred Lawson 2,276 7.67 N/A
Majority 8,697 29.33
Turnout 29,658
Labour hold Swing

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