Edinburgh East and Musselburgh (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Edinburgh East and Musselburgh (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Scottish Parliament constituency infobox
Name = Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Type = burgh


Region = Lothians
Year = 1999
MSP = Kenny MacAskill
Party = Scottish National Party
Council = City of Edinburgh

Edinburgh East 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 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 North and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh South, Edinburgh West, Linlithgow, Livingston and Midlothian.

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

Constituency boundaries

The Edinburgh East and Musselburgh 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] "] .

Council areas

The Holyrood constituency covers an eastern portion of the City of Edinburgh council area and the Musselburgh portion of the East Lothian council area.

The rest of the city area is covered by five other constituencies, all also in the Lothians electoral region: Edinburgh South, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh North and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, and Edinburgh West, which are all entirely within the city area. Edinburgh East and Musselburgh has boundaries with the Edinburgh South constituency, the Edinburgh Central constituency and the Edinburgh North and Leith constituency.

The rest of the East Lothian area is covered by the East Lothian constituency, which is in the South of Scotland electoral region.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Kenny MacAskill
votes = 11,209
percentage = 37.4
change = +14.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Norman Murray
votes = 9,827
percentage = 32.8
change = -12.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Gillian Cole-Hamilton
votes = 5,473
percentage = 18.3
change = +9.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
candidate = Christine Wright
votes = 3,458
percentage = 11.5
change = -2.3
Election box majority
votes = 1,382
percentage = 4.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 29,967
percentage = 52.9
change = +4.3
Election box gain with party link
winner = Scottish National Party
loser = Scottish Labour Party
swing = +13.3

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Susan Deacon
votes = 12,655
percentage = 43.57
change = −2.62
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Kenny MacAskill
votes = 6,497
percentage = 22.37
change = −5.67
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = John Smart
votes = 3,863
percentage = 13.30
change = +0.86
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Gary Peacock
votes = 3,582
percentage = 12.33
change = +1.85
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Derek Durkin
votes = 2,447
percentage = 8.43
change = +6.55
Election box majority
votes = 6,158
percentage = 21.20
change = +3.05
Election box turnout
votes = 29,044
percentage = 50.33
change = −11.44
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Susan Deacon
votes = 17,086
percentage = 46.19
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Kenny MacAskill
votes = 10,370
percentage = 28.04
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Jeremey Balfour
votes = 4,600
percentage = 12.44
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Marjorie Thomas
votes = 4,100
percentage = 11.08
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Derrick White
votes = 697
percentage = 1.88
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 6,714
percentage = 18.15
change = N/A
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box gain from new with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing =

Footnotes

ee also

* Politics of Edinburgh


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