Edinburgh North and Leith (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Edinburgh North and Leith (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Scottish Parliament constituency infobox
Name = Edinburgh North and Leith
Type = burgh


Region = Lothians
Year = 1999
MSP = Malcolm Chisholm
Party = Labour
Council = City of Edinburgh

Edinburgh North and Leith 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 regionThe other eight constituencies of the Lothians region are Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh East and Musselburgh, 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 North and Leith 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 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 Boundary Commission for Scotland made initial proposals to review the constituency in early 2008. These proposals would add to the constituency areas to the east of Easter Road and contiguous with Leith Links, but would remove the New Town, most of Stockbridge, and Pilton. These proposals are being consulted on and may be reviewed before being implemented before the 2011 election.

Council area

The Holyrood constituency covers a northern portion of the City of Edinburgh council area. The rest of the city area is covered by five other constituencies, all also in the Lothians electoral region: Edinburgh East and Musselburgh, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh South, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh West.

Edinburgh North and Leith has boundaries with the Edinburgh East and Musselburgh constituency, the Edinburgh Central constituency and the Edinburgh West constituency.

The Edinburgh East and Musselburgh constituency also covers the Musselburgh portion of the East Lothian council area. The rest of the East Lothian area is covered by the East Lothian constituency, which is in the South of Scotland electoral region.

Wards

Edinburgh North and Leith includes the wards of Broughton, Calton, Granton, Harbour, Lorne, New Town, Newhaven, Stockbridge, Trinity, and part of the Pilton ward, which is split with the Edinburgh Central constituency. The wards were created in 1999, at the same time as the constituency, and are due to be replaced with new wards in 2007, without change to constituency boundaries.

Description of the constituency

Edinburgh North and Leith is an urban constituency. It includes Granton, Leith, New Town, Newhaven, Stockbridge, Trinity and a part of the Pilton area.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Malcolm Chisholm
votes = 11,020
percentage = 34.8
change = -3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Mike Crockart
votes = 8,576
percentage = 27.1
change = +10.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Davie Hutchison
votes = 8,044
percentage = 25.4
change = +6.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Iain Whyte
votes = 4,045
percentage = 12.8
change = -4.0
Election box majority
votes = 2,444
percentage = 7.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 31,685
percentage = 52.8
change = +4.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Malcolm Chisholm
votes = 10,979
percentage = 38.21
change = −8.73
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Anne Dana
votes = 5,565
percentage = 19.37
change = −5.34
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Ian Mowat
votes = 4,821
percentage = 16.78
change = + 3.05
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Sebastian Tombs
votes = 4,785
percentage = 16.65
change = + 5.65
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Bill Scott
votes = 2,584
percentage = 8.99
change = +6.51
Election box majority
votes = 5,414
percentage = 18.84
change = −2.27
Election box turnout
votes = 28,734
percentage = 47.49
change = −10.70
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
candidate = Malcolm Chisholm
votes = 17,203
percentage = 46.94
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Anne Dana
votes = 9,467
percentage = 25.83
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
candidate = Jamie Sempill
votes = 5,030
percentage = 13.73
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
candidate = Sebastian Tombs
votes = 4,039
percentage = 11.02
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Ron Brown
votes = 907
percentage = 2.48
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 7,736
percentage = 21.11
change = N/A
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish Labour Party
loser =
swing =

Footnotes

ee also

* Politics of Edinburgh
* Members of the Scottish Parliament, 2003-2007


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