Glenrothes (UK Parliament constituency)


Glenrothes (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Glenrothes


Type = County
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = Fife
Year = 2005
MP = "Vacant"
Party = "Vacant"
EP = Scotland

Glenrothes is a British Parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons. It was created for the 2005 general election. The seat has been vacant since the death of John MacDougall on 13 August 2008cite news|url= http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7557933.stm|title= MP MacDougall dies after illness|first=|last= |publisher=BBC News |date=13 August 2008] , and a by-election will be called on 6 November 2008cite news|url= http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7655805.stm|title= Glenrothes by-election date set |first=|last= |publisher=BBC News |date=6 October 2008] .

Boundaries

The current boundaries centre on Glenrothes itself, moving south and west to include Cardenden, and the extreme western section of Kirkcaldy. The northern and western areas include Leslie, and Markinch. In the east, the seat contains Kennoway and Methil.

History

Glenrothes was created for the 2005 general election, mostly replacing Central Fife, but incorporating small parts of Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline East.

Members of Parliament

Elections

Election box begin
title=General Election, 5 May 2005
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John MacDougall
votes = 19,395
percentage = 51.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = John Beare
votes = 8,731
percentage = 23.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Elizabeth Riches
votes = 4,728
percentage = 12.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Belinda Don
votes = 2,651
percentage = 7.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Scottish Pensioners Party
candidate = George Rodger
votes = 716
percentage = 1.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Morag Balfour
votes = 705
percentage = 1.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Paul Smith
votes = 440
percentage = 1.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,664
percentage = 28.5
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 37,366
percentage = 56.1
change = "N/A"

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