Dunfermline (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Dunfermline East|
|Created from||Dunfermline Burghs|
There was also an earlier Dunfermline Burghs constituency, from 1918 to 1974.
The constituency was defined by the Second Periodical Review of the Boundary Commission, and first used in the February 1974 general election, as one of four constituencies covering the county of Fife. The other three constituencies were Central Fife, East Fife and Kirkcaldy.
In 1975 Scottish counties and burghs were abolished under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and replaced with two-tier regions and districts and unitary islands council areas. The Third Periodical Review took account of new local government boundaries, and results were implemented for the 1983 general election. The Dunfermline constituency was divided between new Dunfermline East and Dunfermline West constituencies.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Adam Hunter||Labour||previously MP for Dunfermline Burghs|
|1979||Dick Douglas||Labour Co-operative|
|1983||constituency abolished: see Dunfermline East and Dunfermline West|
|Labour win (new seat)|