Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region)


Mid Scotland and Fife is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. Nine of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 16 MSPs.

Mid Scotland and Fife
electoral region
for the Scottish Parliament
Mid Scotland and Fife shown within Scotland
Population668,930 (2019)[1]
Current electoral region
Created1999
MSPsScottish National Party 8
Conservative 4
Labour 2
Liberal Democrats 1
Scottish Greens 1
Council areasClackmannanshire
Fife
Perth and Kinross
Stirling
ConstituenciesClackmannanshire and Dunblane
Cowdenbeath
Dunfermline
Kirkcaldy
Mid Fife and Glenrothes
North East Fife
Perthshire North
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
Stirling

The Mid Scotland and Fife region shares boundaries with the Central Scotland, Highlands and Islands, North East Scotland and West of Scotland regions and is connected with the Lothian region by bridges across the Firth of Forth.

Constituencies and council areas


2011–present

As a result of the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries the boundaries for the region and constituencies were redrawn for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

Map Constituency
  1. Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
  2. Cowdenbeath
  3. Dunfermline
  4. Kirkcaldy
  5. Mid Fife and Glenrothes
  6. North East Fife
  7. Perthshire North
  8. Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
  9. Stirling

1999–2011

The constituencies were created in 1999 with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in at that time.[2] The Holyrood constituencies cover all of three council areas,[3] the Clackmannanshire council area, the Fife council area and the Stirling council area, most of the Perth and Kinross council area and part of the Angus council area.

The rest of the Angus council area is within the North East Scotland electoral region.

Map Constituency
  1. Dunfermline East
    covers a south-western portion of the Fife council area.
  2. Dunfermline West
    covers a south-western area of the Fife council area, west of Dunfermline East.
  3. Fife Central
    covers a central portion of the Fife council area.
  4. Fife North East
    covers a north-eastern portion of the Fife council area.
  5. Kirkcaldy
    covers a southern portion of the Fife council area.
  6. North Tayside
    covers a northern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, and a northern portion of the Angus council area.
  7. Ochil
    covers the Clackmannanshire council area, a south-eastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, and a south-eastern portion of the Stirling council area.
  8. Perth
    covers a central portion of the Perth and Kinross council area.
  9. Stirling
    covers most of the Stirling council area.

Members of the Scottish Parliament


Members of the Scottish Parliament

Constituency MSPs

Term Election Dunfermline East Dunfermline West Ochil Fife Central Kirkcaldy Fife North East North Tayside Perth Stirling
1st 1999 Helen Eadie
(Labour)
Scott Barrie
(Labour)
Richard Simpson
(Labour)
Henry McLeish
(Labour)
Marilyn Livingstone
(Labour)
Iain Smith
(LD)
John Swinney
(SNP)
Roseanna Cunningham
(SNP)
Sylvia Jackson
(Labour)
2nd 2003 George Reid
(SNP)
Christine May
(SNP)
3rd 2007 Jim Tolson
(Lib Dem)
Keith Brown
(SNP)
Tricia Marwick
(SNP)
Bruce Crawford
(SNP)
Term Election Cowdenbeath Dunfermline Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Mid Fife and Glenrothes Kirkcaldy North East Fife Perthshire North Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Stirling
4th 2011 Helen Eadie
(Labour)
Bill Walker
(SNP)
Keith Brown
(SNP)
Tricia Marwick
(SNP)
David Torrance
(SNP)
Roderick Campbell
(SNP)
John Swinney
(SNP)
Roseanna Cunningham
(SNP)
Bruce Crawford
(SNP)
2013 by Cara Hilton
(Labour)
2014 by Alex Rowley
(Labour)
5th 2016 Annabelle Ewing
(SNP)
Shirley-Anne Somerville
(SNP)
Jenny Gilruth
(SNP)
Willie Rennie
(Lib Dem)
6th 2021 Jim Fairlie
(SNP)
Evelyn Tweed
(SNP)

Regional List MSPs

N.B. This table is for presentation purposes only

Parliament MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP
1st
(1999–2003)
Bruce Crawford
(SNP)
Tricia Marwick
(SNP)
George Reid
(SNP)
Keith
Raffan

(Lib Dem)
Keith
Harding

(Conservative)
Nick Johnston
(Conservative)
Brian Monteith
(Conservative)
Murdo Fraser
(Conservative)
2nd
(2003–07)
Mark Ruskell
(Green)
Ted Brocklebank
(Conservative)
Andrew Arbuckle
(Lib Dem)
3rd
(2007–11)
Chris Harvie
(SNP)
John Park
(Labour)
Claire Brennan-Baker
(Labour)
Richard Simpson
(Labour)
Liz Smith
(Conservative)
4th
(2011–16)
Annabelle Ewing
(SNP)
Willie Rennie
(Lib Dem)
Jayne Baxter
Labour
5th
(2016–)
Mark Ruskell
(Green)
Alex Rowley
(Labour)
Dean Lockhart
(Conservative)
Alexander Stewart
(Conservative)
6th
(2021–)

Election results


2021 Scottish Parliament election

Constituency results
2021 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
Constituency Elected member Result
Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Keith Brown SNP hold
Cowdenbeath Annabelle Ewing SNP hold
Dunfermline Shirley-Anne Somerville SNP hold
Kirkcaldy David Torrance SNP hold
Mid Fife and Glenrothes Jenny Gilruth SNP hold
North East Fife Willie Rennie Liberal Democrats hold
Perthshire North John Swinney SNP hold
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Jim Fairlie SNP hold
Stirling Evelyn Tweed SNP hold
Additional member results
2021 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife[4][5]
List Candidates Votes % ±
SNP Stefan Hoggan-Radu, John Swinney, Keith Brown, Annabelle Ewing, Jim Fairlie, David Torrance, Ross Cunningham, Fiona Sarwar, Moraig Henderson, Lee Robb, Rosemary Hunter 136,825 39.8 1.5
Conservative Murdo Fraser, Liz Smith, Dean Lockhart, Alexander Stewart, Roz McCall, Angus Forbes, Rhona Metcalfe, Darren Watt, Moira Benny, Kathleen Leslie, David MacPhee 85,909 25.0 0.2
Labour Claire Baker, Alex Rowley, Julie MacDougall, Craig Miller, Chris Kane, Ryan Smart, Ewan Dillon 52,626 15.3 2.3
Green Mark Ruskell, Mags Hall, Marion Robertson, Fiona McOwan, Scott Rutherford, Jeroen van Leeuwen, Elspeth MacLachlan, Paul Vallot, Amy Smith, Craig McCutcheon 28,654 8.3 2.2
Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie, Peter Barrett, Aude Boubaker-Calder, Julia Brown, Jane Liston, Fayzan Rehman, Aisha Mir 25,489 7.4 0.4
Alba Eva Comrie, Neale Hanvey, Jim Eadie, Stephanie Reilly 5,893 1.7 1.7
All for Unity Linda Holt, Imam Khan, Brian Henderson, Ian Stewart, James Glen, Graham Dawson, Michael Saint 2,578 0.7 0.7
Scottish Family Donald Marshall, Stephen Saunders, Davina Saunders, Anil Alexander, George Carratt, Linda Mair, Paul Lynch 1,920 0.6 0.6
Abolish the Scottish Parliament Ian Mann, John Duff 945 0.3 0.3
Freedom Alliance Lisa Brackenridge, Eren Sinclair, Stuart Cairns, Kathleen Elliott 837 0.2 0.2
Libertarian Calum Paul, George Morton 818 0.2 0.0
Reform UK Kenneth Morton, Victoria McCann, Otto Inglis, Alexander Black, Guy Addison, Karen Morton 808 0.2 0.2
UKIP Lynda Davis, Douglas Watters, George Cormack, Edward McNally 399 0.1 -1.7
Independent Martin James Keatings 230 0.1 0.1
Renew Bruce Henderson, Stefan Diesing 99 0.0 0.0
Independent Mercy Mugure Kamanja 29 0.0 0.0

2016 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2016 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results
2016 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
Constituency Elected member Result
Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Keith Brown SNP hold
Cowdenbeath Annabelle Ewing SNP gain from Labour
Dunfermline Shirley-Anne Somerville SNP hold
Kirkcaldy David Torrance SNP hold
Mid Fife and Glenrothes Jenny Gilruth SNP hold
North East Fife Willie Rennie Liberal Democrats gain from SNP
Perthshire North John Swinney SNP hold
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Roseanna Cunningham SNP hold
Stirling Bruce Crawford SNP hold
Additional member results
2016 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP 0 -1 120,128 41.3 -3.9
Conservative Murdo Fraser
Liz Smith
Alexander Stewart
Dean Lockhart
4 +2 73,293 25.2 +11.0
Labour Claire Brennan-Baker
Alex Rowley
2 -1 51,373 17.6 -7.4
Liberal Democrats 0 -1 20,401 7.0 +1.2
Green Mark Ruskell 1 +1 17,860 6.1 +1.9
UKIP 0 0 5,345 1.8 +0.7
RISE 0 0 1,073 0.4 N/A
Solidarity 0 0 1,049 0.4 +0.3
Libertarian 0 0 650 0.2 N/A

2011 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2011 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
Constituency Elected member Result
Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Keith Brown SNP hold
Cowdenbeath Helen Eadie Labour hold
Dunfermline Bill Walker SNP gain from Liberal Democrats
Kirkcaldy David Torrance SNP gain from Labour
Mid Fife and Glenrothes Tricia Marwick SNP hold
North East Fife Roderick Campbell SNP gain from Liberal Democrats
Perthshire North John Swinney SNP hold
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Roseanna Cunningham SNP hold
Stirling Bruce Crawford SNP gain from Labour
Additional member results
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP Annabelle Ewing 1 ±0 116,691 45.2 +12.7
Labour John Park
Claire Brennan-Baker
Richard Simpson
3 0 64,623 25.0 -2.1
Conservative Murdo Fraser
Liz Smith
2 -1 36,458 14.1 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie 1 +1 15,103 5.9 -7.7
Green 0 0 10,914 4.2 +0.5
All Scotland Pensioners Party 0 0 4,113 1.6 -0.4
UKIP 0 0 2,838 1.1 +0.5
Socialist Labour 0 0 1,771 0.7 +0.1
BNP 0 0 1,726 0.7 -0.3
Independent 0 0 1,446 0.6 N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 0 834 0.3 -0.1
Scottish Christian 0 0 786 0.3 -0.3
CPA 0 0 638 0.2 0
Solidarity 0 0 202 0.1 -0.8

2007 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows: In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results
2007 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
Constituency Elected member Result
Dunfermline East Helen Eadie Labour
Dunfermline West Jim Tolson Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Fife Central Tricia Marwick SNP gain from Labour
Fife North East Iain Smith Liberal Democrats
Kirkcaldy Marilyn Livingstone Labour
North Tayside John Swinney SNP
Ochil Keith Brown SNP
Perth Roseanna Cunningham SNP
Stirling Bruce Crawford SNP gain from Labour
Additional member results
2007 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP Chris Harvie 1 -1 90,090 33.0 +10.0
Labour John Park
Claire Brennan-Baker
Richard Simpson
3 +3 71,922 26.3 +1.0
Conservative Murdo Fraser
Liz Smith
Ted Brocklebank
3 ±0 44,341 16.2 -1.3
Liberal Democrats 0 -1 36,195 13.2 +1.2
Green 0 -1 10,318 3.8 -3.1
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 5,523 2.0 N/A
BNP 0 0 2,620 1.0 N/A
Solidarity 0 0 2,468 0.9 N/A
Scottish Christian 0 0 1,698 0.6 N/A
UKIP 0 0 1,587 0.6 -0.4
Socialist Labour 0 0 1,523 0.6 -0.4
Publican Party 0 0 1,309 0.5 N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 0 1,116 0.4 -4.2
Scottish Voice 0 0 919 0.3 N/A
CPA 0 0 790 0.3 N/A
Free Scotland Party 0 0 664 0.2 N/A

2003 Scottish Parliament election

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
Constituency Elected member Result
Dunfermline East Helen Eadie Labour
Dunfermline West Scott Barrie Labour
Fife Central Christine May Labour
Fife North East Iain Smith Liberal Democrats
Kirkcaldy Marilyn Livingstone Labour
North Tayside John Swinney SNP
Ochil George Reid SNP
Perth Roseanna Cunningham SNP
Stirling Sylvia Jackson Labour
Additional member results
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 0 63,239 25.3 -8.0
SNP Bruce Crawford
Tricia Marwick
2 −1 57,631 23.0 -5.7
Conservative Murdo Fraser
Brian Monteith
Ted Brocklebank
3 ±0 43,941 17.6 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Keith Raffan 1 ±0 30,112 12.0 -0.7
Green Mark Ruskell 1 +1 17,147 6.9 +3.0
Scottish Socialist 0 0 11,401 4.6 +3.6
Scottish Pensioners 0 0 8,380 3.4 N/A
Fighting Scottish Hospital Closures 0 0 5,064 2.0 N/A
Save Local Hospitals 0 0 4,622 1.9 N/A
UKIP 0 0 2,355 0.9 N/A
Socialist Labour 0 0 2,273 0.9 -0.5
Scottish People's 0 0 1,191 0.5 N/A
Christian Independent Alliance 0 0 1,064 0.4 N/A
Independent 0 0 996 0.4 N/A
Independent 0 0 637 0.3 N/A

Changes:

1999 Scottish Parliament election

In the 1999 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results
1999 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
Constituency Elected member Result
Dunfermline East Helen Eadie Labour win (new seat)
Dunfermline West Scott Barrie Labour win (new seat)
Fife Central Henry McLeish Labour win (new seat)
Fife North East Iain Smith Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Kirkaldy Marilyn Livingstone Labour win (new seat)
North Tayside John Swinney SNP win (new seat)
Ochil Richard Simpson Labour win (new seat)
Perth Roseanna Cunningham SNP win (new seat)
Stirling Sylvia Jackson Labour win (new seat)
Additional member results
1999 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Scotland and Fife
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
Labour 0 N/A 101,964 33.3 N/A
SNP George Reid
Bruce Crawford
Tricia Marwick
3 N/A 87,659 28.7 N/A
Conservative Keith Harding
Nick Johnston
Brian Monteith
3 N/A 56,719 18.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Keith Raffan 1 N/A 38,896 12.7 N/A
Green 0 N/A 11,821 3.9 N/A
Socialist Labour 0 N/A 4,266 1.4 N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 N/A 3,044 1.0 N/A
ProLife Alliance 0 N/A 735 0.2 N/A
Natural Law 0 N/A 558 0.2 N/A

Changes:

  • Murdo Fraser replaced Nick Johnston, who had resigned from the Parliament on 10 August 2001 due to ill health. Fraser was next on the Conservative and Unionist list.

Footnotes


  1. Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005. See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Council areas are as defined in 1996, and may be subject to change after the next Scottish Parliament election.
  4. Grimmond, Steve (31 March 2021). "Scottish Parliamentary election – regional contest Mid Scotland and Fife Region. Statement of persons and parties nominated and Notice of poll" (PDF). Clackmannanshire Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 May 2021. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  5. "Elections 2021: Mid Scotland and Fife". BBC News. Archived from the original on 20 May 2021. Retrieved 8 May 2021.